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  1. #16

    Jan 2007
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    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    I found a 1968 penny underneath the Coinstar at Kroger's last night. Wahooooo!!! The rarest penny of them all! hahaha.

  2. #17
    TreasureTales

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    Is this thread only for Coinstar finds? If so, I have no stories. But if you all will indulge me a story about a coin return on a pay phone, well then I have a story to tell.

    Once upon a time, when I was a starving teller for a local bank, I went to use a pay phone so I could call a rival bank and inquire about a job opening. So I go to the pay phone and scrounge around in my purse for a dime (this was a looooonnnnnggggg time ago, when a local call was just a dime). After making my call and learning that the pay was lower at the rival bank than at my current place of employment, I opened the booth door (phone booths had doors in those days) and turned to walk back to work because my lunch break was about over. As I turned away, something or someone told me to check the coin return (something I used to always do as a young girl). Maybe it was a childhood habit that caused me to check the tray, or maybe it was my guardian angel, or greed -- but I did and was rewarded. There, much to my pleasant surprise, was an entire coin return tray filled with coins. I can only guess that somebody attempted to make a long distance call, got no response on the other end, and left before hearing the sweet jingle of coins dropping into the tray. His/her loss was my gain. If memory serves, I got over $2.00 that day from the coin return. In those days, 2 dollars would buy a couple gallons of gas.

  3. #18

    Dec 2006
    1,813
    2 times

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    Here's my machine-related thread from last week:

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,94869.0.html
    "You can't win if you don't play"

    "Behind every dark cloud is a silver lining"

    "If you're prone to motion sickness, this "roller coaster" hobby may not be for you "

  4. #19
    us
    Feb 2005
    Visalia, CA
    985
    6 times

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    I check the CoinStar machines at the grocery stores I shop at...Found a few bucks so far and 1 silver Roosie dime....

  5. #20
    us
    Dec 2006
    Washington, DC
    297
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    Payphone stories are welcome too! It certainly was memorable, wasn't it?

    Here's some more threads of mine in which a robot gave me money:
    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,94879.0.html
    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,64879.0.html
    RECENT FINDS:
    1943-D steel wheat cent
    2010 Philippines piso
    2007 Mexico 2 pesos
    1992 UK 10 pence
    2009 UK 5 pence
    1994, 2003 UK pennies
    2000, 2001 French 5eurocents
    2002-D German 5eurocents
    2000 Dutch 5eurocents
    2001, 2007 Spanish 5eurocents
    1999 French 2eurocents

  6. #21

    Jan 2007
    1,305
    4 times

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    Neat story, TreasureTales.

  7. #22
    TreasureTales

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    Thank you fiatboy and Cerulean for making me feel welcome here. Alas, if stories were silver dimes, I'd be a very rich old woman. But since they are not, I must content myself with telling tales to those who will listen.

  8. #23
    us
    Mar 2005
    Vegas
    2,524
    28 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    Found more beneath the machine than in it today. Got a clad dime and a Taiwan 1 yuan 1981.
    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny - 1958D (5/9/14)
    Silver - 1928P dime (12/5/11)
    Dollar coin - 2007P (Jefferson) (8/12/13)

  9. #24

    Dec 2006
    1,813
    2 times

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    Probably should have posted this, from yesterday, in the machine find thread................

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,96077.0.html
    "You can't win if you don't play"

    "Behind every dark cloud is a silver lining"

    "If you're prone to motion sickness, this "roller coaster" hobby may not be for you "

  10. #25
    TreasureTales

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    Congrats thurmo, that's a nice haul of free coins. So what are those 40%ers worth these days? Anybody know?

  11. #26

    Jan 2007
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    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    So what are those 40%ers worth these days? Anybody know?
    The 40% halves (1965 to 1970) can be sold for between $1.60 and $1.90 (ideal), depending on who's buying.

  12. #27
    us
    Jan 2007
    ny
    TESORO DeLeon
    180

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    I always check coin returns.I was at my dump bank putting halves into the machine,I checked the return and i got 13 steel pennies!!!1943 I was shocked and my overall best was at the coin machine in another dump bank and I got 4 silver quarters 2 64 63 and a 99 some one broke up a set may be.
    gerald
    Turn your passion for Gold and Silver into income!
    WWW.Shimmeringwealth.com
    2010 CRH Totals  
    Silver Dimes 17
    Silver Quarters 0
    Walkers    2
    Franklins 1
    90%  23
    40% 16

  13. #28
    TreasureTales

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    Quote Originally Posted by fiatboy
    So what are those 40%ers worth these days? Anybody know?
    The 40% halves (1965 to 1970) can be sold for between $1.60 and $1.90 (ideal), depending on who's buying.
    Gee, that sounds pretty good. Thanks for the info.


    Quote Originally Posted by gtlfindings
    I always check coin returns.I was at my dump bank putting halves into the machine,I checked the return and i got 13 steel pennies!!!1943 I was shocked and my overall best was at the coin machine in another dump bank and I got 4 silver quarters 2 64 63 and a 99 some one broke up a set may be.
    That's great!! These are all great stories. More, please.

  14. #29
    us
    Dec 2006
    Washington, DC
    297
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    More magnet finds:

    United States, 1 cent (1943-P)
    Canada, 10 cents (1968, 1988)
    Canada, 25 cents (1975, 2003-P)
    France, 1/2 franc (1974)
    Germany, 5 pfennig (1973)
    Great Britain, 1 penny (1996)
    Jamaica, 25 cents (1996)

    (That '68 dime is nickel, not silver.) These go along well with my roll finds of the day: 1953-P cent, 1957-P cent, 1948-P nickel, 1969-D half

    A good day. All the day's finds are pictured...

    RECENT FINDS:
    1943-D steel wheat cent
    2010 Philippines piso
    2007 Mexico 2 pesos
    1992 UK 10 pence
    2009 UK 5 pence
    1994, 2003 UK pennies
    2000, 2001 French 5eurocents
    2002-D German 5eurocents
    2000 Dutch 5eurocents
    2001, 2007 Spanish 5eurocents
    1999 French 2eurocents

  15. #30

    May 2006
    Pioneer 505
    677
    1 times

    Re: Machine Finds Thread (add your own!)

    What has frustrated me is that I have used Coinstar before and I could see a gold necklace clasp under the perforated metal tray that you lift up, but I couldn't get it. Another time I saw a small silver ear ring in the same spot.
    2008 Silver Half Totals:
    40% Kennedys:   3
    90% Kennedys:   3
    Franklin Halves:  
    Walking Liberty: 
    Barber Halves:    0

 

 
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