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21 Jun 2020

Roll searching - Part 7

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I went through another box of pennies recently, and decided to share my finds. Here they are!Wheat Cents: 4 - I have been noticing a shortage of wheat cents in boxes lately, and I have 2 theories as to why. Theory 1 is as follows. Around the same time I started searching boxes, the Great American Coin Hunt was going on. If you don't know what that was, it was an event for Coin Week 2019, where lots of dealers and collectors decided to make searching your pocket change a little more interesting by doing "Coin drops" or basically spending coins like buffalo nickels, wheat cents, or mercury dimes at places. This put alot of collectable coins into circulation, and maybe the 8-10 wheat cents per box I was getting were from the Great American Coin Hunt. Theory 2 is that I have picked all the wheat cents out of change. I live in a small town, and not much change goes around, so I might slowly be getting wheat cents from the bank, and they having less and less of them every time I search a box. Commet down below what you feel happened.Lincoln Bicentennials: 18 - This was a good box for these. I found one of every design and mintmark, except for the LP3 and LP4 P mintmarks.1968 S - 1974 S cents: 8 - In my oppinion, the hardest of these to find are the 1968 S and the 1974 S, as I hardly ever find those. I almost have a full roll of these now, probably would be if I took out the nicer ones from my album.2017 P cents: 5 - I have started to only keep the nicer ones of these, as they really aren't worth anything extra, and I just like them because of their unique story. It was the 225th aniversary of the Philidelphia mint, and the mint decided to celebrate by adding a P mintmark to cents for the first time in history! This only lasted for one year, and in 2018 they went back to the traditional no P mintmark on cents.Others - No Canadian cents or dimes in this box. I don't know how to explain that dimes appeared in my first 2 boxes, but not in any others. I do believe I found a lesser known version of the 2006 DDO, more about that in another blog.I hope you enjoyed! Stay safe, and happy hunting!

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26 Oct 2019

Roll searching - Part 4

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I got a new box of pennies from the bank today. Here are the finds.Wheat cents - 4, surprising that I only got 4 of these, they didn't show up until the 20th roll.Lincoln Bicentennials - 20! I got my all time high on these coins! 12 of the FY, 4 of the EC, and 4 of the PL, none of the LP4 design.Foreign - 2. Two Canadian cents2017 P - 7, I always keep these, I just like the design on them.Other - I found a strike doubled 1968 s cent. The strike doubling is very evident, and it could be confused with regular doubling.

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09 Sep 2019

Roll searching - Part 3

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I went to the bank and got another penny box. The tellers there recognized me and said they had something for me. Someone had dropped off 12 steel cents and they had saved them for me. I thanked them and went home, and checked them out. One 1943 was in mint state with great luster, and the others were all black. One of each mintmark, and 8 of the D. I checked for the D over D variety but didn't find one. I opened the box and here's what I found.

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