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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2009 :  14:04:37  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
1 box yielded:
248 Ni (12.4%)

And:
1 x 1938 in what looks like EF condition (my book lists EF-40 at $20, so a very nice find), 4 rabbits, 47 U.S., 1 unidentified foreign, and a very nice 53, 54 and 59.

The other cool coin I found was a Korean 50 won coin. Does anyone know what the content is on this coin? It's not magnetic and it rings like silver.
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Posted - 11/15/2009 :  11:20:13  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
For those who want the compostion of coins here is a link.

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jadedragon
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Canada
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Posted - 11/15/2009 :  15:09:45  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Apocalypto

1 box yielded:
248 Ni (12.4%)
The other cool coin I found was a Korean 50 won coin. Does anyone know what the content is on this coin? It's not magnetic and it rings like silver.



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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 11/17/2009 :  02:11:54  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by jadedragon

quote:
Originally posted by Apocalypto

1 box yielded:
248 Ni (12.4%)
The other cool coin I found was a Korean 50 won coin. Does anyone know what the content is on this coin? It's not magnetic and it rings like silver.



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Thanks jade. It's a beautiful little coin. I'll keep it handy for good luck, or as the Korean's say, haeng un.

Edited by - Apocalypto on 11/17/2009 02:12:58
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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 11/17/2009 :  08:00:12  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
The Alloy Recovery program seems to have gained major traction (unfortunately). My banks are handing out mint screened rolls at a ratio of 50%.

I visited some of my better banks yesterday and got stick with 30 shotgun rolls of ADR screened nickels (nothing before 2000).
Their machines do have a flaw. Twice I have found a 50 cent copper Euro coin in those rolls. They are worth about 75 cents each.

My other CWR 30 rolls yielded a low percentage of 7% of 0.999 coins.
I used to find alot of pre-1960 stuff. Yesterday, my oldest finds were three 1962 nickels.

Edited by - 1945V on 11/17/2009 08:03:53
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dpwozney
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
50 Posts

Posted - 11/17/2009 :  21:56:12  Show Profile Send dpwozney a Private Message
10 rolls of Canadian nickels

32 Ni (8.0% Ni)


"The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts." (Haggai 2:8)
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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 11/18/2009 :  00:40:19  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by 1945V

The Alloy Recovery program seems to have gained major traction (unfortunately). My banks are handing out mint screened rolls at a ratio of 50%.

I visited some of my better banks yesterday and got stick with 30 shotgun rolls of ADR screened nickels (nothing before 2000).
Their machines do have a flaw. Twice I have found a 50 cent copper Euro coin in those rolls. They are worth about 75 cents each.

My other CWR 30 rolls yielded a low percentage of 7% of 0.999 coins.
I used to find alot of pre-1960 stuff. Yesterday, my oldest finds were three 1962 nickels.



I concur. It's all downhill from here. The Canadian gooberment has latched onto Gresham's law like a fly on poop.

That being said, please continue. Keep it up and scoop whatever you can. Remember, I got 14 rolls of 12-siders just a short time ago. There's more like that out there, and people are always bringing their old coin rolls back to the bank, completely unaware of what they're giving away. It's the season to give in your coins, people are that hurting for money these days.

Also, I read on another forum that a fellow found 2 full rolls of silver quarters in a Canadian box. I believe he had purchased $1,200 worth and made the find. That's a very nice find.

Good luck...

Edited by - Apocalypto on 11/18/2009 00:40:53
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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 11/18/2009 :  07:35:15  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
Pennies are still very good. Out of 100 rolls last week, I still got a nearly 50% yield of copper.
Dimes are good, but you need patience. My yield is 0.1% silver or (1 dime of out 1000 dimes or $100).
Mother loads (entire rolls of silver) are very rare, although I did once find a entire roll 46 x 1967 BU dimes with four American silver Roosevelts.

I am still keeping up with the nickels until the percentages are down to 1 or 2%.


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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2009 :  00:55:08  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
1945V, I like your style.

Last night I went through a box of quarters. Result: 1 x 1945 in pretty bad shape, but still a thing of beauty. Around $3.00 in U.S. coins. I like to keep those for day trips to the States.

As far as good old nickel, I hunted another box tonight, and here are the results:

1 box yielded:
259 Ni (12.95%)

And:
59 U.S., 1 rabbit, 1 x 50 Lipa coin from Croatia, 1 x 1 Ruble Bank of Russia, 1 x Cayman Islands 10 cent
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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2009 :  07:19:47  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
Apocalypto

Congratulations on the 1945 quarter !
I don't do quarters normally, although I should try them once in a while.

Yesterday's load only yielded 5% pure nickel.

Out of 60 rolls:
- 10 were minted screened rolls
- 20 were another nickel sorter's dump.
I could tell by all the V's and X'x marked on the rolls.
Although, he accidently left a 1941 nickle behind and deliberately left 10 American nickels.
- 30 were virgin rolls that only yielded 120 x 0.99 nickels.

