1917 Penny

by Chad Eicher

1917 Penny

The 1917 wheat pennies come in three varieties “D”, “P” and “S”.

How Much Is A 1917 Wheat Penny Worth?

Anywhere from 75 cents, to 45 dollars

How Many Wheat Pennies Were Minted in 1917?

1917 P variety: 196,429,785

1917 S variety: 55,120,000

1917 D variety: 32,620,000

1917 P Wheat penny

Rarity: The 1917 P is common in all grades. They are well struc and you can obtain fully red colors easily. The original rolls still exist.

Facts about the1917 P Wheat Penny: The double die obverse is popular with specialists and collectors alie .

1917 D Wheat penny

Rarity: This issue is common in the lower circulated grades. Spotting and retoning are a serious problem with this issue. The Many have been cleaned and retoned. The sharpest ones are brown.

Facts about the1917 D Wheat Penny: 1917 d cents have worn dies. The dates and mint mar are blurred. The wheat stems and borders are in the incorrect place.

1917 S Wheat Penny

Rarity: Well struck issues are common. Theses are usually red and brown.

Facts about the 1917 S Wheat Penny: 1917 S has woodgrain toning which resulted from improper mixture of the alloy iwhile preparing the strip. This should not however have an effect on the coins value. Few are sharply struck. Lincolns hair and beard lac details. There was an over usage of die on this issue.

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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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