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Rupiah
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« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2013, 12:17:22 am »

They do this in Japan and I had no problem with it...I knew exactly how much things would cost.

I fully support this idea. Even in the Eurozone it works like that. What you see is what you pay.


Wonder what paper money would say if it could talk?
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« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2013, 06:43:16 am »

Back on topic though... 

Last night's finds from $10 in pennies include:

2 rolls of USA cents
1 x 1945
3 x 1953 ( I think one of them has the pointed I in "DEI")
2 x 1956
1 x 1957
1 x 1958
1 x 1960
1 x 1961
2 x 1962
1 x 1963
4 x 1964
3 x 1965
2 x 1966
3 x 1967
2 x 1968
3 x 1969

PLUS

1 Portugese Euro
1 Jamaican 25 cent piece
1 English Penny
1 USA 1944
1 USA 1941

It appears if this person who deposited these coins was a metal detectorist because some of the coins were FILTHY.  They are so corroded that they are barely legible.

Keeps the hobby interesting eh?

Dean

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« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2013, 07:12:13 pm »

Today's finds from $10:

1 x 1935  worn and green but still a keeper :)
1 x 1960
1 x 1962
1 x 1965
1 x 1967
1 x 1968
2 x 1969

1 x 1940 USA
1 x 1957D USA (tiny bit of red)

I've decided to ration out what rolls I have to make the fun last as long as possible.  I managed to pick up 3 more boxes today.  Don't know what I'll be able to get in the future...

Dean

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« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2013, 10:21:09 pm »

Today's finds from $20:

1 x 48
1 x 52
1 x 56
1 x 57
1 x 59
1 x 60
2 x 62
4 x 63
9 x 64
7 x 65
5 x 66
3 x 67
5 x 68
6 x 69 (2 red)

1 x 53D USA

Other red coins:
1 x 75
1 x 78
1 x 81

Unusual finds:
1 x 20 cents South Africa 2008
1 x proof cameo old effigy 2003 (scratches) Too bad...This was a neat find though!

Dean

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« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2013, 11:25:17 pm »

Today's finds from $20:


I truly am inspired by your dedication to this hobby. :)

Wonder what paper money would say if it could talk?
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« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2013, 11:37:57 pm »

I truly am inspired by your dedication to this hobby. :)

It could be dedication or maybe I need to get a life...  :P

It's just that when I get into something, I go at it on all cylinders for awhile...With the penny, I'm under a deadline of sorts to obtain stock (although I may be able to get more from a sympathetic teller or two)   :)

Thanks for the compliment...I've been obsessed with coins and paper money ever since I found my first $1 asterisk note in change at the Loblaws on Lakeshore and Leslie in 1985.  As a 7 year old, I had a choice:  Buy candy or keep the bill...I kept   FA3517745.  Still have it too...It was the note that started it all...It was tops in the Charlton guide for a year until a higher one was found.  :(

I've been driving my friends and family crazy about collecting money for 27 years and I'm not slowing down now...I have them well trained to look for things!

I love this hobby...
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« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2013, 03:47:36 pm »

Today's finds from $15:

1 x 58
2 x 59
1 x 60
1 x 61
5 x 62 (1 red)
3 x 63
6 x 64 (1 red)
2 x 65
2 x 66
3 x 67
7 x 68
4 x 69

1 x Barbados 1996 (red)
1 x 1919 USA
1 x 1941 USA
1 x 1944 USA
2 x 10 cents! ...It pays to roll search sometimes!  This is the second batch in a row where I've come out ahead.  In total, I've recovered 73 cents in extra cash from the rolls.  Profit from the lazyness of others...

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« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2013, 09:30:13 pm »

Profit from the lazyness of others...


Doesn't always work that way. I have had quarters as fillers in loonie rolls. Normally in standard wrapping you can make out if there are 25 coins in one roll by looking at the folds. But how the heck do you make out if it is filled with a few quarters unless you open it and see it.

