Went through an even $200 worth (4000 nickels) last Wednesday and found 34 pre-60s including a Semi-Key 1949-S... One of the CWR had 4 proofs in it, and several high end BU coins from the 1990s including a couple of 1997-Ds - obviously from someone's collection. Also found 6 2009-Ds.
Yesterday, I purchased another 4,000 nickels from 5 different banks... As you may recall, I found a little hoard of 17 pre-60s in 1 CWR on March 24th which included a 38-S and 5 War Nickels
(42-P, 42-S, 44-P, 44-D, 45-S)... At the time, I theorized these may have come out of someone's old Jefferson nickels
1938-1961 coin folder as there were no duplicates. 20 of the rolls I purchased yesterday were from that same branch of the bank I got those from... and, believe it or not, there were three more rolls just like that one...
Combined, there were 36 pre-60s in those three rolls, including 7 more War Nickels
(43-P, 43-S, 44-S, 45-P, 45-P, 45-D, 45-S) along with semi-key 1946-S, 1948-S, 1949-S, 1951-S, and 1958 coins. As you can see, between the two groups, I got the entire run of War Nickels
save for the 1943-D and a duplicate 1945-P and 1945-S. Not to mention the 1945-D and a 1939 Philly coin in the batch had the same kind of obverse scratches a few of the coins from the previous roll had. Combining all of the finds from the four rolls, the only 10 coins missing from the 1938-1961 Jefferson Set were: 38-D, 39-D, 39-S, 43-D, 46-D (but there were 2 49-Ds), 50, 50-D, 52 (but there were 2 52-Ss), 55, and 56-D. So, very obviously, these were from the same collection and two of them likely had the wrong coins in the folder holes. I'm guessing the common 56-D was in the collection too, but likely ended up in another roll.
As fate would have it though, another CWR from that group, but very likely not from the collection, had a 1943-D in it - it was heavily reprocess plated as you can see... In fact, there were only 3 pre-60s total in those other 17 rolls from said batch.
Amongst the other 3200 coins searched were 31 more pre-60s including a 1919 Buffalo, another 1945-D, another 1948-S, and a 1970-S Proof.
On the day, I ended up with a staggering 70 pre-60 coins including the aforementioned 9 War Nickels
and other goodies. Remarkably, I only found 1 2009-D amongst the coins - my lowest total ever for $200+ of nickels searched.
CRH Nickeloholic. 1,300,000 nickels searched in five years! Already have found THREE complete Jefferson sets!