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1946 S Penny.worth Anything?

 
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 Posted 08/04/2021  09:16 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add AshleyG to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I got this cool Wheat penny from 1946....something worth holding onto or get cleaned/certified?




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 Posted 08/04/2021  09:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oddguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
198 million were made the condition is not great but still worth about 3 cents,however there is a s over d made which would be worth about 35 dollars
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 Posted 08/04/2021  09:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a common Wheat cent with some rim dings, worth less than a nickel I'm guessing.
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 Posted 08/04/2021  09:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ashley , if your coin looked like this example , then you might have a high MS coin that would be worthy of sending it in for grading . However your Lincoln Cent is circulated , worn ,and has a bad rim dent . I agree worth 3˘ .


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 Posted 08/04/2021  10:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You asked if it's "worth getting cleaned/certified," which worries me. NEVER EVER E-V-E-R clean a coin. There are some very small exceptions like soaking in 100% pure acetone, but that's about it.
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 Posted 08/04/2021  10:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


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 Posted 08/04/2021  2:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with SamCoin, NEVER clean your coins, NEVER. Worth having it graded? Unless this coin has some sentimental meaning to you, the answer is no, not worth the cost of grading fees. Check eBay's SOLD listings and you can probably find a graded 1946-S in better condition for only a few bucks. Do your homework.
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 Posted 08/04/2021  3:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AshleyG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No I would never clean it myself, I was told I could send it out and get it professionally cleaned? Did I get wrong information?

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 Posted 08/04/2021  4:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AshleyG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is my homework, this is how I am learning. I hear things from people and read a lot of different things online so I never know what to believe. Plus the coin guy out here by me is a little off his rocker so this is why I come to you guys
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 Posted 08/04/2021  5:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ashley, read past posts here on CCF, learn the minting process, and ask good questions (NOT "Is it worth anything?"). Look at a lot of coins, stay away from UTube, ask specific questions about your coins to answer what you may be thinking. If you see doubling, tell us where you think it is. If you're serious about learning coins, you have come to the right place, now, use us wisely to further your knowledge base! We are here to help you learn. Bonne chance!

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 Posted 08/04/2021  8:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AshleyG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@merclover - thank you for that response. I appreciate that. Most of the time I don't know the right question to ask. I have been learning to stay away from YouTube and all that crap because it only steered me wrong in so many of my beginning posts. I honestly do go onto this site and search things, read a lot of different posts and click on the links provided. My problem is what I'm seeing on pictures/examples/links they add is what I have....until I post it and it's like "ur crazy there is nothing here do your homework". I really do want to learn but it's pretty hard when your just getting stomped on constantly by rude people....sorry to vent for a second but thank you. I really am trying. I literally have pages and pages and pages of notes hahaha
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 Posted 08/04/2021  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can see no evidence of inappropriate replies on this thread. I think most of us are here to help.
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 Posted 08/04/2021  8:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@AshleyG - there's definitely a learning curve to climb up when you're new to this hobby, and I've found people are very willing to help new collectors on this forum.
Just a couple of suggestions - if you haven't already, pick up "A Guide Book of United States coins", also known as the Red Book. It's a good resource for a lot of basic information on all U.S. coins, including mintages and (very rough) retail valuations. The prices aren't really accurate, but will give you a relative value of a particular coin. I've been using this book for over 50 years, and I still keep one handy on my desk.
To get a start on learning to grade, I'd recommend something like https://www.PCGS.com/photograde to get the basics of grading. Nice photos of every type of U.S. coin, so it can be fairly useful as a starting point.
And while I'm fairly new to this forum, I've found that searching previous posts can also be very enlightening when trying to find either general information or something about a specific coin.
Try not to get frustrated - this is a wonderful, rewarding hobby, and the more you learn the more you'll appreciate it!
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 Posted 08/05/2021  12:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AshleyG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No I was not talking about this thread specifically. Was other ones earlier and in past but I was just speaking in general. I didn't think anyone was inappropriate on this thread. I was thankful for all the help and was just venting out. That was my fault
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