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I found this roll hunting a couple of weeks back, all the other coins in the roll looked BU except for this one and the reverse of the one in front of this one. And is this common for zinc cents?

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 28, 2022 9:01PM

    Yes, common stains, chemicals, environmental damage. You name it and it can affect and damage to a coin.

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,522 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just some natural toning. ;)

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    Matt97932Matt97932 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    Thank you, can they come from the mint like this? I should have asked. The reason I'm asking is I'm trying to determine if the rolls were BU from the mint like I was told before purchase.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You have pictures of the rolls?

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This one likely didn't come directly from the mint. It is possible that a few circulated cents get rolled with uncirculated coins.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ...or it was an ender.

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    Matt97932Matt97932 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    No, I threw the wrap away, and it wasn't a ender. It was a 3rd of the way into the roll.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 29, 2022 1:43AM

    With a few exceptions, the mint doesn't sell rolled cents, and I don't believe that 2000 cents were one of the exceptions.

    So, what you were told is already suspect. Do you recall what the rolls had printed on them?

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Matt97932 said:
    No, I threw the wrap away, and it wasn't a ender. It was a 3rd of the way into the roll.

    The Mint doesn't ship rolled coins except for a few collector sets that are clearly labeled a US Mint.

    It didn't have to leave the Mint that way to look that way 20 years later. They do chemically wash the planchets and so the cents need not be inert.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If those were in the roll, it is highly unlikely it came from the mint... Cheers, RickO

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    With a few exceptions, the mint doesn't sell rolled cents, and I don't believe that 2000 cents were one of the exceptions.

    So, what you were told is already suspect. Do you recall what the rolls had printed on them?

    I'm thinking (and I might be wrong) that the OP does not know the difference between a true Mint wrapped roll and a bank or Brinks or Loomis wrapped roll.

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    Matt97932Matt97932 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    I didn't until yall posted, you are correct, original fed wrapped BU coins, unsearched, was what the add said. And they were red & white, machine rolled.

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    Matt97932Matt97932 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    Thank you for the help, I didn't have anyone to ask questions. Also thanks for tolerating my ignorance. I have tried finding books and I've searched online for months, and since joining the forum I've learned more in the last few weeks than anywhere else. Thanks again

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    BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Loomis &c are several of the Federal Reserve's Coin Distribution Terminals. They receive the ballistic nylon bags (1 ton) from the mint and they do the wrapping and distribution to banks on behalf of the Fed.

    They also provide coin services to their customers, so those coins get sorted and wrapped on the same equipment.

    A roll could be all new, all old, or a mixture - depending on luck of the draw.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You mean like these?

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 29, 2022 8:10AM

    @Matt97932 said:
    I found this roll hunting a couple of weeks back, all the other coins in the roll looked BU except for this one and the reverse of the one in front of this one. And is this common for zinc cents?

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    Matt97932Matt97932 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    They didn't say Loomis, they actually didn't have any company name. The ends looked like that, but just said 50 cents. Also I found a quarter this morning do I start a new thread for each coin? I don't want to be annoying...

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, start a new thread for each coin.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Something like these?

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