The 1943 copper (NGC AU53-"Don Lutes Jr" example)
So, saw it mentioned on the news.
Kid (Don Lutes Jr) got it with change in 1947, after buying school lunch.
Kept it entire time, up to his death, last September.
So....I don't know his wealth situation, nor that of his family members. His estate is obviously selling it and so, either no one has interest (his heirs) or they are mixed on it and are selling/splitting the profits.
As I get older, I think about things like this. Even with my collection, there may be things my son wants, that we have done together, and things he doesn't want/has no interest in.
I hope to be smart enough to sell those latter items, prior to my earthly departure, as it would be cumbersome, and rude, to put it on him/my wife/anyone else, and, if it was put to someone else, then the amount they would be worth would be lessened by any fees/laziness of the seller.
On the particular penny in question (yeah yeah yeah...penny is for the English and ours is a cent....I don't care ), given that Mr Lutes died an older man (remember, he was buying his school lunch in 1947 when he got this.... 71 years right there, plus whatever age he was at the time...I haven't looked it up), was it "smart" of him to hang on to it as long as he did? It's for sale now, less than 4 months after his passing, so it would appear he was the one wanting it.
Bottom line is that it was HIS coin, to do what he wanted with, and that's all good. Still, I do think about my own family and my collection.
Would YOU keep any coins to your "anticipated" demise of old age?
I've been told I tolerate fools poorly...that may explain things if I have a problem with you. Current ebay items - Nothing at the moment