wheat penny

noun

variants or less commonly wheat cent
: a U.S. one cent coin that has an image of Abraham Lincoln on the obverse and two stalks of wheat on the reverse and that was issued from 1909 to 1958

Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wheat penny was in 1968

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“Wheat penny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheat%20penny. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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