Sunday, January 13, 2013

Old Indian Comes Out of the Wheatfield!

In the Winter I like to search through coins from the bank sometimes. You never know what you will find. I used to search half dollars but the silver seems to have dried up there for some reason. I got a $25 box of pennies just to see what might turn up. There won't be any old silver obviously, but there are still pre-1959 wheat back pennies and there are some old valuable ones. Something to do on a cold afternoon.

So anyway, I was able to come up with some nice old wheat pennies, mostly from the 1940s and 50s. Nothing valuable, but I pulled them out just to have. I had gotten 2 out of one roll and was happy with that, when something odd popped out. I saw the back of it and said "what the heck is that?" Even though I knew what an Indian head penny looks like, it was so totally unexpected to find one that I didn't comprehend it for a second. I flipped it over and said "holy cow!" or something to that effect. A 1905 Indian head penny!  This coin has been in circulation for over 100 years! That is just amazing. It just goes to show there is treasure all around us. You just have to search for it!