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mickeyman
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
243 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2009 :  15:02:47  Show Profile Send mickeyman a Private Message
10 rolls from a Canadian bank.

One marked "USA" yielded one war nickel (1945).

Other (Canadian) rolls yielded about 15% .999 Ni.

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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2009 :  16:53:03  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$6 cwr, 2 pre '64 a '40d and a '54. Nothing else of note.
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mickeyman
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
243 Posts

Posted - 01/28/2009 :  17:24:19  Show Profile Send mickeyman a Private Message
A few days ago I got a second silver nickel, this one a 1943. The other nickels in the roll were Canadian.

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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2009 :  21:27:56  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$2 bwr from a local currency exchange....yielded one '60d.
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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2009 :  01:05:53  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
My first post and my first nickel sorting expedition...

13 rolls Canadian nickels
64 Ni (12.31%)
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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2009 :  14:57:30  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$4 bwr from WaMu today yielded 4 pre '64- '48, '49, '60, and '63. Nothing else of note...
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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2009 :  23:23:39  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
I enjoyed my first attempt at sorting so much that I went a little nuts today (for me, anyway). I had the day off work so I went out and got my first box early this morning, then sorted it while listening to music. It was finished fast and I really enjoyed the hunt, so I decided to go out and get another box later in the afternoon.

I even stopped at a 3rd bank and asked for 10 more rolls! While grabbing my coffee at Starbucks I asked the woman at the cash for a roll just out of curiosity.

I'm just a beginner at sorting, but I'm starting to learn some of the terms. I guess CWR means "customer wrapped roll" and CWI refers to the commercial sorting company "COIN WRAP, INC". Even so, I'm not sure how to tell any of the rolls apart. Some are in clear plastic, some are in paper with the bank's logo and others are just striped or blank paper. When I saw the plastic ones, I thought maybe they would be from the mint since they're so clean, but I found a lot of Ni in them. The boxes both had a wide blend of rolls in them, plastic, and usually 2 or 3 other rolls of different colors.

Here is what I found:

1st box: 185 Ni 9.25%
1 roll : 2 Ni 5.00% From Starbucks (tube marked "RAPCO")
10 rolls: 78 Ni 19.50%
2 rolls: 8 Ni 10.00% Forget where I got these, they were bought a few days ago and I forgot to open them
2nd box: 238 Ni 11.90% Also found a 38,41,46,51,53,58,61,62x2, and a 2001 Year of Volunteers Proof Silver Dime 10 Cent Coin

I was amazed to find so much weird stuff, like a Paraguay coin, the 2001 dime and I also found a 67 rabbit in great shape which made me very happy because I really liked those coins as a kid and you hardly ever see them.

OTOH, I am clearly aware that my percentages are lower than most of the posts on this thread, and that is a bit disheartening. But I was happy to finally get 2 boxes done, and I REALLY liked finding all those other, older coins, especially the 38, which is in decent shape (to my untrained eye, anyway)
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jin.coy
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
128 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2009 :  10:47:37  Show Profile Send jin.coy a Private Message
Hello Apocalypto,

Welcome to the forum and enjoy your new hobby.
I did some research myself back in Nov '08 and my numbers were not so great. I still pick some rolls now and then but I do not keep accurate track of my findings.





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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2009 :  01:22:31  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$100 NF String box: 2 Canadian ('83, '86); 1 buffalo ('29); 11 s mints ('54, '68, '69(x3), '70(x6)); 56 pre '64, oldest was a '39. No war nicks this time...
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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2009 :  07:07:01  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$100 NF String box....2 Canadian (both '85); 1 Swiss 20 Rappen (1974); 1 war nickel ('42p); 19 s mints ('68(x3), '69(x4), '70(x12)); 50 pre '64, oldest 1939 (x2). No buffalos this time.
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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2009 :  23:09:38  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$100 nickels, mix of bwr and cwr...1 dime ('97p); 13 s mints ('68, '69(x8), '70(x4)); and 29 pre '64, oldest a '40. No war nicks or buffalos. 22 Dunbar rolls ($44) were bu 2008p
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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2009 :  11:08:26  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$100 NF String box....results as follows....1 Somalia 5 Schilling (2000); 1 Bermuda 5 Cents (1995); 1 dateless buffalo; 2 Canadian ('74 (99.99% Ni), '86); 11 s mints ('41, '68, '70(x8), '82); 84 pre '64, oldest 1939 (x2). One of my best boxes so far....HUGE number of pre '64 coins.....
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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 02/27/2009 :  19:41:55  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$30 NF String rolls....5 s mints ('69(x2), '70(x3)); 24 pre '64...oldest was 1941 (x2).
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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2009 :  00:16:36  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$100 NF String box from 3/4/09. Results as follows: 15 s mints ('38, '41, '54, '68, '69(x6), '70(x5)); 52 pre 1964, oldest were 6 1941 (4 ea 1941, 2 ea 1941d). No war nickels or buffalos in this box.
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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2009 :  12:04:28  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
I found a 1934 King George V over the weekend! It's pretty dirty but it's in decent shape. Keep up the hunt, folks.

