wheat penny

noun
variants: or less commonly wheat cent

Definition of wheat penny

: 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

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First Known Use of wheat penny

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Wheat penny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheat%20penny. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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