Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: rural southwestern N.Y. State
I know one way they get into circulation;
This was about 62 years ago.. My wife's (fiancé then) Mother Had an old cigar box with her collections of memorabilia. and a few handfuls of coins..including many Indian head pennies.
She had put the box back in the closet and forgot it for years. Then one day she decided to pull it out and reminisce over he memorabilia.
Imagine how surprised she was, when she discovered most of the coins had disappeared1
It was found after a family meeting, that the wife's little sister, was frequenting the little old country store just down in the village..and enjoying ice cream bars and the penny candy jars..
The hired help at the store never mentioned it !
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.. (Gen George S. Patton)