From: krw on
In article <13kn2gsaj21nj44(a)corp.supernews.com>, gheston(a)hiwaay.net
says...
> 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...

Just drop them on the counter and it'll be immediately obvious if
there are any silver coins in the bunch. They're pretty easy to spot
too. The chances of finding a rare coin these days is pretty small.

> I'd have shipped them home UPS ground and gone through them.

Do you often ship ballast via UPS?


--
Keith
From: krw on
In article <y6W2j.18$UA1.7(a)newsfe10.lga>, eleeper(a)optonline.net
says...
> 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?)

They're not all that rare, even now. I come across them from time to
time. It seems they come in clusters, kinda like someone decided
they weren't worth keeping anymore so broke their piggy bank. ;-)


--
Keith
From: Meghan Noecker on
On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 09:48:55 -0500, "Evelyn C. Leeper"
<eleeper(a)optonline.net> wrote:


>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?)

I have 5, all found in change given to me at stores in the past 6 or 7
years.

From: Meghan Noecker on
On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 20:24:05 -0500, krw <krw(a)att.bizzzz> wrote:

>In article <13kn2gsaj21nj44(a)corp.supernews.com>, gheston(a)hiwaay.net
>says...
>> 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...
>
>Just drop them on the counter and it'll be immediately obvious if
>there are any silver coins in the bunch. They're pretty easy to spot
>too. The chances of finding a rare coin these days is pretty small.
>


Very true. That is how I found my first silver quarter. It sounded
different when I dropped it on the counter.
From: Logan Shaw on
Scott in SoCal wrote:
> Thinking along those lines, imagine if there were a machine, much like
> a CoinStar machine, that scanned the front and back of each coin as it
> rolled down a chute, did a database lookup to identify the year and
> type of coin, and automatically redirected the valuable ones down a
> second chute so that a human could inspect them more closely?

I imagine if such a machine exists, it's located at a Coinstar facility.
Or at a bank. But wherever it is, it's not out where the regular people
can see it.

- Logan
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