Dream score today...

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

  1. Robby Bee

    Robby Bee Member

    Astonishing - just like the $300 Canadian Silver Score from an estate reported last year on another site. With the recent activity surge of huge cash-ins it must be the late arrival of warm weather.

    Congratulations - I would have done the same as you under the circumstances. You should have a clean conscience because you explained what they had and they decided to proceed in the course of action they initially set out to do.

    You should go through the Barbers, SLQ and Mercs, and I noticed some AU/MS Walkers and Mercs in the mix.

    Out of curiosity, where (generally) did this Coinstar haul take place? I like to track these things to ascertain nationwide CRH patterns.
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  3. Steamandlight

    Steamandlight Active Member

    It was in Maryland. I do not like to give out my city in a place where I might be talking about valuable items online, you understand.
  4. Steamandlight

    Steamandlight Active Member

    Also, yeah, I've been going through and finding all the interesting items mixed in, and all the best quality stuff. There are actually some key dates, like a 1921 peace dollar, and an 1885S morgan. I THINK there are actually a few overdate and DDO 1943P jefferson nickels, but I need a new loupe to be sure. Still going through everything.

    Funny note - ALL the barber coins (halves, quarters, and dimes) are AT BEST G04. Not a single one is any better than that. But there are some nice condition examples of *every* other type - even the seated liberty quarter is in great condition, and the seated lib. dime is probably somewhere in the VG range. Either the original collector bought a bunch of junk silver barbers at one time from one place, or barbers are more fragile than other coins lol.
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  5. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

    If something sounds too good to be true then it probably is. My money goes on stolen merchandise. Call the local police and ask if there were any B&E recently where coins were taken. Go ahead! I dare you!! If it was stolen think how the poor guy who was the victim feels.
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  6. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yes, because one sure sign of a thief trying to ditch stolen property is when they walk you back to their house and show you their rare book collection. :rolleyes:

    "If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is" -- but not always. The stories where it does turn out to be true are the interesting ones, and the ones more likely to be discussed here. I've related a few myself. This seems to be another.
  7. Steamandlight

    Steamandlight Active Member

    Read my post on page 2. It is not stolen.
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  8. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

    And you automatically believe someone who you don't know from Adam? To repeat, go to the local police. Too much of the "I got mine and that is all that counts." Out of curiousity, how old were these people?
  9. CoinZone

    CoinZone Active Member

    "They" own a huge home. But needed to cash in silver for fv. ???

    " They" are rare book collectors but have no idea how to exchange valuable coins for real money. ???

    "They" are in a affluent area with a Coinstar (next door) nearby. ????

    "They" invited you into their expensive palatial home after you expressed interest in their coin collection.???

    "They" became singular during your "story"???

    I don't have the time nor inclination to read your "story" again to discover any additional odd circumstances, once was enough for me. Is this a creative writing sample for a cheap college course.?? If so, it is barely high school level.

    Fun, but 99.9% bogus.
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  10. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

    If indeed the circumstances are as the OP states, then more power to her. But, a quick drop in at the local police station should clear up the possibility of theft. Possibly the OP does not want to take the chance that the coins are stolen and she would be out her money? The right thing to do is satisfy oneself that the coins are not someone's collection.
  11. Steamandlight

    Steamandlight Active Member

    I routinely use the singular 'they, them, their' pronouns. It was one individual. My boyfriend and half the people I know are transgender, and it's how I speak. *shrug*
  12. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Boy, there are a lot of people here who are pretty tough and/or skeptical when it's someone else's find.

    Where were all these citizen-patrollers and skeptics for this too-good-to-be-true story? $30 for a $25K coin? Bring out the torches and pitchforks!
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  13. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

    The OP can clear things up by doing the right thing. Check with the police!
  14. MKent

    MKent Well-Known Member

    If you live in my hometown you have to drive 40 miles to go to the nearest Gold Silver buyer and only one actual coin shop within 50, so a lot people here cash in their silver and old paper at the bank (tellers show me their hauls all the time). And yes they tell them it's worth more they just don't want to drive and waste time. About six months ago a guy (known by most as a crack head and thief came) into the store with an 1894 Morgan in an airtight that would've gone MS63 at least trying to sell it to the bank for $200. The teller had me paged up there to see if I wanted to buy it. I talked to the guy he told me he found cleaning a property and had taken it to three different silver buyers but they didn't have the money to buy it and he needed cash to pay his bills. I honestly don't know enough about Morgans to spend $200 with a crack head for a coin that may or may not have been stolen. I was more concerned it was a fake if the dealers didn't snatch it up. What would y'all have done asked for proof it was his, called the police to see if one had been reported stolen or what?
  15. MKent

