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BlasterStumps    Posted 01-01-2018 at 11:30:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Since it is so cold out, might as well do some rummaging thru the old coins in the keepsake box.
    My oldest coin found metal detecting is a 1847 large Cent. Someone scratched an "R" in the face of it so not valuable. My next oldest found metal detecting is an 1877 seated Liberty Dime. Worn quite badly I'm afraid. The rest of my old coins are late 1800's and beyond.

    Anyone have any old coppers or colonial stuff?

    Philny    Posted 01-01-2018 at 19:43:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The oldest I have is colonial currentsy fractional bills ,been collecting silver eagles since they were first minted in 1986 they’re nice

    PatrickB    Posted 01-01-2018 at 17:11:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Over a period of nine years I met a group of people in S.E. England for the sole purpose of metal detecting on farm fields for 10 days at a stretch. I've been there an absurd number of times. Artifacts dating from the Bronze Age and coins dating from the Iron Age were found. Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans; These civilizations lost , or buried, an enormous amount of loot. Wish I could talk about what I found there but the internet is not the place.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 01-01-2018 at 18:35:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I've watched videos on YouTube of some of those organized hunts over there. Been thinking about trying that myself one day. Also watch some made in Germany. Don't want to go there though to detect, too strict of laws on it there.

    PatrickB    Posted 01-01-2018 at 20:37:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Detecting in England will ruin you for detecting here in the states.

    For instance it's pretty easy to dig up a 800 year old silver hammered penny over there.

    AL CT    Posted 01-01-2018 at 12:45:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have boxes and jars of old coins and bills. Even some Confederate bills. Some older Roman coins, etc. Most unusual and rare is a Swedish "coin" that measures about 6 by 9 inches by 1/4 to 5/16"" thick, heavy bronze. Stamped in each corner and center with the royal Swedish seal.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 01-01-2018 at 12:52:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • It would be fun to see a picture of the Swedish coin.

    AL CT    Posted 01-01-2018 at 17:16:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'll dig it out of the safe and post a photo this week.

    Gaspump    Posted 01-01-2018 at 12:09:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have some small boxes and bags of old used coins. Lots of Indian pennies, Mercury dimes big dollar bills etc, etc. Have not found an honest dealer that will do anything but really low ball offers as yet. Oldest is a 1700's well used Swedish coin. How should one go about selling a bunch of old coins?

    36 coupe    Posted 01-01-2018 at 14:52:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I put an ad in a coin magazine years ago got 10x dealers offered.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 01-02-2018 at 21:54:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • What's the oldest coin in your collection?

    36 coupe    Posted 01-03-2018 at 06:20:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • An 1850s half dollar.Found it on the side walk in front of a bank.Have not looked the coins for many years.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 01-01-2018 at 12:44:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • value for old coins is best determined by having them graded, however that in itself costs. I would only send a coin in to have it graded if I knew it was a collectible date/mint mark, etc. and it would have to be in excellent condition, nearly uncirculated. All that depends of course on the rarity of the coin. Ed will probably chime in here and give some better info.

    I suggest getting a current edition of the Red Book on US coins to get a better understanding of what is rare and that might be worth having graded.

    John in Mich    Posted 01-01-2018 at 11:41:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'm not a collector but I do have some coins (Indian head pennies) back to 1888. Then, various pennies up to the 60's including some 1943 "leads". I also have some silver dollars from the 20's that my grandfather gave us kids for Christmas and birthdays. Then, a few years ago, I bought 7 silver dollars that had adhesive tape residue in them. A friend had them and did not know why they had been taped. I said that an old wives tale was to tape a silver dollar to a baby's navel and it will insure an "inny" belly button. He had 6 siblings.

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