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How Much Is My 1943 Silver Wheat Penny Worth?

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James Milford answered
If you’ve got a 1943 silver wheat penny, you may be wondering if you’re sitting on a gold mine! There is some confusion about the value of these coins - that’s because there are two versions of a 1943 wheat penny…one is silver and one is copper. The silver version is not actually very rare or valuable - in fact, a typical 1943 silver wheat penny is only worth about ten or eleven cents in today’s coin-trading circles. However, the copper versions of the 1943 wheat pennies are quite valuable indeed - these pennies were minted by accident, and are therefore very hard to find. A typical copper wheat penny from 1943 will fetch around $10,000 at auction.

As you can see, many people spot a 1943 silver wheat penny and think they’ve hit the jackpot - people get the two types of wheat pennies mixed up. If your penny does have a traditional, less-rare silver finish, it will make a fine collectible - however, it won’t make you rich any time soon. Getting your hands on the copper version can be quite lucrative - if you’re lucky enough to find one or inherit one, you should be careful about getting the best possible price for your valuable, rare coin.

Your silver wheat penny was minted during World War II; it’s crafted of steel, with zinc plating. Pennies are generally made from copper, but the rigors of wartime required massive amounts of copper for other purposes, such as wire and radios. This is why this run of silver wheat pennies was made only from steel. The rare exceptions crafted from copper are considered anomalies, and they are very collectible due to their exclusivity. It’s possible to get as much as fifteen cents for each silver wheat penny cast in 1943 - however, there are already plenty of these coins for sale in the marketplace.
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Anonymous answered
In recent years a 1943 a silver wheat penny is sold around 73,000 dollars. In a recent auction it was sold for 112,000 dollars.
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kenny mcmillin answered
They are not made of silver they are made of steel and are worth only 4 cents
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Anonymous answered
From what I have read about the 1943 wheat pennies, if one of that year sold for $73000 or $112,000 it had to have been a copper one not the steel/silver one. As I have read where a man payed like $122k for copper 1943 Wheat.
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Anonymous answered
73,000 or more but don't scratch it or clean it too much couse it looses value but don't trust just any one with this things ; )
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Well what I read (google) it said that if circulated they were 12-15 cents and if uncirculated  they were 50 cents or more.
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Anonymous answered
I have one. It is worth approximately 7.5million dollars ex ept I sold it for 8million
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I have a whole bag of 1943 lead pennys a magnet wont pick up I can't find out what they are worth either they all say they are steel but I know they are not they were in my granpas things

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