1912 Penny

by Chad Eicher

1912 Penny

The 1912 wheat pennies come in three varieties “D”, “P” and “S”.

How Much Is A 1912 Wheat Penny Worth?

Anywhere from $1.8, to 55 dollars.

How Many Wheat Pennies Were Minted in 1912?

1912 P variety: 68,150,915

1912 S variety: 4,431,000

1912 D variety: 10,411,500

1912 P wheat penny

Rarity: 1912-P is generally available in all grades. These issues are not rare. The issues that are avaliable are of poor quality with spotting and other blemishes.

Facts about the 1912 P penny:The poorer quality coins are available to the public. However the better quality issues are usually sold to dealers who then sell them to the customers on their waiting list.

1912 D wheat penny

Rarity: Low quality coins coins are usually available. The color is usually pinish. However the fully red or brown colors are rare and in constant demand.

Facts about the 1912 D penny: most 1912 D cents are well struck. But certain details are bigger than normal. All lettering and numerals appear larger than normal.

1912 S wheat penny

Rarity: 1912-S in lower grades specimens are difficult to locate. The issues that are there are considerably damaged. rarely turned up in circulation after the mid 1950s and they remain difficult to locate at shows and shops without problems such as corrosion or harsh cleaning.

Facts about the 1912 S wheat penny: The 1912 S cent is usually found quite well struck. Some lower quality issue may be found.

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Chad Eicher

Detectorist Chad is passionate about metal detecting since he got his first metal detector as a gift when he was 12 years old. He created Metal Pursuits to share his knowledge and create the ultimate metal detecting resource on the web.

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