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1909-1958 Wheat Cent 5,000-Count Bags

1909-1958 Wheat Cent 5,000-Count Bags

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Any quantity only $219.99 per item!
We obtain these $50 face value bags from multiple vendors and ship them out as is. There are no guarantees on what you will find, so this is a great product for an undiscerning customer looking for a selection of wheat cents.


Product Highlights:
  • Coins are mainly 95% Copper & 5% tin and zinc.
  • 1943 zinc-coated steel cents may be included.
  • Coins come packaged in a heavy duty canvas bag.
  • Each $50 bag of early Lincoln Cents contains 5,000 coins.
  • These average circulated coins are dated 1909-1958.

Protect your coins from fingerprints by adding these cotton gloves to your order.

Who knows what you will find in these bags! Add several of these 5,000-Count Wheat Cent Bags to your cart today!

Dates and compositions you receive may or may not vary, determined by stock on hand.

Dive in to the popularity of the Wheat Back Penny.

While the Wheat Penny originally was minted in 1909, it did not gain popularity until 1917, when a luxury tax was introduced and cents were needed to distribute change after a transaction. Prior to this, the Indian Head Cent design was more popular than Wheat Pennies. In 1922, Wheat Pennies saw a lower demand as the Great Depression hit and production of all coinage decreased. During World War II, the Copper price per ounce skyrocketed and the coin, which had increased in demand after the Great Depression, transitioned to a Zinc-coated steel composition, known as the steel cent, which proved unpopular in the public. The next Wheat Pennies were made of a 95% Copper and 5% Zinc composition until the Wheat Cent was retired in 1958.

The Wheat Back Penny design changed with the times.

The Wheat Back Penny underwent multiple changes and has more distinguishing marks than many other U.S. Mint coins despite having only a 50-year minting span. The actual design of the Wheat Pennies changed in 1916, removing the wrinkles on President Lincoln’s cheeks to help extend the die life of the coin. The composition of rare Wheat Pennies also changed, from Copper and Tin, to Zinc and Iron and then to Copper and Zinc. Interestingly, while the high Copper price per ounce influenced the decision to change the coin’s composition, the treasury did not consider the corrosion level of the metal, which influenced the last composition change of the coin after the public complained about spots on the coins.

The Wheat Cent features President Lincoln because the coin's debut in 1909 marked the centennial of Lincoln's birth.

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Posted By:buschjamesg@gmail.com

From:Lake Station, IN

Date:Dec 27, 2017

5000 bag of pennies from 1909-1958

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There were no pennies below 1940, 64% were in the 1950 range with 29 s pennies and no steel pennies. Apmex needs to stop adv 1909-1958, should be l958 to 1940. BAD DEAL


  • Bottom Line
  • No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Posted By:gk

From:atlanta

Date:Nov 16, 2017

worthless..save your money

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agree with other reviewers. I found nothing below 1940... no steel pennies...less than 1% with S mint mark...


  • Cons
  • Common (higher mintage)
  • Poor Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Posted By:lola

From:Oregon

Date:May 13, 2016

Should be called bag of well-searched 1940-1950's

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I'm over halfway through the bag and there isn't the slightest joy in a treasure hunt as it's overly clear, there is no treasure. Just an extremely overpriced bag of pennies falsely claiming to be 'random' 1909-1950's. So far, there is not a single penny below 1942 and 2/3rds are from the 50's. I'd give it one star because it was shipped promptly and the box didn't bust open in transit; because, though heavily disappointed, I still love pennies and history; and because the overall roll price is not That bad for wheats. But -4 stars for the description vs the actual product.


  • Cons
  • Common (higher mintage)
  • Hard to Sell
  • Poor Condition
  • Generic Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Merchant response: APMEX does have a returns policy. Please let us know any time you are not happy with a product you receive.

Posted By:Phil

From:Virginia

Date:Apr 18, 2016

5000 Wheat Penny Bag

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Well, it's always a crap shoot on a product like this. In hopes that they were actually "random" cents from 1909 - 1958 I found that was not the case at all. Well over 96 % were 1940 and up, no steel cents and everything below 1940 were in less than good condition. Other posts/reviews have said the same. I am not slamming APMEX because there service has always been outstanding but for this product it is buyer beware. Who knows, someone might actually get a truly random lot but I did not.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Cons
  • Common (higher mintage)
  • Bottom Line
  • No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Posted By:mikef

From:utica new york

Date:Mar 21, 2016

GREAT PRODUCT, VERY RESONABLE PRICE

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price was great , customer service was perfect


  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Cons
  • Common (higher mintage)
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:CopperKing

From:Manhattan, KS

Date:Mar 14, 2016

Should be 1950-1958 wheat cents

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I got 5 30's 12 40's and the rest 50's...


  • Cons
  • Common (higher mintage)
  • Bottom Line
  • No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Posted By:In Texas

From:Texas

Date:Mar 9, 2016

Heavy Bag

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Wow, this is a heavy bag. I bought two. They are hard to find and if you look elsewhere, you will see APMEX is very competitively priced on these wheat pennies.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Andy

From:Olivet, mi

Date:Nov 21, 2015

I will buy this again.

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Most dates higher than 1940, but it was as expected. Had a few dates in the 30's, anything older were culls. Have had success with other bags so I would definitely buy again.


  • Pros
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand
  • Cons
  • Common (higher mintage)
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:starfox

From:Houston

Date:Oct 30, 2015

Wheat cent pennies between 1909to1958

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Ok I started to collect many types of coins resently and wheat cents are one of these and I just bought a total 35 pounds from apmex and recieaved the bag and got realy poor wheat cents so bad that I probably will not shop here again I went through 50% of the Bag and got two 1937 and the rest of the coins 1940 to 1958.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Cons
  • Unattractive Design
  • Generic Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Merchant response: We're sorry you are unsatisfied with the selection of pennies you received. You are welcome to return them per our guarantee. Before you dismiss us a vendor because of your disappointment, please be advised we advertised this as a truly random selection sold with no guarantees or promises what you will receive.

Posted By:Centhound

From:South TX

Date:Aug 21, 2015

Wheat Cent bags

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Bought 2 bags. They were very different. One with many older dates, but no varieties. One mostly 40's and 50's, but several significant varieties.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Cons
  • Common (higher mintage)
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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