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Finally finished the box. Here's the scoop:

 

Best finds:

1936 buffalo nickel (F/VF condition)

1942-P war nickel

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Keepers:

1939

1940

1940-D

1941

1941-D

1947 x 2

1947-D

1953

1953-D

1954

1957-D x 3

1958-D x 2

BU 1960-D

BU+ 1964-D (If it wasn't a D, I'd think it was a proof.)

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Coins I tallied for the heck of it; may keep a few:

1960-D x 4

1961 x 1

1961-D x 4

1962 x 2

1962-D x 9

1963 x 3

1963-D x 11

1964 x 24

1964-D x 38

1965 x 5

1966 x 2

1967 x 3

1968-S x 1

1969-S x 1

1970-S x 6

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Canadian:

1987

1989

2000

 

Overall, I can honestly say that wasn't a disappointment at all. I found a fair number of 2010 nickels mixed in, and as always, there seemed to be a very large number of impressively shiny 2000-D coins. Anyone have an idea why these coins are present in such large numbers and in such good condition?

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Any 2009 in the box?

 

This will answer your question on the 2000 D nickels.

 

2000 P 846,240,000 1.62%

2000 D 1,509,250,000 2.89%

2001 P 675,704,000 1.29%

2001 D 627,680,000 1.20%

2002 P 539,280,000 1.03%

2002 D 691,200,000 1.32%

2003 P 441,840,000 0.85%

2003 D 383,040,000 0.73%

2004 P Peace 361,440,000 0.69%

2004 D Peace 372,000,000 0.71%

2004 P Keelboat 366,720,000 0.70%

2004 D Keelboat 344,880,000 0.66%

2005 P Bison 448,320,000 0.86%

2005 D Bison 487,680,000 0.93%

2005 P Ocean 394,080,000 0.75%

2005 D Ocean 411,120,000 0.79%

2006 P 693,120,000 1.33%

2006 D 809,280,000 1.55%

2007 P 571,680,000 1.09%

2007 D 626,160,000 1.20%

2008 P 279,840,000 0.54%

2008 D 345,600,000 0.66%

2009 P 39,840,000 0.08%

2009 D 46,800,000 0.09%

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Picked up a box of nickels from the bank today. Still going through them, but so far, it has not been a disappointment. So far, about 10 nickels from the 40s and 50s, 3 Canadian nickels, a 1942-P war nickel, and a 1936 buffalo nickel! I'll post the full counts once I'm done.

Never tried getting a box of coins; do you just go up and ask for one, and how many rolls per box?

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Sadly, there was not a single 2009 in the box. 2007-D was very common, followed by 2006-P. 2008 seems to be relatively uncommon. All four of the "Westward Journey" designs were almost excessively common. I kept a few that were BU.

 

I understand the presence of the 2000-D coins in large numbers, but what puzzles me is the above-par luster present on almost every specimen I've ever come across. 1964's are extremely common, but it is rare to find one in circulation that would grade above VF. Maybe the Fed stashed away large quantities after demand had been satisfied?

 

And as for your question, ikaros, there are 50 rolls in a box, or $100. Except for the one-dollar coins, mint boxes always have 50 rolls. I'm on relatively good terms with most of the tellers at my bank, so it generally isn't much of a hassle to get rolls or boxes from them. Half dollars are the only thing that are difficult to acquire, since they have to be special-ordered.

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Any 2009 in the box?

 

This will answer your question on the 2000 D nickels.

 

2000 P 846,240,000 1.62%

2000 D 1,509,250,000 2.89%

2001 P 675,704,000 1.29%

2001 D 627,680,000 1.20%

2002 P 539,280,000 1.03%

2002 D 691,200,000 1.32%

2003 P 441,840,000 0.85%

2003 D 383,040,000 0.73%

2004 P Peace 361,440,000 0.69%

2004 D Peace 372,000,000 0.71%

2004 P Keelboat 366,720,000 0.70%

2004 D Keelboat 344,880,000 0.66%

2005 P Bison 448,320,000 0.86%

2005 D Bison 487,680,000 0.93%

2005 P Ocean 394,080,000 0.75%

2005 D Ocean 411,120,000 0.79%

2006 P 693,120,000 1.33%

2006 D 809,280,000 1.55%

2007 P 571,680,000 1.09%

2007 D 626,160,000 1.20%

2008 P 279,840,000 0.54%

2008 D 345,600,000 0.66%

2009 P 39,840,000 0.08%

2009 D 46,800,000 0.09%

 

Tough to find a key date with those numbers!

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Think the key dates have to be those last couple of mintages, less than 50M each.

Lowest mintage since 1959 -- or to put it in perspective, tens of millions more 1909 Lincoln cents (72M) were minted than either 2009 P or D Jeffs. Actually the mintage of 1909 Lincolns isn't that far short of the total of '09 P&D Jeffs together...

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Or they could be parked in a distribution centre somewhere and might not be discovered and released into the wild for a couple of years. I have gotten 2010 dated nickels, several of them. Aside from cents and nickels I haven't seen much if anything dated after 2009 - quarters all seem to be 2008 or before.

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I've got two 2009 Lincoln centennial cents this past week -- but both were found on the ground, not in change. One of them was beat to snot, the other was *very* shiny. Weird. Also pulled a '76D Jeff that's retired to my Whitman folder that I would not hesitate to call AU -- still has lots of lustre. I don't know how some of these things survive in the wild sometimes.

