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    Feb 2012
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    Coin roll hunting

    Like finding a DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

    Picked up seven dime boxes today for this weekend from various branches. In the third box, opened up a roll only to see a very bright unusually sharp edged coin. At first I had thought it could be foreign, looked a little wider than a typical Rosie. Pulled it out, and just like finding a DIAMOND in the rough, it turned out to be a 2007-S SILVER Rosie. I feel sorry that someone opened up a silver proof set only to throw away this dime and any other coins just for the qtr or half. What a pity. I double checked the gram weight at 2.5g which is what a 90% silver is. I'm NOT going to stack this baby with all the other junk silver, but put it in a flip where it should be all along. Enjoy the pics:
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    Turned out to be the ONLY silver in the box.

  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
    Whites, Garrett
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    Very nice! I have never found a modern Silver Proof. The only silver proof I ever found was a 1962 Ben
    PetesPockets55 likes this.
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2019 Totals: Halves: 71 40% 24 90%, Dimes: 6, Quarters: 0

    2019 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 100/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 28, bags 2, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 2, bags 1, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 0, bags 0, CWR 0

    MILES Driven 620

  3. #3
    us
    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

    Jun 2016
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    I must admit to breaking open some proof sets as a kid and spending the coins on candy at the local 7-11. Uuuugh !!! Wish I could go back in time and save those beauties. Congrats....shes a beauty.
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  4. #4
    ca
    Aug 2018
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    Metal Detecting
    ... WHAT How is a 2007 dime silver I thought u.s. dimes are only silver after 1965...
    Back-of-the-boat likes this.
    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

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    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mvgirl View Post
    ... WHAT How is a 2007 dime silver I thought u.s. dimes are only silver after 1965...
    It was part of a proof set.
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    back of the boat

  6. #6
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    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
    California
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    I found a Silver Proof 1976 Half in a roll once that happens to be my oldest Daughters birth year so I gave it to her in a plastic coin case.
    back of the boat

  7. #7
    ca
    Aug 2018
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    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Back-of-the-boat View Post
    It was part of a proof set.
    OK this is gonna sound stupid... but I'm new to the world of coins. What is a proof set? A specially made coin that they sell or something?
    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

  8. #8
    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
    dirtfishing
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    Love when those fat silver proof dimes show up, even the clad proof stick out like a sore thumb.
    “They’ll go over like a Led balloon.”

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mvgirl View Post
    OK this is gonna sound stupid... but I'm new to the world of coins. What is a proof set? A specially made coin that they sell or something?
    Proof sets are made specifically for sale to collectors, they have clad sets and 90% silver sets. They have special care taken when making them and are in hard plastic holders and need to be "cracked out". They do show up
    Mvgirl likes this.
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2019 Totals: Halves: 71 40% 24 90%, Dimes: 6, Quarters: 0

    2019 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 100/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 28, bags 2, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 2, bags 1, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 0, bags 0, CWR 0

    MILES Driven 620

  10. #10
    us
    Mar 2018
    Delaware, The First State
    White's, Technetics, Fisher M, AT Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mvgirl View Post
    OK this is gonna sound stupid... but I'm new to the world of coins. What is a proof set? A specially made coin that they sell or something?
    Proof sets are better than extremely fine condition, better than uncirculated condition, and better than mint condition. They are basically flawless examples, usually encased in a protective container of some sort, and have the highest value for that example of a given year coin. They rarely end up in circulation, usually because some fool took them out of the protective container so they could spend them at face value. This would almost certainly NOT be the guy who bought it originally, so it was likely stolen and spent.
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  11. #11

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    Additionally, proof coins are manufactured from highly polished planchettes, with specially made, highly polished dies. The combination results in an extremely sharp, mirror like finish. The dies obverse and reverse designs may even differ slightly from those for standard business strikes.

    The website for the US Mint should have a better description than a bunch of old farts can cobble together. If you need more information, it might be a good place too look.

    Finally time for coffee.
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  12. #12
    ca
    Aug 2018
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    Metal Detecting
    Oh ok. That's kinda what I thought. So I guess if you found one it would be worth tons. Thanks
    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

  13. #13
    ca
    Aug 2018
    321
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    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by galenrog View Post
    Additionally, proof coins are manufactured from highly polished planchettes, with specially made, highly polished dies. The combination results in an extremely sharp, mirror like finish. The dies obverse and reverse designs may even differ slightly from those for standard business strikes.

    The website for the US Mint should have a better description than a bunch of old farts can cobble together. If you need more information, it might be a good place too look.

    Finally time for coffee.
    OK. So if I found a coin that was a proof and wasn't silver, I would know it was a proof because of its look. But of course the chances of finding one is next to nothing. Ok thanks!
    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

  14. #14
    ca
    Aug 2018
    321
    896 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by galenrog View Post
    Additionally, proof coins are manufactured from highly polished planchettes, with specially made, highly polished dies. The combination results in an extremely sharp, mirror like finish. The dies obverse and reverse designs may even differ slightly from those for standard business strikes.

    The website for the US Mint should have a better description than a bunch of old farts can cobble together. If you need more information, it might be a good place too look.

    Finally time for coffee.
    OK. So if I found a coin that was a proof and wasn't silver, I would know it was a proof because of its look. But of course the chances of finding one is next to nothing. Ok thanks! enjoy your coffee ��
    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

  15. #15
    us
    Feb 2012
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    Mvgirl: if you find a proof in the WILD, you will notice the difference right away. No, they will NOT be worth tons of money only because their condition has been man-handled and marked with minor nicks & dings. Suggest you go on line to see a vid " How U S proof coins are made", or on U-Tube. Also, get yourself a current "U S Coins RED BOOK", to answer nearly all your newbi questions, it will greatly help your way into this hobby.
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