Lincoln Wheat Cents (1909-1958) | The Coin Shop

Lincoln Wheat Cents

The Wheat Cent or sometimes called a penny was an American coin designed by the U.S. Mint from 1909 to 1958. The front of the coin features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The back of the coin has "ONE CENT" surrounded by wheat stalks on either side. These cents are commonly called "wheaties" or "wheat backs." The coin was designed by Victor David Brenner and replaced the design for the Indian Head penny. Many collectors today got their start with this coin.