I have been going through some of the coins that we found in Kevin’s mom’s house and came across this penny. According to information that I’ve found online this is kind of a neat penny. Not a real scarce one, but one that is not real common either. Well, I showed this picture to a coin collector when I was picking up some of the little card board folders to put the pennies in and he scoffed at it…(made me feel kind of dumb) and said it was no big deal because it looked like it had been cleaned. (Cleaning lowers the value.) Now that’s funny…a penny, found where we found it…that looked like it’d been cleaned? Oh well. So much for the “discovery”! Fun anyway, clean or dirty to me! I think I could get into this coin collecting thing…except for the fact that to sit over a bunch of coins and look at the dates, etc., is so hard on the neck! I did find that it was much easier to see the fine detail if I used my digital camera on macro-zoom. Almost as good as a microscope! Here is a sample of the zoom!
Even though we didn’t find a million bucks, it was still fun to find the neat old pennies that we did.
Another cool kind of penny that we found were the Indian Head pennies. It is so neat to have an old penny that is 137 years old. And to think that our ancestors held it. I figure that Kevin’s Grandma for sure had it first as she was the collector…maybe even his Great Grandma? Here is the Indian Head Penny.
I’ve guess I’ve just found another little hobby to do every now and then…and you can bet that I will not pass up any of the pennies that I find lying on the ground…as if I ever did!