Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Today at the bank my teller friend gave me seven hand rolled coin rolls, four of pennies and three of quarters.

Just before lunch I quickly checked them out. In the three rolls of quarters there were no silver quarters and no Canadians, ... but in one of the quarter rolls was a silver dime (1956). It is hard for me to believe. Plus it is a variety I need.

The four rolls of pennies had four wheats and one Canadian. No new varieties or upgrades, though.

I also discovered at the bank while cashing in my waste coins that I missed a slug in some quarter rolls I had recently searched. I'll take a picture of it and the silver dime tonight as my scanner is working again. :)

Found: 3 pennies (2 at Costco, 1 near my doctor's office)


Chris said...

Well, sadly my research into my wheat penny finds went as well as I expected. I kept records on 20 boxes, which as you know come to 50,000 pennies. What did I end up with, you ask . . . .

112 wheat pennies and 34 Canadian pennies. Or, one wheat per 446 pennies searched and one Canadian per 1,471 searched.

It's going to be a long road before my penny book is filled. On the bright side I found my last Kennedy half-dollar this evening (picture of completed books posted on my blog).

kestrelia said...

Wow, that is a lot less. The lack of Canadians makes sense as you are much further from the border than I am, but the wheats is lower than I would have guessed beforehand. Have you tried hand rolled coins? I've had better luck getting wheats from them and am considering going that route exclusively, at least for pennies as nickel and dimes boxes seem to be better bets.