Nice proof and silver proof find!

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Beardigger, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Got a call from work Saturday because they thought they had 4 rolls of counterfeit quarters. So I went down and bought the offending rolls, and they turned out to be collection dump. In the 4 rolls there were 42 proofs and 31 silver proofs. The rest were uncirculated coins ranging from the late 60’s thru the 90’s! Posted more details in the coin roll hunting thread. But wanted to share here too.

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  3. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow has not found anything even close to this treasure. How does one get such luck?
     
  4. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    I attribute it to unfamiliar co-workers. They got the rolls from the bank, and noticed they were different and thought they were counterfeit. Knowing I collect coins they called me and asked me what to do. I told them to set them aside and I would come check them out.
    The bank took in the rolls, from somebody and just sold them. Being they had to be broken out of Proof sets, I suspect they probably have the rest of the coinage too Nickels, dimes , pennies and half dollars I'm going there first thing Monday morning and check it out.
     
  5. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    Who would be nuts to break open proof sets and turn them in or spend them? Stolen ?
     
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  6. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    One word. DRUGS.
     
  7. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Or inherited without instructions.
     
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  8. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Maybe grandpa broke them out for some reason. I would think if you stole a mint set of Silver Proofs.....you would know they would be worth more the face value. But who knows. I was shocked when silver proofs started coming out of those rolls.
     
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  9. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    I suppose they could have been statehood quarter silver proof sets.......but there were 8 Silver Proof eaglebacks too. The earliest was 1968.....and a bi-centennial.
     
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  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    But you might also know that fancy-pack coins would be more likely to raise questions, and realize that those packs pop open really easily, and the coins inside spend just like any other. And if you're actually the one who did the stealing, you've already demonstrated a certain lack of judgement...
     
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  11. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Did you mean 1998? The only silver US coins struck in 1968 were the half dollars, in 40%. Some (but not all) Bicentennial proof quarters were struck in 40% as well.
     
  12. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    To the hunt!
     
  13. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Yes....My bad. There are 2 Bicentennial Silver and the other eaglebacks are from the mid 90's. The Bicentennials have the silver looking edge. so they are only 40%? The regular proofs go back to the 60's.
     
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  14. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    WOW, did you get lucky with that! I love when people share stories like this! It keeps the masses hunting for those treasurers! Thanks for the pics!
     
  15. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Those coins were obviously stolen. Someone cashed them in not knowing anything about coins and their values.
     
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  16. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

  17. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Or, again, inherited, or found in a cleanup.
     
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  18. slackaction1

    slackaction1 Supporter! Supporter

    Glad that bank don't do my checking & saving acccount.
     
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  19. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Really? I'd be in there requesting cash daily if they had mine...
     
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  20. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years Supporter

    I never get lucky, and don't even get me started on my love life!
     
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  21. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    They are mine, give them back. Okay, please.
     
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