Quality Lincoln Cents: Go For The Wheat Pennies
Finally, a coin that is ranging the value from $1 – $100, 000 has been available online now. The coin value depends on the quality of the coin/s and the minting year, and the strike type. The Lincoln cents or wheat penny is also popular by its different names;
- Wheat back penny
- Wheat head penny
- Lincoln wheat ears cent and more
These coins were minted in the year 1909 to 1958. In 1909, it was minted to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s 100th anniversary of his birthday. Victor David Brenner was the sculptor who redesigned the coin to honour Lincoln. The newly designed coin is a replacement with the former Indian Head design featuring the portrait of Lincoln on the face and two stalks of wheat at the back of the coin. Below the two stalks of wheat, the words “ONE CENT” is engraved. The design lasted until 1959, which replaced wheat stalks to the Lincoln Memorial commemorating the 150th anniversary of his birthday. It is the first US coin minted to have the president’s image. Being the designer of the coin, he was allowed to put his name’s initials VDB, which is found at the back of the coin on the bottom part. However, the public demanded to remove the initials, which minted was ended for only two days. But, the VDB initials were added back, in the year 1918, which minted on the face of the coin.
What is it made of?
It is not the same as the other pennies, which are made from copper-plated zinc. These wheat pennies were made of solid copper and zinc/tin. But, the 1943 silver-colored pennies are exempted, which are made of steel. The 1994 and 1945 wheat pennies, it is made of shell casing bronze, which is also made up of copper and zinc. The 1909 wheat pennies were minted into two different locations:
- San Francisco
1909 has four varieties of pennies:
- 1909 VDB Wheat Penny. It has no mint mark, minted in Philadelphia.
- 1909-S VDB Wheat Penny. It was minted in San Francisco.
- 1909 Wheat Penny. It has no mint mark, made in Philadelphia.
- 1909-S Wheat Penny. It was minted in San Francisco.
Now, if you are a collector of these coin/s, why not take the opportunity to have all of these in your collection? Probably, it would be the greatest chance for you to have them at affordable prices.