Got this in change!

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by NumismaticGary, Aug 24, 2021.

  1. NumismaticGary

    NumismaticGary Active Member

    Had a customer in my store yesterday who gave me this at the register thinking it was a dollar coin. Guy bought a beer with it lol! Sometimes I love my job, I see all sorts of different oddities people will use as change. First year, made in England. I don’t even live in Canada myself!
     

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  3. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Gotta love those earlier Canadian cents........they really are beautiful pieces. :)
     
  4. NumismaticGary

    NumismaticGary Active Member

    Sure are!
     
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  5. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I can't help but wonder if this is stolen property. Anyone who collects coins (any coin) knows not to spend this. Great find!
     
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  6. NumismaticGary

    NumismaticGary Active Member

    the guy was not a collector. I work in a convenience store.
     
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  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Sitting in at the bar in a tavern in a little town in Nebraska. Close to the RR station. Waiting for the train. A guy next to me was buying his beers with proof coins. There was a police station a short distance away. Plus, there was a coin shop near (I had been in there earlier). Back then a proof set was $2.10. The guy was getting 91 cents out of a set. I knew if he were a collector he could get at least a coupe of bucks each at the coin shop. I stopped at the police station on my way to the train station. I have know idea what became of it.
     
  8. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I just wonder where a non-collector comes by a piece like this. Did he get it in his change? It looks pretty nice! ...not banged up at all.
     
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  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Coin Star Reject Bin?
     
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  10. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    It could be that he shoplifted them from the coin store. :)
     
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  11. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    That could happen...
     
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  12. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    They had to be stolen or he could get twice as much beer for his money. Beer was like 25 cents a glass then.
     
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  13. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Sounds like the beginning of an old 'Brewer & Shippley' song.............
     
  14. NumismaticGary

    NumismaticGary Active Member

    It’s got a dent in it, and is and is a little bent, though you can’t see that in the photo. it’s amazing what circulates as people don’t look at their change.
     
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  15. NumismaticGary

    NumismaticGary Active Member

    A real possibility. There’s a coin star across the street from where I work.
     
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  16. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    WOW.
     
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  17. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Awesome! I am a big fan of Canadian large cents! :)
     
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  18. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Here is my example from my Library of Coins book:

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  19. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    I don't remember if it was raining, but, there was sawdust on the floor.
     
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    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

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    NumismaticGary Active Member

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