I received some change back yesterday and realized when I got home that a wheat penny was mixed in with the other coins. My dad used to collect wheat pennies and he was always pleased when he sorted through his pocket change and discovered one. Small pleasures! It's hard to read the year on the one I received yesterday but I think it says 1955. I looked online for some history on them and apparently the wheat pennies were issued with Abraham Lincoln on the front and 2 sheaves of wheat on the back from 1909 until 1958. Their value is still probably nominal but I'd have to check on that. I also received a Canadian penny yesterday and it's hard to read the date but it's either 1956 or 1958 ... the last digit is hard to make out!
Does anyone else here save wheat pennies or any other circulating coin in your part of the world?