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Offline gpimper

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Wheat Back
« on: March 04, 2019, 04:36:26 AM »
My Girl an I started collecting wheat back pennies when she was 7 or so...it's still a work in progress :-)
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Re: Wheat Back
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 04:38:28 AM »
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Re: Wheat Back
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 04:41:13 AM »
Sorry about the repeat...#3
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Re: Wheat Back
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 04:46:21 AM »
1917S is one of my favorites :-)
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Re: Wheat Back
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019, 05:10:06 AM »
I'm working on better pics...anther work in progress :-)
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Re: Wheat Back
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2019, 05:12:30 AM »
Very nice. 1909 VDB is about the best I have found in my roll-hunts:
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,38966.msg246487.html#msg246487

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Re: Wheat Back
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2019, 09:00:52 PM »
Collecting any from change is nearly impossible.

I don't know why but 1913-S has been a favorite of mine for a long time.

Not counting most types and errors the costlier ones are:
1909-S
1909-S-VDB
1912-S
13-S
14-D and S
15-S
and 22-D

I have the 13-S but think I lack the others and think that would finish me 1909-2018.
I doubt I would ever be in the market for a 09-S-VDB.
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Re: Wheat Back
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2019, 10:54:11 PM »
Overlord...I'm jealous!  We have a 1909 (two) but nut a VDB.
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Re: Wheat Back
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019, 03:50:01 PM »
Overlord...I'm jealous!  We have a 1909 (two) but nut a VDB.
Even though modern coins are not my area, I find going through rolls of these a ton of fun. Besides dates and mint marks, there are various kinds of minor and major errors to look for. I am reminded of the time I was carefully examining a roll, one coin at a time, under a stereo microscope. On a particular coin, I did the usual checks...no misstrike, special/doubled/ghost mint mark, etc. As I moved the coin under the eyepiece, something made my heart stop: the Lincoln statue inside the memorial was upside down! I checked the Red book: the error was unrecorded for the date. I then turned to the Internet...all the while thinking I had made a discovery worth hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. I was still deliberating which auction house to approach with my extraordinary discovery when something stuck me suddenly. And, sure enough, the damn coin was lying upside down under the microscope!

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Re: Wheat Back
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2019, 05:01:01 PM »
 :D :D :D

Reminds me of the time I had a pile of circulated French commemorative 10 franc pieces of the type issued between 1982 and 1985. I looked at the edges and noticed one of them was not inscribed LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE. I suspected that it was a fake, but it looked good and had the right specifications. I took it to the library of the mint. They thought it was an error and got an expert. The expert asked me why I thought it could be an error. I pointed out that the edge inscription was missing. He smiled, gave it back to me and reminded me that none of the Gambetta commemoratives have an edge inscription. Sic transit gloria moneta. :)

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Re: Wheat Back
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2019, 06:59:56 PM »
That's a nice collection of Lincolns, Greg. Reminds me of how I started out in the hobby. When I was 6 years old my dad gave me an album and I started to fill it with coins I found in change. Here we are 64 years later and my interest in coin collecting hasn't diminished.

As a teenager I actually found a 1909 VDB (XF) in change from my paper route. Someone was raiding the family collection and spending them, methinks. Sadly, I no longer have my Lincoln Cent book, but you've brought back some fond memories for me. Thank you.

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