Beyond the Coinstar machine: Pirate Plunder Log for the first Quarter of 2020

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“Black birds tend to like Shiny things.” ~ The Bloody Raven

Those new to this aspect of my blogging adventures, “Beyond the Coinstar Machine” it is about finding Silver coins from non-conventional sources, or ‘Stacking for free’ so to speak, by checking the tray of Coinstar machines, Compass fare, vending machines and any change handling machine.

January seemed about average in the number of coins found and for some crazy reason the month February turned out pretty rich, but March with the onset of the Covvid-19/Wuhan virus findings a bit fewer as the traffic around the Change machines dropped off.


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So, on to the results of the first quarter of 2020!

Coin Finds for January 2020


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2013 1 Dollar Loon Reverse, Brass plated Steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 1255, Schön# 944 Mintage of 120,330,000


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2 x 2018 L 10 Cents Bluenose schooner Reverse, Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 Mintage of 118,525,000.
1 x 2011 L 10 Cents Bluenose schooner Reverse, Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 Mintage of 292,325,000.
2 x 2010 L 10 Cents Bluenose schooner Reverse, Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 Mintage of 252,450,000.
1 x 2009 L 10 Cents Bluenose schooner Reverse, Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 Mintage of 370,700,000.
1 x 2008 L 10 Cents Bluenose schooner Reverse, Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 Mintage of 467,000,000.
2 x 2007 L 10 Cents Bluenose schooner Reverse, Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 Mintage of 304,000,000.
1 x 1952-2002 P 10 Cents Bluenose schooner Reverse, Golden Jubilee, Nickel plated steel, KM# 447, Schön# 441, Mintage of 251,000,000.
1 x 2001 P 10 Cents Year of Volunteers Reverse, Nickel plated Steel KM# 412, Schön# 407 Mintage of 225,000,000.
1 x 1994 10 Cents Bluenose schooner Reverse, Nickel, KM# 183, Schön# 165.1, Mintage of 145,800,000.
1 x 1992 10 Cents Bluenose schooner Reverse, Confederation Commemorative, Nickel , KM# 206, Schön# 203, Mintage of 174,476,000.
1 x 1986 10 Cents Bluenose schooner Reverse, Nickel , KM# 77, Schön# 61b.3, Schön# 61b.4, Mintage of 168,620,000.


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1 x 2019 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage unknown.
6 x 2018 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 87,528,000
5 x 2016 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 140,952,000.
1 x 2015 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 87,360,000.
1 x 2012 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 230,328,000.
1 x 2009 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 266,448,000.
1 x 2006 P 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 89,664,000
1 x 1996 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Copper-Nickel, Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 36,686,000.

Foreign coins found.


2018 D US 1 Cent Shield reverse, Copper plated zinc, 16th President Abraham Lincoln, KM# 468, Schön# 463, Mintage of 3,736,400,000.
2004 D US 1 Cent Lincoln Memorial reverse, copper plated zinc, 16th President Abraham Lincoln, KM# 201a, KM# 201b, Schön# 202a, Mintage of 3,456,400,000.

Summary for January 2020

Number of Canadian coins= 32
$CAD= $3.25
Silver Coins= zero
Foreign coins= 2 US Pennies
Other junk = 1 elegant purse zipper pull


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Coin Finds for February 2020

Foreign coins found.


1978 US 1 Cent Lincoln Memorial reverse, Bronze, 16th President Abraham Lincoln, KM# 201, Schön# 202, Mintage of 5,558,605,000.
1976 D US Five Cents Monticello reverser, Copper-Nickel, 3rd President Thomas Jefferson, KM# 192, KM# A192, Schön# 196, Mintage of 313,092,780.
2015 D US One Dime Roosevelt obverse, Nickel clad copper, 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt, KM#195a, Schön# 197a, Mintage of 1,437,000,000.

A big February Haul


4 x 2012 2 Dollars Polar Bear reverse, Aluminum bronze center, Nickel ring, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 837, Schön# 525, mintage of 1,531,000. Low mintage.
1 x 2007 L 2 Dollars Polar Bear reverse, Aluminum bronze center, Nickel ring, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 837, Schön# 525, mintage of 38,957,000.
1 x 2005 2 Dollars Polar Bear reverse, Aluminum bronze center, Nickel ring, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 496, Schön# 524, mintage of 38,318,000.
1 x Center slug of Polar Bear only and… No, it’s not worth $2 or $1.

It is rather odd finding just the bronze center slug without finding the nickel ring nearby. Punky’s Dad told me a story of when these coins first came out in 1996 replacing the Canadian $2 bill.

There were plenty of people fascinated by the new cash and the 'twisted' few tried to dislodge the bronze center from the nickel ring. Even on the TV News, showing exuberant young lads throwing the coins onto the sidewalk in attempt to ‘Break’ apart the coin. Such irrational actions drew warnings from mint officials that warned of charges levied to those willfully damaging Public Property, but to the credit of the mint that it’s made tough and such occurrences where very rare.


