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Junk Woody
Penny Collector Member



Canada
262 Posts

Posted - 11/28/2009 :  14:36:51  Show Profile Send Junk Woody a Private Message
I just phoned the local coin store and the owner told me that he would sell me circulated 67 nickels to me for 12 cents each(he normally charges 25 cents each) and he has about 100 of them.

I'm willing to pay that price if they are in OK condition,what to you folks think of paying that price for them?

By the way 1967 is my birth year so they have that extra attraction to me.


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daviscfad
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USA
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Posted - 11/28/2009 :  14:44:32  Show Profile Send daviscfad a Private Message
i would think its not to bad considering the only way you can get them in quantity's is to buy them. If i was in Canada and could get Ni at face i would not buy them at 12 cents i dont think. But Since i am in US about the best i get is 10 cents a piece shipped on large quantity's. Man i wish we had them here. But if you want some 67's i dont think its a bad price at all.

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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 11/28/2009 :  17:59:14  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
Before you do that deal, check with albertacoins on ebay. He's got a lot of 67 nickels and might be able to beat that deal. (I've bought from him in the past and he's a good ebayer.)
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Junk Woody
Penny Collector Member



Canada
262 Posts

Posted - 11/28/2009 :  22:56:33  Show Profile Send Junk Woody a Private Message
Thanks!!
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jonflyfish
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
693 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2009 :  19:38:16  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
Amazed to see the Canadian yields drop off a cliff. .999 Ni is almost a closed chapter in circulation history. What a deal.

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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2009 :  20:09:22  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
Monday, I had my best yield in months (460 nickels out of 80 rolls, 19%)
I think that was a "dying man's last burst of energy".
I also got 10 silver dimes from these same banks (10 x Ag dimes normally take a month to accumulate from roll searching)

Today, I am back to my usual bad yields (160 nickels out of 60 rolls, 6.6%)
At least one roll had interesting stuff in it (1936, 2 x 1938, 1 x 1939 and 5 x 12 sided young queens)
Half the banks I visited in the last month are giving out ARP (alloy recovery program) screened shot gun rolls.
I have crossed off 15 banks that giving out ARP rolls off my list of 30.

Edited by - 1945V on 12/01/2009 20:09:51
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Junk Woody
Penny Collector Member



Canada
262 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2009 :  22:50:04  Show Profile Send Junk Woody a Private Message
If I may ask,what do ARP rolls look like?

Congrats on the silver dimes and the one good roll of nickels.
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jadedragon
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Canada
3788 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2009 :  02:32:04  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
ARP rolls look like the aged queen on both ends on every roll and they will be machine wrapped. In the Vancouver area anyway, they often say "CDI" or Coinage Distribution Inc - though CDI seems to use generic wrap too.

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PreservingThePast
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1572 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2009 :  09:17:26  Show Profile Send PreservingThePast a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Junk Woody

I just phoned the local coin store and the owner told me that he would sell me circulated 67 nickels to me for 12 cents each(he normally charges 25 cents each) and he has about 100 of them.

I'm willing to pay that price if they are in OK condition,what to you folks think of paying that price for them?

By the way 1967 is my birth year so they have that extra attraction to me.




Gee, another person who likes birth year coins!!! Awesome. Too bad my son and his wife weren't born during years that are good for nickel (like Canadian older nickels), copper, or silver. Oh well, it is still fun doing the searches and finding what I do. Not to mention 2009 now for their wedding year and being virtually impossible to find any coins so far. I guess the finds will be sweeter since the hunt is so difficult for 2009.

Edit note: I give up!!! I can't see worth anything anymore and my reply somehow ended up as part of his original post in the quote area. So I went in to try to fix that and move my post down to where it should be. Grrrrrr. Thanks, everyone, for your patience with my poor vision.

Edited by - PreservingThePast on 12/02/2009 09:20:34
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Junk Woody
Penny Collector Member



Canada
262 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2009 :  15:41:27  Show Profile Send Junk Woody a Private Message
Picked up a block of $20 in nickels and acquired another $3.25 of Ni.



