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Ended - Project $100k- Circulating Dollar And Half Dollar Coins

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 Posted 04/11/2012  8:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverRoosevelt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I exchanged five dollar coins for a crisp Series 1963 $5 US Note that my co-workers found in the drawer today (was someone's collection raided recently?).

$99,874 to go.
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 Posted 04/12/2012  3:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverRoosevelt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At a vending machine, someone asked me to break a five. I did it with two $2 bills and a single dollar coin. Later, I exchanged a brass buck for four quarters at a vending machine.

$99,872 to go.
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 Posted 04/13/2012  01:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jungliston1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello all, here at work we have a change machine that gives Presidential and Sacagaweas. I exchange around $100 a week looking for errors. Once I go through them I spend them at the local swapmeets and liquor stores. But I have to minus this one cause its staying in my collection even though I can buy a better looking one, it is a find and I keep most finds.
Edward M.
$99,772. Oooppps $99,773


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04/13/2012 01:38 am
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 Posted 04/13/2012  01:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cc99999 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nice find with that proof! I just picked up another $25 dollar roll:


4 1979 P SBA
1 1999 D SBA
4 2000 P SAC
4 Jefferson P
3 Washington P
2 2001 P SAC
5 Grant P
2 Tyler P
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 Posted 04/13/2012  09:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice proof find.

I used 3 in volleyball last night.

$99,770 left to go.
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 Posted 04/13/2012  09:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverRoosevelt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I spent $9 worth at different places yesterday-five at Subway, the cashier looked at them in awe. I spent another four at a vending machine to buy snacks for me and my friends.

$99,761 to go.

I picked up $27 for the week from banks and a vending machine; there's more variety to this batch:

4x 1979-P SBA
1x 1979-S SBA (Circulation Strike)
4x 2000-P Sacagawea
1x 2000-D Sacagawea
1x 2001-P Sacagawea
2x 2007-P Washington
1x 2007-D Washington
2x 2008-P Jackson
1x 2008-D Jackson
1x 2009-P Tyler
1x 2009-P Polk
1x 2010-P Buchanan
1x 2010-P Lincoln
3x 2011-P Johnson
2x 2011-P Grant
1x 2011-P Garfield
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04/13/2012 10:05 am
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 Posted 04/15/2012  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverRoosevelt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Today, I spent the $27 and three additional ones for a total of 30 dollar coins. I spent five at a car show's concession stand and one roll with a $20 bill for gas.

$99,731 to go.
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 Posted 04/15/2012  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Merc Man to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Picked up $25 at the bank yesterday.

3x 1979-P SBA
1x 1979-D SBA
7x 2000-P Sacagawea
1x 2000-D Sacagawea
2x 2009-D Sacagawea
1x 2007-P Adams
2x 2007-P Jefferson
1x 2007-P Madison
2x 2008-P Jackson
1x 2008-P Van Buren
1x 2009-D Harrison
1x 2010-P Pierce
1x 2011-P Grant
1x 2009-P Tyler

Spent $5 at Taco Bell and the young girl that took the coins didn't miss a beat and was all smiles. She said she loves the dollar coins, maybe a future numismatist?

Another $2 at the gas station getting a pop and this one did not go as smoothly. The poor lady working the register looked very confused. She study the coins for a good 60 seconds before proceeding to make change.

$99,724 to go
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04/16/2012 08:19 am
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 Posted 04/16/2012  5:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ninamason to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I get these relatively often, say 10-12 times a month, at my job (I'm a cashier at a gas station) and cheerfully both accept them, and return them into circulation. I don't have any recently that I can share, but I absolutely had a gentleman come in over the holiday and buy all of the ones in my drawer (7 Presidential gold, 1 "old"/date on the face of the coin Sacagawea, 1 of the newer "sheaf of wheat" Sacagawea, one Susan B.) to give to his grandchildren for Passover. Since I assume at least some of those will eventually be spent on candy or toys . . . $99 714 to go!
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04/16/2012 5:53 pm
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 Posted 04/18/2012  08:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I used 3 in volleyball last night.

$99,711 left to go
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 Posted 04/18/2012  09:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Merc Man to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just spent $4 at the gas station on the corner. The cashier immediately pulled a $5 bill from her pocket and exchanged them out. It appears I may have found a fellow coin collector.

$99,707 left to go.
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 Posted 04/18/2012  10:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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You found a bank that didn't want to give you dollar coins? All the ones here beg me to take them!

Same by me. They can't get rid of them. They've told people that they will no longer order them, carry them, unless people start taking them. I don't spend them since no one around me wants them.
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 Posted 04/18/2012  11:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverRoosevelt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I picked up 15 loose ones from the bank today, and the teller asked me specifically which ones I preferred. I told her to give me as many Sacagaweas as possible, and here's today's bunch:

6x 2000-P Sacagawea
1x 2000-D Sacagawea
1x 2001-D Sacagawea
1x 2009-P NA
1x 2010-D NA
1x 2007-P Adams
1x 2007-P Jefferson
1x 2009-P Polk
1x 2011-P Hayes
1x 2011-P Garfield
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 Posted 04/18/2012  6:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's kind of annoying to get dollar coins or half dollars at my work, for the sole reason that there is no slot for them in the register. I think people would more gladly accept them if there was a darn coin spot for them in registers. I always have to put them off to the side.
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 Posted 04/18/2012  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ninamason to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Murrellington: Is yours a five-spot drawer? If so, there's absolutely a place for them: the empty coin-catcher (to the left of quarters). My work actually has our registers set up to accept these: we don't put anything larger than a $20 bill in our registers, so the space normally used for $50 bills is our "unusual currency" slot (50c pieces, dollar coins, $2 bills, and more recently, "any weird junk you find because then we can watch Nina and Leilani race to the drawer to see who can buy it first").


Also, today, I took in four dollar coins, and my coworker got three:

1x SAB 1980
1x Sacagawea (2008, I believe? The one with the two hands passing each other a bundle of sticks on the back)
1x John Adams
1x not sure which President, because the lady immediately behind this guy in line went "ooh, I'd like that, please!"
3x Eisenhower

I sent two back into circulation: the unknown President (probably Washington, I get a lot of those), and the SAB; my coworker and I purchased the Eisenhowers between us.

So a question for other participants: since the dollar coins in my drawer get back into circulation "eventually" (usually within 1-3 days; most people reserve them for when they're out of dollar bills, I try to give them to little kids), should I count all dollar coins I take in, or only the ones I send back out?

If the former, we've got $99 700 to go; if the latter, $99 702.
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