How to remove coin from Meghrig rolls???

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by DysfunctionalVeteran, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. DysfunctionalVeteran

    DysfunctionalVeteran Oddly enough

    I'm having trouble removing the cents from the rolls. Any suggestions besides breaking the tubes??
    The coins I have removed are high grade and dripping with luster. IMG_20181129_121228985_HDR.jpg IMG_20181129_121156113_HDR.jpg IMG_20181128_184512043_HDR.jpg IMG_20181128_184532084_HDR.jpg IMG_20181128_184559529_HDR.jpg IMG_20181128_184615274_HDR.jpg IMG_20181128_184651145_HDR.jpg IMG_20181128_184713073_HDR.jpg
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  3. DysfunctionalVeteran

    DysfunctionalVeteran Oddly enough

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  4. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    Nice coins.

    I think I read on here that putting them in the freezer caused the plastic to expand making them slide out easier.
  5. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    Nice coins.

    I think I read on here that putting them in the freezer caused the plastic to expand making them slide out easier.
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  6. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

    I did this with a BU roll of quarters, Freezer!
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  7. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Agreed with the above solution.
  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    One of the more interesting posts I read here. I wish I could remember who it was. Used a PVC pipe cutter on the roll and it worked beautifully.
  9. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I think it has more to do with the fact that the metal coins shrink more than the plastic does.
  10. DysfunctionalVeteran

    DysfunctionalVeteran Oddly enough

    How long do I keep the rolls in the freezer?
  11. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Until the coins come out:D

    Seriously, Overnight is probably fine
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  12. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    overnight freezer = cold hard cash ....
  13. coin roll

    coin roll Active Member

    Thank you Captain Obvious. Simple AND true!
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  14. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Outlaw Trucker & Coin Hillbilly

    If we ALL put our coin in the freezer, we could stop inflation !! :woot:
  15. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I was seriously tempted to tag @Oldhoopster with a BEST ANSWER . . . problem is, "How long . . . ?" wasn't the original question posed in the thread . . . foiled again!
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  16. DysfunctionalVeteran

    DysfunctionalVeteran Oddly enough

    I left them in the freezer until the plastic froze then dropped em till they cracked. Worked great, mostly.
  17. My technique is to deeply score the side of the tube with my Leatherman saw or similar until I am almost through. I have used a pocket knife, but that was time consuming. Be careful, do not go fast. I then use a straight edge screwdriver, insert into the groove, twist, and split through the scored line. I work down the line. I takes about 5 or 10 minutes per tube, and I figure that into what I am willing to pay.
    I have tried hot water and freezing, this method works the best for me.
  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I wouldn't have thought of the freezer thing. Interesting. The few times I've had this situation, I've just bashed the tube against the edge of a marble countertop or something like that until it cracked. It's admittedly a crude and brutal solution, but it worked.

    That little bit of purple in the left field of a couple of those obverse photos... reflections, or toning? Nice hint of toning if that's what it is.

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