Family finds 1 million copper pennies!

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  1. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

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  4. Joel Turner

    Joel Turner Active Member Supporter

    Wow! That could make for some happy hunting.
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    There are some searchers who have gone through twice that much looking for a Copper 1982 D Small Date :inpain:... They will never find another!

  6. PamR

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  7. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Damaging Coins Daily

    wow, you could melt 'em and make a bunch of copper swords from that haul !!

    < waiting for the cringes > :)
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  8. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    They could take a bag a week to their local CU with a free coin counting machine. I'm sure there's one nearby.
    Or just pay the 8% to coinstar - they're into it for $0 as it is.

    I guess this is a warning to those of us that keep every copper cent we find, waiting for the melt ban.
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  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Where's Chris when you need him. It cost too much to refine the copper out of the cents to make a profit. These folks think that they are somehow worth double. It might be worth the effort to separate them into wheats and memorial reverses, then try to make a little profit by filling the $50 dollar bags with the wheats and selling them, then take the memorial minus key dates and send them to the bank for deposit.
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  10. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Wow,imagine all of the undiscovered 1955 DDO's!!!!:rolleyes::rolleyes: @Amberlarry22 is this your lost stash?.
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  11. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    My eyes hurt just thinking about it.
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  12. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Eyes? What about your back! :rolleyes::inpain::inpain:
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  13. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yeah, you can't say that they're worth the same as an equal weight of top-grade copper -- but as long as there's a steady market of people willing to buy at double face, that doesn't really matter.

    Separating them would certainly yield more money, but it takes LOTS AND LOTS of time. If it's something you enjoy, that's further profit! If not, it's... probably not worthwhile.

    (We've got a cross-state move happening today, so I'm a little sensitive about the cost and effort of moving large heavy objects. :rolleyes:)
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  14. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    A million cents would be about 200 bags. I don't think I could search a bag a day. I don't think the family will have the time.
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    There’s some hard work for some and serious fun for others.
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  16. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Just looking at the bags they look to contain rolls of cents.
    Should be able to move those quickly.
    A local coin shop would be a better option depending on dates.
  17. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    How would you represent the dates without first going thru them? By searching them. Thereby defeating the whole premise that a coin shop would be the better option. ;)
  18. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Damaging Coins Daily

    "unsearched rolls" after they are searched by someone else, but not by you yet, thus "unsearched (by you) rolls" :)
  19. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I can guarantee you that I at least couldn't resist doing a little spot-checking...
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    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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