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Key Dates for Wheat Pennies - Is Your Wheat Cent a Key Date?

Learn Which Wheat Pennies are Considered to be the Keys

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This 1914-D Wheat Ears Penny is a key date cent in average circulated condition.

This 1914-D Wheat Ears Penny is a key date cent in average circulated condition.

Photo courtesy of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

The key dates for the U.S. Wheat Pennies are as follows:

Date and Approximate Mintage
1909-S - 1.8 million
1909-S VDB - 0.5 million
1914-D - 1.2 million
1922 (No mint mark) - unknown (D is missing)
1931-S - 0.9 million

Find out how much a coin dealer will pay you for your wheat pennies in my table of Wheat Penny Values.

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