Semi-Key Date LWC Found In Tonight's Box

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  1. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    As most most of you know, I have searched a lot of cents (809 boxes to be precise). In all those boxes I have found some really cool stuff but I have never found a key or semi-key date. Well that changed tonight.

    Box 809 gave up 18 wheaties. I always check the 10s, 20s, and 30s with mint marks to see if I need any. Unfortunately, all I am missing are the keys and semi-keys. Today I was surprised to find that I didn't have a 1926-S. Turns out it is a semi-key with a mintage of only 4.5mil. Not too shabby :)

    Without further ado, here it is:
    08DEC21 1926S LWC Semi-Key.png
     
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  3. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    ..and it's a nice one, too!
     
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    @furryfrog02 , A real Nice one man!! Nice find and in excellent condition. :)
     
  5. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member Supporter

    I love those old "S" wheaties.
     
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Don' find many of them here on the East Coast.
     
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A fantastic find! In decent shape do plug that hole. :)
     
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  8. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member Supporter

    Nope, here in Kentucky either.
     
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  9. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    Anything S is a good day! Wheat cent is better!
     
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  10. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Box 809!!! That's patience and perseverance for sure.

    Congrats on a nice find. Nice date, nice condition and nice that it fills a hole to boot ;)
     
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  11. Millard

    Millard Coindog

    nice find! congrats. Those keys and semi keys are tough enough to find at auction at affordable prices, much less a CRH find. So cool.
     
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  12. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    That's so awesome! What a great way to fill a hole :)
     
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  13. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Nice find, I will admit I tried looking thru a bag of Lincolns once and I said to myself "NO MAS".
    I do better by looking at my change.
     
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  14. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  15. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    Nice find. I want to look that good when I’m 95 years old.
     
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  16. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I imagine I will look dead and decayed :)
     
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  17. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Nice one.

    I'd say about XF
     
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  18. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That's about what I was thinking too.
     
  19. Cliff Reuter

    Cliff Reuter Active Member

    That's a fantastic find.

    I agree with VF but what really sets this one apart is the fairly early die state. A lot of those dies from 1925/1926 were so overused the 6 looks smeared and the bottom of Lincolns coat can look like choppy waves on the ocean.
     
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  20. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I wonder how this one escaped the ravages of time and circulation. Being mixed in with random coins makes me think it wasn't a collection dump.
     
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  21. Cliff Reuter

    Cliff Reuter Active Member

    Maybe it was part of the "Great American Coin Giveaway" (2019?) and you just happened to be the one to come across it and that appreciates it?

    (I heard of a dealer that put a 1909S VDB out into the wild.)
     
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