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Any good sources for wheat penny rolls? I know they have them listed on amazon and ebay all day long. But hoping to find someone who is honest and might find decent coins in the rolls.

Also, recommend a good album for wheat pennies?

Andrew

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,780 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2023 3:57PM

    Check for local coin shops in your area.

    Whitman Albums.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What do you mean by "decent coins"?

  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would consider every wheat penny roll searched. That said, if you are starting with nothing, you will be able to complete most of your late dates, and maybe get a few early date "plants".

    I don't know of anyone selling true, un-searched wheat rolls.

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hello Andrew, and welcome to forum. In the past, I too bought wheat penny rolls and even Ike dollar rolls, and the best source is Ebay - but you have to remember that Ebay is not a seller, it's just a platform that sellers can use to market their items.

    The sad truth is that "unsearched" wheat rolls almost never are truly unsearched. You won't be finding any 1909's, 1909-S, 1909-S VDB's, etc. I can say that with 99.99% certainty. As far as albums, Whitman is a tired and true brand, and Amazon has those:

    https://amazon.com/Lincoln-Cents-1909-1995-Album-Whitman/dp/0307091120/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2WO923K26YV5T&keywords=Whitman+penny+album&qid=1676415517&sprefix=whitman+penny+album%2Caps%2C144&sr=8-1

  • Thank you, I am starting fresh so yes those wheat rolls even the ones searched would work for me. What is considered a decent price?

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,780 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can I ask you a personal question? You don't have to answer, I'll understand but I have a reason for asking. How old are you and how serious are you about collecting these wheat cents?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • I am 53 years old and I am pretty serious about collecting wheat cents. I used to have a small collection years ago but lost them when I had moved about 20 something years ago.

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,790 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2023 5:17PM

    Old hoards. Ask anyone. One should pay something for bothering someone for time; consider offering a dollar per roll for copper. My CU clerks get gift cards for texting me when home wraps and AW rolls come in. Some people have change counted into containers, ready for the Coinstar, twice I intercepted Coinstar dumps. Buy every cent roll you can wrangle. A feral friend gave me two hundred pounds of change because he did not want to “eff” with it.
    I will give you an “unsearched roll of wheat cents” as good-looking as any on eBay to convince you that there is a scant amount of unsearched rolls out there for sale.
    How would you go about finding forgotten wheat rolls? Some figure it out and cherry pick before they unsearch it for sale at auction.
    No one sells a roll showing VDB with an S on the other side. Good luck, welcome to the forum

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hit up a bigger coin dealer either at local coin shows or your friendly LCS that buys bulk wheats and then sells them in bulk bags . You probably will never find a pure key date but lots of semi keys are to be found.

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • droopyddroopyd Posts: 5,381 ✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2023 5:34PM

    Most wheat cent hoards have already been searched to within an inch of their life. A few decent coins may have slipped thru, but you're not likely to find much to get excited about.

    Me at the Springfield coin show:
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    60 years into this hobby and I'm still working on my Lincoln set!
  • @OAKSTAR said:

    @oumpaa11 said:
    I am 53 years old and I am pretty serious about collecting wheat cents. I used to have a small collection years ago but lost them when I had moved about 20 something years ago.

    Well, you sound like a good guy. And they would be going to a good home. I have 30 or so random wheat's including 11-D, 24-D, 15-S and 12-D to help get you started again. Just give me a little something for postage and they're yours. PM me.

    I also bet there are others here that would help support your effort.

    Pm sent

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you have a coin shop nearby, you might tell the owner what you're interested in and ask if you can work out some sort of price for dates you're looking for by sorting through any bulk wheats he has. That way, you won't end up with a pile of coins you don't need like you will if you buy rolls.

  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,837 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll toss in a wheat roll too.
    PM me your address and I’ll mail one along for kicks.
    I have bag loads of Wheaties and I might as well pass some along to a worthy cause.

    Happy, humble, honored and proud recipient of the “You Suck” award 10/22/2014

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @oumpaa11... Welcome aboard Andrew. Good luck with your collection. Most advertised 'unsearched rolls' are searched. You might find some at yard sales or estate sales. Sometimes you can get customer wrapped rolls of cents at banks.. turned in by customers who just put cents in jars etc. Most will not be wheaties, but they do show up - even in change at stores. Have fun... Cheers, RickO

  • dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @oumpaa11 said:
    I am 53 years old and I am pretty serious about collecting wheat cents. I used to have a small collection years ago but lost them when I had moved about 20 something years ago.

    Well, you sound like a good guy. And they would be going to a good home. I have 30 or so random wheat's including 11-D, 24-D, 15-S and 12-D to help get you started again. Just give me a little something for postage and they're yours. PM me.

    I also bet there are others here that would help support your effort.

    THIS is why I love coming to these forums so much! Lots of folks willing to help others and they don't think twice about it. You are a good man, @OAKSTAR ! Lots of great folks here.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't waste your money buying wheat cent rolls.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It always makes me smile :) when I read about the generosity of the forum members here.
    Welcome aboard @oumpaa11.
    Please let us know how you make out on your endeavor.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • david3142david3142 Posts: 3,409 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If your goal is to complete the set I would look for partial albums on eBay. If you try to build the set from randomly assembled rolls you’re going to wind up with a ton of duplicates from the 40s and 50s and very few of the earlier dates. Once you select the best examples from a few partial sets you can have fun looking for just the right examples of the key dates.

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