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 500 Wheat Pennies will ship in a sealed bag that weighs over three pounds. Dates will range from 1930 to 1956, though we cannot guarantee any particular variety of these dates.
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For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.
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Donavan on 12/27/2017
" They are in great shape would love to own bag or two?!!"
PJ on 4/10/2016
" i like um! must be a reason they sold out!! "
DB on 10/30/2014
" good to very good condition."
Victor on 4/05/2013
" Trying to break into the junk metal market and thought I would try these out. All in all good buy most of the coins were from the 40's and 50's. The total melt value is far less than what I paid but I am sure that with the state of the world economy that these will probably be going up in value soon."
BARBARA on 1/21/2013
" I know there are no guarantees when buying a mixed bag like this, but I was disappointed that all of the pennies from TWO orders were from 1940s and 1950s only, nothing earlier. My first purchase had contained a lot of good pennies, but these subsequent purchases were a bust. "