Wheatback pennies

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  1. Al_S

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    Anybody know anything about wheatback pennies? Is a 1935 wheatback penny worth more than a penny? I found one in my change that I have.
     
  2. Joseph DeMartino

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    I don't think they are anywhere near rare enough to be more valuable than any other penny. The Lincoln penny was introduced in 1909, with the Lincoln Memorial replacing the sheaves of wheat (which were themselves a carry-over from the previous, "Indian Head" penny) in 1959. So the current design has been in place for a little over half the period in which the coin has been circulating. The typical lifespan of a circulating coin is only about 30 years, but obviously the stamped metal can last a lot longer than that, and I still see "wheat" pennies all the time.

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  3. Diallo B

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    i found a wheat penny and checked to see if it was worth anything. Turns out it is worth twice it's value. A whopping $0.02!
     
  4. Evelio Figueroa

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    Ill buy that wheat penny off you for .3 cents........


    but you have to pay shipping......oh and I want it insured.[​IMG]
     
  6. Matt Pelham

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    How much are those "special" quarters worth? I forgot exactly, but there is one year of quarter that is made out of another type of metal, might even be silver.
     
  7. Dave Poehlman

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    I the most valuable coins are mistakes that make it out into circulation.

    Just within the past year or two, some of the new state quarters made it out with the backside printed upside down. If you notice on all coins, if you flip them vertically, the back will be right side up. Apparently these quarters are very rare and I believe are worth hundreds to collectors.
     
  8. Evelio Figueroa

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  10. Evelio Figueroa

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    *grabs 3 coins from pocket*

    "Johnny's mother has 3 kids."

    *Points to the 1 cent*

    "Penny"

    *Points to the 5 cent*

    "Nicole"

    *Points to the 25 cent*

    "and.....??????????" [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. Scott L

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    argh.. I dunno!!!
     
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