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2 Actual Coin Star Finds (after Mercury post)

Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 30, 2020 12:43PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Dear Forum Friends,
After the nice response I got on my 1916 Mercury Dime question/Coin Star find.

I want to share two more of my greatest Coin Star Finds. I think rare finds. Enjoy and let me know if you got me beat!

A 1889 Seated Liberty Dime and a 1774 Spanish Silver coin - Enjoy, and yes Honestly found in Coin Star, bu not at the same time and/or location, Joe



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  • VTchaserVTchaser Posts: 261 ✭✭✭

    i think i've only found 1 silver roosie, and a boatload of foreigns in my local coinstar

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  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @VTchaser said:
    i think i've only found 1 silver roosie, and a boatload of foreigns in my local coinstar

    I have so many foreign coins, I could go live in Canada, Mexico or Europe...

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Joe_360 said:

    @VTchaser said:
    i think i've only found 1 silver roosie, and a boatload of foreigns in my local coinstar

    I have so many foreign coins, I could go live in Canada, Mexico or Europe...

    Or a long vacation of some kind

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice finds @Joe_360

    Successful transactions with : MICHAELDIXON, Manorcourtman, Bochiman, bolivarshagnasty, AUandAG, onlyroosies, chumley, Weiss, jdimmick, BAJJERFAN, gene1978, TJM965, Smittys, GRANDAM, JTHawaii, mainejoe, softparade, derryb

    Bad transactions with : nobody to date

  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @VTchaser said:
    i think i've only found 1 silver roosie, and a boatload of foreigns in my local coinstar

    I have so many foreign coins, I could go live in Canada, Mexico or Europe...

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,070 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For purposes of accuracy, and in case you didn’t already know, your dime is an 1889-S.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:
    For purposes of accuracy, and in case you didn’t already know, your dime is an 1889-S.

    Yes, thanks for catching that I didn't note that. Joe

  • Mdcoincollector2003Mdcoincollector2003 Posts: 665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Spanish coin is a one reale I think.

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,939 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool finds!

  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Joe_360 said:
    Dear Forum Friends,
    After the nice response I got on my 1916 Mercury Dime question/Coin Star find.

    I want to share two more of my greatest Coin Star Finds. I think rare finds. Enjoy and let me know if you got me beat!

    A 1889 Seated Liberty Dime and a 1774 Spanish Silver coin - Enjoy, and yes Honestly found in Coin Star, bu not at the same time and/or location, Joe



    Both are absolutely sick finds (as the kids say).

  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,463 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dream finds!
    1889-s .

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They are Hall of Fame worthy finds, but finds such as these always make me a little sad as I suspect many of these found pieces ended up in a CoinStar machine because they were stolen.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have yet to find a really notable coin in the coinstar... a few silver Roosevelt dimes...wheaties for sure...lots of Euro's and other foreign coins. I agree with @TomB about such finds likely being pilfered from a collection, since they really are not in circulation. Cheers, RickO

  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t get to the stores so I never check those machines but those are amazing finds. I wonder if they were planted?

  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    They are Hall of Fame worthy finds, but finds such as these always make me a little sad as I suspect many of these found pieces ended up in a CoinStar machine because they were stolen.

    I always figure that they were taking from Grandma and Grandpa jars. Nothing that I can do about that.

    True: One time I found 28 dollars in new quarters, and I knew that they were stolen. Someone opening rolls so fast that the machine could not keep up. Dumping rolls so fast to get out of there and did not care about the returns....

  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TurtleCat said:
    I don’t get to the stores so I never check those machines but those are amazing finds. I wonder if they were planted?

    No, why? Kids taking from parents, grand parents, I believe

  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    I have yet to find a really notable coin in the coinstar... a few silver Roosevelt dimes...wheaties for sure...lots of Euro's and other foreign coins. I agree with @TomB about such finds likely being pilfered from a collection, since they really are not in circulation. Cheers, RickO

    now there in 2*2, in a safe and my kids know better... Thanks @ricko

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice finds!

  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Joe_360 said:

    @TurtleCat said:
    I don’t get to the stores so I never check those machines but those are amazing finds. I wonder if they were planted?

    No, why? Kids taking from parents, grand parents, I believe

    Certainly possible but I’d imagine they would spend them rather than try to get 90c on the $1 in a coin star machine.

  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TurtleCat said:

    @Joe_360 said:

    @TurtleCat said:
    I don’t get to the stores so I never check those machines but those are amazing finds. I wonder if they were planted?

    No, why? Kids taking from parents, grand parents, I believe

    Certainly possible but I’d imagine they would spend them rather than try to get 90c on the $1 in a coin star machine.

    Kids don't know any better, grab a jar and what laying around and run off... Just a theory

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice finds @Joe_360

    Successful transactions with : MICHAELDIXON, Manorcourtman, Bochiman, bolivarshagnasty, AUandAG, onlyroosies, chumley, Weiss, jdimmick, BAJJERFAN, gene1978, TJM965, Smittys, GRANDAM, JTHawaii, mainejoe, softparade, derryb

    Bad transactions with : nobody to date

  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The seated Liberty was found at a Safeway in Morgan Hill CA
    The Spanish Reale was found at a Lucky's in Pleasanton CA - it was minted in Mexico

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow. Nice finds. My best find from a Coin Star was a barber dime.

    Young Numismatist/collector
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  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kliao said:
    Wow. Nice finds. My best find from a Coin Star was a barber dime.

    Mine was a sticky, cough drop with hair. :s

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