Saturday, January 31, 2009

Being OCD Pays Off

Anyone who really knows me knows that I am completely obsessive/compulsive about coins. Yes me, the man who has over $300 in pennies. Well, today is proof that being OCD about coins can have its upside. I saw on my table that I had a wheat penny. These are pennies that were made between 1909-1959 and have two stalks of wheat on the reverse instead of the Lincoln Memorial. Usually they are only worth like 3 cents or what have you, but there are a few years and issues that are worth a lot.Today I found one. I now have a 1909 V.D.B. It's in really good shape. I didn't even realize it was a 1909 at first. Then I looked on the back just out of curiosity to see if it was a V.D.B. and it actually was lol.Now granted, I'm not gonna retire, but I looked it up online and found a site that said it's worth $9. Hey, that beats .03. And honestly, anyone who is a coin collector can appreciate this find. I'm happy. See, being obsessive can be worth it sometimes.

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome! I used to have some wheat pennies, too, but I think they were dumped into a coinstar machine at some point. :(