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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2011
    Long Island, NY
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    Weekend Garage Sale Find

    I know this isn't CRH per se, but I hit some garage sales for the first time this weekend and found some cool stuff.

    First place I hit some woman tried to sell me some nickel set she bought off the TV with a common date V, dateless buff, a war nick and a regular jefferson for $150. I laughed and walked away.

    Finally found a sale that had coins. It was a moving sale and the coins weren't even out. It was in an upper class neighborhood and the guy was selling some real nice stuff, so I figured what the hell and asked if he had any coins. He wasn't a collector, but said he had some that a client had bartered him for legal work many years ago.

    He brought out a small suitcase filled with pennies, literally THOUSANDS of them (2135 wheats in all) I also saw some foreign, some pennies in coin flips and roosies and mercs mixed in so I was definitely going to buy. He asked what I thought was a fair price, I said without looking at all the coins anything was a shot in the dark, he asked for $100 but I said I was comfortable with $50. We agreed on $60.

    After literally DAYS of sorting through EVERY coin and checking for errors etc. Here are the finds (warning the list is long):

    WHEAT CENTS:
    1910
    1913
    1914x2
    1917
    1918
    1920x5
    1920d
    1920s
    1923x2
    1924
    1925
    1926
    1927x2
    1928x2
    1929x4
    1930x6
    1934x11
    1935x15
    1936x16
    1937x21
    1937s
    1938x13
    1939x25
    1940x71
    1940s
    1941x102
    1941dx2
    1941s
    1942x63
    1942dx3
    1943 (cant see mind marks due to corrosion) x5
    1944x171
    1944dx11
    1944sx3
    1945x146
    1945dx3
    1945s
    1946x139
    1946dx11
    1946sx5
    1947x31
    1947dx9
    1947sx1
    1948x33
    1948dx3
    1949x37
    1949dx3
    1949s
    1950x93
    1950dx11
    1950sx10
    1951x56
    1951dx48
    1951sx3
    1952x64
    1952dx50
    1953x47
    1953dx69
    1953sx2
    1954x13
    1954dx21
    1955x86 (No DDO )
    1955dx30
    1956x137
    1956dx14
    1957x94
    1957dx80
    1958x44
    1958dx64

    SILVER:
    2 roosies
    1 Merc (1941)
    1 1952 Canadian Dime
    2 War Nickels

    MISC:
    1950d Nickel (in flip au/bu)
    1972 Penny ddo type 3
    1925 buffalo
    ? buffalo
    1928 Large English Penny
    1955 Canadian Nickel
    1960 Canadian Nickel


    Once again, I paid $60 for the whole lot.

    I am not super knowledgable about pennies, so do you guys think I did ok or do you think it was a strikeout?

    Thanks and HH!!

  2. #2
    us
    Nov 2010
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    Re: Weekend Garage Sale Find

    Not a strikeout, but not a homerun either. You paid under 3 cents per wheat, and got a little silver in there too. Lets call it a solid single up the middle and an RBI.

    HH

    Nick

  3. #3
    us
    May 2010
    Tennessee
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    Re: Weekend Garage Sale Find

    Quote Originally Posted by CardsNCoins
    Not a strikeout, but not a homerun either. You paid under 3 cents per wheat, and got a little silver in there too. Lets call it a solid single up the middle and an RBI.

    HH

    Nick


    Yeah, not bad. If $60 is gonna hurt you, you probably shouldn't chance it.

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2011
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    Re: Weekend Garage Sale Find

    cool trade regardless!

    Question, does anyone have a list or link to a list of all the "rare" or "valuable" pennies such as DDO's and low mintages etc?

    Thx,
    Bigheed

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2011
    Long Island, NY
    152

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