Currency & Stamps

Indian Head pennies
(1859-1909)
Indian Head pennies

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Posted by Duff at 3:15 pm (PDT) on Mon October 29, 2012   
Ouch, Mikeaz1946, that must've hurt! It's pretty obvious that there could have been some very old and rare coins in that collection. Your story reminds me, though, that there are also numerous young adults who come home from college or military service to find that their parents have sold, or given away, books, toys, model trains, or whatever that may have had considerable sentimental value to them as well as monetary value. It turns out that I was fairly lucky in that regard; my parents saved everything... including my artwork and report cards from elementary school.
Posted by Mikeaz1946 at 11:51 am (PDT) on Mon October 29, 2012   
My Grandmother died about 1980. She collected Dimes in gallon glass jugs. We do not know how many she had but she told us the saved EVERY DIME that came into her possession for her whole life. She was 85 Years Old. No telling how many dimes were in all those jars. But then we also found out that some guy came by a few years before she died and she had SOLD ALL OF THOSE DIMES to that guy......(ready for this?).......she sold them to him for FACE VALUE. We guess she had at least 5 gallon jugs. I would bet there had to be over $100,000 at least. I would guess it could be possible that ONE OF THOSE DIMES could have been worth $100,000, who knows.
Posted by Duff at 3:50 pm (PDT) on Wed April 21, 2010   
I had a couple of aunts who gave me coins from their collection every time we visited them. The coins included Indian head pennies, buffalo nickels, and silver dollars, and I think I still have them all, in those blue coin collection books.

I once found an 1864 two-cent piece (the first coin to have the "In God We Trust" motto) in the street outside our house on Long Island. Not in greatt shape, but identifiable. I think I still have it, but haven't seen it for a while.
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 8:51 am (PDT) on Wed April 21, 2010   
I lost one of these in the grass of a park on West 18th Street in Wilmington DE in about 1950. A guy named Jack Fleming found it, but didn't believe it was mine...which was an inheritance from my grandmother. I let it go at that, because I had recently sold a 20 dollar gold piece from the same source to a collector for 50 bucks, and felt guilty about that. Letting that penny get away was my penance. The gold coin today is worth more than 10 times what I sold it for back then.

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