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I see MD folks hoping for wheat pennies on their finds. So I'll ask, is there worth, or I should say, significant worth, to wheat pennies. My GUESS is not really, with the exception of a rare 19xx mint stamp that probably most coin denominations would have. I have jars filled with wheats from years and years of hording ? Just wondering.
 

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It's not that the wheats are really worth anything but to me, it indicates that I'm in an area that contains coins old enough that I have the potential to find silver coins. Still waiting on the first silver though. I've been detecting for less than a year. I've found 4 indian heads and over 35 wheats but have yet to find one silver coin.
 

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My wife worked in a bank. You wouldn't believe the amount of Silver that crossed her hands. She "bought back" a bit of 1/2 dollar and full dollar silvers. Hope she remembers where she put them, hah. If your goal is obtaining silver, forget MD'ing. Get in cozy with a bank employee.
 

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Fleroo is correct, my wife works in a large chain grocery store as their in store accountant.

Back before everything went "automated" she was in charge of manually handling/counting the drawers every day. And you wouldnt believe the amount of old silver coins, wheaties, steel pennies, old silver certificates, ect. that she bought back.

I have a pistol safe full of this stuff. Most of it came from when the economy started slowing down, people started spending the stuff they had put away over the years. Its a shame.
 

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Bout all the Silver half's and whatnot my wife garnered, came from older folks she said. Mind you, this was a few decades ago, when walk-in customers was the commonplace way to do banking. My guess is that many of the older folk grew up with Silver coins, and found the only worth to be the face value of the coin with little regard to any other value.
 
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