Below is a sampling of our inventory, which changes daily. Please stop by at our Denver or Greenwood Village store or email us for specific needs.
1943 Lincoln Wheat Cent (Steel). During World War II, copper was needed for manufacturing ammunition and other military equipment, leading to a shortage of the metal for minting cents. In 1943, zinc-coated steel was selected to produce Lincoln Wheat Cents. The following year, the U.S. Mint returned to a copper alloy made from used ammunition casings; thus, 1943 is the only year during which pennies were made of steel. 1943 steel pennies were produced at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mint locations. Please call or visit our showroom for pricing and availability.
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Lincoln Wheat Cents (Year Varies). Lincoln Wheat Cents, also known as wheat pennies (for the ears of wheat on the coin’s reverse) or Lincoln pennies (for the bust of Abraham Lincoln on the coin’s obverse), were minted from 1909-1958. The coin was designed by Victor David Brenner. The 1909-S wheat cent with Brenner’s initials (V.D.B.) on the reverse is the rarest date and mintmark. Lincoln Wheat Cents were produced at the Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Denver mints. We have bags of 500 mixed date Lincoln Wheat Cents available for $26.50. Please call or visit our showroom for availability.