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Re: 10 holes and a bucket lister

August 05, 2022 05:27PM
Just got to thinking some more about those steel pennies.----We used to have loads of them when I was a kid back in the '40s & '50s.----We used to call them "white pennies" or "steelies".-----I should have kept more of them I guess--you don't see them anymore.----The Govt. needed copper for the WW 2 war effort so they produced these "steel" pennies for a short time.
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That's very interesting Scott & congrats on the finds.----You asked about finding steel wheaties.---Patsy & I have found just a few over the years in the SW (AZ) in the dry areas & when hunting in all metal (which I don't have the patience to do much of) smiling smiley-----They were found in very dry areas that received very little moisture.---In damp ground they just disintegrate to nothing.---They are a rare find for us.------Del----
Had a quick hunt this evening and dug exactly 10 holes ... two held pull tabs ... two held square nails ... one had a fired bullet or piece of lead of similar size... one had a small cuff button, I haven't identified yet ... one held a modern nickel ... two held single wheaties pennies a 1919 and a 1920 ... the last hole held three wheaties pennies, a 1951, a 1957D and my first ever steel penny (I'm sure it is a 1944:-)) ... anyone else ever dig a steel penny?
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Not bad for only 10 holes.

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