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Wtc Ground Zero Recovery Coins - Why So Many Jamaican Half Pennies?

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 Posted 06/29/2022  11:04 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add AverageMercEnjoy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I know there was gold and silver eagles recovered but I see so many of these Jamaican half pennies for sale all over the place.

Does anyone know why there were so many of these coins in particular in the vaults?
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New Zealand
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 Posted 06/29/2022  11:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They possibly date from the warehouses that were there before the towers. maybe there was a Jamaican social club or a shrine to Santa Money for Jamicans or something.

The coins would predate the buildings as Jamaica went decimal before 1970. What era are the halfpennies as they were made from the 1860s onwards.

UPDATE - seems they were stored in some vault 2 stories underground by Comex (For what I don't know) and several scammo home shopping companies are selling them for $100 or so each when in reality they are worth cents. It seems the 9/11 provenance of them has made them valuable.

The coins are also very late (1950 - 1969)

Another dumb TV coins scam that rips at sentimental heartstrings (9/11), how a Jamaican coin would appeal to that is beyond me.

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06/29/2022 11:12 am
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