
Lincoln "Wheat" Penny / Cent 

Years of Production: 1909 through 1958
Compostion: Copper, tin and zinc
Minted at: Wheat pennies were struck at the Philadelphia Mint, Denver Mint and San Francisco Mint
Location of Mint Mark: Obverse side, below date
Designer: The Lincoln wheat penny was designed by Victor D. Brenner.
Comments: "Wheat" pennies (cents) are named for the ears of wheat on the reverse side of the coin. Click coins at right to view obverse and reverse coin detail.

 
How much are my wheat pennies worth? A wheat penny  with a face value of 1 cent  can be worth more depending on certain factors. Coin value is dependant on the coin's condition, often rated as Fair, Good (G), Very Good (VG), Fine (F), Very Fine (VF) or Extremely Fine (EF or XF). Proof coins are specially struck coins with mirrored surfaces.
In addition to the quality of a coin, its value is also dependant on how rare it is. Below is a list of the approximate mintages of Lincoln wheat pennies.

1909 VDB 28 Million
1909S VDB OneHalf Million
1909 73 Million
1909S 2 Million
1910 147 Million
1910S 6 Million
1911 101 Million
1911D 13 Million
1911S 4 Million
1912 68 Million
1912D 10 Million
1912S 4 Million
1913 77 Million
1913D 16 Million
1913S 6 Million
1914 75 Million
1914D 1 Million
1914S 4 Million
1915 29 Million
1915D 22 Million
1915S 5 Million
1916 132 Million
1916D 36 Million
1916S 23 Million
1917 196 Million
1917D 55 Million
1917S 33 Million
1918 288 Million
1918D 48 Million
1918S 35 Million
1919 392 Million
1919D 57 Million
1919S 140 Million
1920 310 Million
1920D 49 Million
1920S 46 Million
1921 39 Million
1921S 15 Million
1922D 7 Million
1923 75 Million
1923S 9 Million
1924 75 Million
1924D 3 Million
1924S 12 Million
1925 140 Million
1925D 23 Million
1925S 26 Million
1926 157 Million
1926D 28 Million
1926S 5 Million
1927 144 Million
1927D 27 Million
1927S 14 Million
1928 134 Million
1928D 31 Million
1928S 17 Million
1929 185 Million
1929D 42 Million
1929S 50 Million
1930 157 Million
1930D 40 Million
1930S 24 Million
1931 19 Million
1931D 5 Million
1931S ThreeQuarter Million
1932 9 Million
1932D 11 Million
1933 14 Million
1933D 6 Million
1934 219 Million
1934D 28 Million

1935 245 Million
1935D 47 Million
1935S 39 Million
1936 310 Million
1936D 41 Million
1936S 29 Million
1937 309 Million
1937D 50 Million
1937S 35 Million
1938 157 Million
1938D 20 Million
1938S 15 Million
1939 317 Million
1939D 15 Million
1939S 52 Million
1940 587 Million
1940D 81 Million
1940S 113 Million
1941 887 Million
1941D 129 Million
1941S 92 Million
1942 658 Million
1942D 207 Million
1942S 86 Million
1943 (Steel) 685 Million
1943D (Steel) 218 Million
1943S (Steel) 192 Million
1944 1435 Million
1944D 431 Million
1944S 283 Million
1945 1041 Million
1945D 226 Million
1945S 182 Million
1946 992 Million
1946D 316 Million
1946S 198 Million
1947 191 Million
1947D 195 Million
1947S 99 Million
1948 318 Million
1948D 173 Million
1948S 82 Million
1949 218 Million
1949D 154 Million
1949S 64 Million
1950 273 Million
1950D 335 Million
1950S 119 Million
1951 295 Million
1951D 625 Million
1951S 101 Million
1952 187 Million
1952D 746 Million
1952S 138 Million
1953 257 Million
1953D 701 Million
1953S 182 Million
1954 72 Million
1954D 252 Million
1954S 96 Million
1955 331 Million
1955D 563 Million
1955S 45 Million
1956 421 Million
1956D 1098 Million
1957 284 Million
1957D 1051 Million
1958 253 Million
1958D 801 Million

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