Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by kaparthy, Dec 27, 2018.
So, I was just wondering what other "old coins" people have found on the street.
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I find parking lot pennies in wheat fields, but that's another story for another time.
let me guess, Metal detecting?
Just a joke. Metal detecting holds no appeal for me.
To be completely serious though, the idea of finding collectible ANYTHING on the street strikes me as ludicrous. It's the type of pipe dream stuff that isn't healthy for anyone to dream about. Good things typically are NOT free. Learn that and use that to your benefit.
Are you thinking of the Saddle Ridge hoard in California? 1,427 nicely preserved U.S. gold coins found in rusty cans along a trail...
And then came the Saddle Ridge horde of people looking for more cans.
Then in Jan 2017 a nice 1938 Jeff nickel on the floor of the supermarket.
GF found a 1959 Rosie in the Starbucks drive thru Dec that year.
In the early 80's I found a 1952-D quarter on the floor of a pool hall. I still have it.
However, at least one story comes to mind. I was on my way to work, riding with my son-in-law, proceeding down the townhouse driveway. I saw something in the drive that had a familiar look. I told my SiL to stop. I got out, walked back to it and found a $20 folded in half. As always when I find money on the ground, I look around for more. There, about 25 - 30 feet back, was another, then another, then another, then feeling very lucky, I asked my SiL to move the car forward and under the car was a fifth $20.
All told, $100.00 in $20s , all neatly, but separately folded, as if they had been together at one time. All roughly 25 - 30 feet apart, running down the center of the drive.
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