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OH No! Did I throw my coin away ?

Anyone ever lose a coin or recalled what happened to it never to be seen again. ...Like .I threw it in the trash with other coin related garbage, like 2 x 2 s, broken slabs or trash.

I had a court case with a dealer about a 1916-D dime that had a added mint mark.... this was long time ago. ANACS was the grading company to use in the 80's . The judge awarded me full retail valve $803.00 for the coin I paid $560.00 for. After the award the dealer who sold it to me wanted the coin back. So I said ok but the coin was placed in an regular envelope and the wife was cleaning up and threw it in the trash. It must have settled in the bottom corner of the envelope and away it went in the trash. Now I called the judge and told him what happened and the want of the dealer to pay me when I returned the coin. Judge said that was not a stipulation of the award. So I told the dealer I did not have the coin but he still had to pay me... (I would not have believed me if it was the other way around).. but it was thrown in the trash and I did not have it. So he refused to pay me without the coin so I had to hire another lawyer for $150... to get my money .... I know the dealer did not know it was fake,..

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have lost gold pocket pieces, so now I carry a silver pocket piece, but haven’t thrown any coins away that I can remember.

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    HiBuckyHiBucky Posts: 582 ✭✭✭

    I cracked out some coins to resubmit. I think I did 4 coin slabs. I had a nice seated dollar VF that graded. As I started to clean up the broken slabs with the coins removed they still stacked. So I grabbed the stacked broken slabs and toss them. My seated dollar was in the stack ... Trashed ! I am still not over it with. This happened last year. I keep checking that I misplaced it but no luck as of yet...

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,832 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2024 4:05PM

    @HiBucky said:
    I cracked out some coins to resubmit. I think I did 4 coin slabs. I had a nice seated dollar VF that graded. As I started to clean up the broken slabs with the coins removed they still stacked. So I grabbed the stacked broken slabs and toss them. My seated dollar was in the stack ... Trashed ! I am still not over it with. This happened last year. I keep checking that I misplaced it but no luck as of yet...

    I still search for things long gone, it’s like that itch on the finger the bandsaw took.off.

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    lusterloverlusterlover Posts: 1,256 ✭✭✭✭

    There's a story somewhere in the archives here where a well-known dealer threw away an envelope with several matte proof Lincolns that another dealer mailed to him because he didn't realize the coins were taped to the inside...

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe be a good time start a list of some kind (what ever one would like to call it) for high value coins 🪙

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I lost a 1859 Indian to my record player once, it was a pain to get out.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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    CommemDudeCommemDude Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A close friend put a beautiful 1799 Eagle, PCGS AU58 rattler, into a thick book to hide it from his son, who had been selling his modern gold commems for melt. He threw away the book during spring cleaning and remembered it months later.

    Dr Mikey
    Commems and Early Type
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    SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CommemDude said:
    A close friend put a beautiful 1799 Eagle, PCGS AU58 rattler, into a thick book to hide it from his son, who had been selling his modern gold commems for melt. He threw away the book during spring cleaning and remembered it months later.

    Not quite as bad as Fred W. throwing a four dollar Stella into the rubbish bin.

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016 and Shadow 3.4.2015 - 16.4.21
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    MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,854 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pursuitofliberty said:
    Not quite the same, but ... Calling @FredWeinberg

    B)o:)

    Todd!!! That's sick!! :D I knew someone would bring it up.

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    gonzergonzer Posts: 2,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pursuitofliberty said:
    Not quite the same, but ... Calling @FredWeinberg

    B)o:)

    Ouch!

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2024 1:14PM

    I might as well have lost them because I went through the same exact emotional stress, drama and aggravation many of you have gone through when you have lost a coin you loved!

    I was telling another member here recently, that I lost 3 MS67 NGC 2000-P Sacagawea speared eagles!

    Something on the board here prompted me to go get them and look at them. They were not were I left them. I keep them in a blue generic plastic slab box. They weren't there! The three slots in the box were empty. So I checked the other dozen boxes. I pulled every slab out... They weren't there either!! Where the hell are they?!?!? I'm looking under things, over things, around things!! I stopped and sit down. Trying to calm my nerves and think! Where did I put them?? It's not time to panic.....

    Fast forward 5 hours.......It's time to panic!! I'm tearing the house apart. I'm freakin' out!!

    Over the months, I've taken 1 or 2 of them out of the house to show a couple of members at the local coin club. Did I bring them back? Check the car...nothing! Searching pants pockets and jacket pockets in all the closets!!.. Nothing!... Did I sell them?...no way!!

    7 hours later, I lay down on the couch scratching my head, losing my stinkin' mind and getting ready to cry!!

    It finally hit me......I submitted them and completely forget about it!! I sent them back to NGC about a month ago to have them re-holdered. I rarely submit coins. That's why it totally slipped my mind.

