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Old 04-15-2019, 11:19 AM
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Went to my local restaurant for breakfast this morning and got a 1953 D
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:27 PM
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I got a wheat back in change from the local grocery store a couple of weeks ago. Pretty rare to get one.

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Old 04-15-2019, 01:12 PM
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Always checking my change. Usually get a few Wheats a year.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:01 PM
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Love it!

I just got a nice ‘35 in change, that’s why I like to pay cash for daily purchases. At least a half dozen each year. Couple silvers too.

Last year my son found about 20 in 10 months working the till at Taco Bell. And a half dozen silvers and couple buffalos.

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Old 04-15-2019, 07:30 PM
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That is a rare find these days. I recall about three wheat pennies in my change in the last couple years. Silver? Forget about it. Decades ago. I keep checking though!
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:39 PM
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That is a rare find these days. I recall about three wheat pennies in my change in the last couple years. Silver? Forget about it. Decades ago. I keep checking though!
1,000+ silvers for me in the last decade, from rolls. 12+ wheats per $25 average. They are out there!

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Old 04-15-2019, 07:58 PM
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Always checking my change. Usually get a few Wheats a year.
Same for me.

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Son worked the till at a Mobil for awhile and brought me some good coins. People pay with whatever they have sometimes..

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Old 04-15-2019, 08:55 PM
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I get a pretty good amount of wheats in my change....most come from the local donut shop.

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Old 04-15-2019, 11:39 PM
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I check my change all the time. I just cashed out my loose change and it came to $360, makes me nervous, I always feel like I missed a worth while keeper. 8^)
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Old 04-16-2019, 02:47 AM
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Nice, worth checking your change

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It doesn’t hurt to check the “old finds” jar. I was going through some dark beach clad and found a 1964 Rosie that I thought was clad when I found it.

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As I was walking up to the front door of the Family Dollar Store this past Saturday, I saw a penny next to the curb. When I picked it up, I saw that it was a 1944 Wheat penny. Looked it over very good to see if it was part of the World Coin Hunt seeds. But no sticker or markings. Just a cool penny.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:06 PM
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Cool find! Since I started metal detecting, I've been especially careful in checking my change... so far, no wheat cents or silver for me yet, but maybe one of these days it will happen. Keep it up!

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Old 04-17-2019, 10:39 PM
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I got a 1936 wheat in my change at a Starbucks in Alabama last week. The cashier spotted it but gave it to me anyway. First wheat in my change that I can remember.

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Old 04-19-2019, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by petejc View post
Went to my local restaurant for breakfast this morning and got a 1953 D
wheat penny in my change. Pretty cool
Inhave a jar of random wheats , no key dates and am ready to roll em or coin star them as they are pretty worthless
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:50 AM
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Pennies are the "Rodney Dangerfield" of our currency, they get no respect. Most people totally overlook pennies or just find them useless.

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Old 04-19-2019, 11:09 AM
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MTtrashdigger, First of all I wouldn't be to proud to tell everyone you were at Starbucks......ha ha ha Good job

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Old 04-19-2019, 01:05 PM
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When I was in Jr high school, after gym, everyone was throwing loose change around the locker room, I saw a penny roll by and don't know why, but I picked it up. It turned out to be a 1955 double die, sold it for $80 the next day, of course that was back in the late 60's.
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:03 PM
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I always pull the coppers from my change. Yesterday I received a 1949 Wheatie in my change from the local BBQ Joint.
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