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Old 04-01-2020, 05:12 PM   #1
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Do any of y'all save wheat pennies or just spend them? Ever since I was a kid I have always kept them. I got two yesterday so that's what made me think to ask. I have a change jar but I always check to see what I got before I throw change in there.

I couldn't even tell you why I keep them. Just always have. No particular reason.

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Old 04-01-2020, 05:14 PM   #2
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I saved them as a kid. Don’t think they are worth much.
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:18 PM   #3
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I saved them as a kid. Donít think they are worth much.
I think some may be worth more than others but honestly I wouldn't know what to look for. I have all kinds of different coins but I wouldn't know if I had one worth a million dollars right in front of me. They all look the same to me.
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:20 PM   #4
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Ive always kept them and the old silver dimes
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:22 PM   #5
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Ive always kept them and the old silver dimes
Yea me too.
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:25 PM   #6
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Ive always kept them and the old silver dimes
What year did they stop making those was it something like 1964? My grandpa told me once but I don't remember.
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:27 PM   #7
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I sure dont remember, I've only ever picked up a few of them. Id have to look at the dates on them.

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We watched a movie a few weeks ago where a serial killer was always looking for a certain penny. I googled the most valuable pennies just for fun and noticed some wheat pennies on the list. Just happened to look at the change in my cupholder and saw the back side of a wheat penny. Turned it over and it was from 1946. Thinking I may have hit the jackpot I pulled the list back up...not listed. So I typed in 1946 Wheat Penny; mint condition...$.14 cents.

Skunked again.
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:29 PM   #9
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I keep them.
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:37 PM   #10
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We watched a movie a few weeks ago where a serial killer was always looking for a certain penny. I googled the most valuable pennies just for fun and noticed some wheat pennies on the list. Just happened to look at the change in my cupholder and saw the back side of a wheat penny. Turned it over and it was from 1946. Thinking I may have hit the jackpot I pulled the list back up...not listed. So I typed in 1946 Wheat Penny; mint condition...$.14 cents.

Skunked again.
One from yesterday I got was 1946 too. The other one was from 1955. I think I have one from the 1930's maybe 1937 but I can't really remember. I haven't looked at them in a long time. I also got a Canadian penny or whatever they'd call it a few weeks ago. Which ain't worth nothin of course but I've gotten some Canadian coins over the years.

Also I hope a serial killer don't come to my house looking for my wheat pennies. Pretty sure we would both be pretty frustrated because I can't locate them right off the bat. They're somewhere I just don't know where.

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Old 04-01-2020, 05:49 PM   #11
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Iíve got one from 1919


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Old 04-01-2020, 05:55 PM   #12
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Ive always kept them and the old silver dimes
Me too plus old quarter's.

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Old 04-01-2020, 06:04 PM   #13
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Circulated wheat pennies arent worth much more than face value. Ive got some indian heads and last time i checked the most valuable one was about $1.40
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Old 04-01-2020, 06:52 PM   #14
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Common wheat pennies sell for 3-6 cents each in bulk lots, with teens, twenties, S mint, and 1943 steel cents bringing more.

There are some pretty valuable ones even in lower grades...1909-S VDB, 1909-S, 1914-D, 1922, 1931-S.

Wheat cents from 1934 to 1958 (the last year they were minted) are all fairly common except for some errors like the 1955 doubled die which can sell for several thousand $ even in lower grades.
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Old 04-01-2020, 06:53 PM   #15
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I save them, would have saved all of the silver quarters, nickels and dimes I had pass through my hands, had I known, they were silver. My wife, the smarter one, has been saving silver quarters for years, I was surprised how many she has. When I saw them, I realized very quickly I have had many over the years and did not know what they were.

I do have one indian head penny, I think it's from around 1893, found it when I was filling up with gas one day. Sure someone was not happy about loosing that one.

Most of my wheat pennys are from about 1955 to 1958. I do have some back to the 1930s, I think I know I have many from the 1940s.
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Old 04-01-2020, 06:57 PM   #16
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What year did they stop making those was it something like 1964? My grandpa told me once but I don't remember.
64 was the last year for the dimes and Quarters
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Old 04-01-2020, 06:58 PM   #17
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There was a couple of years during WW2, I think, they had steel pennies. Had a coin collection with pennies from 1920 up til the 80’s along with most nickels, dimes, and quarters. Buffalo nickels from earlier. They all got mixed up in the demolition of my parents house after the Harvey flood. Never did look up values on any of them.
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:08 PM   #18
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It kinda makes a person wonder just how much change was in their pocket at some point that was probably worth more than they thought. I know I've thought about that.
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:09 PM   #19
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64 was the last year for the dimes and Quarters
I thought he told me 1964. My memory ain't too bad.
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:10 PM   #20
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lol
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:12 PM   #21
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I remember when the wheat penny, the buffalo nickel and liberty dime were the norm. Back then I didn't see many quarters.

I think the quarter & dime changed composition in 1964.
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:13 PM   #22
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I save them, would have saved all of the silver quarters, nickels and dimes I had pass through my hands, had I known, they were silver. My wife, the smarter one, has been saving silver quarters for years, I was surprised how many she has. When I saw them, I realized very quickly I have had many over the years and did not know what they were.

I do have one indian head penny, I think it's from around 1893, found it when I was filling up with gas one day. Sure someone was not happy about loosing that one.

Most of my wheat pennys are from about 1955 to 1958. I do have some back to the 1930s, I think I know I have many from the 1940s.
I wish I had saved uncirculated rolls of 1983-P quarters. They sell for about $1000 per roll.

