1924 Wheat Penny

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1924 Wheat Penny in average condition to be worth 75 cents, while one in mint state could be valued around $500.00. - Last updated: March, 03 2023

1924 Wheat Penny
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  • Year: 1924
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Wheat Penny
  • Price: 75 cents-$500.00+
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 75,178,000
  • Edge: Smooth

Notes: The 1924 D and the 1924 S are both worth significantly more than the same coins from the P mint. As always the Red (RD) flavors of this coin are worth the most. Great values listed are for MS65 Red specimens graded by a company like PCGS or NGC.

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1941 Penny Errors
  1. 1941-S Doubled Die Penny: Most well known error associated with the 1924 wheat cent. It features a doubled image on the front of the coin caused by a mistake during the minting process. $900+ USD
  2. 1941 Double Die Obverse Penny (non S): This is another double die error that affects the obverse (front) of the coin. It is less rare than the 1941-S doubled die. $20-$300
  3. Repunched Mint Mark (RPM): Mint Mark has been repunched. Very hard to price.
  4. Die cracks and breaks: Die Crack Errors. When the die breaks and is still in use. Look for raised lines on the coin.


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How much is a 1924 Wheat Penny worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 75 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $2 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 1924, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

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Overall Specs & Design

This coin has a total mass of 3.11 g, a diameter of 19.05 mm, and a thickness of 1.55 mm. It's edge is smooth, and the coins are composed of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc..

Designer: Victor D. Brenner

Front (Obverse): The front or obverse of this coin contains the bust of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. If a mint mark is present it will be on the bottom right just under the year. If no mint mark is present the coin was minted in Philadelphia. With D standing for Denver, and S standing for San Francisco. The words IN GOD WE TRUST follow the top arch of the coin nicely framing Lincolns head, and the word LIBERTY sits just left of President Lincolns Colar.

Back (Reverse): The reverse of the Wheat Penny, also known as the Wheat Cent contains two wheat stalks, the words One Cent, and the Latin phrase E PLURIBUS UNUM which means Out of many, one. The reverse image would later change in 1959.

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
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