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fiatboy
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912 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2008 :  20:11:21  Show Profile Send fiatboy a Private Message
Let's continue our discussion of sorting percentages and buying reports.

"Bart, it's not about how many stocks you have, it's about how much copper wire you can get out of the building." --- Homer Simpson

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fiatboy
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912 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2008 :  20:17:55  Show Profile Send fiatboy a Private Message
I'll start. $25 Brinks box yielded:

19.7% copper
14 wheats
1 darn dime
1 King

"Bart, it's not about how many stocks you have, it's about how much copper wire you can get out of the building." --- Homer Simpson
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mickeyman
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
243 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2008 :  20:18:29  Show Profile Send mickeyman a Private Message
Twenty rolls of Canadian nickels

148 .999 Ni

18.5%

Not all who wander are lost.
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fiatboy
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912 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2008 :  20:24:09  Show Profile Send fiatboy a Private Message
quote:
Twenty rolls of Canadian nickels

I admit it---I'm envious. Finding .999 nickels sure must be fun!

"Bart, it's not about how many stocks you have, it's about how much copper wire you can get out of the building." --- Homer Simpson
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klava
Penny Pincher Member



USA
192 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2008 :  21:25:32  Show Profile  Send klava an AOL message Send klava a Private Message
I agree with fiat @ .12 a peice I would love to have a source to be able to search soem canadian coins lol
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HoardCopperByTheTon
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USA
6807 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2008 :  21:39:13  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
Yeah, I wanted to sort Canadian nickels since before I even joined here but I am just way too far from the border.

Sorting Report for today:
25,000 coins - 10 boxes
4773 Copper
20 darn dimes - ALL CLAD-SO SAD
19.09%

Wheats of note - 1911, 1918-d, 1919-s, 1925-d, 1946-s BU, 1955-s BU

Still looking for that first Indian of the year.

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.

Edited by - HoardCopperByTheTon on 02/10/2008 21:40:43
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cyberdan
Penny Collector Member



USA
289 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2008 :  10:42:09  Show Profile Send cyberdan a Private Message
Only got $96 in cents for the weekend. Couldn't go out banking on saturday. We took our daughter to visit UCLA on saturday to see if the school was worth going to. Her grades are good enough but I will have to do some serious silver hunting to pay the $22,000 per year room & board. That school has 40,000 students!

Opened $96 in cents got:
almost 19% copper
1 plastic thingy with VIPS, INC. printed on it.
2 mexican coins
1 1934 canadian coin
3 dimes

counted all afterward and it came to $96.31
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Posted - 02/11/2008 :  13:59:47  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
Perviously I had only sorted about $6 in pennies. I had mainly been focusing on halves. However, this weekend I sorted a whole $25 box and this is what I found;

2500 pennies sorted

700 coppers (28%)
6 Wheats (all 1940's)
3 canadian (1 1954)

As for halves;

$1180 sorted
3- 40% silver

When I went to the bank I got $500 in customuer wrapped halves! I didn't look at them until I was home. Someone else in my neighborhood of DC must be doing the same thing? I have the day off Tuesday so i will hit the halves hard. Maybe some pennies or nickels if I feel up to it.

I have still not found anyone who will buy these locally? Any ideas?
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PennyProspector
Penny Pincher Member



USA
212 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2008 :  22:39:18  Show Profile Send PennyProspector a Private Message
5000 sorted

1504 copper (30.08%)

14 wheats
1 plastic penny
1 un centesimo - 1978 (Panama)


Happy Prospecting!
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El Dee
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
547 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2008 :  22:44:17  Show Profile Send El Dee a Private Message
10 boxes - 25,000 coins

8,004 coppers - 32.02%
of this:
123 Canadian Cu
96 wheats

1 Jamaica Dollar, mon

Trust the government? Ask an Indian.
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HoardCopperByTheTon
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USA
6807 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  01:25:35  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
Oh mon.. you sooooooo lucky.. me nevah get no Jamaica dolla' mon!

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.

Edited by - HoardCopperByTheTon on 02/12/2008 01:33:38
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HoardCopperByTheTon
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USA
6807 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  01:52:29  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
Woooohooooo! Found 2 Indians tonight!!!

1929-S & 1931-S.. both in VF condition!

OK, OK, so they weren't pennies.. but actually they are even better than Indian pennies.. especially the 31-S. They were both found in rolls from the Loomis coin drop at work that I swap 5 rolls of nickels for each day.

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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NotABigDeal
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
3890 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  07:03:26  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HoardCopperByTheTon

Woooohooooo! Found 2 Indians tonight!!!

1929-S & 1931-S.. both in VF condition!

OK, OK, so they weren't pennies.. but actually they are even better than Indian pennies.. especially the 31-S. They were both found in rolls from the Loomis coin drop at work that I swap 5 rolls of nickels for each day.



All the luck, never found one in circulation. That is awesome man! One of my favourite coins. I wish I had a coin drop at work. Were the rest of the coins older dates, or just two random beauties?

I didn't sort or buy anything, but I did order some more for later this week. I sort when I can, but I think I might try to really start building my reserve.

Deal

Live free or die.
Plain and simple.