It looks like the decline is happening fast.
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hey_yeo
New Member



Canada
10 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2009 :  19:09:06  Show Profile Send hey_yeo a Private Message
From 12 rolls:
15% Ni
25% CuNi
2% US
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jin.coy
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
128 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2009 :  20:07:40  Show Profile Send jin.coy a Private Message
Another box:
50 rolls:
8% Ni
12% CuNi
1.5% US
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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2009 :  05:00:09  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
Things are getting better this week.

60 rolls (all CWR this time).
320 x 0.999% Nickel (or 7.5% yield)

One roll from this lot contained 8 x George V nickels (no key dates like 1925 nor 1926), 12 George VI nickels (including 1937 & 1938 in lightly circulated condition and a rare 1948) and 6 young Elizabeths.


Edited by - 1945V on 11/24/2009 05:03:22
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jin.coy
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
128 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2009 :  10:18:59  Show Profile Send jin.coy a Private Message
Have anyone else notices any drops in CuNi percentage?

I remember that at the beginning of the year I was getting 25-30% in CuNi.

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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2009 :  10:57:55  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
jin.coy,

I don't keep CuNi nickels,
but I noticed it is down from approx 30% last year to about 15% currently.

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hey_yeo
New Member



Canada
10 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2009 :  18:53:56  Show Profile Send hey_yeo a Private Message
25 rolls: 10%Ni

On the bright side I did find a 1929 nickel in there.
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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2009 :  01:07:50  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
quote:
One roll from this lot contained 8 x George V nickels (no key dates like 1925 nor 1926), 12 George VI nickels (including 1937 & 1938 in lightly circulated condition and a rare 1948) and 6 young Elizabeths.



Nice!
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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2009 :  17:11:50  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
Today's sorting out of 60 rolls.
- 10 rolls were mint wrapped rolls
- 50 were CWR.

240 x 0.999% Ni found (10%)
Not too many old nickels this time: About 10 x pre-1963 (mostly 1960, 1961, 1962), 1 x 1959 and 1 x 1942.
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Junk Woody
Penny Collector Member



Canada
262 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2009 :  19:43:46  Show Profile Send Junk Woody a Private Message
HI All!

1st post here,reporting my #'s from Vancouver Island

After hand sorting out $350 worth of copper pennies I decided to try out my luck at some cheap Ni bullion from the bank.

I've been sorting out pre-82's for a couple of months now.
I do one or two $20 blocks of nickels at a time when I go to grab a box or 2 of pennies.

Best any bank here has is about $60 worth of CWRs at a time anyways.

My average percentages are 10-12.5% on the pre 1982 coins


My last 20 rolls turned out better than average at 22%
with a 59,2-60's,3-61's and a couple of 64's with one almost looking BU.
Sadly no rabbit's or Georges.









Good luck rabbit hunting everyone!!




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HoardCopperByTheTon
Administrator



USA
6807 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2009 :  00:29:50  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
Welcome to the forum Junk Woody. Great percentages. I have to sort a lot more than that to get any pure nickels down here. I sorted $162 face tonight and only got 1 pure nickel and 2 copper nickel Canadians.

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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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2009 :  13:45:36  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
My average after 1,942 rolls searched since February of this year is 13.97%. The nickel is out there...
And for some reason, I have a strong feeling the price of nickel is going to go way, way, way up soon...
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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2009 :  18:44:35  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
Grabbed 30 rolls from the bank today,

yielded:
76 Ni (6.33%)

And:
28 U.S., 2 rabbits, 1 x 49, and a 100 Yen Japanese coin from 1997

Edited by - Apocalypto on 11/27/2009 18:45:29
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Junk Woody
Penny Collector Member



Canada
262 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2009 :  18:46:06  Show Profile Send Junk Woody a Private Message
That's not a bad percentage in this day and age Apocalypto especially if the government is actively culling them out.


Apocalypto,how many centennial nickels out of that bunch?


Speaking of Canadian centennial nickels,what is a decent price that a person can pick up a mint BU roll of them for?

I wouldn't mind a few.
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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2009 :  20:25:54  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
Junk Woody,

Centenial nickels had a high mintage, but everyone saved them, so you rarely see them.
I see maybe one out of 60 rolls (2400 nickels). I see more 1940's and 1950's nickels than I see 1967 nickels.

A 1967 BU roll of 40 should not sell for more than $6.00
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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 11/28/2009 :  12:25:00  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
Junk Woody, I've found around 100 rabbits so far. But that number (as well as my total percentage) is slightly skewed due to my huge find of 19 full rolls of untouched 1960's nickels. Someone must have brought all of the rolls to the bank after having them stashed away since that time. The rolls contained nothing but 12-sided nickels in almost perfect shape, along with 41 rabbits, also in near perfect condition. Excluding that find, I'd have around 50 rabbits or so. In other words, I concur with 1945V's numbers on them; we're getting almost exactly the same number of rabbits per roll.
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