Dream score today...

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Steamandlight, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Steamandlight

    Steamandlight Active Member

    So, you know that one fantasy you've had, where you see someone about to dump a whole inherited coin collection in a coinstar, and you buy it from them at face value instead?

    Guess what I did today? :p

    I paid a grand total of $400. What I got in return:

    48 peace dollars
    57 morgans
    69 barber halves
    51 walking liberty halves
    14 ben franklin halves
    2 commemorative halves
    1 90% kennedy
    9 40% kennedys
    141 barber quarters
    56 washington silver quarters
    16 standing liberty quarters
    1 seated liberty quarter
    112 barber dimes
    151 mercury dimes
    127 roosevelt dimes
    1 seated liberty dime
    106 war nickels
    68 V nickels
    32 buffalo nickels
    233 wheat cents
    17 indian heads
    1 slightly bent braided hair large cent
    24 ike dollars
    4 sue-b dollars
    7 sacagawea dollars
    a handful of foreign coins including a couple silver pieces.

    grand total of silver:
    $266.10 face value 90%
    $4.50 face value 40%
    $5.30 face value 35%

    they also had some old paper money and I grabbed that too. $68 total in paper - a $20, a $10, two $5s, four $2s, and twenty $1 silver certificates. mostly bills from the 30s and 50s.

    Just while counting, I've noticed a few key/semi key mixed in. 1921 peace dollar for example.

    I had a good day ;)
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    I would say you hit the jackpot. so what was the total silver valued at ?
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  4. Steamandlight

    Steamandlight Active Member

    grand total of silver:
    $266.10 face value 90%
    $4.50 face value 40%
    $5.30 face value 35%

    depends on spot of course. I just threw them in a melt calculator to answer your question and it spit back $3655.90 melt value.
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  5. Mad Stax

    Mad Stax Well-Known Member

    :greedy: What a haul!
  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    cha-ching! lol wow :greedy::jawdrop:
  7. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    how about some pictures?
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  8. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Slap yourself a couple of times, will you . . . You're really sure you didn't just dream about this happening?
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  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Pics or it didn't happen :p
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  10. Steamandlight

    Steamandlight Active Member

    Here are pictures of everything. I've spent all day/night going through them, looking stuff up, and bagging best coins or ones that need a more careful look. WIN_20160629_060923.JPG WIN_20160629_061540.JPG WIN_20160629_062108.JPG WIN_20160629_062821 (2).JPG WIN_20160629_063819.JPG WIN_20160629_064214 (2).JPG WIN_20160629_064457.JPG WIN_20160629_064531.JPG WIN_20160629_064557.JPG WIN_20160629_064725.JPG
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  11. Steamandlight

    Steamandlight Active Member

    heres the rest WIN_20160629_064124.JPG WIN_20160629_064334.JPG WIN_20160629_064834.JPG WIN_20160629_065344.JPG
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  12. Mad Stax

    Mad Stax Well-Known Member

    Congrats! I wish I had a fraction of your luck :(
  13. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Did you give the person a tip?

  14. Steamandlight

    Steamandlight Active Member

    all they wanted was face value. they were happy to get the full amount instead of losing 10% to coinstar, and I rounded up to an even $400. Not much of a tip, but then again, I'm dirt poor, so it was what I could afford. They were glad it was going to a collector, too. I feel ok about the transaction :) And lucky as can be... I needed to brag a little, to people who would understand, that's why I posted here. I thought I would burst!
  15. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Well, maybe you were. :)

    Edit: what's the mint mark on that 1895 dollar? :eek:
  16. Steamandlight

    Steamandlight Active Member

    That morgan is 1895S. It's probably the best coin in the lot, unless there is a surprise waiting in the dimes or nickels somewhere lol. There were zero CC dollars, but not really surprised about that :p
  17. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    So how old was this sucker, I mean "person"? ;-)
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  18. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the good timing and the quick decision making.

    My best at a coinstar was finding $11 face of silver quarters under the front of the machine about 2 months ago.
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  19. SuperDave

    SuperDave Free the Cartwheels!

    This is worse than the "cash for gold" thieves we universally scorn. Face value for Morgans? I couldn't live with myself afterward.
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  20. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    What do you do when you receive silver in your change, or from a bank teller?

    When I was in a similar situation to the poster, I ended up buying the guy $200 in grocery gift cards for around $25 FV of silver. It was still well under melt, but more than he expected. As a result, he insisted I take a few other coins that he wasn't trying to dump in the CoinStar. One turned out (when I examined them later) to be a 1928-P Peace dollar.

    I wasn't in a position of power or presumed authority. I wasn't telling the guy "this stuff really isn't worth very much", trying to buy from him under false pretenses. I do have a big problem with that behavior, famously exhibited by many "cash for gold" places (and, sadly, more than a few coin dealers).

    I've spoken to many bank tellers who told customers they could do better at a coin store, only to have the customer reply that "they don't want to bother". When someone is determined to dump coins at face value, it's good to counsel them that they could do better, but I think there's a limit to how hard you're obligated to fight them.
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  21. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Most of those coins, the Coin Star will not accept, as they weigh differently from the clad and reject them. For example, silver dimes weigh heavier than clad dimes and the coin star does not recognize it as a legit dime. Etc.
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