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« Reply #390 on: May 19, 2023, 09:08:11 pm »

May 19th finds:  Main branch madness!
I got a collection dump from the main branch today. (And a few birds $20s).

This collection contained silver.

Five $20 silver coins…

$7.40 in silver dimes…

Six rolls of nickels, two of which are in tubes and are all 12 sided coins ranging from 1940-1962.  The paper rolls of nickels were all at least from 1963 through to 2000, most being 1981 or earlier.

I think the quarter rolls were originally silver…but whomever cashed in the coins took the silver to a dealer and reused the wrappers to bundle up newer coins.  $7 worth of the quarters were nickel alloy while $3 worth were steel plated coins.

The dimes in the paper rolls were all nickel alloy with a few plated coins sprinkled in. 

This collector collected by date because there are several coins with the same date throughout the rolls.

Then there was also this note scrawled on the lid of the cardboard box that the coins came in:  “C$240 spend”

Ah well, any time I can get silver at face value from the bank, I am a happy camper!

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Dean
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« Reply #391 on: May 24, 2023, 05:22:09 pm »

May 24th finds:
$50s…Get your mountie $50s here!

One of my regular banks gave me 41 multicoloured $50s, two multicoloured $20s and $4 in pennies today.
When I asked the teller where they came from, she said that “an older guy brought them in yesterday.”

This collector must have collected by prefix…

Some of the notes are in very nice condition while others should rightly be shredded, but I took everything so I didn’t waste the teller’s time.

Highlights of this lot are the EHF changeover prefix notes.

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« Reply #392 on: May 25, 2023, 07:53:15 am »

May 24th coin hunting find:

I was searching through a box of pennies last night and I found this coin:

Very weak design on the reverse but good detail on the obverse.

Faint date of 1981…

Is this considered a “struck through grease” error coin?

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« Reply #393 on: May 26, 2023, 06:57:46 pm »

May 26th finds:
It’s raining $2 bills…along with some $1s for variety.

I was planning to go straight home from work today…until the bank messaged me to say that they had “lots of $2  bills”.

Well, I just had to check them out and I’m glad I did!

73 $2 notes, 22 $1s and one 1979 $20 plus some black toonies and other commemorative toonies and loonies were waiting for me.

This appears to be an estate clean out.  There are nicer condition notes but not consecutive other than one pair.  This suggests that somebody accumulated the notes a handful at a time.

The later prefixes on the $2s suggest that the collector was squirreling the notes away right around the time that the toonies were released in 1996.  I remember many people at the time doing this.

The $1 notes are not in great shape, but there are some 1954 $1s in there plus a couple of curiously toned notes that I will comment on in my other thread.

Highlights of the lot include two birthday notes, 2013125…January 25th 2013 or May 12th 2013.
and 9161967…September 16th 1967.

Also interesting is a 4 digit radar note EGR 7523257 and a note with a number CBH 9191119 plus another interesting note, CBA 9933339.

The 1979 $20 also has something interesting scribbled on it.  More on this note in my other thread…


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Dean
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« Reply #394 on: May 29, 2023, 07:19:59 pm »

May 29th finds:

$100s anyone? (and another multicolour $50 thrown in for good measure).

One of my regular banks had three $100 notes and a multicolour $50 waiting for me today.

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« Reply #395 on: June 01, 2023, 12:48:11 am »

May 31st finds:

Today, my bank had a few paper notes for me.  Nothing special here, but sometimes you have to take what’s there to keep the connection alive.

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Dean

 

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