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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Are We Running Out of Wheat Pennies to Collect?

May 24, 2009 by Jake · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized, Wheat Penny Stories 

How many times have you made a purchase at the store, and when you got your change you hardly waited until you got to the car to check the pennies to see if you have any wheaties?  Better yet, how many times in the past have you gotten a hand full of change and actually found wheat pennies?

I can remember when I was younger, much younger... it seemed as though I would find Wheat Pennies much more often in change.  Those finds are very rare these days.  What could be the reason?

Of course with technology and direct deposit, hardly ever carrying cash etc etc... makes it even harder to find Wheat Pennies when you never use cash to pay for your items.  If you don't use cash, you won't get change back right?  I guess maybe the Wheaties are out there, but since I'm not handling as much change these days, I'm just not seeing them.

Or could it be that all the Wheat Pennies are being collected and not many are out there for us to find in change anymore?  Obviously as time goes on, more and more collectors collecting the same thing... well there's the supply and demand aspect of it.

Either way.. it seems as though purchasing Lincoln Wheat Cents from trade shows, flea markets and places like Ebay has become the new way to find our precious collectibles.

Are the days of finding in our change long gone?