1952 Wheat Penny Value Guide

What Is the 1952 Lincoln Wheat Penny Made Of? The 1952 Lincoln wheat penny is made of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc.

This is the composition of the Lincoln penny from 1909 to 1982, except for 1943, when it was made with zinc-plated steel. Then from 1982 to the present day, the Lincoln penny was made with 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper.

1952 D Lincoln Wheat Penny The Denver Mint produced over 746 thousand pennies in 1952, making it the most abundant variety for that given year.

1952 P Lincoln Wheat Penny In 1952, the Philadelphia Mint produced more than 186 thousand pennies, about a hundred thousand lower than in 1951 and 1953. The 1952 P wheat pennies don’t have mint marks.

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1952 Proof Lincoln Wheat Penny The Philadelphia Mint also produced beautiful proof penny coins in 1952. What’s interesting is that the quantity increased as more and more people got interested in proof coins. 

1952 S Lincoln Wheat Penny The 1952 S wheat pennies are quite common in higher grades. However, the main issue is that the San Francisco Mint uses repolished or refinished dies.

While this gives the coin a beautiful look, the engraved elements can be shallow and may lack details.

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