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Thread: How Bad Were Those Stnkn Zinc Pennies? So Bad They Choked The Coinstar Machine

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    Mar 2005
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    How Bad Were Those Stnk'n Zinc Pennies? So Bad They Choked The Coinstar Machine

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    -Put in pennies
    -After 1,833 pennies machine chokes
    -Machine says call store attendant
    -Store attendant comes 10 minutes later
    -Store attendant has wrong set of keys
    -Store attendant, after 10 minutes has right set of keys.
    -Store attendant opens machine, pulls out bent, cut, rusted, holed, 1/2, 1/3 etc. pennies
    -Store attendant apologizes for inconvenience, gives writer $17.34 voucher
    -Detectorist buys this: ...............
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    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

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  3. #3

    Mar 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by enamel7 View Post
    That's what hammers are for!
    You-betcha! I needed the Coinstar Machine to screen out the undesirables first, then then they will be recycled.

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    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

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    Silver Coin Fiend

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    The first time I dumped dug coins in the machine, I dumped a bunch of bad ones... the first grocery store could not figure out how to fix the machine, after I jammed it up. The second grocery store had to fix the machine twice before I was completed.

    I sort out the damaged zinc cents now... it's easier on ME that way.
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    Chronic Patriot/Metal Detecting,it`s My Lifestyle !

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    Kinda like when Al Bundy plugs up the toilet !
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    I wash the clad I dig in vinegar for a few minutes then rinse it good. Cleans it well enough. No jams in the coinstar today but I did sort out the crusty zincolins first. 6 months of digging got me $113.23. More than enough to get that RnB AT rechargable battery and say goodbye to AA's. I love this hobby.
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    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

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    Ok....wait a minute.
    Forgive me, but I just had a thought.....an epiphany if you will....

    So, Canadian coinstars reject rotten coins, eh?
    Do they reject American coinage?....as my coinstars down here reject Canadian coins....hmmm.....
    EVERY COIN, SILVERS, AND TOKENS FOUND IN FLORIDA I SOLD...STARTING FRESH IN MARYLAND

 

 

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