1944 marked the return of copper to the Lincoln Wheat Penny coins, though the denomination wasnt struck with exactly the same composition as in 1942. 1944 Lincoln wheat cents were made with metal recycled from ammunition shells.
Unlike Lincoln cents made from 1909 to 1942, which are 95 percent copper and 5 percent tin and zinc, USA Coin Book estimated value of 1944D Lincoln Wheat Penny (D Over S Variety) is worth 84 in average condition and can be worth 440 to 689 or more in uncirculated (MS) mint condition.
The Ultimate Guide To The 1944 Steel Penny: Like 1943 Copper Cents, Its A Rare Coin That Collectors Crave. If you collect coins, you know about the 1943 steel Lincoln cent. Filed Under: Hobbies& Crafts, Rare U. S. Coins Tagged With: 1943 Coins, Lincoln Cents, Pennies, Rare Coins, Wheat Pennies. 1944 Wheat Penny. CoinTrackers. com has estimated the 1944 Wheat Penny value at an average of 15 cents, one in certified mint state (MS) could be worth 6. 1944 Steel Wheat Penny.