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I came across my Cheerios cent the other day. Who has one? Did anyone get one certified?
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    I've got mine! Do people really slab these things? There's no way mine would even make a 68.

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    coppercoinscoppercoins Posts: 6,084 ✭✭✭
    I have about 100 of them. Friends, family, their neighbors, my neighbors, my local dealer, eBay, people on my site, etc...Ended up with more of them than I bargained for.

    One person I know was the lucky recipient of one of the dollar coin things...
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    khaysekhayse Posts: 1,336
    Since I never throw anything away I assume I have a couple around here somewhere.

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    I also think that I have one left around here somewhere.
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    Cam40Cam40 Posts: 8,146
    How many of these are type 2 reverse. All of them? or just a few.
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    What is a Cheerios Cent?
    -George
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    ajaanajaan Posts: 17,112 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Thx ajaan
    -George
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    PriestPriest Posts: 270 ✭✭
    I bought a few,3 or 5,saved empty box and the receipt at time of purchuse. Also have Payday candy bar wrappers that had 1986 or1989 D nickel.
    D.A. Priest
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    BikingnutBikingnut Posts: 3,369 ✭✭✭
    I have about 6 of those, all still in the original packing.
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    My kiddo has one.
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    lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,198 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Had one. Plopped it my cheapo ten-cent bin at the mall, and I think it eventually went away. image

    (I voted yes, but after reading the poll, I see I shoulda voted "I did, but I sold/spent it".)

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    MFHMFH Posts: 11,720 ✭✭✭✭
    I've got three of them...hoping for something unusual when I opened up the Cheerios boxes.

    Remember the 1955 DDO was originally placed in packages of cigarettes for vending machines.

    No dice here with the Cheerio cents. image
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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭
    I have four of them.
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    RampageRampage Posts: 9,418 ✭✭✭✭
    I have one still in the package.

    ANACS will slab them as the Cheerios cents as long as you send it in the original packaging. They will only charge $7.00 per coin.

    There was a person on eBay several months ago selling like 45-50 of them in one lot. I think it sold for a mere $5.00. image I would have bought them for that.
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    My son has one. Gift from his grandpa. image
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    Dog97Dog97 Posts: 7,875 ✭✭✭
    Yes, in original package
    Change that we can believe in is that change which is 90% silver.
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    << <i>Yes, in original package >>


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    << <i>How many of these are type 2 reverse. All of them? or just a few. >>


    None of them, the type 2 came out late in the year and to the best I have heard none have ever been found in the cheerios packages.
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    Yes, on the back your suppose to write some special event of Y2K, I had Tommy Thompson(discoverer and writer of SS Central America) sign it at Long Beach.
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    TWQGTWQG Posts: 3,145 ✭✭


    << <i>ANACS will slab them as the Cheerios cents as long as you send it in the original packaging. >>

    -now I've heard it all.
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    TootawlTootawl Posts: 5,877 ✭✭✭


    << <i>ANACS will slab them as the Cheerios cents as long as you send it in the original packaging. They will only charge $7.00 per coin. >>


    Are you serious??? What type of designation would be on the slab? Probably just a simple "Cheerios".
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    dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,719 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I knew I had the cent, but I just checked and I still have the box of Cheerios. I knew I never ate breakfast, but keeping a box for over 4 years is saying something.
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    Mine is in my safe. image Its pretty small and I know right where it is!
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    StuartStuart Posts: 9,761 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nope. I assume it was a promotional giveaway...

    Stuart

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    Is $1.75 too much to pay for one of these? (I just picked one up)

    I had forgotten about these until this thread... I remembered wanting one, now HOPEFULLY, I'll have one soon... (Hopefully because the seller on has a feedback rating of 2.)
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    << <i>ANACS will slab them as the Cheerios cents as long as you send it in the original packaging. They will only charge $7.00 per coin. >>


    Are you serious??? What type of designation would be on the slab? Probably just a simple "Cheerios". >>



    Yeah, they will. That's the cool thing with ANACS, they'll give you special attributations. I want one of the sac dollar cheerio cents.
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    HTubbsHTubbs Posts: 4,138 ✭✭✭
    I've got one.I would send it in to get slabbed as it's 67-68 but its got spots.I'll hang on to mine though,something to show my grandkids when I'm old.
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    SemperFISemperFI Posts: 802 ✭✭✭
    I have my Cheerio Cent in Original packaging.

