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  1. #1
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    2 boxes yield a 100 year old coin!!

    Hi everybody. I actually searched these 2 penny boxes on 12/28/11, but decided not to post results until today, January 1, 2012.
    I wanted to share these results...(numbers are included in 2011 totals)

    I have been having a real hot penny box code lately with twice as many wheats in them, and many of those wheats, pre 1940.

    Here are the dates...

    1912
    1914
    1917
    1919
    1919-S
    1924-S
    1926
    2X 1929
    3X 1934
    4X 1935
    1936
    1937
    1939
    7X 1940
    1940D
    4X 1941
    4X 1942
    1942D
    7X 1944
    1945
    1946D
    2X 1948
    1949
    1949D
    1950
    1950-S
    1951
    1951D
    4X 1953D
    6X 1956
    2X 1956D
    1957
    3X 1957D

    Pretty awesome penny boxes, unfourtinately, the bank ran out of this specific code... Happy new year everybody!!
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  2. #2
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    Nov 2005
    North Central Tennessee
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    Re: 2 boxes yield a 100 year old coin!!

    Awesome! I feel great if I pull 10 per box. Congrats on the sweet scores, and hope the new year brings you loads of wheat, copper, and silver!

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    Re: 2 boxes yield a 100 year old coin!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ramjet2187
    Awesome! I feel great if I pull 10 per box. Congrats on the sweet scores, and hope the new year brings you loads of wheat, copper, and silver!
    Thanks, I don't save copper, though I did "average" a penny box last month with all pre 1981 coppers and got 27.62%... Why pre 1981? I did not take my time to distinglish between the 82 pennies, so I'd say a solid 28% copper average.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  4. #4
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    Dec 2011
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    Re: 2 boxes yield a 100 year old coin!!

    Good stuff! I only got 3 wheats in my last box


  5. #5
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    Re: 2 boxes yield a 100 year old coin!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatCopperSound
    Good stuff! I only got 3 wheats in my last box

    sorry to hear about the low average penny box, mind me asking what you're averaging per box? I am averaging 20 wheats per box, but in 2011, I had a box with as little as 8 wheats, and a box with as many as 52 wheats.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  6. #6
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    Dec 2011
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    Re: 2 boxes yield a 100 year old coin!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloBoy
    Quote Originally Posted by ThatCopperSound
    Good stuff! I only got 3 wheats in my last box

    sorry to hear about the low average penny box, mind me asking what you're averaging per box? I am averaging 20 wheats per box, but in 2011, I had a box with as little as 8 wheats, and a box with as many as 52 wheats.

    I have been averaging about 15 per box. My highest wheat total has been 20. Your 28% copper average also far exceeds my average. I am averaging about 16-18% copper per box. With work, school starting back up and baseball season quickly approaching it will be hard to search as many cents as I did over the break. I hope to do at least two a week during the school year.

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    Re: 2 boxes yield a 100 year old coin!!


    I have been averaging about 15 per box. My highest wheat total has been 20. Your 28% copper average also far exceeds my average. I am averaging about 16-18% copper per box. With work, school starting back up and baseball season quickly approaching it will be hard to search as many cents as I did over the break. I hope to do at least two a week during the school year.
    [/quote] good luck, I look forward to seeing your posts. I don't save coppers, too much work to sort by hand. 2 boxes a week will end you with a good 100+ boxes for the year, do you only search pennies?
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  8. #8
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    Dec 2011
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    Re: 2 boxes yield a 100 year old coin!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloBoy

    I have been averaging about 15 per box. My highest wheat total has been 20. Your 28% copper average also far exceeds my average. I am averaging about 16-18% copper per box. With work, school starting back up and baseball season quickly approaching it will be hard to search as many cents as I did over the break. I hope to do at least two a week during the school year.
    good luck, I look forward to seeing your posts. I don't save coppers, too much work to sort by hand. 2 boxes a week will end you with a good 100+ boxes for the year, do you only search pennies?
    [/quote]

