The wheat penny is a classic iconic early 21st century American coin with a face value of 1 cent that was minted from 1909 to 1956.
On a personal note we just love searching penny rolls for wheat and indian head pennies. Wheat pennies are still readily found in circulation and because of the relative price of just $25 for a box of these coins, they are cheap and will keep the coin roll searcher on his or her toes.
How to Clean Wheat Pennies
May 22, 2015
How to Clean Old Wheat Pennies
Lincoln wheat pennies are no longer made for circulation, but it is still possible to come across them in old coin jars, and they do occasionally turn up as pocket change. Made for over 50 years until 1956, many of these old wheat pennies are dirty, even those that turn up on eBay, and cleaning them using some everyday household products restores their shine. However, collectors should never clean a valuable wheat penny; cleaning coins reduces their value.