Wheat Penny Roll of 50 - Choice Uncirculated

Wheat Penny Roll of 50 - Choice Uncirculated

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The Wheat Penny, without a doubt, is one of the most sought after and well known coins of all time! Many famous numismatists cite the Wheat Penny as the coin that started them in the coin collecting hobby. "Wheat Back" Lincoln Cents are made of copper whereas common date pennies are only copper plated at most. Since they were used for commerce and made of copper, many coins are heavily circulated and have tarnished greatly over the years. These pieces are some of the few that have been preserved in exceptional choice uncirculated condition. This means they will grade MS63-MS65. A roll of (50) Wheat Pennies makes a great starting point for new collectors. Uncirculated Wheat Pennies are not common so many years after minting, so this will surely be a high point in your collection!

*Dates range in the mid to late 1950's.


  • Choice Uncirculated
  • Copper composition
  • Mixed date


Historical Significance: The Wheat Penny, officially known as the Lincoln Wheat Cent, was first introduced in 1909 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth. It was the first U.S. coin to feature a real historical figure on its obverse, marking a significant moment in American numismatic history. The coin's reverse, featuring two wheat ears, symbolizes the nation's agricultural heritage and prosperity.

Iconic Design: The obverse of the Wheat Penny features the profile of Abraham Lincoln, designed by Victor David Brenner, capturing the strength and integrity of the 16th President of the United States. The reverse design showcases the wheat stalks, earning the coin its nickname and providing a simple yet powerful representation of American abundance.

Variety and Rarity: Wheat Pennies come in a variety of dates, mint marks, and conditions, with some being more rare and valuable than others. Key dates and varieties, such as the 1909-S VDB, 1914-D, and 1922 No D, are highly sought after by collectors for their rarity and historical value.

Collectible Appeal: Whether you're a seasoned numismatist or a newcomer to coin collecting, Wheat Pennies offer something for everyone. Their wide range of dates and mint marks make them an exciting challenge to collect, while their historical significance and aesthetic appeal add depth and value to any collection.


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Wheat Penny FAQ

The 1909-S VDB is one of the most valuable wheat pennies due to its low mintage and the presence of designer Victor David Brenner's initials (VDB) on the reverse. Other valuable examples include the 1914-D, 1922 No D, and 1931-S.

A wheat penny's value is determined by its date, mint mark, condition (or grade), and rarity. Key dates and mint marks, especially in high grades, can significantly increase a coin's value. Additionally, error coins or those with unique characteristics may also be more valuable.

While it's becoming increasingly rare, it is still possible to find wheat pennies in circulation. They are more commonly found in coin collections, estate sales, or coin rolls purchased from banks.

Wheat pennies minted from 1909 to 1942 and from 1944 to 1958 are made of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc. The 1943 wheat penny is an exception, made of zinc-coated steel due to copper shortages during World War II.

A "double die" wheat penny is a coin that shows doubling of the design elements due to a misalignment during the minting process. These error coins, such as the 1955 double die penny, are valuable because of their rarity and the demand among collectors.

Wheat pennies can be sold to coin dealers such as Bullion Shark, at coin shows, through online auctions, or to other collectors. For valuable or rare pennies, consider having them professionally graded to maximize their selling price.

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