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Wheat Pennies 5,000 Count Bag Common Dates

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Product Specs

  • Mint: United States Mint
  • Face Value: Each penny is worth one cent
  • All dates will range from 1930 to 1956
  • Variety not guaranteed


The obverse of the Wheat Penny features a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln. “IN GOD WE TRUST” is inscribed, as is the year of issue.


The reverse features two wheat stalks encircling the sides of the coin. Between them lie the inscriptions “ONE CENT” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” while “E PLURIBUS UNUM” sits above.

History of the Lincoln Wheat Penny

The Wheat Penny was designed by Victor D. Brenner and issued by the US Mint from 1909 to 1956, and it has since become a classic 21st century American coin. The obverse was commemorative of the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. These pennies were made mostly of copper, but steel versions were struck during WWII.

Wheat Pennies come with a few various markings, depending on where and when they were made. A mintmark is sometimes found under the date, with an “S” for San Francisco or a “D” for Denver. The absence of a mintmark means that it was made in Philadelphia.

Due to their numismatic appeal, Wheat Pennies are often valued at several times their face value, or higher for coins in excellent condition. This fact–along with their metal content–makes them a good investment, particularly for investors who enjoy collecting “junk” coins.

Shipping Info

Your 5,000 Wheat Pennies will ship in a canvas bag that weighs over 34 pounds. Dates will range from 1930 to 1956, though we cannot guarantee any particular variety of these dates.

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For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

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Product Details

Denomination $50
Year Varies
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity N/A
Producer US Mint
Thickness 1.5 mm
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Varies
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Victor D. Brenner
Designer (Reverse) Lyndall Bass
Edge Style Smooth
Product Series Wheat Pennies
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Resealable Bag
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2553845