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    "I'm a coin collector"..... (Updated 6/5 with pic!!)

    Hey Hey,

    I was dumping my latest two boxes last Thursday when a woman asked what I was doing with all of those coins. I explained:

    "I'm a coin collector."

    She told me she had a bunch of old coins at home that she has no use for. I asked if she would be interested in selling them. She said "yes". I gave her my cell number and asked her to call me.

    Now this is the third time someone said they had "old coins". Neither person called me back.

    I turned my cell phone on after work this evening and I had a new voicemail. It was the woman from the bank and she said she found the coins and wanted to know if I would like to stop over tomorrow. I called her back and we're going to try to meet up tomorrow after work.

    I'll let you know if I buy them.

    H$H!!
    TGB
    Last edited by tallguybry; Jun 05, 2012 at 09:57 PM. Reason: Spelling is not my strong point.....
    CoinFetcher and leprechaun like this.
    2014 CRH Half Dollar Totals
    Updated 1/1/14

    Skunks: 0 - Keepers: 0 - Total Searched: 0

    90%
    Barber: 0 - Walkers: 0 - Bens: 0 - Kens: 0

    40%
    Kens: 0 - 1776-1976: 0


    Best Metal Detecting Find for 2014
    None, yet.

    Best Garage Sale Find for 2014
    None, yet.

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  3. #2
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    cooper36

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    Now this is the third time someone said they had "old coins". Neither person called me back.

    Get their number next time.
    Good luck on the silver!!!!
    Last edited by cooper36; Jun 04, 2012 at 08:31 PM.

  4. #3
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    Dec 2011
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    You better take your wife with you... Or you and your coins might be sleeping in a hotel. Lol
    I hunt silver, all day errrrr day

  5. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by conleytheking View Post
    You better take your wife with you... Or you and your coins might be sleeping in a hotel. Lol
    LOL! Have no fear, I have blessings from the boss!

    H$H!!
    TGB
    2014 CRH Half Dollar Totals
    Updated 1/1/14

    Skunks: 0 - Keepers: 0 - Total Searched: 0

    90%
    Barber: 0 - Walkers: 0 - Bens: 0 - Kens: 0

    40%
    Kens: 0 - 1776-1976: 0


    Best Metal Detecting Find for 2014
    None, yet.

    Best Garage Sale Find for 2014
    None, yet.

  6. #5
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    Good luck. Hopefully she has a boat load of uncirculated Morgan CC
    Totals:
    Amount Searched as of 05/7/13 - $24,087.50

    90% Kennedy - x15
    40% Kennedy - x44
    Franklin - x10
    Walker - x6
    Roosevelt - x38
    Mercury - x3
    War Nickel - x4
    Buffalo Nickel - x4



    = 1 New CRH Find

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    let us know!!!!!

  8. #7
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    I had the same scenario happen to me last week. I'll be seeing what the lead teller has for me tomorrow!

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    R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.

    Feb 2011
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    good luck, and a little advise, try not to underbid on her coins too much, I think 15x face seems alright, my personal opinion of course.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloBoy View Post
    good luck, and a little advise, try not to underbid on her coins too much, I think 15x face seems alright, my personal opinion of course.
    I was thinking 10 to 15 times face myself....
    2014 CRH Half Dollar Totals
    Updated 1/1/14

    Skunks: 0 - Keepers: 0 - Total Searched: 0

    90%
    Barber: 0 - Walkers: 0 - Bens: 0 - Kens: 0

    40%
    Kens: 0 - 1776-1976: 0


    Best Metal Detecting Find for 2014
    None, yet.

    Best Garage Sale Find for 2014
    None, yet.

  11. #10
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    R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.

    Feb 2011
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    best of luck, I think you'll score a few goodies, after all, the teller sees most of the coins before you do!
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

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    I went to dump some pennies this mornin' and the teller asked me if I was interested in some silver coins. I ended up buying five dimes, a quarter, a '64 half and a '67 half. This is the second time we have done this. Her son repairs vending machines and has some silver to sell as well. I pay 80% of melt.
    "Hello from deep within the copper mines of Western Kentucky."

