Jul 09, 2012, 11:54 AM
some old coins
Not an avid collector, bit I found these in over the years. The 1919 penny kinda blows my mind to sit and think about how many hands and what that coin might of seen. All of these except the dollar were found in my pocket at one time or another over the years. Easy hunting, I guess. The pile on the right are all pre-1969. Anything special I should check for?
Jul 09, 2012, 12:15 PM
There is nothing special about pre-1969 coins. However, Kennedy halves made between 1965 and 1970 are 40% silver. Pre-1965 dimes, quarters and halves contain 90% silver. I found a 1919 penny this weekend as a matter of fact. I have found more 1919's than any other teens penny. Tell us more about the coins.
"Hello from deep within the copper mines of Western Kentucky."
"Keep your hands off of my stack."
Jul 09, 2012, 12:30 PM
You should check some of the pre-1969 for errors and wheat cents. What is that thing above the quarters?
1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.
Originally Posted by Edmund Burke
Jul 09, 2012, 12:48 PM
Ha! Heads-I win, tails-you lose coin. Found it in my sons piggy bank(he's 3), I really need to pay more attention to who he's hanging around with!
Jul 09, 2012, 12:55 PM
Thanks usand, the quarters are 1946 & 1964, the two pennies at top are 1919 and 1937, bottom left are wheats 1947 - 1957, earliest of the big pile is 1952. Thanks for the feedback guys, I got a garrett gta 400, bit never used it...I m more into prospecting, but is that a good coin finder?
Jul 18, 2012, 11:41 PM
That is a good find. Anything old has its own history on them. I think you should keep it.
Originally Posted by 419GottaMinute
Jul 19, 2012, 12:01 AM
Nice finds...Stop by my page & take a look @ my coin finds with the oldest being 1861.
Found with the Ace250 & now with the Fisher F70.
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