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2008-D Hawaii Quarter is Damaged Goods

I received this 2008-D Hawaii quarter in a normal machine-wrapped roll of quarters from my local credit union probably in late January 2020. It was in the middle of the roll along with 39 other quarters. At first, I thought … Continue reading

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Best Ten-Cent Investment Ever

In 1970 when I was 16, I watched an older gentleman trying to put money into a vending machine. The machine wasn’t accepting his coins so I offered to help. When I removed the coins from the coin slot, they … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Morgan and Hobo Silver Dollars

My friend gave me a box with some silver dollars in it: Morgan and Hobo silver dollars. There is an 1881-CC, 1885-CC, and an 1886-O. This is the first time I have ever heard of these coins. Dale Bowman Hebron, … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Buried Treasure in 1974

When I went through my change I found a 1944 Lincoln wheat penny from the San Francisco Mint and a 1944 Lincoln wheat penny from the Denver mint. I wonder if they are of any value since I believe they … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: ‘W’ Quarters Galore

I found my second “W” quarter in the same place I found the first one back in September 2019; emptying the quarters from one of the pool tables at work. It is another Lowell design, but in a much nicer … Continue reading

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Dimes in a Penny Roll

I get my rolls of pennies from my Community Bank. This time, I found two dimes that were the same color amidst the pennies. One dime was from 1967. It was nice to have a little extra money in a … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Coins

I started coin collecting in 1969 with the help of my sixth-grade teacher, Mr. Thorn, in a small upstate N.Y. town. Back then, I was mostly looking through pocket change and, once in a while, bankrolls of pennies. Growing up … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Coin Collecting Partner

I have what I consider a disappointing coin find. I collect Kennedy half dollars and for the last few years, I have been buying uncirculated rolls.  This year I bought my usual two sets and was breaking one set for … Continue reading

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Thrill of the Hunt

My boys, ages 7 and 11, and I have just recently gotten into coin hunting and collecting within the past year.  We have found that buying $50 bags of pennies from banks is the easiest resource for us and we … Continue reading

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