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  1. #1

    Apr 2008
    Tesoro Vaquero
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    Small Silver Hoard

    Went back to the USA for the last two weeks to see Mom on her 89th Birthday. I was telling her about my Metal Detecting hobby, and she mentions that tin can my family use to fill up with foreign coins from travels and friends we collected over the decades. I thought maybe with the silver prices increasing, just maybe there would be a few to separate as keepers, so decided to go through it but postponed it until the last couple of days of my visit.

    <<<<<<FLASHBACK 25 YEARS AGO<<<<<<<

    Needing some freedom money for a round the world trip, I told my father that I was going to sell my coin collection. Being the great Dad he always was, he said he'd buy them from me (overpaid, of course) and sell them later on, making it easier for me to leave on the trip the following day. Never thought about those coins for 25 years, until recently when I joined TreasureNet, and started getting those remorse feelings we all get from long lost stupid moves.

    >>>>>FAST FORWARD to November 15, 2009>>>>>

    I open the old family tin can full of foreign coins, spilled them out on the carpet, and lo and behold, there is part of my long wished for old coin collection. Dad died 3 years back, but he was ever present as I lifted each and every coin, good condition or bad, important or not, out of the pile. Guess he knew what he was doing, as he always did. And I can't stop smiling, either. Thanks, Dad.

    May this experience visit everyone....

    PICS:
    First, is a 1921 Peace dollar. (2 sides)
    Second, is a Stone Mountain 1925 50c, that I had found in change in the 60's. (2 sides)
    Third, is 4 Silver dollars..1881-O... 1891...1921 x 2. (2 sides)
    Fourth, is a handful of silver.
    Fifth, is a handful of 40% silver.
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  3. #2
    us
    Sep 2007
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Nice hoard of nice silver specimens and may God forever watch over your lost Father

  4. #3
    seger98

    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Nice story!

  5. #4
    us
    Apr 2007
    Southwestern, MN
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Thats COOL!!
    HH!!

  6. #5

    Apr 2008
    Tesoro Vaquero
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Thanks for the good replies, everyone. Unfortunately, I didn't find the filled blue books (pennies, dimes, nickels, quarters) with some killer key dates, but I couldn't be happier to be re-united with some solid silver memories. I always loved that "Stone Mountain" 50 center.

  7. #6
    us
    Oct 2007
    Northern, OH
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    You sure have soem nice looking silver there....Matt
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  8. #7
    us
    Jun 2009
    Piedmont N.C.
    455

    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    I know how you feel. My Dad passed away almost two years ago and in going through his belongings I ran across a bag of old coins he had saved. A lot of old silver- morgans, half dimes, dimes, quarters, and even a Stone Mountain coin just like yours. I still pull out the bag every once in a while and look, all the while feeling Dad's presence. Sure do miss him and Mom.

  9. #8
    ca
    Oct 2009
    33

    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Great story!

  10. #9

    Apr 2008
    Tesoro Vaquero
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Quote Originally Posted by Michaelangelo
    I know how you feel. My Dad passed away almost two years ago and in going through his belongings I ran across a bag of old coins he had saved. A lot of old silver- morgans, half dimes, dimes, quarters, and even a Stone Mountain coin just like yours. I still pull out the bag every once in a while and look, all the while feeling Dad's presence. Sure do miss him and Mom.

    Funny, we had/have the same experience and we are both from Piemonte, except mine is in Italy.

  11. #10
    us
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    Apr 2005
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    The 3rd picture down the commemorative coin? Some of those older commemorative coins are worth some money. Don't sell that one for melt.... Heh

    Keep @ it and HH!!
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  12. #11
    us
    Keep on swingin'

    Jan 2009
    Fairchance, Pennsylvania
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Awesome story!

  13. #12

    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Great post. My Dad was killed two years ago, and I really miss him & his humor.
    That Stone Mountain coin is very cool.
    Thanks for the post,
    MM
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  14. #13
    us
    Oct 2007
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Thank you. Thank you. That was a very moving post. You had a terrific Dad.

  15. #14
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    Nov 2008
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Great story and fantastic finds

  16. #15
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    us
    Apr 2009
    Maryland
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Great story, I treasure the coin collection my father passed to me.

  17. #16
    us
    Apr 2007
    Missouri
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    I have always wanted the Stone Mountain coin.
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  18. #17
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Your dad sounded like a good man. My Kids and wife probably don't know it, but every single coin That I sleeve up will someday be there's. I am not getting rid of any coins. My kids will have all my silver, gold whatever I find from now on. I figure they can either pass them on or sell them off when I am dead and gone. Hopefully they will have alot..

  19. #18
    us
    Dec 2005
    Bay Area Ca.
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    wow great story and nice coins, I looked in my red book and the stone mountain coin is not listed, at least not in the half dollar parts. anyway it may be worth some $$. thanks for sharing and hh
    Happy Hunting Everyone, may your swings be filled with beeps, and your scoops full of the treasures you seek!

  20. #19

    Apr 2008
    Tesoro Vaquero
    386
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    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Thank you everybody for your kind and supportive replies. No, I have no intention of selling a single dime of this small hoard. Besides Dad's gold ring that I wear, these coins are the best memory of him that I can hold and relive his presence and importance in my life, the good times we shared, the lessons he taught me, and the places he brought me to. I know many who were unlucky to not have a good relationship with their fathers, which is a shame and an opportunity lost. I feel for their loss.

    Though I won't be selling any of the silver, and as I don't have a son of my own, unfortunately, I will be giving away some of the Kennedy halves to sons and grandsons of friends and neighbors I know who have an interest in collecting. If their interest grows, I will consider giving others to them. Except the Stone Mountain and the Peace Dollar. There's is nothing like a silver dollar in hand,..... except maybe the St. Gauden's $20 gold, but that is just a guess at this moment...

    Goldnow

  21. #20
    us
    Dec 2007
    615

    Re: Small Silver Hoard

    Whoa I've only seen pictures of that picture with the coins in it!

 

 
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