Monday, July 7, 2014

Coin Roll Hunting Finds From Box #57 - Nickel Bullion Search Continues!

What do you do when you you are roughly 80 pounds away from your goal of obtaining 100 pounds of pre-1982 nickels? You get to work coin roll hunting through more boxes of course! Some quick math would reveal that we have a lot of work a head of us in terms of achieving our goal. By only acquiring close to 20 pounds of 99.9% nickel nickels in the first half of the year, that means we have to find 4x as much in the second half of the year. That will not be easy, so we will have to put in a lot of work and most likely adjust a few things a long the way in order to make it.

Fortunately, our efforts were rewarded with a pretty decent box this week. Our percentage of pre-1982 nickel bullion coins was back up around the 6% mark. If we can get that percentage each box for the rest of the year, that will make a large impact on our goal. However, we are still not doing the greatest at finding older coins, that is, Canadian nickels before 1963 or American nickels before 1960. We were only able to find 3 pre-1963 Canadian nickels, consisting of the years 1962 and 1961. While that is disappointing, we would still much rather be successful with the 99.9% nickel nickels than these older finds. With that in mind, lets take a look at the results from our 57th nickel box:

$100 Nickel Box #57
-116 99.9% nickel nickels (5.8%)
-3 pre-1963 Canadian nickels
-0 pre-1960 American nickels

The challenge of the goal is actually making coin roll hunting a lot of fun. We don't know how the year will end, particularly since we can't control the percentage that we find in each box, but we can control our effort and we are committed to working hard to hit the 100 pound mark we set out for at the beginning of the year. Thank you as always for your support and following our journey.

How are your coin roll hunting searches going? Let us know what you are finding in the comments section, as we always love hearing your successes as well!


  1. I lived in the U.S. and have my own jar I keep all the nickels I get, but how come you save the pre 1960 ones? thanks

  2. Hi Chris,
    We are just saving some of the pre-1960 American nickels purely because of their age. I thinking on them is that because they are so old now (and very hard to find) that they might have a small premium on them due to this.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to comment! It is greatly appreciated; all the best!

  3. Score a 1939 US nickel from my recent vacation to the US. Two lessons here - First the older stuff is still floating around out there. Second - check your change!!!!

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