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Question for roll searchers.....ever find circulated proofs?

ambro51ambro51 Posts: 13,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

Just wondering.....


  • OldEastsideOldEastside Posts: 4,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've received many circulated proofs over the years in change


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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes.... in cent rolls and one in a roll of halves.... Kennedy half.... Cheers, RickO

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,731 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have received circulated proofs in change a few times over a period of many years. The most recent one was a clad dime that I received in change about a year ago. Interesting, but not interesting enough to save it.

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  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep. I have a whole bunch of them. Cents, quarters and halves.

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  • ambro51ambro51 Posts: 13,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Photos. Pictures ....

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,241 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, in nickel roll searching. But I have found fewer proofs than buffalos or war nickels.

  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2020 7:51AM

    Yes. One Kennedy half and one Jefferson nickel.

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll post pictures later today. Gotta find them.

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2020 9:23AM


    I've even found a kennedy 1970 d .. or maybe 1970 s -- both were mint set only coins.

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,024 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I got my fair share of proofs in change as well

  • cladkingcladking Posts: 28,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ifthevamzarockin said:
    While searching for W quarters I have found 38 circulated proofs. I also found 2 circulated silver proofs.

    Edited to add photo: Not sure why I am saving them. :D


    I've gotten many over the years. The most incredible was a '68-S quarter worn down to VG+ that I found back around 1999.

    I'm starting to believe that there are a lot fewer proof sets than I've been figuring. Between losses due to attrition and those just being spent, there might not be so many left.

    The one thing I don't see in many one cent proofs. This is probably caused by high attrition and that mintages just swamp the millions of proofs going into circulation.

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,411 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am not a roll searcher, however I have received so many proof state quarters in change that I was thinking of starting a custom set of impaired proofs

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  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2020 3:44PM

    No, never in "roll searching ". But I did find one in the coin star, 1964 quarter and about 10 Statehood quarter's at my bank. Never in rolls. :)

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  • goldengolden Posts: 8,814 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I found a Proof 1959 Nickel back in the early 1960's.

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

    I have found 5-6 state quarter proofs, 1 silver volcano proof, and probably 6-8 other quarters over the years.
    I have not found a proof dime, but 5-10 nickels and less than 5 Lincoln proofs.
    I don't search halves but can't recall finding a proof one.

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