change find

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Silverpop, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    well found this about 2 weeks ago in my change a cleaned 1914 wheat penny the oldest change find of mine yet

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    "One Man's trash is another man's Treasure ".
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  4. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    How do I say very nice coin, in English? :)
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  5. mike estes

    mike estes Well-Known Member

    hey Silverpop very nice find. my oldest fine was a 1943 steel penny. good job.
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  6. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    Wow, I guess you can strike it rich in pocket change! Who knew? o_O I gotta find that book!
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  7. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    you never know what lurks in pocket change, so far this year i have found two 1941 nickels one is a S and the other a P, this coin and a beat up 1946 Wheat penny

    so far not a bad haul but who knows what else could be lurking out there in pocket change
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  8. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Your 1914 wheat looks to be vg8, $1.75 listed at NGC.

    The ‘14-D is the scarce one, but you prove older coins still can be found from pocket change. Nice find...Spark
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Wish I could find coins like that!
  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Nice find. I love the "skipped heart beat" when I find something like that. I just need to be careful I don't have a heart attack. LOL
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  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I remember searching through the contents of a cash register when I was a really young kid, finding a 1916 Merc, turning it over and seeing a mint mark...gulp, and then the letdown when it was an "s"
  12. mike estes

    mike estes Well-Known Member

    strike it rich with pocket change.JPG

    hey John Skelton, LOL, take your pick brother. i think i have them all.....
  13. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    Actually, it was one of the first books I bought before I knew how worthless they were!
  14. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    The only one striking it rich off that book is the author and publisher.
  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Just FYI, Brian Allen (@Strike It Rich) the Co-author of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, with Ken Potter, is a member here, but seldom posts.
  16. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Well just like the gold rushes, it wasn't the average miners who made most of the money, it was the merchants who sold the supplies...
  17. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    My apologies if I offend the authors with my opinion. Knowledge can bring riches, but I believe the "golden age" of finding errors and varieties with
    big premiums in "pocket change" has passed.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2021
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  18. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    True, to a certain extent. But, nowadays, you can still find varieties and errors in modern pocket change...extra thick lettering and numbers, clipped planchets, laminations...even distorted and distended doubling...

    And, don’t forget what happens when family inherits a collection and don’t know what they have...jmho...Spark
  19. hotwheelsjack97

    hotwheelsjack97 New Member

    That's a great find! Over a century old and still being used.
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