Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Coin Roll Hunting: Nickel Bank Box Break #5


I purchased a box of nickels from my bank and these are the results:


Pre 1959: 16
Silver War Nickels: 0
2009: 0
Total EF - BU Coins For Albums: 119
Key Find(s):1971 (BU)


Verdict: These were customer wrapped rolls.  I haven't seen any machine wrapped rolls in a while.  I was skunked on silver war nickels and 2009s.  The rolls did contain some nice coins and I was able to upgrade a few of the coins in my collection

Coin Roll Hunting: Nickel Bank Box Break #4


I purchased a box of nickels from my bank and these are the results:


Pre 1959: 19
Silver War Nickels: 1 (1945P)
2009: 0
Total EF - BU Coins For Albums: 136
Key Find(s): 1945P, 1968 (BU, Rainbow Toned)

Verdict: These were customer wrapped rolls.  I kept up the 1 silver war nickel per $100 trend, although the dry streak of 2009 nickels continued.  I found a nice assortment of circulated 1940's and 1950's in this lot.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Coin Roll Hunting: Nickel Bank Box Break #3


I purchased a box of nickels from my bank and these are the results:


  • Pre 1959: 9
  • Silver War Nickels: 0
  • "S" Mint Marks: 8
  • 2009: 0
  • Total EF - BU Coins For Albums: 125
  • Key Find(s): 1939, 1954D(AU)


Verdict: Since I was shorted in the last box, I picked up this lot at another branch.  The teller seemed confused when I inquired about a box and asked "how much that was?".  So I ended up with $100 in customer rolls.  I was a little worried about the quality I might receive from these since I've been getting terrible condition coins in customer rolls lately.  After opening several of these rolls, I got the feeling these were already searched.  This was later validated when I looked at the total numbers. There were no war nickels, 2009 dates, and very little pre 1959.  Normally this would of been a complete waste of time; except I did find some great coins!  The previous roll hunter left me a complete run of BU 1990 - 2004 (P & D), most 2005 - 2012 in BU, and many 1980's in BU.  I was able to fill a large chunk of my uncirculated set, and upgrade some other pieces!  Even my circulated set go some nice upgrades.

Coin Roll Hunting: Nickel Bank Box Break #2


I purchased a box of nickels from my bank and these are the results:

  • Pre 1959: 15
  • Silver War Nickels: 1 (1945P)
  • "S" Mint Marks: 0
  • 2009:  0
  • Total EF - BU Coins For Albums: 120
  • Key Find(s): 1945P 

Verdict: After the last bank box I was excited to try another. Unfortunately, this box was resealed and I was shorted 3 rolls!  There was a mix of machine and customer rolls in the box. While I did find a war nickel in this box, nothing else really stood out.  I was able to fill holes in mine and my daughter's set.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Coin Roll Hunting: Nickel Bank Box Break


I purchased a box of nickels from my bank and these are the results:

  • Pre 1959: 17
  • Silver War Nickels: 1 (1943P)
  • "S" Mint Marks: 3
  • 2009:  2 (2009P (AU) 2009D (Rusted))
  • Total EF - AU Coins For Albums: 158
  • Key Find(s): 1938 (EF) 1941, 1943P, 1962 (BU) 2009 (AU)

Verdict: After the last couple of bad lots of customer rolls, I decided to get a bank box to help reduce the chance of receiving other CRH's tailings. I'm sold on getting nickel boxes although the initial cost is more than I've been spending.  Also, there is a lot more back end work cashing in all of the unwanted coins.  For the first time, I pulled a silver war nickel and two 2009s (even though one of the 2009s had to go to the scrap pile for condition).  While there were still some rusted, run over, and corroded pieces, the percentage was much lower than the customer rolls I've been searching.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Silver vs Money


This is an interesting video about the supply of silver and the limited potential ownership of it.

Ted Butler On Silver Market Manipulation


Here is an eye opening interview of Ted Butler I came across on YouTube about manipulation in the silver market.