May 29, 2012, 12:59 PM
First wheat cent in change!
I have found many wheat cents while doing CRH, but today was the first time I have recieved any in change from a purchase. It feels great, almost better than finding one in a roll!
"Those who fail to prepare are preparing to fail." -Benjamin Franklin
May 29, 2012 12:59 PM
May 29, 2012, 02:06 PM
May 29, 2012, 03:44 PM
Yea that's always a great one, no effort required! Wait until you find one in the give a penny take a penny, that's even better because you don't even have to buy anything!
May 29, 2012, 04:04 PM
I remember my first wheat cent in change. I actually kept it in my wallet for good luck. I wasn't CRHing back then so I didn't appreciate it as much. I still have it though. However its been mixed in with all my other wheaties.
Amount Searched as of 05/7/13 - $24,087.50
90% Kennedy - x15
40% Kennedy - x44
Franklin - x10
Walker - x6
Roosevelt - x38
Mercury - x3
War Nickel - x4
Buffalo Nickel - x4
= 1 New CRH Find
May 30, 2012, 10:19 AM
Found two in as many weeks in the take a penny/leave a penny. The kicker is that one of the Wheats sat in there for 3 days before I picked it up because I didn't want to swipe it when people were looking.
Originally Posted by SilverForBrains
May 30, 2012, 12:40 PM
Its pretty amazing how many you will get back in change every now and again, just a few weeks ago I got 3 in one day! I've found a brittish new penny in the take a penny tray and I usually take any copper pennies out of the tray. I used to be shy about it, but now I figure if people are stupid / careless enough to leave a bunch of pennies behind, its not a big deal if I grab a few.
May 30, 2012, 01:01 PM
Nice find! I haven't gotten a wheatie in my change in many years now.
Jun 10, 2012, 08:24 AM
I once saw a British new penny at a Starbucks next to the cash register. I asked for it, and they said they need the manager to approve it. He wasn't there, but I already have many of those (they are bronze, so keeping them for copper isn't bad too). They turned to copper plated steel in 1993.
Originally Posted by jarlbartar
1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
― Edmund Burke
Jun 12, 2012, 05:25 PM
i usually just throw my pocket change in a jar to check later, but yesterday for some reason i looked at it and a 1956 d penny was looking back at me. h.h.