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Old 05-05-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: East Terrell Hills
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Check with some of the local big box or thrift stores. They might have some in their cash on hand or petty cash funds. When I used to work retail, my manager told me to get rid of the dollar coins ASAP.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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Might try the post office...IIRC, I've gotten them there a time or three....
Yeah, that's the only place I've ever gotten them. They were uncirculated, too!
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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I've seen them at Frost but if you want collectible quality, might check out some local coin stores. There's a nice on on 281 between Bitters and 1604. Might look it up.

However, they probably will never be worth much as collectibles. Except for some by chance rarities (like the Jackie Robinson $5), they don't appreciate.

I saw some poor soul trying to unload a set of modern silver $1.00 commeratives and the dealer had to explain they were worth basically bullion prices.

But collect for fun. Stores and dealer make money on markup and commission, not increasing value. If you do get something that makes money - that's part of the fun.

Interestingly, the increasing price of gold as overtaken the collectors values of some gold coins.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I've seen them at Frost but if you want collectible quality, might check out some local coin stores. There's a nice on on 281 between Bitters and 1604. Might look it up.

However, they probably will never be worth much as collectibles. Except for some by chance rarities (like the Jackie Robinson $5), they don't appreciate.

I saw some poor soul trying to unload a set of modern silver $1.00 commeratives and the dealer had to explain they were worth basically bullion prices.

But collect for fun. Stores and dealer make money on markup and commission, not increasing value. If you do get something that makes money - that's part of the fun.

Interestingly, the increasing price of gold as overtaken the collectors values of some gold coins.
I know that store, I've been there before.

To the person who got them at the Post Office: did you get it as change from the cashiers?
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: san antonio
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You can order them directly from the government, I think they will even ship them free to you.

Here is the website:

U.S. Mint Online Product Catalog
HEH.

a while back, when the gov't was mass producing the new dollar coins, people i know (maybe me, who knows) were buying them up, getting the max possible each time and putting it on the credit card. go to to the bank, deposit them. money back, FREE AIR MILES AND REWARDS!

/ymmv, i think theyre trying to stop us from keeping it going
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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To the person who got them ahe Post Office: did you get it as change from the cashiers?
I got them back as change when I put a $20 bill in a stamp vending machine.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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You can ask a bank to special order them for you.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:30 AM
 
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Default Derangement and Obama Coin Target practice,

The sickest post I have seen during the time since 2007 when I began to read City Data Forum.
What are intimating here ? You have tipped your hand....do you perhaps need professional medical attention???
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I have an Obama coin set up at 100 yards...let's see what the .338 will do....
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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I've seen them at Frost but if you want collectible quality, might check out some local coin stores.
I don't expect these coins in BU to ever be "collectible"... there are too many of them, and things that are designed to be "collectible" rarely are.

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I saw some poor soul trying to unload a set of modern silver $1.00 commeratives and the dealer had to explain they were worth basically bullion prices.
Heh... http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/busin...to-claims.html

I was going to post about ordering them from the Mint but someone beat me to it. I will say they've added some restrictions... people were buying thousands worth with free shipping on VISA cards to get points/miles/cash back, and then depositing them at the bank. The bank doesn't want them either Given the low value of $1 any more, personally I think $1 coins make sense... IMO they should just stop printing the $1 note. But so long as they do, I'll keep using the folding kind instead of a pocket loaded with coins... I get rid of change ASAP. It gets dumped in the ashtray of my car, which gets emptied into a coffee can, which when full gets deposited. And yes I look for silver (haven't found any "wild" in several years), and I do sort out copper pennies.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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They don't make the President dollar coins anymore
But the only reason they weren't successful is because we still have the dollar BILL. We need to phase OUT the bill with the coins already, I mean people just wad up dollar bills in their pocket anyway they're not even worth the paper they're printed on.
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