Is this nice? or is it a common find?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Monster, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Monster

    Monster Member

    Got this in my pocket change today.
    Being new to this, seems to me it's not often you find a quarter like this in your pocket change. Or am I way off again?

    Just learned that this is a proof...so i guess it's NOT that nice of a find? I don't care what it's worth, just curious to find out if it's usual to find this quality of coin from the 60's in pocket change.
     

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  3. ACE Mike

    ACE Mike Internet Dealer

    You are not way off - it is a bit unusual.
    In 1968, the S mint only made Proofs, so what you have there is a circulated Proof. No value beyond the 25 cent face value but still an interesting find.
     
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  4. Monster

    Monster Member

    Yes, I just read that they only made proofs that year...but why?
     
  5. ACE Mike

    ACE Mike Internet Dealer

    Just the way they did it that year at San Francisco.
    Cents and nickels were made for circulation and Proofs.
    Dimes, quarters, and halves were only made as Proofs to be included in the five piece Proof set.
     
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  6. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That is an interesting find. And yes, a proof strike would stand out in your pocket change. Even after circulating the devices would be much sharper than a business strike. It's a bit odd to me that this is the second or third proof strike that has shown up in circulation just in my short time on CT.
     
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  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Impaired proof. I would keep it.
     
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  8. Robert91791

    Robert91791 Active Member

    Great coin. 50 yr. Old coin.Keep it. I keep all Washington Quarters that I can find regardless of their year and condition. I have almost 2K of them.

    Happy collecting
     
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  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    ? You can go in to your bank and get a box of 2000 for $500 almost every single one is a face value coin.
     
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  10. Robert91791

    Robert91791 Active Member

    Banks don't have rolls of them now this days They all get the New quarters. Lol
     
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  11. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    It's a disease many of us have that is brought on by our love of coins. I am embarrassed to say how much face value coinage I have in boxes and buckets. Why you say?? I only wish I knew. I figure the kids will either love me or hate me once I leave this party once they realize the monumental task ahead of them.
     
  12. John Johnson

    John Johnson Member

    I'd keep it. Interesting coins aren't always valuable. Sometimes unusual is enough, isn't it?
     
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  13. John Johnson

    John Johnson Member

    I agree with that. Over the past year or so, I've started thinking about unloading my lesser value coins just because one day one of my nieces or nephews will have to deal with them if I don't. It's easier said than done, though.
     
  14. Robert91791

    Robert91791 Active Member

    It's a hobby that everyone can enjoy, love and bring pride of ownership. No money can buy that. The experience of meeting great people as well. It's amazing.
     
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  15. Robert91791

    Robert91791 Active Member

    You sure have started them with what you have and they can have more choices as they know more about coin collecting. The surest thing is that coin collecting should'nt be that expensive and they can start with what they will inherit from you. The love of coin collecting.
     
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  16. Duane Charter

    Duane Charter Member

    My granddaughter is interested in collecting coins and she has some books that have spaces for the S coins. I would pay more than 25¢ to help my granddaughter fill a hole in her quarter book...
     
  17. Robert91791

    Robert91791 Active Member

    Awesome grandpa...
     
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  18. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    Hi, Monster. If you're not bothered about the, alleged, value of your coin, you might remember that niceness is in the eye, and mind, of the beholder. If you think you have treasure from the rainbow, then why worry about cynics who disagree ???
     
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  19. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    Robert91791, you're an awesome grandpa !!!
     
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  20. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    You would be surprised how many proofs are circulating. Especially half dollars. I think coin dealers sometimes pass them out in change because they can be low value items. A couple of times my favorite coin dealer gave them to me back in change and he said they were fresh cut from a proof set.
     
  21. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    I could not agree more! Most of my collection is not valuable. I just collect for the fun of it.
     
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