Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by model77, Mar 10, 2012.
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The absence of the designers initials on the Kennedy half.........
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...
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!
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.
Also, the halves, I say save 2003 and newer because they are nifc.
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