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jonflyfish
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USA
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Posted - 05/01/2009 :  23:04:38  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
Earlier today cracked open a Brinks box of nickels. Nothing special found- just 2 unreadable Buffalos.
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jonflyfish
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693 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2009 :  17:52:00  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
Stormy today so grabbed another box from storage and cracked it open. Found 2 more buffalos- 1 dateless and 1 1934. Also found 1 lonely war nickel.

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; second is war. Both bring a temporary (and false) prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunities.
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jonflyfish
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USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2009 :  22:28:46  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
Another box out of the way. Found one war.

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; second is war. Both bring a temporary (and false) prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunities.
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jonflyfish
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2009 :  00:31:11  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
One more box with two wars

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; second is war. Both bring a temporary (and false) prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunities.
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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2009 :  23:11:04  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$100 NF String box.....first box in nearly a month...3 war ('42p, '43p, '45s); 15 s mints ('41, '47, '68(x2), '69(x2), '70(x9)); 52 pre '64, oldest a '39p. GREAT BOX!! Never had 3 war nicks in one box before....

Edited by - gothboi30 on 05/06/2009 09:55:42
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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2009 :  00:42:35  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$100 loose NF String rolls....27 s mints ('53, '54, '68(x5), '69(x7), '70(x13)); 63 pre 1964, oldest was 1939p(x2). No war nickels or buffalos this time....
Also found the following: 2006 1 Peso (Mexico), and a 1985d US nickel with a large "R" stamped right on Jefferson's head....anyone know what this might be??
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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2009 :  09:54:59  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$100 NF String box from 5/5/09....1 Canadian ('88); 20 s mints- '69(x10), '70(x10); 67 pre 1964, oldest 1939p(x2). No war nickels or buffalos.
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gothboi30
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USA
286 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2009 :  23:27:42  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$100 NF String box.....UK 20 Pence (1997); 3 Canadian nickels ('82, '87, '89); 1 war nickel ('43p); 11 s mints- '68(x3), '69(x2), '70(x6); 73 pre '64, oldest '38p(x2). No buffalos in this box....
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gothboi30
Penny Collector Member



USA
286 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2009 :  00:33:59  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
$100 Brinks box purchased from my bank on 5/7/09...1 Canadian ('82); 1 proof/nifc ('80s); 10 s mints ('68, '70(x9)); 77 pre '64, oldest '39p(x2). No war nickels or buffalos in this box.
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coppernicus
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USA
383 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2009 :  16:56:29  Show Profile Send coppernicus a Private Message
$268 sorted ... 2 war nickels found
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jonflyfish
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2009 :  19:00:33  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
$600 sorted and only found 2 wars and 1 buffalo. So that's 0.5/box.
Also keeping all pre-1960's which is about a 1% yield.
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jadedragon
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Canada
3788 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2009 :  22:08:41  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
1200 Coins/$60 Canadian Nickels CWR bought. No mint fresh rolls today.
897 Canadian Steel and CuNi to dump (22 rolls+17 coins) 74.75%
250 Canadian Pure Ni 20.83%
50 US Nickels (nothing special) 4.17%
1 1975 Swiss "20"
1 1951 Canadian Plated Steel War Nick (poor shape)
1 1961 Canadian Nickel (12 sided)

I dump the US Coins in the US to take advantage of the exchange rate differance.

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coppernicus
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USA
383 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2009 :  09:44:43  Show Profile Send coppernicus a Private Message
$200 sorted... 1 war nickel, 1 buffalo
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jonflyfish
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2009 :  21:15:30  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
Have sorted a total of 10 nickel boxes (20,000 coins) this year.
Went back and re-sorted all pre 1960 keepers (approx 1%) and discovered- 1 1950 D, 1 1942 D, 6 1939 dateless, and 19 S's.
I guess those 2 D mints are pretty rare and have found as many buffalos as 1939's.
In the process of stockpiling a few hundred boxes for the future so will only pluck a few to sort until the stock is full and easy to replace as sorted.
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jonflyfish
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2009 :  20:36:35  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
3 more boxes sorted today- 1 dateless buffalo, 1 1935 buffalo in great condition, 2 WN's, 1 more 1942D!!!!!!!!, 4 pre 1960 S's

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; second is war. Both bring a temporary (and false) prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunities.
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jonflyfish
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USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2009 :  21:22:31  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
That makes a total of 13 boxes sorted- 7 buffalos, 7 WN's, 23 pre 1960 S mints, 2 1942D's, and 1 1950D
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jonflyfish
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USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2009 :  23:07:50  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
Ok 1 more box- 0 buffalos, 0 WN's, 1 1938, 25 pre 1960's of which 4 are S mints
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Robarons
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
522 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2009 :  12:22:17  Show Profile Send Robarons a Private Message
Cool find on the 1950-D jonflyfish, I am pretty sure your one of the few members to ever find THE key date of the series.

Robber Baron= Robarons
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jonflyfish
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2009 :  19:05:04  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
Thanks Robber Baron. Was a bit surprised myself since I wasn't initially paying any attention to any key dates, just setting all pre 1960 coins aside. So when I came across the 1950D I had to check and re-check, but the coin is quite nice and clean and the "D" is clear as can be. Overall, I'm pretty surprised not many people are sorting nickels. The buffalos and WN's are more fun to find than wheat pennies and given the much proportionally smaller circulation base than other coins, I can imagine this Rodney Dangerfield coin will get its respect the day the mint announces a composition change.

Also, pre 1960 coins are far fewer(approx 1%)than most people assume IMO. The time to hoard is now because when "that" day comes, the shortage will come swiftly. I can see the banks turning most people away when they go racing to the tellers. The banks just don't have a lot of nickels on hand and I can already hear "the few that we have are for our commercial business customers." So, I suspect that those who say they'll hoard 'em when the time comes will have a very difficult time finding them readily available.
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jonflyfish
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2009 :  19:08:51  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
2 more boxes today- skunks! The herd has run for the hills! 0 buffalos, 0 WN's, 36 pre 1960, and only 1 S mint.
Hard to accept such dismal results. Will try to sneak 1 more box in tonight and see what happens.
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jonflyfish
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2009 :  01:22:59  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
Well 1 more box turned into 3 more boxes- LOL. Wanted to lasso a WN or buffalo today. Didn't happen...5 boxes full of skunks.
Last 3 boxes added 63 pre 1960's (99 for the day)of which only 3 were S mints(4 today)- ouch! Guess will have to ramp up the sorting for a fierce hunt.
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jonflyfish
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USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2009 :  07:07:20  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
What a way to start off the day- 1 early box and no buffalos nor WN's. 19 pre 1960's and 1 S mint.
Hmpf...7 straight skunks...Will go get fresh boxes today and reload the black powder. Sounds like war and smells like buffalo!
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jonflyfish
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2009 :  15:02:35  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
Went out and brought in some fresh assorted boxes for the hunt. Box #1 = 1 dateless buffalo, 1 nice 1949S and 15 other pre 1960's
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jonflyfish
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2009 :  00:22:34  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
3 more boxes- 59 pre 1960 keepers which included 1 1945 S WN, 3 other S mints and a 1939D (I think this is another key date) in great condition!!!!
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jonflyfish
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USA
693 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2009 :  21:19:45  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
2 boxes- 42 pre-1960...0 buffalo, 3 WN's from 1 box, and 2 S mints.
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