The Lincoln Penny was first minted in 1909 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. It was the first circulating coin to feature a real person instead of Lady Liberty. The obverse features a portrait of Lincoln by sculptor Victor D. Brenner. The reverse of the coin until 1958 was the legendary wheat ears design.
The wheat ears design was replaced with the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse in 1959. These key coins are a great way to start or add to a collection of Lincoln Pennies. No specific mint marks are guarantee.