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  1. #1
    us
    May 2007
    Bremerton, WA
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    After hours of sorting...

    My great grandfather's coin collection. After about 3 or 4 hours of sorting the loose stuff (we haven't gone through the rolls, though he was smart and wrote the dates on them) we approximately have the following:

    Several dollars in wheat pennies ranging from 1909 on up.
    A few steel cents.
    Several indian head pennies in various conditions.
    Several dollars in war time nickels.
    Several dollars in buffalo nickels.
    2 Morgan dollars:
    1889 no mint uncirculated
    1890 circulated but all of "liberty" still readable
    His keychain that boasts a 1923 Liberty dollar in amazing condition (and the keychain doesn't damage the coin in any way)
    Various dates and conditions of British pennies, half pennies, and one 3pence
    Handful of silver dimes.
    A few Mercs in various conditions.

    And we aren't finished. We still have about $30 in rolled coinage to sort out, and a bunch of foreign currency. There are at least a dozen sets as well.

    No key dates. No errors.

    Unfortunately some greedy people over the years took a lot of the valuable stuff from the collection. We didn't find any half dollars or quarters. I'm also missing a box that is theoretically buried in my closet lol.

    In the collection between my fiance, mother, and myself:
    Various silver half dollars and silver quarters.
    A crappy walking liberty half.
    A V nickel.
    A shiny Merc that my fiance brought me from cash register that the guy at the coin shop said was $5
    A shiny 1938 buffalo that I found in a register that the same guy said was $30

    Most of our coins have been sorted into ziplock bags by decade (I'm fairly certain ziplock bags aren't good for coins, but it's temporary and they're all in fairly bad condition).

    If anyone can possibly provide me with a comprehensive list of key dates, semi-keys, and approximate values, I would appreciate it greatly. I'm getting tired of bouncing back and forth between various pages of coins.about.com... and I'm really afraid of overlooking something important.

    Because there's so much, if you want to see pictures, just respond to the topic with what you wanna see a pic of.
    The bad thing about having frizzy hair AND the ability to see dead people:  Sometimes, that dead person is just a frizzy hair in your peripheral vision.  Sometimes, that frizzy hair in your peripheral vision doesn't go away when you move it.

  2. #2
    us
    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
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    Re: After hours of sorting...

    we would love to see pics of your grandpas coin collection.
    Sounds like he had a great collection going on.
    ALLEN

  3. #3
    us
    May 2007
    Bremerton, WA
    73

    Re: After hours of sorting...

    I've got some pics in a different thread:

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,411995.0.html
    The bad thing about having frizzy hair AND the ability to see dead people:  Sometimes, that dead person is just a frizzy hair in your peripheral vision.  Sometimes, that frizzy hair in your peripheral vision doesn't go away when you move it.

  4. #4
    us
    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    20,044
    184 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: After hours of sorting...

    thank you for that link and wow, what a great collection !!!!
    ALLEN

 

 

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