Top 10 Most Expensive Pennies of All Time

Apr 03, 2024

This rare penny, featuring the initials of the designer Victor David Brenner, can fetch up to $1,500 in mint condition.

10. 1909-S VDB Penny

There are only a few known specimens of this penny, which was mistakenly struck without the mint mark. The value of each penny is estimated at $2,000 or more.

9. 1922 No D Plain Penny

The first penny ever struck by the United States Mint, the 1793 Chain Cent is a true numismatic treasure. It is worth around $3,000 or more.

8. 1793 Chain Cent

During World War II, a few copper pennies were accidentally minted instead of the steel ones. These rare coins could fetch a staggering $10,000 or more.

7. 1943 Copper Penny

With only 1.2 million coins ever minted, the 1914 D Wheat Penny is highly sought after by collectors. It is valued at around $15,000 or more in good condition.

6. 1914 D Wheat Penny

Considered one of the most famous and valuable error coins, the 1955 Double Die Penny can fetch prices upwards of $25,000 or more.

5. 1955 Double Die Penny

With a mintage of only 852,500 coins, the 1877 Indian Head Penny is a scarce and valuable find. It is worth an impressive $30,000 or more in mint condition.

4. 1877 Indian Head Penny

Another early penny from the United States Mint, the 1793 Liberty Cap Penny is highly sought after by collectors. Its value can exceed $50,000.

3. 1793 Liberty Cap Penny

The 1944-D Steel Penny is a unique rarity as it was accidentally struck in steel instead of copper. It is valued at around $100,000 or more.

2. 1944-D Steel Penny

Considered one of the most elusive and valuable pennies, the 1943-D Bronze Cent can sell for over $1 million if you're lucky enough to find one.

1. 1943-D Bronze Cent