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January——-2024——Totals

Cents—————19
Nickels—————5
Dimes—————-2
Quarters————17

Total Face Value—-$4.89

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    for this time of year thats a good number

  • DockwalliperDockwalliper Posts: 1,169 ✭✭✭

    Cents—————0
    Nickels————0
    Dimes—————0
    Quarters————0

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  • Greetings from central Europe. My january totals were

    • modern change: 6,75€
    • Germany 1 Mark 1960
    • Germany 10 Reichspfennig 1943
    • Hessen-Kassel 1 Heller 1723
    • Hannover 1/24 Thaler 1836
    • Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel 1/24 Thaler 1814
    • a tiny sterling silver earring

    In february so far I've found

    • modern change 1,10€
    • Germany 10 Reichspfennig 1939, 1940
    • Germany 5 Reichspfennig 1936
    • Germany 10 Rentenpfennig 1924
    • Hannover 1 Pfennig 1836
    • Hessen-Kassel 1 Heller 1800
    • Braunschweig-Lüneburg 4 Pfennig 1705
  • Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭

    @Göttinger said:

    • Germany 10 Reichspfennig 1943
    • Germany 10 Reichspfennig 1939, 1940

    What kind of condition do the zinc coins have? In the U.S., our one cent coins have been made of zinc for the last 40+ years. They disintegrate or dissolve in the ground. I have dug many of them where only about half the coin was remaining.

  • @Bayard1908 said:

    @Göttinger said:

    • Germany 10 Reichspfennig 1943
    • Germany 10 Reichspfennig 1939, 1940

    What kind of condition do the zinc coins have? In the U.S., our one cent coins have been made of zinc for the last 40+ years. They disintegrate or dissolve in the ground. I have dug many of them where only about half the coin was remaining.

    I've seen hundreds of zinc coins from the 1910's and the 1940's over the past few years. Usually they are in very bad condition, you are lucky if you can make out both the date and the mintmark. Only if the ground is very sandy and mild the details are clearly visible.
    Also I don't know if it makes a difference that the German coins were made from pure zinc while your Pennies from 1982 onwards are copper plated.

  • Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭

    @Göttinger said:
    Also I don't know if it makes a difference that the German coins were made from pure zinc while your Pennies from 1982 onwards are copper plated.

    This is exactly why I asked. If an 80 year old zinc coin is in better condition than a 20 year old copper plated zinc cent, I suspect galvanic corrosion is a huge factor in destroying what we call zincolns.

  • @Bayard1908 said:

    @Göttinger said:
    Also I don't know if it makes a difference that the German coins were made from pure zinc while your Pennies from 1982 onwards are copper plated.

    This is exactly why I asked. If an 80 year old zinc coin is in better condition than a 20 year old copper plated zinc cent, I suspect galvanic corrosion is a huge factor in destroying what we call zincolns.

    Today I went to a permission with very agressive soil, I suppose it's a acidic, thick clay. There were 3 zinc coins, all of them barely recognizable.

    They were Belgian 10 Centimes and 1 Frank coins (1941 - 1947, year not visible anymore) and a German 10 Pfennig coin from 1921.
    I would say about ¼ to ⅓ of the zinc coins in my area are in such a bad shape, the rest is (slightly) better.

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