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03 Sep 2015

Free Silver!!!

| CMCC

To make the non-numismatic story short, my oldest brother just turned 10, and we celebrated his birthday by taking our normal Bi-weekly visit to a farm in Pennsylvania. While out in the area, we had some ice cream, and walked around Newtown and Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. While in Newtown, I saw a little coin store, and we decided to pay a visit to it. I immediately knew that this was no coin store to be buying valuable, or even everyday silver coins at. At my coin store in NJ, dimes are $1.31 each, but this store charged $3.00 each. Also, low-grade halves were $10, compared to the $6.61 I paid the other day. I did notice a bin of cull coins. I found an 1868 Two-Cent, a PO-0 Capped Bust Half Cent, a PO-1 Half Cent, and a 1856 Seated Liberty Quarter in VF Condition that was obviously metal detected and had at one time had the top of the coin cut off. This coin was only worth $2.00 melt, and probably wouldn't sell for more than $3.00, but I treasured it. Unfortunately, no one had cash, which was the only form of payment that the coin store accepted. However, as we prepared to leave, he said I could keep my favorite of the bin. I picked the Seated Liberty Quarter, and he let me have it. I have no idea what mint it is, as the mintmark area has been cut off, but I assume that it is the common 1856 Philadelphia.

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