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FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

I just found this. Not sure why it was where it was.
I thought I'd share before putting it away.


  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,884 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes. It was a Dutch coin in the mid-1970s. Which, as Andy Dufresne might have said, had no earthly business being under a Coke machine in central Illinois.

    I was maybe 7. Second world coin I encountered, and really hit home that other countries had other coinage than ours, other money, other language, etc.

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • ɹoʇɔǝlloɔɹoʇɔǝlloɔ Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    found a chinese square-hole coin in the parking lot of a native american monument in iowa when I was 6 - was always picking shiny things up off the ground [still am]

  • ɹoʇɔǝlloɔɹoʇɔǝlloɔ Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    where'd you find yours @Flatwoods?

  • FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ɹoʇɔǝlloɔ said:
    where'd you find yours @Flatwoods?

    I found it in a junk box of odds and ends.
    Probably put it there when I moved.

  • ms70ms70 Posts: 13,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Under the Coinstar.

    Great transactions with oih82w8, JasonGaming, Moose1913.

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,240 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Found a dozen 1940s wheat cents under the seats of a 1948 Plymouth I restored years ago.


    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • Mdcoincollector2003Mdcoincollector2003 Posts: 665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Found a 1935D wheat penny in the middle of the Appalachian trail embedded in the ground.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Found my U.S. Army Indian Wars medal in an old tin in a collapsed 'shed' structure in the woods. Cheers, RickO

  • CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,314 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I was very young, before I was a coin collector, I found what I thought an empty wallet laying on the sidewalk. I picked it up, and threw it as far in the air as I could. When it landed, a large cent popped out (date on coin unknown). I thought I struck the jackpot! I showed it to my uncle, and asked how much it was worth. A buddy of my uncle’s gave me 1 dollar for the coin.

  • GoldenEggGoldenEgg Posts: 1,903 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I found a half dollar on a ride at the fair. It’s not so surprising, I guess!

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,356 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I must have been in the 1st grade based on where we lived at the time (Everett, WA). Found a English Half Penny, from the 30's I think, in between the drive and the trees. Nice one too, if my memory would be able to go back, maybe a solid VF with some earth corrosion (although not much). I don't know what happened to it, but I remember showing to my neighbor who was a worldly man, and he explained some of it to me. I was fascinated. I had it at least into my earliest teens.

    I found a bus token from the late 50's or early 60's (I think) in my own back yard about 2 years ago. Just kind of came up from the dirt one day near the back part of the driveway. I still have it in my FJ. It's kind of cool. I should take a picture. The original house here was built in '47, so something like that doesn't totally surprise me.

    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
  • bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I use to rent this old rock house about 12 yrs ago. Did MDing around it once in a while also. I lived there for over a year. One day it was raining, I was standing out my back door right next to a gutter that was dropping water on a small area of dirt. I just happened to look down and laying right on top of the ground was this coin. I thought it was weird as I'm always scoping out the ground when I walk around where I live. Lol

  • fishteethfishteeth Posts: 2,229 ✭✭✭✭✭

    fishing this summer in waist deep water at the families cabin with my kids. looked down saw a black object by my feet, ended up being a merc dime turned completely black with a few zebra muscles on it.

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