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First Two Boxes In Years Since Being Out For A While

 
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 Posted 05/01/2019  12:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good morning,
This week I just finished up my first penny and nickel box for the first time in a few years since moving and being out of the hobby for too long

Anyways, was curious to get takes from people on what an average box yields. I know that every box is different, and theres never a way of knowing what youre going to get. But I know most of you guys keep stats on each box you hunt, so I assume you guys have a pretty good idea of when a box is above or below average.
My penny box was weak- only got one 1946-S and a 1947-S, along with 12 Canadians.
However, I think my nickel box did fairly well, heres the list-
1938
1939
1940
1941
1947, 1947-S
1948
1949
1952-D
1953-S
1956
1957-D
1959-D (x3)
1962 of exceptional condition (an upgrade for my album)
1965 of exceptional condition (an upgrade for my album)

My question here is in your experience, is this an average haul that can be expected to happen often? I'mextremely happy with the finds in that nickel box. Or, is this a haul that I shouldn't get my hope up of finding very often? Again, I know every box is different and I shouldn't really expect anything. And again, I am very happy with these results; I'm not claiming that this was just a boring average box, because I was stoked to find these coins! Anyways, I'm being long-winded here, but just curious about other people's experiences.
Thanks so much in advance for reading and taking time to reply!
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 Posted 05/01/2019  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm. For pennies I'd say that box underperformed but not sure if you look for copper or die varieties also or just wheat cents. Even as wheat cents should be more than two and usually common 1950s era. The two S mint are better than usual I think for only getting 2 out of it.

The nickel box was above average but for me at least nickels have been productive searches with decent finds and an occasional buffalo. My last box had a no date buffalo 1 War Nickel and a handful of earlier jeffersons. Not a lot of value to nickel hunting though but it seems easy finds and it goes mostly neglected since only a bit if silver and no copper to be had. The metal hunters don't really go through them and stick to the 90%ers and 40%ers or copper mine cents.
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 Posted 05/01/2019  3:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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However, I think my nickel box did fairly well, heres the list-
Nice finds!


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1962 of exceptional condition (an upgrade for my album)
1965 of exceptional condition (an upgrade for my album)
Excellent!
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 Posted 05/01/2019  5:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@1962, nice work. While I can't offer an answer to your question, I'm wondering if you could post a couple pics of your favorite new pieces to this thread. It is always nice to see some drool-worthy pics here.
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 Posted 05/01/2019  5:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes! Heres a few photos of the nicer condition 60's coins I kept for album upgrades




I like the 1960 the best
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 Posted 05/01/2019  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
just finished my second nickel box. The haul was even better than the first box that I made this thread regarding.
This box:
1923
1940, 1940-S
1941 x2
1942-S
1944-P
1946-S
1947-D
1948
1949
1952 x2
1953, 1953-S
1954, 1954-D x2
1955
1957-D
1958-D
1959-D
Plus 2 Canadians


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 Posted 05/02/2019  01:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1962penny, congratulations on finishing your second box! Also, congratulations on finding a Buffalo nickel.
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Yes! Heres a few photos of the nicer condition 60's coins I kept for album upgrades
Looking good.

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just finished my second nickel box. The haul was even better than the first box that I made this thread regarding.
Fantastic!
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