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your council or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams
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Hirbonzig
Penny Collector Member



USA
451 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  10:27:08  Show Profile Send Hirbonzig a Private Message
10 boxes

7091 copper 28.36%
103 wheats oldest was a 1926
114 coppers from the great white north
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HoardCopperByTheTon
Administrator



USA
6807 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  11:30:06  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by NotABigDeal

[quote][i]
All the luck, never found one in circulation. That is awesome man! One of my favourite coins. I wish I had a coin drop at work. Were the rest of the coins older dates, or just two random beauties?

I didn't sort or buy anything, but I did order some more for later this week. I sort when I can, but I think I might try to really start building my reserve.

Deal


The rest from this batch were all common date Jeffesons. I just reroll them and use them to trade for the next batch. I have found a few Buffalo nickels here and there in the past, but usually they are low grade or dateless.. never this nice!

I wish the coin drop at work was bigger.. it would be kind of like Penny Express.. that mythical company Creekrat used to talk about. I only get 5 rolls of nickels and 8 rolls of pennies per day.. but it adds up, and sometimes I get some good ones.

I have built up a pretty good reserve. I just add to it every week when I get boxes and sort however many boxes I want whenever I want to with no worries about running out of unsorted boxes.

Still looking for my first Indian head penny of the year.

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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El Dee
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
547 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  15:19:44  Show Profile Send El Dee a Private Message
quote:
...but actually they are even better than Indian pennies.. especially the 31-S. They were both found in rolls from the Loomis coin drop at work that I swap 5 rolls of nickels for each day.


*Clutches chest, collapses on floor*

I'll tradah you my Jamaica Dollar for the 31-S, even up, mon.

Trust the government? Ask an Indian.
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HoardCopperByTheTon
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USA
6807 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  15:43:09  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
Me no think so, mon. How big idda Jamaica Dolla' anyway? How you fine one inna penny roll?

An everbody say no sort da nickels.. who laffin' now?

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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fiatboy
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912 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  15:52:43  Show Profile Send fiatboy a Private Message
Congratulations on the buffies, HCBTT! Those are some real keepers!

"Bart, it's not about how many stocks you have, it's about how much copper wire you can get out of the building." --- Homer Simpson
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El Dee
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
547 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  16:59:55  Show Profile Send El Dee a Private Message
Jamaica $1 same size assa penny, but 7 sided anna made o' nickel o' plated steel.


Trust the government? Ask an Indian.
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Epaphras
Penny Collector Member



USA
382 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  17:44:57  Show Profile Send Epaphras a Private Message
$109 sorted today

18.70% copper
1 dime

I also found a 1943 steel in Fine. I thought I found my first indian head because the reverse looked similar. But it was just some foreign garbage from 1966. Too corroded to tell where it was from.
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NotABigDeal
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
3890 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  17:48:23  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
HoardCopperByTheTon, hoping to follow up on your good luck, I made an "emergency" stop at a bank. Picked up two boxes of pennies AND 13 rolls of nickels....We'll see....

Deal

p.s. Come on lucky 13....

Live free or die.
Plain and simple.

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your council or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams
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Tourney64
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1035 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  19:23:13  Show Profile Send Tourney64 a Private Message
Sorted 1 - $25 Brinks Boxes-Sealed
758 Copper 30.3 %

Not Included in copper #'s
4 Canadian CU
1 Canadian Other
21 Wheats 1936 Oldest
0 Dimes

Strange Find - An AU 1972 Penny stamped with an ecology flag and the words - Support Ecology on the obverse, and the back has some silver painted shape on it.

Edited by - Tourney64 on 02/12/2008 19:25:34
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Posted - 02/12/2008 :  21:24:06  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
First time ever sorting, went through 1350 coins tonight by hand (just what I had laying around from the last couple months or so), came up with:

352 Copper (26.1%)
925 Zinc
6 Wheats (not counted in my Copper count)
44 1982's to be figured out later on
8 that I was unable to determine the year of,
15 Canadians

Hitting the bank tomorrow to see what they have for me, may have to order some boxes. We'll see.
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HoardCopperByTheTon
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USA
6807 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2008 :  00:03:04  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
Welcome to the game ChangetheGame. What got you started on sorting? Good luck at the bank tomorrow. Careful.. this can be addicting.

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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Posted - 02/13/2008 :  01:45:09  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
Some recent posts underestimates yet recognizes the power of enabling behavior in addictive relationships apparently...this was surprising...
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Posted - 02/13/2008 :  01:55:48  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HoardCopperByTheTon

Welcome to the game ChangetheGame. What got you started on sorting? Good luck at the bank tomorrow. Careful.. this can be addicting.



Thank you. Honestly, I saw something on another forum about the guy who is building the world record penny pyramid, got linked to his videos on youtube, saw a video about the RyeDale, and did a little investigating, which led me here. Did a little bit of reading, and now I'm ready to dive in head first. Just finished going through the $400 or so worth of spare change I have laying around, didn't find anything significant as far as silver goes, but I do have quite a large amount of nickels, and as posted before, the cents. I'll let you guys know how my trip to the bank tomorrow goes, although it may be postponed until the next day, as we're receiving quite a bit of snow here.
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