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16 Sep 2018

Your best find

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What was your best coin find? A good date found in change, something special in a bank roll, what was it?
Many years ago...late sixties...silver coins still circulated. Every so often, I'd find a silver Washington quarter or even a Liberty Standing quarter with the date worn off. One day shopping I spotted an old, worn quarter. It was silver. Showed its age. No nicks or scratches, just honest wear. I was surprised to see the date was 1932, and even more surprised when I checked the reverse and saw the D mintmark!
Runner-up...a few years later, at an ice cream shop, checked my change. Even the nickels. I found one dated 1950, a date not often seen, and it had the D mintmark! Someone spent a 1950-D nickel. I hardly ever hear stories of that coin turning up in change, but there it was.
So what was your best find, pocket change or bank rolls?

Comments

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

When my Aunt passed away we found a drawer with Indian Head cents in it. There were 2 1877's.

Kepi

Level 6

A beautiful 1909 V.D.B. Wheat Cent... Hoping it had an "S" mint mark

NumisMATist

Level 4

1904 Indian Head in my first CRH penny box!

user_98682

Level 3

My first nice coin roll find was a 1907 Indian head cent in G-4 condition

JimmyD

Level 4

I served a stint as the school “milk monitor” in the fourth or fifth grade, and a kid paid with a double-headed Buffalo nickel! I switched it out with a nickel of my own (teacher couldn’t have cared less) and proceeded to research the piece. Well, the best explanation I’ve heard is that it is a “trick coin.” Even back then, though, my mercenary mind conjured up thoughts of a rare and wildly valuable mint error... of course, now at my age, I know these things are a coin toss.

Jonas's Coins

Level 5

1836 VG problem free capped bust quarter worth $100 in a junk silver bin.

Jonas's Coins

Level 5

I don’t have many good bank roll or pocket change finds. I found a star note yesterday, though

Longstrider

Level 6

A one dollar silver certificate!

1970-S high 7. And no-one is going to get close to Mike's find. That was amazing.

"SUN"

Level 6

One of my most interesting fine was a 1897 Snow-1 Indian Head Cent. A Snow-1 is where the numeral "1" sticks out of the Indian's neck. I found this is a "Indian penny junk" tray at a coin shop for $1.

"SUN"

Level 6

A 1914-D Buffalo nickel in VF condition.

CoinLady

Level 6

I found a 1914-D Buffalo nickel when I used a date restorer.

Mike

Level 7

My favorite find was the doubled die ten Centavos roll. Never found anything close to it and no one will again. They were from 1945. Made at the Denver mint. Someday when I decide some will go to Heritage House.

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