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silverjim
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USA
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Posted - 08/25/2010 :  18:51:24  Show Profile Send silverjim a Private Message
I've been a long time lurker, but a recent find has inspired me to come out of the shadows..

Hitting my pickup banks on Monday, I grabbed 100$ in nickels. I try to not get more than 20-40$ at a time from a bank, and I use my kids as cover (filling in whitman folders given to them by their grandmother). Otherwise I start hearing about how coins are for merchants and there is a fee, especially from BoA. I recommend this angle if possible. For me it is only a slight bend of the truth, as I have 3 little monkeys who love to open rolls. Tellers, especially female ones, are far more likely to be eager to help me playing the role of a good father, than that of a cheap coin collector...


Anyway, out of 20 rolls from a local US Bank, I pulled out 70 Buffalos and about 20 1938-42's Not a single war nickel.

14 of them were dateless. I have yet to create a whole list of dates, I just picked up a whitman folder today to stuff them into, as my normal 2x2 system is overloaded now...

Best dates: 1924-S (two of them, full dates, both solid VG-8)
1939-D (VF-30 ish, couple nicks in Thomas)

These are my best nickel finds.

Until this herd, I've found two buffs in the past two years (started copper and silver hoarding in 2008) I've also found one bent Indian Head cent, 1906 (full liberty). My best cent find was a 1914-s, VG8.



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Kiwiman
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225 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2010 :  18:57:08  Show Profile Send Kiwiman a Private Message
awesome find!
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thogey
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1617 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2010 :  18:57:23  Show Profile Send thogey a Private Message
Very nice!

Welcome and thanks for the pictures.

Bully for you!

Come to the new and improved realcent: http://realcent.org
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PennyPauper
Penny Collector Member



USA
395 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2010 :  19:00:20  Show Profile Send PennyPauper a Private Message
Very nice.Welcome to the forum.Now that your out of the shadows posting will be easier. Makes me wonder how many others have made nice finds and haven't reported them.

Available again! $100 of Copper Lincoln Memorials for $145 shipped.
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Roadrunner
Penny Collector Member



USA
413 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2010 :  19:15:17  Show Profile Send Roadrunner a Private Message
Welcome silverjim! Awesome finds...you're making me drooooool.

Buffaloes are such cool coins.

Selling rolls of ultra-rare 1956-1958 wheat pennies for a mere $5 shipped.
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TXTim
Penny Hoarding Member



629 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2010 :  20:35:00  Show Profile Send TXTim a Private Message
Awesome!!!

Beer is my currency.
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bman
Penny Collector Member



USA
425 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2010 :  21:14:10  Show Profile Send bman a Private Message
Great score! You should go back and buy some dime rolls, the same person might have cashed in some silver dimes...

check out my coins for sale on ecrater : http://bmanscoinsforsale.ecrater.com/
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TheJonasCollegeFund
Penny Collector Member



USA
381 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2010 :  21:44:36  Show Profile Send TheJonasCollegeFund a Private Message
Nice haul and welcome to the show!

MD Totals: Started Aug16th.(Updated Sept10th) 819 clad/cu coins/$41.13
Quarters-78
Dimes-122+1 silver roosie (1957)
Nickels-81 (56d,53d)
Copper Pennies-147
Zinc Pennies-386
Wheats-5 (36,36,46,46d,50d)
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dakota1955
1000+ Penny Miser Member



2212 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2010 :  23:25:11  Show Profile  Send dakota1955 a Yahoo! Message Send dakota1955 a Private Message
someone herd got out of the fence and welcome
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Aristobolus
Penny Sorter Member



76 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2010 :  02:10:34  Show Profile Send Aristobolus a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by silverjim

I've been a long time lurker, but a recent find has inspired me to come out of the shadows..

Hitting my pickup banks on Monday, I grabbed 100$ in nickels. I try to not get more than 20-40$ at a time from a bank, and I use my kids as cover (filling in whitman folders given to them by their grandmother). Otherwise I start hearing about how coins are for merchants and there is a fee, especially from BoA. I recommend this angle if possible. For me it is only a slight bend of the truth, as I have 3 little monkeys who love to open rolls. Tellers, especially female ones, are far more likely to be eager to help me playing the role of a good father, than that of a cheap coin collector...




My three boys accompany me to the bank as well; it does take the spotlight off of me a bit.
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rodebaugh
Penny Collector Member



USA
377 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2010 :  06:48:32  Show Profile Send rodebaugh a Private Message
very nice find!..... and welcome aboard!

http://rodebaugh.ecrater.com/
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fb101
Administrator



USA
2856 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2010 :  09:36:33  Show Profile Send fb101 a Private Message
Welcome aboard. Please be sure to repost this find in this thread we have for tracking wild beef on the hoof. You must be logged in to see this link.

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AGgressive Metal
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USA
1937 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2010 :  10:33:43  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
Nice. Finds like this help us tell ourselves we aren't crazy, hehe

And he that hath lyberte ought to kepe hit wel / For nothyng is better than lyberte / For lyberte shold not be wel sold for alle the gold and syluer of all the world.
-Caxton's edition of Aesop's Fables, 1484
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twentybux
Penny Pincher Member



174 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2010 :  11:46:59  Show Profile Send twentybux a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by AGgressive Metal

Nice. Finds like this help us tell ourselves we aren't crazy, hehe



Or it tells us that we aren't AS crazy as some make us out. Welcome to the "herd"! Ha!
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PreservingThePast
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1572 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2010 :  15:26:46  Show Profile Send PreservingThePast a Private Message
Silverjim...welcome to the madness!

Congrats on the great find!!! I'd say you found about a herd and three-fourths of another herd.

Be sure to go to the Tracking Thread area and post this great find under: Post your 2010 buffalo nickel finds here

Enjoy your coin searches, everyone.
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silverjim
New Member



USA
2 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2010 :  15:26:59  Show Profile Send silverjim a Private Message
Thanks for the welcome everyone!

I have not been back to that bank, I figured any more would be long gone, as they go through many boxes of coins a day.

So here's how I think this worked, let me know if my logic fails anywhere.

More banks are getting coin counting machines, (as my credit union recently did), people are hurting economically, and dumping jars of unsearched coins into bank counters, coin star machines, etc... Those places then sell those bagged unsearched coins to the coin rolling companies (I see mostly NF String and son around here), which dump them in big hoppers, roll them, box them, and sell them back to banks. No human eyes.

In this case, perhaps a junkie, thief, or young kid found an old jar somewhere, cashed them in without a second thought...

Does this sound reasonable?

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AGgressive Metal
Administrator



USA
1937 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2010 :  16:56:57  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
Yeah you are probably right. The other possibility is an estate or an elderly person that doesn't realize they are valuable or has them mixed in with modern coins.

And he that hath lyberte ought to kepe hit wel / For nothyng is better than lyberte / For lyberte shold not be wel sold for alle the gold and syluer of all the world.
-Caxton's edition of Aesop's Fables, 1484
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HoardCopperByTheTon
Administrator



USA
6807 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2010 :  02:29:28  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
Welcome to the forum silverjim. Great find. Be sure to post your hides in the buffalo section. This is the reason many of us search rolls.

If your percentages are low.. just sort more. If your percentages are high.. just sort more.

Now selling Copper pennies. 1.6x plus shipping. Limited amounts available.
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MichaelOnion
Penny Pincher Member



USA
105 Posts

Posted - 09/04/2010 :  21:29:54  Show Profile Send MichaelOnion a Private Message
sweet find... I've never found a buff in the many boxes I've searched. Nice score!!!

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