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Vintage Dime Saver Coin Tubes

 
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 Posted 02/04/2017  4:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add WheatBack to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I came across these at my LCS today and thought they were really neat. From what I can tell these have not been opened and the coins inside are unknown. Except on the end I can tell there is a Mercury dime and that they are silver. I'd like to know if there is a way to open these rolls without damaging them. The ends are metal with a coin slot on one end and the roll itself is thick/tough cardboard. My curiosity is through the roof right now to know what dates are on the inside and I can't seem to figure out how they open so I can check them. And like I said before, I'd like to open these with as little damage as possible to the rolls.





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 Posted 02/04/2017  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Never seen anything like those before,cool. Looks kinda like a bank.
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 Posted 02/04/2017  6:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add WheatBack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes. They're like a coin roll tube version of those vintage dime saver books.
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 Posted 02/04/2017  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You might be able to take something thin .. like a plastic knife

And work the coins out
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 Posted 02/04/2017  7:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add WheatBack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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You might be able to take something thin .. like a plastic knife

And work the coins out


Funny you mention that, I thought of something similar about 15 minutes ago. I had the idea to use a couple of paper clips to flip the coins on their side to drop them out of the slot. So far I've retrieved 7 coins. Six Rosies and one Merc.
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 Posted 02/04/2017  7:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 88isgreat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually had one or two of the tubes from People's Bank as a kid. If I remember correctly, the end with the slot would slide off the tube. Might not work as well today if the end hasn't been removed for 40 or 50 years!
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 Posted 02/05/2017  12:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those look neat.

I fear I could not resist the temptation to open them.
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I fear I could not resist the temptation to open them.

Yeah ,me too !
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 Posted 02/05/2017  11:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add davef to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have about 10 of that type in our safety deposit box holding junk silver. I know I was able to gently pry the top with the slit off and later reattach it by just pushing it back on.
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With a lot of time and patience, I've emptied about half of the orange roll. Everything so far has ranged from 1941 to 1962. Majority are late 50s and early 60s. So I'm assuming this was probably last opened/filled in the early 60s.

The top is on pretty good. I even tried giving it a tug with a pair of pliers to no avail.
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