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1877 coin given for change at local store....
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: February 11, 2012 05:35PM
A couple days ago my brother goes to a local convenience store and for change receives a nice 1877 Deutsches Reich 1 Pfenning coin. This is the second time at this store the clerk has given my brother an "oldie" The first being an 1895 IH cent about 6 months ago. Anyone else have similiar experiences at their local corner store? Thanks for looking and check the return coinage before tossing it in your center console or pocket. HH - Jim




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Dang...too bad that Indian head wasn't an 1877 !
Posted by: therover
Date: February 11, 2012 05:46PM
I got a few silver Rosies the last 3-4 months in change, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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:rofl: Guess he doesn't need a detector.But just think with the luck he has what he would find.......:rofl:N/T
Posted by: Elton
Date: February 11, 2012 08:19PM

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Re: 1877 coin given for change at local store....
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: February 11, 2012 09:16PM
Elton,

:rofl: I do have to say he has pretty good luck with out his detector.......and you want to talk about luck when he is using his detector? Almost two years ago he is out hunting with his "seagull" method of hunting what does he pull out from a farm field? An 1825 Large cent! I was shocked and totally in disbelief of "how in the world could he get a signal with this "seagull" method of hunting?" Now I will explain his "seagull" metal detecting method: coil 6" - 8" off the ground, swings the coil like he is playing a professional golf game, and walks at a steady pace as if he is walking down the street to get to the store. It is a bottom-of-the-line detector that has nickel / penny / dime / quarter indications on the screen with one audio tone. I have to say, he finds a ton of clad with this method and most of the coins are quarters and dimes. This year, we were at one of our local parks and he pulled out a beautiful 1917 merc dime. It is amazing that he can hold his coil that far above the ground and still get lucky in finding nice coins.

Re: 1877 coin given for change at local store....
Posted by: fwcrawford
Date: February 12, 2012 07:34AM
I casually checked my change from time to time until a few years ago when I discovered a 1943 Merc. dime in my change holder.
I had gotten change about a week earlier,but couldn't remember where I got it.
Now I check it as soon as I get it.
I also found a silver dime laying on the floor at Advance Auto while waiting to be wait on.. so don't forget about those coins laying on the ground... check those too!!!!

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Re: 1877 coin given for change at local store....
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: February 12, 2012 02:32PM
I always check my change and never found any silver that I can remember. Although, I have found many wheat pennies and older (30's & 40's ) Jefferson nickels over the years.

Re: 1877 coin given for change at local store....
Posted by: Wooden Nickel
Date: February 12, 2012 08:50PM
What's the address of your local convenience store?

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Re: 1877 coin given for change at local store....
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: February 12, 2012 09:35PM
lol get comfy because it is going to be a long ride



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What's the address of your local convenience store?


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Re: 1877 coin given for change at local store....
Posted by: hatpin
Date: February 13, 2012 07:53AM
I got a war nickle at McDonalds a few weeks back.

Re: 1877 coin given for change at local store....
Posted by: coin50
Date: February 19, 2012 10:36AM
I work part-time at one of those convenience stores. You would be amazed at how many people pay in silver. I will tell them that it is silver and worth more than the face value of the coin, but they still use it for their cigarettes and beer.

Re: 1877 coin given for change at local store....
Posted by: matthias
Date: February 19, 2012 10:46AM
Just a couple days ago i got a 1907 IH penny from the bank. Last year i got a minty 1937 Buffalo nickel from a soda vending machine. HH.Matt

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Re: 1877 coin given for change at local store....
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: February 19, 2012 11:06AM
Nice finds! And you didn't even need to turn on your detector! Wow, I can't believe the coins people toss into circulation.


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Just a couple days ago i got a 1907 IH penny from the bank. Last year i got a minty 1937 Buffalo nickel from a soda vending machine. HH.Matt


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coin50
I work part-time at one of those convenience stores. You would be amazed at how many people pay in silver. I will tell them that it is silver and worth more than the face value of the coin, but they still use it for their cigarettes and beer.


Re: 1877 coin given for change at local store....
Posted by: provantage
Date: February 19, 2012 05:46PM
i check all my change and even keep 82 and back pennies in a water jug when i get them. Im waiting for the big meltdown to come. i went on coinflation and a roll of pennies double in value if they were melted. anywho, i can ussually find at least 20 wheaties andif lucky one silver dime a year around here. a few years ago i was buying 100 dollars in 50 cent pieces at a time and would usually pull 2 of the kennedys with 30% silver. it hsas been about 4 years since i hit any silver halves buying from the bank. anyway i think people in certain areas sometimes come across a relatives stash and throw the change in the pot not caring what it is. i would find the bank that the place deals with and buy some rolls maybe they took some to the bank.

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Re: Dang...too bad that Indian head wasn't an 1877 !
Posted by: imi_wakaranai
Date: February 19, 2012 07:02PM
This is ordinary?
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I got a few silver Rosies the last 3-4 months in change, but nothing out of the ordinary.


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Re: 1877 coin given for change at local store....
Posted by: imi_wakaranai
Date: February 19, 2012 07:21PM
I wouldn't tell them
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coin50
I work part-time at one of those convenience stores. You would be amazed at how many people pay in silver. I will tell them that it is silver and worth more than the face value of the coin, but they still use it for their cigarettes and beer.



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