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  1. It has been zero days since my last silver find

    A 1952-S. This is the most common of the silver "S" varieties, but still comparatively low-mintage.
  2. Love Token Found

    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. The back...
  3. It Took Exactly Four Years...

    This 1963-D comes on the fourth anniversary of my first Coinstar silver find, and puts me over $10 in face value. Sixty-eight dimes (plus one Canadian 50-percenter), nine quarters and one Peace dollar purchased with clad after finding nearly $25 at once. Bonus: This is my oldest foreign...
  4. Lucky 13th Strikes Again

    I decided to make my grocery rounds before the deep freeze hits. This turned up under the machine on my last stop: It's a 1946-P, the first year of issue. The date is well worn, but readable. I had mentioned that the 13th seems to be a lucky day, with seven silver finds coming on that date...
  5. The Tray Was Full But...

    It almost feels ironic. The reject tray was loaded, and I had visions of a once-in-a-lifetime find like others we've seen here lately. I pulled $6.81 in change...but no silver. Then I found this beggar hiding under the machine: Silver dime number 64 is a '64, from Philly. The clad went toward...
  6. Another Month, Another Dime

    More Coinstar banditry, with mask and all... The silver has been fairly consistent, even with the coin shortage and the upswing in price. Additional finds: The 1942 nickel is a Type 1 (no mintmark, no silver). Also 27.50 pesos, more wash and vacuum tokens, and another $1.20 in clad...
  7. Surprise!

    Dear Forum: I never thought this would happen to me. Until now, I'd only read about it... I got curious and went to my bank for a box of pennies. They told me they could only give me $15 worth, because of the coin shortage. There were six CWR's, all taped shut; the rest were machine-wrapped...
  8. Coinstar Silver: It's Still Possiboo-l

    These days, it's a trade-off. Economic conditions favoring increased Coinstar usage versus a prudent mysophobia. Anyway, I walked by and saw a dime lying on the shelf, and the silver edge decided it for me. A 1964 Philadelphia: I won't stick my hand into a pile of sketchy-looking Zincolns...
  9. Coinstar Wheats/Peripheral Finds

    This was on the lottery ticket counter next to the machine, tails up. I think someone was using it to scratch off tickets. I find wheats less often than silver, but almost all of them are 1945 and older. The two exceptions were a 1951-D and a 1956 that I counted because it was within...
  10. Joining the Club (My First Silver Find of 2020)

    I found this 1954-P at Kroger. Last year, I didn't break through till mid-February (guys cashing in for Valentine's Day?). But I finished with 32 silvers--25 dimes and seven quarters--so no complaints. Good hunting in the new decade!
  11. Silver September

    Lately, it's been raining silver out here. Fourteen finds in the last eight weeks. Twelve dimes (including one cull), with two Mercs, and two quarters. The Coinstars have been on fire this year. It has to be something about the location.
  12. The Twelve Gifts of Coinstar

    This list is not exhaustive, but this is everything you see here. In my first triennium hunting, the Coinstar's given me Twelve silver Rosies, Eleven more the next year (plus two Mercs), Ten Euro pieces, Nine car wash tokens, Eight dollars Canadian, Seven lithium batteries, Six silver...
  13. Coinstar Odds and Ends

    This was from a month's worth of Coinstar finds: Top: three silver dimes (1946, 1947 and 1959, all P's), 45 cents Canadian, a Euro cent, a 10 centavos from Ecuador, and a 20 pesewas from Ghana. Bottom: some car wash tokens and pressed pennies. The object at lower right that looks like an...
  14. Silver Saturday

    Two silver quarters (1949-D and 1964-P) and one 1962-D dime. Plus a bonus 1938-P wheat. In two years of searching, this makes four silver quarters, compared with 27 pre-1965 dimes. It's also my best one-time silver find.
  15. More Coinstar Finds

    This has been a good week. My second Mercury in less than three months, and the nicest steel penny I've found so far: This Indonesian 1000 rupiahs is also made of steel. A magnet will pick it right up.
  16. Paid for Courtesy of Coinstar

    Either the machine got backed up or someone left the reject tray filled to overflowing--long story short, I came away with $24.76, plus 21 coppers and a 1944-D wheat. I took the proceeds to my LCS and picked up one of these: Who doesn't love free silver?
  17. Another Wal-Mart Coinstar Find

    My first Coinstar Merc, to break my longest silver drought. Coincidentally, the first Mercury Dimes I had as a kid were a 1924 and a 1929.
  18. Sometimes it Pays to Be First

    At least if you're the seller. I found this gem under "Completed Listings." A full box of wheats might not have done as well. https://www.ebay.com/itm/full-box-of-BU-2018d-lincoln-pennys-50-rolls/253387457282?hash=item3aff11c302:g:aRYAAOSwExlaaPO- I would have been willing to wait a few...
  19. Coinstar Silver + Steel and Copper

    I hit the trifecta with these (1957, 1943 and 1940, all P's). They were really biting this week. Hope it lasts.
  20. Another 2018 Coinstar Find

    It didn't take long to break through this year. A nice 1961-D, to go with last summer's 61-P: Plus, I just completed a homegrown $25 FV box of copper pennies. A good start to 2018. HH.
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