Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by GH#75, Aug 14, 2020.
Here's the damage:
And here's the treasure:
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Got a new machine coming in the mail today, can't wait to get out with it.
Possible. I have heard stories of some people stepping out of their car at a certain place every day and throw any pennies they got on the ground. Never made sense to me, why not just toss in a jar. At some point there would be at a minimum lunch money in that jar.
Another possibility is kids playing with them as counters or part of a game simply lost them there. Its like the Army always loses cartridges on firing ranges. They only make you turn in 90% of the expected weight since they count on the privates not being able to find all the shells they shot in the grass.
Maybe it was a contractor or something in your case, had the truck out there to work on the roof or something, or paint the house and dumped his ashtray cents.
I bought a used (small) rock tumbler for about $15 and used it to tumble clean
clad 1¢, 5¢, 10¢ & quarters. I mixed cheap vinegar, salt & white sand along w/ the coins, then tumbling 1-2 hours usually did the trick.
Note: Be sure and tumble the 1 cents by themselves, otherwise your other coins will come out copper colored.
Never had anyone refuse to accept these 'cleaned' coins.
Addendum: Of coarse you would do this ONLY w/ coins you intend on spending & not any that may be collectible.
I actually do have a rock tumbler. I might do that.
They will all be damaged afterwards.
I remember those days. For $.25 I could get a comic book, a fountain drink and a full sized candy bar and still get change back.
There plenty damaged already. And I don't really care because they'll still be worth a cent.
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