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2011 L One Dollar Loon reverse, Bronze plated Nickel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 495, Schön# 523, Mintage of 20,410,000.
2009 L One Cent Maple Leaf reverse, Copper Plated Zinc, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 490, Schön# 518a, mintage of 36,575,000. Demonitized.


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2 x 2016 L 25 Cents Caribou reverse, Nickel plated Steel, Elizabeth II 4th portrait, KM# 493, Schön# 521, mintage of 106,880,000.
1 x 2006 P 25 Cents Caribou reverse, Nickel plated Steel, Elizabeth II 4th portrait, KM# 493, Schön# 521, mintage of 423,189,000.


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1 x 2019 L 10 Cents Bluenose Schooner Reverse, Nickel plated Steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 492, Schön# 520, Mintage unknown.
3 x 2018 L 10 Cents Bluenose Schooner Reverse, Nickel plated Steel , Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 492, Schön# 520, Mintage of 118,525,000.
1 x 2016 L 10 Cents Bluenose Schooner reverse, Nickel plated Steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 492, Schön# 520, Mintage of220,000,000.
2 x 2015 L 10 Cents Bluenose Schooner reverse, Nickel plated Steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 492, Schön# 520, Mintage of 112,475,000.
1 x 2004 L 10 Cents Bluenose Schooner reverse, Nickel plated Steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 492, Schön# 520, Mintage of 214,000,000.
1 x 2001 P 10 Cents Year of Volunteers Reverse, Nickel plated Steel, Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait, KM# 412, Schön# 407, Mintage of 225,000,000.
1 x 1999 10 Cents Bluenose Schooner reverse Nickel, Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait, KM# 183, Schön# 165.1, Mintage of 258,452,000.


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2 x 2018 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 87,528,000
5 x 2016 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 140,952,000.
1 x 2015 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 87,360,000.
1 x 2013 L 5 Cent Beaver Reverse Nickel plated Steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a Mintage of 78,120,000.
1 x 2012 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 230,328,000.
1 x 2011 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 230,328,000.
1 x 2008 L 5 Cent Beaver Reverse Nickel plated Steel , Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 278,530,000.
1 x 2007 L 5 Cent Beaver Reverse Nickel plated Steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 221,472,000.
1 x 2006 P 5 cents Beaver Reverse Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 89,664,000.
1 x 2004 P 5 cents Beaver Reverse Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 132,097,000
1 x 1980 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel, Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait, KM# 60.1, Schön# 60, Mintage of 134,878,000

Summary for February 2020

Number of Canadian coins= 41
$CAD= $17.61 (A record haul)
Silver Coins= zero
Foreign coins= 2 US coins, $0.16
Other junk = 3 no-PM, non-matching Earrings, 1 half coin


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Coin Finds for March 2020

SILVER dime! Found in a CoinStar on March 14,2020

I have already posted these coins earlier here except the British 5 pence!



1 x 2005 Britain 5 Pence Thistle of Scotland Reverse, Elizabeth II 4th portrait, Copper Nickel, KM# 988, Sp# D5, Mintage of 236,212,000.


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1987 1 Dollar Loon Reverse Bronze plated Nickel, Elizabeth II 2nd portrait, KM# 157, Schön# 146 mintage of 184,773,902.
2010 L 25 Cents Caribou Reverse, Nickel Plated Steel Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 493, Schön# 521, Mintage of 134,151,000.
2008 L 25 Cents Caribou Reverse, Nickel Plated Steel Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 493, Schön# 521, Mintage of 387,222,000.


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1 x 2019 L 10 Cents Bluenose schooner Reverse, Nickel plated Steel , Steel Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 492, Schön# 520, Mintage not yet published.
1 x 2006 P 10 Cents Bluenose schooner Reverse, Nickel plated Steel , Steel Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait, KM# 492, Schön# 520, Mintage of 312,000,000.


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3 x 2019 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage not yet published.
2 x 2018 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 87,528,000.
2 x 2016 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 140,952,000.
2 x 2015 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 87,360,000.
2 x 2012 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 230,328,000.
3 x 2009 L 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 266,448,000.
1 x 2006 P 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 89,664,000.
1 x 2005 P 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 4th Portrait, KM# 491, Schön# 519a, Mintage of 94,226,000.
1 x 2002 P 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Nickel plated steel, Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait, KM# 446, Schön# 440, Mintage of 135,960,000 50th Anniversary Commemorative.
1 x 1986 5 cents Beaver Reverse, Copper Nickel, Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait, KM# 60.2a, Schön# 60a, Mintage of 156,104,000.

Summary for March 2020

Number of Canadian coins= 24
$CAD= $5.20

Silver Coins= ONE 1967 Canadian Dime!