Search your change now for 2019-W quarters. They are selling for about $20-35 each now, and ALL 10 million of them were released into circulation. I found 58 of them last year and sold most of them for $50-75 each when they were a real hot item.
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:13 PM   #23
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:18 PM   #24
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I wish I had saved uncirculated rolls of 1983-P quarters. They sell for about $1000 per roll.

Search your change now for 2019-W quarters. They are selling for about $20-35 each now, and ALL 10 million of them were released into circulation. I found 58 of them last year and sold most of them for $50-75 each when they were a real hot item.
Thanks for the info, I will have to try and remember that.
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:20 PM   #25
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I have a 1925 silver dollar and 3 mint error dimes. and a quarter that I found on a beach in New York from 2001 back in 2016. none are worth anything but fun to keep.
did you know that the US mint makes 12 pennies a second? not trying to be a Debbie Downer. just a odd fact.
I will post some photos if others do the same.
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:16 PM   #26
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All the coins I have worth showing are in storage. I have some 1/2 dollars and stuff like that. Nothin that is rare by any means.
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:19 PM   #27
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I keep wheat pennies and drummer boy quarters when I find them


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Old 04-01-2020, 08:31 PM   #28
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I’m a collector of them as well. I just found a nickel from the forty’s.
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:33 PM   #29
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I have a separate bucket for pre '83 pennies.
I will check wheaties to see if they are special, if not they go with the rest of the copper.
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West Point Mint quarters...I never found any of the last 2 that came out.
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:38 PM   #31
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Buffalo nickles with visible date are about the rarest circulated coins out there because they were so soft.
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:54 PM   #32
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Buffalo nickles with visible date are about the rarest circulated coins out there because they were so soft.
Try finding a 1916-1924 quarter with a readable date. Even most of the ones I see dug up from old sites have the date worn off.
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:55 PM   #33
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I have a few in my penny side table and an envelope of them somewhere..
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:59 PM   #34
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A couple years ago I got a 1944 Nickel out of a change machine at HEB. It’s made of Steel. Probably not worth much but I put it in my small pile of “things that may be worth something one day”.
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I have three big jars of change I want to dig through now.
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:11 PM   #36
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A couple years ago I got a 1944 Nickel out of a change machine at HEB. Itís made of Steel. Probably not worth much but I put it in my small pile of ďthings that may be worth something one dayĒ.
If you have a 1944 nickel made of steel it would be worth a LOT.

From mid 1942-1945 they were made of 35% silver because nickel was needed for the war effort. Same reason 1943 cents were made of steel...they needed the copper. From 1944-1946 a lot of spent shell cases were recycled and turned into pennies.
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:31 PM   #37
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I got a 1916 in change a few weeks back
Oldest I have found
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While tilling in the garden I found a 1859 half dime. I didn't know they existed. It has a bent edge and hole in it so the value is minimal. I put it up somewhere and it is real safe because I can't find it.
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:45 PM   #39
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I need to get more knowledgeable about this stuff. Especially since I'm already digging through change anyway I might as well know something about it so I somewhat know what I'm looking at besides the obvious.
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If you have a 1944 nickel made of steel it would be worth a LOT.

From mid 1942-1945 they were made of 35% silver because nickel was needed for the war effort. Same reason 1943 cents were made of steel...they needed the copper. From 1944-1946 a lot of spent shell cases were recycled and turned into pennies.
Iím gonna get it and Iíll take a picture of it.
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:56 PM   #41
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I save them. And nickels. And any other weird coins.
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Buffalo nickles with visible date are about the rarest circulated coins out there because they were so soft.
Really...thinking ive got some?
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:01 PM   #43
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I'm gonna dig some of my coins out of storage and take a look at them. I have some my great grandpa had but I've never seen any others like them. Don't know anything about them.
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Man, i need to pay more attention.

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Old 04-01-2020, 10:16 PM   #45
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Iím gonna get it and Iíll take a picture of it.
I hope you found a 1944 nickel struck on a steel cent planchet. Very few have been found and they are quite valuable.

https://www.coinworld.com/news/preci...steel-pla.html
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:21 PM   #46
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I have a envelope of wheat pennies. I keep everyone I find. My wife thinks Iím crazy Iím for doing it. Also, have one 1964 quarter that I found a few years ago. Got it in a handful of quarters from a change machine. You could immediately tell the difference between in and the newer quarters.


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Old 04-01-2020, 11:36 PM   #47
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Of just pennies. I have

1 1892 indian head penny.
1 1927 wheat penny
1 1935 wheat penny
1 1937 wheat penny
3 1945 wheat pennies
3 1946 wheat pennies
2 1950 wheat pennies
2 1951 wheat pennies
1 1953 wheat penny
2 1954 wheat pennies
3 1955 wheat pennies
5 1956 wheat pennies
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Old 04-01-2020, 11:53 PM   #48
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I’ve got several thousand wheat pennies. They used to belong to my Grandfather...just can’t throw them away. I’m stuck with them.
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Old 04-02-2020, 01:16 AM   #49
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I save the wheat pennies and silver dimes as well- but I’m not sure why I do
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My parents were depression era kids and my Mom told me to always examine change and paper money before you spend and when you receive. Some coins were special she said. I have her collection and mine. A half gallon jar filled with wheat pennies, about 20 Morgans, 10 Liberty Dollars/quarters, Franklin halves, Kennedy halves, silver certificates, large notes and many $2 bills. I buy Eagles and other bullion coins today because of those lessons.
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