Lincoln Wheat Cents make a valuable investment in copper bullion, and are the most commonly collected coin in the America.We are pleased to offer our copper bullion customers an extremely cost-effect way to obtain copper in bulk in the form of legal tender coinage by purchasing historic Lincoln Wheat Cents minted from 1930 - 1958. We offer 5000-piece, 34 pound bags, 2500-piece, 17 pound bags, and 500-piece, 3 pound bags! At these costs, investors will enjoying knowing they’ve shrewdly diversified their bullion holdings with precious copper, a metal experiencing shortages for business purposes as it increasingly becomes more valuable with time. Composed of .080 Troy ounces of 95% copper and 5% tin or zinc, a 34 pound bag of Lincoln Pennies totals at least 32 pounds of pure, copper bullion! Our bulk bags of copper pennies will contain coins in circulated to almost uncirculated condition, but the Lincoln Wheat Cents’ real value lies in their bullion content. We also offer the same bulk purchasing options for Lincoln Steel Pennies in the same wheat design. These Lincoln Steel Pennies, however, are collectible and more valuable due to their limited release. They were only produced in 1943 when the United States suspended the use of copper (and nickel) coins to redeploy these metals for use in the great military effort underway during World War II. They are composed of 100% steel with a slight zinc covering, giving them a silver color. Lincoln Steel Pennies were quickly discontinued because their silver color made them easily confused with the dime. After the war, the U.S. Treasury began to quietly reacquire as many steel versions as possible without publicly saying it was doing so for fear of widespread hoarding. Lincoln Pennies have a mass of 2.5 grams with a diameter of 19.05 millimeters and were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco.
The Lincoln Wheat Cent or Penny is a coin that began production in 1909 to honor the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Its obverse design with a profile bust of Lincoln has proved so beloved, that it is still used for the obverse design today. It is the reverse design that gives the Lincoln Wheat Penny its name, with the Lincoln Wheat Cent produced from 1909 until 1958 when the wheat design was replaced by the Lincoln Memorial reverse design in 1959. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was originally selected to design the new cent piece, but he died before he could begin the Lincoln wheat design. Therefore, Victor David Brenner who had designed a metal for the Panama Canal Commission was selected to begin work on the new penny. The coins were released to great public interest. It is widely held that Brenner used a photo of Lincoln reading to his son, Tad because Brenner felt this pictured showed Lincoln in a more complimentary light. Brenner then used two ears of wheat on both the left and right of the coin with the words ONE CENT prominently featured in the center of the coin with “E PLURIBUS UNUM” in small lettering at the top and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” in smaller lettering at the bottom. The front of the coin remained fittingly simple as a tribute to Lincoln with only his profile and the words “IN GOD WE TRUST” at the top, “LIBERTY” to left of Lincoln, the coin’s date at the bottom and the mint mark to right of Lincoln. Please review our individual product descriptions to select a purchasing option that best meets your investment needs, and use our secure on-line ordering system to begin enjoying your Lincoln Pennies in only days.