The obverse of the Wheat Penny features a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln. “IN GOD WE TRUST” is inscribed, as is the year of issue.
The reverse features two wheat stalks encircling the sides of the coin. Between them lie the inscriptions “ONE CENT” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” while “E PLURIBUS UNUM” sits above.
The Wheat Penny was designed by Victor D. Brenner and issued by the US Mint from 1909 to 1956, and it has since become a classic 21st century American coin. The obverse was commemorative of the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. These pennies were made mostly of copper, but steel versions were struck during WWII.
Wheat Pennies come with a few various markings, depending on where and when they were made. A mintmark is sometimes found under the date, with an “S” for San Francisco or a “D” for Denver. The absence of a mintmark means that it was made in Philadelphia.
Due to their numismatic appeal, Wheat Pennies are often valued at several times their face value, or higher for coins in excellent condition. This fact–along with their metal content–makes them a good investment, particularly for investors who enjoy collecting “junk” coins.
Your 2,500 Wheat Pennies will ship in a canvas bag that weighs over 17 pounds. Dates will range from 1930 to 1956, though we cannot guarantee any particular variety of these dates.
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Andrew on 4/03/2016
" Well I have to say this was a very mixed bag. Received all 40's and 50's no 30's or 20's at all !!! A little dissapointing and even received a silver/steel 1944 penny!!! which is certainly fake This was a heavily searched over bag and no variety at all. Only high point was 7 well tarnished steelies and good handful of S mint coins. Don't know how a fake '44 got in there but need better network control. Well live and learn"
John M. S. on 12/24/2015
" I bought 1 bag earlier this month (Dec. 2015) and got a pretty nice mix of 40s and 50s. I also got 32 1943 steelies! A few 1920s and a 1919 (common year)... Overall, I was pleased with the mix that I got. Also ended up with 5+ rolls of 1944!"
Kevin on 6/05/2014
" I can't give it a 1 because I knew the possibility of getting a bad bag was there.... yet I did it anyway with high hopes. Mostly 1950s, a few 1940s, and a handful of 1910s that look like they've been through heck and back. Oddly enough, I received more 1960/70/80 than I did 1920/30. If they credited a bit back towards my next purchase I'd be happy however that's doubtful so I'll just chalk this up to experience. "
George on 9/30/2013
" i have to say the first bag was good and a nice mixed bag but the second bag looks like it went through world war 2, very bad mix and a lot of cull coins that are no use to me and 90% 50's, so not a good deal on the second bag at all, not consistent."
Hank on 7/29/2013
" This say a nice mix of 1930- 1958, I received nearly all 40s and 50s. One 1936. many 1940s a few that were S mints. One 1972 that was nearly bent in half. Good quality, not much selection. "