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07 Feb 2021

A Vicarious Coin Roll Hunt, or two...

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I've been coin roll hunting on and off since about 1977. I've always preferred older original bank rolls and vintage 'customer' rolls, and maybe my favorites are U.S. Mint rolls. Long story short, I took a lot of time off from getting rolls from my local bank and searching them. I've only started searching local newer bank rolls again in the last few months! After an honest 20 years of only searching U.S. Mint rolls and vintage rolls from my collection or more recently acquired...turns out, I still LOVE it! Lol!!! No surprise there :-)


One of the best things about searching rolls from my bank(s) is that it's essentially free! I am really only paying (face value) for the coins I decide to keep. Since I am able to return all the searched coins I'm not keeping. I am of course older now, luckily I am also doing ok financially and so if I want to turn some of my cash savings temporarily into coin rolls for hunting...I do just that.


I realize there are plenty of YN's here and others who just aren't in a position or have the option for whatever reason to go get rolls from their bank to search on a whim or when the urge strikes... I'm not bragging, I absolutely understand how fortunate I am at the moment to have banked with the same branches for decades and also live literally just a few miles from the Denver U.S. Mint!


I am now considering placing an order for a full box of coins to search from one of my branches. They take care of me after 30 years of banking with them, they don't complain or care which branch I visit to either get or return coins! Some of the tellers whom have known me for a very long time now let me know when I walk in if they've got anything interesting for me! I figure if I'm going to buy my first ever box of coins...go big! So I'm likely to place an order this week for a box of small dollars to search, $1000! One of the bank managers told me that the boxes don't always show up when requested, but lol they don't have anybody requesting boxes of small dollars at the moment...it's also VERY likely that the box will contain many rolls of the new small dollars with the Hubble Space telescope and I have been extremely excited about getting my hands on some amazing specimens of those since they were announced.


So here you go...I invite you to do some vicarious small dollar coin roll searching with me! Earlier this year I actually searched a couple of my 2000-P Sacagawea Mint Rolls from my collection and I have a few left still to search for amazing specimens, mules, Cheerios dollars (technically a pattern coin), or Wounded Eagles!!! Just one mule would be just fine with me lol!


But during the last few months I have searched a bunch of customer wrapped small dollar rolls as well. Turns out that the most common thing I run across in those is really nice Susan B. Anthony dollars (still hoping for a 1979 wide rim!) and Sacagawea or Presidential Dollar proofs! Just a few more proofs and I'll have a an entire small dollar roll (25) of circulated proofs, some much nicer than others but still super fun stuff!


I will add that I enjoy searching rolls of pennies every bit as much as searching these more expensive rolls! So if you can take 50 cents and go get a roll of pennies to search...I'll vicariously happily and excitedly join you for that as well! :-)

Be safe out there and enjoy the hunt and the learning, however you're doing it!!!

Comments

slybluenote

Level 5

Those are some really nice coins! I have a few SBA's and Sacagawea's also, but not enough for a roll. I do enjoy roll hunting also, but usually only small change. Thanks for sharing your experiences with roll hunting!

CoinHunter

Level 5

You should send that really nice Sacagawea in, it would definitely get a high grade!

Mike

Level 7

Ok I just got done reading the entire article on the speard eagle. One sold for 35,000.However the market changed fast . The grades coming from P.C.G.S and N.G.C has dropped considerabilty. There grading M.S 64 ,65 . If you find one in MS. 69 which is very rare now. It would sell for 4,000. Finding one in that grade is very hard. I wish all you hunters luck!!!

CoinHunter

Level 5

If it got graded as an MS-69, it would be worth over $4000!

CopperCollector

Level 4

Cool roll hunting is an easy way to add coins to your collection. Nice coins.

user_Bill1713

Level 3

I have done a few Lincoln cent rolls in the past, I have been thinking about getting back into roll hunting. I have a friend who recently started doing half dollar rolls and thinks he found a few mint states and maybe even a cameo, all clad. He said he did find one silver.

Stumpy

Level 5

Nice! Thanks for sharing, CRH is fun.

CentSearcher

Level 5

I don't really know many people who CRH small dollars, but it is certainly working for you! Especially all the proofs. Makes me want to get started with them, though I can't afford to pickup enough dollar rolls to make it a decent hunt. Thanks for the blog!

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

Very nice CRH! Im glad to hear that you were able to pop some nice coins! Cya 'round!

Kurisu

Level 4

Appreciated, thanks! - Enjoy!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I understand, we spent a couple of hours each day this weekend. It was pretty nice

Kurisu

Level 4

My kind of fun! Thanks for checking it out :-)

Kepi

Level 6

Sounds like your having a great time! That toned Sacagawea is really beautiful! Have fun and good luck in your searching. ; )

Kurisu

Level 4

Will do, thanks! :-)

Longstrider

Level 6

As a fellow roll hunter I applaud you. I never even gave small dollars a thought. I may now. You have some great finds. It is so relaxing and fun to do. Thanks and good luck. keep us updated.

Kurisu

Level 4

Well thank you for that! Agreed, that's two of the things I've always loved most about it. :-)

Golfer

Level 5

Ive been going through some quarters I rolled up a while ago for state quarters. I have an old 1999 to 2003 album that I might as well try to complete. So envious of roll hunters. I roll hunted when I was like 14 and found wheats and war nickels. I need to get a bunch of rolls and see if I can find some varieties or interesting coins. I just check change a little but should scrutinize them more.

Kurisu

Level 4

I've spent a lot of time doing albums, they're fascinating projects. Maybe get just a few rolls and really take your time with them :-)

CoinHunter

Level 5

Nice coins! I have found a 1981-S proof SBA, along several NIFCS and a Sacagawea that has a cud in the same area that the wounded eagle error would be.

Kurisu

Level 4

Sweet find! I've never found a proof SBA in the wild. Sounds like you enjoy the searching too!

Mokie

Level 6

That sounds like great fun, please report what you find if/when you get your box of Dollars.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Huhuhu, that is exciting! I have always wan't to order a dollar box, but I can't afford one right now.

Kurisu

Level 4

You bet! Thanks for asking, I actually did place the order this afternoon! :-)

Mike

Level 7

Nice xoins. I still coin rool. It relaxes me and it's enjoyable. You have some nice coins to go through. I'm sure you will find something nice. Keep up the good work and keep us in touch. Thanks.

Kurisu

Level 4

Thank you, that makes me really happy to know you enjoyed this! Yes, I guarantee there will be more CRH results in future blogs :-)

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