Roll-searchers, post your results!

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by chicken_little, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    Yes, I love spending the halves. I get cool comments all the time. But, if you can find a bank with a coin counter, that is the way to go.
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  3. FastMoneyPlaya

    FastMoneyPlaya Junior Member

    About a year ago, my wife went to the bank to get several rolls of coins to use for change at my kid's school's book fair that she was working at. She opened up two rolls of mercury dimes and a couple of 90% quarter rolls, called me at work and asked me if these were worth anything? I told her to keep them all, looked them up and found out they are all worth 10-12x face (all circulated common dates).

    A couple of years before that, my electrician was up in my attic and found two rolls of 90% quarters hiding under the fiberglass insulation. Thankfully, he's an honest guy and gave them to me.

    So with a few rolls of silver sitting on my desk, I started searching around the internet and resumed my childhood hobby of collecting coins (started in the 1970's by searching rolls of pennies for wheats). Now that I've got more money to spend than when I was a kid, I'm collecting coins I used to dream of!
  4. dponsness

    dponsness Junior Member

    Lincoln Bonanza

    The owner went to the bank the other day and got some change for the drawer. After he came back, I started to look at the rolls. They cent rolls were the standard clear plastic junk except for two customer wrapped rolls. I check them out and this is what I found:

    First roll : All 1956D and a few 1956 mixed in.
    Second roll (the good one): 1919, 1930, 1935,1936, 1937D,1940,1941,1942,1942D,1944,1944D,1945,1946D,1947D,1949D,1950,
    1950D,1950S,1951D,1952D,1955D.1956D,1957D and 1958D

    There were a few duplicates in the second roll, but the bad thing is that all of the second roll are badly toned from what I assume is high heat. Their condition other than that is fairly good.
  5. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    Nice Lincoln finds.

    Searched a box of halves: Nothing
    Found $15 of loose halves at the bank: 2 40%ers.
  6. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

    2 box's halves

    1 40%er



    Found 4 loose rolls at a cashier and 3 40%ers and one 64
  7. Flatlander

    Flatlander Junior Member

    1992 S Half

    I went back through $200 in halves that my kids searched first and found this 1992 S that looks like it has been sandblasted or something. Is there any value in this?

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  8. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

    Possible a Grease Struck thru error...but hard to tell from the pict.
  9. Flatlander

    Flatlander Junior Member

    See if this image is any better.

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  10. rockdude

    rockdude Coin Collector

    Possible some kind of environmental damage still worth 50c.
  11. Lather

    Lather Time traver Numismatist

    Searched Box Jefferson's...
    86P FullStep nice tone so keeper
    44S Silver
    44P Silver x2
    About a roll worth of 1939 oldest to 1959

    I Have 3 Sets so am not looking to fill any holes.. just wanted to see what kind of luck I may have with errors and such.. And I love the tone that can show on Jefferson's..
    But after searching I just wonder why they thought they needed so many of these coins in 1964?
  12. cerdsalicious

    cerdsalicious BigShot

    Lather:
    So many nickels were produced in 1964 since the mint was switching over plachets that most nickels made in 1964,1965 and 1966 were dated 1964 which is why so many are in circulation today.
    Nice Pickups on the silver.
  13. Lather

    Lather Time traver Numismatist


    Thanks.. Love that silver..
  14. sodbuster

    sodbuster Junior Member

    Half searching has really gone in the crapper lately.

    Another whole box, plus $65.50 in loose and customer rolls. The only thing worth keeping (arguably) was a 2006-P.

    Had better luck with a box of nickels.
    1936 full date buffalo.
    1938 Jefferson
    40d, 41, 44p, 45s, 49, 53, 53d, 53s, 56,2x56d, 57, 2x57d, 3x59d

    Always happy to find a buffalo...have had good luck with that. In 10 boxes, I have found 5 buffaloes, 17 silvers, and 2 Vs. Lucky searching...

    Wish my luck was holding out that well on halves...four consecutive shutout boxes.
  15. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    Did another box of halves yesterday.....no silver.
    I did find a 2006 which was quite worn so I'm not keeping. I also found a 1978-s proof which I am keeping

    I also visited a couple of banks and found 11 bucks of loose halves with 2 40%ers so I wasn't shut out for the day.

    3 rolls of nickels, and I found only one old date, a 1959.

    I'll get another box tomorrow....
  16. cerdsalicious

    cerdsalicious BigShot

    box of halves:
    strike out

    box of nickels:
    1 1943 P
    2 1947 D

    $300 rolled quarters:
    9 1976 bicentennial quarters

    Safe to say that silver is dry due to so many roll searchers...
  17. lincolnhoardr

    lincolnhoardr Coin Hoarder

    found a 1932-D cent and 3 silver dimes
  18. immytay1

    immytay1 Member

  19. scnokc77

    scnokc77 Junior Member

    Yesterday I bought $5.00 in cents, $10.00 in nickels, and $15.00 in dimes mainly just to revisit a hobby from childhood, and get some blue books started.
    I saved the nickels for last and I'm about 95% sure I just found a 1939 Doubled Five Cent/Monticello. I don't have access to a scanner at the moment but will post scans tomorrow from work :)

    edit: False alarm; just did some more research and its not a doubled.
  20. swish513

    swish513 edwardian penny collector

    nice finds
  21. jeff994

    jeff994 Junior Member

    Six boxes of halves over the weekend, this is what I found,

    (1) 1918
    (1) 1940
    (1) 1962
    (5) 1964
    (2) 1965
    (5) 1966
    (16) 1967
    (17) 1968
    (8) 1969

    (1) 1976 S Bicentennial Proof
    (1) 2000 S Proof

    All but 3 coins came from 2 of the six boxes...:smile

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