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The OFFICIAL COIN ROLL HUNTING FINDS THREAD.

Post your CRH finds past and present. Like myself, lots of beginners are finding their way into coin collecting via YouTube and various other websites. Ultimately, the obsession of coin roll hunting for the elusive doubled dies, error coins, and high grade examples is at the forefront of their discussions.

Show the newbs what you got and how its done! :)

Here are some of my recent finds before and after the grades.










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  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 5,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Wahoo554 said:
    This was out of two or three boxes, and yes, that 64 quarter was in a roll of half dollars. Top left was my favorite.

    Wow...some good luck there.....

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 906 ✭✭✭

    I hate typing so I'll be breif.
    Interest is a must factor first and fore most.
    Patience will follow your interest.
    Know what to look for with some knowlege.
    Slowly, and carefully inspect.
    Your level of interest will show as you will have questions.
    More to follow:

    B)

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Wahoo554 . What is that top left coin?

  • rickoricko Posts: 72,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I cannot locate the picture for some reason, however, I did find a '43 WLH in a roll....not recently, I have not roll searched in quite a while... I should get back to it, can be fun when a silver half pops out... Cheers, RickO

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 6,909 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Successful transactions with : MICHAELDIXON, Manorcourtman, Bochiman, bolivarshagnasty, AUandAG, onlyroosies, chumley, Weiss, jdimmick, BAJJERFAN, gene1978, TJM965, Smittys, GRANDAM

    Bad transactions with : nobody to date

  • @1630Boston said:

    How did that offcenter fit in a roll?

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 6,909 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mdcoincollector2003 said:

    How did that offcenter fit in a roll?

    It did easily, I will have to get actual measurements, if I can find it, because you are not the first to ask that question.
    It was in a machine wrapped roll from the bank.

    Successful transactions with : MICHAELDIXON, Manorcourtman, Bochiman, bolivarshagnasty, AUandAG, onlyroosies, chumley, Weiss, jdimmick, BAJJERFAN, gene1978, TJM965, Smittys, GRANDAM

    Bad transactions with : nobody to date

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some more recent finds and a few of these will make their way to Newport Beach soon.
    Will post grades later.





  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 6,909 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CoinscratchFever
    I like your coin roll finds but I am also interested in your large magnifying glass, I've been looking for something like that

    Successful transactions with : MICHAELDIXON, Manorcourtman, Bochiman, bolivarshagnasty, AUandAG, onlyroosies, chumley, Weiss, jdimmick, BAJJERFAN, gene1978, TJM965, Smittys, GRANDAM

    Bad transactions with : nobody to date

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston said:
    @CoinscratchFever
    I like your coin roll finds but I am also interested in your large magnifying glass, I've been looking for something like that

    It certainly helps. It was either Walmart or CVS. Next, I will be looking for one that is self-standing I don't have to hold. That should speed things up a bit.

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A roll hunt from a local grocery store earlier this year. Close but no banana, I sold one 66 and kept the other.

    Line Items Cert # PCGS # Description Grade Region
    1 1 37602891 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS64 USA
    2 1 37602892 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS64 USA
    3 1 37602893 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS64 USA
    4 1 37602894 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS64 USA
    5 1 37602895 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA
    6 1 37602896 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA
    7 1 37602897 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA
    8 1 37602898 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS63 USA
    9 1 37602899 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA
    10 1 37602900 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA
    11 1 37602901 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA
    12 1 37602902 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA
    13 1 37602903 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA
    14 1 37602904 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS64 USA
    15 1 37602905 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA
    16 1 37602906 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS66 USA
    17 1 37602907 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA
    18 1 37602908 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS66 USA
    19 1 37602909 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA
    20 1 37602910 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find Genuine UNC Details (98 - Damage) USA
    21 1 37602911 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS64 USA
    22 1 37602912 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS64 USA
    23 1 37602913 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA
    24 1 37602914 717988 2019-W 25C Lowell NP Early Find MS65 USA

  • Wahoo554Wahoo554 Posts: 424 ✭✭✭✭

    @CoinscratchFever said:
    @Wahoo554 . What is that top left coin?

