1978 LMC Is it a Closed Am?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Brandi Wilson, Feb 21, 2020.

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Closed or Open AM?

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  1. Brandi Wilson

    Brandi Wilson ... a kid at heart

    Everything I have found has turned out to be nothing. I just found this though and I think it could be a 78 closed AM. 20200221_165310_compress96.jpg 20200221_165310_compress96.jpg 20200221_164931_compress55.jpg 20200221_165148_compress79.jpg 20200221_164931_compress55.jpg 20200221_164916_compress70.jpg picture_2020_2_21_16_58_13_788_compress56.jpg 20200221_165148_compress79.jpg picture_2020_2_21_16_56_25_77_compress28.jpg 20200221_165310_compress96.jpg 20200221_165231_compress46.jpg
     
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  3. furryfrog02

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  4. Brandi Wilson

    Brandi Wilson ... a kid at heart

    So I guess this is another nothing. I've been searching for months and months for anything good and have found nothing. I'm just going to buy all my coins.
     
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the "hunt". May I ask, how much have searched?
     
  6. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    Hi Brandi. Please don't get discouraged this soon. I have been dirt fishing ( metal detecting ) for 15 years.
    Nothing but rusty rotting coins so far.
    I have been coin roll hunting for 2 years
    Nothing yet. Even a blind squirrel finds
    an acorn occasionally. Keep the spirit of
    the hunt. BEST of luck to you in the
    future.....martha
     
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  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    To add on to my previous post.
    1) You need to know what to look for. If you are searching for Wide/Close AMs, you need to be searching the correct dates. Same goes for other varieties.
    2) If you are searching for errors, they are few and far between.
    3) The reason I asked about how much you have searched: If you've only been searching a few rolls a week for months, that isn't much to go by. Some of us here search hundreds of rolls a week and still don't find that much. I used to search 8 boxes of cents a week. I found a decent amount of cool stuff. But now I'm down to 2 a week and find much less. Just how it works.
    4) Don't give up. Keep plugging through and you will eventually find something.
    5) Don't expect to get rich off of what you find. You won't. Period.
    6) Roll hunting for errors/varieties isn't for everyone. If you are for more instant gratification, it might be best for you to buy the coins you want.
     
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  8. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    That’s the fun of it!! Sometime you go though a long time not really finding nothing and then boom you see it!! Are you just searching cents? I search cents, nickels, quarters! Love to do it too. But if your just looking for major errors it will be a long road before you find something good. There a lot to look for...misaligned die, minor off center strikes, rpm and ALOT of varieties. You just need to learn what to look for...
     
  9. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    Dang it furry! You beat me to it!! Lol.. well at least she know. Right!!
     
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  10. Brandi Wilson

    Brandi Wilson ... a kid at heart

    I'm searching 8 rolls of pennies and 2 rolls nickels a day. But I'm looking at every penny for everything I guess I shouldn't being doing that. I'm on disability and I don't sleep good so I have a lot of time on my hands.
     
  11. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I mean, you do you, but I personally wouldn't search every single coin. That would drive me absolutely nuts.
    If I were you, I'd read up on what dates have certain varieties, be it DDO/DDR/RPM/WAM/CAM/etc... I would focus on those and ignore the rest.
    As for errors, you just need to know what to look for and learn how to differentiate between PMD and a real variety.
     
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  12. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    Couldn't have said it better myself
    Mike 185. SPOT ON !
     
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  13. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    FurryFrogo2 just gave you some advice I am going to take myself. I'm glad I read this thread. I too look at EVERY coin. No MORE. Like he said.
    Go thru your Red Book and look for
    a few different varieties . Make a list if you can't remember them. Pick those
    dates out of a roll and check them.
    I feel more relaxed already.
     
  14. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Hahaha. Well I don't want to be blamed later down the road if you think you missed something!
    The only coins I search for in my cents are
    59D RPM, 60D RPM, 60P Small Date, 71P DDO-001, 72- All the DDOs, 83P DDR, 84P DDO-001, 92P&D CAM, 95P DDO, 98P WAM, 99P WAM, 00P WAM.
    I am also on the East Coast and realize that "D" mint coins are going to be fewer and farther between and varieties will be even scarcer. I am 100% positive that I am missing smaller things...but to me, it's not worth the time spent searching for it.

    I liken my CRH'ing to clear cutting a forest or strip mining a mountain. I hack and slash through the junk to find the one diamond in the rough.
     
  15. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    Those are just about exactly the same coins I look for. Not kidding about changing my ways. I went thru 2 rolls
    of nickels, 2 rolls of dimes and 2 rolls
    of pennies a couple hours ago. Looked
    at EVERY blasted one of them. No more of that. Solid advice and I thank you....martha
     
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  16. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Nickels I just flip through real fast for date/mm combos.
    Dimes I just edge search for silver. I have a hard time seeing the small stuff.
    Cents are where it's at for me.
     
  17. Brandi Wilson

    Brandi Wilson ... a kid at heart

    I've got I nickel I posted in the "what it's worth" section that was given to me. Maybe it's something. :cat:
     
  18. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    You found us, welcome aboard.
     
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