Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Amberlarry22, Oct 11, 2019.
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Basically. Errors/Varieties/etc are worth money because they are RARE. These are not easy things to find while CRH'ing. Does it happen? Yeah, every blue moon. But you will have to search many many many many many coins in order to find that needle in a pile of needles.
I’ve found some really nice coins in my CRHing but I’ve had to go through a whole lot of coins to get there. If I were to add everything up, I would hazard a guess that I am nearing 1,000 boxes of cents searched ($25,000).
If the only reason you've joined this hobby is to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, then I suggest that you get out now. I can't say that you are wasting your time, but you certainly are wasting ours.
Come on Chris, play nice. When I visit coin shows, I always hope to find that rare old valuable coin in a dealer’s junk bin... should I get out as well?
I found a bunch of Indian Head Cents in one roll I'm sure it will never happen again.
I gave up on finding the big score and I stop watching YouTube video's about the big one's.
I still look though my change and occasionally at the convenience store I asked the girls if they've had any rolls brought in by individuals.
I don't know. Do you go to coin shows to CRH? Do you expect those dealers to sell you rolls at face value just like someone who walks into a bank?
To put into context for those who think they will “strike it rich in pocket change” overnight, that’s 2,500,000 coins. If it took you four seconds to obtain, examine and return each coin, which is optimistically fast, you’d have put in ten million seconds.
Ten million seconds amounts to over 2500 hours of effort . . . Much more than working a full job time for one year. That isn’t exactly overnight. Working hard at a full-time job offers far better odds than the unrealistic hopes instilled by the flashin-in-the-pan strike it rich books flying off the shelves of the book stores.
Frankly, the only group benefitting from this trend that is laughing all the way to the bank is the booksellers.
I couldn't have said it better!
Have you found any of those in the last 20 years?
A great many pieces that are shown here are not even doubled dies. They are damaged coins.
Yep! That's why I want to gag and puke every time someone discovers a new doubled die Lincoln in a circulated roll.
My point is: there is minor doubling to be found across all denominations. Most of us will never find those key items everyone desires, but finding a minor variety fuels the hobby. CRH has its place. Finding a $5 minor ddo/ddr in a cent means 500 times FV. And...the hunt is fun.
But, like most things, best not to go overboard on it. A quick look with a 10x is usually sufficient, I use my microscope for die marker confirmation...Spark
All in the last 2 1/2 years
In fact, playing the lottery probably takes far less time than coin roll searching, especially given those numbers above, and potentially has a much bigger payoff. If you're in it for the money, I'd say play the lottery instead and enjoy your free time.
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