wheat penny

Main Entry:  wheat penny
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a one-cent coin produced in the U.S. from 1909-1959, having a portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the obverse and a pair of ears of wheat on the reverse; also called Lincoln Wheat Ears cent
Example:  As of 2007, most wheat cents are currently held in private collections and by dealers.
Etymology:  1909
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