What is the value of a 1918 US cent?


Look on the front of the coin to see if there's a small mint mark letter below the date. It may be blank or there may be a D or S.

Numismedia lists the following approximate retail values as of 08/2010:

No mint mark (Philadelphia):

Very worn condition - $0.21

Moderately worn - $0.35

Slightly worn - $0.98

Almost no wear - $8.90

Uncirculated - $14.40 to $260.00 depending on quality

"D" mint mark (Denver):

Very worn - $0.58

Moderately worn - $1.55

Slightly worn - $3.45

Almost no wear - $32.70

Uncirculated - $63.60 to $455.00

"S" mint mark (San Francisco):

Very worn - $0.35

Moderately worn - $1.09

Slightly worn - $2.88

Almost no wear - $27.50

Uncirculated - $64.80 to $2930.00


1918 Wheat penny with no mint mark, good condition-$0.20, uncirculated-$25.00 with D mint mark, good condition-$0.25, uncirculated-$105.00 with S mint mark, good condition-$0.30, uncirculated-$125.00


1918 = 0.12 1918-D = 0.16 1918-S = 0.14


If it has the mint mark D or Denver than it's 16 cent and if it's an S or San Francisco it's 14 cent. These mint marks indicate where they were minted.

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