New record for oldest coin found in circulation

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Zako, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. Zako

    Zako Well-Known Member

    So today at work I was refilling the pennies opening up a couple rolls into the cash register and this little beauty happen to be in one of the rolls so I pulled a modern penny out of my pocket and exchanged it out
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  3. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

  4. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member

    Nope. I found a 1901 nickel. I was blown away. I'll post a pic of it tomorrow. Great find though!
  5. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Nice :)
    It's been awhile since I've found an IHC.
    The oldest I've found was a really crusty 1879.
    Any day you find an IHC is a good day.
  7. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    I think he is talking about a person record ;)
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  8. Zako

    Zako Well-Known Member

    Thank you everyone I'm still amazed that I found it. I find it utterly insane that you can still find coins that are over 100 years old still in circulation
  9. Zako

    Zako Well-Known Member

    And it is a personal record my last oldest coin i found in circulation was a 1917 wheat penny which at the time was 102 years old when I got it
  10. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    Impressive! I would have scooped that straight up if that was in my register.
  11. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Personal record is 1929 Lincoln from a “take a penny leave a penny” tray. I was 8 or 9 and I admit I did not leave a penny.
  12. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    i found a 1914 wheat penny in change this year making that my oldest change find
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  13. Zako

    Zako Well-Known Member

    You know with the change shortage going on i think we're all gonna find some incredibly old coins in change rolls cause I've noticed that there has been an uptick in old coins I've exchanged for at work
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  14. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Before this it was an 09 wheatie. 20210419_202534.jpg 20210419_202539.jpg
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  15. Antonius Britannia

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  16. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I exchange coins from those all the time.:D
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  17. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member

    Oops, lol. You mean it's not all about me?
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  18. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Well keep your eyes opened as you are obviously already doing. I think that it happens more often that you think. Often times when grandma passes the change she set aside in her jewelry box tends to get rolled and deposited. I have a buddy at the bank that I offered once to purchase any odd coins that came her way. I never received any though. All I did was turn her into a coin collector!
  19. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

  20. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    Ha ha!
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  21. Voulgaroktonou

    Voulgaroktonou Well-Known Member

    About 35 years ago someone brought into my office for identification a very worn tetradrachm of the Indo-Greek king Hermaios c. 90–70 BC that he had received as change instead of a quarter from a coffee shop in Cincinnati. He had first taken it to our local Greek church where someone said it was old and very valuable; they suggested he ask my advice so he brought it to me. I dashed his hopes, which were to sell the coin and use the money to buy a new truck. He had imagine it to be worth $10,000. Yes, it was genuine, and yes, it was very, very worn. I told him that at best the coin might retail for $35 (remember, this was 35 years ago). He was crestfallen, but he did better than if he had been given a run-of-the-mill quarter.
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