1950 D Wheat Penny

Last updated: June, 12 2024

The 1950 D Wheat Cent minted at the Denver mint is worth up to $24.00 in MS-65 Red (RD) condition. This coin will be worth less if in RB. Higher end specimens like MS-66, MS-67, and MS-67+ are known to exist and are worth considerable more. However most sales we see in person as well as those detailed online are being priced at around the $3.75 mark. Lower end loose 1950 cents in cellophane or in no holder whatsoever are selling for 20 cents to collectors just looking to add to their collection.

1950 D Wheat Penny
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  • Year: 1950
  • Mint Mark: D
  • Type: Wheat Penny
  • Price: 20 cents-$24.00+
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 334,950,000
  • Edge: Smooth


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Historic Sales

  • 1950 Lincoln Cent. MS-67+ RD - Sold Mar 27, 2024 for $4,080 Link
  • 1950-S 1C MS68 Red - Sold on Aug 20, 2021 for: $10,800.00 Link
  • 1950 1C PR66+ Red Deep Cameo - Sold on Sep 4, 2014 for: $12,925.00 Link
  • 1950 1C PR68 Red Ultra Cameo - Sold on Aug 2, 2017 for: $19,975.00 Link


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Price Chart

Rates listed here refer to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If new to collecting the prices below might not make sense.

Values listed here are the 1950 D RD (red) in color Wheat cent.

  • Grade MS61 = $2-$3
  • Grade MS62 = $3-$5
  • Grade MS63 = $7-$11
  • Grade MS64 = $11-$19
  • Grade MS65 = $19-$31
  • Grade MS66 = $36-$60
  • Grade MS67 = $375-$625

Values listed here are the 1950 D RB (red brown) in color Wheat cent.

  • Grade MS63 = $3-$5
  • Grade MS64 = $6-$10
  • Grade MS65 = $14-$23
  • Grade MS66 = $29-$48
  • Grade MS67 = $300-$500

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How much is a 1950 D Wheat Penny worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 20 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $24 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 1950, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

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Specs & Design

This coin has a total mass of 3.11 g, a diameter of 19.05 mm, and a thickness of 1.55 mm. It's edge is smooth, and the coins are composed of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc..

Designer: Victor D. Brenner

Front (Obverse): The front or obverse of this coin contains the bust of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. If a mint mark is present it will be on the bottom right just under the year. If no mint mark is present the coin was minted in Philadelphia. With D standing for Denver, and S standing for San Francisco. The words IN GOD WE TRUST follow the top arch of the coin nicely framing Lincolns head, and the word LIBERTY sits just left of President Lincolns Colar.

Back (Reverse): The reverse of the Wheat Penny, also known as the Wheat Cent contains two wheat stalks, the words One Cent, and the Latin phrase E PLURIBUS UNUM which means Out of many, one. The reverse image would later change in 1959.

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 1924 S $12k
Wheat Penny 1922 D $6k
Wheat Penny 1914 D $5.6k
Wheat Penny 1914 S $3.2k
Wheat Penny 1913 S $2k
Wheat Penny 1918 S $2k
Wheat Penny 1924 D $2k
Wheat Penny 1925 S $1.8k
Wheat Penny 1912 S $1.5k
Wheat Penny 1913 D $1.5k
Wheat Penny 1920 S $1.5k
Wheat Penny 1915 S $1.2k
Wheat Penny 1916 S $1.2k
Wheat Penny 1923 S $1.2k
Wheat Penny 1926 S $1.2k
Wheat Penny 1910 S $1,050
Wheat Penny 1912 D $1k
Wheat Penny 1918 D $1k
Wheat Penny 1927 S $1k
Wheat Penny 1921 S $950
Wheat Penny 1916 D $800
Wheat Penny 1926 D $800
Wheat Penny 1927 D $800
Wheat Penny 1928 S $800
Wheat Penny 1931 S $750
Wheat Penny 1931 D $725
Wheat Penny 1917 S $700
Wheat Penny 1920 D $700
Wheat Penny 1929 D $700
Wheat Penny 1924 $650
Wheat Penny 1912 $590
Wheat Penny 1909 S $550
Wheat Penny 1918 $550
Wheat Penny 1913 $500
Wheat Penny 1925 D $500
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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.