Teaching Kids to Collect Wheat Pennies

September 18, 2009 by Jake · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Treasure Hunting, Wheat Penny Stories 

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Introducing the wonderful hobby of collecting wheat pennies is easy and fun when using a metal detector. A metal detector in itself brings entertainment value to a child and teaching them about the history of wheat pennies while hunting for the buried treasure will bring hours of enjoyment for both you and your child.

The wheat penny is also known as the Lincoln Wheat cent and manufactured in the years 1909 until 1958. The penny was designed by a man named Victor Brenner who was a sculptor from New York. The most valuable of these wheat pennies is the ones that were made in 1909 with Victor Brenner’s initials on the back side of the penny. Some of these uncirculated pennies have sold for over $20,000! While most wheat pennies are now in the hands of collectors by the handfuls, there are still wheat pennies to be found.

Teaching your child about the history of the wheat penny along with a trip outside to any cool place to treasure hunt, will create a love of these pennies and give you both a fun hobby to do together. What child wouldn't want to treasure hunt for coins? When you do find a wheat penny and are able to point out the characteristics and history, this will create a lifelong love of collecting such a historical coin. It also has great potential for a fun family activity for the whole family.

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Supplement Your Wheat Penny Collection by Using a Metal Detector!

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Treasure Hunting, metal detectors, garrett metal detectors, wheat penniesIf you are a coin collector with a serious hankering for rare wheat pennies, you can supplement your collection through one of the unorthodox ways some treasure hunters use by prospecting for them with metal detectors.

Beaches are among the many places you can search for Lincoln wheat pennies with your metal detector, although other sites will do, as well.  It will be a good idea to keep track of your various finds by listing them down and cataloging them according to location, wheat penny type, and coin condition.  You are likely to find a lot of other coins and various materials made of metal, as well.  This makes wheat penny hunting with a metal detector both exciting and challenging.
 
metal detectors for sale, wheat pennies, treasure huntingIt would be a good idea to use metal detectors that come with a depth meter.  This way you’ll have an idea how deep you have to dig to get at your treasure.  Try to look at ground that’s been newly broken in preparation for construction.  For some reason, savvy coin hunters prefer school grounds, particularly those of schools that have been around for a long time.  Who knows, you may find a treasure trove of wheat pennies dropped or lost there by turn-of-the century school children while cavorting in the school playground.
 

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Have you found Wheat Pennies using a Metal Detector?

Wheat Penny Jewelry

June 12, 2009 by Jake · Leave a Comment
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Some Wheat Penny collectors collect more than just the pennies.  Coins have been made into jewelry for many years and are still very popular today.  and  are some of the more popular choices for jewelry, but many folks enjoy wearing and collecting jewelry made from Wheat Pennies.

I remember as a kid getting one of those lucky Wheat Pennies and I probably still have it somewhere.  I can't really remember what the outer ring that it was encased in said so I may have to dig it out and take a picture of it to show here on the blog.

Along with those type things you can find:

  • Wheat Penny Chains and Pendants
  • Wheat Penny Sweetheart Necklaces
  • Wheat Penny Watches

These are all neat items and make great gifts or collectibles.

Do you own any Wheat Penny Jewelry?

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2009 Lincoln Cents

June 8, 2009 by Jake · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Featured Item, Treasure Hunting 

Yeah Yeah, I know this is the Wheat Penny Store website, but we couldn't resist offering the very popular and sought after 2009 Lincoln Cents.

2009lincolnYou may have already noticed a couple of banners in the right hand columns that have deals on 2009 Lincoln Pennies at Ebay and at Amazon.  We'll also have some here in this post for you to check out!

Most of the time we are strictly Wheat Pennies, but occasionally when there is a very popular item, we just may put it here on the blog for our readers to check out!  Hope you don't mind  :)

Did You Know?

Because of  the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005, it will be required for the Lincoln cent's reverse be redesigned in 2009. This will result in the mintage of four different coins showing scenes from Abraham Lincoln's life in honor of the bicentennial of his birth.

