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27 Apr 2019

NCW coin roll finds

| copper coin collector

Hello, everyone
I got 22 rolls of pennies on Thursday as a celebration for National Coin Week. I expected to find the usual 1940s and 1950s wheat pennies, as well as a possible 1930s or even 1920s wheat. However, what I found this time was a bit of a surprise. Following is my list of finds from least surprising to most surprising.

#11. 1974 "S" and 1972 "S" Memorial cents. I usually find a few "S" mintmarked Memorial cents in a roll hunt and always set them aside.

#10. 1952 "D" wheat cent. A very common issue that is commonly found in my hunts.

#9. 2 1946 Philadelphia wheat cents. I always find a few of these in an average hunt.


#8. 1 1944 wheat cent. Even though it has the highest mintage in the Wheat cent series, I usually don't find one in a hunt.

#7. 1968 Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Memorial cents. I was surprised to find all 3 of these in one hunt, so I set them aside. I believe that the 1968 "S" is the lowest mintage circulation strike memorial cent.


#6. 1938 Wheat cent. Though it's a common issue, I don't find a lot of 1930s coins in my hunts (as I mentioned earlier in this blog).

#5. 1937 Wheat cent. This one is just a little older than the previous, but a lot less common in my list of finds.

#4. 1919 Wheat cent. A 100 YEAR OLD COIN??? This is one of the oldest coins I've found while roll hunting.

#3. 1957 "D" Unc. Wheat cent. I would classify this one as a MS-64 RB but there are a lot of scratches on it. This is the first Unc. Wheat I've found while roll hunting.

#2. 1918 Wheat cent. Before I found this coin, the aforementioned 1919 Wheat was the oldest wheat cent I've found while roll hunting. This one's just one year older.

#1. 1955 "S" UNC WHEAT CENT!! I would classify this as MS-64 RD or perhaps MS-65 RD. The only immediately noticeable blemish is a carbon spot around "IN GOD WE" on the top of the obverse.

All in all, this was a great coin hunt, and I hope I have a few more like it before June. If you've had any cool NCW roll hunting finds, then please tell me in the comments below!

Thanks for reading,
copper coin collector

Comments

thisistheshow

Level 4

Congratulations! Those are some great finds.

RPSeitz

Level 4

Now that is some mighty fine coin roll hunting!!!!

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

Nice haul. That makes it worthwhile.

Great finds, This is why you always want to CRH, you never know what you will find. Great job, happy hunting!

Kepi

Level 6

Great finds! What a fun week!

NumisMATist

Level 4

Cool finds. Roll Hunting is a summer hobby for me. I'll start that up soon.

Impressive finds

Mike

Level 7

That's what in call a good deal. Good for you. I always tell this one. My wife went to the store. I always say let me see the change. Bingo a 1931 S in good shaoe. That was my rarest find. Good eyes. Keep up the good work.. Pat

numi613

Level 4

wow! hopefully because of the coin drops this week.

PastorK7354

Level 4

Very nice!

"SUN"

Level 5

Sounds like a rewarding experience.

Longstrider

Level 6

The best coin I have found and also sent in to be slabbed is a 1969-D FS-01-1969D-901 Missing Designer's Initials. Before everyone gets excited, it has been debunked in the latest edition of the book. It is now considered a "full of grease" error. I still love it. It's in a nice ANACS slab. They do a lot of varieties the other big two do not. It was graded before the debunking.. Roll hunting is a passion of mine. I have several bank boxes to look through. I fell behind this winter.. Good hunting and congratulations!

Mokie

Level 6

Excellent Report 3C, I wonder if the 1918, 1919, and the 55S are result of the special coin releases this week. I hope so.

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