A coin’s “grade” is a visual evaluation of the amount of wear on a coin. Coins with little wear are graded higher and therefore assigned higher prices. However, low-grade, extremely rare coins can be of even more value.
Being able to grade Lincoln wheat pennies accurately is the key to determining your coin’s value or price. This guide will help you learn how to grade Lincoln wheat cents through a series of descriptions and photos that illustrate an example of each grade for Lincoln wheat cents.