Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Vertigo, Apr 10, 2021.
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Great pictures though.
Thanks they were quick takes. The coin is real nice for a circulating one. I think it was hoarded a long time and recently spent.
I feel like a lot of bicentennial coins were hoarded.
Ugh, cant tell you how many coins I've found with this exact mark on them from the coin rolling machine (mostly pennies for some reason),
Sometimes it's a whole circle, not just part of one...
the wrapping machine damage is what it is, but there's some very intentional scraping on this coin (reverse circled in red) obverse, top of washingtons head/hair.
this is a shame nobody recognized it sooner and took care of it. this would have been one of the better strikes and a possible candidate for MS68 had it not been abused and found sooner.
You are correct. My mother was one of them who hoarded them. 16 1 pound coffee cans worth to be exact, starting in around 1984 to about 1987/88. Then she woke up one day and realized they wouldn't be worth more than face value so she turned them all into the bank for paper currency. Bought a base optioned Camaro with the money.
Maybe those marks are stains or chemical corrosion of some type that ate into the material.
I've been seeing them all day, every day, which stinks. I try to check every one. I know they're rare in circulation, but a few of those babies are silver, lol.
Well the silver ones are indeed rare. But on average I get the regular non-silver one at least once every week in my daily coin change. I do have a handful that I have put aside because they are in really great condition. I get so many perhaps because I wash my vehicles at the self-serve carwash a few times per week and most I get come out of the quarter change machine.
As i child, i always loved the bicentennial quarters, so i kept every one i got in change in a separate bag. I have hundreds, at this point. I'll look eventually, and roll them. Nothing special, I'm sure, lol.
Big job rolling them by hand if you accumulate a large quantity. It took my mother about three months to roll all the ones she had in those used coffee cans. She worked on it between 2 and 4 hours daily until they were all rolled. After every rolling session, her fingers were dirty like she had just handled a load of mesquite charcoal.
I've rolled before, you're mother is a tough cookie! Kicks my butt every time.
I have found 2 or 3 silver bicentennials in circulation. That is over the span of almost a decade searching and probably well over $250,000 searched.
That's my new goal. I saw at least 50 today, obviously none silver. By this time next year, i hope to find one in circulation.
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