- Year: 1942
- Mint Mark: No mint mark
- Type: Wheat Penny
- Price: 35 cents-$3.00
- Face Value: 0.01 USD
- Produced: 657,796,000
- Edge: Smooth
- Silver Content: 0%
Notes: 42 thousand proofs issued and value at somewhere around $50 each.
How much is a 1942 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 35 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $3 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 1942, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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