How many nickels are in a 63 pound group?
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I have an opportunity to make an offer on some items from a local estate. One of the items is a box full of nickels, mostly buffalos. The box weighs 65 pounds net, so I'd guess there are 63 pounds of nickels total.

 

How many nickels would that be?

 

Also, I'd guess 80% are buffalo nickels, 10% are Liberty nickels, and 10% are early Jeffersons (I didn't see anything dated after 1942). The point is, they are probably "average circulated" overall, so they might be slightly less than "full weight".

 

Thanks!

 

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I have an opportunity to make an offer on some items from a local estate. One of the items is a box full of nickels, mostly buffalos. The box weighs 65 pounds net, so I'd guess there are 63 pounds of nickels total.

 

How many nickels would that be?

 

Also, I'd guess 80% are buffalo nickels, 10% are Liberty nickels, and 10% are early Jeffersons (I didn't see anything dated after 1942). The point is, they are probably "average circulated" overall, so they might be slightly less than "full weight".

 

Thanks!

 

A pound is 453.6 grams. A nickel weighs 5 grams. Add about 2

percent for worn pieces and you will get a rough approximation.

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5,700 to many.

 

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RE: "How many nickels are in a 63 pound group?"

 

Nickels are gathered either by "herd," "flight," or "quorum," depending on the design.

 

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I used to love deals like that. I don't have that kind of motivation anymore.....

 

Paul

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If I guess the right answer, do I get a prize?

 

I'll say 5879.

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Jason is a little too high. I'll say 5760 --- $288 face value ( one large herd and 2 flights ). That would be a fun search group for sure!

 

I'm up for a task like that. ;)

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Jason is a little too high. I'll say 5760 --- $288 face value ( one large herd and 2 flights ). That would be a fun search group for sure!

 

I'm up for a task like that. ;)

 

After you find your 150th 1937 with no D it won't be as much fun.

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5897

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Jason is a little too high. I'll say 5760 --- $288 face value ( one large herd and 2 flights ). That would be a fun search group for sure!

 

I'm up for a task like that. ;)

 

After you find your 150th 1937 with no D it won't be as much fun.

I scooped a sample. The dates ran all over from a dateless shield nickel up though a couple of early-1940s Jeffersons. I didn't seen any particular concentration of dates.

 

Yes, I did scoop from the BOTTOM of the pile ;) .

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