Immediately to the left of the central image is a raised inscription which reads liberty. To the right of lincoln's image is a raised inscription marking the 1944 year of minting. Arching overtop of the coin is an inscription which reads in god we trust. The coin's reverse features in the center two different inscriptions.One of the inscriptions marks the one cent face value while another simply says united states of america. On the left and right outer edge of the reverse you will see two individual stalks of wheat, which is why the penny is sometimes referred to as the wheat penny. Finally, the latin phrase e pluribus unum is arching overtop. This item is made of recycled from ammunition shells.