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 Posted 07/29/2008  3:10 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add vince220 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hello, I am new to this forum but I have been collecting coins for a while now. Recently, I have started looking through rolls of pennies. I was just wondering what my chances are of finding a steel penny or an Indian Head cent in rolls of coins. Also, I wanted to know how common San Francisco pennies are in coin rolls. I live in the midwest if it makes any difference. Thanks in advance.

sorry, I accidently put this in the wrong category and I wasn't sure how to move it.

Edited by Forum Mom to move into Modern US Coin Forum from Varieties/Errors Forum

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 Posted 07/29/2008  3:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add seattleMD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oddly enough, I started coin roll hunting pennies earlier this year and wouldn't you know it, in my FIRST box of purchased cent rolls ($25.00) I found a steel cent. Probably $2000.00 later, I still haven't found another one. I have found I think 3-4 IHs.
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 Posted 07/29/2008  3:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add logan_seeley to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You don't find Indian Heads that often. I haven't searched through rolls for very long, but I've found one. There pretty rare to find though. Welcome to the forum!

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 Posted 07/29/2008  3:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Metalman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Vince

Welcome to the Forum .

Indian and steel cents used to be much more common in rolls , as a kid back in the 60's I used to find them regularly , but as time has gone by they have become less freequent but I still find one every once in awhile .

Wheat cents have been about 3 or 4 to the thousand recently but that number also varies depending on where I get the rolls or accumulations from .

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 Posted 07/29/2008  3:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sir Ferrari to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


After 100 years, most of the Indians have been pulled from circulation. I've never found one in a roll.

Good luck!
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 Posted 07/29/2008  3:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KurtS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

As recently as last year, I used to find many S-mint Lincolns from the 70s in rolls. However, as copper hoarding gained popularity, I'm seeing fewer all the time. From what I've heard from other collectors, finding S coins in the Midwest is harder than here.
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 Posted 07/29/2008  4:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add seattleMD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Vince, you might want to check out another forum dedicated to coin roll hunting on the treasurenet site. I learned a lot of what I know now by reading through their threads and asking questions. This forum is more around identifying coin errors and varieties then coin roll hunting per say.

http://forum.treasurenet.com/index....d,224.0.html
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 Posted 07/29/2008  5:08 pm  Show Profile Check wheatiefan's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add wheatiefan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've found one 1943 and two indian heads in about $500 of searching. I don't keep track of the s-mints.

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 Posted 07/29/2008  5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vince220 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your replies. I'll be sure to check your link seattleMD.
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 Posted 07/30/2008  02:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add foundinrolls to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,

I've been known to find a few Indian Head cents , now and then. "Steel" cents show up on occasion too.

I got emails from two people in the past week that have found Indian Head cents in rolls.

Have Fun,
Bill
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 Posted 07/30/2008  08:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eaglefoot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Takes a lot of searching effort to make a score and you might get discouraged before you get lucky !! Stay consistent and focused and you'll make some "finds"....

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 Posted 07/30/2008  09:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kestrelia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi. In my experience I've found an Indian or steel penny at about the same rate, 1 per 100,000 pennies searched. A lot depends on the area of the country you live in. I'll probably find more wheats/older coins than you being that I'm in the Northeast, but you'll probably find a better mint variety than I will.

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 Posted 07/30/2008  10:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cheungsta to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In my penny roll-hunting, I have yet to find an Indian Head cent, but I did find a steel penny...not in the greatest shape, but it still was a steel penny!
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 Posted 07/31/2008  11:38 pm  Show Profile Check XavierOfGreen's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add XavierOfGreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From my experience at the bank, it is easy to say that indians should actually show up more frequently than steel cents because most banks use magnets to remove foriegn objects from their coin machines. Since the steelies are magnetic they get sucked away while the indian heads sneak by and stay. I've found two indian heads roll searching outof maybe 10 -15 boxes. I've never found a steel cent roll searching, though I have found dozens of them attached to the magnets at the bank and I sometimes throw one or two into the bags just for the heck of it :)
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Cent: 1842 (from machine) ---- Three Cent: 1866 [Nickel] (from machine)
Nickel: 1883 (from roll) ---- Dime: 1911 (from roll)
Quarter: 1932 (from machine) ---- Half: 1917 (from roll)
Dollar: 1880 (from machine) ---- Foriegn: 1863 (from machine)
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 Posted 08/01/2008  12:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Keith Cooner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Me and my wife just started roll hunting a little while ago. Last night we opened our second box and low and behold her first roll had a 1909 VDB wheatie and a 1903 Indian Head penny. I was so jealouse I stayed up all nightand opened every roll myself. Out of that whole box those are the only two that were worth keeping, the rest were just new pennies.
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 Posted 08/04/2008  11:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Terror Of Zanarkand to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I actually found 7 Indian cents at work the other day, no scarce dates, all in the 1900's but it was still pretty cool. I also found an absolutely HIDEOUS steel cent the next day as well. That steel cent may be the grossest coin I've ever found, but I kept it anyway.
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