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 Posted 09/11/2018  7:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Divnira1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm not interested in keeping pre-82 pennies for their copper, or filling up an album right now.

Wheat Pennies are a definite
I also like to keep 2009 pennies.

Anything else I should be looking for?

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 Posted 09/11/2018  8:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Saving Post-82 stinkin zinkins is like saving last years carved pumpkin.

Well not a very good mind picture but fist off, Why? There have been BILLIONS, get that, Billions made and countless rolls and bags put up in proper storage. The common stinkin zinkin has no metallic value, will deteriorate quickly if the least bit damaged. So to save one "just because" isn't wise.
Now, what about varieties. Have you considered those? Doubled Dies and Repunched mintmarks (on some) would be a legitimate reason to hoard some, at least until you learn what to look for, which variety may be worth more, or just the satisfaction of finding them(the hunt). The 2009's that you get out of circulation will in 20 years if they are still in one piece and haven't rotted away, will be worth 1 cent(unless our currency is devalued). A common circulated coin doesn't increase in value. For the 2009's, MANY (THOUSANDS) have been put in storage for the future markets, these are mint state, a circulation coin is not. The same goes for any of the others, unless you look for the varieties. I save NO CRH stinkin zinkins anymore, only OBW rolls in tubes now, all MS60+ coins now.

Now I do make my own cheat sheet of what varieties to look for, if you go that way.
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 Posted 09/11/2018  8:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would put away High Mint State Lincolns , and any error or varieties that you find .
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 Posted 09/11/2018  10:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinBuffalo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Crazyb0. I started out saving a variety of things I now find useless and a waste of time, including the 2009s. Get familiar with a list of popular doubled dies and RPMs and try to look for those. This link is a good start, but there's many more. And aside from the obvious Wheats, I save any interesting foreign coins. As I live close to Canada I get a fair amount of their coins. I like to save the ones from before 1965 and the 1967 Centennial because I like the designs.
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 Posted 09/12/2018  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I suggest you save any Pennies dated prior to 1793. Also, keep all the ones dated 1856 or 1922S. Mostly watch for a 1943 Copper one. Other than those, just try to collect an entire Lincoln Cent set.
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 Posted 09/12/2018  09:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ty88ty2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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suggest you save any Pennies dated prior to 1793. Also, keep all the ones dated 1856 or 1922S. Mostly watch for a 1943 Copper one. Other than those, just try to collect an entire Lincoln Cent set.
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Kennedy halves - 10 Holes / Buffalo nickels - 10 Holes
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 Posted 09/12/2018  10:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm not interested in keeping pre-82 pennies for their copper...
However, if you have space and can afford them, there is really no reason not to keep them.
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 Posted 09/12/2018  9:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add babysitr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with jbuck, keeping the coppers forces me to look through my change,and its fun...profitable? likely not
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 Posted 09/12/2018  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Well not a very good mind picture but fist off, Why? There have been BILLIONS, get that, Billions made and countless rolls and bags put up in proper storage. The common stinkin zinkin has no metallic value, will deteriorate quickly if the least bit damaged.


I could not disagree more. The vast majority of post-1982 cents were put into circulation. Billions have been lost to attrition, out of the billions left, most are below MS-63 or have surface/plating issues, bad strikes from over-used dies and black spots. Even most mint set coins are subpar.
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 Posted 09/12/2018  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Anything else I should be looking for?


Lots...but keep an eye out for MS-65 and up coins. I suggest starting a roll set. Buy some tubes and save by issue any high quality coins you find.....especially the post 1982 coins. It's getting harder and harder to find high quality zincs.

Been working on this set for years:

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 Posted 09/12/2018  10:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ty88ty2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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However, if you have space and can afford them, there is really no reason not to keep them.


Personally, I limit myself to Pre-70's copper. Mostly because I love high relief Lincolns as compared to what we have now. It is also something more to look for. Keeps things exciting.

That being said... IF copper value does ever go up. I might also make a few bucks.
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I suggest you save any Pennies dated prior to 1793. Also, keep all the ones dated 1856 or 1922S. Mostly watch for a 1943 Copper one. Other

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 Posted 09/13/2018  09:19 am  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I personally can't get myself to spend 1.8 cents worth of copper as a cent. So I hold them. I don't even CRH cents. I just pull the coppers out of change.
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 Posted 09/13/2018  11:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I personally can't get myself to spend 1.8 cents worth of copper as a cent. So I hold them. I don't even CRH cents. I just pull the coppers out of change.
Pretty much me the last twenty years.
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 Posted 09/19/2018  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Check CalzoneManiac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CalzoneManiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Anything pre-82 for LWC is ok to keep, also look for double dies...
DO NOT EVER discard the following:
1909S VDB
1909S
1914D
1922 plain
1931S
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 Posted 09/19/2018  9:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kurrency Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Isn't there a sticky on the cents to look out for? Also if you do any BPH (Bill Pack Hunting) keep the star notes.

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