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    Most unusual RARE find in box of dimes

    Friday nite I was into my second box of dimes for the evening, of which only had 1-Rosie, but near the end (roll #47), a very worn down rim and quite dirty looking coin showed up. Since I date check all my dimes , whereas in this case if I had only rim checked for the WHITE silver I would never has caught this FANTASTIC find. Pulled the coin, reverse first, and noticed three roman numeral ones, as (III). Thinking, ol well a foreign coin mixed in with the dimes. Turned it over to the obverse(heads), an saw United States of America, dated 1873. Yes guys, 1873 (curled 3 according to Red Book). 1873, three cent piece ( nickel variety)(not the silver predecessor ). Condition of coin a little less than Good, but still very readable, with some dark brown staining in the lower recesses of the coin. I would never expected something like this in a million boxes. To say the least, a Barber dime would be the oldest variety that i would expect. The coin is the same size as a regular dime, but weight is a little less. If I remember correctly (red book) mintage is 310,000 only., value for Good at $18, but I'm keeping this baby. I have a few other 3-cent pieces (both silver & nickel versions), along with several other TYPE coins in the early to mid & late 1800. I'm still excited & shaking about this find. As my wife says "it's just another coin isn't it?". Not to me. To me, it feels like a BANNER fine. I'm going to show obv & rev pics from my I-pod, not the best, but I know some of you guys need proof. So here goes. If they don't show up, I'll send under a separate thread.

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    MOST UNUSUAL INDEED. NICE FINDS.
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    Your logic is completely insane.
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    Pics: going to send one at a time,
    First two in palm of hand.
    Second two on black velvet.
    iPod keeps timing out, trying again.
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    Found an 1863 nickel III cent earlier this year in a bag. Pretty neat.

    If it wasn't worth so much I'd try and spend it and watch someone scratch their heads.
    "The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins." Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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    usually a pic is worth 1000 words, but these aren't even worth a couple. I'm sorry, but this camera is junk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50cent View Post
    usually a pic is worth 1000 words, but these aren't even worth a couple. I'm sorry, but this camera is junk.
    Your a rather rude guy. Some people don't feel the need to go out of their way to post that.
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    Wow man! Thats a crazy find. Too bad you had to pay over 3x face value for it.... JK lol. Those are the moments i chase. CRHing doesnt always pay off, but moments like that are priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24k dreams View Post
    Your a rather rude guy. Some people don't feel the need to go out of their way to post that.
    Actually, I congratulated the OP on his finds AND liked his post.

    I gave some criticism, this is the real world. There's no point of him wasting his own time getting this camera out, positioning the coins and trying to get a picture if this is the end result. The problem is not how he takes the picture nor is he a bad photograph: the fact is his camera is either a really old phone camera or an even older digital camera.

    Photograph advice:
    Enable Macro mode if it has it, if it doesn't have a macromode, buy a new camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreasurePirate69 View Post
    Your logic is completely insane.
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    This place is supposed to be Fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50cent View Post
    Actually, I congratulated the OP on his finds AND liked his post. I gave some criticism, this is the real world. There's no point of him wasting his own time getting this camera out, positioning the coins and trying to get a picture if this is the end result. The problem is not how he takes the picture nor is he a bad photograph: the fact is his camera is either a really old phone camera or an even older digital camera. Photograph advice: Enable Macro mode if it has it, if it doesn't have a macromode, buy a new camera.
    The point of my comment was that he identified that fact the camera didn't have the best picture but he wanted to provide proof for anyone who doubted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24k dreams View Post
    The point of my comment was that he identified that fact the camera didn't have the best picture but he wanted to provide proof for anyone who doubted.
    i hate doubters
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    Your logic is completely insane.
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    This place is supposed to be Fun.

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    A neat find indeed; however, it isn't worth a banner.
    Congratulations!
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

 

 
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