Coin Shop Pickups

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Matthew Kruse, Apr 8, 2021 at 4:44 PM.

  1. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    I was down by the beach recently and there was a coin shop near me. Even though I have been collecting for a number of years, I have only been to two coin shops! I went to this one and spent about an hour looking through all the coins but I could have easily spend all day there lol. I was mainly looking to fill my US and Canadian coin albums or just get some good coins for relatively cheap. They a box of foreign coins and is was 6 dollars per pound, you get to fill a bag. I filled a bag with any foreign coins I might like and I found (24) 1968 Canadian .500 silver dimes and a few other miscellaneous silver coins shown in the last picture. I got the entire bag for 6 bucks. :) I also got some other stuff which are in the pictures.

    - 3 foreign banknotes for $1
    - 3 silver Washington quarters I needed for my album for $14.25
    - PR-70 DCAM North Dakota silver quarter for $5
    - and a bag of 75 Japan 1 yen aluminum coins for $0.50

    Altogether I spent $23.75 (He gave me a colorized Georgia quarter for change :D)

    IMO, not bad at all for the amount of foreign silver I got. :cool: I will definitely go back there next time I’m in the area. Post your recent coin shop hauls!

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  3. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    Impressive. Most impressive @Matthew Kruse.

    Anyway, here's my all-time best foreign silver haul from 2018 which only cost me $4.

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  4. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    There are three essential things to have as a collector. A working left eye, a working right eye, and a working brain. Looks like you have all three. Congratulations on a nice haul!
  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Nice coins i haven't been to my LCS in about a year I've been doing fine on the bay.
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very nice buys! You did well! But where did you say this coin shop is? Lol
  7. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    It looks like all those Canadian dimes are 1968. Did you have a magnet to check them? Most of the 1968 dimes were minted in 100% nickel, not 50% silver.
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  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    I thought the ones with the mackerel on them were silver not the boats for 1968 or am I wrong.
  9. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    I looked at the edges and I could tell they were silver. Silver coins look much different than clad.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think they would stick to the magnet even if they weren’t silver because nickel isn’t magnetic.
  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    The fish was on the centennial issue, 1967. Some of those were struck in 80% silver, some in 50% silver. (I hadn't realized that myself.)
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  11. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    The non-silver ones are not clad. They're solid nickel, so their edges will look uniform, like a silver coin.
    Well, here's a correction. ;) Pure nickel is quite magnetic. The alloy we use in our coins, 25% nickel and 75% copper, is not.
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  12. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Ohh okay, that makes sense. I just thought that since nickels aren’t magnetic, why would nickel be magnetic? :hilarious: I put a earth magnet up to them earlier and none of them stuck though. :) All silver!
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  13. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    Great finds!
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