Thank you for the kind words merclover! I really enjoy looking through US cents and Canadian cents, Although if I had to choose between the 2 I find US cents more appealing as there are a lot more varieties in US cents than there are in Canadian cents so I find anyway, I find a lot of interesting coins in my small end of the globe. I have found US coins
, Canadian Coins, Burmuda Coins, New Zealand Coins, Thai Coins, Even a few Farthings! the oldest farthing being a 1935. I am most definitely a sucker for my Wheat Cents though and if I had to pick my favourite coins to search, it is US coins
none the less.
Given the fact it is close to impossible to get any denomination under 5 Cents around this area I feel like the search is even more epic when I actually find some. Just getting Pennies in general is a hunt all on its own, witch turns out to be very rewarding as most of the Cents I end up with are the result of a collection or hoard being dumped at the bank.
I feel like most of the cents that go to the banks in my area should belong in a collection and not melted down, I saved quite a few good coins from the melting pot that I'm sure the previous owner would have appreciated. My recent rolls I received from the bank after a long search which I am convinced was someones old collection/hoard ended up with a really nice 12 O'clock Clipped Planchet on a 1976 Canadian Cent in my first roll, a BIG lamination flaw on a 1951 Canadian Cent in my second roll, a long with a few 1930's Cents and even a 1912 Canadian Penny although it is in extremely rough shape I feel at ease knowing they didn't get melted down. Those are just some of what I had found, I still have rolls to go through that include a mixture of US and Canadian coins.
Coop, when it comes to Canadian coins I like to keep years 1960 and under only, if find anything above 1960 (unless it has a major error) they hardly ever make it into my personal collection, I have 1 book full from 1937 to 2012 of Canadian Cents with no errors and than I have my Error collection witch the highest denomination would be a 2004 5 Cent struck through thread, and my oldest I'm pretty sure (i will have to double check) being a 1940's 5 Cent Obverse Die Clash. I'm sure some day they may be worth something to someone, for now to me they are all priceless.