The 1935 Lincoln penny, in many ways, resembles the penny that is still in circulation today, but is far more valuable. Thanks to its scarcity as well as its age, collectors scramble to get their hands on these coins. After all, being that they are no longer being minted means that there are only ever going to be fewer Lincoln pennies. No matter the condition, they are highly collectible.
The obverse side of the 1935 Lincoln penny is designed in much the same way as the modern penny. In the center you will notice the raised depiction of President Abraham Lincoln. The President’s image is highly detailed and is accompanied with two inscriptions, one that reads ”Liberty” and one that marks the 1935 year of minting. Arching overtop of the obverse is a raised inscription which reads “In God We Trust.”
On the reverse side, the central aspect features two inscriptions; one that reads “United States of America,” and one that reads “One Cent,” marking the face value. On either side of the central inscriptions are single wheat stalks. It is these stalks of wheat that give the coin is “Wheat Penny” nickname. Finally, the Latin phrase “E Pluribus Unum” is seen arching overtop.