1956 / Lincoln Wheat Penny
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The United States Mint first minted the Lincoln Wheat Penny, or "Wheatie" as they are sometimes called, in 1909. Victor D. Brenner designed the coin under the direction of President Theodore Roosevelt who was on a mission to redesign our nation's coinage. Lincoln was chosen as a subject for the penny to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. The wheat penny remains very popular and is a classic iconic early 21st century American coin.
This particular coin is in brilliant uncirculated condition and is made of 95% copper. Similar to coin shown.