The 13 Most Rare Pennies of the Twentieth Century: Collector's Edition

Apr 04, 2024

The holy grail of pennies, the 1914-D Lincoln Penny is extremely rare and highly sought after by collectors.

1914-D Lincoln Penny

The famous 1955 Double Die Obverse penny, known for its distinct doubling of the obverse design.

1955 Double Die Obverse

During World War II, the U.S. Mint used steel instead of copper to produce pennies, making the 1944 Steel Wheat Penny a unique rarity.

1944 Steel Wheat Penny

The 1917 Doubled Die Obverse penny is known for its doubled design elements, making it highly valued among collectors.

1917 Doubled Die Obverse

Only a handful of 1974 Aluminum Pennies were minted, and they were quickly recalled, making them a coveted find.

1974 Aluminum Penny

The 1958-D Wheat Penny is unique for its rare variety featuring a major die break, making it a valuable addition to any collection.

1958-D Wheat Penny

The 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse penny is one of the most famous doubled die varieties in the world of coin collecting.

1969-S Doubled Die Obverse

The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Penny is highly regarded for its scarcity and historical significance as the first year of the Lincoln Cent series.

1909-S VDB Lincoln Penny

The 1943 Copper Wheat Penny is incredibly rare, as most pennies from that year were made of steel due to the war effort.

1943 Copper Wheat Penny

The 1972 Doubled Die Obverse penny is known for its prominent doubling of the obverse design, making it a valuable find.

1972 Doubled Die Obverse

The 1956-D/D Lincoln Penny features a mintmark error, with the D mintmark appearing twice, making it a rare and collectible variety.

1956-D/D Lincoln Penny

The 1922 No D Lincoln Penny is a significant rarity, as it lacks the mintmark 'D' typically found on pennies minted in Denver.

1922 No D Lincoln Penny

The 1909-S Indian Head Penny is a highly sought-after coin with a limited mintage, making it a prized possession for collectors.

1909-S Indian Head Penny