I went to the coin shop and picked up 52 1967 rabbits and 6 George V nickels (23,27,28,29,31) a 1942 Tombac a 1945 V nickel in "real" nice shape and a 1951 nickel mining commemorative nickel.

Total cost $7.00

oh and a 1908 IH penny,because I didn't own one yet.
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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2009 :  17:28:01  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
Junk Woody,

You got a good deal and picked up the best designed nickel out there (the 1945 "V") at the same time :)

That's what I like about collecting nickels, you can build a nice collection from 1922 to the present for under $30.00 (not including key dates 1925 & 1926).

Edited by - 1945V on 12/03/2009 17:31:34
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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2009 :  22:46:27  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
Junk Woody, good deal! Very good deal! Congrats.

1945V, forget "dying man's last burst of energy" concept. Just keep going, and going, and going. Beat the bank. If you keep it up, you will get multiple full rolls, guaranteed! Your percentage on those 80 rolls was very, very good, and the dime score is just great.

Had a nice box today. Here is the yield:

361 Ni (18.05)

And:
26 U.S., 4 rabbits, 55, 2x56, 59

As so often seems to happen with me, the last 3 rolls were killer. The coins came out into my hands and I knew immediately by the color, texture, even sound they made when they hit my mat that they had been in that roll a long, long time. Based on the years, I would guess they were rolled in 1988, and haven't seen the light of day since then. 95% of those last 3 rolls were pre-82.
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Junk Woody
Penny Collector Member



Canada
262 Posts

Posted - 12/04/2009 :  00:36:49  Show Profile Send Junk Woody a Private Message
That's a good box indeed.

My best roll so far has been 17 "real" nickels.

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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2009 :  15:37:02  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
1 box yielded:

155 Ni (7.75%)

And:
66 U.S., 1x40,1x49, 1 5 cent from Ecuador, 2 Canadian dimes, 4 Canadian pennies, 1 British penny, 1 20 cent New Zealand
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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2009 :  07:35:56  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
Last Friday, I got 220 Ni out of 60 rolls (9.1%)
Got a strange Chinese coin (with a square hole in it) and a Venezuelan coin as well.

I also got 3 silver dimes from dime roll searching.

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Junk Woody
Penny Collector Member



Canada
262 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2009 :  23:00:36  Show Profile Send Junk Woody a Private Message
Went to the store for milk and asked for my 65 cents in change in nickels,managed to get two pre 82's.

Have to get my fix somehow.
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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2009 :  23:02:53  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
1 box yielded:

202 Ni (10.1%)

And:
48 U.S., 1x39

Edited by - Apocalypto on 12/12/2009 23:21:24
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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2009 :  13:45:12  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
Today was a good day:

Before I went to the banks, I was at the post office and received some interesting change: one 1965 silver dime, one American dime and a lucky 2008 loonie.
I have only gotten silver coins in my change five times in the last 20 years. About two years ago I got a 1965 silver quarter from the our tip tray at a Chinese restaurant.

On the nickel front, today I found 280 Ni nickels out 60 rolls (11.7 % yield)
I also found the following:
1 x 1945 V nickel (my favorite nickel)
7 x young 12 sided queens
About two rolls of American nickels (nothing below 1964, though)
2 x 20 pence coins (these things are worth 50 cents each)
2 x 20 centime Swiss coins
1 x 8 sided coin from the United Arab Emirates (with an oil well on it), I have found three of these so far

Edited by - 1945V on 12/14/2009 13:46:36
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wolvesdad
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
2164 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2009 :  14:19:08  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
Wow...it is nearly certain that when(if) I make it back to Canada that there won't be any Ni Nickels left to sort out. But I enjoyed the week I had there and the fun sorting nickels in the hotel room after my boys had gone to bed.

