Welcome to my third coin roll hunting article
I’m Dave Gates and this article series documents my experience coin roll hunting pennies.
I initially started coin roll hunting in November of 2017.
So this year, I’d like to do more of this and maybe even expand to other coins or currency hunting. Which would you like to see?
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Goals for coin roll hunting
Please read my inaugural coin roll article for my goals and thought process. Below is the short version.
- To have some fun.
- Treasure Hunting.
- To build up a copper bullion portfolio.
So here is what I found from my second box of coin roll hunting $25 in pennies.
- $7.00 copper coins, which I’ll add to the bullion portfolio.
- (9) nice condition coins, I’ll use to fill coin albums.
- (9) random wheat pennies.
- (3) 1959 pennies.
- (4) Canadian pennies.
- Lots of other newer zinc coins which I’ll return to the bank.
I’m lucky the bank I use has a coin counting machine when returning the zinc pennies, so this won’t cost me. Some banks charge a 10% fee on the amount counted.
In fact one reason for starting this project was to keep my cost as minimal as possible. If I had to pay for returning the rejects I don’t think I’d be as agreeable to this project.
Here are some highlights from box 3 coin roll hunting.
These are the wheats I found. The oldest one being 1919, pretty cool.
There are the really nice condition coins I found. Definitely worth saving, check out that 1962 – D and 1980. They both look fantastic.
Some Canadians to round out Box 3 coin hunt.
Not a bad box of coin hunting. My son is having a blast opening all these rolls of coins. I have may have lost a few under the couch, but its fun, as long as he picks them up. Mommy is not so impressed.
At the time of this writing the price of copper is around $3.21/lb
Additional notes: Having a serving tray to work on as shown in the pictures is a great way to move this project around the house as I work on it. Sometimes I work in the kitchen, sometimes I work at my desk. Having a convenient way to move this around is great. I’d highly recommend one if you decide to coin roll hunt.
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