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I went to Patrick's parents house tonight because I was supposed to look at his Mom's 3 gold coins that were given to her by her Grandmother, which I did. I will post those pics in a bit, but his Dad says, hey I have a few old coins in the basement, you wanna look at them. I say of course I do. So, he brings some stuff up, and goes back down and, comes back and goes down and comes back and this is "just a few coins"...

 

 

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So, this was the most fun I've ever had over there. I'll go through more details as I go here.

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Jars of red copper, just so much, UNC rolls of cents, dimes... I didn't have enough time to look at 1/4 of it. World stuff, I found old stuff from England, old Swiss silvers... just a treasure trove, nothing worth a ton or anything, but it's still fun to see something like that.

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And the bad news... silvers "protected" by being sealed in strips of tape, some dollars slimy in slimy plastic holders, some RED 37-40 wheaties stuck together with tape. I almost cried. I have taken some of these home to try and stop the damage.

 

I also got a few UCC candidates in the process. :ninja:

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Let's see I recall some Canadian halfpenny tokens, world coins from all over, some real old stuff that was near slugish, holed English stuff... I'm still just in shock over it all. Now I am enlisted to of course, get everything identified and protected and valued blah blah, though they won't let me take it home. :ninja:

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A bunch of old German paper, some silver German 2 Marks, a couple of the commems...

 

German crowns are always nice. :ninja:

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Sounds like some of the usual hoard problem with storage. Were you able to get that Columbian into a decent holder?

 

 

Nope, I had no idea about any of it. I didn't have any supplies with me, but I made them put the more valuable coins in a safe place where they wouldn't be jostled until I can get some holders and whatnot to them.

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That sounds like a fun evening. It must be very exciting to go through a hoard like that. Think of all the fine items you'll get to "save" from destruction. You're probably just in time.

 

Nice items thanks for sharing with us.

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Very nice type 1 gold dollar and lib half eagle! My uncle still has an Indian eagle that his grandma gave to him and my day and aunt. It was a nice coin, but I believe he "shined it up" at some point, so now it's a half ounce of gold with sentimental value (fortunately he learned soon after that not to ever shine anything up again!).

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