Produced between 1909 and 1958, the Wheat Penny is a historic one-cent piece that continues to attract a wide range of collectors. Here you will find an especially appealing Wheat cent in that it was both struck at the San Francisco Mint and also has received the highly desirable Red designation from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Now, the 1955-S Lincoln Wheat Penny is available to you for purchase online at JM Bullion in certified condition.
- Arrives to you in a plastic slab from NGC!
- Stunning Wheat Penny with original red luster!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of 95% copper.
- Issued a face value of $.01 from the government of the United States.
- Officially graded MS67 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- The obverse shows President Lincoln.
- On the reverse, there is a stalk of wheat on each side.
- Includes San Francisco mintmark.
Each 1955-S Lincoln Penny in this online JM Bullion listing has been officially certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. These coins have received a spectacular grade of MS67. Furthermore, they were minted at the San Francisco branch and have been designated Red. As such, at least 95% of the original red luster and detail will be present on these coins. Upon arrival you will find them housed in a protective slab from NGC with a label bearing the grading details.
The Lincoln Penny was introduced as part of President Theodore Roosevelt’s attempt to revitalize American currency. The coin debuted in 1909, which was the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. From 1909 to 1958, the Lincoln Penny featured two ears of durum wheat on the reverse design. Then in 1959, this image was replaced by a Lincoln Memorial design, which was used until 2009.
The obverse of these Lincoln Wheat Pennies features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. In this classic portrait by Victor D. Brenner, we see the former President in right-profile relief from the chest up. There are also inscriptions reading In God We Trust, Liberty, 1955.
On the reverse side of 1955-S Wheat Pennies, there are ears of wheat on the left and right side of the field. Between these stalks are inscriptions reading One Cent, United States of America. On the upper rim, there is an additional inscription reading E Pluribus Unum. This translates to Out of Many, One, and is considered by some to be the unofficial motto of the United States.
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