Oh my! Finally after 1000s of Nickels

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Amberlarry22, Aug 19, 2021.

  1. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Back in the 50's I didn't CRH but I did BVH (Bank Vault Hunt). I went to the local bank almost every Saturday morning. I walked straight in to the vault, sat on the floor and the tellers brought me trays of change to be counted and rolled. Back then the tellers had to sort, count and roll their own change before the end of their day. They were more than happy to let me do it. If you remember back then, people were fully trusted until they proved that they couldn't be trusted. Just the opposite of today. Found some nice stuff.
     
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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    1901-O, that is a nice find. Best I ever did in change was I received a 20 Cent Piece one time in lieu of a quarter. I still have it.
     
  4. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    my bank has a coin counter in the Main office. free service if you deposit the coins you put in the coin counter into your bank account. (Walmart charged 10% using their coinstar) recently I did OVER $400.00 in cents and nickels only. saved over $40.00 by using my banks machine) so YES change banks
     
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  5. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I gave up searching and finally ordered several '50D's. You lucky Sum-a-gun, I'm now very jealous. Thanks for sharing your gem.
     
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  6. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Did you drop a 1950-D in there by mistake? :oops:
     
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  7. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Did you see many Barber coins then?
     
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  8. Amberlarry22

    Amberlarry22 Well-Known Member

    No sir! 100% Lost and Found!
     
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  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Yes, quite regularly. WW II had just ended, Korea had just started and piggy banks were being busted open. I put together most of a set from searching and trading. Indian Head Cents, Liberty Nickels, Buffalo Nickels, Barber Dimes, Quarters and Halves, were frequent. If you had a dollar you could go into any bank and get a Morgan or Peace Dollar. It all came to an end in 1964 with the end of silver. They just started disappearing.
     
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  10. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    I hung around with a bunch of coin collectors about my age. We met regularly and held swap meets. We didn't sell or buy. We traded based upon mintage and scarcity. One thing we talked about in our gatherings was the scarcity of the 1950 D. We did try to help each other with that. I ended up with one and only one.
     
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  11. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

     
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  12. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Absolute truth in this song.
     
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  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Nice find. Makes all of those hours of CRH worth it, doesn't it?
     
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  14. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    I only had to go through about 1/2 a million or so nickels to find the '50-D. Curiously I have found about a dozen '39-D, but no DDO. One box of nickels back in 2016 produced 76 of the Liberty head nickels, I think they were dated from 1889-1912-D the latter was very barely identifiable. Obviously someone dumped a collection into a coin machine somewhere.

    The Jefferson Nickel album was the stinkiest non-silver album to find from CRH, the second most difficult for me was the '43-D.
     
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  15. Amberlarry22

    Amberlarry22 Well-Known Member

    Sure Does!
     
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  16. Amberlarry22

    Amberlarry22 Well-Known Member

    I surely thought I wouldn't find one! VERY SCARCE! Thank you grandchild etc.. I DONT THINK IT WAS IN CIRCULATION VERY LONG.
     
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  17. AZSteve

    AZSteve Supporter! Supporter

    My Credit Union doesn't have counting machines and they don't accept quantities of unrolled coins, so I gladly re-roll them (counted & weighed). I guess I, and a number of other member/collectors, are considered "known sources". And they said they really haven't had a coin shortage either. Ya just gotta be lucky with your timing because of the other collectors. I do put a small "X" on the wrappers to be sure I don't get them back again later. Occasionally I have been told "all the ones we have are those that you gave us."
     
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  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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  19. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    There’s got to be a happy ending in all stories
     
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  20. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Oh yeah
     
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  21. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I like your stories. Sister-in-law told be she found a box of coins No later the 64 in an old box springs mattress. Then another one in the attic in New Hamshire
     
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