From: Goomba38 on
Gary Heston wrote:
> In article <QZudnaaoIa8LSdfanZ2dnUVZ_oSnnZ2d(a)comcast.com>,
> Goomba38 <Goomba38(a)comcast.net> wrote:
> [ ... ]
>> Well.. just recently while cleaning my deceased mother in law's
>> apartment (out of state) out we found multiple jars and bags of coins
>> she'd been stashing. Time was at a premium so coinstar machine certainly
>> was the best option for us. We ended up with $397.00 that we didn't have
>> to haul or carry out of state. Try carrying that much coin in carry on
>> luggage at the airport....
>
> Wonder how many rare/silver coins were in those jars and bags...
>
> I'd have shipped them home UPS ground and gone through them.
>
>
> Gary
>
No...the cost of shipping that poundage wouldn't make it worth our
while. In this case ignorance is bliss.
From: Evelyn C. Leeper on
Goomba38 wrote:
> Gary Heston wrote:
>> In article <QZudnaaoIa8LSdfanZ2dnUVZ_oSnnZ2d(a)comcast.com>,
>> Goomba38 <Goomba38(a)comcast.net> wrote:
>> [ ... ]
>>> Well.. just recently while cleaning my deceased mother in law's
>>> apartment (out of state) out we found multiple jars and bags of coins
>>> she'd been stashing. Time was at a premium so coinstar machine
>>> certainly was the best option for us. We ended up with $397.00 that
>>> we didn't have to haul or carry out of state. Try carrying that much
>>> coin in carry on luggage at the airport....
>>
>> Wonder how many rare/silver coins were in those jars and bags...
>>
>> I'd have shipped them home UPS ground and gone through them.
>>
> No...the cost of shipping that poundage wouldn't make it worth our
> while. In this case ignorance is bliss.

I suspect very few. My mother used to check through the coins from the
machines owned by my brother's newspaper before he rolled and deposited
them. She found only a few silver coins back in the 1970s. by the
1980s, there were none. (How many do *you* see in all the change you
handle?)

--
Evelyn C. Leeper
I believe I found the missing link between animal
and civilized man. It is us. -Konrad Lorenz
From: Goomba38 on
Evelyn C. Leeper wrote:
> Goomba38 wrote:
>> Gary Heston wrote:

>>> Wonder how many rare/silver coins were in those jars and bags...
>>>
>>> I'd have shipped them home UPS ground and gone through them.
>>>
>> No...the cost of shipping that poundage wouldn't make it worth our
>> while. In this case ignorance is bliss.
>
> I suspect very few. My mother used to check through the coins from the
> machines owned by my brother's newspaper before he rolled and deposited
> them. She found only a few silver coins back in the 1970s. by the
> 1980s, there were none. (How many do *you* see in all the change you
> handle?)
>
When I was a teenager in the 80's,I used to work for Maryland National
Bank's Cash Processing Center and we'd often get bags of coins which
when counted we'd find silver. We were allowed to buy those coins at
face value and I'd collected hundreds of dollars (at face value) of
silver which was increasing in price. We sold the silver to dealers for
a nice bit of money.. but silver dropped in price and I've never cared
to play that way again. I don't have the patience or ability to store or
haul coins about waiting for silver to go up.
From: Chloe on
"Evelyn C. Leeper" <eleeper(a)optonline.net> wrote in message
news:y6W2j.18$UA1.7(a)newsfe10.lga...
>>> Wonder how many rare/silver coins were in those jars and bags...
>>>
>>> I'd have shipped them home UPS ground and gone through them.
>>>
>> No...the cost of shipping that poundage wouldn't make it worth our while.
>> In this case ignorance is bliss.
>
> I suspect very few. My mother used to check through the coins from the
> machines owned by my brother's newspaper before he rolled and deposited
> them. She found only a few silver coins back in the 1970s. by the 1980s,
> there were none. (How many do *you* see in all the change you handle?)

They're rare because they're...well....rare. When DH and I settled several
relatives' estates we found coins that people had saved for one reason or
another, thinking they were worth something or should be valuable someday. I
made a couple fruitless trips to dealers, only to be told that my coins with
a face value of, say, $6.00 were worth a whole $10.00. It definitely wasn't
worth the trouble.

Unless you're an expert, it's pretty difficult to figure out if stuff is
valuable, in general. In the estates I was involved with--where quite a few
run-of-the-mill antique items were involved--I only recall one big surprise.
My MIL, who came from a farming background in a small town in the Midwest,
had somehow acquired an antique children's book that according to the
dealers who came to the estate auction was quite rare. They bid the box
containing the book up to over $100, as I recall. To us, the contents looked
interesting and quaint, but that was all. I'd have guessed a value of
probably $5 for the works.



From: val189 on
On Nov 25, 3:50 pm, sarge137 <rbooth9...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:


I think next time I'll waste an hour or
> so of my time and count them before I go. I don't think they'd
> deliberately cheat me, but are these machines ever calibrated? A
> dollar here, a dollar there...

Exactly why I don't fool around with saving personal change. One big
hassle to count, roll, schlep...








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