How do YOU open bank rolled coins?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by zekeguzz, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Unlike you, maybe your bank isn't as cheap. Have you ever bothered to ask them if they have new coin wrappers for all of the denominations? My BoA branch supplies me with (literally) thousands of them at a time. I'd get a box about the size of 2 reams of paper filled with wrappers, and when I use them all, I can get more just for the asking.

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  3. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    Most of the responses to this thread are quite amusing since coins are not rolled at the US Mint but each one spends time literally getting dropped into either a bag (the old method) or a huge ballista bag (the new method) and the only way to damage a coin from opening a roll would either be an errant fingerprint (wash your hands) or if you opened them with a hammer.
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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Since 2005, I've gotten about 100 business strikes (don't confuse these with Satin Finish) from US Mint bags & rolls that were subsequently graded by NGC, MS68.

  5. FreezerBurn

    FreezerBurn Member

    Smack them on the edge of the cash register divider and dump them into the appropriate cup. :devil:
  6. TheNoost

    TheNoost huldufolk

    I use fingernail clippers. When I used to save the wrappers to reroll, I used a corner of the cutter to hook the tab and undo the end of the roll. Now I just clip and rip.
  7. zekeguzz

    zekeguzz lmc freak

    This is great! Keep em' comin'.
  8. 10gary22

    10gary22 Junior Member

    I have a small pair of bent needle nose pliers (about 4" overall) and carefully start the unroll of the wrapper at one end. I save all the String wrappers and reuse them for my copper hoard. I sort all my copper into plastic tubes that I put a label on the end of. When the tube gets full, I transfer that to one of the wrappers. The end gets refolded to crimp the end. However N R String sells a tool to fold the end of the wrapper for about $3 + shipping.
  9. Ryan625

    Ryan625 Senior Member

    i beat them on the edge of the counter like cashiers do. When you have 50 rolls of coins that have seen just about everything im sure one more smack wont hurt them.
  10. elijahhenry10

    elijahhenry10 New Member

    I know I probably do it about the worst possible way by just smacking the centr of the roll on a hard edge of some sort to weaken it and then snap it in half.
  11. David Post

    David Post Good times

    How would you do it trying to save the wrapper for reuse?
  12. SlipperySocks

    SlipperySocks Well-Known Member

    I use my fingernail to unroll the crimp. Takes like 3-4 seconds and then push the coins out gently into my other hand. Eazy-peazy. I have to reroll them so I save the wrappers on everything but Cents. I use a thinner magic marker to push the coins out on Cents and Dimes.
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  13. Gregg

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  14. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    1) Grab one roll in each hand
    2) Hold them perpendicular to each other
    3) Smack them against each other a few times
    4) Bob's your uncle
  15. bsting

    bsting Never enough

    Interesting posts. After reading everyone’s responses it seems like I am doing it all :banghead:
  16. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    This is like the video of the Russian guy explaining a better way to take off a t shirt.
  17. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    I used my fingernail to get under the lip of the rolled end then just pried up until there was no roll left. I did that until I started splitting my finger nails. Now I use the ground down end of an old toothbrush that simulates my nail to pry up the ends. I reuse the paper rolls to return unwanted coins to the bank.
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  18. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I haven’t touched rolls to Ben opened in years, but I just opened them on one side and tore the wrapper all the way down. My current coin roll hunting requires mostly that I open a ziplock bag.
  19. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Agreed - the middle coins might get banged up, but the ends will be perfectly safe :p
  20. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I thought this is a tad funny because this thread is almost 8 years old.

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  21. EyeAppealingCoins

    EyeAppealingCoins Well-Known Member

    I hold the roll firmly with one end against a table and my left hand wrapped around the circumference of the end in the air. I take my right hand and grab onto the lip of the roll and exert pressure slowly to weaken it. Some of the crimped paper is usually revealed and you can use it to slowly unravel the roll.
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