Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by JoseRZ, Dec 28, 2008.
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No not by weight. Open the box. any weight will be inconclusive due to the gram variances of the cereal and weight at time of packing as well as likely weight loss after 20 years of it going stale and drying out more.
What are you gonna do, keep a box of cheerios for 40 years, find one day that rats or bugs tore through it and the coins packaging? LOL
The box of cheerios has no real worth, it's surely stale 20 years later, you can open it, take out the cereal and coin and re-close the box for a display if you like. the worth comes in the "unopened box" or "unopened bank roll" routine that preys on people's desire to take a gamble.
My guess is the seller opened the box and re-closed it. an xray should show the metal, whether it's one small cent of the cent and the dollar coin, but you'd really need to know someone that does xrays and willing to play around for free, because xrays aren't cheap.
it was 10 million cents, 5,500 dollars. every 4,400th box contained a certificate redeemable for 100 Golden Dollars (which is probably long expired and no longer valid) In all likelihood it's going to be just a cent in there. 10 million boxes of cents, 7773 chances to find a prize better than a cent. 1 better prize per 1,287 boxes roughly.
Maybe you could sell the box blind for $200. it's most likely got a cent in it and someone went through the trouble to find out the hard way, or,,,, carefully checked and re-glued it shut. Heck in 20 years, the OM glue should have released on it's own, just being real about it.
add-on: Sorry if that Q has been asked...didn't see it...don't always read all the previous posts in RE-POSTS and don't notice the small, light-font fine-print dates or when post dates change from 2008 to 2021.
Obverse appears to have the die polish marker.
Check date of post.
@Richard Famiglietti, you may wish to start your own post, say in the "Coin Chat" forum and get more feed back.
I think the metal detector is the best bet, if you don't wish to open the box for fear of the Pandora effect, otherwise take it to the airport and let them run it through the machine and tell you what they see. Like some others have posted, open the darned box and remove the coin. Good luck and Welcome to CT.
actually good call, airport, government building also.
Yep, did mention it earlier, any decent metal detector would easily differentiate between a cent and a dollar. In fact I would guess it has already been checked at some point!
Only if it's a dollar made of Cheerios!
I’d keep it raw TPG is only going to open it But still going to be cheerios coin
And as Cheech said, if you remove the coin from the card it's on or open that plastic it won't be attributed by a grading company as being a cheerios cent, so it's no longer a "cheerios cent" it's just one of 5.5 billion+ other 2000P cents.
it would fit in a cat scan.
BTW - this is my favorite ever US design
I came across 7 of the dollar coins in original packaging and only 1 of them had the enhanced tail feather. I was surprised to find so many without the enhanced tail feather. If the original poster still has the box it came in they might be able to guess what coin they have based on the BIUB date in the cereal box. The further from the launch date of the promotion the less likely it would be to have the enhanced coin.
I sold one in 2016 for $6k. Hoping for more with my next one.
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