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jadedragon
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Canada
3788 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2009 :  23:51:23  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
The last thread hit 10 pages so I'm starting up another one. Post your reports for others to see here.

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cecropia_moth
Penny Pincher Member



USA
222 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2009 :  09:49:23  Show Profile Send cecropia_moth a Private Message
Handsorted (18) String & Son rolls ($9.00) last night. Got my lowest percentage of 1959-1981 in this lot by a wide margin since I started sorting in mid-June. The stats:

Total: 900
Canadian: 6 (0.67%) 81, 85, 94, (2) 99, 00
Wheat: 3 (0.33%) 19, 56D, 57D
59-81: 148 (16.44%)
82: 20 (2.22%)
83-Current: 723 (includes 3 logsplitters) (80.33%)

Running totals (since 6/13/2009):

Total: 24,500
Foreign (ex Canada): 2 (Bahamas 1c, Euro-France 2c) (0.01%)
Canadian: 71 (0.29%)
Wheat: 124 (0.51%)
59-81: 6,910 (28.20%)
82: 860 (3.51%)
83-Current: 16,533 (67.48%)

Canadian breakdown:

42-79 (.98 Cu/3.24 gm): 29 (oldest is 1943)
80-81 (.98 Cu/2.80 gm): 7
82-96 (.98 Cu/2.50 gm): 23
97-99 (.984 Zinc): 6
00-Current (.94 Steel): 6

Overall 59/71 are Cu of varying weights.

Wheat breakdown:

09-19: 3 09, 16, 19
20-29: 3 24, 25D, 27
30-39: 6
40-49: 48
50-58: 64
Total: 124 (43 different)

To me keeping all the stats can be fun and certainly insightful, but over time, I'm fearful that a case of paralysis from over analysis might set in.

Cheers,

Jeff

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Cerulean
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
993 Posts

Posted - 09/09/2009 :  07:50:24  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
583 cents from circulation:

401 zincs (1982-2009)
179 coppers (1959-1982) (30.7%)
2 canadian
1 wheat

1982 BREAKDOWN: 21 coppers, 3 zincs (87.5% copper)

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twocents
Penny Collector Member



398 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2009 :  14:44:25  Show Profile Send twocents a Private Message
My averages from about 40 HF String & Son boxes:

Copper cents - 29.8% (including wheat and Canadian)
Canadian copper - average of 3-4 per box
Canadian zinc - average of 3-4 per box
Wheat - average of 10-15 per box
IHP - one 1881
George V - one 1932
Clad Roosevelt dime - 1
Bahaman penny - 2
Penny with NY state tooled onto the obverse - 1
Penny with large S tooled on the obverse - 1
2 Grosze - 1
Silver plated 1969 penny - 1
2003 British penny - 1

Just my two cents!

Edited by - twocents on 09/11/2009 22:02:46
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b256
Penny Sorter Member

34 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2009 :  18:12:02  Show Profile Send b256 a Private Message
Great for you guys!!! I'm lucky if I can get 25% in my area!!! 20% is more likely.
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ScottyTX
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
508 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2009 :  11:57:55  Show Profile Send ScottyTX a Private Message
Sorted 22.00 with the ryedale Handfed last night. Seems I got some skunk rolls because I hit some all zince for a while handfuls whils feeding and then back to copper to my regular percentage 19% or so.

213 coppers
4 wheat
9.9% copper

Scott
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Investin Cents
Penny Pincher Member



USA
129 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2009 :  23:56:30  Show Profile Send Investin Cents a Private Message
Got "skunked" on finding another IH cent in my last $50 bag! Was getting spoiled since the last 2 bags yielded 3 total. Oh well!

