1965 & 1967 Carwash Quarters

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by VistaCruiser69, May 26, 2020.

  1. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    Here's a few more of the quarters that I had gotten from the change machine at the carwash within the last year or two. I held onto them since they were in such great shape for their age. I got these two on the same day actually. So I'm thinking perhaps all these quarters that are in such great condition that I've been getting from the carwash lately are from the same individual. Perhaps the person decided to just dump their entire quarter collection at the carwash. It's the same carwash where I got those two proof quarters (Bicentennial & 1984). Pix aren't that great though. So much glare since they are so shinny. Breast feathers are visible on the Eagles, so it appears these quarters didn't spend too terribly much time in circulation.

    Point of this thread is not to point out any such errors or whatnot with these quarters. But more so to demonstrate that there are lots of old quarters out in circulation these days. Nothing that special about them, except for maybe personal appeal. 2.jpeg 1.jpeg 3.jpeg
     
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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    fun finds
     
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  4. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    Absolutely.
     
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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Part of the Great American Coin Hunt?
     
  6. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    Yes, looking through all of my change at the end of every day.
     
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Some kid is stealing dads collection to wash his car for the girls. :smuggrin:
     
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  8. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    In the early 70's I got a nice collection of small change from a local mom & pop. I figured some kid cashed in part of dads collection.
     
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  9. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    That would be sad. But the thought does cross my mind when I come across such coins in circulation.
     
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  10. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Sad one. I was sitting in a bar in a small town in Nebraska back in the 60's. The man next to me was drinking beer and paying with some nice looking change. I finally got a glimpse of proof coins. Back then there was 91 cents in a proof set. The sets cost $2.10 from the mint. There was a coin shop about two blocks from the bar, I had just been there. If he were a collector and needed cash for some beer he would sell them and get at least $2 a set. The local police station was 2 blocks the other way. I walked to the cop shop and told them the story. They took it from there.
     
  11. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    Oh man. I hope it wasn't a stolen collection. That sucks. What town in Nebraska?
     
  12. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Hastings
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You are probably correct.
     
  14. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    Wow. Small world. Thanks for sharing. I've been to Hastings many times. My father was born and raised in Aurora. We have family in Grand Island, Burwell, Hastings (of course), Stromsburg, Milford, Lincoln, Weeping Water, and a few others as well.
     
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  15. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I have a daughter in Greenwood. 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren in Lincoln and Crete. I was stationed 4 years at the Navy Ammo Plant in Hastings. 2 children born in Hastings. I got a parking ticket in Grand Island. It was a warning with 2 tickets to the local theater.
     
  16. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    I never even knew they had a Naval Ordnance/Ammo plant in Hastings. I have a cousin who lives in Crete, though I've never been there before myself.
     
  17. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    The US Navy had an Ammunition Plant in Hastings. It was very convenient to all three coasts for WW 2. It completely closed in the 60's. I was in the US Air Force. We established 2 stations there. One was a Radar Bomb Scoring (RBS) and the other was an Air Defense Radar Station that had Radar and Radio - Ground to Air Transmit and Receive (GATR). The RBS station scored practice runs by B-52's out of Offutt AFB in Omaha. I was assigned to the GATR site.
     
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  18. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    That explains why I didn't know about it. It was before my time.

    Thanks for sharing. Great information.

    When I drive out to visit my father in Burwell and other relatives in the area, I've come across quite a few Vietnam memorials along the way. My brother was in the Air Force and I was in the Navy.
     
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  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Youngster! I'm a Vietnam era vet.
     
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  20. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Me too '61 - '66
     
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  21. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    Wow, it's not dawned on me up until right now reading the last few posts on this thread. These quarters date back all the way to the Vietnam and Hippy era. These coins are also real survivors.
     
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