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  1. #106
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    Mar 2005
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Can only guess what happened to this 2008 Canadian nickel. The obverse is actually brittle enough to flake off. Fire damage perhaps?

    Canadian nickels do show up in slots now and then but mostly they get caught internally.

    George VI - 1943 (9/19/11, amazing find)

    Elizabeth II - 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981-2016
    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny: 1956-D (7/24/19)
    Silver: 1949-D quarter (8/9/19)

  2. #107
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    Kudos to whoever can ID this. It's 2.4 grams and some elongation makes it slightly larger than a US cent.

    Cleaning and clearing out stuff enabled me to find my coin records that have been missing since a 2017 move.

    Since we're not able to edit posts after a few days has passed I'm gonna update my totals with new posts.

    My foreign "found in slots" total is now officially 32, with the addition of:

    ARUBA
    BAHAMAS
    BELGIUM
    BERMUDA
    FRANCE
    IRAN
    ITALY
    JAMAICA
    MOROCCO
    SINGAPORE
    SWITZERLAND
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    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny: 1956-D (7/24/19)
    Silver: 1949-D quarter (8/9/19)

  3. #108
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    Dawn breaks, the clouds parted, and then...





    I probably won't be able to go until Saturday the 6th, at the soonest, that's if I feel comfortable going at all.

    What would you do?
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    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny: 1956-D (7/24/19)
    Silver: 1949-D quarter (8/9/19)

  4. #109
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    On second thought, maybe I'll wait awhile:



    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny: 1956-D (7/24/19)
    Silver: 1949-D quarter (8/9/19)

  5. #110
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    Mar 2005
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    The beginning of the end?



    The Good News - Despite covid-19 numbers rising slightly locally, I ventured to the venerable El Cortez today for the first time in three months. Was good to see the ol' place again and while change was to be expected, I didn't anticipate it to take this form...

    The Bad News - Their previous 34 coin-op nickel machines (to my knowledge, the last remaining 5-cent slots in Vegas) have now dwindled to just 12. A previous bank of 10 nickel machines has become a social distancing set of 5 quarter machines in the same space. Three other banks of 8 back-to-back machines are now two carousels of 6 machines each. Getting a seat proved challenging and required hip-checking a grandma (just kidding) but I was able to search about $50 and nabbed this nifty 1949-S, but nothing more.

    Perhaps the eventual loosening of social distance restrictions will bring back the missing machines but I give it a 50/50 shot that by the end of 2020 nickel slots will disappear for good. If that happens, it'll be the first time a denom has been retired from casinos since pennies were eliminated in 2012. And it'll be a sad, sad day.
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    Wheat penny: 1956-D (7/24/19)
    Silver: 1949-D quarter (8/9/19)

  6. #111
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    Bad news indeed! Kinda sounds like my new stomping grounds...seems like very few banks have coin counters, and the ones that do charge at least a 4% fee.
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  7. #112
    CJ9
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    Getting rid of the nickel slots would be a bummer.
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  8. #113
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    Casino Royale is back in bidness!



    Wartime Nickels [491]
    1942-P (11/4/19) [31]
    1942-S (12/10/19) [22]
    1943-P (1/7/20) [99]
    1943-D (9/15/09) [9]
    1943-S (1/7/20) [98]
    1944-P (12/17/19) [53]
    1944-D (9/24/19) [21]
    1944-S (8/18/11) [21]
    1945-P (10/17/20) [56]
    1945-D (8/12/11) [21]
    1945-S (9/3/19) [60]

    After a depressing, virtually CRH-free spring/summer I want to start hitting the El Cortez with a vengeance this fall/winter. Many of my 2020 goals went up in smoke with this COVID craziness, but there's still time to potentially hit one of them - reaching 500 wartime nickels all time.

    And today was a good start with #491, this 1945-P that came out of my first $25 searched. Fittingly, it was also the last pre-COVID wartime I found (back in Feb! ) so it's like picking up where I left off. To kind of up the ante I'm also bring home $40 (instead of my previous $20) to search more thoroughly. And among those I found a sweet 1955, upping my alltime total for that year to 24. Two more first time dates for the year turned up as well - 1941 & 1952 - bringing this year's total to 36 of the 61 pre-1960 dates.

    So it's a full court press for the rest of 2020, and I might not rule out another stay-cation next month.

    Fun Stats: A 45-P & 55-P on the same day? Closest that ever came to happening was 2008 when I found them both in the same week.

    This Week in Casino Searching History: In fact, this very day in 2004 I found another 55-P.
    Last edited by Immy; Oct 17, 2020 at 11:05 PM.
    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny: 1956-D (7/24/19)
    Silver: 1949-D quarter (8/9/19)

  9. #114
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    Mar 2005
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Uncompleted Rolls
    1950 [32] (9/10/19)
    1955 [24] (10/17/20)
    1939-S [17] (11/4/19)
    1938-S [5] (3/10/20)
    1938-D [3] (10/26/08)
    1939-D [3] (5/4/04)
    1950-D [2] (2/27/05)
    2131 of 2440 [87.3%]
    1806 of 2000 [90.3%]

    Yay, it's stat time again!

    With the discovery of my 24th 1955-P nickel yesterday I thought it would be helpful and informative to create another list to chart the progress of my uncompleted Jefferson rolls. The number in brackets represents the current total and the accompanying date is the most recent discovery. It doesn't include the silver incompletes since they're listed separately in their own chart, but the overall completeness total (at the bottom in red) will include silvers. My goal is 90%. The second figure in red is the non-silver completeness, where I've already reached 90%.
    Last edited by Immy; Oct 18, 2020 at 07:09 PM.
    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny: 1956-D (7/24/19)
    Silver: 1949-D quarter (8/9/19)

  10. #115
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    Aug 2020
    Payson, Az
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    Immy. Keep in mind, if you find a buffalo nickel with the buffalo standing on bluff and not plains, your reward is unbelievable so always look really close. Gary

  11. #116
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    Mar 2005
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    421 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting


    Wartime Nickels [492]
    1942-P (11/4/19) [31]
    1942-S (12/10/19) [22]
    1943-P (10/24/20) [100]
    1943-D (9/15/09) [9]
    1943-S (1/7/20) [98]
    1944-P (12/17/19) [53]
    1944-D (9/24/19) [21]
    1944-S (8/18/11) [21]
    1945-P (10/17/20) [56]
    1945-D (8/12/11) [21]
    1945-S (9/3/19) [60]

    Today's El Cortez visit produced this lovely 1943-P which has the honor of becoming the first war nickel to reach triple digits in my collection. So when I reach that grand total of 500 (hopefully soon) it means just about 20% were 43-P's. Also found was a 1939, a 2009-D and a 2011 Canadian quarter in the coin counter reject slot. No new years were crossed off the Jefferson list, so the total remains at 36 of the 61 pre-1960 dates.

    Fun Stats: 1943-P nickels actually represent roughly 31% of all war nickels, so I've found fewer than average.

    This Week in Casino Searching History: In 2005, 2008 & 2019 I also found a 43-P.
    Last edited by Immy; Today at 05:08 PM.
    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny: 1956-D (7/24/19)
    Silver: 1949-D quarter (8/9/19)

 

 
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