1942 Wheat Penny No Mintmark

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Bamagal1970, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Bamagal1970

    Bamagal1970 New Member

    Will someone please give me your opinion, On this coin. I found it in this condition. I've had people tell me it's valuable or well worth keeping. I'm just getting into coins and recently started collecting them. This one seems shiny to be a 1942 penny. What do you all think?
     

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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a circulated Lincoln Wheat Ear Cent worth two cents at the most. No mintmark on it so it was minted in Philadelphia. You need to purchase R.S. Yeoman's Red Book. It has a lot of great information, just ignore the prices as that is a guide and not reality.
     
  4. Bamagal1970

    Bamagal1970 New Member

    @Collecting Nut Thank you so much. I will look into making that purchase.
     
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Shiny does not necessarily make it valuable.
     
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I forgot to add that.
     
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  7. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    VF20 at best, unattractive with the discoloration...NGC certified population 10 cents but currently selling for 2 cents as mentioned by @Collecting Nut .

    Having a Red Book is almost a must have for coin enthusiasts...you will see when you get one...Spark
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    So true.
     
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  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Old wheat back cent with environmental damage. If you like it, keep it. That's kind of the point of collecting. BTW welcome to CT.
     
  10. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Collecting Lincoln cents for 50 years!

    @Bamagal1970 It’s always fun to find wheaties in the wild (in circulation) it’s definitely a hole filler should you have a coin folder to put it in. Keep on looking!

    Reed
     
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  11. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    ...I just returned 112 wheats back into the wild today, 1940-1958...Spark
     
  12. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Collecting Lincoln cents for 50 years!

    Good idea @Spark1951 I think I’m going to have a round up and do catch and release myself! I’ve got a ton of wheaties I’ve gleaned coin roll hunting over the years that would love to roam free again in the wild.

    Reed.
     
  13. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Active Member

    First, welcome to Cointalk! Second, do us all a favor and crop out as much background as possible when you submit your coins. It only takes a couple of seconds, but the results are amazing. Here's an example...
     

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  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Wheat cents are nice to find. Your coin is just nice
     
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  15. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Yeah baby. Thats what i like to hear. I save them and give them to my grandbabies. If they need they keep. If not they either trade with their cousins or return to the wild. So proud
     
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  16. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I think @Spark1951 started a new fad. Good thinking members
    Spa
     
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  17. Bamagal1970

    Bamagal1970 New Member

    Thanks to everyone. It is nice. I will keep collecting , I'm saving for my grandbabies also.
     
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