Find any proof coins in circulation?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by nrk77, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. nrk77

    nrk77 Junior Member

    The other day at work I got a 2005-s Sacagawea back in change out of a vending machine, I wondered what the chances would be of getting anymore, so I cashed in a $10 bill and got another 2005-s, 2000-s, 2007-s as well as three 2006's (2 p's and 1 d). I was just wondering how many others have ever found any proofs like this in circulation?
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  3. GreatWalrus


    Wow lol. I haven't... that I know of
  4. Cazkaboom

    Cazkaboom One for all, all for me.

    I've gotten a bloody beaten blabbering 1998-S Washington Proof quarter from the vending machine at my dad's work. I spent it.
  5. Kanderus

    Kanderus Active Member

    I needed to do laundry once, and only had $5 on me. Was about to walk down to the store to get quarters when my wife's friend said "Hey, I just washed my car and probably have that much at the bottom of my purse." Well, in the $5 I got, there was a 2005 (I think.) Maryland clad proof. I saw the "S" first and went "OMG PLZ B SLVR!!!" but no luck.
  6. Melina

    Melina Nickel Addict

    Found a 2011 S Nickel in a box, and a few proof halves in some halves boxes.
  7. Shoewrecky

    Shoewrecky Coin Hoarder

    I found a 1987-s lincoln proof in roll searching months ago..abused but none the less it's still a proof
  8. AdamL

    AdamL Likes Silver

    I have found 2 or 3. I recall that the last one was a clad washington in change from a pizza joint about a year ago.
  9. TheCoinGeezer

    TheCoinGeezer Senex Bombulum

    I once got a clad Bicentennial proof quarter in change.
  10. coinhead63

    coinhead63 Not slabbed yet

    1981 s SBA from a stamp vending machine at the post office.
  11. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector


    Perhaps 10 years ago I received a clad proof quarter in change. As an impaired prood it was not worth keeping so I spent it. A couple years ago I searched $500 in half dollars & found two proof clad Kennedy half dollars. They only had a couple marks so I kept them. I think someone's Kennedy half collection was in the $500 because I found several good dates including one of each dated 1965, 66, 67, and 68.
  12. andyscouse

    andyscouse Collector of Brit stuff

    1973-S quarter in change from a Subway; something looked almost too shiny about it, and when I looked, there was the 'S' - I put it aside as an interesting (not valuable) piece.
  13. james m. wolfe

    james m. wolfe New Member

    Sacagawea_2000_o.jpg what sell any of them??? :yes:
  14. RedRaider

    RedRaider Well-Known Member

    I got a 1963 washington quarter proof in a roll once. Had a big fingerprint on it, but other than that its still quite shiny! thats by best find while roll searching. To bad its not worth more than melt!
  15. RedTiger

    RedTiger Member

    I don't think I have. I can tell you where some of them come from though. A relative had their proof set coins stolen. The cases were cracked open, the thief left the cents. Odds are they were spent at a local shop to pay for candy or soda (leaving the cent was telltale as far as plans).
  16. TouchOfGrey

    TouchOfGrey Member

    I found a 1961 proof quarter just last week in some change. Only one I ever found, and was super excited about it.
  17. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

    I have found a few but they are always beat up and modern so it's not a big deal to me.
  18. swish513

    swish513 Penny & Cent Collector

    i've found a 1978-s kennedy half, a 1990-s jefferson nickel, and a washington d.c. proof in circulation. my fiancée has found a rhode island proof, and a washington state proof in circulation.
  19. Tyler G.

    Tyler G. Active Member

    Found a 1999 S penny the other night in a roll if that counts
  20. nrk77

    nrk77 Junior Member

    Great finds everyone!
  21. Inquisitive

    Inquisitive Starting 2 know something

    Suggest this be moved to the roll searching forum?

    I have found a number of impared proofs. They come from:

    Thieves (but I'd like to think not).

    Collectors who needed to spend them, but their local coin store wouldn't offer more than melt.

    Children of collectors who are not interested and just spend it as cash.

    High end "Shopping network" types who buy in bulk, and throw out/spend what they know wont make MS70 by a grading service (and I think this is the most common).
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