Lincoln Penny Value is Conditional
To gauge the approximate grade of your Lincoln Penny, you must minutely examine the coin. One simple detail to inspect is the wheat stalks on the coin’s reverse. If the lines at the tops of the wheat stalks remain crisp, clear and robust, the coin may be in extremely fine condition. If the parallel lines at the top of the wheat stalk are easily observable, the coin is likely in fine or perhaps an even better condition.
If the penny bears significant circulation wear, the lines at the tops of the stalks will be worn down or possibly even worn away. In this case, the coin might be in good or a lesser condition. Of course, the coin’s other details must also be in excellent condition to be assigned a grade of extremely fine, with little to no signs of wear or erosion. Simply put, the better the overall condition of your Lincoln Wheat Penny, the more desirable it may be to dealers and collectors, and therefore more valuable.