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JB-2007
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« on: March 11, 2012, 07:05:38 pm »

Anyone ever find rare coins in change recently?

Just recently i found an 1898 10¢ in change, it was graded G-4 but still a pretty neat find.

Have you ever found a 2006 Magnetic and/or 2006P non-magnetic cent in change?
How about a 1991 quarter?  I have never had any luck finding these coins in change but im sure there are still some out there.
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 08:09:55 pm »

Funny you bring this up, my dad was telling me the other day that he had a box of 1991 quarters at one point. He kept them for a few months then traded them into the bank at face value (They were new quarters at the time, but he didn't collect so he had no idea what they were worth).  ???


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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 08:40:37 pm »

Anyone ever find rare coins in change recently?

Just recently i found an 1898 10¢ in change, it was graded G-4 but still a pretty neat find.

Have you ever found a 2006 Magnetic and/or 2006P non-magnetic cent in change?
How about a 1991 quarter?  I have never had any luck finding these coins in change but im sure there are still some out there.

I have never found valuable coins in circulation. But when I was 9 we moved to a new house, and in the top shelf of a closet we found a pickle jar half full of silver quarters, from 1910-1968. Most were from the 1950s.

Being the coin collector of the family I was given custody of them. I took one of each year and sorted them into an album, which I still have. The rest (about $15 face value) I left in a stack in my bedroom. Over time I noticed the stack was getting smaller, and found that other members of my family were raiding it when they needed spare spending change.  :'( I even found one of them in my mom's purse. They didn't know or care that it might have been valuable, money was money to them.

I just sold the last of it ($4.75 face value) last summer when silver prices were highest and got $100 for them.

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 10:12:22 pm »

When I was searching nickels, I found a few 1964 extra water lines variations... kinda nice.. traded them for some silver at my LCS.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 09:53:15 pm »

Hi,

Today at my local grocery store, I received a 1931 penny in my change.  Just when I decided to put a few pennies away for posterity, this one falls into my lap.   :)

It's in VG condition (IMO) with a couple of small green areas of tarnish.



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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 08:03:17 pm »

Hi
I received a 1947 maple leaf penny in change today.  They just keep coming!   ;D

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 08:53:55 pm »

When I was searching nickels, I found a few 1964 extra water lines variations... kinda nice.. traded them for some silver at my LCS.
Really lucky! Approx. how many nickels did you search through? In the last 20 years i must have looked at about 120 1964 nickels and never found one. The only one that i have that has the extra water lines feature came from a local coin dealer in which i purchased for about $20. The nickel grades EF-40.
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 09:06:35 pm »

Really lucky! Approx. how many nickels did you search through? In the last 20 years i must have looked at about 120 1964 nickels and never found one. The only one that i have that has the extra water lines feature came from a local coin dealer in which i purchased for about $20. The nickel grades EF-40.


LOL... don't get me started.. :).. I bet I must have went through about 60,000 to 70,000 nickels. I was searching boxes for 1981 and older pure nickel nickels.... at the time there was 27 cents worth of nickel in each coin. Ended up with 3 extra water lines if memory serves me..
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 05:34:17 pm »

My brother, who lives in the thriving metropolis of Sudbury found a 1973 large bust quarter in his change. He also found a 1953 nickel with a - if I get this right - shoulder fold and near leaf? - anyway the expensive one in his change as well.

While not valuable, I did get a a couple of proof loonies in change. Mirrored background and frosted image and all that.

I'm wondering if collections are being stolen????

JC

Edit:  It's 1953 Far leaf shoulder fold. (What do I know about coins???  :-D)
« Last Edit: April 19, 2012, 09:50:38 am by JohnnyG5 »

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2012, 03:07:56 am »

I was so super excited when I got a 1955 NSF One cent coin in change about 14 years.  I first couldn't believe it when I used a magnifying glass and saw the letter I between the denticles.  I then took it to Bill Merkley at London Coin Centre to verify it was "the" penny, and he confirmed it.   The condition is VF.   That was my best ever % return in my life.  Still have this coin today in my collection - and proud of it.

  Smile from your heart.  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2012, 09:41:09 pm »

While not valuable, I did get a a couple of proof loonies in change. Mirrored background and frosted image and all that.

I'm wondering if collections are being stolen????

JC

Yes quite possible. Many years back i found a 2000W $2 coin in change. Perhaps this was also from a stolen set.
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2012, 06:09:58 pm »

found a nice red 1968 penny from change today...looks like it just came out of a roll!   :)

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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2012, 04:46:21 pm »

Hi,

I decided to get a few dollars worth of pennies out of the bank today and I find these...

A 1931 and a 1933 one cent piece!

It's amazing that these coins have survived so long in circulation...

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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2012, 04:48:03 pm »

here is the link to the image...it didn't load with my previous post...

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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2012, 06:45:37 pm »

These coins could have been put aside by someone long ago et kept many years until the person has passed away...The succession may have found the coins in a jar or something like and were unaware about any value of these coins.  "It's only the old coins"  and returned the lot (in rolls) to the bank..

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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2012, 01:32:59 pm »

These coins could have been put aside by someone long ago et kept many years until the person has passed away...The succession may have found the coins in a jar or something like and were unaware about any value of these coins.  "It's only the old coins"  and returned the lot (in rolls) to the bank..
Very likely. The problem with pennies is that we don't use them. They get thrown in jars for years if not decades and then when it's time to clean out, we roll them and send them to the bank. I think this is why still today its not hard finding cents from the 1940's and sometimes even the 1930's occasionaly. I have even found a 1921 and 1929 in change. Too bad we don't find 25¢ pieces like that.
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2012, 07:09:31 pm »

I have even found a 1921 and 1929 in change. Too bad we don't find 25¢ pieces like that.

Amen brother!
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2012, 05:27:50 pm »

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How about a 1991 quarter?  I have never had any luck finding these coins in change but im sure there are still some out there.

A few years ago, I stumbled across a 1991 25c coin...not in good shape at all...it looked like someone drug it behind a car for 20 km...BUT I found one in my change.   :-D

I haven't seen 2006 P penny in circulation...let alone a non-magnetic "P" penny.  I haven't even seen one for sale or anyone talk about one - they must be few and far between.
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2012, 11:26:48 pm »

I believe the 1991 25c has had the lowest mintage of any 25c in the last 50 years less than 1/2 million coins that`s why they are never found in change I have never found one :(
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2012, 11:32:40 pm »

I haven't seen 2006 P penny in circulation...let alone a non-magnetic "P" penny.  I haven't even seen one for sale or anyone talk about one - they must be few and far between.
If you haven't found any your not alone. These pennies are very scarce. The 2006P Cents has a total of 233,000 minted which is very very small for a penny. Looking back in history i believe the 2006P is the cent with the lowest mintage rate on record with 1936Dot (Though only 3 are known to exist) in 2nd place with 700,000 and the 1907H in 3rd place with 800,000. To date only 82 have been confirmed to be non-magnetic.
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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2012, 07:39:17 pm »

There are 6 varieties of 2006 cents.  Mint symbol mag and non mag, No mark at all mag and non mag, and P mag and non mag.  The no mark magnetic is now cataloged at $200+ and the P non mag is never seen but one was for sale at $2000 online a while ago but I have never seen one since.

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« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2014, 05:35:27 pm »

I've actually have found 2 1991 quarters in excellent condition. One was even the thin rim version while the other is the thick rim version.  Not sure what they're worth these days.
 

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