Generally alluded to as a Wheat Penny, the Lincoln one penny is referred to likewise by different names, for example, straw penny, wheat head, wheatie or wheat back. These pennies were created in the United Stated during the long periods of 1909-1958. Their worth was one penny – – at that point. The originator of both the front and the rear of the penny (normally alluded to as the head or the tail), was a draftsman from New York named Victor David Brenner. Some of the coins showed his initials (V.D.B.) on the rear of the coin in the middle of the wheat stalks. Debate sprung up over the initials being there and in 1918 was moved to the top of the coin, right beneath Lincoln’s shoulder.
On the off chance that you observe one wheat straws of these pennies, it very well may be significant! The 1909 variant of the coin, stamped in San Francisco California, has the initials VDB between the wheat stalks on the back. There were just 400 and 84 thousand of these coins delivered before the progressions to the initials area were made. A 1909 Wheat Penny with the initials between the wheat, and in mint condition, can be esteemed at $6,000 – $12,000usd. Indeed, even ones in lesser mint or unfortunate condition, can be esteemed at many dollars.
Other series of the Wheat Penny are likewise significant. The 1914-D series stamped only less than 1.2 million duplicates of the penny, and has acquired closeout more than $26,000 for a solitary uncirculated coin. Be that as it may, assuming you end up observing one of the 1909 coins printed in Philadelphia, even with the initials in the wheat, you might be somewhat frustrated. North of 28 million coins were let out of the Philadelphia mint, making these substantially less significant.
Other wheat pennies are important, for example, the 1922 plain and the 1955 twofold bite the dust which are viewed as blunder coins. These coins have brought as much as $5,500 (uncirculated) in closeout.
The wheat configuration was supplanted in 1959 by the Lincoln Memorial plan toward the back. The new plan, made by Frank Gasparro, was made to honor Lincoln’s 150th birthday celebration, and were delivered from 1959 – 1966.
Assuming you track down one of these wheat pennies and are don’t know of its worth, take it to a specialist prior to spending it. That penny could really be worth something beyond one penny.…