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22 Mar 2021

Update on recent finds

| CoinHunter

Hello guys!I just wanted to to update y'all on some of my recent finds. Okay, so first of all, I recently found another 1960-D cent RPM, it is the RPM-023, which is very common and not worth that much, but it is still cool so I will be keeping it until I find/purchase another one, and then I will probably sell or trade it. I also found a silver war nickel, a 1944-P to add to my little "Silver Found in 2021" container, (its not a huge jar like RobFindsTreasure haha) in 8 rolls of nickels from my credit union on Saturday. So far this year I have found 7 silver coins, including the following: a 90% 1952-P Benji Half, 40% silver 1967 half, 90% 1964-D Quarter, 90% 1962-D dime, and three ware nickels including a 1944-P and two 1943-Ps. I found the Benji and 1967 Kennedy in my first half dollar box (see my past blog about it), I found the two 1943-P war nickels in a nickel box that I got the same day as the half dollar box (also see my blog), I found the silver Washington quarter and the silver Roosevelt dime in rolls of coins from my credit union over the last couple months. How are you guys doing at finding silver or Ws recently? I personally can't wait until I finish school for this year get a job because then I can get my own account at the bank I go to and have them order coins for me every week instead of every once in a while. Thanks for reading this blog and have a great day! P.S. the picture is only a representation of the RPM I found, not a picture of the actual coin, courtesy of NGC

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02 Feb 2021

The Silver Jefferson Nickel

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Hi guys! Today my blog is going to be about silver Jefferson Nickels, or as I am going to refer to them in this blog "War Nickels". The first thing to know about war nickels is that they were made to preserve nickel for the war effort. The two things that make war nickels different is their composition and the location of the mintmark. The Mint decided to place the mintmark above the Monticello Building on the reverse of the coin, and they also decided to make the mintmark a lot larger than normal, making it easy to tell them apart from other nickels even they are not very silvery looking. They were made of 35% silver, 56% Copper, and 6% manganese. As a result of their different, unusual composition, they typically have a weird look to them that also makes them stand out. One thing I have noticed noticed that is that errors/varieties seem easy to find on war nickels, the reason I say this is because one time I hunted a $100 dollar box of nickels and found 2 war nickels in the box, but the interesting thing is that they both had a type of error. One of them had cool die cracks on the reverse, while the other had some cool lamination errors on the obverse, please see the pics below. Thanks for reading my blog! And have a great day!

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12 Jan 2021

Box of Nickels

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I just finished hunting the box of nickels a little while ago, and here are the finds: 2 1943-P war nickels, a gold plated 2004, and the best find, a proof 1972-S. The first and second pics are the war nickels and the last pic is the proof, I will be hunting a penny box tomorrow, the next day, and the next day, and the next day lol, and I will make a blog what I find in each box. Thanks for reading, and see ya!

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12 Jan 2021

My First Half Dollar Box

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Hi guys! Yesterday I hunted my first half dollar box and got some great finds! First and for-most I found a 1952-D Benjamin Franklin! I also found a 1967 40%er, a gold-plated bicentennial, holed 1974, a 2018-D NIFC (The first year they renewed the cameo and it looks great!), a 2019-P (also with renewed cameo, but it has "The Ring of Death"), and some other NIFCs including: two 2002-Ds a 2003 2004 2009 2012. Now all I have to do is hunt the nickel box and FOUR penny boxes I ordered along with it, I am planning to hunt one every day this week and keeping you guys updated on any more awesome finds! I already have found almost as much silver as I did the entire year 2020! (mainly because of "Covid") Well, that wraps it up for now (pun intended), thanks for reading my blog and happy hunting!

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