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  1. #221
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    Re: What's the most valuable coin YOU'VE ever discovered?

    This may be WAY after the fact,(the survey ended in 2004!) but about fifteen years ago when I was still teaching, we got out early from school one day because of snow.
    I hightailed it to my (then) favorite digging spot, the site of an 18th century county seat. Almost as soon as I started to hunt, I got a good signal and dug a small silver coin under about three inches of snow and about five inches of dirt.
    Since I couldn't tell what I had because of the mud, I did the worst possible thing--rubbed the mud off to see what I had. It turned out to be a 1797 half- dime in near perfect condition--that is, except for the tiny hairline scratches I put on it wiping it off.
    I put the coin away for several years, but one day while looking at a recent coin book, I noticed that this one was fairly rare. I decided to have it sent to one of the grading companies and have it slabbed. It came back "almost uncirculated, cleaned (because of the tiny scratches imparted when I rubbed the mud off)
    We advertised the coin on a popular auction website, and it brought ten thousand two hundred dollars!(which went to the landowners minus a finder's fee) This is minus the approximately $1000 rub-the-coin-with-no-water stunt I pulled!


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  3. #222
    us
    Sep 2011
    southern, Maine
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    Re: What's the most valuable coin YOU'VE ever discovered?

    found a 1894 v nickel in xf condition. it was awesome sold it for 200 is worth more but so happy to have the money
    2012 totals
    Wheats (1867)..oldest 1909
    Buffalo Nickels (19)
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    40% half (25)
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  4. #223
    us
    Jan 2010
    New Hampshire
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    Re: What's the most valuable coin YOU'VE ever discovered?

    Quote Originally Posted by WOODY50
    Well I don't really know about the value of my coins, I guess I have about 200+ old (040-1700) silver coin but only 9 gold ones. Some people, when they find a coin the first thing they do is look up to see how how much it is worth. I don't, that does not interest me. But they say it determins how rare it is, and I can understand that.

    I do have quite a few valuable silver coins, I am sure of that. Most are english coins from the period from 1100-1500. From my gold coins these two are my favorites.

    The first is a Tremissis, from Garoaldus Mainz from 440 AD, the left photo looks like the engraving is inside, actually it is sticking out of the coin (optical illusion)
    The second is an Lucca, Italy.
    Love that Lucca Woody
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition
    www.pinetreeshillings.com

  5. #224
    nl
    Jun 2007
    West Friesland, NL
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    Re: What's the most valuable coin YOU'VE ever discovered?

    Quote Originally Posted by steelheadwill
    Quote Originally Posted by WOODY50
    Well I don't really know about the value of my coins, I guess I have about 200+ old (040-1700) silver coin but only 9 gold ones. Some people, when they find a coin the first thing they do is look up to see how how much it is worth. I don't, that does not interest me. But they say it determins how rare it is, and I can understand that.

    I do have quite a few valuable silver coins, I am sure of that. Most are english coins from the period from 1100-1500. From my gold coins these two are my favorites.

    The first is a Tremissis, from Garoaldus Mainz from 440 AD, the left photo looks like the engraving is inside, actually it is sticking out of the coin (optical illusion)
    The second is an Lucca, Italy.
    Love that Lucca Woody
    Hi SteelHeadWill... Yes it is nice, just what you would like to see for a King. I have never had the chance to look up this coin to see what it is precies, I only know it was minted in Lucca, Italy.
    I found this one just about 4" from the Lucca. Pity it was not in such good shape. It is an Carolvs from 1532.

    BTW Both of these coins were found in an area (dump) in Hoorn, The Netherlands, where many things were found. The dump was discovered by accident by two of us and was from the 14th century.
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  6. #225
    us
    Jan 2010
    New Hampshire
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    Re: What's the most valuable coin YOU'VE ever discovered?

    Two Golds in 4" at a dump
    The bust on the Lucca is lovely and regal, I get my olive oil from Lucca!
    HH to you!
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition
    www.pinetreeshillings.com

  7. #226

    Jul 2006
    The Netherlands
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    Re: What's the most valuable coin YOU'VE ever discovered?

    My most expensive coin has or had to be this gold dukat.
    Sold this one for 18.000 usd.
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  8. #227
    nl
    Jun 2007
    West Friesland, NL
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    Re: What's the most valuable coin YOU'VE ever discovered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frisian prospector
    My most expensive coin has or had to be this gold dukat.
    Sold this one for 18.000 usd.
    Well tell us what it is (was) Frisian. Also the weight and dimenstions. It is a great coin so to see, I am guessing that the sides were made by the mint? Sure made holes in your pockets though!
    West Friesland, Netherlands, www.wf4.nl

  9. #228
    us
    Jan 2012
    Maryland
    White's Coinmaster
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    Re: What's the most valuable coin YOU'VE ever discovered?

