- Year: 1946
- Mint Mark: No mint mark
- Type: Wheat Penny
- Price: 15 cents-$4.00
- Face Value: 0.01 USD
- Produced: 991,655,000 **
- Edge: Smooth
- Silver Content: 0%
1946 Wheat Cents are worth very little in the worst of conditions. In a nice Mint State the San Francisco minted versions of this coin are worth up to about $6 while the Denver is worth $5 and the Philadelphia one just $4.
As with other Wheat Cents the color means alot. Check our color guide image below. The Red is always worth more than the Red Brown, and for certain more than the Brown in similar conditions.
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How much is a 1946 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 $4 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 1946, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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**When we say that 11696, of these coins were produced or minted in 1946 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.
***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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