Beyond the Coinstar machine Plunder Log for August 2019

in steemsilvergold •  14 days ago 

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Is this another Beer rendition of our Precious? Mmmm, not bad at all.

This is a monthly series of log entries documenting my extended quest of finding Silver treasure in the most unlikely places or is it?

"One day there will be some poor little old widow with one of her late husband's jars of coins to be sorted by that newfangled green teller machine. She eases the jar on the machine to stare at the electronic screen testing her old bifocals tilting her head one way then the other. She mumbles to herself, 'What happened to the good old days when there's a lovely Teller to give me personal service?' “My Sylvester needs some cat food”, she says. And hopefully I will be there just when she's done."

Meanwhile, I can pickup a bit of loose change while I’m at it.

The results from my local Coinstar Machine

Total Checks four, as I am back on my routine for August but No coin, No SILVER Results but a little key.

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Just a key, nothing special I guess.

Now into the results from the Compass Train Fare Machines!

Again with the Summer months train ridership is reduced since Post-secondary students are off and a lot of white collar workers are taking their vacations. But results we still have!

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2005 2 Dollar Polar Bear Reverse, BiMetallic Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 496, Schön# 524 Mintage of 38,318,000.

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2011 L 10 Cents Bluenose Reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 Mintage of 292,325,000.

2009 L 10 Cents Bluenose Reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 Mintage of 370,700,000.

2005 x2 L 10 Cents Bluenose Reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 Mintage of 212,000,000.

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2018 L 5 cents Beaver Nickel plated steel, 3.95g, 21.2 mm Dia., KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 87,528,000.

2016 x 2 5 cents Beaver Reverse Nickle plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 140,952,000.

2011 5 cents Beaver Reverse Nickle plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 230,328,000.

2010 L 5 cents Beaver Nickel plated steel, 3.95g, 21.2 mm Dia., KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 126,840,000.

2007 x3 L 5 cents Beaver Nickel plated steel, 3.95g, 21.2 mm Dia., KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 221,472,000.

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1980 5 Cents Beaver Reverse Copper Nickel , KM#60.2 Schön# 60 Mintage of 134,878,000.

1994 5 Cents Beaver Reverse Copper Nickel, KM# 182, Schön# 164, Mintage of 99,352,000.

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And always a little treat to find a foreign coin

1999 D 5 Cents Jefferson Nickel clad copper, KM# 195a, Schön# 197a, Mintage of 1,437,000,000.

1993 D Quarter Dollar Washington Nickel Clad Copper, KM# 164a, Schön# 168a, KM# A164a, Mintage of 927,638,181

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Summary:

Total Plunder from the Coinstar and the nearby 3 Compass Fare Machines for July 2019 etc.
15 coins $2.90 In CAD Currency
0 Physical Token of utility value.
0 Pendant/jewelry
2 coins Foreign Coin $0.30 USD
1 Junk
0 Silver Arrgh! NO Silver again!

2 Keepers;

1999 Quarter Dollar
1992 Jefferson 5 Cents
1994 Beaver Nickel for Commodity value over $0.05 CAD,
1980 Beaver Nickel for Commodity value over $0.05 CAD
For more information regarding Commodity Value See Coinflation.

The remainder of $ 2.90 added to my running balance of $28.26, totalling $31.16 CAD goes into me ‘Go Fund my Pirate Ship’ Project (An upcoming blog feature).

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So do yea ‘ave a Coinstar Machine near ye? Tell me wha’ Yea plundered from it or any other Change generatin’ vendin’ machine.

1, My own photos/pictures taken with a HuaweiKII-L05 Smartphone
W Wiki Commons
R Clip art vectors from 123RF
C. Free clipart from Openclipart

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“Et lux in tenebris to serve laboro, sum sicarius” “I work in the shadows to serve the Light, I am an Assassin”

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I find myself taking a "Peek" in the "Reject Tray" as I walk by those Machines...

It's kind of like looking in the Old Pay Phones, for Coins left behind... lol...

September 3, 2019... 14.5 Hollywood Time...

Wouldn't bother anyone if you checked. Free cash. $31 since last November.

Nice finds even if there was no silver! You still find a lot more than I ever do. I need to find other options to search rather than just relying on the few coinstar machines in my area. I actually found a fully functional and working pay phone the other day! Thought those were all gone... haha!

Thanks for sharing your adventure with us @kerrislravenhill!

It's not just Coinstar Machines. There is a story of the Local Multimillionaire Jim Pattison who now owns a multitude of businesses was know to check payphone coin refund slots. I had a working Payphone not far from me and it just got disconnected and removed last week. 50 cents per local call. Here she is , the last of her kind. Now gone!

That's a cool one, they've been disappearing for awhile now... becoming a rare sight!
Here's the one I found, a bit pricier to call out than 50 cents though!

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15 coins from the coin star machine is a lot, sis!

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The bulk of my coins came from the Compass Train Fare Machines, lately it's a bit of dust and junk like the key. But it inspires me to check other change generating machines in the area. Coinstar was just the Beginning!

That old lady will come by someday on any one of the machines you regularly visit with the jar of clads and silver coins, and perhaps even gold!

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That's a decent amount of plunder considing.

I could take this $31 and buy my ship or buy my silver ship coin, I could afford an ounce. Note: Black flag is bumped up to $42 CAD from $32 CAD at thecoinshoppe.com

That's a nice haul! I found a penny in a Coinstar the other day, and found a trinket ring on the ground at the shopping mall. Nothing nearly like a $2 coin! Awesome!

If the penny is prior to 1990, not sure, it would almost entirely copper making it worth over 2 cents. I usually keep them for the commodity value.

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Pirate of The Pay Phone, I Love It ! @kerrislravenhill