Most Valuable US Pennies - Highest Value 1 Cent Coins

USA Coin Book has compiled a list of the most valuable US pennies ever known. For this list, we are only including small cents: Flying Eagle Cents, Indian Head Pennies, Lincoln Wheat Pennies, Lincoln Memorial Cents, and Lincoln Shield Cents. In addition, we are NOT factoring in the prices for Proof versions of these pennies (unless the Proof version is an error coin or an unusual variety). We are using our database of virtually every US coin ever produced (6,000+ coins) based on year, mint mark, major varieties, errors and their associated price values to come up with a list of the top most valuable pennies known. Our most valuable pennies list includes coins starting in 1856 up to the present (2022) - including rare penny errors and rare varieties that could still actually be found in pocket change. This list and the prices are current as of 2022. Estimated coin prices and values in our database are updated twice per year.

The purpose of this page is to provide coin valuation data to collectors, investors, the media, and anyone interested learning what the most valuable pennies and one cent coins are. Visitors can click on the links in the list below to view larger images of both sides of the coins (mint mark locations, error/variety diagnosis, etc), detailed pricing data for various conditions/grades of the coins, mintage figures, metal composition, history and other encyclopedic information regarding each individual coin.

Image Coin Value
<b>1943-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Bronze/Copper 1943-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Bronze/Copper $2,251,252
<b>1944-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Steel Cent 1944-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Steel Cent $1,110,923
<b>1943-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Bronze/Copper 1943-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Bronze/Copper $579,631
<b>1943 Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Bronze/Copper 1943 Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Bronze/Copper $399,635
<b>1958 Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Doubled-Die Obverse 1958 Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Doubled-Die Obverse $219,521
<b>1944-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Steel Cent 1944-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Steel Cent $60,537
<b>1944 Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Steel Cent 1944 Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Steel Cent $57,109
<b>1888 Indian Head Cent Penny: Last 8 Over 7 1888 Indian Head Cent Penny: Last 8 Over 7 $39,064
<b>1922-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: No D Mint Mark 1922-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: No D Mint Mark $30,724
<b>1856 Flying Eagle Cent Penny 1856 Flying Eagle Cent Penny $24,633
<b>1955 Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Doubled-Die Obverse 1955 Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Doubled-Die Obverse $17,057
<b>1873 Indian Head Cent Penny: Double Liberty 1873 Indian Head Cent Penny: Double Liberty $15,118
<b>1858 Flying Eagle Cent Penny: 8 Over 7 1858 Flying Eagle Cent Penny: 8 Over 7 $11,083
<b>1917 Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Doubled Die Obverse 1917 Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Doubled Die Obverse $6,504
<b>1877 Indian Head Cent Penny 1877 Indian Head Cent Penny $5,126
<b>1914-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1914-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $3,764
<b>1936 Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Doubled Die Obverse 1936 Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Doubled Die Obverse $2,524
<b>1909-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: VDB 1909-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: VDB $2,277
<b>1943-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Steel Cent - Boldy Doubled Mintmark 1943-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Steel Cent - Boldy Doubled Mintmark $1,713
<b>1872 Indian Head Cent Penny: Shallow N 1872 Indian Head Cent Penny: Shallow N $1,388
<b>1909-S Indian Head Cent Penny 1909-S Indian Head Cent Penny $1,318
<b>1894 Indian Head Cent Penny: Double Date 1894 Indian Head Cent Penny: Double Date $1,268
<b>1869 Indian Head Cent Penny: 9 Over 9 1869 Indian Head Cent Penny: 9 Over 9 $1,226
<b>1971 Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: Doubled Die Obverse 1971 Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: Doubled Die Obverse $1,134
<b>1871 Indian Head Cent Penny: Shallow N 1871 Indian Head Cent Penny: Shallow N $1,082
<b>1857 Flying Eagle Cent Penny 1857 Flying Eagle Cent Penny $1,027
<b>1858 Flying Eagle Cent Penny: Large Letters 1858 Flying Eagle Cent Penny: Large Letters $1,027
<b>1858 Flying Eagle Cent Penny: Small Letters 1858 Flying Eagle Cent Penny: Small Letters $1,027
<b>1870 Indian Head Cent Penny: Shallow N 1870 Indian Head Cent Penny: Shallow N $1,027
<b>1870 Indian Head Cent Penny: Bold N 1870 Indian Head Cent Penny: Bold N $970
<b>1922-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Weak D 1922-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: Weak D $910
<b>1871 Indian Head Cent Penny: Bold N 1871 Indian Head Cent Penny: Bold N $909
<b>1872 Indian Head Cent Penny: Bold N 1872 Indian Head Cent Penny: Bold N $847
<b>1869 Indian Head Cent Penny 1869 Indian Head Cent Penny $784
<b>1944-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: D Over S 1944-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: D Over S $752
<b>1972 Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: Doubled Die Obverse 1972 Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: Doubled Die Obverse $721
<b>1859 Indian Head Cent Penny: Laurel Wreath Reverse Without Shield 1859 Indian Head Cent Penny: Laurel Wreath Reverse Without Shield $657
<b>1864 Indian Head Cent Penny: With L 1864 Indian Head Cent Penny: With L $657
<b>1946-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: S Over D 1946-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: S Over D $632
<b>1860 Indian Head Cent Penny: Pointed Bust 1860 Indian Head Cent Penny: Pointed Bust $631
