Have you ever spent a collectible coin?
Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:49 AM
I recently opened a 1977 proof set (to put the Ike in my Dansco) and a 1987 prestige proof set (because it was easier to sell the Constitution proof silver dollar by itself). I traded the proof halves for a soda at the workers' cafeteria, gave the quarters to the laundry machines, and put the rest in my next Coinstar pour. Hopefully somewhere a roll searcher becomes just a little happier when those Kennedys turn up.
I also know a collector who puts no-date Buffalos into circulation in hopes that the finders will start collecting.
Have you put collectible coins into circulation? What do you think of the idea?
Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:14 AM
Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:59 AM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:40 AM
Here's another thought. Do you know of cases where numismatic items were spent by accident? I pulled a $20 star note out of circulation, then accidentally put it back in my wallet. The circulated 2006 FRN wasn't worth much over face, but I did plan to set it aside.
None of us would ever do this, but I have read of cases where people even spent Silver Eagles at face not realizing their value.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:04 PM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:21 AM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:06 PM
Yeah, well we kids do what we can to make ends meet. But spending a couple silver Franklins these days is just gut wrenching.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:12 AM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:59 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:30 PM
Also spent some 2012 Sac dollars from mint rolls once I culled the best out of the roll. (Aside: What does Philadelphia do to have so many nasty looking uncircs? Denver does a much better job.)
Will probably also do the same from the 2012 SanFran quarter rolls I've got.
I also enjoy the thought that someday someone will be able to fill a slot from their change. :-)
Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:57 PM
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:18 PM
What happened when your dad found out ?
Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:41 AM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:44 AM
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