Metal Magnet is now stuck on the bottom of lake

RCO

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That's too funny about switching the coins. :p

I just checked $10 face value, and it's up to $284.21, so that's $2.84 a dime.

I also found a Canada dime from 1940 in one of those change counting machines at a grocery store a couple years ago , it was just lying there when I walked by

when I saw those 2 US dimes I could tell rate away the colour looked different than a modern dime , not sure of the exact years but late 40's or 50's
 

embe

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I also found a Canada dime from 1940 in one of those change counting machines at a grocery store a couple years ago , it was just lying there when I walked by

Working retail as a kid (back when people often paid in exact change), some of the cashiers would have a keen eye for old coins. If there were a few at the end of each shift, Boss would approve balancing the till with newer coins from their own pocket, and you could build a pretty quick collection that way.
 

relic rescuer

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I know what you mean about stirring up the bottom, and in the lakes it takes forever for things to settle down again.

1962 and prior U.S. dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollars, are about 85% silver. I used to look through my coins to collect them, but they are all pretty much out of circulation now because of the price of silver, which keeps going up.

I used to do metal detecting in the old ghost towns, but never found much that I can remember, maybe a few coins, but mostly things like old cans, and mining equipment, like old chains.
It's pre 64 and they are 90% silver
 

RCO

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an update about my metal magnet , I had went back there a couple times with thoughs about swimming down to get it but boats were always parked over it or such so never attempted

early this morning when it was quiet and no boats I was able to make a quick dive down and recovered it . it was actually rather easy , only stuck in some wood and came out easy .

it cleaned up well , the picture is from the dock and looks rusty , the metal bar was attached to the rope to sink it so it wouldn't get stuck in a boat propeller .

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