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 Posted 03/07/2012  6:52 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add skwca to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hey all,

So today I opened one of my Orca 25 cent mint rolls. From RBC. This is my first ever mint roll I've opened so I didnt know what to expect. I was thinking in my mind that every coin minus the ends would be in untouched shape.. WOW was I wrong. EVERY coin had some sort of minor scratching and dings as seen through a loupe.. O.o Is this common from the mint or are they just slacking in the new releases? I did find a couple that had very minor scratching and few if any dings, but still not impressed.

NOw from what I gather these are still in MS condition so this bring me to a question of what the dif is between ms 63-65 I know MS-60 is untouched crap ;P and MS-67 is like a god send something struck and taken off the line right away...

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 Posted 03/07/2012  7:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coincollect1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS-63 and MS-64 and MS-65 Are different in price range. MS-63 usually has some contact marks that takes the MS-64 - MS-65 grade away. Now MS-65 Is a perfect coin with light hairline "scratches" Now in your mint roll im guessing it probably was searched and returned in the original package.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  7:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add skwca to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I dont think these were searched. They are all in that plastic shrink rap that you have to cut into or rip to get the coins out so I'm positive they were not touched.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  8:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coincollect1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, they were in there shrink wrap. Im not sure.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  8:46 pm  Show Profile Check middross's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add middross to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Every Mint roll I have openned is like this. Most will have small scratches on them. With the Colored coins you will also notice that most of them have the color bleeding over the edge, or not quite to the edge.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Apollo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe that why some people only buy separate sets from the mints and post office, they don't want they coins banging together and stuff when they get rolled and packaged.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  8:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coincollect1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My quarters were fine when I got them today in the sets.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  9:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1cent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely normal for a mint roll. I think I opened 6 or 8 rolls of men's hockey quarters, and didn't find a single MS-65 level coin. It's my suspicion that that reeds on the 25c coins are particularly bad for causing damage while the coins are being sorted at the mint, whereas the 1 cent coins seem to fare a lot better with their smooth rims.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  9:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Terry-T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coins are shot out of high speed machines into large bins of coins, smash, smash, smash, where they can all slide around on top of each other, scratch, scratch, scratch, as more smash into them, then go into another machine to wrap them, swirl, swirl, swirl. Wham, bam, as fast as you can and to heck with quality.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  11:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add skwca to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hmm well it is an experience then... And I guess thats what makes the MS-65 and MS-67 so sought after and valuable.. makes sense. Thanks all.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  11:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add skwca to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ONe good thing I did however find an Error coin. a small strike through on one of the coins.. not to bad.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add secoinedchance to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And now you know skwca, why MS-62-3-4 and 5 and really hard to attain....
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 Posted 03/08/2012  10:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petersun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For me, I don't open those rolls because if the coins in it are damaged, I could'nt sell them anymore at a high price since it would be considered circulated. Keep them uncirculated by leaving them in the roll.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  10:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petersun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Error coin... Picture please?
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