Edited by - Apocalypto on 03/10/2009 12:05:15
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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2009 :  00:02:26  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
Here are my stats so far:

Total Rolls: 730
Total Coins: 29,200
Total Ni: 3,931
Percentage: 12.44%
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jadedragon
Administrator



Canada
3788 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2009 :  23:17:52  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Apocalypto

I'm just a beginner at sorting, but I'm starting to learn some of the terms. I guess CWR means "customer wrapped roll" and CWI refers to the commercial sorting company "COIN WRAP, INC". Even so, I'm not sure how to tell any of the rolls apart. Some are in clear plastic, some are in paper with the bank's logo and others are just striped or blank paper. When I saw the plastic ones, I thought maybe they would be from the mint since they're so clean, but I found a lot of Ni in them. The boxes both had a wide blend of rolls in them, plastic, and usually 2 or 3 other rolls of different colors.

Here is what I found:

1st box: 185 Ni 9.25%
1 roll : 2 Ni 5.00% From Starbucks (tube marked "RAPCO")
10 rolls: 78 Ni 19.50%
2 rolls: 8 Ni 10.00% Forget where I got these, they were bought a few days ago and I forgot to open them
2nd box: 238 Ni 11.90% Also found a 38,41,46,51,53,58,61,62x2, and a 2001 Year of Volunteers Proof Silver Dime 10 Cent Coin

I was amazed to find so much weird stuff, like a Paraguay coin, the 2001 dime and I also found a 67 rabbit in great shape which made me very happy because I really liked those coins as a kid and you hardly ever see them.

OTOH, I am clearly aware that my percentages are lower than most of the posts on this thread, and that is a bit disheartening. But I was happy to finally get 2 boxes done, and I REALLY liked finding all those other, older coins, especially the 38, which is in decent shape (to my untrained eye, anyway)



CWR=Customer Wrapped Rolls - don't ask the bank for CWR as they do not use the term. I just ask for nickels - and get what I get. If they are mint fresh they go directly to the dump bin.

CWI-an American company only as far as I know. I've never seen CWI rolls in Canada. We have CDI instead - Coin Distribution Inc with branches across Canada.

You will get a WIDE variety of wraps in Canada. I even got 10 rolls in the white plastic reusable Royal Bank rolls once at a TD Branch. All pre 1982 :) and they must have been sitting in someones drawer for a long time.

The 2001 Silver dime is WAY cool! Silver in a nickel roll and Not For Circulation at that! Never found anything that cool.

Your percentages are in line with what I see - all over the map. It all averages out though.

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n/a
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Posted - 03/24/2009 :  08:04:32  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
1 box of nickels last night.

29 Pre-1964 (40-S, 47-S)
2 War Nickels (42-S, 43-P)
no Buffalos
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klava
Penny Pincher Member



USA
192 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2009 :  23:38:50  Show Profile  Send klava an AOL message Send klava a Private Message
YTD totals. Im starting to do more hunting so my numbers should improve.

buffalo:

pre60:27
39:1
40:2
40s:1
41:4
42:2
46:1
47:2
48:1
49:1
53d:2
54d:1
56:1
55d:1
57:2
57d:1
58d:1
59d:3

war:

Ca nickels:1
96:1

Misc:
BU Nickels:1
1965



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Robarons
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
522 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2009 :  16:54:59  Show Profile Send Robarons a Private Message
I was reading this and got the 'nickel Fever' and decided to run out and buy my first $100 CWR ever and see what turns up. And lets just say I was quite happy with the results!
$100 CWR
30's:1
40's:7
Early 50's:14
War Nickels:1
Buffalo: 1 unreadable
1971's: 4
.999 Can Nickels: 12
Clad Can Nickels:15
Steel Can Nickels:4
S-Mints:6
Foreign: Swiss 1982 20, 1981 Bermuda (I thought it was a Can nickel, but it had a fish on the back!)

I was already addicted to pennies and now I have to support a nickel habit =)

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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2009 :  21:20:20  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$100 NF String box....1 war nickel ('44s); 1 Canadian ('88); 17 s mints ('68(x2), '69(x5), '70(x9), '76 (proof!!)); 54 pre-1964, oldest was a '38. The war nick was the first coin pulled from the box, and the proof was a nice find as well.

Edited by - gothboi30 on 04/07/2009 21:21:34
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CoinHunter53562
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1805 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2009 :  14:57:20  Show Profile Send CoinHunter53562 a Private Message
$100 NF String box...

1 war nickel
1 1939
8 1940-49
17 1950-59
3 Canadian nickels 1985/1986
83 Westward nickels

My hobby: collecting real money 1 copper cent or nickel at a time.

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64HalfStacker
New Member



USA
8 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2009 :  07:35:18  Show Profile Send 64HalfStacker a Private Message
Quote:

"6 darn dimes (who'd expect them in a roll of nickels--five of them were pure Ni too)"

I find dimes in penny rolls. I consider them "found money", and toss them in a jar for silver purchases.
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64HalfStacker
New Member



USA
8 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2009 :  07:41:49  Show Profile Send 64HalfStacker a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by n/a

It doesn't seem like there are as many members who are still sorting Canadian nickels. Even with lower returns I can't see why. IMO there is a bigger market for 100% Canadian nickels than U.S. 95% copper.



I am in the US, close to the Canadian border. Now that I am sorting nickels, I seem to be seeing less Canadian nickels then I did when I didn't care about them. But I will keep searching!
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cwgii
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
924 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2009 :  09:09:51  Show Profile Send cwgii a Private Message
120 of cwr yesterday, one war.
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