? asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

How much are pennies from the 40s and 50s worth?

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  • 2 months ago

    One cent  Unless they are the led pennies used during the war.,

  • 2 months ago

    From whose currency? I still have some UK pennies drifting about from that era.

    But perhaps you mean American pennies.

    Do remember that this is an international forum.

  • fuzzy
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Keep dragging a magnet thru them, I understand that war time steel ones are getting hard to find

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I have dozens of Pennies with Queen Victoria on them and a couple of Charles 3 not worth much

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  • 2 months ago

    Go to the library and see for yourself

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    why dont you go to the library and look them up , also learn about grading a coin .

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Ask my boyfriend. I dunno. 

  • 1465
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Depends on a number of things - the year, the mint mark, and the condition. Your average US cent from those years in circulated condition are worth little or nothing more than face value.

    There are a few that bring a premium such as the 1955 double-die or the 1943 copper or the 1944 steel cent. These are worth much more than face value in any condition because of their scarcity.

    There are a few other examples including off-center and wrong planchets. If you have something that appears "odd" or different than the ordinary, you should let someone who knows something about numismatics evaluate it for you.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Diddly, unless in mint condition. Then, about....10 cents?

  • 2 months ago

    Just over 1 cent.  In Canada, pennies cost 1, and 1/4 cents to make (which is why they were discontinued), so, they are worth a bit more than one cent because of the metal content.  Some WWII version ones might be worth a little more, but, not by all that much.

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