Thu, 13 September 2012
What was the first coin you ever found with a metal detector? For the great majority of us, it was a Lincoln penny. There are more Lincoln pennies out there right now than all the other coins combined.
Who was responsible for its being issued?
Why was it such a gutsy move?
And who was Viktoras Barnauskas and why was he important?
And please check out the ad for my book (which I wrote myself) (the ad AND the book) at http://treasuremanual.com. Guaranteed to make you chuckle!
P.S. Thanks to eagle-eyed (or rather, eagle-eared) Coin Magnet of coinhunting.net for catching a mistake in the show - I said "buffalo nickel" when I should have said "Liberty nickel."
Paul, I was exactly like you - I collected Lincoln cents because I couldn't afford to keep any other higher-denomination coins! And in those days (mid-1950s), it was still possible to find 1909-VDB pennies and all the choice S-mint cents in circulation. I'd buy rolls of pennies at the bank and take out the choice ones - there were always maybe 3 to 5 good dates in most rolls.
Dan, one of your best In the Corner ever and you have had a few. This many be, because I find it very timely. Just last week I found a drop of 40 pennies, 5 Indian Head, 1 Austian and 34 Wheat. It started me thinking about years ago as a young boy I had the blue books and collected pennies, because that is all I could afford to do. It kills me to hear someone say they do not pick pennies, I'm always glad to do. Thinking about starting new blue books just for MD pennies, What do You think? Thanks again for all you do.