1. Lincoln's birth and early childhood in Kentucky;  "Log Cabin Penny"  released on Lincoln's 200th birthday, February 12, 2009
2. Lincoln's formative years in Indiana;  "Indiana Penny" to be released on May 14, 2009
3. Lincoln's professional life in Illinois;  "Illinois Penny" to be released on August 13, 2009
4. Lincoln's Presidency in Washington, D.C.  to be released on November 12, 2009

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Unsearched Wheat Penny Rolls

Recently there was a search here at the Wheat Penny Store for Unsearched Wheat Penny Rolls. As you can see, you can find a variety of Lincoln Cents in rolls at great prices.

You never know what treasure you may find in an unearched roll!

Whether you are looking for 1 roll or a stack of rolls, you can add a nice amount of Wheaties to your collection with Wheat Penny Rolls!

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Looking For Wheat Pennies? Just Ask!

March 16, 2009 by Jake · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Treasure Hunting, Wheat Penny Information 

One of the most well known places to find Wheat Pennies is somewhere you visit and may not even realize it!  Where could this place be?  Your bank! Some may not know or realize this, but your local bank is a GREAT place to find Lincoln Wheat Cents!  But you need to use a little etiquette when you go asking for rolls of pennies from the teller!

  • Use YOUR bank! We would suggest asking for pennies at a bank you have an account with.  Remember, this is a common practice and tellers are well aware of what you are up to when you walk up asking for rolls of pennies.
  • Don't go overboard! As exciting as it gets to sit down and go through roll after roll of pennies trying to find that treasure, don't ask the teller for a huge amount of rolls to begin with.  Get a feel for your bank and how they react to what you are asking for.  Starting off with a good relationship may pay off and that teller won't a problem with your request for large amounts of penny rolls in the future.
  • Ask for the old stuff! Make sure you communicate and ask for the old pennies.  It's not going to do you much good to search for a wheatie in a new roll of pennies.
  • Bringing them back! Remember, you may go through quite a few rolls and end up needing to take quite a few pennies back to the bank to swap for more.  Take time to re-roll those pennies.  The bank may be more inclined to help you if you bring back rolls instead of loose pennies THEY have to roll.
  • Check them all! When you go through those rolls of pennies you just got from the bank, make sure to turn each and every one over and check the backs for those wheat stalks!  Too many times people assume that a shiny penny isn't a wheat penny so be sure to check each and every one!

There have been many cases of very Rare Wheat Pennies found in rolls someone got from the bank.  So always keep this in mind as one of your treasure hunting sources!

Remember, your bank doesn't always have pennies to spare, so be patient!  When you find that treasure you've been searching for, it will make all those trips to the bank worth while!

Wheat Pennies By The Roll

March 10, 2009 by Jake · Leave a Comment
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Searching for Wheat Pennies is easier and more fun than ever!  Just about every collector loves to dig through those unsearched pennies, looking for that prize that makes your coin collecting worth while.  And finding those treasures does happen quite often!

One thing collectors love to do, is purchase wheat pennies by the roll.  That's what we love about Ebay!  There are huge amounts of unsearched wheat penny rolls available for purchase just waiting on you to pilfer through them!  The anticipation of digging through a roll of wheat pennies that has never been searched can be very exciting!

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Some feel this is like playing the lottery!  Spending money on a roll of unsearched wheat cents can turn up just a little profit, OR it could make your day and give you that once in a life time treasure worth hundreds or thousands!  That anticipation is one of the joys of collecting!

Have you ever found a valuable Wheatie in an unsearched roll?

Use a Metal Detector To Find Those Wheat Pennies

March 4, 2009 by Jake · Leave a Comment
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If you are a collector of Wheat Pennies, how do you find them?  Below are several ways collectors find those valuable Wheat Cents!

  • Swap Meets
  • Ebay
  • Change
  • Flea Markets
  • Online Forums and Groups

Those are some of the most popular places to find Wheaties, but how many of you have found them using Metal Detectors?

Metal detectors are responsible for many great finds when it comes to coin collecting!  Searching around old homes and schools are favorite places to search  Or maybe an abandon lot where a country store use to be.  Searching these type places with a Metal Detector have been known to produce very rare coins, including Wheat Pennies!

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Do you use a Metal Detector to search for your Wheat Cents?

Have you made any great finds?