1909-S V.D.B., 1909-S, 1914-D, 1922 no-mintmark (also called 'plain'), and 1931-S cent are worth hundreds of dollars apiece. (Except for the 1931-S, which starts at around £125 in lower grades). There are several 'D' and 'S' mintmark pennies from the 1910s and 1920s that are worth tens of pounds apiece. Pennies made from 1934 on generally saw far higher production numbers, less circulation, and more examples being saved in quantity by collectors, hoarders, and investors than the earlier Lincoln pennies. In fact, there really are very few pennies made since 1934 that are worth much more than face value if worn. Yes, even the old pennies with the wheat stalks on the back, if worn and from the mid-1930s on, are generally worth only a few cents apiece.