1947 Penny

by Chad Eicher

1947 Penny

The 1947 wheat pennies come in three varieties “D”, “P” and “S”.

How Much Is A 1947 Wheat Penny Worth?

Anywhere from 15 cent, to 5 dollars

How Many Wheat Pennies Were Minted in 1947?

1947 P variety: 190,555,000

1947 S variety: 194,750,000

1947 D variety: 99,000,000

1947 P Penny

Rarity: Common in all grades. Original roll still exist

Facts about the 1947 P penny: These issues have spotting and other color deformities.

1947 D Cent

Rarity: common in al grades. Some original rolls still exist.

Facts about the 1947 D Cent: 1947 cents will show greater detail when compared to the P and S issues.

1947 S Wheat cent

Rarity: 1947 S cents are common in all grades. original rolls original rolls still exist. However only the older issues are available. It’s hard to find ones in good condition those of lesser quality are mostly there.

Facts about the 1947 S wheat penny: Over usuage of the dies are common for this issue. However you may find some well struck gems.

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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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