What bulk coinage do you own

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    Been collecting for 5 years , not just one year. But have to admit I'd rather have silver stash than unbacked currency, got a bad feeling about this world conflict all over.
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  3. Amos 811

    Amos 811 DisMember

    me2, and I think it would be easier to trade some copper rather then a puck for a loaf of bread....


    Yeh your right I have some Wheaties but to lazy to look through them ,maybe start picking up some mercs,& rosies for small barter. Silver is really dirt cheap now. and a silver dime may by a loaf of bread and can of soup.
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  5. onecenter

    onecenter Member

    Wheat cents, Jefferson Nickels, Canadian cents, nickels and dimes, all pulled from circulation over the past 49 years.
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  6. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

    Not really. Back in the late 1970s when I first started collecting halves by Overton die marriage it was "common knowledge" there were too many 1827 marriages that resembled each other to the point that "No one can do that year." 40 years later and they are correct; I still need 3 marriages and 2 die states (none of which I will ever own short of a very large cherry tree falling on my head), but I still can't seem to pass up many 1827s.

  7. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    My current bulk pile is foreign junk silver coins. It's fun and can be a way to get silver coins for a fraction of silver value from unknowing or uncaring sellers.

    It's more interesting than a big pile of silver Roosevelts and Washingtons
  8. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Yes, you are correct, Sir !!
    That's exactly why I buy so many foreign silver coins than American ones.
  9. carly

    carly Member

    I have 187 rolls of Lincoln cents, all BU. Plus 5 rolls of single-year proofs that someone put together. I think I have a few rolls of single-year circulated (I know 1926 is one) but I really prefer the BU rolls.
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  10. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Do you just keep them as rolls or do you go through them?Were they put together in rolls as a means of storing/saving?
  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I've always got several hundred if not a few thousand bulk World coins lying around.

    Now, all you folks who think you have a big hoard need to look at this and weep. That dude outdoes everybody!

    (Keep scrolling through that thread. The pictures get crazier and crazier. I love it.)
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  12. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    It was so....incredible....I couldn't finish the entire thread.

    And I was thinking about starting to post pix of my stuff but after seeing that, I thought, why embarrass myself.
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I have 2 unopened $50.00 buckets of 1982 cents, that's 10,000 cents. Also have 25,000 copper cents and over 50,000 wheat cents, all unsearched by me. Not to mention over 1500 silver dollars.

    Yes, I'm like Fort Knox and I have my personal arsenal, all for security and protection.
  14. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

    You can hire me to protect your stuff. I can also "audit" your coins, you know, to make sure its all there.
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    My wife doesn't touch my coins and the last person to do is now called stubby.
  16. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years Supporter

    A few years back I decided to get rid of most of my bulk coins; about 1000 IHC, 10000 wheat Lincolns, 20 rolls of buffalo nickels, and some common silver. I'm left with many thousand pre 1982 memorial Lincolns in case copper becomes valuable (in my dreams). Now that I'm retired I'm concentrating on quality/rarity over quantity.
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  17. John Johnson

    John Johnson Well-Known Member

    I have over 1,000 wheat cents. I used to buy them by the roll many years ago. I haven't done that in many years, but I still have all of them.

    I also have an old cookie can full of foreign (nonAmerican) coins and tokens that I've picked up here and there or when travelling. There are more than 1,000 coins in there, but I doubt there are any of much value.
  18. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I have a coffee can filled with wheat cents (21) pounds. 200 Kennedy halves that I am going through now. Maybe if we get snowed in I'll start to sort the cents by decades
  19. The Fonz

    The Fonz In God We Trust - All Others Pay Cash

    Nothing interesting. Somewhere along the line, I somehow ended up with a few hundred Australian 1 and 2 cent coins from the 1980's.

    Maybe I'll just go bury them in the woods somewhere just to mess with a metal detectorist in fifty years. They'll wonder how something like that ended up in the backwoods of Louisiana. (and why?)
  20. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I have several unopened mint rolls of quarters and Kennedy halves, along with a bag of 1983 halves from the mint. I don't know if I'll go through them or sell them.
  21. carly

    carly Member

    The rolls that I received in plastic tubes I've mostly gone through, but a lot of the OBW ones are still intact. My original plan was to go through the roll, pull out the best for my collection and then sell the rest.

    But, alas, I'm more of an accumulator than a collector so there they sit.
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