|Canadian dimes and quarters offer a small chance for silver|
Most Canadian banks allow for coin orders to include Canadian pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies ($1), and toonies ($2). That means that all denominations of Canadian coins are possible to order and coin roll hunt. Unfortunately, unlike our American friends across the boarder, in Canada we are not able to order half dollars from the banks to coin roll hunt. This is unfortunate because many Americans are having good success finding silver half dollars in the boxes and rolls they order from their banks. There is a misconception that in Canada we can do the same thing. This is not true. If it were, you would surely see a half dollar results page on this site, as well as half dollar search/result videos on our YouTube Channel. So now that we know that you can order these coins from your bank, which denominations of coins should we sort through if we are going to coin roll hunt?
The answer to this question largely depends on your coin roll hunting goals. Are you looking to acquire coins for their copper content? Nickel content? Maybe you are interested in finding coins that have a composition that includes silver? Whatever metal it is you desire to begin hoarding, this will determine the coins you order to coin roll hunt. Also consider the percentage each denomination yield when you hunt. Penny boxes tend to contain, on average, 40% copper pennies. Nickel boxes average around 10%. Dimes and quarters yield extremely small percentages, probably around 0.1% silver coins, maybe even less. This means if you want to begin coin roll hunting to hedge against inflation, dimes and quarters may not be the best way to start since finding these coins are quite rare. Consider your goals, but also consider how likely it is that you will meet these goals based on the chances of finding the coins you want. This is why we like to start with penny and nickel boxes since these boxes will certainly yield some results for you.
|Canadian hunters will find copper pennies 40% of the time|
Think about what metals and composition of coins you wish to acquire and also consider how likely it is you will find the coins you want. Be sure to start with pennies and nickels since these denominations will yield strong results (as well, pretty soon we will not be able to order pennies anymore, so get them while you can!). Dimes and quarters can also be a place to start, just be aware that the chances of finding them are very low. Lastly, try not to waste too much time with loonies and toonies when coin roll hunting. These coins offer little beyond their face value.