The good news is I hit a small "jackpot" of copper, and nice copper at that! My bag weighed about 30.2 lbs. net (cents only) so I knew it would be high. Did a line regression of the other two and estimated that I'd get about 39% copper. And sure enough, the final tally was 40.9%! That's 2045 total copper cents! The best part was that almost 600 of them were shiny - looked better than some 2008 or 2009 cents I've seen - they almost looked like gold there among the dirty other cents. Someone must have dumped a bunch of old, nice copper. Most were mid to late 70's with some 60's and 80's. I'll give more specifics tomorrow. Thanks all!

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biglouddrunk
Penny Pincher Member



138 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2009 :  21:57:58  Show Profile Send biglouddrunk a Private Message
I've probabily sorted about 3 grand face and have yet to find an IH
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Investin Cents
Penny Pincher Member



USA
129 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2009 :  11:04:40  Show Profile Send Investin Cents a Private Message
Just a few details of my last $50 bag described above:

59 Wheat (inc. 1918, 37, 38 & 44 S)
6 "S" Coppers
4 Canadian Copper
1 mangled 1991 dime (partially elongated to width of cent in once area!)

Guess I was lucky finding the 3 IHC in previous 2 bags. To those who have not, try getting bags from local small banks & Credit Unions. They don't get a supply from Brinks et al because they recycle a lot of their own members coins. Good luck!

Most recent book I've read: "Meltdown" by Thomas E. Woods Jr. Current book: "I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone & No One Can Pay" by John Lanchester
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Investin Cents
Penny Pincher Member



USA
129 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2009 :  16:41:01  Show Profile Send Investin Cents a Private Message
jadedragon: there does not seem to be too much interest in reporting sort %'s here since I last did almost a month ago. Oh well, here's my report for $50 bag #4.

25.6% copper including 10 wheat & 1 blank copper. Overall for the 4 bags I've sorted is 31.7%.

The 25.6% was the lowest I've had. That's the bad news. The good news is I just picked up four (4) more $50 bags! My lovely & understanding wife just rolled her eyes at me & laughed when I told her.

I'll report them here in the coming weeks & months!

Most recent book I've read: "Meltdown" by Thomas E. Woods Jr. Current book: "I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone & No One Can Pay" by John Lanchester
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Pyramid
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13 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2009 :  12:25:09  Show Profile Send Pyramid a Private Message
I've hand-sorted about $1300 the past few months with a total Cu of 31%. My last box was the best, 3 wheats showing (ended up with ~30 total) with total Cu of 34%.
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Cerulean
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
993 Posts

Posted - 10/30/2009 :  08:50:39  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
Four rolls plus circulated:

241 zinc (1982-2009)
73 copper (1960-1982) 23.0%
4 wheats (1941-1958)

1982 Breakdown: 5 copper, 1 zinc (83% copper)

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2old
Penny Pincher Member



188 Posts

Posted - 10/30/2009 :  09:56:42  Show Profile Send 2old a Private Message
I have not done exact calculation lately, but it seems I am averaging 28-35%, I am getting about one box of copper to every three boxes I sort. Usually have 2-3 wheat pennies per box and 8-10 Canadian (60 miles from Lake Erie). I found a Bermuda coin with a boar on it lately, a 1943 20 centavo silver coin and a cool Panamanian centavo recently. Seems I get more odd stuff out of bags than rolls.
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jadedragon
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Canada
3788 Posts

Posted - 11/01/2009 :  11:36:27  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
In among my Canadian rolls were 3 penny rolls clearly marked U.S. These were nearly solid copper and included 23 wheats.

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ronin
Penny Sorter Member



USA
36 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2009 :  17:26:22  Show Profile Send ronin a Private Message
After my first ten boxes in the Chicago area... I am going to only go to banks that use Garda as their coin service, Brinks scrubs the Cu out way too much. Ten boxes from three different banks, 31% copper, 14 Wheats per box average, 6 Canadians per box 90% Cu, two oddballs (1 Bermuda, 1 Bahamas) and no IH yet.
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ZigMeister
Penny Pincher Member



