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 Posted 03/13/2019  10:49 pm Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was offered some sealed mint bags from 1964 and 1965, that were stored in a shed for many years. This shed had a floor right on the ground (dirt) so the bags were stained green, and I only offered face value plus $5 for each bag. This was probably the first time when going through mint bags was not worth it. Some photos, look away if you are squeamish to damaged mint-state coins:




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The mystery was almost worth the 5 bucks,
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 Posted 03/14/2019  02:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pauldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All pennies?
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 Posted 03/14/2019  07:01 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
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 Posted 03/14/2019  09:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Boy that's a crime.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  10:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aristarchus123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, we have to take chances sometime. Sorry about the luck!
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 Posted 03/14/2019  11:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bummer.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  11:31 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, it was not a complete loss, there was one 1964 error protected by other coins, and in decent condition. Struck slightly off-centre, tilted in collar. A handful of other errors, however were ruined...


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 Posted 03/14/2019  11:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tunnioc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice survivor! What are your plans for the others?
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 Posted 03/15/2019  12:56 am  Show Profile   Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The others? Dump 'em back into circulation?
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This is Canada... 1-cent coins haven't circulated here since 2012... I just took them to the bank, then sent to the Bank of Canada, then to the mint, where'll they'll disappear forever...
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Well, it was not a complete loss, there was one 1964 error protected by other coins, and in decent condition. Struck slightly off-centre, tilted in collar.
Excellent!

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A handful of other errors, however were ruined...


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I just took them to the bank, then sent to the Bank of Canada, then to the mint, where'll they'll disappear forever...
A fitting end I suppose.
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 Posted 03/16/2019  9:26 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well at least you got something back
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
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