Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1940 wheat


looking thru my wheat pennys came upon a 1940 missing the u in Unum on back.   any value? thanks

Hi Ron,

Missing letters like this are usually caused by machine grease getting into the stamping die and clogging it, preventing the metal from filling the die.

Collector interest in this is low -- value at maybe a dollar.

I hope this helps,


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