A Dialog on Collecting Wheat Cents

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dougmeister, May 5, 2021.

  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    I.
    Love.
    Wheat Cents.

    The older and more worn, the better. (At least when I'm CRH'ing ;-)

    I save almost every one I find... unless they're beat up *really* badly... or...

    If they're from the 1950's.

    I don't know why.

    They're just "not as cool". (With the exception of a nice doubled-die 1955 or the 1959 mule...)

    Does anybody else feel this way? Or is it just me?

    I mean... 1909? First year!
    Teens? Oh yeah, baby!
    Roaring 20's? Bring it *on*!
    1930's? Well, there *was* a Great Depression... and events that led up to WW2, but...
    still cool.

    1940's? WW2, steel cents... the Greatest Generation. You know it.

    But... 1950's...? Meh...

    Change my mind.

    ("Change". Did you see what I did there?)
     
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    My favorites ignore the 1958,just found the 1909 this week and its a first,second oldest find besides my 02 Indian over the spring. 20210419_202534.jpg 20210419_202539.jpg 20210504_110211.jpg 20210504_110225.jpg 20210430_174843.jpg 20210430_174854.jpg
     
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I keep every wheat I come across. Even the cruddy ones.
     
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    But I was born in the 1950’s.
     
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    To the trash with you!
     
  7. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis #CoinUp Supporter

    Ha! I really really like this. I'm much the same way. I had literally like 4 rolls of 1956 D and it was torture just pulling another, and another, and another. That is the one date I can absolutely not stand.

    Don't worry.. The 50's were great but for wheat cents not so much.
     
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    56D has a pretty good RPM though.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Hide in shame furry. That wasn’t nice! Lol
     
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The fifties gave you the 1955 DD. What could be better than that?
     
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  11. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis #CoinUp Supporter

    I got rid of a number of rolls for around 60 dollars a couple years ago which bought me my first PCGS coin.

    I haven't experienced the doubled die affliction yet
     
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    There is the much cheaper poor mans doubled die. :)
     
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  13. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    There are some good doubled dies that are relatively cheap too. 95P DDO-001 comes to mind.
     
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  14. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    I share the same dilemma as you. It is a mix of them being extremely common compared to 1909-1939 wheats as well as the fact that 1950's is still pretty modern.

    I still like UNC '50s wheats though.
     
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  15. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis #CoinUp Supporter

    i haven't a single DD. I've checked my cents but nothing.
     
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  16. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis #CoinUp Supporter

    Yes the 1995 is one that is noticible enough for me.

    I have several hundred I'm going to throw into coins. Maybe one will pop up but it's not on my list for now.
     
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  17. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    You can get a nice example for pretty cheap.
     
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  18. William F

    William F Well-Known Member

    Yes I saw what you did there, very funny lol. :)
    I feel exactly the way you do about 1950's wheats, I keep them but only because they're wheats:rolleyes:
    I didn't used to hate '50's wheats but I had a bad experience with them...
    I bought a bag of 2,500 "unsearched" wheat pennies from a guy (I wasn't expecting them to actually be unsearched but figured there would at least be a good mix of dates, I was totally unprepared for what I got)
    I spent 2 days looking thru them and found a grand total of 6 PENNIES FROM BEFORE 1945 :banghead::banghead::banghead:, the other 2,494 were mostly 1950's and a few late '40's...:(

    So yeah, I hate wheats from the 1950's now...:D
     
  19. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    I too have a lot of wheat cents from the 50's, but I love them!!! They make great gifts for kids and may even find a new coin collector some day! Until then I will save them and use them for gifts!!! Besides, they are kinda like an Edsel car, the end of an era!!!
     
  20. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    This thread makes me wonder ....do you suppose in 50 years from now , roll hunters will be searching rolls of pennies hoping to find LM cents?
     
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  21. William F

    William F Well-Known Member

    Possibly lol, although the LM's will probably be in circulation longer because there were SOOO many of them made (at least compared to the LWC's)
     
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