USA
229 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2009 :  19:59:09  Show Profile Send ZigMeister a Private Message
My percentage of Cu has significantly dropped off my last 7 sorts (my sorts are usually in the $10 to $25 range)...what had been running in the 19 - 21% range has lately been in the 16 - 17 % range. I think I need to change my bank route for awhile.
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george454
Penny Pincher Member



242 Posts

Posted - 11/17/2009 :  07:02:32  Show Profile Send george454 a Private Message
Ok so I posted and dont guess it went through so sorry if this doubles. Close to the first but dont remember exactly since I posted this last night and it still hasent shown.
One Box
1959-1981-17%
1982-54
1950's-10
1940's-1
Canadian-12
Bahamian-1
S mint-3
1998 Wide AM-2
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garnede
Penny Collector Member



USA
386 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2009 :  13:29:36  Show Profile Send garnede a Private Message
I hand sorted $170 worth of pennies and came up with 26.6 pounds of 1982 and earlier.(I weighed all of the 82s) I also found 47 wheat cents including 2 1958 that look uncirculated. I averaged 20-25% copper. Someone had a bad day as I found 7 rolls of all copper pennies. I'm in a border state and found 1-2% canadian. I also found 6 dimes and a Philippine 5 sentavos.
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7 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2009 :  06:36:48  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
I have been sorting for about 3 months now and I have not seen one IH, I have had 2 full rolls of wheaties in a box of $20. I have been averaging @ 25% cu and 4 % canadian(90% cu). I'm new at this and have not yet figured out what to do with all cu pennies I have collected. But I'm having a good time doing it.

Dave H
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Hirbonzig
Penny Collector Member



USA
451 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2009 :  09:02:50  Show Profile Send Hirbonzig a Private Message
2 boxes of cents--30.03% copper, 7 wheats and 3 Canadian.
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Silver Miser
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USA
19 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2009 :  19:34:58  Show Profile Send Silver Miser a Private Message
You guys that are getting above 20% and especially above 30% have it made. You should double your efforts to take advantage of it while you can. In California, I have done 55 boxes with an average of 17%. My best box was 23%
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garnede
Penny Collector Member



USA
386 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2009 :  02:36:16  Show Profile Send garnede a Private Message
I did 4 more boxes and came up with 15.4 pounds of copper. I did a count on 1982's and got 173 copper and 83 zinc. I am still running around 23% copper. I only found 1 dime and 1 foreign coin, a 2 cent piece that I don't recognize. I only found about a dozen wheats too, that is much lower than the last batch, but one was a 1934.
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copperhead57
Penny Collector Member



USA
255 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2009 :  03:35:50  Show Profile Send copperhead57 a Private Message
I recently searched 14,500 cents, and here is what I found.

30 Wheat Cents (Earliest was 1939-S)

2,868 1959-1981

426 1982 (Brass & Zinc)

1 1995 Double Die

2 1998 Wide AM

3 Dimes

16 Canada

1 Bahamas

I'll be searching more in the future, and I will report my findings.


copperhead57
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2old
Penny Pincher Member



188 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2009 :  10:51:30  Show Profile Send 2old a Private Message
Sorted two fifty dollar bags. Returned Zincolns to coin counter at CU, got $70.41. So, those two bags averaged just under 30%. I do not seem to do that well with Brinks boxes.??
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aloneibreak
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
672 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2009 :  20:58:07  Show Profile Send aloneibreak a Private Message
last weeks sort:

$300

9325 coppers
70 wheats
55 canadians
20550 zincers

9325/30000 = 31.08 %

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copperhead57
Penny Collector Member



USA
255 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2009 :  22:11:54  Show Profile Send copperhead57 a Private Message
I just finished sorting 15,000 cents from 6 different banks.

28 Wheat Cents (Earliest was 1920)

3057 1959-1981 (Including 17 1968-1974-S)

473 1982 (Brass & Zinc)

1 1972 double die (One of the minor varieties)

1 1998 Wide AM

5 Dimes

25 Canada

copperhead57
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