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Searching for Silver

I was shopping for lunch and dinner. As a habit, I checked the Coinstar machine and found a few coins. They turned out to be a 1946 Roosevelt, a 1940 “wheatie” and a 1999 Canadian quarter. Seems like this is the only way that I find silver these days.

Theodore Ho
Honolulu, Hawaii

I continue to find the low mintage Kennedy half dollars that were not issued for general circulation at local banks. Today, I found a 2004-D, a 2008-P, and a 2009-D.

Michael Wertz
York, Pa.

Due to a hectic work schedule, my finds have been a bit “skimpy” lately.

I’ve found a few items, however.

1. A Honduran (20) Centavo coin

2. one Canadian penny (not a common
sight in my area)

3. a 20 cent coin from Australia

4. a 1943 “war nickel” in poor condition

5. a 1940 nickel in F-12 condition or better

If you keep your eyes open, the old stuff is still out there!

T.A. Carley Sr.
Liverpool, N.Y.

I have searched 675 rolls of quarters and found seven Guam and one Lowell quarter. Recently, I was on a cruise and leaving the casino with a 74 cent voucher, when I happened to come across a Guam quarter in the cash machine when I received change.

Name Withheld
Brooklyn, N.Y.

I was in the self-checkout at Walmart in Mt. Vernon, Ill. and received a bit of loose change for my purchase. I didn’t check it until I got home and was very surprised to find a War in the Pacific quarter with a “W” mintmark.

Name and address withheld

After looking at literally thousands of 2019 quarters, I finally found my first “W” mint mark. It is a Lowell quarter and I didn’t find it in a bank roll. I was rolling up quarters from the pool table at work and found just this one example.

I almost missed it because it wasn’t as shiny and new-looking as all the other 2019s I had looked at, but at least I have one. It seems like the “W” quarters are having a hard time getting across the Mississippi River. About 95 percent of the quarters we get in my area is from the Denver mint. I wonder if any other collectors in the western states had any luck, or lack thereof, finding these.

Darly Conley
New Mexico

I routinely receive the Presidential golden dollars in change from the vending machines of my local commuter railroad. From 2007 through 2011 the dollars for George Washington through James Garfield typically showed up in my change within a few months after being issued.I enjoyed looking through the dollars and filling the slots in my Whitman presidential coin folder.However, when the new designs were no longer issued for circulation beginning in 2012, I figured that the remaining coin slots in my folder (Arthur through Regan) would remain unfilled.

Much to my surprise, however, every once in a while one of the later issues have appeared in my change. So far I have received the Cleveland No. 1, T. Roosevelt, Wilson, Harding, Hoover, and Nixon coins.Somehow, these coins found their way into circulation from purchased collector rolls and bags.I am determined to find them all.Keep looking.They are out there.

David S.
Westbury, N.Y.