30 years from now think detectorists will consider memorial cents a good find?

PullTabPete

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I went out detecting the other day and found a handful of clad but was happy that I found three wheat pennies (44,46 and 54-D) so I considered the hunt a success (pretty moderate one). Technically a clad dime or nickel is a better find, but guess I am happy to find older coins. I have been saving wheat pennies from change since the 70's

It has been over 10 years since they went to the ugly shield on the penny reverse and almost 40 years since they went to zinc composition.

So do you think in 2050 detectorists would consider a copper memorial a desirable find?

Just pondering this while putting away my cleaned up wheats?

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Agree with you Pete, I bet they will appreciate them!
 

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Or they will have detectors that will notch them out without notching out good solid copper ones.
 

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Hell, I like to find copper pennies nowadays! Zincs really irritate me, but I dig them anyway.
 

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They probably won’t find memorial cents because they disintegrate
 

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Hell, I like to find copper pennies nowadays! Zincs really irritate me, but I dig them anyway.

I usually skip the Zincolns , half of them are falling apart
 

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They probably won’t find memorial cents because they disintegrate

The coppers are still good 1959-1982 it was in mid 1982 they started zinc composition
 

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They probably won’t find memorial cents because they disintegrate

The coppers are still good 1959-1982 it was in mid 1982 they started zinc composition
 

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I think in 30 years they may appreciate the Copper Lincolns a lot more, since the price of Copper will be considerably higher in 30 years. I save them now, whether I dig them or get them in change, just because of the Copper value being worth slightly more than the penny itself.
 

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You can pretty much notch out zincs and still get the copper pennies and I totally ignore zinc numbers. I hate digging copper pennies but it's a necessary evil if you want clad or silver dimes and sterling jewelry. I will NEVER get to the point where I think digging a copper cent is something good.
 

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I think by then the penny will have gone the way of the 3 cent piece. They are already worthless. I'll bet they will be worth even less in the future.
 

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NEVER! Shield cents are the ugliest coins ever minted. All new clad cents I dig end up in the trash pile.
I don't mind the copper memorial cents so much so I keep those.
 

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Maybe! I hear from some folks how they used to find old silver coins by the dozen... wasn't too special. Now it's a great day if a few pop out! I imagine the memorial pennies might be the same, maybe even the zincolns in good condition (NOT dug) will be worth even more because of how quickly they disintegrate and there won't be as many left?
 

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