||G4 or Better
||.950 Copper, .050 Tin and Zinc
We are pleased to offer for sale this 1931-S KEY DATE Wheat Penny
1931-S Wheat Penny
is circulated and will grade G-4
or better. All of our circulated coins have no major marks or
visible problems (just honest wear.) This means that the 1931-S
will make a great addition to any circulated
collection, and a great value.
The 1931-S Wheat Penny
comprised of .950 (95%) copper and .050 (5%)
tin and zinc with a diameter of 19mm and a mass of 3.1 grams.
The Wheat Penny
was desgined at the behest of President Theodore
Roosevelt, who lamented the lack of artistic merit in U.S.
Currency. Roosevelt originally chose sculptor Augustus
Saint-Gaudens, a noted sculptor, to design what became the Wheat
Penny. However, when Saint-Gaudens passed away, the job fell
to Victor David Brenner. Roosevelt felt that the new cent
should honor his fellow Republican Abraham Lincoln because of the
impending 100th Anniversary of Lincoln's birth, which came in 1909.
Both the obverse and the reverse of the Wheat Penny
Victor David Brenner, who featured a profile of Lincoln on the obverse
along with the word 'Liberty' and the motto 'In God We
Trust'. The reverse of the Wheat Penny
features two ears of
durum wheat, which give the coin its common name, as well as the Latin
phrase 'E Pluribus Unum,' which means "out of many, one." The inclusion of
Brenner's initials on the reverse of the coin also caused significant
controversy upon the release of the Wheat Penny
Due to a
public outcry, stoked by a bit of yellow journalism, the initials were
removed from the coin until 1931-S, when they were placed on Lincoln's
shoulder next to the rim.
The Circulated 1931-S
KEY DATE Wheat Penny Lincoln Wheat Cent
is a beautiful coin
that will grade G-4 or better, perfect for any collector, and a great
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