From Half Cents to Large Cents to Indian and Lincoln penny values, all are rising. For example, wheat pennies 1909-1958 are worth 2 cents each for common dates in the 40s and 50s.
Circulated and worn Indian pennies sell easily between $1 to $3. If any of your coins are in better than "Good" condition, collectors and dealers become very interested and your penny values increase rapidly.
How much are some of these old coins worth? One of the famous rarities, the 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent is a $290 coin and always in demand. Seldom found, it is a true rarity, although a box of old pennies with coins dated earlier than 1940, contains many valued at a dollar or more.
All your old penny values from Half Cents to Lincoln Cents are indexed here. Follow the links to value charts listing all dates, mintmarks and varieties.
Note: To arrive at an accurate value, each series includes grading images to help determine the condition of your coins. See more about the importance of proper grading below.
Half Cent Values | All Half Cents are Rare
The many collectors that specialize in Half Cents continually seek additions to their collections. Find any in your box and the value is $35 or more. The better condition coins demand even higher prices. All dates are covered on the Half Cent values chart.
American Large Cent Values
Another great American coin that specialists study intensely and avidly collect. Large cents are worth from $18 to many thousands. Carefully examine your coins for condition. Check the value list for rare dates and varieties. Many large cents in nice condition with abundant detail remaining, are easily a $50 find.
Flying Eagle Pennies | Discover Their Worth
Valuable because they are so popular. Flying Eagle penny values are quickly approaching $20 each and rise depending on date and condition. 1856 through 1858 cents stand out as sought after collector coins because of the bold flying eagle design. And they represent the introduction of the modern small cent size.
The Value of an Indian Penny | Very Solid
A very popular coin, everyone understands and has heard of an Indian Head penny. Common dates are now worth $1 to $2 each. Many collectors are building collections and putting a heavy demand on the rare dates and better condition coins. Compare your coins to the values chart.
Lincoln Penny Value | On the Rise
The early dates and higher condition coins are on the move. Some are not as common as once believed. Their prices are climbing to reflect the demand. A quick look at the value chart shows a big change in how much your box of old pennies is worth. Condition is also playing an increasing role.
2 Cent Coin Value | Stable
The 2 cent coin value is steadily increasing over the long term. Admittedly not the most popular coin, however those collecting the series are very serious. When the right coin is available and is needed for their collection, none hesitate to pay.
Of all your coins, the one in the nicest condition is probably the most valuable. Dealers and collectors are always looking for a more desirable coin and this usually means one in a better "Grade."
"Grade" is a rating measure assigned to the different stages of wear a coin experiences as it circulates.
Coin values are listed by Grade. Ranging from a heavily worn coin in the "Good" grade, to an "Uncirculated" coin, one in brand new condition showing no signs of wear.
Let's follow the changing condition and value of a 1919-S penny. Note: The "S" located under the date, indicates it was produced at the San Francisco Mint.
Like all "S" mints from the teens its value increases exponentially as the condition improves.
The first coin pictured, a rather worn example graded "Good" condition is worth 50 cents.
Next is a pleasing, although still worn "Extremely Fine" penny valued a $4.65. However...
The coin and the condition, collectors truly want? And they make no secret about it. The "Uncirculated" 1919-S, elusive to find this nice. Easily worth over $40.
From 50 cents to $4.65 to $40, 1919-S penny values advance strongly depending upon condition.
Each different series contain images to help define condition and grades for each of your coins.
Selling Wheat Pennies and Receiving the Highest Price
Separate your old wheat pennies into the main value groups - different decades, mintmarks, rare dates and importantly condition. Preparing and selling wheat pennies for the best value is possible.
Finding Rare Pennies
Discover the rare pennies in your box of old coins. The search is both interesting and exciting. From rare dates to rare very small details, if they are in your box you will find the rare pennies.
Old US Penny Values are Rising
Coin values are determined by using the grading images to judge condition then checking the date and values on the charts provided. Discover all the rare varieties, dates and mintmarks.
Coin Value Guide Update
The Coin Value Guide covers US coin series from Half Cents to $20 gold coins. For more background information showing how values listed in the guide are determined and getting the most value from the guide, here is a quick, behind the scene look.
Safe Coin Storage | Recommendations
Recommendations on basic supplies that greatly improve coin storage. Providing for safe handling, preserving of value and organizing your box of old coins.
Coin Values Discovery finds...
All old US coin values. The home page is an excellent index, quickly leading to the major coin series. From Cents to Gold. Easily sort and value your coins, an important step in preparing for selling and finding coin buyers.