Hi my friends. Well as most of you know I'm a member of the ANA also. I catch some.heat but that's because I like a fair playing field for all. And we know we will never makes everyone happy. When this was announced something in my gut felt funny.. It didn't seem right for.a.reason.. I was right. You want one don't go to a store and buy something. Go to ebay. That's the only place I have seen them. There grading between 63 and 65 for the most part. If you can find them. Now the public knows nothing about this program. Hey I'm willing to bet the public doesn't care about mint marks or what they are. They will be used in soda machines ,parking meters ,anything that takes a quarter.
Now we will not see these for a while. One person was selling them on ebay so I asked him . Where did you get so many? From the bank. Of course . They knew it . He asked for two rolls. Both rolls had the W Mint mark and all were Lowell I saw one other. The ones released were not of there best quaility. probably returns. How many have you come accriss.? Not many. Because there in piggy banks. In rolls going back to the bank from the store owners who have to make there deposit..
I am waiting for a success story. I really am. I didn't have faith in it but this is not like the mint releasing the new coinage. That takes three months.. These should of showed up that week. I have yet to read a blog or journal.saying they found one. It will be a collector. Ten million dollars. That's allot of quarters. Recently about a few months ago like I had said my wife brought home change from a store. I said let's have it. There it was a good looking 1931 S cent. My jaw dropped.. Now I am homebound so I can't get out. My wife went to three stores showing them what I'm looking for. These are good friends many twenty years.Nothing. Not one.
Please the fun is in the hunt. They should be everywere. But there not. I hope some collectors find these soon before they become more damaged. Scratches dings. So what do we then. If you find one out it in an air tite . Some will be banged up thats be expected. But there has to be some good ones out there. I hope.your looking. I haven't even heard collectors talking about them. So instead of a bust, thumbs up or down? Don't give up. Maybe if the public knew at least some would be found. I don't have the answers. I don't want to see another failure. That's all. Get out there and let's bring them home. Well thanks for taking time to read this. Mike
Well I have seen them in what it seems there getting rolls of them from the banks. That's depressing.