10 Most Valuable Pennies In Circulation Today

1943 Copper Wheat Penny

Due to a wartime shortage of copper, these pennies were mistakenly minted in copper instead of the usual zinc-coated steel. Only a few are known to exist, making them incredibly valuable.

1955 Doubled Die Penny

The 1955 doubled die penny is highly sought after by collectors due to its distinct doubling on the obverse side. 

1972 Doubled Die Penny

Similar to the 1955 doubled die penny, the 1972 version also exhibits doubling on the obverse side. While not as valuable as its predecessor, it is still highly prized by collectors.

1992 Close AM Penny

The 1992 close AM penny is distinguishable by the proximity of the "A" and "M" in "AMERICA" on the reverse side. 

1995 Double Die Obverse Penny

The 1995 double die obverse penny displays notable doubling on the obverse side, particularly on the date and lettering. This error makes it a valuable find for collectors.

1969-S Lincoln Cent with Doubled Die Obverse

The 1969-S Lincoln cent with a doubled die obverse is a scarce variety with significant doubling on the obverse side. 

1944 Steel Wheat Penny

In 1944, due to the ongoing war effort, some pennies were minted in steel instead of the usual copper. While not as rare as the 1943 copper penny, the 1944 steel wheat penny is still valuable to collectors.

1969-S Doubled Die Obverse Penny

The 1969-S doubled die obverse penny features noticeable doubling on the obverse side, particularly on the date and lettering.

1999 Wide AM Penny

The 1999 wide AM penny is characterized by the spacing between the "A" and "M" in "AMERICA" on the reverse side. 

1960-D Small Date Penny

The 1960-D small date penny is distinguishable by the size of the date digits on the obverse side.