    Now I know what it's really like to lose something you're really passionate about. What a terrible feeling!!

    I know there are more important things in life but I hope you all find the things you may have lose.

    Thanks for listening......I feel better now! 😉

    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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    SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It makes my personal story of throwing a 1670 Bristol England farthing out by mistake in 1999 seem so forgettable.

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016 and Shadow 3.4.2015 - 16.4.21
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    RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 516 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I lost an OGH MS65 CAC San Diego commemorative. Had taken 4 slabs out of the safe and stacked them on my desk. Of course I bumped the desk while getting a refill of my wine glass. The stack toppled and the San Diego fell behind my desk into the black hole of a mess of everything else that had fallen for 25 years.
    That was 2 years ago....I know it is there....new rule....one coin at a time only when sober. At least I still have a picture of it.

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    retirednowretirednow Posts: 471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    ".... It finally hit me......I submitted them and completely forget about it!! I sent them back to NGC about a month ago to have them re-holdered. I rarely submit coins. That's why it totally slipped my mind.

    .... "

    And age had nothing to do with it? :smiley:

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @retirednow said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    ".... It finally hit me......I submitted them and completely forget about it!! I sent them back to NGC about a month ago to have them re-holdered. I rarely submit coins. That's why it totally slipped my mind.

    .... "

    And age had nothing to do with it? :smiley:

    🤣 👍 👍

    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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    TrampTramp Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lusterlover said:
    There's a story somewhere in the archives here where a well-known dealer threw away an envelope with several matte proof Lincolns that another dealer mailed to him because he didn't realize the coins were taped to the inside...

    :o:'(

    USAF (Ret.) 1985 - 2005. E-4B Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief and Contracting Officer.
    My current Registry sets:
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Carson City Morgan Dollars (1878 – 1893)
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Lincoln Cents (1909 – 1958)
    ✓ Morgan Dollar GSA Hoard (1878 – 1891)

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,436 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2024 6:56PM

    I lost one of my pocket pieces about 4 years ago. I’m hooping to find it one day either under the dresser or under the washing machine or dryer. I have 3 different pocket pieces that take turns getting lost for years at a time, but so far I’ve ended up finding them. Hopefully this time will be the same. Here’s a picture of all three the last time they were all together. It’s the Stone Mountain that’s missing this time:

    Mr_Spud

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    MICHAELDIXONMICHAELDIXON Posts: 6,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I lost a raw 1955 DDO Lincoln cent. Last i saw of it, it was in a 2x2 flip in my hutch. Whenever I was doing auctions, I needed several wheat cents to finish a bag and I think I took the coin out of the flip and tossed it into the bag. Onetime at a small show, I heard a dealer had found one in a bag he had bought.

    Spring National Battlefield Coin Show is April 12-13, 2024 at the Eisenhower Hotel in Gettysburg, PA. WWW.AmericasCoinShows.com
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    CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a 1914 D Lincoln that is in a F-15 PCGS OGH. I have not seen it for many years. I know it is somewhere in the house. I have looked high and low, and cannot find it anywhere. I hope that someday it will show up.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,745 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll channel the spirit of the late great @ricko who occassionally told the story of a few 1955 DDO cents that he left behind in his bedroom at the family house when he went off to join the Navy. While he was away his mother was cleaning up the room and must have spent them. :'(

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    WinLoseWinWinLoseWin Posts: 1,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This coin of @Floridafacelifter 's , almost met a bad fate in 1990 as told by a previous owner in the lot description when auctioned in Part One of the Alan V. Weinberg Collection.

    It was recently in the "Post the most beautiful coins you've ever seen ... not necessarily yours" thread, while I had just chanced across it separately in the Heritage auction listing.

    https://coins.ha.com/itm/large-cents/1793-1c-chain-america-periods-s-4-b-5-r3-au55-pcgs-secure-pcgs-35444-/a/1291-4315.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

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    "Alan Weinberg's commentary: Tony Terranova sold me this coin at the 1990 Seattle ANA. I placed it on top of my bourse case glass and forgot about it. Some time later I found it on the cement floor by my case. Holy mackerel! Fortunately no damage as it must have fallen flat in its envelope. This is the 1869 Levick plate coin for the Periods Chain variety. Superb unmolested surfaces and perhaps preferable over imperfect Mint State S-4s."
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    I'm sure each of us hates that when it happens to our 6 figure raw coins. The story does indicate one of the benefits of being in a slab vs raw.

    The Alan Weinberg Collection is worth looking through just for the early American history info. Here are Part I ; Part II and Part III

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    "To Be Esteemed Be Useful" - 1792 Birch Cent --- "I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain." - Lily Tomlin

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