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    Nickels & Flea Market revenge

    Well, 3 bags of nickels later, and I have another 1943S to show for it. Thinking I may have used up most of my luck finding those IHPs... Noticed a few more vendors at the flea market when I drove past to the bank, so figured why not, and ran through again. Glutton for punishment I guess. Browsed through the new ones, nothing doin for coins sadly, so went back to the other ones I saw the day before. Found a couple neat ones:
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    Like the history for the French ones, and the other 2 just for their age and the fact that they were only $0.25 each so why not... Worked my way back through to where I had purchased the "Roman" coin the day before, started talking with the vendor since he recognized me. Had a few neat older WWII pieces he was showing off, and some neat old tokens from the depression, all of which were out of my price range, though conveniently "on sale". Then I noticed he had a little box of random coins, so I asked to look through them. Most were Mexican and Canadian, some George VI cents and whatnot, but then one caught my eye. After a little haggling I got 8 coins for about $1 each, including this beauty:

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    Also got this one:
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    Which, upon further investigation: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces4326.html

    Figure between those and the 1814 Rigsbanktegn, I came out ahead on the entire weekend, even factoring in the "Roman" coin I bought. Gotta learn to pick my spots better should I go to more Flea Markets. Also finding that searching through bags is a little boring now, got spoiled after the IHP hits and the Flea Market now...
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    The only flea market still in operation around my area is a still operating drive-in theater. It looks like next Sunday I'm going to have to give them a try.

 

 

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