New 2008 Penny...Where can I get them???

We're giving lotto scratchers as our wedding favors.  With the scratcher, I plan to include a penny.  Perferrably a new/newer 2008 penny.  The problem...I can't find a bank that can get me new pennies.  Even a friend of mine that manages a bank couldn't do it.  I tried my own bank and another very large bank.  None of them can order them :( 


Anyone have suggestions?  I searched online, but kept finding ways to buy penny stock, not pennies themselves, lol!  The wedding is less than 20 days away, so I don't have much time.  I wish had known that this wasn't going to be so easy, I would have handled it weeks ago.


TIA!!!

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 10:26 am
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Maybe call a coin collection store.  They may have a way.

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 10:33 am
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I thought you would probably be able to get them off of the US mint website, but I just checked and I didnt see anything. :o(

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 10:45 am
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I can search through my change collection and see if I have any that are in good shape?  ;o)

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 10:46 am
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Pinkgerbers, I will definitely look into it...thanks!


Eugugoly, I tried the US mint site too.  Lol, my BM said she'd start collecting the shiny pennies for me.  If I can't find them, then I'll probably just nix the penny.

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 11:01 am
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You can clean pennies with a solution (not sure with what-vinegar maybe?) and if worst comes to worst, they will all look new.


 


Edit:  Here is one recipe.

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 11:11 am
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haha That was my 4th grade science experiment hahahah wierd that I just remembered that!


It REALLY does work though!


- HMM :)


 

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 11:23 am
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Do you live near one of the US Mints?


http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/index.cfm?action=mint_facilities


I don't think you can buy new regular pennies from their website, but I know you can buy rolls of state quarters from the online store. If you live near the Mint, then stop by and ask them where you can buy new pennies.


Good luck!

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 12:30 pm

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