Bags or Rolls

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Dialupsux, Jan 13, 2021 at 1:52 PM.

  1. Dialupsux

    Dialupsux Active Member

    So the mint sells both bags and rolls (at a premium I believe ) It seems to me the bagged coins would be pretty banged up by the time I received them, also the machine that rolls coins must cause a little damage once in a while. So which method would get you the cleanest (awesomest) coins ?
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  3. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Procrastinator

    IMHO I would say bags... Even though some (if not a lot) of them are banged up you may find better coinage in there
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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    When I was actively submitting coins to NGC for grading, I always bought the bags from the US Mint. When it comes to business strikes, a grade of MS68 will generally sell for $150 or more. And, I came up with dozens of them!

    I would usually submit 50 or more coins of the same date/mintmark at a time. All you need is a dozen or so to come back MS68, and you will make a nice profit over and above the purchase price and cost of submission.
  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Rolls i would rather go to my banks and CRH customer wrapped rolls having a better chance of unexpected coins in them,silver,older coins e.t.c.
  6. Dialupsux

    Dialupsux Active Member

    Seems like CRH customer wrapped rolls and Mint Bag Hunting are two separate sports
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  7. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    I would think new rolls would have a better chance of finding a 70 or 69
  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    ^^^^^if your in it just for the money get them certified then sell for good profit.
  9. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    See if you can get them individually-wrapped. My mints are individually-wrapped and there aren't no marks on none of them.
  10. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    They both are dumped into a bin when minted, then hauled to who ever divides them either into a machine that feeds them into the smaller bags or a machine that counts out 40 or 50 and wraps them. The major difference that I can think of is that bagged coins get jostled around together in shipping while the rolled coins are only exposed on the end pieces.
  11. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Good input by the group. I'd advocate for the bags over the rolls. I suppose that rolled coinage could yield a better grade than MS68, but I wouldn't count on it (NOTE: I've not searched Mint bags or rolls). I would also offer that the occasional run of off-center cents that are obround/broadstrikes might be more likely be found in bags.
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  12. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

    It will be very hard to get a 69 or 70 from business strike coins in any packaging. Mint set coins rarely go above a 67 from talking with dealers in my LCC.
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  13. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Mint Rolls have a better chance of finding some high grade w's
  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    All coins go through the same process before they are bagged or rolled.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021 at 7:02 PM
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