1940 Penny

by Chad Eicher

1940 Penny

The 1940 wheat pennies come in three varieties “D”, “P” and “S”.

How Much Is A 1940 Wheat Penny Worth?

Anywhere from 0.04 cent, to 1.80 dollars

How Many Wheat Pennies Were Minted in 1940?

1940 P variety: 586,810,000

1940 S variety: 81,390,000

1940 D variety: 112,940,000

1940 P wheat penny

Rarity: is very common in all grades.

Facts about the 1940 P wheat penny: This issue is very common due to a large amount of mintage and hoarding. However many of these cents are spotted and discolored. With effort you may find cents in good condition with collectors or dealers.

1940 D wheat Penny

Rarity: 1940D is common in all grades.

Facts about the 1940 D wheat penny: nearly all uncirculated cents of this date are well struck

1940 S Wheat Penny

Rarity: common in all grades. Original rolls still exist.

Facts about the 1940 S wheat penny: Due to the large coinage of this issue worn dies are not uncommon.

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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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