<b>1873 Indian Head Cent Penny: Closed 3 1873 Indian Head Cent Penny: Closed 3 $607
<b>1992-D Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: Close AM 1992-D Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: Close AM $558
<b>1999 Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: Wide AM 1999 Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: Wide AM $558
<b>1886 Indian Head Cent Penny: Type 2 1886 Indian Head Cent Penny: Type 2 $558
<b>1960-D Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: D Over D - Small Date Over Large Date 1960-D Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: D Over D - Small Date Over Large Date $558
<b>1914-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1914-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $525
<b>1867 Indian Head Cent Penny 1867 Indian Head Cent Penny $454
<b>1908-S Indian Head Cent Penny 1908-S Indian Head Cent Penny $454
<b>1983 Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: Doubled Die Reverse 1983 Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: Doubled Die Reverse $440
<b>1923-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1923-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $435
<b>1866 Indian Head Cent Penny 1866 Indian Head Cent Penny $418
<b>1876 Indian Head Cent Penny 1876 Indian Head Cent Penny $418
<b>1878 Indian Head Cent Penny 1878 Indian Head Cent Penny $418
<b>1909-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: S over horizontal S 1909-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny: S over horizontal S $416
<b>1868 Indian Head Cent Penny 1868 Indian Head Cent Penny $410
<b>1909-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1909-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $409
<b>1924-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1924-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $399
<b>1926-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1926-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $371
<b>1861 Indian Head Cent Penny 1861 Indian Head Cent Penny $371
<b>1873 Indian Head Cent Penny: Open 3 1873 Indian Head Cent Penny: Open 3 $371
<b>1864 Indian Head Cent Penny 1864 Indian Head Cent Penny $343
<b>1875 Indian Head Cent Penny 1875 Indian Head Cent Penny $293
<b>1874 Indian Head Cent Penny 1874 Indian Head Cent Penny $285
<b>1886 Indian Head Cent Penny: Type 1 1886 Indian Head Cent Penny: Type 1 $285
<b>1860 Indian Head Cent Penny 1860 Indian Head Cent Penny $285
<b>1912-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1912-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $285
<b>1912-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1912-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $273
<b>1915-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1915-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $264
<b>1911-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1911-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $264
<b>1984 Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: Doubled Die Ear 1984 Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny: Doubled Die Ear $259
<b>1913-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1913-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $256
<b>1924-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1924-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $256
<b>1925-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1925-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $227
<b>1862 Indian Head Cent Penny 1862 Indian Head Cent Penny $227
<b>1863 Indian Head Cent Penny 1863 Indian Head Cent Penny $227
<b>1885 Indian Head Cent Penny 1885 Indian Head Cent Penny $227
<b>1921-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1921-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $217
<b>1931-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1931-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $215
<b>1918-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1918-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $205
<b>1920-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1920-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $205
<b>1913-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1913-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $198
<b>1916-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1916-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $198
<b>1922-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1922-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $188
<b>1917-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1917-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $177
<b>1864 Indian Head Cent Penny: No L 1864 Indian Head Cent Penny: No L $169
<b>1865 Indian Head Cent Penny 1865 Indian Head Cent Penny $169
<b>1916-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1916-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $169
<b>1879 Indian Head Cent Penny 1879 Indian Head Cent Penny $160
<b>1918-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1918-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $160
<b>1927-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1927-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $160
<b>1880 Indian Head Cent Penny 1880 Indian Head Cent Penny $148
<b>1911-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1911-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $140
<b>1888 Indian Head Cent Penny 1888 Indian Head Cent Penny $140
<b>1926-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1926-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $140
<b>1917-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1917-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $140
<b>1910-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1910-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $135
<b>1915-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1915-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $135
<b>1884 Indian Head Cent Penny 1884 Indian Head Cent Penny $135
<b>1919-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny 1919-S Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny $131
<b>1894 Indian Head Cent Penny 1894 Indian Head Cent Penny $131



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