Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Camreno, Mar 5, 2011.
Any advice is appretaited like always!
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Usually they are circulated coins, unless your bank has recently gotten more new change from the government or if the rolls have been recently searched by someone else.
I'll probably just buy dime and penny rolls the liklyhood of getting a 64 quarter or older is slim to none.
Loads of fun and its pretty much free considering i can take all the coins i dont want to one of those coins to cash mashines at my local supermarket
What I did was to buy a roll or two at a time whenever the opportunity presented itself and searched those. I re-rolled them and would take those back to the bank and exchange them while asking to buy a few rolls of whatever they had available. In short, I built up a stock of coins to trade with. Now, I can go into a bank and ask if they will trade me coins or sell me some rolls to search. I tell them a story about filling coin books for the grandkids (kids, whatever), and they usually are happy to co-operate. I have also found it best to conduct this transaction .during "off" hours, when they are not busy. At the bank I use the most, I have taken one teller some coins in flips. Generally cents that aren't seen in circulation or something educational about our coins. Like a 1943 Steel cent or a set of the 7 different 1982 cent varieties. Now she looks for things for me.
If you really get into roll searching, it becomes a hobby in itself. Finding a treasure is very-very difficult, but they are out there. You might get very lucky and find something right away, or not. But the secret is to keep looking. But the thrill is in the hunt. I also suggest setting a goal, like circulated sets and keep upgrading coins as you find them. Then there is something worthwhile in nearly every box or batch of coins you do look at.
Good luck, and happy hunting.
I try to mix it up. Boxes recently have contained either 100% 2010 D in my area or nearly so. I cannot even sell new unopened bank rolls of the 2010 D,s. No one wants to trade for them even. By getting Customer Wrapped Rolls (CWRs) I am getting a bigger spread of varieties with a much higher quantity of copper coins (melt value 2.4c). Seriously, after saving a couple of uncirculated rolls, I need to see something different and you may also want to do that.
Searching rolls is a blast, you just never know what your going to find. It's fairly easy to get a box of cents from the bank so long as you have an accout with them. It's even better if that bank has a few branchs in your area. I generally search a box or so a week, when I'm done I return it to one branch and get the cash. Then go to another branch a get a new box. It takes about 5 weeks to make it all the way around to the beginning again. If I'm out of my area I'll usually pick up a box just for the heck of it. Occasionally, a teller will ask if I'm a commercial customer. My standard answer is "no, they are for a class project my daughter is working on in school". Which is a half truth, she does enjoy seaching with me, and we talk about history when we are doing it LOL.
Best of luck on your search, if you find something lest us know and post some photos!
Well, they're one of the rarest coins in a long time (excluding the other 2010 quarters), with only 35,400,000 made at Denver. It's the rarest quarter since the 1960 (P) quarters
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