1919 D Wheat Penny

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1919 D Wheat Penny in average condition to be worth 75 cents, while one in mint state could be valued around $350.00. - Last updated: March, 09 2023

1919 D Wheat Penny
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  • Year: 1919
  • Mint Mark: D
  • Type: Wheat Penny
  • Price: 75 cents-$350.00+
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 57,154,000
  • Edge: Smooth


The Lincoln Wheat Cent was produced from 1909 to 1958. It gets its name from the two ears of wheat on the reverse of the coin. In 1919 all pennies were made of 95% copper and 5% zinc. With over 392 million of these issued across all three mints you are likely to stumble upon this coin in various conditions.

With any of these old wheat cents the most coveted of colors is the RD (Red). Check out the guide below to see if your coin is Red, Red Brown, or Brown.

1919 Copper Penny Color Guide

Copper Penny Color Guide


  • Diameter: 19.05 mm (0.75 inches)
  • Thickness: 1.55 mm (0.061 inches)
  • Weight: 3.11 grams (0.11 ounces)

Mintage Numbers (see graph below)

  • 1919 Philadelphia (no mint mark): 392,021,000 minted
  • 1919 D Denver: 57,154,000 minted
  • 1919-S San Francisco: 139,760,000 minted


1919 Wheat Penny errors include but are not limited to, off center strikes, struck on foreign planchets, and cracked dies.

Did you know?

President Lincoln was a wrestler in his youth. According to historical accounts only lost 1 out of 300 matches. He was also known for his physical strength and was said to have once lifted a 300-pound rock.

Mintage Numbers

Production Chart

How much is a 1919 D Wheat Penny worth?

This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 75 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $350 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1919, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

If you are a fan of coin roll hunting or just want to learn more about wheat pennys then search or scroll below to find the most valuable and rarest in this series.

Most Valuable

The most valuable Wheat Penny's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Wheat Penny 1924 S $12k
Wheat Penny 1922 D $6k
Wheat Penny 1914 D $5.6k
Wheat Penny 1914 S $3.2k
Wheat Penny 1913 S $2k
Wheat Penny 1918 S $2k
Wheat Penny 1924 D $2k
Wheat Penny 1925 S $1.8k
Wheat Penny 1912 S $1.5k
Wheat Penny 1913 D $1.5k
Wheat Penny 1920 S $1.5k
Wheat Penny 1915 S $1.2k
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
Image Name Mint Worth

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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Wheat Penny's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Wheat Penny?

Name Produced
1931 S 866,000
1914 D 1,193,000
1909 S 1,825,000
1924 D 2,520,000
1911 S 4,026,000
1914 S 4,137,000
1912 S 4,431,000
1931 D 4,480,000
1926 S 4,550,000
1935 D 4,700,000
1915 S 4,833,000
1910 S 6,045,000
1913 S 6,101,000
1933 D 6,200,000
1922 D 7,160,000
1923 S 8,700,000
1932 9,062,000
1912 D 10,411,000
1932 D 10,500,000
1924 S 11,696,000
Name Produced

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