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

Minted from 1909 to 1958, these pennies feature the iconic portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the obverse and a distinctive wheat stalk design on the reverse.

They are beloved by collectors for their historical value and potential worth.

But how can you spot these treasures and ensure you don't accidentally spend a valuable wheat penny? Here's what you need to know.

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Wheat pennies were first introduced in 1909 to commemorate the centennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth.

The obverse side showcases Victor David Brenner's famous profile of Lincoln, making it the first U.S. coin to depict a real person.

The reverse side displays two wheat stalks framing the words "ONE CENT" and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," symbolizing the nation's agricultural heritage.

his design was used until 1958, when it was replaced by the Lincoln Memorial design.

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