Monday, October 28, 2013

CRH 10/24/2013: 1924 Wheat Cent Find

Here's a quick post for all of you penny roll hunters out there! I don't usually search up the cent rolls, but I'll be willing to take them if a banker offers them up - you never know what you might come across. I've also never pulled a Indian Head so eventually I'll get lucky and pull something neat.

I wanted to share one of my more recent cool finds - 1924 wheat penny. It even has a little mark down by where the mint mark would be, but it's definitely not a P or an S. Nice try, though!

 This photo is taken through with my phone through a 10x loupe from Harbor Freight! Looks like this worked out reasonably well.

1924 Wheat Cent
1924 Wheat Cent found Coin Roll Hunting

Saturday, October 26, 2013

10/26/2013: 2002 S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar Find!

I know it's been a while since I've updated this blog with some of my recent coin roll hunting finds, but I've been continuously searching the coins and setting them aside. Maybe I'll get a chance in the upcoming days to go back and update with some photos and stories behind some of them.

Today, I stopped off at one of my primary branches where I do my banking and did the normal searchnig questions asking if they had any half dollars or customer rolled dime rolls. To my surprise, they had a box of halves in stock -- which is very out of the ordinary for them since to my knowledge they do not order coins for people. Either way, they had $300 in rolls that were going to go unclaimed so I swooped in and eagerly grabbed them up.

They turned out to be yellow machine wrapped halves and I didn't find any silver. I did get a really neat 2002 S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar, though. This one is one of the less valuable clad varieties but it's always nice to pull S proofs out of circulation. Too bad it's got pock marks!

I've ordered $1000 more in half dollars from one of my favorite banks for next week so let's wish me some good luck.

2002 S Half Dollar Kennedy Proof coin
2002 S Clad Kennedy Proof Coin