    MKent Well-Known Member

    By the way great find if it wasn't you it would've been somebody else.
  16. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

    I'm sure Jesus would agree with you. :rolleyes:
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  17. MKent

    MKent Well-Known Member

    I really like your avatar Gilbert I like CWT's just bought a couple this week and waiting on them to come in.
  18. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Looks like someone,s home was burglarized!
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  19. johnmatt

    johnmatt Well-Known Member

    Wow, I can't believe all the crap y'all are giving the OP about this. In my libertarian mind, all that's required for a transaction is agreement between buyer and seller. Is it the job of the seller to educate the buyer or the buyer to educate the seller? No and no. Congratulations on a great score.
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  20. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

    This thread reminded me of an incident that transpired here a couple of years ago. As is the case with many people in this area, an elderly woman we know did not lock her doors when going out. Much to her misfortune a couple of punks came knocking while she was away (to ask directions) and when there was no response entered and helped themselves to anything small and valuable. Her husband had some coins in a bureau that they took. He was an accountant and as such kept pretty good records and pictures of his coins. After the theft he gave the sherrif the descriptions and pictures. Months past with nothing heard, until one day a young man brought one of the coins to a LCS where the owner compared the coin to the pictures. The young man tried saying he had found the coin and then changed his story, saying a friend had sold it to him. Bottom line, since he did not have a record he received two years probation for receiving stolen property and the two miscreants got five to ten at the Maine State Prison. I love good endings, except the nice old woman never got most of her possessions back, except for the one coin.
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  21. Steamandlight

    Steamandlight Active Member

    *rolls eyes* called the local PD and asked. They have not had any coins reported stolen lately. Happy? Or do you think I should contact the FBI and provide a detailed list and photos, so they can check all reports in the USA against my itemized list?

    Geez. The person who sold me the coins lives in a big, nice house, has a collection of his own worth multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars (in my admittedly amateur opinion), and was laid-back, open and friendly. They looked to be in their 40s or so, and dressed well. Should I ask them for their fingerprints so I can run them, or a urine sample to test for drugs? Their SSN so I can run a detailed background and credit check on them?

    Some people on this list are just ridiculous. Or jealous.

    This kind of thing happens, people! In my town, there is a free, non-profit bookstore, which runs on donations - they give all the books away for free. And people will just dump inherited collections there, including some insanely expensive books, rather than bother selling them. The owner keeps the place running by selling off the expensive stuff. People donate or throw away retro game collections all the time - I've seen thousands of dollars worth of video games dropped in the donation box at goodwill. I've seen people throw away comic collections of their kids who go to college - without caring what value they may have. I, myself, had inherited a stamp collection at one point that I simply gave to someone who wanted to start collecting. It had several stamps worth $50-$100 each in it. While CRH at banks, I've heard a TON of tales of people turning in large lots of old coins and bills for new money from tellers. One old lady wanted to know if the old money was "expired"... lol. And the tellers usually tell them the stuff is worth something, and almost never do the people care enough to go to a coin shop or sell the stuff.

    Here's the thing - all this stuff, the things people collect, are worth a lot to the people who collect them, but the sad truth is, unless you ARE a collector, to most other people it's just a silly hobby, a waste of time and space, worthless. You, as a collector, have a very different perspective than most people. You should realize that. My own boyfriend, if I died, would probably turn in MY coin collection at the bank for face value, and would probably throw away or donate my other collections. I talk about my collections a decent amount with him, telling him how much this or that item is worth, and he DOES NOT CARE. And that is, to be honest, the mindset of the vast majority of people out there. If it's not their thing, it has no value for them, even if they are told about the intrinsic value of an item.

    I just came on here to share my joy in my find, with like-minded individuals who share my passion for coins, not to start a whole big thing, and I am shocked to see so many people coming out of the woodwork, aggressive and upset that I had a good find. Unless someone has a question or comment about the actual coins themselves, something relevant, I am done here in this thread. I do not need negativity in my life - not from unknown faceless strangers online. I have enough to deal with in real life, without this nonsense from something that I am supposed to be enjoying, and supposed to find relaxing.
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