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Drug Addict Son Dumps Father's Coin Collection Into Coinstar

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 Posted 11/18/2016  3:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Joe2007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Son dumped father's coin collection into CoinStar machine for money to buy crack
http://fox13now.com/2016/11/17/son-...o-buy-crack/

Very sad that these types of thefts keep occurring with such frequency.
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 Posted 11/18/2016  3:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This was mentioned in the CoinStar thread. It does deserve its own topic, thank you for posting.

My reaction is still the same...

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 Posted 11/18/2016  6:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Heartbreaking. At least some of the coins were recovered.
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 Posted 11/18/2016  6:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are much worse losses than coins with addiction.
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 Posted 11/18/2016  6:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Amen.
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 Posted 11/18/2016  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Check vermontensium's eBay Listings Check vermontensium's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add vermontensium to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
:-(
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 Posted 11/18/2016  7:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Such a sad story ... on many different levels
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 Posted 11/18/2016  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinsKelly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately this is not the first time I have seen this type of article. I am so sad for the father and the son - can you imagine Thanksgiving next week?
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 Posted 11/18/2016  9:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 11/20/2016  11:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jack jeckel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know the situation sucks from a collectors point of view but the mainstream media story doesn't add up.

$8,000 in coins net $60 in a Coinstar machine.

Coinstar kicks out silver. They did mention "Authorities have video of Rinaldi at the CoinStar machine and say that many of the coins that were not rejected by the machine because of their silver content have been recovered. Police don't know where the rejected coins ended up."

So either the bulk of the heist was silver which current where abouts are currently unknown or the collection was mainly Wheat Cents and Buffalo's and Statehood Quarters and the $8K was for insurance purposes.

And even a crappy Sentry fire safe would have prevented the theft unless the threat of physical violence was made to open it.
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 Posted 11/21/2016  12:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I noticed the article was not making sense also.
Perhaps some higher grade early wheat cents and nicer buffaloes would add up but the reporting is confusing.
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 Posted 11/22/2016  11:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add UltraRant to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is such a sad story on so many levels.


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And even a crappy Sentry fire safe would have prevented the theft unless the threat of physical violence was made to open it.


Given that we're talking about a son living at home with his dad, I guess that wouldn't have made any difference. Or has the general distrust towards others in the USA also impacted direct family relations now? Over here I know exactly where the safe of my in-laws is, for example, and how to open it in case of an emergency.

I guess the $8000 was merely insurance value, or the man had a few key dates in his collection. If the bulk of the non-silver coins was recovered, and $60 was paid out, then I guess we're mainly talking regular change in the non-silver department. The reject tray must have flooded if there was indeed a lot of silver to be found and $8000 was the average value. Either that, or we're talking about a hardcore fan of the Franklin Mint here.
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 Posted 11/24/2016  11:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add schmidty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Or has the general distrust towards others in the USA...?


What gives you the impression that this is true? I've not seen a "general distrust towards others in the USA". Granted, I live in the Midwest, maybe things are different on the coasts. But the vast majority of people I've come across are very trusting. Often too trusting and easy marks for scammers and con-men...and drug addicted sons.

P.S. I love your signature. Hopefully it doesn't severely reduce the number of CCF's German speaking members!
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 Posted 11/24/2016  8:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverySilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think I heard a story like this (maybe this exact one) during dinner today. What a coincidence that I found the thread for it.
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 Posted 11/28/2016  10:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bigchip22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
sad to what low some people will sink to feed there habit
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 Posted 11/29/2016  12:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bigchip22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also remember years ago when I was visting my parents a neighbor of my parents told me something that gave me a chill, they said their grand children spent some old silver coins of theirs and these turn out to be very scarce and worth a lot in in the very worst grade.
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