Usually, if you are finding wheat pennies while metal detecting, they can help indicate the age of an area that you are hunting. Wheat Pennies can sometimes indicate the presence of Silver coins also. If I am finding wheat pennies, I get excited because I know that there is a chance that silver coins may still be there for me to find.
Once I start finding wheaties, I slow down my walking pace and my swing speed. I hunted a field about 15 times, and each time I found a wheat penny or two. The oldest penny out of that field was a 1910 wheat penny. I found several wheaties from 1910,1919, 1930s through the 1950s, but for some reason I wasn’t finding any silver coins.
Eventually though, I did find a 1948 Roosevelt Dime in the same general area where I had found all of the wheat pennies. I mention that because it took over ten hunts before I was able to find silver in that field! The wheat pennies told me that there was a real good chance that there might be some silver in the ground, and there was!
The next time you find a wheat penny, slow down your swing speed and tighten up your over-lap on your swings, and you might be rewarded with a silver coin or two!
So, what’s your opinion? Do you enjoy finding wheat pennies while metal detecting?
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