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Coinstar is my friend

May 11th, 2011 at 08:53 pm

Again. About 8 months ago I found a silver dime on the bed of the Coinstar machine. Today I found a silver dime right in front of it. (1957 - any dime minted before 1964 is silver)

Now I haven't found an amazing fantastic amount by the Coinstar machine, but when I do find something, its either Canadian or very old...which makes me wonder. I think that the Coinstar machine tells the coin by the weight. A silver dime or a Canadian penny has a different weight and it gets left behind. The owner thinks its worthless when its worth a lot more.

And worth more...last month I spotted a sign at an antique shop that the shop was willing to pay 25X above face for silver coin. Coinstar wouldn't take it at all, the shop would take it at $2.50.

2 Responses to “Coinstar is my friend”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    baselle--every time I see coins on the street, I think of you. But they've replaced our university meters with a new type, it's created a drought there.

  2. baselle Says:

    And I think of you every time I pick up a coin from the parking meters here. Even with the new type of meter, set 1-2/block that prints a sticker, I see much money around them also. I'm at $78.98 since July 2010. Unlikely that I'll make it to $100, but you never know.

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