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13 Dec 2021

An Epic Nickel Box Hunt | Coin Update #40

| CoinHunter

Hello all!

Last weekend I picked up and hunted through another nickel box, and it turns out that it was my best one ever!

Also, while I was at the bank, I ordered three more half dollar boxes, which I plan to save for hunting on Christmas day-so keep an eye out for my next blog sometime after Christmas with the finds!


So, while I was going through the nickel rolls, several different awesome finds popped out to my great surprise. First, while I was looking for enders, I found a roll with a really dark ender coin, and amazingly, I saw a reverse with a P mintmark! Once I opened the roll, I found out it was a 1943-P war nickel in terrible shape (but hey, silver IS silver). This was the first time I have ever found a silver coin on the end of a roll (in any denomination) and the first time I have found a war nickel ender. Next, earlier in the box, I found a decent 1923 buffalo with a fairly easily legible date. Although it has a mintage of around 35 million, this buffalo is still in awesome find in the wild (pun not originally intended) and is only my 7th buffalo nickel find. A few more not-very-interesting finds (like common older Jeffersons and a few Canadians) and I come to the moment when as I was about half way through a roll, looking at each coin, I looked up to grab the next one, and to my great surprise I saw a V-nickel reverse staring up at me! I quickly snapped a photo before I checked the date-1907. Although 1907 V-nickels have a mintage of nearly 40 million, they are still a rare find in circulation (as with any V-nickel).


Now, once I had found these three awesome finds (war nickel, buffalo, and v-nickel) I thought to my self something like “why couldn’t this box also produce a first year Jefferson?” I was thinking this because even with all of the boxes of nickels that I have hunted so far, I have never come across a 1938 Jefferson nickel. Guess what! Near the end of the box when I thought that the cool finds wouldn’t continue, I pick up a nickel out of a roll by the reverse side (the reverse design elements looked fairly newer so I thought it was probably just a nickel from the 80s) and flip it over only to see the date that I had wished to see only moments before-1938! Although it has a scratch and a mintage of nearly 20 million, this first-year Jeff is still an awesome find for me-plus I needed it for my folder.


Also during the hunt, I found two pretty cool lamination errors-a 1941-S and a 1960


Anyways, thanks for reading my blog, enjoy the pictures, and have an early Merry Christmas!



P.S. I tried to add more info about the coins (i.e. their mintages) per request :)


Comments

Wow! V Nickel! Great finds!

CoinHunter

Level 5

I know right! Thanks.

CopperCollector

Level 4

Great finds!! A buffalo is a good find but then on top of that you found a V nickel!

CoinHunter

Level 5

I sure did! Thanks.

"SUN"

Level 6

I always liked searching nickels

CoinHunter

Level 5

Me too, they are the greatest! Thanks.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

A Liberty Head Nickel! Wow! I’ve only found one silver ender, which was a 40% JFK half in my first ever half dollar box.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Even though I have hunted 6 boxes.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Cool, I still haven't found a silver half ender.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Amazing finds! I haven’t ever found a Liberty Head Nickel in nickel boxes and rolls. Good luck on the next box!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks a lot! Ya, I can't wait until I get another nickel box.

slybluenote

Level 5

Those are some great finds for sure! Thanks for sharing and l’m looking forward to your next post!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

Mike

Level 7

Keep it going . Your on a roll. Don't give it up. Nice finds!!

CoinHunter

Level 5

I will! Thanks.

Kepi

Level 6

You are the luckiest coin roll searcher we have here! Nice finds! ; )

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Definitely the luckiest roll searchers here!

Amazing how you can find so many old nickels still out there. I guess the public thinks since there's no silver in them, it's not even worth searching pocket change.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Maybe so! Thanks.

Golfer

Level 5

Fantastic finds. A V nickel and Buffalo nickel. Silver war nickel. Great search for sure. Looking forward to your next search.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

Anakin104

Level 4

Great coins. Apparently, you are the only person in the world that strikes it rich in coin roll hunting! Nice finds.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Now I don't know about that. Thanks.

AC coin$

Level 6

Good hunt , great blog , nice silver coins .

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks.

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