First w quarter!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by GH#75, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    I NEVER expected to find this. My grandparents came over, and offered me their change because they know I collect coins. So, I looked through it real quick, not expecting anything special. But amazingly, I found this:
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    Too bad for all the scratches on the obverse. Looks like someone decided to clean it or something with a toothbrush. :( But it is still a w quarter, so I'm keeping it. But I hope to find a better example later.
     
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  3. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    That’s awesome. Nice find! I haven’t found one yet.
     
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  4. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Nice find~! Always fun to run across something good by accident!
     
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  5. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    Right on... I still haven’t found one but i look every day..
     
  6. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Active Member

    I'm still looking too:( but nice find!
    So who cleaned it? your Grandparents. Did they know about the W quarter or was in in their pocket change.
     
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  7. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    No, they didn't clean it. They had no idea it was rare. Like I said, they just let me look through their change. My grandpa is a truck diver, so he has a lot of quarters that he can use at toll booths. But he let me look through the dozen or so he had at the time, along with some of his change. And that's where I found it.
     
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Neither have I! ~ Chris
     
  9. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    I don't know if it's because I live in a small town or bank at a credit union, I haven't seen or heard of anyone in Eastern North Carolina with a Quarter W. When I buy gas or go to the grocery store, I always pay with folding money hoping to get a neat coin. I don't know what type of location W quarters are dropped off. Any magic?
     
  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Grandparents are here to spoil their grandchildren and it looks like your's are doing a great job. LOL Always nice to find a surprise, no matter where it comes from. Nice find.
     
  11. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I am in South Carolina and lamented since the beginning of the W quarter program.... I never saw nary a one so I gave up actively looking... Maybe a month or so ago I ran into the convenience store to grab a snack and darned if the cashier didn’t hand me a fresh minted West Point quarter. They are out there.
     
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  12. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Aren't grandparents great! I sold a motorcycle last year to a truck driver who offered me a large Folgers coffee can full of coins if I took $200 off the price I accepted. Mostly quarters there was $287.58 in that can I was very surprised especially when I found several worthy coins including 3 W's. He loved the bike and it made my day also. One never knows what to expect I was very fortunate and thankful.
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A great find and hopefully you thanked your grandparents.
     
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  14. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    My wife and I usually pay with our VISA. About the only time I use cash, is when I get gas. Maybe I just need to change stores.
     
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