OCCC

2008 Westward-Ho Nickel Search

 The members of the OCCC participated in a nickel search in Q1 of 2008. The search was started during the week of January 13 and continued for ten weeks. The intent was to determine how many of the Westward-Ho nickels could be found in general nickel population. Over a dozen club members joined in the activity by acquiring 5 rolls of nickels each week, searching through the rolls and noting the findings. Each participant was given a tally sheet on which to record their findings. The completed sheets were returned and totals so that the overall findings could be presented during National Coin Week (April 2008). Below are some of the notable findings:

  • Over 26000 nickels were categorized by 14 searchers
  • Only 6.96% of the total were Westward-Ho nickels (2004 - 2005)
  • The "Peace" version of 2004 had the highest total (538), followed by "Ocean in View" (506)
  • 38 Indian Head ("Buffalo" - 1913-1938) were found
  • 55 "S"-mint nickels were found
  • 8 Silver nickels (1942-45) were found

Thanks to all who participated. The table below shows the summarized findings. The actual 2008 Nickel Search Summary Spreadsheet includes additional analysis charts.

2008 Nickel Search Findings Summary

Year MM Style Qty %
2004 P&D Peace 538 2.01%
2004 P&D Keelboat 427 1.59%
2005 P&D Buffalo 394 1.47%
2005 P&D Ocean View 506 1.89%
2006 P&D New Obverse 1482 5.53%
2007 P&D New Obverse 2026 7.57%







Pre 1960 390 1.46%


War Silver 8 0.03%


S-mints 55 0.21%


Older 36 0.13%


Misc 20916 78.11%


Remainder 0 0.00%





2004 P&D Peace / Keelboat 965 3.60%
2005 P&D Buffalo / Ocean View 900 3.36%
2006 P&D New Obverse 1482 5.53%
2007 P&D New Obverse 2026 7.57%
Pre-2004 PDS All Others 21405 79.94%








26778 100.00%

      Totals
[4/17/2008]
MS AL ED RM NM BS BM SB ZB JS GS J&NB KB RB    
Year MM Style Qty % Qty Qty Qty Qty Qty Qty Qty Qty Qty Qty Qty Qty Qty Qty    
   
2004 P Peace 449 1.7% 2 42 37 24 23 25 39 36 25 40 35 37 34 50    
2004 D Peace 89 0.3% 27 33 7 5 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 4 5 0    
2004 P Keelboat 349 1.3% 2 21 33 32 15 23 30 31 30 40 37 24 24 7    
2004 D Keelboat 78 0.3% 49 3 5 3 0 6 0 0 1 3 1 2 5 0    
2005 P Buffalo 325 1.2% 4 44 21 26 20 16 18 36 35 27 25 25 21 7    
2005 D Buffalo 69 0.3% 43 4 0 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 4 4 3 1    
2005 P Ocean View 406 1.5% 0 25 21 41 28 23 37 41 41 41 28 29 39 12    
2005 D Ocean View 100 0.4% 54 25 2 2 1 2 3 0 0 2 3 2 4 0    
2006 P New Obverse 1149 4.3% 2 12 81 88 79 63 97 106 196 108 103 77 117 20    
2006 D New Obverse 333 1.2% 111 145 6 4 22 2 5 3 4 5 7 8 9 2    
2007 P New Obverse 1771 6.6% 2 2 90 48 449 24 57 283 362 97 126 96 93 42    
2007 D New Obverse 255 1.0% 85 123 2 2 4 5 4 2 0 7 5 6 8 2    
                                         
Pre 1960     390 1.5% 29 33 37 61 3 24 23 30 31 29 39 24 23 4    
War Silver     8 0.0% 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1    
S-mints     55 0.2% 5 0 4 1 3 9 5 6 9 0 0 6 6 1    
Older     36 0.1% 0 28 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0    
Misc     22 0.1% 1 0 6 0 0 3 3 2 0 1 1 1 3 1    
Remainder     20916 78.0% 1583 1460 1645 1662 1347 1770 1676 1421 1264 1598 1580 1654 1606 650 0 0
                                         
Total     26800 100.0% 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 800    


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