Recent find at gas station

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Corn Man, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Corn Man

    Corn Man Active Member

    Was getting gas and I always ask when im paying has anyone payed with dollar coins ,halves , or any older bills. The cashier said I have a george washington half dollar someone spent. Got a 1982 comemerative half for 50 cents at a gas station.

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  4. Seattlite86

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  5. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Cool pickup. I don’t ever remember seeing that one actually
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  6. Corn Man

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    Yeah were made for 250th year celebration of washingtons birth and was made in 1982 also first coin to be 90 percent silver since 1964 if my red book in correct
  7. ripple

    ripple Active Member

    Nice find, I’ve put this on my collection list. Thanks for posting.
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  8. Congratulations! I've collected a few of these D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarters in pristine condition from my local fuel station. I examine my tips from work too, which is how I've found some unique errors. Wish I would have started doing this back when I was a waitress.
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  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I've got to start visiting gas stations! :hilarious:
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    This is one I sent to NGC
    1982 a.JPG 1982 b.JPG
  11. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Actually it is the first "modern" commemorative.
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  12. Corn Man

    Corn Man Active Member

    I was talking to the cashier and somebody bought a black n Mild with the commemorative.
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nice find! You did well!
  14. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Interesting I don’t pay that much attention to modern commemoratives but this one slipped under my radar
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  15. Corn Man

    Corn Man Active Member

    Yeah I forgot about it then remembered it when the cashier mentioned George Washington Half
  16. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Looks to still be in nice condition too.
  17. Corn Man

    Corn Man Active Member

    yeah only light scratches on the finish was only cause the cashier put it in with the dollar coins in her till. After I cleaned the smudges and fingerprints
    still is MS 60+
  18. Packrat

    Packrat Active Member

    They were made in proof and uncirculated.
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  19. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    I always thought George's head was too small for his body on this design.
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  20. Corn Man

    Corn Man Active Member

    Yeah needs to be a little bit bigger
  21. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    I think probably the idea was to convey the perspective of looking way up to Washington on his horse, with the lower parts closer to the viewer and therefore larger. The artist failed in this, however, leaving the impression of a man with a shrunken head.
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