- Year: 1941
- Mint Mark: S
- Type: Wheat Penny
- Price: 50 cents-$22.00+
- Face Value: 0.01 USD
- Produced: 92,360,000
- Edge: Smooth
Notes: 21 thousand proofs issued and value at somewhere around $55 each. DDO (Double Die Obverse) are found frequently this year. They sell for somewhere between several hundred and several thousand dollars depending upon the condition and color with RD being the most coveted.
Copper Penny Color Guide
As with other pennies RD is worth more than RB, and RB is worth more than BN
These are the most notable errors found in 1941 wheat pennies that collectors should be aware of.
- 1941-S Doubled Die: This is one of the most famous errors associated with the 1941 wheat penny. It features a double image on the front of the coin caused by a mistake during the minting process. This error is rare and highly sought after by collectors.
- 1941 Double Die Obverse : This is another double die error that affects the obverse (front) of the coin. It is less rare than the 1941-S doubled die, but still valuable.
- Repunched S/S Mint Mark (RPM): Some 1941 pennies have a mint mark that appears to have been stamped more than once, causing a "ghost" image of the mint mark to appear. These errors are known as repunched mint marks and can add value to a coin.
How much is a 1941 S 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 50 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $12 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 1941, 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.
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