How do I collect wheat pennies?

Answer Wheat PenniesPurchase or borrow a metal detector if you don't already own one. Make sure it is formulated for finding coins. Use a Conventional Single, Dual or Multi-Frequency detector. These are d... Read More »

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How to Collect Wheat Pennies?

Wheat pennies were produced from 1909 to 1959 in the United States. Today they are somewhat rare, but if you take your time, you can find many of them.

When did wheat pennies come out?

The United States Mint first made wheat pennies in 1909. They are called "wheat pennies" because of the stalks of wheat that appear on the coin's reverse. The wheat stalks were replaced by the Linc... Read More »

How many wheat pennies are in a pound?

There are approximately 145 wheat pennies in a pound, unless the pennies were minted in 1943. Pennies were minted from steel in 1943, because copper was being diverted for use in World War II. One ... Read More »

How much are wheat pennies worth?

Wheat cents are Lincoln pennies that were minted between 1909 and 1958. The reverse features two stalks of wheat which run up the sides of the coin. Depending on the date and at which mint it was p... Read More »