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 Posted 12/09/2022  5:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add DOCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Have collected for a long time but just recently started roll hunts. This being my fourth box of pennies - with only 7 wheaties from the other 3 - I'm a bit shocked. I'm guessing I might of been the recipient of someone's CoinStar dump. Have not even flipped the rolls over yet. See one 195X so I have a 1in10 chance of doubling prior Wheatie counts just on ends. Kind of nervous :-)

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 Posted 12/09/2022  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1847bill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Start popping those open and letting us know what you have!
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 Posted 12/09/2022  5:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DOCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I surely will. In the meantime I couldn't help myself - flipped rolls - and 6 more wheatie ends. I like statistics right now
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 Posted 12/09/2022  5:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo Boguss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent, Docc! Looking forward to seeing your haul!
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 Posted 12/09/2022  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like fun ahead. Sveral years ago I picked up 10 rolls of cents at a bank--7 of the 10 were solid wheat cents. Someone had dumped a portion of a hoard. No more wheats at that bank, sadly. Was a blast while it lasted.
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 Posted 12/09/2022  6:35 pm  Show Profile   Check CarrsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CarrsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
out of curiosity how long does it take to search 2500 cents?
I collect low grade large cents. I currently have >230 Sheldon varieties and >235 middle date Newcomb varieties.
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 Posted 12/09/2022  6:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DOCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, wow. Fun ahead for sure - definately someone dumped their jars. I opened one roll with wheats on both ends. Total count, 21 of 50 are wheat. A 1916, a 1918 in XF, 6 1930's, 2 1940's, and the rest 50's.

Going to take my time and enjoy this box, not likely to happen again.
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 Posted 12/09/2022  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DOCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Never really timed it, I'd say I finish a box in 10 days. Usually crack open 4 or 5 rolls at a time which I'd guess is 30-45 minutes. Have my key date cheat sheet open and 7inch microscope which lets things flow quickly. Loupe would be a pain.
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 Posted 12/09/2022  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Total count, 21 of 50 are wheat.


You've definitely got an accumulation dump there. Very well done and welcome to CCF!
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 Posted 12/09/2022  7:05 pm  Show Profile   Check CarrsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CarrsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
fascinating. thanks for the quick answer. have fun and good luck! may your rolls be full of 09-S VDBs!
I collect low grade large cents. I currently have >230 Sheldon varieties and >235 middle date Newcomb varieties.
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 Posted 12/09/2022  10:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice, will be interesting to see what all you find!

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 Posted 12/10/2022  04:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tencentpenny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is so cool that you got a Wheat cent collection dump; good luck with the rest of the box.
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 Posted 12/11/2022  11:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DOCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Hoard dump for sure, probably head back to bank tomorrow and ask teller to take another peek for other boxes. Their boxes have slots so you can see ends on one side.

40 rolls opened and sorted, 390 wheats. No error/key checks yet beyond obvious. Best roll was 39 wheats
Rough tally:
- 1910's - 30 +- (Bunch of 1914 but nope, all P)
- 1920's - 8 (nada on 22)
- 1930's - 50 +-
- 1940's - 100 +-
- Rest are 50's

6 of the 50's are MS-level
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 Posted 12/12/2022  11:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JTCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nice finds.
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 Posted 12/12/2022  12:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DOCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sadly I think all was picked clean already. Total wheats was 525 in box. Odds would have been in my favor of hitting at least 1 or 2 scarce dates but nothing.

Got 1 1956 D RPM and 7 uncirculated 50's (which must have been regular sorts).

1910's - 49 (14 where 1914 P)
1920's - 12
1930's - 73
1940's - 82
Rest 50's

Happy Hunting
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