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How Excited Are You To Find A 60 Year Old Coin In Circulation?

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 Posted 03/11/2023  08:34 am Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
When I was a beginner collector in 1960, I was very excited to find a 1910 Lincoln Cent in money I got for turning in some soda pop bottles at the store. (and that is only a 50 year old coin).

I see a number of topics here about Lincoln Cents from the early 1960s, and I can imagine the poster might feel the same excitement of finding a 60 year old coin.

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 Posted 03/11/2023  09:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The older I get, that '60 year' threshold gets pushed back. These days, if I find something 75+ years old in circulation, I get mildly excited. I do appreciate the enthusiasm of those on the forum who are ecstatic when finding a coin from the '70s.

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 Posted 03/11/2023  09:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with the above it now has to be 1940's or older to make me go "WOW"
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 Posted 03/11/2023  11:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's not so much age but composition. For the U.S., that would be pre-1965 dimes and quarters. Older Jefferson nickels are still readily circulating. Some day we may get excited over pre-1983 cents.
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 Posted 03/11/2023  12:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coin rejector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do, if.... the coin is in exceptional condition, if its silver or if its a centenarian. I'm uncertain if inanimate objects should be labeled/viewed as "centenarian", but if coins could talk, I'm certain they'd have some unique stories to tell.
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 Posted 03/11/2023  1:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pre-1930 coins make me sit up.
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 Posted 03/11/2023  2:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1847bill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When I see a coin from the 1960's I think I may have actually spent it when it was new.
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 Posted 03/11/2023  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo Boguss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm 60, and started collecting before I was 10. Wheaties are mildly interesting in change, unless pre-'40s. Silver makes my eyes light up. Jefferson nickels have little appeal - really don't understand why some people are fascinated with circulated ones.
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 Posted 03/11/2023  3:54 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am not fazed anymore, although I used to get excited. Perhaps handling XF-AU 200 year old coins built a tolerance of amazement with modern change.
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 Posted 03/13/2023  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am 53 and am excited finding coins from the '80s and earlier. Only because I am constantly aware just how long ago that was in my life.
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 Posted 03/13/2023  6:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The older I get the further back I like to go than just 60 years, 100 to 150 years is my tickle spot now.
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 Posted 03/13/2023  6:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm giggling!
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 Posted 03/13/2023  7:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo Boguss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dearborn, if you got that in change I'm just gonna quit right now.

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