Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Found Some Wheat Pennies While Coin Roll Hunting A Full Box From The Bank
I have gone through about a dozen full boxes of pennies and countless single rolls before today but this will be my first official post of a box I've gone through and shared online. I think I'm going to skip using my phone to take pics of these because all three of the cameras I have available right now look like crap when I take pics. When I do scans of the money I find while coin roll hunting the images look a hundred times better so I think I'm going to stick with this method. It might even be said that the coins look too good when they are scanned. It could be that I'm just blind and cant believe how good they look when their magnified, because believe me I'm so blind I sometimes bump into walls. I've been wearing glasses since I was three years old so yeah.
This is actually thirty dollars worth of pennies that I coin roll hunted but since I was waiting for the bus I went ahead and went through the first five dollars worth after I ate my fish sandwich and fries from Hardee's, damn that is a good fish sandwich but still not as good as they use to be about 10 years ago. Anyway you're only getting a picture of the $25 bank box of pennies here. I don't think anyone really cares about that anyway. The ten loose rolls I went through were almost a bust. I found one 1940s wheat penny from that group and a 1952 George VI Canadian penny. These have a value comparable to wheat pennies so I keep any of these I find.
Altogether this box was not that great. From my experience an average box of fifty rolls of pennies yields you about twenty wheat pennies or about that many coins that I would consider valuable only by their age. I don't really hunt for anything else as my vision is really too bad to catch error coins and the whole process seems way too time consuming for me. If I get more than twenty hits from a box then it's a good day for me. If I get less than fifteen then I am kind of bummed out. Here is a summery of the small amount of pennies I'm adding to my copper hoard.
I scored seven 1940s wheat pennies today. These are the oldest U.S coins I found today but at least these are almost all early in the decade. I don't think there is anything that really stands out but maybe you have a better eye than me. I would have liked to see some much older coins but something is better than nothing.
There where six 1950s wheat pennies. Which was really disappointing. I mean the fifties pennies are still so common that I should be able to pull over ten from a box easy and this was ten rolls more than a full box so I'm gonna go over here and cry for a little bit.
The last thing I found was a 1952 George VI Canadian penny. Above is a scan of both sides of the coin. As I said I keep my older Canadians and British coins because they have values similar to wheat pennies.
This was not a good box at all, not the worst box I ever opened but I had hoped I would have a better box to use for my first blog post. I think the worst box I ever coin roll hunted with gave me 12 wheat pennies and nothing else. Because there where so few hits in this box I won't be adding any of them to my giveaway project. It will probably be about a month before I'm ready to work on the coins for a cure blog anyway. Even though this was one of the least exciting bank penny boxes I have ever gone through I actually had a really good day today. I also picked up a box of nickles from the bank and found a ton of old Jefferson nickles including three silver war nickles. I have never found that many in one box before. I'm going to make a separate post about that and I'll try to get it up before this weekend. I hope you guys are having more luck with your wheat penny and coin roll hunting than I did with this box.