1942 Wheat Penny




CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1942 Wheat Penny in average condition to be worth 35 cents, while one in mint state could be valued around $3.00. - Last updated: September, 27 2022


1942 Wheat Penny
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  • 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





Notes: 42 thousand proofs issued and value at somewhere around $50 each.


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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. *** [?].


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 1914 D $5.5k
Wheat Penny 1922 D $5k
Wheat Penny 1925 S $1.8k
Wheat Penny 1914 S $1.5k
Wheat Penny 1924 S $1.5k
Wheat Penny 1915 S $1.2k
Wheat Penny 1923 S $1.2k
Wheat Penny 1924 D $1.2k
Wheat Penny 1926 S $1.2k
Wheat Penny 1916 S $1k
Wheat Penny 1927 S $1k
Wheat Penny 1920 S $900
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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
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
1911 D 12,672,000
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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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