Still "scratching" my head on this one!

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We have only two Coinstar Machines in our hick town. Safeway I checked at least twice a day. The other is at Walmart and I don't have very good luck with that one. What we do have is an abundance of tweekers who use these machines everyday.

So while grabbing a bag of doggie treats at Walmart, I hit the self checkout which leads out to the coinstar. I checkout, grab my bag and place it on the coinstar to put away my receipt. Look in the reject slot and see a few coins. Scoop them up and start to walk out. I can hear what sounds like "junk" and take a quick peek. I see the big III staring back at me :smileinbox:......Stop! Look again and yup, its a 3 Cent Nickle; 1867. Make a U-turn, go back and re-scan all around the coinstar to make sure I didn't miss anything else. Nothing.

This is by far the best find we have from our machines......I just don't believe it How does this happen?.........Still though. It made my MONTH!

Good luck!---bolle
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Holy cow!! Thats the coolest coinstar find I've seen posted! Congrats!
 

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Wow! Beautiful coin. I check every coin I get back for change or lay eyes on now. Who knows how many oldies I missed out on in the past.
 
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Yup, best coinstar find I have even seen...that I remember of course.
 

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I think you just won the Coinstar Forum for the month. I've always liked the odd denominations, but I would never expect to find one in a thousand years.

This, boys and girls, is why we keep looking.
 

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Very nice!! Sadly I have to think a lot of the really old stuff from coin stars is probably bums who are trying to cash in stolen coin collections. Either that or little Johnny inherited grandpa’s coin collection and decided he’d rather have it in cash. People are weird.
 
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I think you just won the Coinstar Forum for the month. I've always liked the odd denominations, but I would never expect to find one in a thousand years.

This, boys and girls, is why we keep looking.

I agree! I would have never thought this would show up in a coinstar. Metal detecting; YES! coinstar NO! I do check our machines so often that it makes a big difference when it comes to finds. Like washingtonian said, our lower levels of life we have around here uses the machines a lot with the handouts they get and the theft issues are big. I think if I came across a "big" haul of old stuff I would have to ask LE about any recent burglary's.

And like you said, always check! It doesn't cost anything!
 

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That's just amazing I dont get it either but there are allot of idiots out there well done
 

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Wow. Never thought this could show up in a coinstar. I believe anything smaller in size than a dime would fall through the holes in the lift tray and into the box beneath - at least on every coinstar I've seen. This coin must have been dropped right into the machine's slot. I'd have to go back with a flashlight and look through the lift tray into the box.
 

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:o Everyone...quiet down for a second, I have an announcement...

:lurk:

...the competition for "Coinstar Find of the Decade" is over!

____??? ??? ??? ???____

What's that? The decade just started? I KNOW...you're just going to have to wait for 2030 for your chance at the title.
 

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A 3 cent nickel? I had no idea those existed. What a cool find!
 

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