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Best Finds From Hunting Rolls/ Coin Star/ Cherry-Picking.

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 Posted 06/02/2023  6:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add EricH to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone I enjoy all kinds of what I consider "treasure hunting" and have found interesting coins using the three methods mentioned in the title of this post. There's just something so satisfying about finding stuff.Im extremely curious to read about what you all have found. I never did get that 69-s DDO or that 43 copper I always wanted but have made some nice scores including but not limited to a beautiful 99 WAM cent and an absolutely stunning 1970 small date and tons of other minor finds of all kinds. Please share some of your finds Friends.
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 Posted 06/02/2023  6:40 pm  Show Profile   Check Dearborn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the forums here at CCF!
We look forward to seeing your coins when you post them.
But please post only one coin per topic for ease of the conversation on your coins.
We prefer them to be full coin images bot sides, and cropped to the edge of the coin so we can see it better.
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 Posted 06/02/2023  8:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found a 1909 VDB LWC in MS. A rich friend had upgraded his Buffalo nickels to MS, so he sold me his fully complete circulated set for $30. On the bay I bought "a few rolls of older MS Jeffersons", and they turned out to be high grade, full step coins, from early die states, the most beautiful group of Jeffersons I've ever seen assembled.
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 Posted 06/02/2023  11:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MisterT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My wife brought home 1 roll each of cents, nickels, dimes and quarters today for me to search through. I found a 1948D Nickel, A 1952D silver dime, A 1958D Wheat cent, 5 pre 1982 copper cents and a parks quarter that my brother in law needs. Nothing spectacular but it shows that occasionally you can still find 90% silver in this day and age.
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 Posted 06/03/2023  12:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo Boguss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I scour obscure online auction sites for hidden gems for my collection of Louisiana trade tokens. This rarity was in a bunch of mostly junk, but I got the lot for about 10% of what the token itself would have sold for on eBay. Crawford and Farber (Louisiana Trade Tokens, 2nd Ed.) list it as a "B9", where B indicates the second-highest collectible field and 9 indicates that only 2-3 examples are known.

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 Posted 06/03/2023  04:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This rarity was in a bunch of mostly junk
Wow. Is it bimetallic?

I knew of British bimetallic model (half)pennies but I didn't know there were other bimetallic issues anywhere near this old, never mind ones that actually circulated.
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 Posted 06/03/2023  08:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Two quickly came to mind, that were better than average and both were from ebay.

The first was a 78 Morgan dollar, with really sketchy pics that I bought on they bay for $30. This was in 2011, when the uptick in silver had just begun and most did not pay attention because of the cost and bad pics. It ended up being the "King of VAMs".

The second was a cherry pick that a friend turned me onto, a 98S Lincoln cent CLAM that I ended up snagging for $16.

I ended up selling both for a very nice profit. I do not have a pic of the Morgan (before I started cataloging my pics) but do of the CLAM.




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 Posted 06/03/2023  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Khromtau to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What exactly do you mean by "CLAM"?
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 Posted 06/03/2023  09:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What exactly do you mean by "CLAM"?
Close AM, it's a transitional variety.

LINK https://www.PCGS.com/coinfacts/coin...m-dcam/93529
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 Posted 06/03/2023  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo Boguss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
january1may, yes it is bimetallic. Many trade tokens from the early part of the 20th century were so constructed. Here's another R9 example that I "cherry picked" on eBay for $22 because the seller used poor language in the title.

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 Posted 06/03/2023  2:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cointree to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@-makecents- very nice proof 98-S Close AM! Did you get it graded before selling it?
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 Posted 06/03/2023  3:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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@-makecents- very nice proof 98-S Close AM! Did you get it graded before selling it?
Nope. Sold it raw, with these pics. Did a five day auction and it sold for $176.
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Nope. Sold it raw, with these pics. Did a five day auction and it sold for $176.

Sweet!
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 Posted 06/03/2023  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's what I'm talking about. Very tidy sum.
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 Posted 06/03/2023  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RobO411 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. Nice Jon. Congrats
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