Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Americanvet63, Aug 3, 2020.
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I am the one who is counterstamping circulating US coins with my initials, DCM. I started doing this in August 2002 to mainly see if I would be getting any of my coins back, but also because it was a fun and diversionary way of tracking coins on a spreadsheet.....how many per date and mint, and when I last saw (counterstamped them).
I don't counterstamp every coin that I get depending on time constraints. I don't stamp NIFC coins and 2009 dimes/nickels. I also don't stamp bicentennial coinage or states/ATB quarters. I've been hot and heavy into this at times and there are other times when I've taken a two or three month break.
Anyway, all coins that I counterstamp are released into circulation from Tucson, Arizona. Probably by this time I've got them circulating elsewhere (I'm aware that one of my quarters made it to Texas). Some JFKs that I've counterstamped have been mentioned on other coin forums but not here to my knowledge. (I've only gotten my own JFKs back from the bank once).
A year or so ago I did get one of my nickels back, but aside from that and the JFKs that I found in rolls, the rest of them are out there somewhere.
OK, about that 140. I serialize Lincoln cents, front-facing Jeffersons, quarters, JFKs, and dollar coins. The 2001D numbered 140 was stamped on 7/15/2003! There are, as I write this, 16,800 Lincoln cents counterstamped, and about 29000 coins total.
Yes, I sometimes have too much time on my hands, but not as much as I used to, now that there's once again a lady in my life.
Anyway.....to the OP.....would you please tell me the city/state that you found this penny in?
And to everyone else......if you see any of my coinage, especially the half dollars, please let me know!
I'll try to answer questions that anyone has about these DCM coins, but I will be on a road trip in a few days and it may be a few days before I get back to you.
Edited by DCM Coins
These are two images of the coins from the guy I posted about above
Paraphrasing Moody Blues, "I know their out there somewhere, somewhere, somewhere..."
You can read the whole thread on coin community forum. He details how many and what denominations he has done so far. He only releases them in Tucson and records the feedback to see how far and wide they travel
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