1953 Penny

by Chad Eicher

1953 Penny

The 1955 wheat pennies come in three varieties “D”, “P” and “S”

How Much Is A 1953 Wheat Penny Worth?

Anywhere from 15 cents to $4

How Many Wheat Pennies Were Minted in 1953?

S Variety-181,835,000
D Variety-256755000
P Variety– 700,515,000

The 1953-P Wheat Penny

Rarity: Common in in all grade very good and higher, original rolls still exist

Facts about the 1953-P penny: You can find 1953-P cents in perfect fully red condition.In 1953, the cost of producing these cents fell to $1.03 per 1000 cents and as a result these coins comprised most of the coins shipments for that year.

The 1953-D Wheat Penny

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

Facts about The 1953-D Wheat Penny: These coins are relatively small, but of normal weight but nobody knows why. They are relatively common and fairly easy to find.

The 1953-S Penny

Rarity: Common in all grades very good and higher. Original rolls still exist.

Facts about The 1953-S Penny: This issue is subject to spotting, discoloration and streaking. The dis figuration of this issue is due to technical problems.

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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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