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...
Yes, this is an actual 1854 Seated Dime...sort of. I almost tossed it because it was so thin and light, I thought it might be a zipper tab or something similar. Even after a closer look at the design, the pattern on the edge of the reverse threw me off until I did some investigating.
What are the odds? This turned up in my local Coinstar last night.
These are about the same size as a quarter, only a little thicker. A Hijri date converter will tell you what year yours is from. (This one is a 2007; the dates are on the front, where the jug is.)
You've managed a variety of nice recoveries over the years. I'd have to blow it up to be sure, but the 1 Yen coin in #67 looks to be a 1985.
Among other tokens, I've found Chuck E. Cheeses ranging from 1986 to 2013. I'm waiting for someone to assemble a full run, lol.