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Shotgun Roll of Coins Definition - Shotgun Roll is Defined on this Glossary Page


Shotgun roll of coins - note the rolled edge that prevents tampering.

A shotgun roll of quarters prepared by a bank. Note the rolled edge that prevents tampering with the contents of the roll, an important characteristic of a shotgun roll.

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A shotgun roll is a roll of coins of regular value which has been tightly wrapped with tamper-proof ends by a bank or minting authority. Although the term "shotgun roll" used to refer to a roll of double length and value, nowadays the double rolls are called "double shotgun rolls" and single, normal rolls are simply "shotgun rolls." Find out how many coins are in each type of roll of U.S. coins.

A homemade roll of coins cannot legitimately be called a shotgun roll; it's just a regular roll of coins.
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