    I have been looking for the Cheerio Sac Dollar for a while. I still haven't seen one on ebay. Of course I may have missed it though.
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    caitlincaitlin Posts: 858 ✭✭✭
    Yes I have a couple kicking around here somewhere.
    A collector of high grade TONED BUFFALO NICKELS ,working on a PCGS REGISTRY SET.
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    Dan50Dan50 Posts: 1,809 ✭✭✭
    Yep.. I also had forgot about them until this post. As I remember they failed to put a window on the back, so you can never see the reverse unless you open the thing. Brain surgens they are not. image
    Dan
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    Wow, this is the first that I have ever heard of this. I wish that I would have know. Oh, well, I'll have to go down the cereal isle from now on when I go grocery shopping.
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    << <i>Do You Have A Cheerios Cent? >>



    I do now. Just picked this one up on ebay. image

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    There was one on ebay with the Sac dollar that went for over $50. image
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    I've got several of them. Opened one up to look for type II, no such luck. Figured I'd leave the rest of 'em alone.
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    I threw all mine on the roof. image
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    Ah, the Cheerio Cent...about 9-10 months back, I was eBay and came across this baby...
    It is a Reverse Inserted Cheerio Cent. This is the Only Reverse inserted cent I know of, a True 1 out of 10,000,000...thinking of having it put in a plaque...

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    And of course I bought it, more than $20 no more than $25...

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    CascadeChrisCascadeChris Posts: 2,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Smitty79 said:
    << <i>Do You Have A Cheerios Cent? >>

    I do now. Just picked this one up on ebay.

    There was one on ebay with the Sac dollar that went for over $50.

    Awe, the good old days before the pattern reverse was doscovered. The shocked emoji made me lol

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    BackroadJunkieBackroadJunkie Posts: 3,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 12, 2017 3:13AM

    I still have two on the card. I also have two unopened boxes of Cherrios. I wonder what Cherrios looks like after 17 years of just sitting in a closet. I hope they're bug free. I've seen a couple of prepper vids where some supplies got infested... :open_mouth:

    Anyone want to buy a box of 17 year of cereal? Heh... :lol:

    Edit: Just noticed this thread is 13 years old. I guess the poll didn't survive the transition...

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    @BackroadJunkie said:
    I also have two unopened boxes of Cherrios.

    Anyone want to buy a box of 17 year of cereal?

    Pretty much All I read...would you sell a box or both?

    Abandon All Hope-Ye Who Enters Here...Dante Alighieri

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one, and that is one to many.

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    PRECIOUSMENTALPRECIOUSMENTAL Posts: 961 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, I have one from when they were issued.

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    BackroadJunkieBackroadJunkie Posts: 3,745 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Unripped_Rip_Card4me said:

    @BackroadJunkie said:
    I also have two unopened boxes of Cherrios.

    Anyone want to buy a box of 17 year of cereal?

    Pretty much All I read...would you sell a box or both?

    (I was going to take this to PM, but thought some of this might be mildly interesting to someone ...)

    Well, you made me look. I've got two unopened boxes in a ziplock bag. Can't find any info on value.

    One unopened box supposedly sold for $215 in 2007. One sold in 2012 for $56 (plus $18.76 in shipping).

    Those are the only two I could find. There were some listed earlier on ebay, but those auctions are gone. I find this bizarre. They manufactured 10+ MILLION boxes of cereal.

    Apparently, people have gone as far as to x-ray and metal detect these boxes. Mine haven't been (they've hardly seen daylight in 17 years), but who are you to believe me? Maybe I should. :smile:

    This means I would have been better off buying boxes of Cheerios in 2000 than Fifty State Quarter bags. That's depressing.

    Anyone got an idea of what they're worth today? (I am downsizing, so I'd be getting around to asking this question sooner or later. Boxes of cereal take up a lot of space...)

    For nostalgia sake (and since I had the scanner hooked up and connected anyway), I scanned the obverse and reverse of the box:

    The white writing at the top is the bag...

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    I have no idea on price, figured if it was reasonable, I'd jump on it...

    Abandon All Hope-Ye Who Enters Here...Dante Alighieri

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    I'd really like to buy one of these, not to open or x-ray, to have.

    Abandon All Hope-Ye Who Enters Here...Dante Alighieri

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have five...maybe six of the cents on the original card...just looked at them last week, wondering why I keep them. Still look for one of the Sacs at yard sales...never know what a 'junk' box will contain. Cheers, RickO

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    TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,837 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had fun with this one. So did a former member or two, (Walmann & ? ) when they sent me this long ago ( complete with frame) :

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    thebeavthebeav Posts: 3,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Where's the poll ?

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    KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have 1 that I picked up from the coin club auction. May have paid $1 for it.

    The seller's story of eating Wheaties was very enjoyable.

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    Jackthecat1Jackthecat1 Posts: 1,122 ✭✭✭

    I still have one in the card.

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