How to Spot Them: Don't Waste This Wheat Penny

Struck by the United States Mint from 1909 to 1958, these coins feature a profile of Abraham Lincoln on the obverse and two wheat stalks flanking the words "ONE CENT" on the reverse.

Identifying and valuing these pennies requires a keen eye and some basic knowledge. Here's how you can ensure you don't overlook a valuable wheat penny.

On the reverse, two wheat stalks flank the denomination "ONE CENT" and the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

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Another valuable coin, minted in Denver, with only about 1.2 million produced. It is a key date for collectors.

This penny was minted in Denver but, due to a die error, the "D" mint mark is missing on some coins, making it highly collectible.

Most 1943 pennies were struck in steel due to wartime metal shortages.

However, a few were mistakenly minted in copper, making them incredibly rare and valuable.

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