Let's face it. Looking for valuable errors in pocket change is like the lottery. Chance of success is low, and there's a price regardless (in this case, spending 3 hours straining your eyes looking at every penny you ordered from the bank.)á
Now that's not to say its never successful. I mean, there was this one guy in 1947 who found a copper 1943 penny in his lunch money change. You can see it all here. https://people.com/human-interest/penny-copper-worth-170-k-massachusetts/ People said the winning bid may reach 1 Million.
That lucky son of a gun.
Of course, he didn't get the fortune he deserved because he was dead before someone realized, "Wait, this old dead guy was sitting on literal treasure." Thank goodness he even saved it, especially when people told him that it wasn't anything special. Utter bull.
Then there's me. Getting those good 'ol 25 dollar boxes of pennies at the bank and making your floor a mess of paper and dirty pennies, finding nothing but a few wheats and a bunch of coppers that I don't even know what to do with.
Here's a tip guys. Don't go penny searching through America First Credit Union. I have nothing against their banking policies but honestly I feel like they actually comb through all the good coins first. I mean just look at all these youtube videos of people looking boxes of pennies and they just KEEP GETTING MORE WHEATS. I average about 3 per box. Other people seem to average about 20 per box. And that's not to mention the wonderful experience I had last time. I remember being so excited to search through a new box. I opened it, looked at the tops of the rolls, and suddenly noticed at all of the top pennies were super shiny. "Good for me!" I thought. Then I looked at the dates.á All of them were 2020s.
It turns out that this stupid virus is affecting coins TOO. Apparently people have been panicking (I know right, I was shocked too) and have been hoarding their change and now there's a coin shortage. So now we're stuck with nothing but 2020s. Hooray.
Another weird thing is that I keep finding SO MANY 2009s. Honestly, I have enough, but they just keep coming. So if any wants some let me know :) (If you have the money for it. I'm charging 5 bucks a penny XD)
So I guess this ends my first blog. Twas fun. I shall probably do this again. (If the human race survives for a few more days. And Biden and Trump don't slit each other's throats simultaneously and Nancy Pelosi takes over and we enter WWIII)
PS: Meanwhile check out Jo Jorgenson. She's running for president and she's AWESOME
Rutabaga my friends.