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Mon Jan 19, 2015, 08:03 PM

How to Troll a bank like a Pro...

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After 65 years of saving, an 81-year-old Slaton man has deposited $816 worth of pennies at Prosperity Bank.

Ira Keys hasn't spent a penny since he was 17 years old, because of advice his father gave him.

"He says, 'Whatever you do son, save your money,'" Keys said. "Back when I started in '52, I didn't have a lot of money, so I saved pennies and I just kept saving them."

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Response to LostOne4Ever (Original post)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 08:12 PM

1. If he started saving pennies in 1952

he could have gotten more than face value for some of the "wheat" pennies, production of which ended in 1958:


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Mon Jan 19, 2015, 08:13 PM

2. not to mention the copper value

wheaties go for minimum .03 each I think.

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Mon Jan 19, 2015, 08:25 PM

3. And chances are, some of those wheats were uncirculated

which would give them an added premium.

There are also some penny varieties that are worth far in excess of their face value. A 1955 or 1972 Doubled Die, for example, can be worth hundreds of dollars. A collector in Kentucky recently found a 1969-S Doubled Die in a penny roll he got from the bank, and turned it into thousands of dollars. And I myself found a 1995 Doubled Die cent in circulation, and while it's not extremely rare like those other doubled dies, it's still worth about $10-- pretty good for a 1-cent investment.

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