Walking Liberty Hunt--$150 Face

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mkm5, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Got a few hundred Walkers to search through, should be fun! IMG_20210117_193800.jpg IMG_20210117_193939.jpg
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  3. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Wow! Show us your finds when you finish!

    Where did you buy them? LCS?
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  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Are you sure only walkers? don't know if its just me but I see some franklins in there good luck.
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  5. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Got these from a small jewelry shop in town, saved them from melt!

    I'll start sorting by decade, then year.
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  6. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Yep, there's a few Franklin's in there, I bought everything he had.
  7. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Good luck, let us know what happens.
  8. MIGuy

    MIGuy Supporter! Supporter

    Great idea! Do you mind sharing what prompted you and how you made a deal?
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  9. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    During the coin shortage i couldn't get very many halves from the bank for CRH, so I started checking out pawn shops and jewelry stores in addition to my LCS for silver cherry picking.

    I found a jeweler who gets silver coins in from time to time so I usually make the rounds once a week to see what I can find.

    Price is usually $2 cheaper than LCS per dollar face.
  10. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    I've thought about asking jewelry stores for silver coins but I never have before. I think I will next time I am by one. I doubt they search them for key dates/errors but maybe a person before them did... Did you find anything good?
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  11. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Well, there were a bunch of Franklins in the pile:

    Franklin's 103
    Walker 1940s 164
    Walker 1930s. 29
    Walker 1920s. 2
    Walker pre-20. 4
    Barber 2 IMG_20210118_143645.jpg
  12. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Try the mom and pop jewelry stores, or cash for gold/silver places.
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  14. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Nice barbers are they O's
  15. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I saw one of 'em.

    I, too, would be interested in knowing where one can find "a few hundred Walkers."
  16. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    I don't see any mint marks on the teens and 20s Walkers.
  17. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    1899 O Barber
  18. AustinJ0324

    AustinJ0324 Member

    Wow! Awesome finds. How much was the bag?
  19. AustinJ0324

    AustinJ0324 Member

    I was at a local jewelry shop today as well and came away with 4 silver quarters for $20.

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  20. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

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  21. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Ladies and gentlemen, may I present: the closest thing you'll ever find to an actual UNSEARCHED LOT. If the jeweler isn't even sorting them out according to type, it's highly unlikely the jeweler is picking out keys.

    In fact, I'd submit that lots like these are probably better in the long run than "unsearched lots" from old change -- because some of the inherited (or, let's admit the possibility, stolen) lots that get turned in will be from collectors who did pick out better dates. It's like one lot of culls that I bought from a jeweler on eBay -- it was the saddest lot of corroded, rusted, holed, or gnawed coins you'd ever hope to see, but among them were a green 1931-S cent, a brown-and-red 1912-S nickel, and a holed, engraved, and worn proof Trade Dollar. One man's trash...
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