1909 Wheat found in coin reject bin

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  1. dave_in_delaware

    dave_in_delaware Active Member

    So every time I leave my grocery store, I always make a quick stop at the coin counter machine on my way towards the door. Usually there's nothing left behind. Sometimes there's a few coins in there....

    But recently, I found this:
    01c-1909-Ob_01.jpg 01c-1909-Re_01.jpg

    It looks much better in-hand than in the photos (curse my old 4.0 MP Minolta diMage camera).

    I guess that's not a bad reject find.
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  3. USCoinCollector42

    USCoinCollector42 Well-Known Member

    Wow! And it has V.D.B. too!
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  4. APX78

    APX78 Well-Known Member

    Great find! And in good shape.
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  5. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Hey, don't knock the DiMAGE! :) I had a 7 (5MP?), it was a beast in its time.

    Nice find, a good six times older than the camera, too... :D
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Wow! That's rather an amazing find for a CoinStar reject slot! I'm lucky to get a corroded Zincoln.

    I wonder what made the machine reject it.
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  7. dave_in_delaware

    dave_in_delaware Active Member

    Thanks everyone. I was surprised too. I had to do a double-take on the reverse to make sure I actually was seeing "VDB."

    Yeah, it was a great camera back in its day. Mine is a S414 I think. Optical zoom. It works great on a tripod pointed over my coins in macro mode. Not the sharpest or highest resolution coin images, but it's the best I have at the moment.

    They used to have a CoinStar, but they switched to a more generic machine, which looks more like the machines at my local bank (Fulton).

    I've asked myself why machines reject what they do. With this penny it had also rejected a nickel from the 80s and a dime from the 90s. Not sure why as they were not damaged at all.

    It's a mystery.
  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Sometimes the machines jam, because people over load them too quickly.
    And it will put out coins that are not damaged or off metal, or foreign.
    Perhaps someone just accidentally took the others and left that one.
    Sometimes that will happen, it will be tucked into a corner of the slot and so the person doesn't see or feel it, and leaves it in there. This must have been part of someone's collection at one time. I don't see this circulating for over 100 years, it would be worn smooth.
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  9. Ron W

    Ron W Member

    Legally , any left over coins from a machine that is located on the store premises belong to that store and should be returned to the office or you can be charged with shoplifting. This seldom happens ,but it is the same for finding a coin or other item on the store floor.
  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    On the other hand, the first time I found a pile of change in the return slot at the Harris-Teeter CoinStar, I took it to Customer Service, and they said "finders keepers".

    I'm guessing most stores actually don't have an accounting procedure for collecting change they find on the floor, and that dealing with an unexplained surplus in the register is almost as much of a pain as dealing with a shortfall.
  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Wow. Nice find and it's in great condition.
  12. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I'll say. My lowest is a 1910. And 1919p+s. Then a 1924. My my would i love one of those
  13. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    What is a 7. 5mp
  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Matte proof? Oh camera
  15. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    Awesome find!!
  16. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Cuz it has no class
  17. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I'm so glad for you. Bet no one can match finding a 09. Reject find of the century. Bravo
  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    But I'm old. Who's gonna mess with me. For a 09. I'd fake a heart attack and swollow it
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  19. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Your a saint. Straight to heaven you be
  20. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    Nice find. Maybe a quick acetone soak to remove the verdigris.
  21. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Acetone removes organic matter. I don't think it will remove verdigris.
    Coin looks pretty good the way it is. I wouldn't mess with it.
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