Both the 1943 copper Lincoln cent and 1944 steel Lincoln penny are worth an incredible amount of money because they’re so rare. They’re worth far more than the famous 1909-S VDB penny – the rarest regular-issue Lincoln cent: The 1944 steel penny is worth between $75,000 and $110,000, depending on its condition.Why is the 1944 steel penny worth so much?
The 1944 steel wheat penny is worth between $75,000 and $110,000, depending on its condition, while the 1943 copper wheat penny is worth between $150,000 and $200,000. The high numismatic values of these coins are the result of their extreme rarity; both coins are the result of printing errors, and thus very few examples exist of either.Is a 1944 wheat penny worth anything?
According to the USA Coin Book, the collector's value of a 1944 copper Wheat Penny ranges from 9 cents to $3.79. The coin's grade determines its value to coin collectors. A coin with moderate wear but whose design is legible is likely to be graded as "fine" (worth 9 cents).