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Persistence and Patcience

As a true coin nut I'm on a few forums and blogs where I constantly hear complaints about the West Point quarters. From how the Mint handles their release, to dealers and EBAY sellers buying boxes from financial institutions, and so on. While I understand the utter frustration associate with not finding any, I've always stood firm in the belief that they will appear in circulation as intended. To that end, I've also read people who are fortunate enough to find one or two and how they are of lower MS quality or worse. Personally I would expect as much since they are put into circulation, after all.


So, I found myself waiting and biding time. Low and behold, in the second year of their release and on the seven design I found a bright shiny 2020 Weir Farms this morning. Actually two, one being a Philadelphia, as change for my daily routine of stopping for coffee. As I admire my new prize, looking at it with a standard magnifying glass it would be an MS66 or higher for sure, the privy mark caught my attention. Bold and crisp to the naked eye, the addition is quite refreshing to see on a coin meant for commerce. For the gem I hold between my fingers before inserting it into a ring air-tite, I for one am glad that the United States Mint chose to go with the West Point coins and the new feature.


To those as frustrated as I, keep looking. They are out there waiting to be discovered. For sure you could buy them, which I've done with the first three of last year now that the prices are becoming reasonable (under $25 in MS65), yet nothing compares to actually finding one.

15 days ago

Congratulations. I need to pay more attention to my change. I would love to find a couple. Maybe I should go to the bank for some rolls and see what happens. Nice find though. I need to search all my quarters saved up before I roll them up. 

15 days ago

That's great, I was able to search quarters while my Daughter was still in school because I bought three rolls every couple of weeks but since then, no searches.  Can't wait for school to start again.

14 days ago

I have found 2, about 5-6 months ago. They were not in great condition but still amazing to find. are you going to submit them to NGC?

14 days ago

Ok I will state what I know. Most of the 2019 quarters are still out there and will be for years. The public didn't know what a mint mark is.. There still on sale on ebay. . No buyers. I read somewhere that four percent were recovered . That's a flop. So they did it gain. . Now the virus comes into play. Two have been released and were in June. Inside the same pattern. The ebay sellers who have boxes are stuck with them. I have been following this program since the first day. It's purpose to bring more people into the hobby. I didn't see any adds nothing on the radio  just the collectors knew. Now the West Point mint had to close  for two weeks.The ASE are still for sale at 299.00. Now when they closed were they supposed to make the other three quarters? If so i see a dump  coming up of all three before November.. Look at ebay . See how many are for sale. These sellers are stuck. I believe interest has been lost. P.S. Next year's quarters ten year set will have animals of the U.S. on the reverse. I am not buying anything that's free just to have them. To those who like them I really wish you luck.keep the 2019  ones you find. And this year if you looking I hope you find them. I found three last year two of the same and one other. The kick was I wasn't looking for them. Enjoy the treasure hunt it's like coin rolling except these are not in rolls.. Two million of each one is not allot. So seek them out and enjoy them if you find them.One more thing the longer there out there the worst they will be in condition. So find them fast I think there was one ms 68  the rest 67 and below to 63.

14 days ago

Because of the W quarters 5 of my friends started collecting coins. I think it worked pretty well.

14 days ago

Five is good but somsons told them about them. They started looking and it worked out. I will write what the mint said again. We are trying to bring new people In The hobby. Now those five how did they know about a mint mark. I wish it was two thousand and five but it didn't happen. Go to ebay you can still buy them from last year. Only collectors  knew about program. Or people who are friends of people who collect.. Look I'm not against the program.I wish you could read my blogs from last year. I wasn't looking and found three. That was it. One person on  this site I know got a set. I want the hobby to grow. Take out a page in the paper the older collectors go to schools and tell them.out it on the six o'clock news new treasure hunt. That's how you bring more people into the hobby. They will not look unless they know I wish everyone knew. Last year's are still out there but beat up. It would of worked. It could of worked.

14 days ago

Since the initial post I've found one more Weir Farms last Thursday and a 2019 San Antonio today. All from the same 7/11 and in mint state, probably 65/66 with few if any contact marks. Strange how until that first one a few weeks back I had zero. As a means of conveying my thrill of the chase I'll gladly send the next I find, free of charge, if you do not have one yet. When I do I'll post it here on a first come basis.

2 days ago
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