1940s wheat penny value

The penny first appeared in 1909. It featured the portrait of Lincoln and marked a significant departure from the generally accepted style of coins used in the United States up to that time. It was the first coin to feature a portrait other than the traditional Liberty. The 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth broke the reluctance to use portraits on coins.

The 26th US President, Theodore Roosevelt, thought that American coins were very common. He thought of President Lincoln as the saviour of the Union and a very great politician. He thought of himself as Lincoln’s political heir. Victor David Brenner was a talented relief artist who had arrived in the United States just 19 years earlier.

Brenner based his sculpture on a photograph of Lincoln. President Roosevelt was impressed by the work. His Lincoln Memorial was featured on the coin. The United States Congress passed an act on March 3, 1865. This act regulated the use of the inscription “In God We Trust” on coins.

The approval of Franklin MacVeagh, Secretary of the Treasury, was still required. He gave his approval on 14 July 1909. Three weeks later, on 2 August, the new coin was released to the public.

Rare Pennies
The 1940 Rare Pennies are among the most minted coins in the history of the United States. They were produced in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. They were made from copper, tin and zinc components.
The production of the 1940 coins was made possible by the improvement in the US economy. The nation, recovering from the Great Depression, had the opportunity to increase the number of coins it produced.

1940s wheat penny value

 

 

 

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