Thursday, February 22, 2007

A Visitor from 1919

headsI got a thin, well-worn penny in change at the Safeway this noon when I bought my little salad. It looked elderly to me, so I shuffled the other quarters and dimes out of the way with a slight shake of the hand that cupped the change. When I saw the coin clearly, I was looking at the "tails" side and saw the twin wheat sheaves. I knew I had an early one. This coin is from 1919, which makes it one of the oldest I've seen.


Barry said...

Did you try to find out how much your penny is worth for?

Mike Mahaffie said...

I did think about it, but the coin is I think too worn to be worth much.

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