What Are The Odds

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Handyman, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Handyman

    Handyman Active Member

    I'm new to CRH and collecting just started getting interested about 4 months ago, Yesterday I was at the convenience store and I asked Linda to sell me a row of cents(penny's).

    When I got home I stuck that roll in my desk not thinking much about the coins, truthfully I been getting bored with CRH.

    Mostly MD and DDD not finding anything of value, any way I decided to open that roll of coins and I couldn't believe my eye's.

    What are the odds of finding all these Indian Head Cents in one roll, (should i buy a lottery ticket today) lol.

    Dont know alot about them other then what I found on the internet so I thought I would share my find.
    Ps. Sorry for the pics best I could do.
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Just... Wow! Had you asked that question blindly, I would have said the odds are nil. What a nice grab!
     
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  4. Handyman

    Handyman Active Member

    Since I really don't have collection yet I figured this might be a good start.
     
  5. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Looks like someone put together a roll for the great American coin hunt, and the roll got set aside until you freed it from its paper restraint ;)

    Nice find!
     
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  6. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    And that was the EXACT REASON for the great American coin hunt :)
     
  7. Handyman

    Handyman Active Member

    Are there any errors I should look for on these coins, from what I have found on the internet I don't believe any of these are key dates.
     
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Great start to a collection indeed!
    Since it was at a convenience store, I feel like it was more likely someone stole grandpa's collection and spent it for a pack of smokes. I still have my doubts about this whole "great" American coin hunt lol.
     
  9. Handyman

    Handyman Active Member

    I'm new so what is this great American coin roll hunt, or are they referring to CRH.
     
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    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

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  11. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    I thought about that too. However, if it was grandpa's coins wouldn't you expect the entire roll to include IHC's or at least all collectibles? Not IHC's interspersed within commons.
     
  12. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    @Handyman what WAS in the rest of the roll?
    @masterswimmer I still don't believe this Great American Coin Hunt really happened haha.
     
  13. Handyman

    Handyman Active Member

    There where several wheats and some from the 60's.
     
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  15. TheCitrusGuy

    TheCitrusGuy Member

    It's possible that these were Grandpa's coins taken for a smoke. These might have been extras/doubles from the collection that were not in a folder. Either way, GREAT find!
     
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  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    What a fantastic find. That is why we Coin Roll Hunt! Yes it gets boring at times but then, WHAM!!! Congrats
     
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  17. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Nice find! It would have been even nicer if there had been an 1877 and a 1909-S.

    Chris
     
  18. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    I can see both scenarios and many more. Whichever the case, they're in your hands now! icon_smile_thumbsup.gif
     
  19. FooFighter

    FooFighter Just a Knucklehead Coin Hunter

    Yea me neither
     
  20. haroldchopmark

    haroldchopmark New Member

    The odds are higher if you live in a small town that has fell on hard times , I hunt half dollar rolls from my local small town bank and find 90% silver once in a while . But that is a great start to any new collection congratulations . Happy hunting .
     
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  21. UncleScroge

    UncleScroge Active Member

    Really cool find!
     
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