$5.00 Thrift Shop Find

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  1. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    How could I pass this one up. Every once in awhile I can grab a goodie from my thrift shop. They thought it was pretty much junk, therefore the price. img852.jpg img853.jpg
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Wonderful purchase!!! Nice!
     
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  4. ace71499

    ace71499 Young Numismatic

    Great pick up... I wouldn't have hesitated to buy it either.
     
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  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    That's nice. Sacagawea?
    Is it the same planchet for the Pres. dollars?
     
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  6. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    The rim has been upset with no edge lettering, therefore not a presidential dollar, nor a Native American dollar.

    Sacajawea Dollars had no edge lettering.
     
  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice find for $5
     
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  8. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Shoot. Wish my 'thrifts' had such fare, Tommy. Excellent find my friend. :)
     
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  9. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I would have never thought to check out thrift shops! Pretty neat find!
     
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  10. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I made another purchase there a few months ago. A complete service for 12 (with all the extras) tableware set. Rogers silver plate. circa 1930's for $25.00, included the original wood, velvet lined case. It is in beautiful condition. I remember paying $150.00 for a set for my mother when I was 17 years old. I know silver plate has fallen out of favor but I could not resist it.
     
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  11. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    In metro NY the 'thrifts' tend to keep prices high, but that don't mean ya can't find some bargains........Count Coup on that one, Tommy
     
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  12. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Cool find.
     
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  13. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate

    $5 for $1 "coin" which wasn't a coin! It's a chunk of metal which somehow escaped the mint. Coinflation says it had 5 cents of metal in it.
     
  14. tpsadler

    tpsadler Numismatist

    WoW I can hate to plead total ignorance.. but have been collecting coins for the last 50 years and would like to know why this is so collectable? .... Have I been missing something?
     
  15. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Planchets are blanks that they mint the coins on. Sometimes they escape into circulation without being struck. It is considered a mint error and has more value than face. 2 types, 1 without a rim and type 2 with a rim. The first type is worth more. Most of these blanks are worth 2-3-5 dollars. The silver ones are worth more.
    These dollar blanks are going for $20 and up on EBay, but I feel that's a little overpriced.
     
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  16. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    Without a rim, it’s a blank. With a rim, it’s a planchet.
     
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  17. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    Awesome find
     
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  18. tpsadler

    tpsadler Numismatist

    Thanks for the clarification ..
     
  19. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    BTW-how the heck do you grade it MS-61???
     
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  20. tpsadler

    tpsadler Numismatist

    My thought exactly .. why not MS60 or MS62 :) now that would have to be classified as creative thinking.
     
  21. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    Then what is it, Mike? Any idea?

    You don't see any wear on the devices, right? ;-)
     
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