    "Keep your hands off of my stack."

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    Mangling rolls since '09

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    I know a teller that's looking to sell and/or consign over $100 face in 90% silver to me. Talking to her again this Friday, hopefully this works out well, I could use the extra cash.

  14. #13
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    Good luck coin hunting I'm sure you'll find some good coins,maybe even gold ones.Happy hunting.

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    Hey Hey!!

    Well, I picked up this group of coins for $80:

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    Row 1 (L to R)

    1. 1902-O Morgan Silver Dollar (90% Silver)
    2. 1858-O Seated Liberty Half (90% Silver)
    3. 1893 Colombian Exposition Half (90% Silver)
    4. 1945-D Walking Liberty Half (90% Silver)
    5. 1856 Seated Liberty Quarter (90% Silver)
    6. 1891-S Seated Liberty Quarter (90% Silver)
    7. 1891-S Seated Liberty Quarter (90% Silver)

    Row 2 (L to R)
    1. 1901 France 50 Centimes (83.5% Silver)
    2. 1943 Great Britain Sixpence (50% Silver)

    Row 3 (L to R)
    1-3. Shield Nickels (there is a faint date showing on one)
    4. Unknown date Buffalo Nickel

    Row 4 (L to R)
    1. 1793 Bermuda Penny
    2. 1901-02 South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition Medalet (same size as a penny)

    Row 5
    1. 1994 Off Center Penny

    Row 6

    1-14. Misc "Funny Money"

    The woman's Mom used to work at a bank. I'm pretty happy with my purchase. I plan on keeping the silver and eBay'ing the rest.

    Enjoy!

    H$H!!
    TGB
    Last edited by tallguybry; Jun 05, 2012 at 10:24 PM.
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    2014 CRH Half Dollar Totals
    Updated 1/1/14

    Skunks: 0 - Keepers: 0 - Total Searched: 0

    90%
    Barber: 0 - Walkers: 0 - Bens: 0 - Kens: 0

    40%
    Kens: 0 - 1776-1976: 0


    Best Metal Detecting Find for 2014
    None, yet.

    Best Garage Sale Find for 2014
    None, yet.

  16. #15
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    WOW! Nice score! There are some goodies there for sure!

  17. #16
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    wow look at all that seated, fantastic!

  18. #17
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    Apr 2012
    East Coast
    710
    129 times
    US Coins
    Nice!!! Love that Morgan Dollar!
    Totals:
    Amount Searched as of 05/7/13 - $24,087.50

    90% Kennedy - x15
    40% Kennedy - x44
    Franklin - x10
    Walker - x6
    Roosevelt - x38
    Mercury - x3
    War Nickel - x4
    Buffalo Nickel - x4



    = 1 New CRH Find

  19. #18

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    Those are some down right beautiful coins!! Well done!!

  20. #19
    us
    Apr 2012
    East Coast
    710
    129 times
    US Coins
    I'm just jealous looking at all those Seated Liberty coins. I only get dirty/confused looks whenever I tell someone that I'm a collector.
    Totals:
    Amount Searched as of 05/7/13 - $24,087.50

    90% Kennedy - x15
    40% Kennedy - x44
    Franklin - x10
    Walker - x6
    Roosevelt - x38
    Mercury - x3
    War Nickel - x4
    Buffalo Nickel - x4



    = 1 New CRH Find

  21. #20
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    May 2012
    Kentucky
    172
    24 times
    CRH
    That's awesome! Great find!
    2012 Half Dollar CRH Totals
    (Beginning May 2012)
    Amount Searched: $6516.00

    Found:
    '64-'70: 156
    1964: 4
    Bennys: 3
    Walkers: 0
    Clad Proofs: 4
    Silver Proofs: 0

 

 
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