1944 D Wheat Penny

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1944 D Wheat Penny in average condition to be worth 15 cents, while one in mint state could be valued around $6.00. - Last updated: September, 27 2022

1944 D Wheat Penny
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  • Year: 1944
  • Mint Mark: D
  • Type: Wheat Penny
  • Price: 15 cents-$6.00+
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 430,578,000
  • Edge: Smooth


1944 Copper Wheat  Penny Info(Click to Enlarge Image)

1944 Wheat Cent (Penny) Errors?

1944 Lincoln Wheat Cents struck on Zinc Plated Steel Planchets have been found by collectors. Once instance of this Steel Wheat Cent sold back in 2007 for $115,000.00. If you have a 1944 Penny and think it may be zinc coated steel check and see if it interacts with a magnet. Steel coins will stick to or be moved by a magnet, while the copper pennies will not.

Other 1944 wheat penny or wheat cents errors to report are - 1944 S Die Break Obverse, Clipped coin errors, off center strikes, and double strikes are known to exist. Also there is an D over S mint mark error.

In terms of most valuable errors for 1944 Steel Planchet Wheats surpassed all others for this year.

More-Look for the D over the S mint mark error on the 1944 Wheat Penny. Usually listed as 1944 D/S on coin slabs. MS65 Red (RD) D/S Lincoln Cents are generally valued at between $950 and $3000 on the high end. With MS64 versions worth less, and MS66 versions worth even significantly more.

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How much is a 1944 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 15 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $6 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 1944, 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
Name Produced

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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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