So it works both ways. :)

Wonder what paper money would say if it could talk?
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« Reply #68 on: February 03, 2013, 11:06:21 am »

Most recent finds from a box of $25 in pennies:

1 x 38
1 x 42
1 x 46
1 x 56 (really rough shape)
1 x 60 (red)
6 x 61
2 x 62
4 x 63
6 x 64
6 x 65
2 x 66
9 x 67
8 x 68
10 x 69

1 x 1924 USA
1 x 1946 USA
1 x 1950 USA

Other interesting finds:
1 2 Euro cent with an oak leaf (does anyone know where it's from?)
1 2010 penny with a strange gold toning...dunno what caused this but it looks neat.

Nothing really special from this box.  I guess I was spoiled in the past.  I now have full rolls of 1964, 67, 68 and 69 from searching.

The tellers I know said after Monday, customers will start bringing in rolled pennies and I suspect they will have more interesting finds as people empty out grandma's penny jar.  I really hope to find more examples of George V pennies.  I have found only 5 of them since I started looking through rolls...

Happy hunting!
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« Reply #69 on: February 03, 2013, 11:13:14 am »

Doesn't always work that way. I have had quarters as fillers in loonie rolls. Normally in standard wrapping you can make out if there are 25 coins in one roll by looking at the folds. But how the heck do you make out if it is filled with a few quarters unless you open it and see it.

So it works both ways. :)

I suppose you're right Rupiah...With pennies, the risk is about as low as you could expect.  All in all, if I discounted all of the foreign coins I have found in the roll searches, including American pennies, I would be short 6-7 dollars. 

When you're dealing with higher value coins, the discovery of slugs, other denominations or demonetized coins in the rolls really eats away at your budget.

That's why I like receiving customer wrapped rolls in plastic coin rolls!  :)

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« Reply #70 on: February 03, 2013, 10:31:33 pm »


The tellers I know said after Monday, customers will start bringing in rolled pennies a

At one bank branch they said that they will be accepting unrolled pennies in some sort of penny bags. They said these bags can hold $25 worth of pennies.

Interesting how it all ends.

Wonder what paper money would say if it could talk?
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« Reply #71 on: February 04, 2013, 05:23:26 pm »

I managed to score 2 boxes of pennies from my bank today plus another $10 worth in loose rolls.

Today my school was doing a penny drive for charity and I collected from my classes.

In about $12 worth from the students, I found:

1 x 1940
1 x 1943
2 x 1964
1 x 1967
1 x 1968
1 x 1969

1 x 1930   :)

1 x 1 pfennig from Germany 1972
1 x 2 pfennig from Germany 1995

This now brings my King George V finds from the wild up another notch...I'm also building a nice world copper collection on the side.  What's next?

Dean

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« Reply #72 on: February 04, 2013, 11:16:21 pm »

And to celebrate it all google is honoring the penny. Try google.ca. Better grab the penny fast because it is an error. It has 2013 on it.

Now the whole world knows it (i.e if the use google .ca) :)

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« Reply #73 on: February 05, 2013, 10:33:16 pm »

Today's finds from $10:

1 x 40
1 x 42
1 x 45
1 x 52
1 x 59
1 x 63 RED
3 x 64
2 x 65 (1 RED)
1 x 66
6 x 67
5 x 69
1 x 74 RED
1 x 75 RED  (This is a really nice coin IMO.  The copper is still bright but has mellowed ever so slightly with age...I can't really describe it.)

This is an interesting time for coin roll hunting.  There are treasures waiting to be found in each roll if you look hard enough.  People will be disposing of their pennies and collectors can reap the rewards! 

Moderators...Maybe it would be appropriate to split this thread into "Coin Roll Hunting" from the original heading since I've basically monopolized the thread with my obsession with pennies  :)

Dean

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« Reply #74 on: February 05, 2013, 10:52:26 pm »

Dean your posts piqued my interest... prior to Feb. 4th I managed to pick up 5 boxes...

I can say the whole searching through each roll is kinda fun.  I certainly can say I'm not exactly getting the same luck as you.

I've picked out a few from the 60's and 70's perhaps a dozen from the 50's but only one from 1940.

I did find 2 wheat pennies which was kind of cool.

You mentioned the term "RED" ... you know of any website that could explain this feature well?

I've seen on some auction sites that talk about red, or toning.. but aside from "tarnish" or "petina" I really think this is something I'd like to learn more about but have no idea of how.

Thanks for getting me hooked... the whole time I'm doing this.... I've been thinking that I would like to do quarters next.
 

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