Why do People Buy Newer Zinc Pennies?
What’s so special about these coin bags full of newer zinc pennies? It’s about perspective and experience. To some, these are worthless trinkets because of their metal zinc content. Sort out the older coins and deposit these for face value.
But is this an accurate assessment? To a Lincoln Cent Collector, the adage of trash to treasure is a close to home truth. While the bullion investors avoid these pennies considering them one-cent trash, the collector finds all sorts of intriguing numismatic value.
Why do these newer pennies have such great possibilities? The newer the coin, the less hands have touched it, the fewer eyes that analyzed it, and greater possibility that the rarer pennies are out there to be found. Not only that, but newer pennies have a greater chance to be plucked from circulation at near pristine, if not mint state, condition.
So while some look only for older dates, Lincoln Wheat Cents, and copper bullion, there are many out there with the commendable experience to analyze and pick out the valuable little Lincoln treasures that others merely toss about as one cent coins.[widgets_on_pages id=”ad3″]
Take the time to learn about these little one-cent treasures before they disappear into the abyss of inflation.