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 Posted 03/14/2012  9:25 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dawg51999 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

As a newbie to roll hunting I started off with searching my penny jar at home and came across this 1909 Wheat penny. Seems like its in pretty good shape. Anyone have a thought on how this would grade?



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 Posted 03/14/2012  9:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coppernickeldaddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very Nice! MS-63
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 Posted 03/14/2012  9:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add illis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats! and that coin looks great, way better condition than the one I found a week ago.
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 Posted 03/14/2012  10:10 pm  Show Profile Check kookoox10's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add kookoox10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice, I'm envious!
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 Posted 03/15/2012  08:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jdavis18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats! you may want to post this in the modern coins grading forum as well
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 Posted 03/15/2012  09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dawg51999: Welcome to the CCF!
Do you have any other coin collecting interests?

How in Earth did a coin of this age and in this condition, with some red remaining, wind up in change?

You are in a position to be congratulated for your luck. Congratulations!
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 Posted 03/15/2012  10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dawg51999 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the feedback. I found this in a big jar of penniesI had collected over the past 5 years. At first I just pulled it out for being a Wheat penny and it was only later when I was updating a list of my wheat pennies thatI realized the date. Actually if I never stumbled across this site there's a good chance I would have cashed it in at the bank one day with the rest of my change. But now I check everything!

Until recently I have primarily collected ASEs. I started in 2003 after college and I am slowly working on buying back dates to complete a set. I have picked up a couple silver commerarives and ATB 5 oz coins along the way. But since finding this site I have started searching rolls not on a big scale yet.

I am thinking about starting a set of Peace dollars as well since (I got a 1921 for Christmas when I was a kid so the coin has found memories for me).
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 Posted 03/15/2012  11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice!

Since this is not a CRH find and you are asking about the grade, I have moved it a more appropriate forum for a wider audience.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  11:48 am  Show Profile Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find! AU-53
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 Posted 03/15/2012  12:00 pm  Show Profile Check SHAFTA9a's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SHAFTA9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WOW...what a nice find in a jar.

With red showing in some of the devices, AU-53 for sure.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  2:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add upstate to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like MS62 on this one
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 Posted 03/15/2012  7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bryan1315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can't quite catch up to the MS crowd but I can definitely get on the AU train with this one
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 Posted 03/17/2012  02:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Peter4805 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, what a find! AU-58.
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 Posted 03/18/2012  11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add j_h_s to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with the AUers

I buy change from my wife. A few years ago she counted out all the change and in the cent stack there was a MS IHC.

She's from London...knows nothing about US coins.

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