Rusults of my first $50 cent bag

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Cent Bag #1 $50 MWR in bag
4/16/13

13.8 lb coppers or 2070 cents approx.- 41.4% 1909-1982

Wheat Cents - 17 total
1939 S
1941
1944
1945
1945 D (2)
1946 D (2)
1950 D
1953 D
1953 S
1954 S
1956 D (2)
1957 D
1958 D (2)


Canadian - 52 total

George
1952

Young Queen
1956
1961 (2)
1968 (2)
1969 (2)
1971
1972 (2)
1973
1974 (2)
1976 (2)
1977 (3)
1978
1980
1981
1982 (3)
1983 (2)
1984 (2)
1985 (2)
1988 (2)
1989 (2)

Old Queen
1991
1992
1993 (2)
1995
1997
1998 (2)
1999 (2)
2000 (2)
2001 (2)
2004
2002
2006


Other- 2 total
1982 D Lincoln unplated (post damage)
1983 D Lincoln gold plated (kinda neat)

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I would have liked more wheats but the high copper count made up for it.
 

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I would have liked more wheats but the high copper count made up for it.

My best bag was a little under 1/2 coppers, 21 Wheaties (including a nasty barely readable 1909 VDB), 4 Canadians, 9 clad dimes, and 1 plastic play cent.

Second best was 1/3 copper, 19 wheaties (oldest was 1929), 8 Canadians, 1 1996 Bermuda one cent, and 8 clad dimes.

Third best was 1/4 copper, 17 Wheaties (oldest were 2 1919), 10 Canadians, and 3 clad dimes.

Everything else had less than 10 wheats. They are out there in mass quantities, but bags are really hit and miss.

I find an awful lot of Canadians being so far down south... but you have me beat living that close to Canada! (I've only found 36 this year and you beat that in just one bag!)

I hand sort and I have only done 7 bags this year (I have to re-roll them too...)

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I hand sort too and check every cent against the error list. Thats probably why it took me 2 weeks to do this bag. Luckily my bank has a brand new change machine so I dont have to wrap. Thanks for giving me your stats. It gives me an idea of what to expect in the future. Now its time to break into the next bag!
 

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I hand sort too and check every cent against the error list. Thats probably why it took me 2 weeks to do this bag. Luckily my bank has a brand new change machine so I dont have to wrap. Thanks for giving me your stats. It gives me an idea of what to expect in the future. Now its time to break into the next bag!

You're welcome! It took me about 3-5 hours a bag, and I usually only look for the few big ones like 1955 DDO, 1992 CAM, 1998, 1999, 2000 WAM, and a few others (I can't recall all of them offhand).

Check this link out if you haven't already.

Lincoln Cent resource Top 50 Varieties
 

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Also, your Canadian cents will be much higher than mine because I live approx. 2,100+ miles south east of you! :laughing7:
 

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