I Found a 2020 "W" !!
Talk about dumb luck!
I stopped by one of my local banks yesterday to cash my B-Day check and get a few quarter rolls in the mix, but their lobby was locked, there was a long line of cars in the drive-thru, and several people standing in line for the ATM. On occasion, a man would come out from the bank, lock the door behind him, & ask the few people not in line for the ATM what business they had & "did they have an appointment? ". I figured I wasn't gonna waste my time waiting there, so I swung by a local branch of my other bank instead.
They had to go to the back to get some rolls (teller only had 1 & I wanted 3), but when they did, it was with a tray of brand-new Loomis rolls. A quick glance at the ends indicated they were all brand-spanking-new issues. It got my hopes up, in that I didn't have any "P" or "D" of the last 2 2019 issues or any of the 2020's, but, at the same time, after looking for so long, it was in a way a shame that I'd likely only come out with 1 mintmark's worth of 1 of the missing issues, and still lack all the others.
I opened the first roll, and all were 2020"P" from The USVI - - EXCEPT 1 old New Hampshire mixed in. Not sure how that one got there. But at least now I had the 3 necessary 2020 USVI P's.
I checked them all to see if any of them happened to have a "W", and found none. If the same held true for the other 2 rolls, I was going to post a message here asking if "W" mints were usually only found in bags, and never made it into fresh Loomis-wrapped rolls.
The second roll was pretty much the same thing, only it had 1 eagle-reverse and 1 "Massachussetts" state quarter in the mix. Again, I wasn't sure how those got wrapped that 95% were brand-spanking-new 2020 USVI's and just 1 or 2 oddballs in there.
The 3rd roll was more of the same, EXCEPT the next to last coin I examined was a pristine "W"!! Such a cool find! I never specifically set out searching for them, but was pretty exciting to find, given their relative rarity & the low number of rolls I was dealing with. So it made my day.
So now I have a ton of new 2020 USVI "P" mints beyond what I need, but still need all other 2020's (P & D).
Anyone want to swap?