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Getting change from the Local Coin Shop

Aspie_RoccoAspie_Rocco Posts: 3,252 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 6, 2022 8:48AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I have spent many hours hanging out in the local coin shop nearby, and slowly developed a pleasant rapport with one of the long term employees. Whenever I make a purchase Tim gives me change I cannot/would not spend. It has been over two years since my last visit, until yesterday when I was reminded of the exciting change situation. Does your LCS do fun things like give out weird change?
Here is part of my change collection from Conejo S&C.

One of the more noteworthy bills is this 1935 Silver Certificate with no “In God We Trust” I was previously unaware or had forgotten this phrase was not always present on currency.


  • coinandcurrency242coinandcurrency242 Posts: 1,944 ✭✭✭✭

    My LCS gave me a red seal two dollar bill for change :)

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  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    mostly halves, dollar coins but there are usually some red pre-80s lincs, perhaps newer dates for whatever year it is etc. i usually use my bank check card but for someone that uses bills to get change, over time could probably pick up a nice little collection, especially if they have kids or are just really old/sick and don't/can't get out very often.

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  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 6, 2022 1:29PM

    What a nice way to get a return and grateful customer.

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  • WingsruleWingsrule Posts: 2,969 ✭✭✭✭

    Back in the day (late 70s), there was a LCS we frequented and the owner would salt the cash register with 1939 & 1940 S mint Jeffersons. We would buy crap we didn't need / want just to get those. Never saw many S mint coins in Michigan growing up so it was always 'cool' to get one.

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've received some half dollars before and au/unc late 60s/early 70s coins (non-silver). I've also spent my half dollars and dollar coins at coin stores and shows as that is one place I know there won't be any confusion.

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