Dearly Beloved and I visited Mom last weekend. She gave us a box of pennies. It weighs roughly 20 pounds. Box is about 16 inches long by 7" by 7" or so. Our bank has a counting machine that doesn’t charge you the way CoinStar™ machines do, so we offered to cash them in and send her a check.
D.B. likes to keep Wheat pennies. Old family tradition. Fair enough. We start culling through the piles. We found an awful lot of Wheat pennies- more than 120 by D.B.'s count. I found three steel 1943 cents from WWII. ( having read that page, I am gonna look through in case there’s the very rare 1943 copper cent ) D.B. found an Indian Head cent from 1883.
Mom, where the hell did you get this box?? Yeah, there was a 2003 and one 2009 penny in there too. So it wasn’t like it was a box of Gramma’s pennies that had been dragged around for 20 or 30 years. Even SO, if it was, Gramma died in 1981 and… an Indian Head penny? 3 steel pennies from '43?
Weirdest thing I’ve found in an innocuous box in a really long time.