    I have searched halves before. During my first coin roll hunting experience, in about $120 worth of customer rolled halves, I pulled two 1964 Kennedy's, two 1968 Kennedy's and a beautiful 1955 Franklin. I have tried about $400 worth in dimes which resulted in nothing. I settled on cents because about 16% of the box is a "keeper". I hope that the value of copper increases this year, but I am mostly invested in the copper cents for the long haul. Hopefully, if I can continue to stash away the copper and the price of copper continues to rise, I will have a nice little stash of money when I get out of college. My dad was kind enough to give me his coin collection from when he was a kid. It is a pretty nice little stash. It includes the following:

    1880 Morgan Dollar
    1884 Morgan Dollar
    (2) 1896 Morgan Dollars
    (3) 1921 Morgan Dollars
    1925 Peace Dollar
    1903 Barber Half Dollar
    (2) Walking Liberty Half Dollars
    (12) Benjamin Franklin Half Dollars
    (6) 1964 Kennedy Half Dollars
    (2) 40% Half Dollars
    Standing Liberty Quarter
    1900 V Nickel
    1943 Mercury Dime

    I was very thankful and surprised by his act of generosity. It gave quite the boost to my collection!!

    Anyways, I hope to at least do two boxes of cents per week during the school year. However, I will hopefully do a lot more than two boxes a week during summer break, Thanksgiving break and Christmas Break. My goal is to do about 150 boxes in 2012. If I maintain my copper average of 16-18% per box and my 15 wheats per box, I will be looking at 60,00-67,500 copper cents and about 2,250 wheats. Maybe I will even find an Indian!

    I hope you have a great 2012!

  9. #9
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    Re: 2 boxes yield a 100 year old coin!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatCopperSound
    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloBoy

    I have been averaging about 15 per box. My highest wheat total has been 20. Your 28% copper average also far exceeds my average. I am averaging about 16-18% copper per box. With work, school starting back up and baseball season quickly approaching it will be hard to search as many cents as I did over the break. I hope to do at least two a week during the school year.
    good luck, I look forward to seeing your posts. I don't save coppers, too much work to sort by hand. 2 boxes a week will end you with a good 100+ boxes for the year, do you only search pennies?
    I have searched halves before. During my first coin roll hunting experience, in about $120 worth of customer rolled halves, I pulled two 1964 Kennedy's, two 1968 Kennedy's and a beautiful 1955 Franklin. I have tried about $400 worth in dimes which resulted in nothing. I settled on cents because about 16% of the box is a "keeper". I hope that the value of copper increases this year, but I am mostly invested in the copper cents for the long haul. Hopefully, if I can continue to stash away the copper and the price of copper continues to rise, I will have a nice little stash of money when I get out of college. My dad was kind enough to give me his coin collection from when he was a kid. It is a pretty nice little stash. It includes the following:

    1880 Morgan Dollar
    1884 Morgan Dollar
    (2) 1896 Morgan Dollars
    (3) 1921 Morgan Dollars
    1925 Peace Dollar
    1903 Barber Half Dollar
    (2) Walking Liberty Half Dollars
    (12) Benjamin Franklin Half Dollars
    (6) 1964 Kennedy Half Dollars
    (2) 40% Half Dollars
    Standing Liberty Quarter
    1900 V Nickel
    1943 Mercury Dime

    I was very thankful and surprised by his act of generosity. It gave quite the boost to my collection!!

    Anyways, I hope to at least do two boxes of cents per week during the school year. However, I will hopefully do a lot more than two boxes a week during summer break, Thanksgiving break and Christmas Break. My goal is to do about 150 boxes in 2012. If I maintain my copper average of 16-18% per box and my 15 wheats per box, I will be looking at 60,00-67,500 copper cents and about 2,250 wheats. Maybe I will even find an Indian!

    I hope you have a great 2012!

    [/quote] nice little cache, very nice of him to pass it down to you! My grandfather passed down mint and proof sets to me from 1965-present... unfourinately, most are not worth too much. I would never sell them though
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  10. #10
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    Re: 2 boxes yield a 100 year old coin!!

    With your talk of finding so many wheats, you've got me wanting to pick up a box to search!!!

    I haven't done a box of cents in a looooong time.

  11. #11
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    Re: 2 boxes yield a 100 year old coin!!

    Quote Originally Posted by clovis97
    With your talk of finding so many wheats, you've got me wanting to pick up a box to search!!!

    I haven't done a box of cents in a looooong time.
    Glad I could influence you to do a penny box
    Good luck!
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

 

 

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