Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fifteen Wheat Pennies I Pulled From A Bank Box

I didn't think I would be able to grab a full twenty-five dollar box from my main bank today. I tried to get up but I kept resetting my alarm for an hour or two later. It sucks but I never seem to be able to go to bed early enough. Often I find myself laying in bed for two hours or more before I finally fall asleep. I guess I need to try and take something for that. Sometimes I can get by on five hours of sleep but other times it just seems like I need more than eight. I don't know what's wrong with me.

I did finally wake up with enough time to spend two hours in town today. I ended up picking up about fifty dollars in dimes from one bank but I didn't get any silver. I then headed over to my favorite bank where I have my oldest account set up. Unfortunately they had already closed the vault so I couldn't get anything. There is an Old National Bank right behind them though, so I walked over there thinking I wouldn't make it in time but I did. I got a box of pennies from them and it turned out to be the best box I've come across in a long time. I think I need to start using them to get my coin rolls more often. By the time I went through the whole box I ended up with fifteen wheat pennies. Below are three pics showing what I found.

This first set of five wheat pennies has some older dates in it. I pulled a 1939 with no mint mark, a 1940 and a 1941 with no mint marks and a 1944D and 1947D. I could have sworn I pulled a 1920s wheat penny as well but my vision isn't very good so I was probably seeing a two that was really a three on the 1939 wheat back. The second set was some newer coins.

This second set of old coins is from the 1940s and 1950s and they are some of the best looking wheat pennies I have found all month. The first three are a 1952D and 1953S along with a 1946. The last two are a 1951S and 1951D. These are great condition coins and I was really happy to find them.

This last set of wheat pennies contains a 1950D, a 1951, a 1954D, a 1957D and a 1958D. All around this is a nice set of old coins. I think this box was actually worth the time I put in on it. It took me about 30 minutes to go through it but I'm sure I could have done it much faster. I think I might have to make the bank I got this box from my regular bank for coin roll hunting.


  1. You should look into 50 cent pieces and 1 dollar coins. I found a silver 50 cent piece in a roll once. I have no idea how much it's worth. My wife kept it in her collection and we still have it today. Anyway, I "pinned" the images from this post on pinterest

    1. Ya, I'm getting my money up to do this. I see a lot of people going through $500 boxes these days and striking out though. I'm going to give it a try in the next couple of months. I just need to make sure my banks coin machine takes fifty cent coins.