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23 Mar 2022

Finds and Pick Ups in Florida!

| CheerioCoins

I went to Florida to visit my grandparents w/ thatcoinguy and just like last time, got some coins! There were lots of banks and I went to a lot of them. I ended up getting quarter, dime, and cent rolls and found some pretty cool stuff!


The first thing I found, to my surprise, was a Salt River Bay 2020 W quarter which is a design I don't already have and is a really nice design with the V75 privy mark that is only on 2020 W quarters. A few days later I ended up also getting a Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller 2020 W quarter in great condition too. There were lots of 2022 Maya Angelou quarter and at the time the Sally Ride ones had not come out. I kept one for my holder I got from the ANA for writing an informational blog and submitting for YN dollars for it. I also found a die chip near the mouth of Washington on a 2022 quarter too. In other 2022 coinage news a 2022 Lincoln cent was also found and I put it in my holder which I am putting the first ever 2022 coins and now I'm just missing the dime (I'm not going to do the half dollar because the 2022 half dollar is NIFC.)


In other events coinage wise I was looking for a coin dealer at a flee market since Florida has LOTS of flee markets. I found one and on their website they said they were at a flee market selling coins. We drove around half an hour to get there. When we got there we looked around to find his booth. When we did end up finding it there was a sign that said he had left for a coin show which was too far to go to. What a bust.


My grandpa knew a coin collector whose house we went too. He had a variety of World and U.S. coinage. Some highlights of his collection were a AU-58 Barber Quarter that was worth $165 in Greysheet and a key date Morgan that was hollowed out. Apparently it was a coin used to carry around secret messages and was worth around $500, even more than the Morgan dollar itself. (I don't have photos of them sadly.) He ended up giving me and my brother a 1979 Proof quarter and a Mercury dime, mine was from 1925 and I put it in my Mercury dime folder.


I decided to go with a wooden background for my pictures because the cloth and my desk made the coins hard to see and most people will commonly use a wooden background.


Thanks for reading my blog and have a great day!


CheerioCoins

Comments

CC

Level 4

how to you get YN dollars for writing a informational blog?

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

It is very hard to get local banks to give out rolls any more. Any change is hard to come by.

Long Beard

Level 5

Nice! I haven't found any West Point issues since early 2020 and no 2022's yet.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

thatcoinguy

Level 5

I know firsthand that ride was NOT fun. It was nice finding some w quarters though. The collector friend told me the coin was hollowed out to carry opium. Pretty cool. Also, try a different camera next time, we can’t really see the coins due the the heavy shade on the wood.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Okay.

AC coin$

Level 6

Wooow ! I admire your collection: the Quarter W . Good work!!!!

Kepi

Level 6

Nice finds indeed! You are really advancing your collection! Good for you! ; )

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

Longstrider

Level 6

Great pick ups. It is very cool that you have your brother and grandparents to work with. Have fun.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah, thanks!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Great pics and blog!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

Mike

Level 7

Hey great finds! You guys are going to empty banks of rolls!.Great finds. You both know what to look for and you find it. Its an art coin rolling and you guys have brought it to a higher level. Keep it going and keep us informed!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

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