Coin Roll Hunting FAQ v. 2.0

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by model77, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. STACKERDENNIS

    STACKERDENNIS Keep Stacking!

    Sweet post , this has a ton of useful infromation
     
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  3. CoinExplorer

    CoinExplorer New Member

    Hey guys, these references may help. We recently made an infographic at GC that has been featured on CoinWeek and Coinflation, called "Check Your Change - You Might Strike Silver!" that should be handy for people just getting started in CRH:
    http://tinyurl.com/mgm9faq

    (let me know if this is considered self-promotion, and I'll delete it!)
     
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  4. FmrFiatFollower

    FmrFiatFollower Note-orious & Numismatic

    This would meet the criteria of self promotion.
     
  5. CoinExplorer

    CoinExplorer New Member

    Oh shoot, how do you edit or delete a post here?
     
  6. AnIowaGuy

    AnIowaGuy Silver Hound

    I still cant find a bank that will sell me boxes of pennies. Plus, they look at me weird me I walk in with my bag to carry out the rolls.
     
  7. Ron Henry

    Ron Henry Active Member

    I'm new to the forum. Just ordered my first box of halves. Question: what's "no FG"?
     
  8. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    The absence of the designers initials on the Kennedy half.........
     
  9. Ron Henry

    Ron Henry Active Member

    Thanks green.
     
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  10. superc

    superc Active Member

    I have pretty much given up on banks as a probable source of silver coins unnoticed inside a new roll.

    I still do rolls, but only if I am reasonably certain the roll has been untouched since the end coin was minted and that was at least 4 decades ago. Those are becoming harder to find. Usually these days those will come from estates. The trick is to get to the Executor before someone convinces them to break the rolls open and look inside.

    Coin roll paper has changed (fonts, weave, etc.) over the years. You should be able to recognize a paper printed in the 21st century from one printed in the 1950s. That being said, I have noticed what seem to be new paper rolls printed in the old style popping up on Ebay with some sellers. Some of the really old rolls have begun to unravel as the glue dries. You may notice that. I have some genuine old early 60s rolls here that call out to me daily to free the coins inside. :)

    Also, it isn't roll hunting per se, but check out the coin jars of senior citizens when someone allows you to. Old milk cans, fruit cake tins, and ancient glass jars of mixed coins. The store (pocket) change of decades sometimes yields truly great finds. A year or so ago there was a 55 gallon drum full of coins allegedly collected by some old guy and his family until he died and it found it's way to Ebay. Imagine spending the next two decades just sorting that out. I was so tempted to bid on that...
     
  11. Ron Henry

    Ron Henry Active Member

    Just opened a box of halves and found about $40 worth of 2000 and newer. My question is: what's the value of the newer and limited issues? How many should I keep?
     
  12. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    From what I've learned (and I've only been at this first a few months), they are currently only worth face value. They do have lower numbers produced, so maybe in the future (but no time soon). Am I right?
     
  13. trevor

    trevor New Member

    I know this post hasn't been written in in a whole but I'd like to know how many silver halves are common to find while hunting I've only done this a couple of times before and it was with dimes. I bought 180 bucks fv and found 14 fv of 40%. Even one whole roll of 1966. I know this probably oncommonly good I was just wondering what's normal resaults
     
  14. parautika

    parautika New Member


    Greetings, all. I have been a casual coin roll hunter for a couple of years ... what a thrill! Lately I've been looking mostly for silver. Supplies seem to have dwindled, so as prices dropped I decided to buy some 90% silver from a dealer. I received a (bank) sealed roll of 90% silver quarters. Does this mean that the banks are picking silver coins out of the masses? Is it best to only search hand rolled coins anymore? Many thanks and good luck in your searches!
     
  15. Ethan

    Ethan Collector of Kennedy's

    Been doing this for years, I started looking for silver but it has moved on to mint errors etc. I save all NIFC (Not intended for Circulation), these being 1987, 2002 > present, and of course any odd balls. In two years I have found about 70 oz. That is doing about $1000 - $2000 a week. It is not a lot and in total it works out to about $4 an hour all said and done but that is not why I do it. The wife and I enjoy it, we really get excited sometimes. The best was when I found a 76 with a presidential seal reverse. I thought I had paid off my mortgage. That was my introduction to the Magicians coin. Still we have loads of fun doing it and we even refer to it as "Half' night. We have got pretty good and efficient at doing them also. I used to do it when I was a kid 30 years ago but then only for Silver. The highlight of the finds so far? This[​IMG]
     
  16. Garrett Haag

    Garrett Haag Active Member

    I keep all nickels minted 1956 and older because a dealer I know buys them for 7 cents each, and I find quite a few when just looking for war nickels of buffaloes, Ive been trying to put together a BU set from circulation to see if it could be done, so far I have found a little over half of the pre 1956 nickels BU, including the 1938 d, 1939 D & S and the 1950 D. I go through a very large volume a week through, about $600 in nickels and about $3000 in dimes and $1000 in halves a week. So I work off volume.
     
  17. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica New Member

    ok, just starting CRH. Ordering my first box this week for pick up on 10/1/15. So with all the knowledge and experience here, besides the pre-1964 and '65-70's for the silver....what would you all recommend looking for? I have been doing a lot of reading and right now I'm feeling overwhelmed.
     
  18. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    Great question! I also look for doubled dies for 1971-D, 1973, 1974-D, and 1977-D. If you have a good magnifying glass/loupe, these will stick out like a sore thumb. You can check out some reference photos of what these look like on variety vista's website. And also be on the look out for any errors, they pop up when you least expect them.
     
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  19. DeodatusAlp2002

    DeodatusAlp2002 Lowball glory!

    Um, in how much does a box cost, you forgot to say that the dollar boxes cost $1000!
    Also, the halves, I say save 2003 and newer because they are nifc.
     
  20. BATTERup646

    BATTERup646 I'm back again

    2009 had low mintage. never found one, so have other members.
     
  21. grapeape

    grapeape New Member

    This starts with discussion on IKE dollars...Im' guessing banks dont have them anymore?? where would you get them, short of buying at a premium?
     
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