LordM giveaway, October 2017 (now CLOSED)

Discussion in 'Contests' started by lordmarcovan, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    The theme is "Treasures & Discoveries", so all you have to do to enter is tell the story of a favorite find, be it modest or magnificent.

    The prize will be awarded randomly, by a drawing.

    Come check it out.

    Deadline is Halloween at midnight Eastern US time (October 31st).
     
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  3. Adam34falcon

    Adam34falcon Active Member

    I don't collect coins at the time but I did find a silver nickel...

    We were at a craft store during a festival and we got a small bag of candy to eat on the way. We got some change and I randomly started looking through the dates (keep in mind this is before I started investing in precious metals) and I found an old nickel and googled the date and found out it was a old silver war nickel. I sold it on ebay :p
     
  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    No soup for you........you sold it. devil.gif
     
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  5. Adam34falcon

    Adam34falcon Active Member

    Oh am I supposed to post this on the other forum? Oops...
     
  6. sonlarson

    sonlarson World Silver Collector

    moved post
     
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Yes, entries need to be on the giveaway thread. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
     
  8. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    In the early 80'swhen I was in High School, I used to search the low value pick boxes at shows for Older German states and other European minors before 1850. This was at a time when it was difficult to find info and the only decent reference book was Craig's Coins of the world 1750-1850.

    For 50 cents, I bought a worn copper with Britannia on the rev. I originally thought it was an old English half penny, but Britannia was facing the wrong way. It sat in my "ID later" box for years. I ruled it out being a Connecticut Copper. Eventually by 2007 or 2008, I was suspecting it might be a Canadian Blacksmith Token. I was living in the Boston area at the time, and took it to a Boston Numismatic Society meeting. A friend from the club mentioned that dealer/researcher Bob Vlack was familiar with the subject and he would introduce me to him at an upcoming show. Sure enough Bob was able to ID it as a rare blacksmith issue, and pointed out another dealer who might be interested in it for his collection. I ended up trading it for a nice Mass Cent for my Colonial Type set.

    Not bad for a 50 cent junk box find. I learned a tremendous amount over years trying to ID that sucker. I feel a little sad about trading it, especially since I have a small collection of Pre-confederation Canadian (Charlton) tokens, but blacksmith tokens were a type of evasion coinage and it didn't have a lot of detail showing. Plus, I really like the Mass Copper (my friend from the BNS specialized in these and I always liked seeing coins from his collection)
     
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Great cherrypick!
     
  10. tmeyer

    tmeyer Supporter! Supporter

    Being new to roll coin hunting, on my 4th box of pennies I found a 1972 DDO-002! I could not believe I found one. I know some members have been looking a very long time for one. Condition is about MS60.
     
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  11. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    Contest entry.

    I may have shared this story before on CT: in about 1960, when 10 or 11, I used to check the cash register in my parents’ small town cafe several times daily to fill holes in my blue Whitman folders.

    I found a 1922 no D, but no hole for it. Showed it to my dad who shrugged his shoulders and tossed it into his upper right desk drawer.

    Several years later I realized what I had earlier found and asked him if I could go through his drawer. It was still there.

    When I needed money for college I sold him nearly all my coins. When he died at nearly 92 four years ago, I needed to liquidate the estate for three siblings. To avoid any appearance of dishonesty I sold it all to LCS.

    I REALLY wish I would have kept that coin, a strong EF reverse but with a bit of corrosion on the obverse. But I have great memories of the discovery.

    Thanks, @lordmarcovan for the opportunity to share the story, let alone participate in the contest.

    Steve
     
  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    That's awesome.

    As I retold in another thread recently, I made a nice Lincoln cent find in 2006:

    This was my second-best cherrypick. Bought it in a bulk bag of Wheaties for less than a nickel. Sold for over $700, if I remember correctly. The coin was a bit grungy when found in the source bag, and had a piece of dirt covering the mintmark. A light Vaseline rub to remove the grime, and a toothpick to remove the crud from the crevices, and ... presto! "D" doesn't just stand for "dirt"! :)

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    I would've thrown a bone to the person who sold it to me, except I had mixed two or three bulk lots together, so I don't know which source lot it came from.
     
  13. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan Member

    My most favorite find I have is a 1962 D silver Washington Quarter. Here is the story, I had an old metal detector it did not work very well. And then I got a garret Ace 200, and within 5 minutes I found a 1962 D Washington Quarter.
     
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  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Ain't that a rush, seeing a decent sized piece of silver come out of the ground like that?

    This was the first piece of silver I found with a modern detector. (A Garrett GTA-500). Ain't it purdy? It's not too often they still show luster after being in the ground for decades.

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  15. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Your so generous. You handsome dirt digger
     
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Obviously you haven't seen a recent photo of me, and are judging me from my 13-year-old avatar picture. ;)
     
  17. Lester Maddox

    Lester Maddox Member

    It was not really my find, but my wife found it and she knew I collected coins. (funny how wives seemed to find out everything about you). It was at a garage sale and some older woman was trying to pay for at item that was about $1.00. She had Indian head nickels and the seller thought they were fake. (yes we are talking about a purchase of a piece of junk for $1.00--I would have given the lady a dollar just to rid of it. But I digress. My wife paid for the item and the buyer gave my wife the nickels.
     
  18. ron_c

    ron_c Well-Known Member

    When getting food for the week, about 7 or 8 years ago, the young cashier ask if I would mind taking a half dollar as part of the change. Thinking it could be a 40% half, I told her sure. Image my surprise when she hands me a Walker. I ask if she had any more halves and she said she had a lot, as an elderly man had paid part of his purchase with half dollars and she couldn't get rid of them, probably thinking they were clad. I ended up with the following at face value:

    Walker - 7
    Franklin - 9
    Kennedy 90% - 10
    Kennedy 40% - 8
    Counterstamped Stone Mountain Half Dollar (sold this year for $1800+)

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  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    WOW on the c/s Stone Mountain- as if the silver stash itself weren't already "wow" enough!
     
  20. ron_c

    ron_c Well-Known Member

    I didn't even know what it was, I thought someone had ruined it by stamping the letters and number on the coin. It sit in my junk silver pile for 2 years or more, until someone on this forum, told me what it really was and I couldn't believe what they were selling for when I checked on an auction site.
     
  21. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    My best "treasure" so far to date is my 1972 DDO 001 cent. I didn't know much about coins at the time and had only been doing it for a few months to help with dealing with stress from work. I've found lots of cool things during my time CRH but this is my absolute favorite :) Sorry for the crap pictures. Someday I will break him out of his 2x2 flip and take better pictures :)
    1972 DDO 001 ObvRev Black.jpg
     
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