What are the Odds? Customer wrapped rolls of Ikes.

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by rte, Mar 18, 2024.

  1. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    This could get interesting :greedy:
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  3. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    Well I'm hooked - I can't believe you haven't opened a roll marked 40% silver yet. What's inside?
  4. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    And how did you manage that? Did you find a teller who was eager to get rid of the things so they didn't need to be re-counted every night?
  5. No_Ragrets

    No_Ragrets Well-Known Member

    And here I am digging my grubby hands into the coinstar in hopes of finding a silver, which hasn't happened yet. I did manage to get about $3 worth of spending change (excluding foreigns) but not a lick of silver yet.

    Seeing posts like yours makes me wonder if I should start CRH, but I don't know if I have the patience for it. Congrats on your finds!!
  6. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    7 rolls in and it's break time.
    Only one interested dollar.
    1978 might be an S? Can't really tell, looks to be struck thru or really weak strike on the Obverse.
    Reverse looks normal and a decent strike.
    ANY thoughts?
    No silver yet, someone either figured all Ike dollars were silver dollars ( well they are but not in that respect ) or reused old wrappers.
    I'm 1/4 way through the lot.
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  7. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    I knew the person looking to get rid of them.
    They have been sitting on them for 20+ years.
    I didn't expect silver, when I saw the rappers I said surely those aren't accurate?
    The person got these random over the years in circulation and at a bank when they happen to be in their bank.
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  8. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

  9. The Half Dime

    The Half Dime Arrows!

    Have you found any Morgan/Peace dollars? I know that some people do in rolls "full of Ikes". I haven't found one yet but I hope to, just like a 39-D or 50-D nickel, or a 1982 no P dime.

    But anyways, I can't tell you how awesome that is of a find. According to NGC, the melt value of 21 rolls of 40% silver Eisenhowers is $3,339! That is not a joke! You could pay bills for several months on that.
  10. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    This is my temporary work station for the remainder of the hunt.:p
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  11. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    The verdict is in...
    My helper says we could have spent our time better.
    1971-1978 with a 1/3 1976
    P and D
    In cat sign language this would be a D :D for disappointment :wideyed:
    and this a P :p for well Philadelphia :eek:
    No silver...
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  12. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    And that's all folks, the help has gone to bed.
  13. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I got a $1000 bag from the bank once. It was off their counting machine. Or could have been $500, I don’t remember. But I had to wait for it to fill before they sold it to me. Got one 40%er. Only one I got to date. Bummer on yours, @rte. Exciting wrappers, though.
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  14. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    Quite a letdown. Oh well.
  15. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    LOL. Just turn on the water. The cat will get up.
  16. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Looks like a D to me, as it would have to be (clearly not a proof, so not an S). The mint marks on these were ridiculously undersized.
  17. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    Could be a blue Ike, those were struck at San Fran. It's not, because it's clearly not .400, but the blue Ikes were S mint and BU.
  18. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    There were no .400 Ikes struck in 1977 or 1978, and no non-proof S-mints for those years. Only 1971-1976.
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  19. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    You win some you don't get some.A few years back when I was going through some cent rolls one was labeled 1905.I opened that one last and it was just full of stinkin Lincolns. I've always wondered if it was full of Indians and I just missed them.
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  20. softmentor

    softmentor Well-Known Member

    I love Ike's there is a small premium for some varieties. Especially the 72 v2 If you have the time to check for them.
  21. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I bought a roll of Indian cents from a pawnshop that had a list of dates and quantities written on it -- starting in the 1860s. I asked if I could look inside, slid the coins out, and saw a bunch of dates in... the 1860s. I slid them back in quickly, hemmed and hawed, and settled on $10 for the roll. :rolleyes:

    I guess I could drag out that wrapper, fill it with Zincolns, and deposit it at the bank... but I'm not that kind of :troll:.
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