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1955-S Lincoln Wheat Penny NGC MS67 RD

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Wheat Penny collectors often seek out Red versions of this popular Lincoln cent that was minted between 1909 and 1958. Wheat cents deemed Red will have a minimum 95% of their original red luster. Compared to Brown and Red Brown versions, the Red Wheat Pennies have an alluring shine and rich red gleam. Today, you have the chance to get the 1955-S Lincoln Wheat Penny in certified condition online at Provident Metals.

Coin Highlights:

  • Ships to you in an NGC protective plastic slab!
  • Wheat Cent with exquisite red luster!
  • Limited availability of certified coins!
  • Coin consists of 95% copper.
  • The face value of $.01 is fully backed by the United States.
  • Graded Mint State 67 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • A portrait of Abraham Lincoln is depicted on the obverse.
  • Two sheaves of wheat surround the denomination in the reverse design.
  • Bears San Francisco mintmark.

These Lincoln Wheat Pennies will arrive to you housed inside of a protective slab from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. NGC was founded in 1987 and is one of the leading certification companies in the world today. On a scale of 1-70, these coins have received a grade of Mint State 67. They have also designated Red, meaning they retain a minimum of 95% of their original luster.


On the obverse side of the 1955-S Wheat Penny, there is an effigy of President Abraham Lincoln. This is the classic portrait that has been present on all US one-cent pieces since 1909. In it, we see Lincoln facing right with his beloved chin curtain beard. Also present on the obverse are inscriptions that read IN GOD WE TRUST, 1955.


The reverse of 1955-S Lincoln Pennies contains ears of durum wheat on either side of the field. Set between these stalks are inscriptions that read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ONE CENT. Above this is an additional inscription reading E PLURIBUS UNUM. Both the reverse and the obverse designs are credited to engraver Victor D. Brenner.


In designing the famous reverse of the original Lincoln Cent, sculptor Victor D. Brenner was advised by US Mint director Frank Leach to lean towards a simple, uncomplicated aesthetic style. Ultimately, he chose two sheaves of wheat, which represent industry, growth, and prosperity. Leach approved of the design, and in 1909, the Wheat Penny debuted exactly 100 years after Lincolns birth.


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Product Details

Year 1955
Condition MS67 RD
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark S - San Francisco
Producer US Mint
Thickness 1.15 mm
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $0.01
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Victor D. Brenner
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Wheat Pennies
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 3.5 x 2.5 x 0.5
Provident ID 3954649