    1893 Columbia Exhibition half dollar. Oldest coin I’ve ever found in commerce.

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Wahoo554 said:

    @CoinscratchFever said:
    @Wahoo554 . What is that top left coin?

    1893 Columbia Exhibition half dollar. Oldest coin I’ve ever found in commerce.

    Nice, got me beat by 10 or 12 years, I found a 1903 or 05 V while on the nickels.

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Whats going on here? At least a couple of things one being not a close AM.








  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 9,373 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13, 2020 10:20PM

    Was going to say strikethrough and possible die polishing, but... hmmm...

    Edit.

    Maybe.

    A strikethrough should go over any reliefs. Those line appear to be under. So maybe a gouge on the die and an attempt was made to polish it out.

    Might want to post as a separate thread with a catchy title for a wider exposure.

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hemispherical . That sounds good enough for me - Kinda what I suspected. Because of the polish marks from a distance it looked like a Close AM and caught my attention. And then just had to post to make sure it wasn't something rare :D

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I found these while roll hunting the other day. The bottom 12 have reflective surfaces, especially on the reverses. The top 4 are just regular looking and are for perspective only. I will assume these are the attributes for PL. Do you think any of these would qualify? And why or why not? Thanks!



    More perspective, Regular in the middle.


  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 906 ✭✭✭

    1992
    "What's going on here? At the F
    G
    a couple of things"?
    Time for a close up, if you could,
    Please?

    B)

  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 9,373 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Vid by our forum’s host:

  • rickoricko Posts: 72,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I need to get back to roll hunting... supposed to be retired and have lots of time... HA!! Seems I had more time when I was full time employed...Maybe I just used my free time more judiciously... ;) OK...have to go to the bank today... will try to get a roll of halves and a new roll of quarters...Stand by... :D Cheers, RickO

  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 589 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 3, 2020 6:47AM

    Found a handful of 1998 and at least one 1999 Wide AM's back in the day.

    Never had any luck with the '92 (and wasn't there a '96?)

    The '99 sold for like $70 raw, and I was giddy at the time. The '98 didn't seem as scarce.

    Now looking at their slabbed prices makes me feel no so giddy... lol

    I am back on the bandwagon in a way. Sticking to proof sets and mint released rolls ATM

    Buy the book!

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @emeraldATV said:
    1992
    "What's going on here? At the F
    G
    a couple of things"?
    Time for a close up, if you could,
    Please?

    I will take a close up later when back home but, it looks like the standard FG for a wide AM. Picture is just blurry maybe.

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yspsales . I think I read somewhere that the 98's are more scarce. I have turned over thousands upon thousands of them and never found one. I have found plenty of the 69 no FG's and wasn't even aware of the 96. I mainly search customer wrapped rolls from small town banks when possible. They usually have higher quality coins that haven't been through as many hands as the fed rolls.

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hemispherical . Well there you go - both sides eh. I wonder if an acetone bath might help clear the cloudiness and bring out mirrors on the obverse of 1 or 2 of them?

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko . Good luck on the silver expedition! Post here once you find it, you happy poster you :D

  • carabonnaircarabonnair Posts: 1,011 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not what I expected, last roll included a 2017-D and two 2018-D's

  • ajaanajaan Posts: 15,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Went through 50 rolls of halves yesterday. I was looking for silver, proof coins, or 1987.

    I'll be returning 1000 halves to the bank soon.


    DPOTD-3
    'Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery'

    CU #3245 B.N.A. #428


    Don
  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 589 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 3, 2020 1:53PM

    @CoinscratchFever said:
    @yspsales . I think I read somewhere that the 98's are more scarce. I have turned over thousands upon thousands of them and never found one. I have found plenty of the 69 no FG's and wasn't even aware of the 96. I mainly search customer wrapped rolls from small town banks when possible. They usually have higher quality coins that haven't been through as many hands as the fed rolls.

    It's been many years so I may have my dates mixed.

    It stands to reason... if they did it in '92, '98, '99, and I think '00 (as well as Close AM proof sets) they did it in the other dates as well.

    Probably attrition plus not enough people seriously looking for them...

