# 1944 penny

Could you give me the value of a 1944 penny

 N0help4u Posts: 16,954, Reputation: 9423 Uber Member #2 Aug 15, 2009, 10:08 AM
Is it copper or steel?
 Clough Posts: 27,302, Reputation: 8524 Uber Member #3 Aug 15, 2009, 03:21 PM
Hi, Trevor Easton!

Also, what is the mint mark on it and do you know the graded condition of it?

Thanks!
 mathtutor Posts: 30, Reputation: 5 Junior Member #4 Aug 15, 2009, 03:26 PM
Well, not to give you a short answer, but the answer to your question is "whatever a collector is willing to pay for it." What kind of condition is it in, does it have a mint mark, is it some sort of misfit (these are very rare), etc. For a penny of average condition from that era I'd say probably \$.02 or \$.03.
 mathtutor Posts: 30, Reputation: 5 Junior Member #5 Aug 15, 2009, 03:27 PM
Quote:
 Originally Posted by N0help4u Is it copper or steel?
To my knowledge, steel pennies were only minted during 1943.
 N0help4u Posts: 16,954, Reputation: 9423 Uber Member #6 Aug 15, 2009, 03:31 PM
Conversely, in 1944, a few steel cents were minted as a consequence of leftover steel planchets joining the flow of copper planchets.

So, 1943 copper cents and 1944 steel cents are off-metal strikings. These are the most famous of all mint errors. Moreover, as there are no extremely rare dates in the Lincoln Cent series, wealthy collectors often collect certain errors ‘as if’ these were regular issues and include them in sets of Lincoln Cents

World War 2 Penny Errors Star at ANA Convention, Part 1: 1943-S Copper trades on the bourse floor : Coin Collecting News
 mathtutor Posts: 30, Reputation: 5 Junior Member #7 Aug 15, 2009, 03:50 PM
Quote:
 Originally Posted by N0help4u Conversely, in 1944, a few steel cents were minted as a consequence of leftover steel planchets joining the flow of copper planchets. So, 1943 copper cents and 1944 steel cents are off-metal strikings. These are the most famous of all mint errors. Moreover, as there are no extremely rare dates in the Lincoln Cent series, wealthy collectors often collect certain errors as if these were regular issues and include them in sets of Lincoln Cents World War 2 Penny Errors Star at ANA Convention, Part 1: 1943-S Copper trades on the bourse floor : Coin Collecting News
Interesting info ; I didn't know that.

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