Contest: Guess my friend's coin stash total

Immy

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My best friend just unloaded 2+ years of her family's change on me. Couldn't be more excited about what I'll find.

Can you guess what the final total will be? "The Price is Right" rules apply ---> closest without going over wins the prize.

Prize? Yup. Winner gets the 1936 buffalo nickel I found last week at the casino. You guess the amount within 25 cents (without going over) and I'll throw in a 40% Kennedy half. One guess per person. Minimum ten contestants to make this a fair contest. Container is 14" long, 10" wide with just under 3" of coins. Get those guesses in!

Non-prize, just-for-fun guesses:

Oldest coin?
Any silver?
Any W quarters?
Any foreign countries?
 
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BLK HOLE

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$203.37
Oldest coin? 1954
Any silver? 0
Any W quarters? yes
Any foreign countries? six
 

eman1000

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280.22
Oldest Coin 1946 Nickel
0 Silver
0 W Quarters
2 Canadian 1 cent coins

*I'm betting there are no wheat cents either, we will see.
Cool contest btw!
 

Diggin-N-Dumps

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This was WAAAY too easy.... $142.31

1955 wheat
64 rose bud!
 
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Dozer D

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$365.73
Oldest coin 1944 Lincoln
1-silver, 1964 Rosie
No W qtrs
No foreign coins
 
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Immy

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RESULTS!

What a great time!

There were two phases - counting, then date checking, all by hand. Both took a few hours to complete.
The final tally after a few strays were rounded up:

$254.81

That's...

25¢ - $142.25
10¢ - 2.60
5¢ - 90.75
1¢ - 19.21


The obvious aberration here is why so few dimes? I've found more than that in one month of Coinstar hunting. If dimes had been more typically represented then the total would have been well above $300. Strange.

Nevertheless, the big winner is........WEIGHIT! :hello2:

His guess of $246.71 was only $8.10 off. Congrats and send me a Private Message where you want your '36 buffie sent.

Other non-contest results:

Oldest? 1941 nickel

Four people came within three years of this actual date, but I'll give bragging rights to Diggin-N-Dumps since he correctly predicted I'd find a 1944 wheatie.

Silver? Nope.
Several winners here.

W 25¢? Nope.
Several winners here.

Foreign? Yes! Canadian 5¢ (1987, 1989) and British 10p (1992).
Sleepy Holow was the only one who guessed both nations, though his other two picks were no-shows.

More finds!

Wheaties: 1944-D, 1945, 1945-D, 1953-S, 1954-S, 1955-D

Pre-1960 nickels: 1941 (x2), 1941-S, 1946-D, 1948-D, 1949-D, 1958-D, 1959-D

Misc: 2015-P penny (four years and I finally find one!), 2018-P nickel (was also waiting for this one)

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PLAYED! :icon_salut:
 

Zomotion

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blackrose

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Man...no silver?

I still find some in the wild.

I work as a bartender and pulled a 1964 quarter from the register (don't worry i replaced it...with clad)

I got a 1944 quarter in change at a cash-only bar here in town awhile ago.

It's rare, but it happens.
 

weighit

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WOW, I actually won something!!! How exciting. I will send you my address. Thanks for the contest and making my day. I NEVER win anything....
 

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