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08 May 2019

How to tell if your pennies are rare or valuable

| Emily

This is my rookie year in Numismatics, and my first blog postwill tell you an easy way to collect rare/valuable pennies.

First, what I do is exchange one to five dollars for some penny rolls at my local bank.Then I simply sit down at a table and slowly go through them one by one; searching fordouble dies, wheat pennies, and sometimes Canadian coins! What you're most likely tofind are the wheat pennies. Once you go through all your pennies, you canput your non-valuable pennies in a bag until next time you make a stop at the bank. Thistime you can exchange your petty pennies for more penny rolls.

Comments

Mr_Norris_LKNS

Level 4

Hi Emily! Glad to hear you will be returning to LKNS this fall! We will plan to do some roll-searching and penny sorting this year to help fill in some Whitman folders. Hope you find many that you need!

RPSeitz

Level 4

Hello, Emily and welcome to the ANA!!!!! Sounds like you have a great strategy. I am a coin roll hunter too. Let me know if you need anything. - Randy

Welcome to the ANA Emily and way to start off on here. The place is great for asking questions and receiving accurate answers. Coin roll hunting is an excellent way to pass time and find a few things. Great Job.

Kepi

Level 6

Hi Emily! Welcome to a fun site! There's lots of information and great people here. I enjoyed your first blog. Penny roll hunting is the best! Great fun! Looking forward to your next blog ; )

Longstrider

Level 6

Welcome Emily. I hope you are enjoying your first year here. I have been a big roll hunter for years. I find it a very relaxing and enjoyable way to find coins, cents in my case. You have a good plan. If I may make one suggestion. A lot of banks prefer that you roll the coins you want to return. I would ask your banks policy. If your lucky they will have a Coin Star machine. Anyhow, good luck..

True. When I finish going through a roll, I re-use the roll to exchange for new rolls

Welcome to the ANA. Clever strategy.

coinsbygary

Level 5

Welcome to the ANA Emily. It sounds like you have a great plan for finding valuable Lincoln Cents in circulation. I don't know how this happened, but I received an Indian Head Cent in circulation at a convenience store not all that long ago. Persistence will pay off in the end.

"SUN"

Level 6

Welcome,hope you enjoy the hobby for years to come. Look forward to more blogs.

PastorK7354

Level 4

Very good job, Emily. Keep your passion for this wonderful hobby.! Blessings! Pastor Greg

It's Mokie

Level 6

Excellent strategy Emily, you keep that up and you will have a pretty fair run of Cents very soon. If you can get a hold of a copy, the Cherrypicker's Guide to Rare Die Varieties is an excellent way to supplement your searching by looking for interesting varieties that are overlooked by most people. I think Volume 1 coves Lincoln Cents and you can pick up an older edition sometimes on ebay or amazon for a fairly inexpensive price.

Mike

Level 7

Welcome to the ANA. Coin rolling has been going on since I started a very very long time ago. They do it with every denomination. Most of the Wheat cents are now the 1940 to the 1950's. There are still some good ones out there. I do it once in a while. I enjoy it. So enjoy by a Red Book read active blogs and enjoy and learn.. Leave comments. . Pat.

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