Real Cherrios Cents

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You can't argue with the original packaging that's on them. Got all 3 at the same time and for a buck each. IMG_4854.JPG IMG_4855.JPG IMG_4856.JPG
     
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  3. AmishJedi

    AmishJedi Well-Known Member

    Were these really put inside cereal boxes? That's pretty cool.
     
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  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    yup the ones in the original packaging are going for a premium these days because so many people just took em out and spent them there history now specifically coin history.
     
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  5. AmishJedi

    AmishJedi Well-Known Member

    Wow - look at what they are going for on eBay right now in high-MS graded:

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    Cool finds!
     
  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I had one and spent it a long time ago. :arghh:
     
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  7. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    Is there anything to distinguish a Cheerios cent out of the package?
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes, it was a promotion for General Mills. It was hard to find a box of Cherrios on the shelf at the time.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Bet you're sorry now.
     
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  10. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Yea, you bet . I'm not telling the Wife though . Shhhh. :hilarious:
     
  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    If you take it out of the package, it's nothing. (1 cent)
    I had one of these for years. (GF ate the cereal). But when I finally fished it out
    the coin pack was empty. I must have given up and cracked it out.
     
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  13. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    There may be a chance I still have mine in the basement . Anyone want to help find it ? Like a treasure hunt .:)
     
  14. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Mine set me back a buck as well! Polish_20210110_191119183.jpg
     
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  15. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    But if you let a TPG take it out you can point at the label, and it's worth more than 1 cent.
     
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  16. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    By the time I get a chance to find mine in the whole basement, the bubble will burst and people will realize that it's just one cent . :jawdrop:
     
  17. serdogthehound

    serdogthehound Well-Known Member

    certified they are $7-$9 minimum with an MS68 RD selling for a couple of grand last year
     
  18. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    I don't remember how much my box of cereal cost me but I'm sure it was more than a buck when I got mine. But I also got the cereal.
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  19. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Does anyone know when these became so popular and do you think the " Bubble will burst" and they will be worth only a Cent ? :bookworm:
     
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  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not with the Cents. Once you remove it from the packaging it's just a one cent coin. If a TPG removes it you can refer to the label on the slab.
     
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  21. UncleScroge

    UncleScroge Well-Known Member

    The bubble may never burst. P. T. Barnum was known for the phrase "There's a sucker born every minute"
     
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