1974 WY stamp what is this coin

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  1. Gilberto Vasquez

    Gilberto Vasquez just give me a strait answer

    found it today in pocket change is it a counterstamp coin also the rim looks double idk any info thanks for looking 20180713_160308-1.jpg 20180713_160158-1.jpg 20180713_155924-1.jpg
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    The state of Wyoming counterstamp..
    Like this one -
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    These were sold in sets in all the coin magazines (and even in other non-numismatic periodicals) when I was a kid and novice collector in the late 1970s. They each had a counterstamp of a state on them, with the state's outline. By coincidence, Wyoming just happens to have a rectangular outline.

    Here is one with a South Dakota counterstamp, mentioned in this CoinWorld article.

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    I'm rather surprised to see that one, since the 2000 date is pretty late in the game for these. You see, long before anyone thought of Statehood quarters, there were these cents. But the advent of the Statehood quarters in 1999 (and other circulating commemoratives issued by the mint) probably killed the market for these privately-counterstamped novelty pieces.

    So it is, as you might have guessed, not something done at the mint, but rather a counterstamp added later by a private entity, to be sold as a novelty.

    Value? A tiny bit more than one cent, I'd say, but not much more. Just novelty value. Particularly for someone from Wyoming.

    Not worth much, but a fun find nonetheless! I'll bet it's from one of those vintage sets put together in the '70s, like I saw when I was a kid.
     
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  5. Gilberto Vasquez

    Gilberto Vasquez just give me a strait answer

    thanks for letting me know about this it's a first for me good info
     
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Yes, that was a rather sloppy job, though I find it more interesting because of that.
     
  8. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Here’s one for you LordM. And the newest one I have,2002 1585F977-0405-4171-9FD5-916E5422825C.jpeg D4DCFD8F-DE0F-412B-8AFB-EB4F60C5E2A7.jpeg
     
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Nicely done! Not only my present home state, but the year i began collecting!

    (My birth as a coin collector took place in Atlanta, GA, on November 25, 1976.)
     
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  10. harley bissell

    harley bissell Well-Known Member

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    These were issued for every state and exist singling and as complete sets of fifty available on ebay in a card for ten dollars and up plus shipping. I bought a set in a frame at my local coin club to save on postage. I imagine that they were the cheapest possible souvenir at the roadside trading posts. Buy one for each state that you have visited is most likely the sales pitch. Challenge - keep this one and try to find the other 49 by coin roll hunting. Extra points for getting them all with the same date. Stamps also come shaped like the state. Enjoy
     
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    That's a fun idea! But I wonder how many lifetimes it would take to complete while coin-roll-hunting, never mind trying to get all the host coins the same date!

    Even searching eBay instead of CRH, that latter challenge would be tough enough! :rolleyes:

    Seriously, though, it would be fun to see how many more turn up, and how many different states one could find.

    I've found four or five different presidents from the old 1950s/'60s Shell Oil series of presidential medals - not while coin roll hunting, but metal detecting.

    PS - the stamp on his coin IS shaped like the state. Wyoming just happens to be a plain rectangle.
     
  12. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    DB9953BE-5B1D-464C-AF15-160877DD33BF.jpeg I’m up to 27 states CRH lol
     
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  13. harley bissell

    harley bissell Well-Known Member

    I have complete sets of the shell presidents and cars on the card that was
    used to store them. Since some fetched prizes it is difficult to complete the
    sets. I was thinking of reproducing the game cards to display my duplicates
    when I trade or sell them with the proviso that the game card is not original.
    My remakes will also be on heavier cardstock as the originals are thin & flimsy.
     
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  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    REALLY? Wow! You must go through a ton of rolls!
     
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  15. harley bissell

    harley bissell Well-Known Member

    Perhaps it would be doable IF the CRH-ers as a group worked together
    to create a complete VIRTUAL set from their own posted finds. Similar
    to the date and country perpetual collections now running on Coin Talk.
     
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  16. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    I remember it well. You were a spry 6-year old and Granddaddy gave you your first Indian Head Cent. Is that how you start the stories?
     
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  17. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Cold & dark in Upstate NY in winter. We go south now
     
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  18. Jeremy J

    Jeremy J New Member

    Not exactly the Maine part of my collection, but...
     

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  19. Jeremy J

    Jeremy J New Member

    If you need Maine I'll cut you a deal ;)
     
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  20. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Didn't read the link, didja? ;)

    Grandmomma, not Granddaddy.

    Not an IHC, either, but one of those would have excited me.
     
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  21. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Link to 1976? No. I lived through that. I want a link that says, "Lord M's Story".
     
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