"May your percentages ever increase!"
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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 12/15/2009 :  13:46:00  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
Sorted through a nice batch of 3600 x nickels (90 rolls).
Found the following:

490 x Ni (13.5% yield)
Approx 2 rolls of American Nickels (including one 1961 & 1947)
20 x 12 sided young queens (including three chrome 1953)
1 x 1967 rabbit
5 x Cuban multisided coins

Edited by - 1945V on 12/15/2009 13:49:03
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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2009 :  00:56:52  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
1 box yielded:

211 Ni (10.55%)

And:
22 U.S., 1xThai coin, 1xGerman coin (10 Pfennig) never gotten one of those before, kind of cool looking.
No rabbits today. One interesting coin, a 1964 in extremely nice condition. Lots of proof-like shine on it. I'll keep that one in a 2x2 for fun.

You're getting some decent percentages, 1945V. And congrats on the silver. Those are rare. Generally you find 1, maybe 2 in a $250 box, so that's 1.5 in 2,500. To receive one in your change is even less common than that, probably 1 in 5,000+. Also, I like the sound of that Chinese coin with the hole in it. Have you checked the year? My wife is Chinese, and she says those are old (likely pre-1950)
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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2009 :  10:08:09  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
Apocalypto,

I changed my strategy in the last 2 weeks. My ratio has doubled for now from 6.6% to 10-12%,. I focus only on banks in working class neighbourhoods where coin velocity is slower than neighbourhoods near huge shopping malls.

I get about the same ratio for silver as you 1 silver dime in 1000-2000 coins searched.

Your right about my chinese coin. All Chinese writing, except for the number 47 on the back. From 1947 ???

Edited by - 1945V on 12/17/2009 10:09:06
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Apocalypto
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
73 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2009 :  23:56:00  Show Profile Send Apocalypto a Private Message
Hmm, it might very well be a 1945. She's not sure. Maybe you can post a scan of it. Also, have you heard of coincommunity.com? Excellent and very helpful coin site, with folks that can help identify coins.

You must be logged in to see this link.

I opened an account there when I couldn't figure out what country a certain coin is from. You can scan and upload pics and people there help you identify them. They can also help you grade coins, which is cool. I'd like to see that Chinese one.

As far as neighborhoods, yes, I know where you're coming from with your logic. I do the same. In fact, my 12-sided roll box was obtained from a pretty working class type neighborhood RBC. I go there regularly, so they're used to me. I might even hit them up again tomorrow.

I like to give the ladies some chocolate for their trouble. They know they're not making any money from me (its actually the opposite! We make money from them!) and they have to lug the heavy coin boxes around. So I give them a little token of appreciation from time to time.

Anyway, let me know if you ever post a pic of that coin anywhere (like that site) Not sure if you can do that here? take care
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Junk Woody
Penny Collector Member



Canada
262 Posts

Posted - 12/18/2009 :  10:23:50  Show Profile Send Junk Woody a Private Message
I picked up $40 worth yesterday and it turned out to be 17% Ni

1-1950 George VI, 1-rabbit and a 1955D Jefferson

I also picked up a box of pennies from the same bank.

The teller went to the vault,cut open the mint seal on a new box,dumped out the new pennies and refilled the box with 50 CWRs .
Just for me

Talk about good service
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1945V
Penny Pincher Member



Canada
153 Posts

Posted - 12/18/2009 :  15:14:09  Show Profile Send 1945V a Private Message
Apocalypto,

Thanks for the suggestion about identifying foreign coins. You are right, my holed coin could also be from another Chinese speaking country like Taiwan or Singapore, but definitely not Hong Kong (no english writing). I will take pictures and upload it up on photobucket.

My haul for today out of 120 rolls
- 470 x Ni (or 9.8%)
- Approx 2 rolls American (one 1947 and 1963 in the batch)
- 1 x 50 cent Euro (nice it is worth 75 cents)
- 3 x Kings (George VI; 1939, 1941 & 1947ML)
- 12 x 12-sided young Elizabeths
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