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The 1942 Wheat Penny can be an Affordable Value

While many of these Wheat pennies can hold notably higher values when they have high grades, their copper content can provide value to those in less desirable condition. The 1942 Wheat penny is a great example of just how this applies.

1942-D Wheat Penny

Those which have upper-level grades due to their superior condition can fetch impressive prices in the open marketplace today.

These are almost inevitably going to be of interest among coin collectors for reasons such as completing a series of Wheat penny dates within their collections. Finding these with natural toning which is often a red color which the copper has acquired is often the goal which collectors are after when looking for and analyzing Wheat pennies. Those which do come up for sale can fulfill the interests of these collectors. On the other side of this are those which are common circulated examples or those which are sold in bulk. Due to their copper content, these pennies also have value for a variety of reasons.

1942 P LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY BU GEM UNCIRCULATED W27101
1942 P LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY BU GEM UNCIRCULATED W27101
$7.95
1942 P LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY BU GEM UNCIRCULATED W27100
1942 P LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY BU GEM UNCIRCULATED W27100
$7.95
1942 PDS LINCOLN CENTS PHILADELPHIA DENVER  SAN FRANCISCO MINT PENNY COINS
1942 PDS LINCOLN CENTS PHILADELPHIA DENVER SAN FRANCISCO MINT PENNY COINS
$9.95
1942 S LINCOLN PENNY WHEAT CENT CHOICE MINT STATE RED
1942 S LINCOLN PENNY WHEAT CENT CHOICE MINT STATE RED
$24.00
1942 D D LINCOLN WHEAT CENT PENNY 1C ANACS MS 66 RED RPM 6 WRPM 007 UNC 727
1942 D D LINCOLN WHEAT CENT PENNY 1C ANACS MS 66 RED RPM 6 WRPM 007 UNC 727
$89.09
RARE CHOICE GEM BU HIGH GRADE1942 D MS66 RD PCGS LINCOLN WHEAT EAR PENNY
RARE CHOICE GEM BU HIGH GRADE1942 D MS66 RD PCGS LINCOLN WHEAT EAR PENNY
$24.99
1942 S Lincoln Wheat Cent Xtra Fine Penny XF
1942 S Lincoln Wheat Cent Xtra Fine Penny XF
$1.65
1942 D MS67 RD Red Lincoln Wheat Cent 1c Penny NGC Graded
1942 D MS67 RD Red Lincoln Wheat Cent 1c Penny NGC Graded
$94.45
1942 P LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY BU GEM UNCIRCULATED W27300
1942 P LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY BU GEM UNCIRCULATED W27300
$3.95
1942 P LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY UNCIRCULATED W27301
1942 P LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY UNCIRCULATED W27301
$3.95
wheat penny 1942 LINCOLN CENT GREAT RED BU 1942 P NICE UNC RED LUSTER LOT B
wheat penny 1942 LINCOLN CENT GREAT RED BU 1942 P NICE UNC RED LUSTER LOT B
$4.99
wheat penny 1942D LINCOLN CENT SHARP GEM RED BU 1942 D UNC RED LUSTER LOT B
wheat penny 1942D LINCOLN CENT SHARP GEM RED BU 1942 D UNC RED LUSTER LOT B
$6.99

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Because the range of these pennies for sale includes the entire spectrum of grades and conditions, many are generally very low priced. Considering that the value of copper from a purely materialistic standpoint or simply as a metal is based upon it as a sought after resource, some people will actually hoard the pennies. However this takes a considerable amount effort because in order to accumulate enough to reach what many people would consider being significant assets requires a lot of time.