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#9789237 - 02/04/17 08:01 AM 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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#9789283 - 02/04/17 08:56 AM Re: How many nickels are in a 63 pound group? [Re: James_OldeTowne]
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 Originally Posted By: James_OldeTowne
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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#9789330 - 02/04/17 09:34 AM Re: How many nickels are in a 63 pound group? [Re: disme]
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5,700 to many.
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#9789994 - 02/04/17 05:45 PM Re: How many nickels are in a 63 pound group? [Re: WoodenJefferson]
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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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#9790669 - 02/05/17 08:32 AM Re: How many nickels are in a 63 pound group? [Re: RWB]
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I used to love deals like that. I don't have that kind of motivation anymore.....

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#9790697 - 02/05/17 08:45 AM Re: How many nickels are in a 63 pound group? [Re: thebeav]
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If I guess the right answer, do I get a prize?

I'll say 5879.
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#9790732 - 02/05/17 09:16 AM Re: How many nickels are in a 63 pound group? [Re: physics-fan3.14]
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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. ;\)


Edited by Six Mile Rick (02/05/17 10:58 AM)
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#9790858 - 02/05/17 11:05 AM Re: How many nickels are in a 63 pound group? [Re: Six Mile Rick]
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 Originally Posted By: Six Mile Rick
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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#9790884 - 02/05/17 11:18 AM Re: How many nickels are in a 63 pound group? [Re: WoodenJefferson]
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#9790911 - 02/05/17 11:36 AM Re: How many nickels are in a 63 pound group? [Re: nk1nk]
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