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jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,298 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 20, 2022 10:00AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Looking for a pair of boots in the closet and found back in the furthest corner a jar of cents. I looked through the top layer and 1991 was the latest date I could find. This has got to be at least 20 years ago or longer that I placed it there. Fun looking coming up. Probably several hundred cents there.
Jim


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    tincuptincup Posts: 4,771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have fun!

    ----- kj
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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like your second win this year. The quarters were your first.
    Now let’s hope you find something nice 😁

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good luck!

    Vplite99
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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,920 ✭✭✭✭

    I hope there's a few Wheaties in there!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice.... There should be a few wheaties in there and maybe a treasure coin as well.... Let us know... Cheers, RickO

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    Probably several hundred pennies there.
    Jim

    I'd guess about half that.

    Please let us know how many just for the heck of it. ;)

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    looks to be about $2.50 + in the jar, jmo

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:
    How cool if the OP discovered his jar is rare and worth several hundred?

    I was thinking the same thing. People collect those jars! 😂 👍🏻

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,298 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I remember correctly that was an old coffee jar, maybe a JFG, but not sure.
    Jim


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    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,866 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool!
    Find that elusive 92p or d, Close AM!
    Good Luck
    ;)

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Joey. Jim posted the oldest was a 91 so agreed, a 92 would be awesome 😁

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jzyskowski1 said:
    Joey. Jim posted the oldest was a 91 so agreed, a 92 would be awesome 😁

    The newest is 1991.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,298 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1991 just happened to be lying on the top of the pile. I have no prior knowledge as to the true date range, but because of all the mentions of the jar, it makes me think it might not have been in the closet as long as I first said. I have a small collection of old jars pre wwll and I took this one out because of the lid missing. I'll find out in a couple of weeks when I get to go through them. Thanks all for your comments.
    Jim


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    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent chance for a giveaway... guess the number of pennies. Closest guess wins the pennies. Or the jar. Or a parking lot penny...

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @moursund said:
    Excellent chance for a giveaway... guess the number of pennies. Closest guess wins the pennies. Or the jar. Or a parking lot penny...

    I'll guess 543 ;)

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,298 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 20, 2022 1:21PM

    @ChrisH821 said:

    @moursund said:
    Excellent chance for a giveaway... guess the number of pennies. Closest guess wins the pennies. Or the jar. Or a parking lot penny...

    I'll guess 543 ;)

    Nice try but I counted the wheat cent. :D
    Jim


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    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you clean out the other closets that's where you hid (and forgot about) the bundles of cash.............hopefully.

    If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.
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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,298 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I live in the house I was born in and have never had a bundle of cash, so unless my grandfather had one that he hid before 1948 there is no point. lol
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 20, 2022 8:10PM

    Well, that’s cheap entertainment! :-)
    This thread’s really making me feel OLD! Wait, I am pretty old!
    That jar would have to be pre 1965 to get a fire out of me- 🤪
    1992 seems like yesterday!
    My doctor told me I had the blood chemistry of a 20 year old just this morning- which helps.
    Have at it and have fun!

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    ParadisefoundParadisefound Posts: 8,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken ……. Anything else in your closet?Attic? Basement? 🤔

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    thebeavthebeav Posts: 3,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't know what it takes for a jar to be worth something. I've had this one listed on ebay for years. I thought it was pretty nice. Of course, the cost of shipping is probably a deal breaker for an item like this anymore........Listed at 8 dollars something, but shipping is 13 something.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,298 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They used to bring big bucks, but not so much now. I've got quite a few, even some 2 qt Ball Jars. They were my grandparents so I'll keep my sanctity and let my son throw them away and feel bad about it. lol
    Jim


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    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i found there to be interesting chat pieces as well

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,810 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have fun with it buddy.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like fun. :)

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    I live in the house I was born in and have never had a bundle of cash, so unless my grandfather had one that he hid before 1948 there is no point. lol
    Jim

    I'd be gettin' me a metal detector and start checkin' dem walls and floors for gold bars! 😂 🤣

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,298 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I was roughly 10 years old, my grandfather had me helping in his country store/gas station and he opened the old bronze cash register and pulled out a $50 gold piece and showed it to me. I will never forget it and then when he passed it was never seen again. Such is life.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    May the force be with you. Take your time and use all your reference sources cause there's treasures to behold. Good luck. Peace Roy

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,298 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've got a 16# plastic pickle jar full of cents to go through someday. I feel sure that very few if any wheat cents will be in it as I started in the early 80's as my pocket change jar each day. But who knows about varieties.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain

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