 

There are weird gaps in my folders for pocket finds. Washington quarters from 1965-1998 are complete except for 1971, which was relatively low mintage, and 1983D, which was not. Denver-minted Washington, Utah and Hawaii Statehood quarters are the only ones missing from that set -- forget anything from the territories and after. One DC, both Puerto Ricos, and a Guam, and I haven't even *seen* a National Parks quarter, and I get quarter rolls a lot for both bus and laundry change.

 

Now, what would be great would be to own a Coinstar and get to go through *that* every week. :)

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2009 quarters aren't all that rare, from my experiences. DC quarters are very common (we received a mint box at my work a couple months after the quarters were released, so I snagged 2 BU rolls for myself, then made a point to hand them out to as many different people as possible.) The rest are scarce, but it's possible to find multiples of all but the NMI quarters with a little diligence. 2010 quarters come in pairs/groups or not at all. It seems like the quarters just don't survive more than a couple transactions if they are split up.

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2009 quarters aren't all that rare, from my experiences. DC quarters are very common (we received a mint box at my work a couple months after the quarters were released, so I snagged 2 BU rolls for myself, then made a point to hand them out to as many different people as possible.) The rest are scarce, but it's possible to find multiples of all but the NMI quarters with a little diligence. 2010 quarters come in pairs/groups or not at all. It seems like the quarters just don't survive more than a couple transactions if they are split up.

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I remember back in '09 how hard it was to find the new cents. Now they are all over the place. Seems to me like the '10s came out in abundance from the start. I think I did get a DC quarter and maybe a PR back in '09 but I haven't seen anything since then. But then I live in a sucky part of the country where more people are leaving than moving in, and the money leaves too.

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Picked up another box from the bank today. Still have about half of the box left, but so far:

 

1935 buffalo

1942-P war nickel

1942-D pre-war

1952-S

 

...and many, many more I will get around to posting. I have to say I like these nickel boxes. I am only 12 coins away from completing the entire series from circulation! Wish me luck!

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Picked up another box from the bank today. Still have about half of the box left, but so far:

 

1935 buffalo

1942-P war nickel

1942-D pre-war

1952-S

 

...and many, many more I will get around to posting. I have to say I like these nickel boxes. I am only 12 coins away from completing the entire series from circulation! Wish me luck!

 

 

That's exciting. I do wish you lots of luck with it. :bthumbsup:

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Last box of nickels I got from my bank was last week. $100 in shiny, new 2005-D Bisons.

 

What did you do with them? I know they're not particularly rare, but they have a decent chance of accumulating a fair amount of value someday, given how poor the average circulating '05 nickel held up in circulation.

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Okay... final counts are in. Here goes:

 

Cream of the crop

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1935 buffalo

1938-S (4.1 M) F/VF condition to boot!

1939-S (6.6 M)

1951-S (7.7 M)

1942-P war nickel

194?-P War nickel without a doubt, but date is too badly damaged to determine.

 

 

Keepers

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1940

1941

1941-D

1942-D

1946 x 2

1948 x 2

1949

1952

1952-D

1952-S

1953-D x 3

1954-D

1955-D

1956-D

1957

1957-D

1958-D x 2

1959-D

1960 in AU/BU

1964-D BU

1966 BU

1967 BU

 

And... more miscellaneous coins from the 60s than I care to count at the moment. Only one Canadian; a lonely 1987. No 2009's or 2010's.

 

Best box search ever? I think so! :D

 

Also, I paid for this box with the leftovers from the last box. I picked it up from a different bank where the tellers do not know me, and when I asked if I could exchange one box for another, the teller said, "Oh! Is there anything wrong with it?"

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Picked up another box from the bank today. Still have about half of the box left, but so far:

 

1935 buffalo

1942-P war nickel

1942-D pre-war

1952-S

 

...and many, many more I will get around to posting. I have to say I like these nickel boxes. I am only 12 coins away from completing the entire series from circulation! Wish me luck!

Buffalo? Sweet. :)

 

D'you mind saying which ones you're still looking for out of change?

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Okay... final counts are in. Here goes:

 

Cream of the crop

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1935 buffalo

1938-S (4.1 M) F/VF condition to boot!

1939-S (6.6 M)

1951-S (7.7 M)

1942-P war nickel

194?-P War nickel without a doubt, but date is too badly damaged to determine.

 

 

Keepers

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1940

1941

1941-D

1942-D

1946 x 2

1948 x 2

1949

1952

1952-D

1952-S

1953-D x 3

1954-D

1955-D

1956-D

1957

1957-D

1958-D x 2

1959-D

1960 in AU/BU

1964-D BU

1966 BU

1967 BU

 

And... more miscellaneous coins from the 60s than I care to count at the moment. Only one Canadian; a lonely 1987. No 2009's or 2010's.

 

Best box search ever? I think so! :D

 

Also, I paid for this box with the leftovers from the last box. I picked it up from a different bank where the tellers do not know me, and when I asked if I could exchange one box for another, the teller said, "Oh! Is there anything wrong with it?"

 

 

Great find and throw in all the fun of the hunt. It's a great deal. Good luck on finding the few that you need for your collection.

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What did you do with them? I know they're not particularly rare, but they have a decent chance of accumulating a fair amount of value someday, given how poor the average circulating '05 nickel held up in circulation.

 

I am about half way done with them (29 rolls left). I decided to start searching to see if there may be any speared Bison in the bunch. Nothing so far.

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