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How many Wheat Cents Have You Found?

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mrlexmark
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 Posted 03/04/2012  11:59 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mrlexmark to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I just recently started searing Sealed boxes of coins from the bank. I just finished 4 Sealed Boxes of pennies fromt he bank and found the following:

Box 1: 6 Wheat
Box 2: 138 Wheat
Box 3: 23 Wheat
Box 4: 7 Wheat

Anyone ever found 138 Wheat Cents in a single box before? or did I jsut get Really lucky?



Oldest Coins Found in Circulation:
Penny: 1906 Indian Head
Nickel: 1903 Liberty Head
Dime: 1952 Silver Dime

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 Posted 03/05/2012  12:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Apollo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Woah, nice finds! Any keys? I once found about 3 wheat in one roll and that's the best I did since I don't get boxes.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  12:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ZiggyZ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, you got really lucky. Enjoy it, but don't expect it again anytime soon!
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 Posted 03/05/2012  12:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1StarLight to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most I have found is 6 in one box and the rest averaged 5. That was from 10 boxes that I sorted from 3 different regions of the US. Box one was from a northern state, the second from the midwest and the rest in NC. Found several Canadian pennies too. I think my oldest is 1935 but I will have to check. I remember that it has George the VI on it. I have about two weeks left before I go back to Garner. When I get there I can finally unpack the rest of my coins I have gathered this winter while living near Wilmington NC. I plan to resume searching my penny bank boxes then and some nickels, dimes and quarters. Definitely plan to continue searching the halves. Will see what happens up there but the only downfall is that my dump bank up there doesn't have any coin counting machines. So it will get a little more tedious having to wrap all the rejects back up in order to turn them in. hmmm.

I shall miss my godson deeply but it is time for me to head home soon. Finally, get my place up there set to rights including all the mess I have to bring back with me this trip. But the time I have spent with him has been priceless. I know that I shall even miss his teenage mouthyness (everything is a long discussion...lol). I truly wonder how mom dealt with all 3 of us kids....lol. He is growing into a young man and is wanting to be heard. I listen but when he steps too far over the line (disrespectful) then he loses computer time on MY COMPUTER to chat with his friends on Facebook. Works like a charm. He straightens up. It's like taking away a gaming console from other kids his age. He has chores and the more chores he finishes the longer I let him stay on the computer. Hmm, and that is how all those chores get done too.

He is extremely happy with us finishing out the Presidential dollars from the beginning (2007) all the way through 2011. We will still get to work on his albums on weekends that his mom allows me to bring him up for a visit. When he comes we will hunt up some coin shops and other places of interest.

He is fascinated with my coin searches and even created a group on his Facebook called "Coin Faulters" in hopes of coin discussions and also us searching for error coins to display. It is still in it's infancy.

I now have quite a run of the Canadian cents. One penny is a commemorative from 1967 that has the dove. Not very high on collectibility perhaps because they made so many but at least I only paid a penny for it and I have seen it go for around $4 on eBay. I also have a few Canadian quarters. The one I have here with me is a 1969. I traded for it at a thrift shop. I have asked my brother to save all his Canadian money until he gets back to visit me. He is an 18 wheel truck driver and comes across plenty during his long travels.
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03/05/2012 12:35 am
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 Posted 03/05/2012  01:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mrlexmark to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
most I found in one roll was 13 wheats
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 Posted 03/05/2012  02:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
After almost 50 boxes... most I have ever had was 17 wheats. I remember one member getting a full box of wheats that also had like 9 Indian Head cents.
Oldest Coins Found in Circulation:
Cent: 1907 Indian (roll)
Nickel: 1916 Buffalo (roll)
Dime: 1926 Mercury (roll)
Quarter: 1941 Washington (bank tray)
Half: 1946 Walking Liberty (bank tray)
Dollar: 1971 Ike (bank tray)
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 Posted 03/05/2012  04:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mrlexmark to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oldest one I got was 1917. Also found a 1957 that looked to be uncirculated
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 Posted 03/05/2012  05:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't remember for sure but it was at least half a box of CWR's. I average 5-10 wheats per box.
John1
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 Posted 03/05/2012  05:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mrlexmark to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Where do you get.CWRS? My banks only have sealed boxes
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 Posted 03/05/2012  09:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just luck of the draw. Ask, once in awhile they will have CWR's.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  10:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FélixStP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow nice luck! Sometimes when I find 1,2 or 3 Wheat cent in a roll, I'm happy, where I live I find more old USA pennies (1950-) than canadian 1 cent :P
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 Posted 03/05/2012  12:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lincolncentguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The most wheats I have ever found in one box is 47! The average box is 8.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  12:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ValiantKnight to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most I've found in a box is 10 wheats. But when I got some loose rolls once, one of them was a solid roll of wheats. And another time I found 12 in one roll.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petersun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't get boxes. In canada, I found two wheaties from circulation and that's it.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  1:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coppernickeldaddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As far as CWR's are concerned, just ask. If you have a large number of banks at your disposal, go into five of them and request $5 worth of cents from each bank. Most tellers keep a rubber banded group of ten rolls in their drawers, and frequently they will be CWR's. I have been doing a number of cent boxes the last few months, and have had similar results as everyone above. A few years ago I found a box with over 600 Wheats in it, but never came close to that since. Personally I LOVE CWR's; I have a Chase bank that I frequent in a very affluent neighborhood that is very small (all of the tellers sit at desks) and they never get anything except CWR's. One roll I got from them a couple weeks ago contained these:





Not the best of condition, but at at face value, who cares!

The roll contained 34 wheats, and nothing dated after 1980.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  1:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mrlexmark to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find coppernickeldaddy. I to have chase banks around here, which is where I usually get them sealed boxes from and the teller says other people come in and get boxes then return them with a roll or 2 missing. So there are others near me sorting coins so with my luck I woulud get there rolls which would have nothing in it.
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