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  1. #1
    us
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    Sep 2004
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    Paper vs. Plastic

    I have been wondering this for some time now. What is the difference between quarter rolls that are wrapped in paper and quarter rolls that are wrapped in plastic?? Is the difference where they come from...mint?. Thanks in advance, Ron.
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    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
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    Re: Paper vs. Plastic

    Ron, I think the only difference in the paper and plastic rolls are, that one you can see through, the other you can't! One supplier may prefer the clear wrap over paper. I know that some bank tellers really don't care for the plastic. FFD

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    May 2005
    Dixie
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    Re: Paper vs. Plastic

    Sure would be easy to edge search with the clear plastic.
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    ===========
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    Franklin  -8
    40% JFK -147
    90% JFK -7
    JFK NIFC -15
    Commer - 1
    1987 JFK - 1
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  4. #4

    Apr 2008
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    Re: Paper vs. Plastic

    In my area Brinks rolls all coins in plastic (except halves).

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    Sep 2008
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    Re: Paper vs. Plastic

    Quote Originally Posted by jim4silver
    In my area Brinks rolls all coins in plastic (except halves).

    Jim
    I also think Brinks use plastic for money saving.

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2008
    338

    Re: Paper vs. Plastic

    Quote Originally Posted by alabamadan
    Sure would be easy to edge search with the clear plastic.
    I was thinking of that! Man would that be nice!

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2008
    PA
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    Re: Paper vs. Plastic

    Plastics are awesome for rim-searching. I prefer them whenever I can get my hands on them.

  8. #8
    us
    Feb 2009
    186

    Re: Paper vs. Plastic

    Quote Originally Posted by HolyDiver
    Plastics are awesome for rim-searching. I prefer them whenever I can get my hands on them.
    I'm the opposite, the opening of the paper has become some what of a ritual for coin searching so when I'm able to quickly look through the plastic it seems like much more of a treasure hunting let down for me.

    Here the brinks rolled ones are in plastic and other companies use different forms of paper.

    From an environmental standpoint the paper route is by far better imho as paper is renewable and plastic for the most part isn't (I'm pretty sure that those plastic rolls aren't made much from vegetable oil but correct me if I'm wrong.) The paper obviously decomposes faster which seems like a better bet since most of us dispose of the 'byproducts of our hobby' into landfills.

    I'm pretty sure I can even get to the goods faster in a paper roll as well, have the opening down to a quick cut and rip and push While I still struggle with the plastic ones bending them and caressing the coins out of the sleeve.

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    Jan 2008
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    Re: Paper vs. Plastic

    If I'm not mistaken, I think Brink's has patented the clear plastic wrap. They claim it eliminates the need to crack the
    roll on a hard surface, thus saving your counter's edge from damage. That's from memory so I don't know how accurate
    that is about the patent.

    I do believe that from what I've seen (and read here) that Brink's is the only one using plastic wrap for coin rolls.

  10. #10
    vn
    Aug 2008
    South Jersey Shore
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    Re: Paper vs. Plastic

    I can only get those plastic wraps...I kinda wish I could find paper rolls. I mostly do pennies, so edge searching isn't possible, and the plastic just becomes a burden.
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  11. #11

    May 2005
    Dixie
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    Re: Paper vs. Plastic

    I resuse the paper rolls and I'm actually pretty fast at opening them and refilling them. Not only are my dump banks happy to take rolled coins back, but I'm being green. I don't think you can resuse plastic can you?
    CRH Totals  2009
    ===========
    Walker   -15
    Franklin  -8
    40% JFK -147
    90% JFK -7
    JFK NIFC -15
    Commer - 1
    1987 JFK - 1
    No FG JFK - 1
    Silver Wash Quarter - 1
    Foriegn Half - 2
    Silver Ike Dollar - 1

    Coins Searched 43,450

 

 

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