3 Hours later and a sore neck.

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Detecto92, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    I managed to sort through $50 in pennies.

    Found 13 wheats. The fruits of my effort were not very good, but I had fun doing it.

    That's .13 wheats per roll. Would take 8 rolls to find one wheat.

    6.5 wheats per box.

    Would take about 16 boxes to find 100 wheats. All of this of course is just going from the calculations.

    These wheat pennies are worth about 3 cents each. So 39 cents value for 13 cents.

    That's a lot of work just to find 13 wheats. I don't think I will CRH pennies again.

    I ordered a box of 500 halves. Will be here friday, wish me luck.

    Found some purdy ones.
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  3. vdbpenny1995

    vdbpenny1995 Well-Known Member

    You should do copper too, if not then send me those pennies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can see the copper on the top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. thecoinlover

    thecoinlover Banned

    Hey, just remember. A whole dang lot of people check halves for silver, it may produce silver, you may get a skunk. But with pennies, you find coppers, wheats, and foreign.
  5. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    They are illegal to melt.
  6. ChesterCoperPot

    ChesterCoperPot Junior Member

    I had a similar thing happen to me this past weekend Detecto. I did 4 boxes of Nickels in one day, and ZERO on the War Nickel finds. Did find 1 dateless Buff though. Still that was enough to keep me away from Nickels for a while. I think I'll stick with halves for now... :)

    With Pennies I just flip them over to the reverse and look for Wheats this way, that way I don't have to check all the dates. I stopped hoarding Copper awhile ago, so Wheats are all I look for when I do Pennies.
  7. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Is it just me or does searching 5000 cents looking only for wheats seem a waste of time? Chances are quite good that while pulling your 13 wheats you may have passed over something much more valuable than forty cents. JMHO
  8. thecoinlover

    thecoinlover Banned

    Hey, that is only from ONE box. Do you search halves and always get the same results? The results are almost always different (Unless it is a skunk)!
  9. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    Did you check for WAMs? CAMs? Doubled Dies? RPMs? Struck Through Errors?
  10. Atreides

    Atreides New Member

    This is pretty much the reason I only do 1 box of pennies a week currently. I average 15 or so wheats per box, and the foreign/randomness is a nice way to switch things up in skunky silver weeks, but I don't feel comfortable upping my penny volume until I have a better grasp on what I should be looking for.

    Kinda a silly question but is there a nicely organized (and idiot proof lol) list of lincolns worth keeping? Or at least somewhere I can get a crash course?
  11. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    Took me 3 hours just to look at the backs, I don't even want to think how long it would take me to look at the front and back of each coin and look for errors.
  12. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    No pain, no gain:

    Wheat- 3 cents each.

    WAMs and CAMS- $5 - $750
  13. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

  14. Merc Crazy

    Merc Crazy Bumbling numismatic fool

    Uh, I'd buy a decent-shape '92 CAM for $750 in a heartbeat and flip it for a few thousand.
  15. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    LOL! Me too! I was just ballparking and posting while working. You're correct.....up to a few thousand!

    But if Detecto is only concerned about the wheats, all the more for someone who's willing to invest the time.
  16. Merc Crazy

    Merc Crazy Bumbling numismatic fool

    '92 CAM is probably a $10k coin...

    '92-D CAM is a $2k coin.
  17. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    Have you known anybody on this forum that's found a CAM 92 since the Roll Searchers Thread first started?
  18. Merc Crazy

    Merc Crazy Bumbling numismatic fool

    I remember someone who was new to the site posting about one they found and asking some questions RE valuation and whatnot... claimed their dad found it. But they weren't a member for very long before they posted that thread.
  19. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    And the chance of finding them is 1 in how many million? If they are that expensive they are probably rare as hens teeth.
  20. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    I would agree on that, I live on the west coast, so I see many 92-D's out here. I have probably slogged through several thousand of these with nothing panning out. Not yet at though ;)
  21. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    USMC2110 just found a 1995 DDO while searching a cent box. A photo is posted at this link in the error section:

    If you only inspect for wheat ears, then obviously you miss out on a lot of fun looking for the major DDOs and other varieties that could be worth some big $.
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