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Eleven Lincoln Cents You Need To Look for In Pocket Change

​Here at CoinValues, we cover an entire variety of coins ranging from the pennies through gold coins, but there's no denying that many of our visitors are interested in finding out what their Lincoln wheat cents are worth. That's perhaps little surprise to us – after all, pennies are among the coins we most commonly come across in pocket change, an...

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Why (Most) Old Wheat Pennies Aren’t Worth Hundreds of Dollars

Many folks visit Coin Values asking about the value of their old wheat cents. I think a lot of these visitors believe they've hit the jackpot when they find an old Lincoln wheat cent in circulation and then come here wanting to know whether their 1941 penny is worth either hundreds of dollar or thousands of dollars. How disappointing it must be for...

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The History of Wheat Pennies

Minted from 1909 through 1958, Lincoln wheat pennies were among the longest-running United States coin series in history. The Lincoln cent was designed by famous Lithuanian-born sculptor and engraver Victor David Brenner and initially honored the 100th anniversary of President Lincoln's birth; the wheat stalk design on the reverse of the coin symbo...

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Why Old Lincoln Wheat Pennies Make Great Collectibles

​I've always been a fan of old Lincoln wheat pennies. These classic coins were struck at the United States Mint from 1909 through 1958 and are one of the most widely collected coins of all time. One of the first coins I ever placed into my collection was a 1941 Lincoln wheat cent that I found in pocket change back in 1992, and wheat pennies continu...

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