A rare change find

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by d.t.menace, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. d.t.menace

    d.t.menace Member

    When the McDonalds cashier handed me my change, I heard that unmistakable clink of silver. As you know, the odds of finding silver quarters in change is getting higher all the time, but I think getting a 1999 Georgia silver proof ups those odds a great deal.
    By it's condition this isn't the first time it's been spent either. It's been used as a regular quarter a quite few times.
    The original spender certainly didn't get their moneys worth for whatever they bought.
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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Cool find.
     
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  4. Chiefbullsit

    Chiefbullsit CRAZY HORSE

    I bet Daddy is ticked........:eek:
     
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  5. rockyyaknow

    rockyyaknow Well-Known Member

    Awesome find!
     
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  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    That is one of the worst impaired proofs I have ever seen. I'll give you 26c for it if you pay the shipping.

    Chris
     
  7. d.t.menace

    d.t.menace Member

    It's silver Chris, it's worth a little more than face.:happy: Besides it's not for sale, I think it has "character" in the condition it's in. I think I found a new pocket piece.
     
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  8. Briguy

    Briguy Collector 4 Life

    Nice find... goes to show you that silver can still be found in pocket change. It pays to take a closer look. :)
     
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  9. slamster17

    slamster17 Junior Member

  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Besides, this is an inappropriate forum to make ridiculous buy/sell offers. I thought you would have recognized that.

    Chris;)

    PS. Keeping it as a pocket piece will only lessen the silver content.
     
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  11. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    Silver! Great find!
     
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  12. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Meh, I've seen worse. :)

    Nice find! It's even a semi-key date -- 1999s still command a premium, although possibly not in this condition. (Lowball State Quarter set, anyone?)
     
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  13. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Я люблю черных кошек

    I have found several circulated proofs, as early as 1958 nickel, but no circulated silver proofs yet.
     
  14. JohnnyCoins

    JohnnyCoins New Member

  15. Ethan

    Ethan Collector of Kennedy's

  16. Very cool. Love coming across an older "rare" coin during a common run at the market or shop or restaurant or whatever. A wheat penny, a buffalo nickle, a susan b. anthony, all makes my heart beat a little quicker and a smile.
    I dig it!
     
  17. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    Where did he make a buy/sell offer?

    I see nothing wrong with his comment
     
  18. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Not him! Me.......jokingly!

    Chris
     
  19. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    ah, I see, I missed the gianormous offer.
     
  20. d.t.menace

    d.t.menace Member

    I didn't take your "lowball" offer seriously. I assumed it was just jealousy on your part that you didn't find it.:smuggrin: There can't but a handful of these in this condition out there. :)
    As to losing value from wear, I'll take the hit on that to further numismatic education. I'm curious how these lower relief designs wear versus the earlier silver Washingtons.
     
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