4 Months Later, Found The Same Jefferson Nickel

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  1. Amberlarry22

    Amberlarry22 Well-Known Member

    This Nickel was just found in a Loomis roll today! I sent it back in the wild probably at least 4 months ago. I could not believe my eyes! I was gonna post it but didn't want to waste anyones time. Now I'm wondering how many other coins I have looked at twice. CRAZY! Screenshot_20221128-120336_Gallery.jpg 20221128_120454.jpg 20221128_120506.jpg
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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I've read enough horror stories to know that this never ends well. :eek:
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  4. Amberlarry22

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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I'll take the opposite, optimistic route, and say that it was destiny, and that needs to be your lucky pocket piece from now until you lose it! ;)

    I had the same thing happen to me with a silver dime I found in a parking lot in 1980. It was a 1959-D dime, as I recall. While I was excited to find silver in the wild like that, the reverse of it was complete roadkill from the asphalt, making it a rather unmistakable coin.

    Then I lost it, apparently, and eight or nine years later found it in North Carolina, while helping a friend roll her change up to take to the bank. It was in her big coin jug. Was I the one who had inadvertently carried it from Georgia to North Carolina? Who knows. I didn't recall giving the friend any spare change.

    When I expressed my amazement at finding the same dime (silver, no less), over that span of time and space, she looked at me like I was a species of nerd she had never before encountered. (Which I was.) After all, who remembers the individual dimes they lost years earlier, right?

    I have no idea what finally became of the roadkill 1959-D dime. It eventually vanished again. Will it ever turn back up? That would be spooky and exciting.
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    This 182(?) British off-center shilling was given to me by a coin dealer in Hendersonville, NC, around 1992-'93. In 1994, when I fell on financial hard times and had to leave NC, I sold it to my friend Michael Swoveland for $100.00. He sold it on eBay in the early 2000s, and it went out into the wild for many years.

    In 2016, by complete coincidence, I stumbled across it again, for sale on the Atlas Numismatics website. There was no mistaking it as the same coin I'd sold 22 years earlier! So I HAD to buy it back, even though it cost five times what I'd sold it for in 1994. It had found its way into a PCGS slab while it was out in the world.

    I later sold it back to Michael again, for the higher 21st century price. He had regretted selling some of his British collection. I did make him promise that if he ever resold it again, it had to go to me instead of out into the wild. This one "stays in the family".

    So if you were following, that was: dealer in NC, to me, to Michael, to eBay and the world, to Atlas Numismatics, to me, to Michael. How's that for a "small world" coin, eh?

  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I guess that's why many CRH mark their rolls after searching them. LOL
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    There’s no mistaking a coin that looks like that.

    But how could you return a mint error to the wild? Lol
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  9. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    I found a counter-stamped nickel with NRA on it...returned it to the wild. On a subsequent CRH, I found another NRA coin...and it got me wondering. After that, I started pulling NRA coins out of circulation. I totaled up a few, so at that point, I figured that it was one amongst many, and probably not one of the small lot I pulled from the wild. But it had me wondering...
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  10. Amberlarry22

    Amberlarry22 Well-Known Member

    Great Story! Thanks for sharing! U said 1959. Well, I was lucky enough to hit $1000 on a $2 lottery ticket. The ticket # was 59 :). Exciting day for me!
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Coins, invest in more coins. Congratulations
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Sweet! I hit $500 on a $2 scratchoff once. I doubt I spend more than twenty bucks on lotto tickets in the course of a year. I’m generally not into gambling. But it’s fun to throw $1-2 at it every once in a blue moon. Even though that is usually the equivalent of flushing small change down the toilet.
  13. Amberlarry22

    Amberlarry22 Well-Known Member

    When playing the lottery were all winners! State wins the rest! I gamble often! I don't know if I'd rather be the windshield or the bug!
  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    I'm interested in that logo your coins are on..

    Something Detecting? :watching:

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  15. Amberlarry22

    Amberlarry22 Well-Known Member

    This was a youtube video of Diggin Dave! I will watch videos as I search through coins.
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