Pete Smith writes:
When I worked for Gary Adkins (NSI) I was given all phone calls from the public asking general questions. For a while half the calls were about Wisconsin quarters.
One day I received a call from a police officer who had been called to a suburban bank. Someone brought in some coins that didn't look right. The silver color was a little different and the coins did not have orange edges.
I explained to the officer that the composition of silver coins changed after 1964 and the earlier coins had a different composition than current coins. I also explained that we were currently paying four times face value for pre-1964 coins and we would be happy to take them off the hands of the bank.
It is tough to realize what an old geezer I am when I remember events like that from ancient history. I might have thought such information would be passed down to bank employees but apparently not.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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