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The Goal: 25,000 Rolls Of Nickels (All Searchers Welcome!)

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 Posted 12/18/2021  10:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That 1945 Canadian is cool.
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 Posted 12/19/2021  12:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Searched my 200th box of nickels this week. Still searching for the elusive 1944-S to complete my first set from the wild. Thought I would post my latest summary list for all to see.
Excellent work!
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 Posted 12/19/2021  4:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice update, tnt!

You'll find that 1944-S someday... a really strange anomaly that you haven't found one yet, to be honest.
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 Posted 01/04/2022  4:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And my first search of 2022 is under the belt... happily, I found a little of everything today. Quality over quantity was the theme - as jbuck knows, I like that theme!

On the way back from the Post Office, I ran by my main bank and got a box of 2000 nickels. There were only 15 pre-60s, but included were a 1935 Buffalo (the first roll I opened!), a 1942-S War Nickel, and a semi-key 1948-S. I also found a 1962 Proof and four 2009-Ds.
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 Posted 01/04/2022  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pretty decent, I'd say.
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 Posted 01/05/2022  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add afcop13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
TNT - I like your tracker, good luck finding that 44S. It is one of the two I haven't found in the wild either, although I haven't searched much in the past few years.
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 Posted 02/01/2022  11:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add carloscoria to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Do any of you search thru Nickel bags from coin counters? I know its all in the volume but I have not found any War Nickels with 2 bags I have searched.
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 Posted 03/28/2022  04:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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TNT - I like your tracker, good luck finding that 44S. It is one of the two I haven't found in the wild either, although I haven't searched much in the past few years.
I agree, more complex than what I used. I only kept track of the 20 lowest mintage dates. I found a total of 1315 War Nickels and only 19 were 1944S in my days of mucho searching that lasted about 6 years ending about 6 years ago. All were very low grade or cull.


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Do any of you search thru Nickel bags from coin counters? I know its all in the volume but I have not found any War Nickels with 2 bags I have searched.

I never did. Only coin counter near me is where I used to dump my nickels. That is until they took it out....they probably got tired of helping me pick up nickels off the floor as they were flying out the coin return ....lol. I was searching the equivalent of 10- 15 boxes a week at times so that little machine filled up often.
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 Posted 03/31/2022  02:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Life's been a little weird so far in 2022 but I've still been searching, just haven't had a lot of time to post... I've already found 2 of the big 5 Jefferson nickel keys as the first quarter of the year comes to an end...

I found the 1938-D on February 9th and the 1938-S on March 9th...



By the way, I was able to get the verdigris off of the right reverse on the 1938-S with some acetone applied with a Q-tip.
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 Posted 03/31/2022  3:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add qaman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
just been going through 40's and 50's nickels I had put back from coin rolling. Some pretty rough, just took them to the bank, hope to make someone's day. Yes I checked for silver.
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 Posted 05/05/2022  09:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TomM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi everyone. I hunted nickels for a while last year and would like to share my results. The information in this forum has been very helpful to me, and I figured I'd contribute my finds in order to give others a point of comparison. I don't have enough time to regularly post, but I plan on updating with new finds once in a while.

I didn't keep a spreadsheet for nickels (as I do with dimes and quarters), but counted a total of 52 boxes that I hunted. I did not notice a difference in finds between MWR and CWR, and about 40 of the boxes were MWR.

From the 52 boxes, I found 51 War Nickels, 16 Buffalos, and one 1906 Liberty nickel. I included photos of the more notable finds.

Ten Buffalos had readable dates (1920 x 2, 1920-D, 1920-S, 1923-S, 1929 x2, 1936, 1936-S, 1937). I used vinegar to reveal the other six (1915, 1916, 1916-D, 1917, 1918, 1927-D).

My best box had 6 War Nickels, a 1929 Buffalo, and over one hundred pre-1960 Jeffersons.

The 1923-S, with the "23" readable, was probably the biggest surprise. Another notable find was an AU 43-P. Unfortunately, I didn't find many key date Jeffersons - only one 1938-D which was a bit ugly. Lots of semi-keys, though.

I ultimately stopped doing nickels because this denomination doesn't seem to circulate very much in my area, and I'd end up maxing out vault space (or just wearing out my welcome) in each of my dump banks. Also, it seemed to me like 100% uncirculated MW boxes are more common in nickels. Maybe that's just my impression, though.




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 Posted 05/05/2022  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice pile of nickels. Wow.
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