Collecting Jefferson Nickels From Circulation in 2019
Recently added to Newman Portal is the October 2021 issue of the Central Ohio Numismatic Association (CONA) newsletter. CONA member Bill Kamb contributed an article on collecting Jefferson nickels from pocket change. Kamb sets the scene, “I was pleasantly surprised in the summer of 2019 when our daughter, who lives in Atlanta with her family, announced that our grandson, Easton, might be interested in coin collecting. He was 6 years old at the time. When we went there for Thanksgiving, I brought some Whitman penny and nickel books and got a few rolls of each from a bank for us to search. We had a great time and it brought back memories of when Istarted collecting as a kid in the late ‘50s.”
Kamb goes on to describe a search from bank rolls and change jars, and, over a period of 15 months, he was able to complete a full set after searching through $21,100 of nickels, or nearly half a million coins. The stopper was the 1943-D (not the 1950-D, as one might expect), of which only one example was found. The article includes a related image, which we are guessing is not the actual coin found!
Link to Central Ohio Numismatic Association (CONA) newsletters on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/525608
Link to Central Ohio Numismatic Association (CONA) presentation slide decks on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/525609