The 1946 wheat pennies come in three varieties “D”, “P” and “S”.
How Much Is A 1946 Wheat Penny Worth?
Anywhere from 0.03 to 0.70 cents
How Many Wheat Pennies Were Minted in 1946?
1946 P variety: 991,655,000
1946 S variety: 198,1000,000
1946 D variety: 315,690,000
1946 P Penny
Rarity: Common in all grades original rolls still exist.
Facts about the 1946 P Wheat Penny: Fully red cents that are well struck are readily available. These cents have little value and a small amount are certified. The cents colors vary from light and brassy to a brightly colored. These cents have a board numeral 5 in their dates as this signifies the style of that time.
1946 D Wheat Penny
Rarity: Cents of these varieties may still exist. Coin collecting as a hobby picked up popularity during this time as a result this issue was heavily hoarded.
Facts about the 1946-D wheat penny: There are a lot of worn dies for this issue and there is a lack of well struck qualities for these cents.
1946 S Wheat Penny
Rarity: Original rolls stick exist and it’s common in all grades.
Facts about the 1946 S Wheat penny: Coins of this issue are mainly worn due to it being polished in attempt to make it look better. This polishing resulted in a shallow look, but with some effort some good gems may be found.