[CLOSED] CoinTalk Circulation Finds Contest #1

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Contest status: CLOSED
    @potty dollar 1878 won the poll.

    Here is his virtual trophy.


    This is an idea proposed by Amanda (@meandyou4ever0).

    It is a contest for the most fun/interesting finds from circulation. Only items found “in the wild” (from change, found on the ground, a CoinStar machine reject bin, or coin roll hunting, for example) apply.

    Contestants may not purchase their finds- they must be acquired from circulation (or found) for face value or less.

    Multiple coins may be entered only if they’re part of a single find.

    There will be ten contestants. Once ten different people have posted finds, we will have a poll to decide the winner. The winner gets bragging rights and a digital trophy. There may be some actual prizes awarded as well, just for fun.

    To enter, post your find, and tell the circumstances of how you got it. Once ten different people have posted finds, we’ll have a poll to decide the winner.
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Ready? Let’s see your finds!
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    (Not an entry post)

    I just eyeballed a corroded 1990-something zinc cent on a forest path in NC!

    You can do better than this. ;)

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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    @meandyou4ever0 needs to decide whether or not metal detector finds apply. I think those might have an unfair advantage.
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  6. tibor

    tibor Supporter! Supporter

    You have unfairly raised the bar. How can any of
    us top that. My white towel has been thrown
    into the ring.;);)
  7. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Got this CRH a little while back,by far my most unique find.My best estimate based on the 1944 and prayer design is it could've been a D-Day piece made by a soldier.79th anniversary a few days away and 80th next time(always remember). Screenshot_20230108-183631_Photos.jpg Screenshot_20230108-183636_Photos.jpg
  8. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    I found this in the laundry room of my apartment building in 2018; presumably, it fell out of someone's pants pocket in the washing machine. It's probably nothing special in Ghana, but it was an unusual find for Baltimore, Maryland, USA:
    Ghana 1 pesewa 2007.jpg
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I had my first CoinStar find while in town last week. A lousy Zincoln that was almost beyond recognition. Photos on request. LOL
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  10. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    How many times can I vote for myself Entry post. 2000 WAM. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
  11. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    The only one I have is from a long time ago, (late 70's early 80's) I was allowed to go through a money bag of nickels at a bartenders kitchen table.
    I found a few good ones but this one was the best of all.
    It is a No hole in the R Henning Nickel. A no mintmark 1944 Jefferson.
    Back then we didn't have internet, just a redbook and there was an italicized astersik-ed note from what I recall in the Jefferson nickel section that said "1944 nickels without mintmarks are counterfeit" or something close to that.

    Well, here it is, bad picture, but I think I'll see if ANACS will accept it for grading at our local upcoming coin show. I always send a dozen coins off from there each year and save on shipping.

    There are fibers showing over the coin from the clean padding in a jewelry-like box, not scratches. And ANACS won't grade it but might attribute it, I don't know?

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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I’m traveling and so will be in and out. Y’all help me keep track of the entries and number them off until we get ten actual entry posts. Then sometime after I get back home we can do the poll.
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  13. Wizank

    Wizank Well-Known Member

    Found in a roll of quarters. IMG_7780.jpg IMG_7781.jpg
  14. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    So many nice key and semi-key coins were available in circulation when I started collecting in the late 1940's. I found some very nice ones. I will watch this contest without making an entry.
  15. ace71499

    ace71499 Young Numismatic

    Oh, I like this question!
    I received 2 Morgan dollars from a bank while asking for my usual coin roll hunting spread. So, kind of found coin roll hunting, just easier.
    Also, a very slick walking liberty half from a roll one time.
    I will post pictures later!
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  16. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    cool idea I have so many though and have no clue where i'd start lol
  17. meandyou4ever0

    meandyou4ever0 meandyou4ever0

    Metal detecting finds are allowed to enter.
  18. meandyou4ever0

    meandyou4ever0 meandyou4ever0

    I think metal detector finds are as fair as any.
  19. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

  20. ryanroscheck

    ryanroscheck Member

    I found this in a coin roll a while ago. IMG-4858.JPG IMG-4859.JPG
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  21. Abramthegreat

    Abramthegreat Well-Known Member

    I don't know what the most interesting thing I have ever found is.... I have found W quarters, a proof quarter, a few small errors and some silver dimes, a silver Canadian quarter once.... Probably the strike through I found though:



    Thanks for the idea suggestion @meandyou4ever0, and @lordmarcovan for making it happen!
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