I have found nine of them (compared with nearly 80 silver dimes), but none in the last two years. Because they're more noticeable, fewer may have survived the big silver melts of 1964-65 and 1980, and those that did were more readily pulled from circulation.
If you search through rolls...
I'd call it extraordinary. There were one or two other LC's, but this is the oldest Coinstar find I recall seeing here. A super recovery!
I think the 1 Taka coin is from Bangladesh. And the Chiefs token looks interesting. Without Googling, I wouldn't know if it's from 1970 or 2020. Just from...
And tonight, a 1956-P from under the machine. I just need a '58 and a '55 to have one from each date.
For some reason, late August through September has been the most productive stretch the last few years.
Another silver dime today (a 1964-D), after a bit of everything yesterday. A Canadian quarter and a 1941 wheat, 3.10 in Euros, a dollar from Belize, $1.10 East Caribbean, with a couple of more wash tokens and some clad.
No, unfortunately. All the machines are owned by Coinstar/Outerwall, and the entire metal bin goes back to the company for sorting. Store managers have keys and can open the machine if needed, but the company won't sell to us.
I haven't had much luck with the Coin Conversion machines at Publix. I found a clad quarter once and a couple of Canadian coins once, and that's been it. People used to be able to buy the coin bags inside (sorted by denomination) until the company put a stop to that.
There was at least one silver (a 1960 Rosie early on), but I recognize my own more typical finds from the list (Chuck E. Cheese tokens, clad foreign coins, and plastic play money). And the majority of my searches are flat-out skunks. With the silver, I've done better than some and not nearly as...