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Oklahoma Hoard 1 lb Bag of Wheat Cents
Midwestern Hoard 1 lb Bag of Wheat Cents


 
Our Price: $34.95
Mint(s): Philadelphia, Denver & San Francisco
Composition: Copper
Diameter: 19.05 mm
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Product Code: 28585
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1lb of Copper Wheat Cents … The Oklahoma Hoard

It’s hard to believe the last copper cent was issued by the US Mint 30 years ago in 1982 … the last wheat cent over 50 years ago in 1958. Today the melt value of a copper cent is in excess of its face value … to curtail the rush to melt Congress passed a law making it illegal to melt copper US Cents. If you’re like most you still look at your pocket change … and when you find something ... you put it aside. When is the last time you found a wheat cent? My guess it’s been a few decades.

The Oklahoma Hoard

A question I have to ask … how long would it take to fill two fifty gallon drums to the top with Lincoln wheat cents?The answer we were told was almost a decade. An avid coin collector-hoarder started putting the wheat cents he found aside shortly after the US Mint announced it was going to change the design of the cent in 1959 to the Memorial reverse design. He passed away in the late 60s … and his body of work … almost 100 gallons of wheat cents. His family held onto his treasure for a half century.


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1 of 5 Searched to the point of waste August 9, 2021
Reviewer: Chris Hoffmaster from GRAFTON, OH United States  
I received 4 tubes, one completely full of 1957's every single one... one tube 90% 1935 with a few 1937's ending the tube, the 3rd tube was stacked in dated order as if sorted and separated containing 1945,46,47 & one tube only 1957's & 1955's

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