    My most valuable coin I have gotten for free is a Polish silver 10000 zlotych (hyperinflation period) commemorative 1987 that is UNC and is worth $40. I got it from my grandfather. My most valuable coin out of a coinstar reject tray is a 1936-D quarter in G-4. It is a semi- key date and worth $15.
    Last edited by sagittarius98; Jun 21, 2012 at 10:26 AM.
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmund Burke
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

  10. #229
    us
    Dec 2006
    Staint Cloud area, Minnesota
    White's DFX
    580
    69 times

    Re: What's the most valuable coin YOU'VE ever discovered?

    Over 3 score yrs ago, I went into a coin shop. On the counter was a bowl full of old quarters........"Take your pick...50 cents each." I looked at a few of the nicer ones and picked 2, not knowing what value they had. They were both Seated Liberty 25c and the dates were 1861 and 1883. The 1883 had a mintage of only 14,400 and is in VF condition.

  11. #230
    us
    Aug 2010
    Wisconsin
    187

    Re: What's the most valuable coin YOU'VE ever discovered?

    My most valuable coin is a 1908-O barber dime in really great shape. I sold it on ebay for $152. I was really surprised when i came home from school one day and it was up to $107 compared to being at $26 the night before!

  12. #231
    ca
    Nov 2010
    Canada
    Garrett A.T. Pro, Garrett GTaX 550
    624
    265 times
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    Re: What's the most valuable coin YOU'VE ever discovered?

    In 2010 I found these 3 coins in the same hole. All three are in great shape, and the 1896 half has an 'S' mint mark making it a semi-key. Probably a $400 to $500 hole...
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  13. #232
    nl
    Jun 2007
    West Friesland, NL
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    Re: What's the most valuable coin YOU'VE ever discovered?

    I am guessing now that the most valuable coin now that I have would be the Tremissis that I found in October, which is also shown elsewhere on this site (Banner coin).
    Along with this tremissis I found another tremissis but with a piece broken off. Also a Sceate, from the exact same periode (around 640 AD), along with a few other silver coins which are still being dertermined as to what exactly they are. They might later prove to be even more valuable than this Tremissis.
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    West Friesland, Netherlands, www.wf4.nl

  14. #233
    us
    Mr. Schulz

    Mar 2012
    DeWitt, Iowa
    Ace 250, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Custom Recovery tools, Nupla Prb4t Soil Probe 60 IN,
    1,541
    309 times
    Coin Roll Hunting, Bottle hunting, and Metal Detecting
    1914 D Wheat Cent and a 1910 S found a month ago in Coin Roll Hunting. Both worn greatly, but sold.

  15. #234
    Charter Member

    Nov 2012
    567
    188 times
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    I bought a 1783 Washington Token for $250. It was a brass die trial, one of two known to exist. Each die back then hand detailed. They would strike with soft medal (brass, lead, or the like) to see if the die worked. Mine was the better of the two. I held it for about 25 years and sold it for $15,000.

  16. #235
    us
    Jan 2012
    Maryland
    White's Coinmaster
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    Mine has changed. I received a collection from my uncle's recently deceased mother ( I was the heir). In it was a 1915 Austrian ducat (they are struck as bullion like a MTT with a frozen date of 1915). It has about .11 troy oz. of gold.
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmund Burke
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

  17. #236
    us
    Apr 2012
    Gladstone MI
    Whites VX3
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    8 times
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    1916s buffalo nickel, worth about 10 bucks in good condition

  18. #237
    um
    Jan 2013
    MI,USA
    3
    Found a 1955 D Doubled Die Observe Wheat Penny in AU condition a while back.

  19. #238

    Jul 2012
    56
    7 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Please respond to the poll above. Thanks.

    You can also reply to this if you want, and tell us: What is it? Where'd you find it? Do you still have it?
    I just recently found a 1935 s walking liberty stuck in a seat track of a chevy malibu my best find yet while detailing trade in's at the dealership.

  20. #239

    Jul 2012
    56
    7 times
    Quote Originally Posted by dmaki1988 View Post
    1916s buffalo nickel, worth about 10 bucks in good condition
    I got a 1924 my girlfriends grandma gave me its was the only one out of four that showed a date..

  21. #240
    us
    Jan 2012
    Maryland
    White's Coinmaster
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokeplayer101 View Post
    Found a 1955 D Doubled Die Observe Wheat Penny in AU condition a while back.
    Post a picture in a new thread.
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmund Burke
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

 

 
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