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Florida Man Steals $33,000 In Rare Coins, Uses Them In Change Machines

 
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 Posted 04/20/2019  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Biedercoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


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Also on the drug charges...

Ahh... now it's starting to make sense!
- About two score and seven+ years ago, I began a Lincoln cent collection. I have all, most in AU or better & am upgrading to MS as possible.
- I collect all coins minted 1809, 1859, 1909, 1959, and 2009. Lincoln and C.Darwin were both born in 1809. The latter published his "On the Origin of Species.." in 1859, the Lincoln cent debuted in 1909, and after that it just seemed like a good way to show the evolution of US coinage. Most non-nums to whom I've shown these react with the phrase, "I had no idea!" That alone shows their worth.
- I've completed MS sets of Jeffersons & MS specimens of other 5 nickels; Franklins done. Roosies mostly done. I enjoy hunting for WLH and "winged liberty" dimes.
-- If I left my early Washington quarter book at one of y'alls house, please ring me up.
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 Posted 04/20/2019  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Nick , he would have to be worse than moron to put a Gold coin into a coin star machine .


I'm guessing those were the coins he pawned, the rest went into CoinStar.


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Investigators said Mele sold some of the coins to a pawn shop for $4,000, then exchanged the majority of them through CoinStar change machines at grocery stores
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