Do all 2019 Quarter bulk bags get some W mint marks?

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  1. ja59

    ja59 Missing the Beach just not as much as ...

    Wondering if the mint sends out bulk bags this year that do not have any W mint marks. I think I read that 1 in every 180 coins would be a W. Does this sound correct?
     
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  3. KevinS

    KevinS Junior Member

    Anybody open any mint rolls and find a "W" slipped in? Haven't opened mine but probably will when I complete the entire set to give complete sets to the kids and grandkids. 11 years in the making! They're all going to get a beautiful PDSS,S,W album. Hope they don't spend them at the arcade!
     
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  4. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    10 million W's out of an estimated 1.85 billion coins - that's about 1 in 185 (0.54%).

    Coins are randomly seeded in bags going to the Federal Reserve - I'm sure many bags get none.

    No 2019-W in any U.S. Mint offering (BU rolls or bags).
     
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  5. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    Mint rolls do NOT get Ws
    Only the balistic bags sent to the coin terminals
     
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  6. ja59

    ja59 Missing the Beach just not as much as ...

    Right. Was asking if we thought ALL 2019 ballistic bags get a scoop. Got a new box of quarters with all shiny new coins as enders. 19 rolls showing 2019 Lowell, 17 rolls showing 2018 Cumberland Island, and 14 rolls showing obverse on ends. Hope to find a W. I'll update after the grandkids and I go through them. Hopefully start this weekend.
     
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  7. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    The mint did not say that. They did identify the states and cities where the coins were sent, but curiously not whether that was all contracted coin terminals or just some.

    Good luck...
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You will not get them in mint rolls or bags. They were all shipped out to specific locations and rolled offsite. You may go through 10 boxes from your local bank and never find a single one.
     
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  9. ja59

    ja59 Missing the Beach just not as much as ...


    Results: No "W" Mint Mark Quarters. All BU "P"

    Of the 19 rolls showing Lowell on the end, 5 of the rolls had 1 Cumberland Island coin in each roll. The remaining 14 rolls were solid Lowell.

    Of the 17 rolls showing Cumberland Island on the end, 1 roll had 1 Lowell coin, 1 roll had 38 Lowell coins, and 1 roll had 39 Lowell coins. The remaining 14 rolls were solid Cumberland Island.

    Of the 14 rolls showing obverse on end, 7 rolls were solid Lowell, and 7 rolls were solid Cumberland Island

    Lowell = 1,113 coins

    Cumberland Island = 887 coins

    While all the coins are BU, Oddly enough, 4 random Lowell coins, from 4 different rolls, have substantially different quality on the obverse. Looks like they may have been on the floor of the mint or something.
    In my pics, You can see that the obverses are very different, while the reverses look comparably similar. The coins on the bottom row are for comparison.

    BU Lowell Obverse2.jpg BU Lowell Reverse2.jpg
     
  10. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    More likely the floor of the contract coin terminal but yeah...

    We all get so wrapped up in the magic of coins that we forget all about the giant industrial processes that get them into your hands...

    At least with like M&Ms we don't save them and slab them and such. during my road trip last Saturday I bought a bag of white chocolate ones. And there was a double sized one in the bag. never crossed my mind to call it a twice struck candy take a photograph and ask you guys is it rare...
     
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