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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008
    St. Augustine, FL
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    $100,000 Find

    I was just reading the recent issue of the Numismatic News, and the headline on the front page reads the same as the thread title. Here is a CRH'er that searches boxes of cents. He's a bit particular by sorting and rolling the copper keepers by year and mintmark. This guy started in 1998 sorting boxes. Eventually, his hoarding got out of hand and he began returning the coppers to the bank. He had already returned $300-$400 worth when a fellow coin club member asked him if he had any remaining rolls of S mints from '68-'74. The inquisitive coin club member sparked this guy's interest and he began looking up errors and varieties and their worth. He ended up searching through his 1969-S rolls this spring. The fourth coin down in the first roll out of 20, he finds the 1969-S DDO#1. This particular error has only 39 examples graded by the two major grading services (PCGS and NGC). The last one that sold at auction in a similar grade sold for $126,500 in 2008.

    Keep searching, you never know what is out there.

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2005
    North Carolina
    White's Prizm IV
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    Re: $100,000 Find

    Quiet DD. I was trying to keep that a secret until I had searched every cent in the U.S.
    HH
    Gilbert
    2014 COIN ROLL HUNTING TOTALS!

    Wheats..27/0
    Buffalos..0/0
    war nickels...0/0
    Silv Dimes...0/0
    Silv Quarters-0/0
    Barbers-0/0
    Walkers-0/0
    Bens-0/0
    Kenn. 90%-0/0
    Kenn. 40%-0/0
    Proof-0/0
    Silv. Proof 0/0
    Commemorative-0/0

  3. #3
    us
    Aug 2009
    ACE 250 (MD) Bare hands (CRH)
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    Re: $100,000 Find

    Hmmm, now you are going to make me start going through my bags and boxes of coppers I have stashed over the past year... this isnt good.
    There is no silver left around here...

  4. #4
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    Dec 2008
    St. Augustine, FL
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    Re: $100,000 Find

    Quote Originally Posted by AGCoinHunter
    Hmmm, now you are going to make me start going through my bags and boxes of coppers I have stashed over the past year... this isnt good.
    Same thing as I thought. Except for me, I have 5 gal. buckets.

    I still like the karma of the story as the "guy" is a 60 year old disabled Vietnam veteran.

  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2009
    ACE 250 (MD) Bare hands (CRH)
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: $100,000 Find

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver_Down
    Quote Originally Posted by AGCoinHunter
    Hmmm, now you are going to make me start going through my bags and boxes of coppers I have stashed over the past year... this isnt good.
    Same thing as I thought. Except for me, I have 5 gal. buckets.

    I still like the karma of the story as the "guy" is a 60 year old disabled Vietnam veteran.
    Yea that is cool he found it. Bet his wife got sick of his hoarding....I know mine is.
    There is no silver left around here...

  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2010
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    Re: $100,000 Find

    Quote Originally Posted by AGCoinHunter
    Hmmm, now you are going to make me start going through my bags and boxes of coppers I have stashed over the past year... this isnt good.
    Very true, could you imagine finding $100K in your drawer? Or better yet, SPENDING that $100K cent and not knowing it? If it was in circulated condition quite a few people handled the cent and didn't have a clue what was going on
    Keep Looking. The Next Hunt Could Be The One.

  7. #7
    us
    Mar 2010
    Colorado Springs CO.
    Bounty Hunter QS
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    Re: $100,000 Find

    thats awesome! wish that would happen 2 me!
    CHAINCHOMP

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2009
    MI
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    Re: $100,000 Find

    You could hit a jackpot coin searching any denomination of coin. Extremely doubtful to find something worth that much, but it happens.
    2012 finds

    40%- 88

    A lot of garage sale gold and silver!

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2009
    U.S.A.
    ACE 250; Lone Star
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    Re: $100,000 Find

    I love to hear stories like this one. Even more so when it involves a veteran.

    apush

 

 

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