Foreign coins= 2; 1 US penny, 1 British 5 Pence
Other junk = Pill battery, rubber washer.

Total for Q1 2020 = $3.25+17.61+5.20 = $26.06


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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.

The #piratesunday tag is the scurvy scheme of Captain @stokjockey for #silvergoldstackers #steemsilvergold and #ssg-community pirates to proudly showcase their shiny booty and plunder for all to see. Landlubbers are welcomed to participate and be a Pirate at heart so open yea chests an’ show us what yea got!

References

1. All are my own pictures shot with a Samsung SM-A530W unless otherwise indicated.
P. Image under Pixabay
R. Clip art from 123RF
W. Wiki Commons

Coinflation: Metal Values Canada


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That is quite a haul and an extensive update! I can't believe people are lax with their coins. I guess you can tell that I count my pennies! Thanks for sharing!
Be safe and take care always sis @kerrislravenhill 🥰🌺🤙and a million Hugs and Kisses 🤗💕💋!

Extensive and unnecessarily comprehensive methinks. You know me, I'm a 'Details' kind of person and could easily get carried away.
Yes we west coast Canadians tend not to sweat the bother of collecting the loose change left in the machines with rushing around lifestyles don't we?
But it simply adds up to the point that I can already buy a silver bullion coin! And we're into April!
Anyway, I expect a big plunge from April on of incoming coins with the mass self quarantine of just about everyone but me.
Always, with love 💗 🥰 🌷 🎏

It sure does add up... just look at what you have!!!!

You're always killing it with Coinstar! I used to get all sorts of coins from the one at Safeway, but, since I moved there isn't one near me. Keep stackin' my raven friend!

Thanks @fat-elvis
Just a comprehensive update about the rest of the coin finds this quarter.
Mind that 90% of the coins came from Compass Fare machines, and the silver dime, majority of the junk and foreign coins came from the Coinstar. Yesterday, my favorite Coinstar was "Out of Order" so I must locate more machines.

I think it is amazing the quantity of Canadian coins that you found. Why didn't the machine accept them? They look like normal coins to me...

The majority of the coins come from Compass Bus Fare machines and the coins are left behind by passengers who may be in a hurry to catch their bus or train, don't gather all their entitled change from payment.
The Ticket/coin return tray is located fairly low on the machine and one would have to negotiate around a plastic flap to access the contents. Not a very ergonomically designed.
If their hands are cold they may not be able to clear all the coins in the ticket/coin return tray.
Another reason is the passenger decides it's not worth risking contracting a germ or virus just to pickup a nickel, dime, or even quarter where everyone's hands have already been. (I carry a hand sanitizer.)

I've have found normal coins that have been rejected by the Coinstar Machine.
The reason why the Machine rejects them is unknown to me since I don't know what the sorting process is used and it's difficult to find that information.
I know machines are tuned to a Country's currency profile.
It would have to be at least sorted by size and weight together.
So, our Canadian machines often reject US and foreign coins hence where I get most of my foreign coin collection.

Happy Hunting @ronaldoavelino

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OMG, what a haul...! 😮
That is super-sweet! 😁

Lol, it is analogous to what my Dad would do checking Pay phone coin Returns and he'd often find a quarter.
That was before the cell phone days.
It's something for me to do while I wait for my bus... free cash! and I save it up to buy a Silver coin.
Last year it paid for a Blackbeard "Queen Anne's Revenge" silver coin.
Thanks for dropping in @thekittygirl

How do you find those coins with a metal detector?

With Compass Fare Machines at nights I visually check them using a Tactical flashlight, in the daytime usually by flipping up the plastic flap so I don't have to commit putting my hand inside unless there is a coin or two but sometimes it's cluttered with paper receipts.

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With Coinstar I can simply make a visual check before retrieving any coins since the machine is in a well lit area.
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And I do own a Garrett 400i Metal detector when I visit the local beaches and parks.
Thanks for the comment @chesatochi

That’s a fantastic haul Raven. I don’t have many places by me that have these machines. The only one that i even know of it at a grocery store.
Take care and stay safe

There is always Vending Machines I check and they have been pretty good up until these Card Readers got attached to them. And since then, the station Pop machines are metaphorically dry of coins. The Cashless Society is coming. There’s even an old Telephone booth still working I check on my commute. Thanks for the comment @silverd510

You have the touch @kerrislravenhill!!🤗
Every time I look I find nothing....🤔
Let me know when you find "The Gold"!!🤗

You and and the Hive #silvergoldstackers will be the first to know! The Coinstar at a certain local Safeway is located next to a Assisted Living Home would be the likely spot for such an occurrence to happen. I try to check that one out but it's a little out of the way. I'd settle for a half ounce gold Maple Leaf. Thanks for the Comment @silvertop

That would be awesome, that would make all the trips to the Coinstar worthwhile!🤗