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 Posted 01/11/2012  06:44 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add canadacoinguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Another member made a comment the other day about not finding any pre 1982 pennies in a box of Brinks pennies. I just got another yesterday and they are all wrapped in plastic and out of 8 rolls already gone through, I haven't found one pre 1982 coin yet. No copper coins yet which I find strange. This is a first and hopefully just an exception and not the rule. Anybody else noticing the same thing yet? Could it be that they are trying to pull the older copper coins from some banks or would this just be a fluke? Thanks.

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01/11/2012 07:04 am
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 Posted 01/11/2012  06:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadacoinguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have found 1982 large date zinc and only 1 - 1977 after 10 rolls. rut roh... : |
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01/11/2012 07:22 am
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 Posted 01/11/2012  07:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coppertop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Check this out:
http://visualeconomics.creditloan.c...culation.png

Most sorters do well above 25%cu ,
(I've been pulling %30-35%) but looking at the number of cents out there...Thats a huuuge number of coppers. Even if Portland mint and Brinks pulls $5mil face for Coinstar that puts a small dent in the coppers IMHO, even if alot of that is uncirculated like wheaties etc. I just stopped dumping to anyplace BUT Coinstar hahaha, I get no fees if I select the Amazon/Lowes GiftCards.

1,650,000,000,000? is that written right?
412,500,000,000 coppers (by rule of averages)
-500,000,000(to fill the order)
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01/11/2012 07:55 am
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 Posted 01/11/2012  07:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadacoinguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
lol @ Coppertop. I know that but I'm wondering if I should be switching banks or is it just an unfortunate luck of the draw on this box as I've never had a problem before from this bank when it came to getting a good mix of old and newer pennies. Thanks for your response Coppertop.
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 Posted 01/11/2012  08:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coppertop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
youtube: Modern Marvels S14E24 Coin Operated
shows you soem behind the scenes coisntar etc :)

BTW: I request the "mixed" boxes from my bank, maybe give that a try. I know many people suggest weighing the boxes if you start getting lots of zinc.
My boxes usually weigh 15.2lbs..
all zinc is 14lb I believe.
And all cu is 17lb If I recall.
Edit, wait that can't be right..cause I just did 2 boxes and got 3/4 a box full of cu
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01/11/2012 08:30 am
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 Posted 01/11/2012  08:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadacoinguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey thanks for the link. I'm watching it now. I just found a 1919 S so I guess that my theory of copper hoarder left overs is shot huh?
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 Posted 01/11/2012  08:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coppertop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The best part is wheaties are a diferent compostion, they have tin in them. Most comparitors may reject and leave them in the zinc and don't catch them all. Some get missed :o)
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 Posted 01/11/2012  08:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadacoinguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Which is great for us Lincoln cent collectors out there.
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 Posted 01/11/2012  3:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coppertop - thanks, I didn't know you could get gift cards from those machines. I hated the idea of paying a fee for cashing in my coins so I never used them.
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 Posted 01/11/2012  5:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coppertop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yeah, coinstar is slower,their sorter is slow. And I never have to feel bad with a teller to change the bag... but I take breaks from the TDbank chain in my area. A month a go a teller said people come in and dump buckets of half dollars, or quarters or big loads of only dimes after a big hunt, and they shoo shoo ed a few people away, Some of the other ones are cool, but I do coinstar with a cooloff, and latley been louping my zinc that I used to dump.
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 Posted 01/12/2012  7:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jojacks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here in the midwest, I've been consistantly pulling 25% cu from brinks boxes. However, my dad just went and bought his first box and got all new stuff, but I'm not sure which company his box came from.
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 Posted 01/12/2012  7:59 pm  Show Profile Check asimpson91's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add asimpson91 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I receieved plastic wrapped rolls from TD bank and not 1 copper cent. Other rolls from other banks I usually get a good 20-35%
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 Posted 01/12/2012  8:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadacoinguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with you asimpson91, the last $25 dollar box had maybe 1 or 2 copper coins per every roll and the 1919 S that I spoke of, I believe came from a roll that I had nearby when I was searching as I never found another Wheat penny in the entire box. Very disappointing and frustrating I must say. Mostly new coins with lots of 80's, 90's and newer in the box. I went to the same bank previously and received paper wrapped coins and they were mostly copper and wheat cents so I'm thinking about making up some lame excuse of having an allergic reaction to the plastic that the rolls are in or something. lol.
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 Posted 01/12/2012  8:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My boxes (4 thus far) are packed with 60s and 70s.
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 Posted 01/12/2012  9:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadacoinguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice southsav. Before now, I too enjoyed a mix of all dates. The earliest that I've found is a 1911P in almost good condition but many wheats of all dates including alot of S coins. What I'm wodering is this, is it possible that I cleaned the bank out of their old stash of pennies? I live in a small border town of Maine and get my coins at Machias Savings in Houlton. They are pretty good about it all and the only difference that I can think of is before now, I was only getting $20 at a time not a full sealed box of $25. At first I was getting all paper rolls with alot of Canadian pennies. Then it was a mix of paper and the plastic rolls but still a decent mix. This last box had alot of the newer dates but no wheaties and very little copper but Brinks sealed. So is it Coinstar that is getting better at sorting out the odd weight, mishapen coins or Brinks, or both? And I wonder what they do with them all? So many questions but intriguing still the same. You would think that they would appeal to the collectors and auction them off or something.
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 Posted 01/12/2012  9:45 pm  Show Profile Check DrDon's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add DrDon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just finished my first box $3 in copper. A couple weeks ago a $10 buy netted over $6 in copper.
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