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Old 04-18-2020, 05:56 PM   #1
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I just got this email:

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Old 04-18-2020, 06:15 PM   #2
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Old 04-19-2020, 12:44 AM   #3
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@Reece

Coincindence, Reece is my surname.

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First name here, but if I had the same father my name would be Reece Reece!!
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If he was my father too and my name was Reece then I would be Reece Reece too and you would be my brother. They'd have trouble with that.

PS: I am a casual collector of coins; it began after I dug up a 1940 farthing in my parental front garden when I was about 12. I reckoned it had been dropped by someone who lived there during the Battle of Britain (it was un-worn so prolly new when lost). That got me started as I was really into the BoB at the time (we lived in Tonbridge, Kent, right below where the air battles were fought and I was always mad about aeroplanes)
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I occasionally glance through my change and sometimes have found interesting coins in the mix; a lot of times, I find those dreaded awful Canadian coins (insert sound of ucrank umbrage here) and just recently, I got a 1942 Canadian penny with the likeness of King George on its face; I do like to seek out any stray "wheat pennies" that pop up in the change; just in the past few months, I found, on separate occasions, two "wheat pennies" from my birth year of 1950, something I had never had happen before...




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We visited a large antiques centre here a few years back, at the decommissioned wartime Bomber Command base known as Hemswell

There I picked up a book that I'd had as a kid and had always wanted to find again: "Julius Caesar in Roman Britain". In a nearby room were some old coins, among them a Roman one from a local dig... nothing special but in good condition and from around the end of the occupation. I could kick myself still for not buying it on the same day as I got my special book... it was only £15
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Here in the UK we have a 50p coin, in the last few years they have produced various ones to commemorate one thing or another.
Now on Ebay people are selling them for a few pounds to hundreds of pounds, some I've seen are fairly common yet the seller is asking a silly price, I think they are preying on the vulnerable, trying to make a quick profit.

Anyone who collects and works in a shop has an advantage because they can sort through them, I'm sure the odd one will popup that is a bit on the rare side.

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The value of all the 50p coins: https://fiftypence.co.uk/product-cat...-coins/page/2/
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Here in the UK we have a 50p coin, in the last few years they have produced various ones to commemorate one thing or another.
Now on Ebay people are selling them for a few pounds to hundreds of pounds, some I've seen are fairly common yet the seller is asking a silly price, I think they are preying on the vulnerable, trying to make a quick profit.

Anyone who collects and works in a shop has an advantage because they can sort through them, I'm sure the odd one will popup that is a bit on the rare side.

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True that! I acquired a 1910 'v' nickel (currently worth a measly $1.95 on EBAY) in my change at a lunch counter and set aside all really dirty coins-black with tarnish- for cleaning as occasionally they are old silver ones and my collection of 1900/1920's Morgan silver dollars started in the 70' when stopped at Reno truckstop $ 1.00 slot machines is considerable < I haven't been in a casino for decades do they still have $1.00 slot machines??
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@ Jimbo, I've got a D-Day 50 year commemorative 50p that isn't shown on there... I understand from ebay that in 'fine uncirculated' condition it's worth around £12

Mine isn't fine or uncirculated afaik, so probably worth ten pence... not even any point giving it to STEED for his gas meter

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Go to the column I've marked Glynn, open it and scroll to near the bottom and you'll see there were over six and a half million minted but unfortunately the link isn't a 'live' one so no valuation is presented.



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I once received a 1930 penny from the drive through at McDonnalds.


Bet that sucker is worth about 1 cent these days.
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I just completed my state quarters set; A Denver and Philadelphia mint version of each of the 50 states.

Currently I am working on the national parks series. I'm getting there but I still need:

2010 Arkansas Hot Springs
2011 Mississippi Vicksburg
2011 Oklahoma Chickasaw
2012 Puerto Rico El Yunque
2012 New Mexico Chaco Culture
2019 Texas San Antonio Missions
2019 Idaho Frank Church River


and all of the 2020s and 2021
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I've got a decent coin collection which also includes some bills. Two of which come from the Philippines. They are Five Peso notes the first of which is from the series of 1937 and the second is another Five Peso note from the Japanese Government during the occupation of the Philippines.
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