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Rest in Peace
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 Posted 08/05/2005  11:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Gary Burke to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Moderator note: We have chosen to make this thread permanently sticky, in memory of Gary Burke's lasting contributions to Coin Community. This is only one example of how he enriched us all.

As a member of the old Coin World forum, a gentleman named Coin Nut started a popular thread entitled Interesting Find/Finds from Circulation. When Coin World cancelled its forum, the thread was pushing 10,000 "reads," or hits.

I started a similar thread on another coin collecting forum, and while its "hit" meter isn't working, I would guestimate nearly 5,000 have looked at it, and between 500 and 600 have posted something.

So, I would like to try the same idea on this fine forum, and see what happens. Hopefully, it's of interest. If not, well, we gave it a try.

Let me start. I hit Walmart, City Market and Safeway today, and did have some success.

1937 Buffalo Niclel, barely readable date.
1976 Bicentennial JFK
1920 Wheat cent (Second of this date I have found in the last week.)

Edited by Gary Burke
01/03/2007 11:07 pm
Forum Uncle
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 Posted 08/06/2005  1:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi! I've had a lucky past few weeks. 1 1930 Wheatie in VF, 1 1946 Wheatie in EF, 1 1956 -D Wheatie in EF, 1 1935 Mercury dime in F-12 and 1 Roosevelt 1953-D in VF. I don't know what's going on but these were random finds, stuff I did not notice, (except the Merc) until I was putting them in the change bucket at home! It's got me looking again! Digging around in a closet at home I found 4 partially filled Lincoln Whitman coin books,(thought they were empty!) nothing rare, but some very clean mid 30's to late 50's stuff. Most are suffering from book "goo" unfortantely. They were part of a bulk "junk" deal that I bought a few years back! There are a handful of Indian Head's as well. I love post's like these when they come up from time to time. Maybe I will make it a sticky so we can keep it rolling! Mike
Edited by Mike
08/13/2005 3:48 pm
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 Posted 08/06/2005  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Metalman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi everyone !!

2-1 dollar star notes !! 1954-D Jefferson, full bank Roll of D mint Keelboat,All from the local truck stop this morning !!

Rick
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 Posted 08/06/2005  3:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kyra to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh boy do I remember that thread! I was a regular bragger *cough* contributor! Unfortunately my finds have dropped off considerably lately. We don't roll our own coin anymore, we order it from the FRB, so that cuts down on the time I get to spend searching the loose coin. Also, I don't do the bagging for shipment anymore due to a shoulder injury, doctor doesn't want me lugging around those heavy bags! But, I did find a few good things this week- a handful of wheat cents and a silver nickel. The dates escape me, I accidently left them in my cash drawer at work Friday! [:0]

Rachel [:p]
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 Posted 08/07/2005  7:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add shatsi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does anyone have a picture of a Wheatie? I've seen it mentioned but never seen one!!
Forum Uncle
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 Posted 08/07/2005  7:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
shatsi, look under the section on coin grading practice. There are great pictures of a 1909 Lincoln cent with the "wheat stalk" reverse. This reverse design was used from 1909 through 1958. In 1959 the reverse was changed to the current Memorial design in honor of the 150th. anniversary of Lincolns birth. Plans are underway for changes in 2009 to honor the 200th anniversary of his birth. Mike
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 Posted 08/07/2005  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add shatsi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Mike, I just looked at it.
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 Posted 08/13/2005  3:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Metalman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi

I was Silvered at the store VF 1961-D Roosevelt in Change!

Rick
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 Posted 08/13/2005  5:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add national dealer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by shatsi

Does anyone have a picture of a Wheatie? I've seen it mentioned but never seen one!!


Ask and ye shall receive. A wheatie is simply any Lincoln cent dated from 1909 through 1958
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 Posted 08/13/2005  9:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TheForce to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Today at work I found a 1943-P War Nickel in VF to XF. The best one I've found yet. Most are usually well worn.

David
*Complete Canada 50 cent set 1953-present
*Complete Canada Toonie ($2) set 1996-present
*And just a mix of everything else!
Forum Kid
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 Posted 08/14/2005  03:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thekidcollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found an uncirculated 1 fil coin(kuwaits denomination) in my pile of spare change. Its not under circulation any more.
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 Posted 08/15/2005  12:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Daniel J. Goevert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I find a lot of old Jefferson nickels in circulation. Because the Jefferson nickel hasn't changed much in appearance since its inception in 1938 (with exception of WWII nicks), most of the older nickels readily blend in with the others.

I believe its still possible to collect a nearly complete set of Jeffs from pocket change. For this reason, if any start-up collector seeks advice on what to collect, this is one area I steer them toward.
Rest in Peace
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 Posted 08/15/2005  3:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gary Burke to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good point about the Jefferson nickels. My wife and I each recently completed a collection primarily from pocket change, and looking through rolls picked up at the bank.

There were a handful we couldn't find, such as the 1950D. Mostly however, we found them ourselves.

Since I have worked on some albums for 40 plus years, it was nice to quickly complete the Jefferson nickels.

Rest in Peace
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 Posted 08/18/2005  11:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gary Burke to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1939D Quarter, looks F to VF.
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 Posted 08/19/2005  01:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add robocp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found a few silver dime's last week, both 1964 but still a nice find
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 Posted 08/20/2005  2:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Metalman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1969-D K *FRN
2001 F *FRN

Rick

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