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  1. #16
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    Silvaaaaa hunter!

    May 2008
    Rhode Island
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    Re: how many boxes to complete a jefferson nickel set?

    I'm in the smallest state in the union... so maybe I am just spoiled by having an entire states worth of stuff crammed into a small area?

    I can get to 5 citizens, 2 bank of americas, 1 bank ri, 1 domestic bank, 2 washington trusts, 1 bank of newport, and like 3 different credit unions within 10-15 minutes of my house. Extend that to 20-25 minutes and it MORE than doubles. I have NO shortage of banks to hit up, and I have hit most of them.

    What I have found is that different banks do things differently. I've actually specifically asked about handrolls and this is what I have found out from the tellers/managers: some small branches found in supermarkets don't even GET IN boxes of coin. Thus meaning ALL their coin is customer rolled handrolls. THESE ARE BY FAR THE BEST SOURCE! Other banks get their coin in fed boxes with the rip and tear boxes, but also accept handrolls from customers and they mix the two together. I've gotten bunches of $20 in nickels that had fed and customer rolls in them. Other banks get their new coin in the plastic wrappers... this is mostly all NEW coin and not worth the hastle. Most banks with coin counters DO NOT accept handrolls from customers as it is a hassle.

    The only banks that NEVER deal in handrolls form my experience are the ones with coin counter machines. If you SPECIFICALLY ask for "CUSTOMER ROLLED COIN", then that is what you will get... IF THEY HAVE IT. Ask that and the tellers will ask each other what they have and buy it from one another and then sell it all to you. I've gone to the same supermarket branch three days in a row and CLEANED all three tellers out of nickels dimes AND quarters each time... and they have at least as much the next day... and we are talking $100+ in nickels each day.

    So my words of advice to you are: go to as many banks as you can and ask specifically for customer rolled coin. If they have only a little... or none... then ask WHY THAT IS so you know for future reference.

    I simply can't believe that people CAN'T find customer rolled coin. There are a lot more people bringing that stuff into banks than you think. Tellers vaults fill up fast with it.

    ~Dave

    Nickels needed to complete the 1938 - 1961 book (3 total): 1939-D, 1943-D, 1950-D

    Nickels needed to complete the 1962 - 1995 book: NONE! Book Complete!

    Nickels needed to complete the 1996-2008+ book: NONE! Book Complete! (Through 2008)

  2. #17

    Dec 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
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    Re: how many boxes to complete a jefferson nickel set?

    Quote Originally Posted by BBcardsRI
    I simply can't believe that people CAN'T find customer rolled coin. There are a lot more people bringing that stuff into banks than you think. Tellers vaults fill up fast with it.
    I don't know of single a bank in my area (within say 100 miles) without a coin machine...thus no customer rolled coin.

  3. #18
    us
    Silvaaaaa hunter!

    May 2008
    Rhode Island
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    Re: how many boxes to complete a jefferson nickel set?

    Wow Gman... I had no idea there were areas like that! In a sense I wish mine was too...

    As it is, out of over 20 banks I have been to just this summer (to keep it recent) in my state I only found a SINGLE one with a coin machine. And it is a chain that only has ONE branch on my side of the bay. Their other like 10 branches are 30+ minutes away compared to this ones 10-15minutes, so they are all useless to me. But I made an account with them ANYWAY just to use that one coin counter machine. I wish I had more of them to spread my dumps around... because sometimes I make these tellers change out like 4 bags in one of my trips. =(

    But I do love my handrolls... so I can't complain too much.

    Sorry that you don't have access to any.

    EDIT: I just remembered about the shopping center banks. Not sure how it is over there, but we have Stop and Shops up here which is a big chain of food stores (that carry a lot more than JUST food), and every single one I have been in has a citizens bank in it. Stop and Shop is a somewhat local name, but they are owned by a much bigger company that has other stores around the country under different names. So, check your stores like that in your area if you haven't already. ALSO, most Walmarts around here have a domestic bank in them. Both of these situations do not allow for a coin machine, as the space is so minimal in their little nook of the store that it isn't feasible to have one. And like I said... most of those citizens banks in the stop and shops don't even GET fed boxes and rely totally on customer coin.

    Hope this helps you!

    BUT BACK TO THE NICKEL SET DISCUSSION:

    I did a little experiment and tallied the nickel finds from my last $400 in hand rolls and this is what I found. I thought it might be useful to some people posting in this thread as a comparison to fed rolls or as a means to see how much in face value it takes to get near a complete set:

    Out of $400 in handrolls of nickels I ended up with:

    39 of the 65 nickels in the set
    which includes:
    3 of the 11 war nickels
    and
    36 of the 54 NON-war nickels

    I also ended up with 19 of the 21 nickels on the third page of my book, which INCLUDED the 1955 no D (under 10 mil mintage) and the 1958 no D (under 20 mil mintage).

    Not too shabby in my opinion for only $400 worth of nickels. And it isn't like I only nabbed the 60-80+ million mintage nickels to tally the 39 of 65. There were quite a few lower nickels in there... in addition to the 55 and 58 already mentioned, I also nabbed the 50 no D for another sub 10 mil mintage, and also got quite a few 20 and 30 range million mintage.

    Hope that info serves SOMEBODY. =)

    ~Dave
    Nickels needed to complete the 1938 - 1961 book (3 total): 1939-D, 1943-D, 1950-D

    Nickels needed to complete the 1962 - 1995 book: NONE! Book Complete!

    Nickels needed to complete the 1996-2008+ book: NONE! Book Complete! (Through 2008)

  4. #19
    us
    Aug 2008
    32

    Re: how many boxes to complete a jefferson nickel set?

    yeah, I would imagine machine rolled would be good as long as its being rolled by a sorter at the bank that people dump into. I've called around here (san francisco) and can't find a place that has a free coin sorter...so, I'll check for some hand rolls. I'll let you guys know how it goes...

  5. #20
    us
    Silvaaaaa hunter!

    May 2008
    Rhode Island
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    Re: how many boxes to complete a jefferson nickel set?

    By "free" do you mean that they are in a bank you don't belong to and you expect to use it with no charge? Or do you mean ANY counter at ANY bank that is free if you are willing to make an account?

    My bank charges 8% if you aren't a member which is why I signed up with them... and is the ONLY reason I did so. You can't go wrong with opening a $25 checking account and getting a free coin machine in return... that 8% gets saved REALLY fast.

    And good luck with your search for nickels. As far as the bags of nickels from the coin counters... you could try buying them from banks. Some banks refuse to sell them... like MINE, but others don't care. Though you need to be careful, because although the bag might have like $50 in war nickels that some old lady dumped in, it could also be a bag filled with dumps. I buy hundreds in nickels at a time, look through them taking ALL the pre 60 stuff out of them... then dump them in a coin machine. So have fun buying THAT bag and looking through it! =)

    ~Dave
    Nickels needed to complete the 1938 - 1961 book (3 total): 1939-D, 1943-D, 1950-D

    Nickels needed to complete the 1962 - 1995 book: NONE! Book Complete!

    Nickels needed to complete the 1996-2008+ book: NONE! Book Complete! (Through 2008)

  6. #21
    us
    Aug 2008
    32

    Re: how many boxes to complete a jefferson nickel set?

    no, the banks ive checked out done even have public coin counters...the only ones ive seen are in grocery stores and are coinstars or coin masters.

    on a side note does anyone have a full list of nickels to collect? I have a mint mark list, but no variation list (like small date/large date, etc)

 

 
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