1955 s wheat penny full roll from the bank

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Edward Hankins, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Edward Hankins

    Edward Hankins New Member

    go to the bank the other day to get my usual box of pennies $25 box and the lady said I have one of these rolls that is the clear plastic roll she said I can't get the lid off of it do you want it I'm like yeah sure would be cool to have a container like that got home took me about 20 minutes to get the lid off find get the little off and every penny is stuck in there but I knew the one was a wheat penny so I cut the bottom off of my Dremel being careful not to Nick any of them still couldn't get them out so I cut those sides finally get it out and there are 50 1955 s wheat pennies they are the crispiest penny I have ever seen Deb marks no fingerprints does anybody know if that is like a rare find or does that happen a lot what could they be worth anybody can help me I'm also new to this
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Unusual find for sure but not rare. Sounds like someone sold off part of grandpa's collection or something. 1955S cents were hoarded en mass because they were supposed to be the last "S" minted cent. Finding them in good condition is not uncommon. All that being said, if they are as nice as you say they are, they are still worth a few bucks a piece.
    You should post pictures. We like pictures :)
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    First, welcome to the neighborhood, Edward!


    That sure is a nice find.


    Please excuse me because I'm still out of breath.


    I wish you would learn to use punctuation.....


    .....or shorter sentences.


  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    what's a "Deb Marks" ??

    FYI, welcome to CoinTalk. We do have a few grammar police here too so voice to text may need some of your attention before posting as sometimes we're clueless on what you are stating when it relates to itself grammatically ;)...
  6. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    While 55-S is a lower mintage compared to other modern cents,
    they were saved and many survive in MS condition. An entire roll is a good find.
    They are prob worth as much as .75 each. With higher MS examples more.
    You'll have to post some clear photos of both sides.
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  7. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Pictures please we are excited and want to see
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  8. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

    WOW! Now THAT's a roll-searcher's find!
  9. louis a bencze

    louis a bencze Active Member

    I worked in a coin shop for about 3 years several years ago and in the back room when going through purchased collections, we would sort out the junk into a coffee cup. I remember taking the time to assemble rolls of like sized coins and tokens to deposit at the local bank. I would get alot of plated coins, magicians coins, tokens and foreign coins. Just wishing for a collector to stumble across one of my rolls.
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  10. greg_fooz

    greg_fooz New Member

    yes pictures please, I am as old as those coins. Back in the middle 1960s I would exchange penny rolls at local bank. never found anything close to this. nice find.
  11. Chuck_A

    Chuck_A Well-Known Member

    20191108_191240.jpg 1957-D included in an auction that I won that I had no idea was there. The roll was plastic and sealed at both ends, just lucky I guess.
  12. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    Poor 57D’s. Slammed into a bowl!! I’m with everyone else. Like to see pictures.

    p.s. welcome to CT. You must have been very careful with a Dremel!!
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  13. Chuck_A

    Chuck_A Well-Known Member

    They are now in 2x2's, the picture was taken when they were first removed from the roll.
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  14. Edward Hankins

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  15. Edward Hankins

    Edward Hankins New Member

    Pics of the 55s r
    Whole roll I found roll hunting

    Attached Files:

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  17. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Always hold the coin by the edges, to minimize any fingerprints or oils that
    can transfer from your hands to the face of the coin (either side).
    They look like mint state.
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  18. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    I’m with Michael K. Hold coin on the rim and wear gloves. Pictures are bad but those could be high MS grade! Love them!!
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  19. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Whenever you open a roll and work with coins, especially MS coins you should have some gloves on, I prefer white cotton because they are inexpensive; you can wash them or dispose.

    Each coin should be removed carefully from the roll, never spilled out like that...you want to avoid them touching each other ever again...that’s where contact marks come from, for goodness sakes! In that roll...could have been that elusive MS68 Top Pop everyone would be envious to own...now...we may never know...

    This is why you read and ask questions so you learn how to be a serious collector and quit making mistakes. Every collector on this forum has, or will learn this eventually...or not, and continue to harm coins when they really don’t have to...Spark
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  20. White Ger. Shep. Lover

    White Ger. Shep. Lover Well-Known Member

    Nice find. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the majority of those entombed plastic cent rolls, like the one Edward here unraveled, contain absolutely gorgeous cents. Maybe the rock solid confinement seals in their original beauty? It's a rarity to find a brown 55-S........even when plucked out of the wild. MS66 Red 55-S's are around every corner. But good luck on finding a brown one in that condition.
  21. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    They won't be mint state much longer, looks like.
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