1945 Wheat Penny

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1945 Wheat Penny in average condition to be worth 15 cents, while one in mint state could be valued around $3.00.

  • Year: 1945
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Wheat Penny
  • Price: 15 cents-$3.00
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 1,040,000 **
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Silver Content: 0%

1945 Wheat Penny
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Here are some 1945 Penny errors to be on the lookout for; major die breaks, struck on dime planchet (looks like a dime but with the face of a penny). broadstrikes, off center strikes, and even a rare thick planchet penny. Any of these errors on a penny from 1945 will fetch between $35 and $300 depending upon the severity of the error, and the condition of the cent.

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As with other pennies RD is worth more than RB, and RB is worth more than BN

How much is a 1945 Wheat Penny worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 15 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 1945, 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.

Full Price Breakdown

This section is more or less for advanced collectors. If you are new to collecting the prices below may not make much sense. If these prices are not what you are looking for, skip this section, or learn about Coin Grading. The entire article is just a 5 minute read.

Breakdown of pricing per condition for 1945 Wheat Penny as follows. These prices may vary from location to location, but this will give you a good ballpark estimate of the coins value more specific to the specimens condition.

  • Grade MS64 = $19-$31
  • Grade MS65 = $23-$38
  • Grade MS65 = $24-$40
  • Grade MS67 = $188-$313

We feel it's also important to note...Prices are subject to the same supply and demand laws as everything else. A 1945 Wheat Penny being sold at the same auction house will fetch drastically different prices each time. We've seen this time and time again. To up your chances of receiving top dollar read How to Get the Most for your Coins.

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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
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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
1945 1,040,000
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
Name Produced

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**When we say that 11696, of these coins were produced or minted in 1945 this number doesn't always match the actual circulation count for this coin. The numbers come from the United States mint, and they don't reflect coins that have been melted, destroyed, or those that have never been released. Please keep that in mind.

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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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