Coinstar Find

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by VistaCruiser69, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    2CF96B70-C9CA-4249-8C9E-D5287C317AD7.jpeg F257E753-1FA2-492E-87B5-70DC15F5A133.jpeg Over the weekend I found a pile of coins in the coinstar machine’s reject bin. All were just US coins except three of them.

    One is copper and I’m wondering where it’s origins are from.

    The other two I suspect may have silver content. Can anyone confirm?

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  3. BasSWarwick

    BasSWarwick Well-Known Member

    Nice random finds

    The 'copper' one is actually bronze (88% copper/12% tin)
    Swedish 1967 - 1 ORE KM#820

    Canadian 10c is .8 silver

    The GB 6d is unfortunately not silver. They were 50% silver until 1946
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2021
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    As mentioned, you did score one piece of silver there- the Canadian Centennial commemorative 10-cent piece is .800 fine. The British sixpence, alas, is just a few years too late to have had any silver content. But they're all pretty darned cool for CoinStar finds.
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  6. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member

    Sweet centennial dime!
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  7. coin dog

    coin dog Well-Known Member

    The 1967 Canadian dime is 50% silver.
  8. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    The 1967 commemoratives were released in both 80% silver and 50% silver versions, with mintage numbers for each in roughly the 30 million range according to Numista.

    To my knowledge, there is not an easy way to distinguish between the two.
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  9. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member

    I was hoping there was a weight difference. No such luck.
  10. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member

    Would there exist original mint sets or anything with the distinction?
  11. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

  12. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Student/Collector Supporter

    Correct, unfortunately.
  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Nice haul. I haven't found any in my CoinStar in months now. I think an employee saw me collect some coins a while back and now cleans it out regularly. Oh well.
  14. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    The employees at this particular location where I found this haul do regularly check the reject bin. On average 9 times out of 10, when I'm walking into the store and an employee is walking past the machine, I see them looking in the reject bin. Apparently it's the day shift that does this, as most of my large hauls from this particular machine happened at night around 7pm.
  15. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    I used to find foreign coins, washers, mangled coins, tokens and silver coins in the reject tray all the time at the coin star in Walmart here.

    It's been months since I found anything all all in it now. IDK if they employees are emptying it out or if someone else is silver hunting too... :shifty:
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