    Only issue I had was disposing of the pennies and not causing problems with the bank.

    I have started looking closer at quarters. Easier to spend... haha

    Buy the book!

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yspsales . I was taking them to coinstars but that takes too long and is expensive (11.9%). I recently joined a credit union and they have a much faster machine that is free. I switch gears once in a while and hunt quarters and nickels too.

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ajaan said:
    Went through 50 rolls of halves yesterday. I was looking for silver, proof coins, or 1987.

    I'll be returning 1000 halves to the bank soon.

    Whats up with 1987?

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @carabonnair . Maybe someone was looking for a high grade. Last year I bought a bag of new halves from the mint and now i don't even remember why :D

  • carabonnaircarabonnair Posts: 1,011 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 3, 2020 4:21PM

    Whats up with 1987?

    Kennedy halves were distributed only in mint sets that year - although not particularly rare, I have never found one in a roll.
    [Edited to clarify - half dollars]

  • ajaanajaan Posts: 15,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @carabonnair said:

    Whats up with 1987?

    Kennedy halves were distributed only in mint sets that year - although not particularly rare, I have never found one in a roll.
    [Edited to clarify - half dollars]

    This.


    DPOTD-3
    'Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery'

    CU #3245 B.N.A. #428


    Don
  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Okay, I take back what I said about fed rolls... It was all I could muster today so, I flew through two boxes of mostly zinc and looking only for gems. And found a few keepers.


  • rickoricko Posts: 72,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow...an IHC in a box of cents....Now that would be a thrill....Congratulations on that find. Cheers, RickO

  • ajaanajaan Posts: 15,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 15-d is a major score.


    DPOTD-3
    'Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery'

    CU #3245 B.N.A. #428


    Don
  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Wow...an IHC in a box of cents....Now that would be a thrill....Congratulations on that find. Cheers, RickO

    Yea, that one really surprised me, along with the '72 which might be getting graded soon.

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ajaan said:
    The 15-d is a major score.

    I might send that one off as well. It wouldn't have to grade very high to cover the expense.

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice finds but again, going through 5,000 fed wrapped rolled cents to find one or two worthy of a slab...
    Will be on the hunt again today for the infamous customer wrapped rolls. Once your in those, you can tell quickly if they have already been searched buy the existence or non-existence of Wheaties and high grades.

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2020 12:36PM

    Some of my best roll finds come from unsuspecting little corner stores.

    My truck was designed with roll hunting in mind :D

  • rickoricko Posts: 72,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow...Is that a haul from the stores you reference? I would say people bring them in when a coinstar is not around...plus, the proprietor probably rolls a lot of the cents received - and likely does not check them. Good luck...Cheers, RickO

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Wow...Is that a haul from the stores you reference? I would say people bring them in when a coinstar is not around...plus, the proprietor probably rolls a lot of the cents received - and likely does not check them. Good luck...Cheers, RickO

    Yea, about 7 or 8 of them today. I work them into my route. I can't stop too many times or I'll never get any work done.
    Each store is usually good for a few rolls on average.
    The stores way off the beaten path tend to have the home rolled versions while the busier stores have the fed/armor type.
    But, you just never know unless you ask...

  • Found this over the weekend! She's worn, but its always great to find a V nickel.

  • rickoricko Posts: 72,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Poseidon89 ....Wow... great roll search find.... 120 year old nickel....Cheers, RickO

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Poseidon89 . Nice!

  • CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is my latest & greatest roll find to date.

    Now, back to the hunt.

  • JBNJBN Posts: 1,237 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    ... supposed to be retired and have lots of time... HA!! Seems I had more time when I was full time employed....... Cheers, RickO

    Isn't it the truth!!!!!!!

  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 5,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Modest finds from today's search

    I can't recall finding a 30-D before.
    Might be a first for me.
    It's a nice VF that someone erasered or cleaned the obverse at some point. Reverse undamaged.
    The 1920 while cool, is horribly cleaned.
    I am attempting to fill Lincolns from change in some of the old blue Whitman's.
    Also working on a RD and RB Memorial set from change as well as a lowball memorial set.
    I find it relaxing and stress reducing. And it's cheap.

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