$150 in CWR nickels

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by drewish, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. drewish

    drewish New Member

    I don't tend to hunt a large amount of nickels but do so between my half dollar batches. I'm not an error collector so I mostly pull out uncirculated and lower mintage coins (pre 1960 and 2009's) but will grab any major errors I see.
    This week I was able to obtain $150 in CWR nickels that included some older looking rolls.
    I was able to pull out 5 complete rolls of BU nickels dating from the 80's and 90's with some being pretty gem. I have to go back through them again as there were a number of them with full steps. A few from the 60's and 70's also made the cut. Here is a sample of them.


    I was able to pull out another 2 complete rolls of BU's from the following dating from the 90's and 2000's with other dates sprinkled in. nickels1.png

    Other finds were ~20 pre-1960 coins none being a key date, 4 Canadian nickels, a 20 Rappen, and 1 Bahamian nickel.
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  3. Arkos

    Arkos Member

    On a side note, were does one obtain large amounts rolls?
  4. drewish

    drewish New Member

    Pretty much any bank I've gone to is willing to give out CWR's. I just happen to catch one with a large amount on hand. Typically they are in lower amounts.
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very nice finds. Welcome to CT.
  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    BU? It means Brilliant Uncirculated, your coins were all in circulation.
  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    BU is a condition, not a guarantee of past history.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    BU is a term sellers, not all of them, use to sell coins. BU is not a grade or condition of the coin, it's a marketing term that has become way to common.
  9. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    It has been used as a term for over a 100 years
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes but it doesn't make it correct.
  11. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    It was before we had 10 grades of unc.

    In the 1960's we had: Unc, BU and Gem BU.

    And it worked
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I was a kid but I remember that. Now a days dealers use the term zinc loosely as the MS numbers have a better usage in today's coins than in the sixties.
  13. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    I once was into searching rolls of nickels. I now have about $800 worth sitting in coffee cans. One of these days I'll take them to the bank but man they are heavy!
  14. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    I assume CWR means customer wrapped roll??
    Gary in Washington
  15. drewish

    drewish New Member

    Yes, exactly.
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