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Wheat Pennies Chest

SKU: 400004307585

$14.99 $13.49 Member Price
A handsome chest for your Lincoln Wheat Pennies. The chest measures 5" x 3" and a certificate of authenticity is enclosed. This chest includes wheat pennies from a variety of years, including one steel penny from 1943. (Due to copper shortages in WWII, pennies were made of zinc-coated steel in the year of 1943 only.) Wheat pennies were designed by Victor David Brenner, a New York sculptor, and the coin was officially released on August 2, 1909. In 1959, to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Lincoln's birth, the wheat stalks on the reverse of the coin were replaced with a rendering of the Lincoln Memorial by Frank Gasparro. Style # 7206UPM