Home U.S. Coin Forum
Options

My Journey Opening a 1979 Philadelphia sealed Mint bag of S.B.A. Dollars!

joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 11, 2022 2:06PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Hi guys,
Just came back from a local coin show. I purchased this cool sealed mint bag. Hoping to find the well known variety, "Wide Rim." Maybe, we'll come across one with that elusive condition. ms 67 or higher?

Come along

with me in my journey in these 100 trinkets!
lol
Thanks

Let's GO...

"Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

--- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.

Comments

  • Options
    cladkingcladking Posts: 28,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It should be interesting. Nice specimens bring really good money now days. There aren't as many chBU's as is assumed apparently.

    It's a shame it has no month specified.

    Tempus fugit.
  • Options
    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭




    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
  • Options
    Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,953 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Any wide rim?

  • Options
    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just started searching. Taking my time. Only searched through about 5.
    Lol. No WR's yet.
    Thanks

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
  • Options
    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So far, nothing.
    Just continuous average looking. Same tone appearances. No "Wide Rims".
    A couple less effected damage ones. But that's it, kinda boring hunt thus far?
    :p


    Went through about 40.

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
  • Options
    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like that was a bag you may have kept unopened!

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • Options
    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, at least I got a mint bag out of it.
    Lol.


    "I hang around coin shows too!"
    Thanks guys

    :)

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
  • Options
    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JoeyCoins ... Too bad no WR's..... I have a pile of those - well, sort of a pile, in a cigar box. Never checked for the WR.... Will have to do that some snowy day - oooops, it snowed yesterday. :D;) Cheers, RickO

  • Options
    Snowman24Snowman24 Posts: 466 ✭✭✭

    i think the odds of finding a Wide RIM in the wild is ...less than 5% and that is only for 79 P's

    any keepers from the bag ???

  • Options
    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Snowman24 said:
    i think the odds of finding a Wide RIM in the wild is ...less than 5% and that is only for 79 P's

    any keepers from the bag ???

    I found 3 while CRHunting and purchased one, still in its cellophane.
    No, none kept. Cashed all in.
    Thanks

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
  • Options
    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Better than a stick in the eye. Examining coins is very relaxing to me.

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • Options
    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,931 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a similar bag of you want to keep going. Lol

  • Options
    JBKJBK Posts: 14,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My question is, why was the mint making $100 bags of dollar coin?

    Was that a special packaging for collectors? 🤔

  • Options
    djmdjm Posts: 1,558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @cladking said:
    It should be interesting. Nice specimens bring really good money now days. There aren't as many chBU's as is assumed apparently.

    It's a shame it has no month specified.

    The month would have been on the outer box

  • Options
    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Snowman24 said:
    i think the odds of finding a Wide RIM in the wild is ...less than 5% and that is only for 79 P's

    I'm not to sure about that. I think it all depends on your location. Some guys have these W Rims coming out their butts. Just like the W quarter rage. Some guys have searched rolls and boxes of quarters for years and have never found one. Other guys are drowning in them.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • Options
    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    Some guys have these Wide Rims coming out their butts.

    I have one in MS and I don't even collect the small dollar coins. BUT I think it came from eBay not the posterior! :D

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • Options
    2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, the 100$ bag was a marketing gimmick by the Mint for collectors

  • Options
    Snowman24Snowman24 Posts: 466 ✭✭✭

    well ...with casual roll searching in the 15 years. I've kept track of how many wide rims I've come across. With a total of 940 1979 P's only 7 have been wide rims. That is less than 1% that have come across my desk here in Upstate NY.

    If anyone gets a higher percentage roll searching. Share your numbers. thanks Snowman

  • Options
    KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Snowman24 said:
    well ...with casual roll searching in the 15 years. I've kept track of how many wide rims I've come across. With a total of 940 1979 P's only 7 have been wide rims. That is less than 1% that have come across my desk here in Upstate NY.

    If anyone gets a higher percentage roll searching. Share your numbers. thanks Snowman

    We had a brief discussion about this in the CRH thread a couple months ago.

    I've been searching rolls since before '79. Including small dollar rolls where SBAs show up a lot.
    Can't say I've done more than a handful of original '79 SBA rolls, and of course checking my change lol...

    But I have still NEVER found a wide rim SBA.

    Coins are Neato!

    "If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file