New record for oldest coin found in circulation

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

  1. DukeBedford

    DukeBedford New Member

    I found an 1857 Flying Eagle cent in circulation ... but this was in the 1950s, and Indian Head cents were still turning up fairly regularly back then.
     
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  3. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    I found an 1893? (I think, can't really remember) "V" nickel in my change 2 days ago. It's almost unrecognizable it's so rough. It had a brutal life and saw some stuff, bad stuff.
     
  4. ldhair

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  5. Mark68

    Mark68 Well-Known Member

  6. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    In 2010 I received this coin from a Safeway Store change machine:

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    United States Cent 1912

    The coin was 98 years old at the time.

    :)
     
  7. fullhart

    fullhart Junior Member

    When I first started collecting coins at about 10 years old, my parents worked at convenience stores. One of them gave me a coin I thought at the time was a foreign coin, so I put it in my foreign coin stash. About 10 years ago (when I was 49) I went through those and found it out it is actually a 1851 2 1/2 gold coin. VERY nice surprise!
     
  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Go away, I'm jealous. Just kidding, nice find. Congratulations.
     
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Nice unexpected find. Always fun and exciting to me.
     
  10. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    my experiences with the "take a penny give a penny" cups are usually 1940's or 1950's cents. So I do look cheap I drop in a few extra pennies..
     
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  11. Andrew Snovell

    Andrew Snovell Active Member

  12. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I found a 4.6 g one but couldn’t see the last two digits of the date
     
  13. tibor

    tibor Supporter! Supporter

    Congratulations on your find. I did my share of CRH in the late
    60's- '84. Found thousands of wheaties, a jar full of foreign coins,
    but never anything before 1912-13. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  14. sel w

    sel w Active Member

    nice find roll hunting
     
  15. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    Well it won't let me edit my original post so here's the update. It's an 1891 "V" nickel, not 1893 like I originally posted. I wish it was in better shape but after being circulated for 130 years I guess I'm lucky to even get it in my change. CC_20210614_112840.png CC_20210614_112116.png
     
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  16. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    Good find! I'm never that lucky.
     
  17. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    A few months ago my wife was filling her register at work. Cracked open a roll of cents only to see this beauty staring at her. Keep in mind, my wife is not a coin collector by any stretch of the imagination. However, she has been with me for 40 years. Maybe some of my obsession has rubbed off on her :)

    I present to you my or my wife's, oldest and best circulation find:

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    And for the knockout punch:

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  18. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, @Zako almost forgot. Very nice circulation find. And great keeping watch for those elusive finds.
     
  19. Zako

    Zako Well-Known Member

    Thank you and congrats on the 1909 v.d.b. wheat penny your wife has some very good eyes
     
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  20. iontyre

    iontyre Active Member

    Back in the '70's I got an 1858 FE cent in change from the middle school cafeteria. Had it for many years till one of my sons stupid friends stole my indian cent album while I was on vacation. Probably pawned the thing off for enough money to buy a big mac.
     
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