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    us
    Mar 2018
    Bryant, WI
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    Found my War Nickel(s)...

    Snapped my 14,000 nickel dryspell for War Nickels. Pulled 9(!) out of this bag. New personal high. Nothing special condition wise, but the years are:
    1942Px2
    1943P
    1943S
    1944D
    1944Px2
    1945S
    1945P

    Also found 32 BU/AU nickels ranging from 53 to 2011. All of them had a slight goldish hue to them. May have a couple "proofs" (think the term is Special Mint Set?) as well:
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    Not a bad haul. Sadly my bank sends out their coins Thursday before hours, so no chance to run back through and hope for Dimes or Quarters. Did get all the cent bags they had at least, so heres hoping I find something there too. Happy hunting everyone!

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    us
    Oct 2011
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    Awesome score!!!! Will be looking forward to what the cents turn out
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    Beats my average on war nicks by quite a bit, rookie.

    You probably posted in on a thread I did not read, but how do you currently define a keeper when searching Jeffs?

    Time for more coffee.
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  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2011
    vegas
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    Nice score! I think aside from WLHs, war nicks are my favorite coins to find in the wild. Iíd love to find some bank thatíd sell bags to me.

    galenrog- u should probably lay off the coffee a little - too much caffeine isnít good for you. Trust me, Iím a doctor (of sorts).
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    us
    Feb 2010
    Missouri
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    Nice finds Roscoe. I had a 4 war nickel, 4 Buffalo ba last week and thought I was doing well. Love the ‘66 and ‘65 Jeff’s. Very nice.
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    us
    Mar 2018
    Bryant, WI
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    Quote Originally Posted by galenrog View Post
    Beats my average on war nicks by quite a bit, rookie.

    You probably posted in on a thread I did not read, but how do you currently define a keeper when searching Jeffs?

    Time for more coffee.
    Oh yeah, definitely beat my average too. Prior to this I had found 76 war nickels in 135 bags, think my best was 3 in one. My current definition of a keeper for nickels is:
    Anything older than 1939
    All War Nickels
    Any Proofs
    "Blatant" Errors (Cud, lamination, cracks mainly)
    Non-Canadian Foreigns
    Canadians I'm keeping one from each year I find, if I find another I keep the one in better condition.
    Same with Dates for Jeffersons. The 30 AU/Bu ones I found yesterday simply replaced my prior pulls in the folders I keep.
    I do keep all of the following though: all 1950, '39-'41 D/S, '42D, '55P, S mintmarks for: '46, '48, '49, '51.

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    us
    Mar 2018
    Bryant, WI
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    Quote Originally Posted by baddbluff View Post
    Nice score! I think aside from WLHs, war nicks are my favorite coins to find in the wild. I’d love to find some bank that’d sell bags to me.

    galenrog- u should probably lay off the coffee a little - too much caffeine isn’t good for you. Trust me, I’m a doctor (of sorts).
    I'll assume WLH are Walking Liberty halves? I haven't been able to search many halves, bought $100 from my bank but they want a fee for rolling so holding off on doing more. Personally my favorites to find are Buffaloes, though anything old/foreign is great too. Found 2 mercs but just not a big fan of dimes.

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    Feb 2006
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    Thanks for the notice of my sign off line, baddbluff. Actually, I do not drink much coffee. I use the line as a sign off for that post. Similar to an acquaintance from decades ago used the phrase “nothing follows” to demonstrate the end of his written communications. Odd. Quirky. Harmless.
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    us
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    I drink a boat load of coffee and am impatiently awaiting the results of your penny bags!
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    Dec 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
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    In my heavy CRHing years (roughly 2006 to 2013), I only 5 instances where I found more 9 or more war nickels in a bag or box.

    14 in 09/2007 from a $200 bag
    9 in 03/2008 in a $100 bag
    10 in 01/2009 in a $100 bag
    11 in 09/2013 in a bag
    and my one war nickel dump find of 96 in a partial box of 36 rolls in 07/2007

    Most Buffalos in a bag 24 in 12/2011 in a $200 bag (next closest 6 in a bag)

    Most V-Nickels in a bag 4 in 07/2008 in a $200 bag (the bag also had 4 buffalos)


    My nickel keeper definition is anything 1959 or older. Basically similar to the end date of wheaties and silver dime/quarters. Nickel mintage figures jumped up substantially in the 1960s. I know most of them aren't worth more than face, but keeping a few extra nickels from each bag/box wasn't really costing me much either. Even when I was searching heavy it was usually less than $5/week on average.

    Although, I haven't tried to sell any to date, looking at ebay, it looks like misc rolls of circulated Jeffersons from 1938-1959 do sell for at least a little premium over face. For example, I see 6 average circulated rolls (one roll each from 1954-D, 1955-D, 1956-D, 1957-D, 1958-D, and 1959-D) sold for ~$30 with free shipping. $12 face for $30 and those are generally pretty common dates.
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  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2013
    East Tennessee
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    Congrats on the Nickel finds! The Jefferson Nickels are the most overlooked Series of all denominations struck since the 1930's. However, I love the Cobalt and Gun Metal toned BU Jefferson Nickels and buy them whenever I can.
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    us
    Mar 2018
    Bryant, WI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncleslick18 View Post
    I drink a boat load of coffee and am impatiently awaiting the results of your penny bags!
    First bag down and nothing to write home about. 26 2009's, 12 Canadian, 15 Wheats with the oldest being a 1936. Nothing error wise.

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    Feb 2006
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    What power magnifier are you using? I use a 10x flexible desk mount to help me identify major problems of all kinds.

    I also notice more minor die chips and die cracks with this tool. I do not, however, push these as significant when dealing with any collectors. I have a list of potential buyers, and set them aside.

    Enjoy yourself, rookie.

    Time for more coffee.

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    Oct 2011
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    Ouch, I would think you would find more wheats than that
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    May 2006
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncleslick18 View Post
    Ouch, I would think you would find more wheats than that
    I average 6 wheats per box, with a large number searched.
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