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Old 01-24-2024, 11:25 AM
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When I get change from cash not often but sometimes, i look at dates on penny’s not going find and silver coin older than 65. But found 1959 dated penny. That’s long time in circulation. Any date hounds find any older?
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Starting around 1950, my mother would go to the bank every year and buy 100 new pennies. I guess she thought they would be worth something some day. But, when she died, I found out that they really weren't worth much more than one cent each. She did have about 50 silver dollars from the early 1920's that were worth about $35 each.
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Starting around 1950, my mother would go to the bank every year and buy 100 new pennies. I guess she thought they would be worth something some day. But, when she died, I found out that they really weren't worth much more than one cent each. She did have about 50 silver dollars from the early 1920's that were worth about $35 each.
Some wheat Pennie’s are worth something.

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I have three steel pennies from the war years.
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I routinely save the "wheat" pennies. Some are worth a bit more than their face value but not a lot. I did get a couple of 1903 indianhead pennies for change once about 30 years ago.

But I always check. There are still about half a million 1909 SVDB Lincoln Pennies still in circulation and as the price for those starts at about $500...
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