Lincoln Wheat Pennies- Designed by Victor David Brenner, the obverse features the portrait of Abraham Lincoln with the phrase “In God We Trust” arching across the coin’s top. This type, minted from 1909-1958, depicts two ears of wheat enclosing the words “One Cent” and “United States of America.”
The U.S. Lincoln cent has had the same obverse since its creation in 1909, making it one of the longest-running coin types in U.S. and world coinage history.
What is a Wheat Penny?
The wheat penny is an iconic 20th century one-cent piece minted in the United States between 1909 and 1958. The wheat penny is also commonly known as a Lincoln cent due to the bust of Abraham Lincoln appearing on the obverse. See the various coin values of the Wheat Penny and many more.
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