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  1. #1
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    Jan 2009
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    Did I get skunked or did I get SKUNKED?

    OK,
    I ordered 2 $500 boxes of halves from my bank and 10 boxes of pennies, hoping for SOME 2009s,

    every one of my penny boxes is old, no new 2009's, haven't had a chance to see if there are any treasures in the rolls, that waits for this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed.

    My question is about the halves,
    I don't know what the story is, but EVERY SINGLE ROLL in both boxes contains new, pristine, untouched, shiny, uncirculated Denver 1995 1/2s. What are the chances of that? Did some well meaning person at the mint find some dusty corner from 1995 and decide to clean house? What the H am I going to do with these?

  2. #2
    us
    Anybody else cold? It's freezing here.

    Dec 2008
    Nap Town
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    Re: Did I get skunked or did I get SKUNKED?

    If I were you, I'd keep them! That sounds like a great find! That way there are less 95's for me to look at. I hate them.

    Oldest Coin YTD - 1892 Columbian Commemorative Half Dollar

  3. #3
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    us
    Dec 2008
    St. Augustine, FL
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    Re: Did I get skunked or did I get SKUNKED?

    The Fed has unleashed the supply from 1995. I've seen tons of them.

  4. #4
    us
    Mar 2009
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    Re: Did I get skunked or did I get SKUNKED?

    I have seen tons of 1997 D as well.

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    Re: Did I get skunked or did I get SKUNKED?

    I have seen tones of them to.
    I think every state has them showing up now.

  6. #6

    Mar 2008
    Chicago IL
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    Re: Did I get skunked or did I get SKUNKED?

    Yea same here I have seen tons of 1995's...
    Come check out my MD'ing videos:
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  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2009
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    Re: Did I get skunked or did I get SKUNKED?

    Update I went to my coin club monthly meeting last night and took 20 rolls of those 1995 halves, sold 10 at $15 and the rest for $13.

    I have made it thru 2 boxes of pennies and pulled 56 wheaties, and am filling a wooden trunk with pre 1982s for copper content.

    10 Canadian pennies and 1 Canadian anniversary penny, hadn't seen that one before!


  8. #8
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    Jan 2008
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    Re: Did I get skunked or did I get SKUNKED?

    This is purely a guess, but I'm guessing that the glut of 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2000 halves were resonsible for the Mint's discontinuance of shipping halves in 2001.

    I've often found pockets of almost pure UNC of these four years.

    A word to the wise, when I went through them, they were not necessarily pure. I would often find 2 to 5 old halves mixed in with the box.

    I did luck out with the 1997 ones though as I found well over a dozen that were struck through scrap copper (looked like the copper was scraped off the edge of a previous planchet by the collar die, then landed on the face of the coins I found).

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    Re: Did I get skunked or did I get SKUNKED?

    I see tons of 95Ps over here in the SouthEast. For a while I saved them, not I just toss em.
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