50 Lincoln Wheat Cents

Item Number: 73020
Product Type:  Coin
Size: 3/4 inch (19.05mm) Round
Material: copper alloy
Price: $10.90

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50 Lincoln Wheat Cents

With different dates or mint marks.

Young numismatists (coin collectors) will love to collect and sort through these classic Lincoln Wheat Cents, the first United States regular issue coin to feature President Abraham Lincoln, in production from 1909 through 1958.

These coins were the result of President Theodore Roosevelt’s efforts to make U.S. coinage more engaging, and they provide ample opportunity for youngsters to learn about American values.

Lincoln Wheat Cents were the first regular issue United States coins to feature an actual person as opposed to idealized personifications such as Lady Liberty. Since 1909 was the centennial of the birth of the assassinated President, there was a strong call for Lincoln’s visage on a regularly circulating coin.

Pennies struck between 1909 and 1958 were heavier (3.11g as opposed to 2.5g today) and composed of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc. The obverse features the now classic bust of President Abraham Lincoln with the words “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The reverse displays the denomination of the coin “ONE CENT” between two ears of wheat.

This starter set includes fifty common, random, different-dated Lincoln Wheat Cents, graded fine or better, in a velour pouch ideal for carrying or keeping safe.

The 1943 steel cent, also known as a steel war penny or steelie, was a variety of the U.S. one-cent coin which was struck in steel due to wartime shortages of copper, and may appear randomly among the coins in this collection.