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Market Harmony
1000+ Penny Miser Member


USA
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Posted - 04/07/2010 :  15:51:47  Show Profile Send Market Harmony a Private Message
This thread is for the unique coins that are found during our search efforts. This includes but is not limited to: counterstamped coins, engraved coins, non-coins (tokens), mangled coins, stickered coins, punched coins, and anything else that stands out as unique.

There are other threads for odd finds, but I thought it might be nice to have a tracking thread for them now that we have a tracking section to the forum

And, to start us off, I found this cool Kennedy a few weeks ago. It seems that "Jeff" wants us to put all of our trust in him. The engraving says, "Heads I win, tails you lose"... a favorite quote of Shaggy.


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dakota1955
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2212 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2010 :  15:55:12  Show Profile  Send dakota1955 a Yahoo! Message Send dakota1955 a Private Message
The oddest thing that I found was a 1952 dog tag from Napoleon ND when I was looking in a bag of halves.
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beauanderos
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USA
2408 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2010 :  16:58:48  Show Profile Send beauanderos a Private Message
I found a Lincoln cent with a cross cut through it

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Market Harmony
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1274 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2010 :  17:21:30  Show Profile Send Market Harmony a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beauanderos

I found a Lincoln cent with a cross cut through it



I found one of those too:




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Market Harmony
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1274 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2010 :  17:22:50  Show Profile Send Market Harmony a Private Message
Also found a PA Dutch counterstamped cent:



and a gold plated 1971 Kennedy Half:





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cwgii
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
924 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2010 :  09:18:35  Show Profile Send cwgii a Private Message
a 'new one' for me. a 1996 2 ??? ceska republic
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dakota1955
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2212 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2010 :  11:04:31  Show Profile  Send dakota1955 a Yahoo! Message Send dakota1955 a Private Message
On those cross cut pennies I have passed out over 2500 of them. Still have more to put out.
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styropyro
Penny Sorter Member



USA
54 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2010 :  12:39:54  Show Profile Send styropyro a Private Message
I've came across one of those cross pennies also.
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JobIII
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USA
1507 Posts

Posted - 04/12/2010 :  15:29:36  Show Profile Send JobIII a Private Message
i just found in one of my rolls a 1939 six pence. I think it might be silver which is cool.

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Zyll
Penny Pincher Member

USA
214 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2010 :  11:20:42  Show Profile Send Zyll a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by JobIII

i just found in one of my rolls a 1939 six pence. I think it might be silver which is cool.


KM# 852 6 PENCE
2.8276 g., 0.5000 Silver 0.0455 oz. ASW, 19.5 mm. Ruler:
George VI Obv: Head left Rev: Crowned monogram divides date
1939 mintage 28,670,000
AG-VF: Bullion Value
XF: $3.00
Unc: $15.00
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rainsonme
Penny Pincher Member



USA
183 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2010 :  09:18:45  Show Profile Send rainsonme a Private Message
Not sure if this counts as an odd coin, but in my fruitless search for silver half dollars, I found 3 large British pence coins. 2 1916, and an 1877. The 1877 had queen victoria as the ruler, with a small naval vessel to her right.
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JobIII
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1507 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2010 :  10:26:22  Show Profile Send JobIII a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Zyll

quote:
Originally posted by JobIII

i just found in one of my rolls a 1939 six pence. I think it might be silver which is cool.


KM# 852 6 PENCE
2.8276 g., 0.5000 Silver 0.0455 oz. ASW, 19.5 mm. Ruler:
George VI Obv: Head left Rev: Crowned monogram divides date
1939 mintage 28,670,000
AG-VF: Bullion Value
XF: $3.00
Unc: $15.00

So it was silver! Wonderful. thanks for the info. The coin does look to be XF
thanks zyll


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JobIII
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USA
1507 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2010 :  10:28:00  Show Profile Send JobIII a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by rainsonme

Not sure if this counts as an odd coin, but in my fruitless search for silver half dollars, I found 3 large British pence coins. 2 1916, and an 1877. The 1877 had queen victoria as the ruler, with a small naval vessel to her right.



Nice finds. It really is a shame that these unexpected finds are the best some of us get when searching halves. I stopped for a bit since the return rate was a whopping zero...

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Zyll
Penny Pincher Member

USA
214 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2010 :  14:18:14  Show Profile Send Zyll a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by JobIII
So it was silver! Wonderful. thanks for the info. The coin does look to be XF
thanks zyll


No problem~ I always have the World Coins 1901-2000 CD-ROM handy!
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specialbob
Penny Sorter Member



USA
56 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2010 :  20:20:41  Show Profile Send specialbob a Private Message
At work I sorted through a coworker's hoard of pennies, zincs and coppers. I told her that I was looking for "the most expensive penny... from 1909" to cover the fact I was pulling out all of her coppers. I actually did find my first 1909 penny. Sadly, it wasn't a VDB and it's not in great condition. :)
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uthminsta
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1872 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2010 :  22:27:45  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by rainsonme... in my fruitless search for silver half dollars, I found 3 large British pence coins. 2 1916, and an 1877.

quote:
Originally posted by JobIII It really is a shame that these unexpected finds are the best some of us get...

