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13 Jul 2022

My First And Second Nickel Box Finds--Hunt Update #6

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Hunt Update #6

This blog is LONG overdue, I know, so I think I'll jump right in.


Now, I have found a lot of coins since my previous blog, so this blog would have been twice as big as I was planning, but instead I will have another blog (hopefully) next week. But anyway, let's get to the finds of my first and second Nickel boxes.


In my first box, I searched through about fifteen rolls before finally finding a 1937-S Buffalo. About five rolls down, I found a 1943 (mintmark worn off, even under magnification) cull War Nickel. After that, the rest of the box was quite boring until I found a gold plated Nickel later on. Pictures for this box not included, as I do not have the coins.


My second box (pics included), I sorted about ten rolls of in a car, and the other forty at my house. The first ones I searched while on a car trip included a 1943-P War Nickel, and the other forty only yielded one rarity, a 2009-D Nickel. That box was disappointing, but those finds were good, despite there being few.


I will list the finds of about 30 other rolls I recently searched in my next Hunt Update, but for now, the next part of my Guide to finding rare coins.


Quarter
Quarters generally will not be the best, but with 'W' mintmark Quarters, you can find some nice things. Personally, I would say they are the hardest denomination for silver, but they are still worth searching. Okay, pre-1965 Quarters will be 90% silver, as well as a few of every design from 2019 and 2020 featuring a small 'W' mintmark underneath 'IN GOD WE TRUST' on the obverse. You can also find (rarely) 2004-D Wisconsin State Quarters with an extra leaf on the ear of corn on the reverse, one variety going up, the other down. Another State Quarter variety is the Wyoming doubled die reverse, which features doubling on the reverse. Always look out for other varieties, like the Spitting Mule die crack on the reverse of the Delaware State Quarter, or the 2015 Snow on the Roof Homestead ATB Quarter, which features a die...gouge? above the house on the reverse, that looks like snow. Proofs can rarely be found, with an 'S' mintmark if dated 1968, or no mintmark before 1965, as well as San Francisco circulation strikes with a small 'S' below 'IN GOD WE TRUST', with dates 2012-2022.


Half Dollar
The Half Dollars, or Halves, feature 90% silver if they are dated 1964 or before, and feature 40% from 1965 to 1970. Other than that, proofs will appear from time to time, with an 'S' below Kennedy if after 1967, or no mintmark 1964 and before. NIFCs, or Half Dollars not issued for circulation will be dated 2002-2022.


Small Dollar
The Small Dollars include Sacagaweas, Pres. Dollars, and Susan B. Anthony Dollars, all of which I will write about, next Hunt Update.


As always, thanks for reading,

$tarCollector

Comments

user_96057

Level 2

A gold plated nickel??????? So cool! What an awesome find!

thatcoinguy

Level 5

The "Snow On The Roof" is a die break, but die gouge is close enough!

slybluenote

Level 5

I resemble ALL of these remarks. I’m also keeping my eyes peeled for nickels. I recently purchased a couple of 1913 ‘s, type 1 & 2 varieties to jump start my nickel collection. Great finds that you picked up and thanks for sharing!

Coindragon53

Level 3

Wow

Long Beard

Level 5

Any time you find silver in a roll or received back as change is a great thing. Congrats!

$tarCollector

Level 4

Thanks!

Jackson14

Level 4

Cool finds! I don't really look through nickels much. Usually just pennies.

$tarCollector

Level 4

Well, you can't find silver in Cents, but you can find some old wheaties.

Longstrider

Level 6

I like that war nice find. I haven't tried nickel boxes. Maybe i should. No chance of half buck boxes. My bank doesn't get them. Fun finds. Thanks.

$tarCollector

Level 4

Yeah, my local bank doesn't even have any more Halves, I searched through all of their machine-wrapped rolls, and they said they are no longer buying those. So I have to wait until their coin machine's bag is full, and then get customer-wrapped rolls. Thanks!

Kepi

Level 6

Sounds like alot of good finds! Great coins to add to your collection! ; )

$tarCollector

Level 4

Thanks!

AC coin$

Level 6

I congratulate you for your great hunt findings. Somehow I misses you and now I gather youvwere on a serious collecting hunt venue. That's how we learn a lot from coinage and acquisitions. You are one of the most vividly expressing regarding your findings. 'Hope to hear much more from you. Many blessings, AC Coin$

$tarCollector

Level 4

Thanks!

Mike

Level 7

Keep at it. Most of us did that. Wherever happens don't give up. Keep looking. The fun is in the hunt!

$tarCollector

Level 4

It is definitely fun to hunt through coins, and always great when I find another rarity. Thanks!

Rebelfire76

Level 4

Found a a silver war nickel myself the other day while going through rolls of nickels. Coin hunting finds are like treasure hunts, sometimes you find treasure and sometimes you don’t. Makes it all more intriguing. Thanks for sharing your recent finds and best of luck in future searches.

$tarCollector

Level 4

Thanks!

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