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A U.S. wheat penny is a form of currency that was used from 1909 to 1956. It differs from the pennies used in circulation today due to the two stalks of wheat that decorate the back of the penny and the fact that they we... More »

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According to the website Pennies, the first penny created in the United States was in 1787 by Benjamin Franklin. It bore the image of a sun and sundial above the message "mind your own business." The most recent design o... More »

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Wheat pennies vary in worth depending on the condition of the penny and the year in which it was minted. As U.S. currency, all wheat pennies are worth at least 1 cent, but rarer coins minted with anomalies or in limited ... More »

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As of 2015, U.S. wheat pennies are worth anywhere from 3 cents to over $10, depending on the condition of the coin. Wheat pennies are still readily available in circulation, but are still worth more than their face value... More »

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Indian head pennies are 1-cent coins that were issued by the United States Mint as currency between the years of 1859 and 1909. The 1891 issue of the penny trades for relatively high prices among coin collectors, as very... More »

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A 50.000 Mark German banknote issued in 1922 is not particularly valuable as a collectible, and it has no face value as an obsolete form of currency. The period in 1922 saw the rise of inflation and hyperinflation in Ger... More »

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A 1945 copper penny carries the design of the Lincoln wheat penny and is made out of 95 percent copper. The U.S. Mint produced Lincoln wheat pennies from 1909 to 1958. More »

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