Dude... I would NEVER be disappointed to find an 1877 British penny. This coin is worth more than fifty cents, if the date is readable at all. And at the very least... now you can tell people you found an 1877 penny... coin collectors will immediately think you're talking about the very rare Indian!!! Anyway... don't badmouth my Brits... I've been collecting them for 12 years now!

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rodebaugh
Penny Collector Member



USA
377 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2010 :  06:36:59  Show Profile Send rodebaugh a Private Message
I found a blank planchlet last weekend. Not real valuable but pretty darn cool… and my first!
Rodebaugh

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JobIII
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1507 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2010 :  12:30:04  Show Profile Send JobIII a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by uthminsta

quote:
Originally posted by rainsonme... in my fruitless search for silver half dollars, I found 3 large British pence coins. 2 1916, and an 1877.

quote:
Originally posted by JobIII It really is a shame that these unexpected finds are the best some of us get...

Dude... I would NEVER be disappointed to find an 1877 British penny. This coin is worth more than fifty cents, if the date is readable at all. And at the very least... now you can tell people you found an 1877 penny... coin collectors will immediately think you're talking about the very rare Indian!!! Anyway... don't badmouth my Brits... I've been collecting them for 12 years now!



Yeah they think it's a coin worth something until they here that it's not worth anything. And you get disappointed once more. You can't compare the two. I'm not knocking these finds as being rare and fun and icing on the copper cake that is penny sorting.
However if you were to repeatedly look through bags and bags of zincs to find only those coins. I would be less than thrilled to find that coin when all's i want is bulk copper coins, and that goes for silver coins too.
If you took offense to what i said that's you're business not my intention but i'm sticking to what i said.

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Edited by - JobIII on 04/20/2010 12:31:11
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uthminsta
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1872 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2010 :  13:05:49  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Not offended, but kind of disappointed that you think that about 19th century coins. Now, not every large British penny is worth over 50 cents. So in that scenario, I would be disappointed if I were searching for silver, and got something like a 1964 British penny, since the failsafe we all fall back on is "even if there's no silver, at least they're all still worth face value." But I'm sticking to what I said too. I will buy every single 1877 British penny you ever find.

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JobIII
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1507 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2010 :  15:38:23  Show Profile Send JobIII a Private Message
Heh, i'm not saying i'd sell these rarities. I just would prefer the latter. BTW these coins are like icing on a cake. When you have a cake it's great to get that extra bonus. When all you have to eat is the icing it's not so pleasant on the stomach.


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NoCents
Penny Collector Member



USA
340 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2010 :  22:57:53  Show Profile Send NoCents a Private Message
Got 2 blanks today...1 zinc, 1 copper.

What's in it for the dude?
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beauanderos
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
2408 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2010 :  13:06:13  Show Profile Send beauanderos a Private Message
Michael... that's a cool Kennedy... makes me think of Clinton

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uthminsta
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USA
1872 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2010 :  00:17:50  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
I don't know why, but I see Brad Pitt every time I open this thread.

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Market Harmony
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1274 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2010 :  18:52:27  Show Profile Send Market Harmony a Private Message
I got another $2K in halves to sort today. I had to pay the skunk doctor $6000 before I could get the stink out of my sorting routine. Today's sort was almost another skunk bomb until I found the one and only silver half dollar in box #2 for the day:




I hand sorted $8000 in half dollars, and all I found was this lousy 1915-S This is the first Barber Half Dollar that I've ever found.

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beauanderos
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
2408 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2010 :  22:27:21  Show Profile Send beauanderos a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Market Harmony

I got another $2K in halves to sort today. I had to pay the skunk doctor $6000 before I could get the stink out of my sorting routine. Today's sort was almost another skunk bomb until I found the one and only silver half dollar in box #2 for the day:




I hand sorted $8000 in half dollars, and all I found was this lousy 1915-S This is the first Barber Half Dollar that I've ever found.

You've got to make that into a tshirt! Verrrry nice find, Michael. I found a guitar pick in the middle of a roll of halves today.


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killerken53
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172 Posts

Posted - 05/14/2010 :  13:15:19  Show Profile Send killerken53 a Private Message
I found a 1993 D half today. It stuck to the magnet in the coin counter. It also stuck to several magnets at work. Turned out to be a hollow half with a steel slug glued in the middle. I am guessing it was made for a magic trick.
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