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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2009
    Future Millionaire
    38

    New Member, already a CRH'ing addict *Update #2 PICS*

    Hey guys - not going to bore everyone with my coin collecting history, but it's nice to be back into the coin world.

    Started CRH'ing in April(ish), and have accumulated (200) 40% halves, and about (45) 90% halves.

    Finally got to be friends with a bank, and I get $1-2000 of halves every week. Unfortunately, there are only 2 banks over here with coin counters

    Anyhoo - Here was my last pull from $1000 in halves. IIRC, it was (29) 40%'ers and (7) 90%'ers. The black ones are two old Walking Liberty's, and one Franklin. For some reason, almost all of my Franklins and Walkers are "coated" in this black junk - not sure if it's just an extreme amount of oxidation, or from someone who needed to finish off a can of Rhino Lining.

    Is there any way to chip/dissolve/clean this junk off of the coins?? I must have 15 other walkers/franks that have this stuff on them.

    Thanks for the great site, and thanks for all the helpful information!!!



    DAVE
    I'm addicted to money - nothing more, nothing less.

    (40%) Halves - 286
    (90%) Halves - 94
    Rosies - 2
    War Nicks - 3
    Buffalos - 1
    Wheats - 14

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  3. #2
    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
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    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    Welcome to the forum Dave. You can try a chemical dip on those blackened coins. Some dealers sell it. If it is common date silver you will not hurt the value. ffd

  4. #3
    LJ
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    us
    Dec 2006
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    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    Hi Dave....welcome aboard!!! Nice haul no doubt!! Kudos.

    Those black halves look familiar. I have picked up some that look like that recently. I tried a electrolysis on one just to play around and it didn't come out too good.

    What part of Louisiana are you from?

    Thanks for posting the pictures. Good luck on your next boxes.
    LOVE THE HISTORY AND THE MYSTERY

  5. #4
    us
    Jun 2008
    Sausalito Blvd Sausalito CA 94965
    605

    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    Welcome Aboard the Treasure Ship

  6. #5
    us
    Jan 2008
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    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    sorry all i see is a red x........how come on some posts i get that instead of a pic? anyone know why some pics don't show? is it a different type of pic? (say jpg or bmp, etc)

  7. #6
    us
    Sep 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
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    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    at least you have a coin counter....the nearest one for me is an hour away

    HH
    -GC

  8. #7
    us
    Jul 2009
    Future Millionaire
    38

    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    Thanks for the warm welcome guys!!

    I'm from the Lake Charles area - VERY southwest Louisiana, about 30 minutes from the Gulf.

    About the black coins - I'm not concerned with what they really look like after cleaning, I just want them to actually resemble half dollars! A few weeks back, I had dipped one in some commercial liquid silver cleaner that we use for our jewelery, and the black stuff somewhat turned into a "sludge". I wanted to check with you guys before I did it again.

    I'm going to dump the 1K in halves this afternoon, and plan on picking up another K to run through. This stuff is ADDICTING!!!

    DAVE
    I'm addicted to money - nothing more, nothing less.

    (40%) Halves - 286
    (90%) Halves - 94
    Rosies - 2
    War Nicks - 3
    Buffalos - 1
    Wheats - 14

  9. #8
    us
    May 2009
    F75 LTD
    106

    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    Quote Originally Posted by QuickDraw22
    Thanks for the warm welcome guys!!

    I'm from the Lake Charles area - VERY southwest Louisiana, about 30 minutes from the Gulf.

    About the black coins - I'm not concerned with what they really look like after cleaning, I just want them to actually resemble half dollars! A few weeks back, I had dipped one in some commercial liquid silver cleaner that we use for our jewelery, and the black stuff somewhat turned into a "sludge". I wanted to check with you guys before I did it again.

    I'm going to dump the 1K in halves this afternoon, and plan on picking up another K to run through. This stuff is ADDICTING!!!

    DAVE
    Welcome to the forum. I'm originally from Westlake, LA. I've been gone from that area for about 15 years now and I've been really curious how much silver was over in those parts and I've been looking for an excuse to go back home . Well, I won't be going back anytime soon, but at least I'll find out what I've been missing. Good luck!

  10. #9
    us
    Sep 2004
    TX
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    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    I have gotten quite a few blackened ones like that before, looked like they had been in a fire. I just used my tumbler I use to clean my md finds, cleaned them right up.

  11. #10
    us
    Aug 2008
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    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    Welcome - I've used straight ammonia and a brass brush. Gives it a good "wizzed" look. Not sure about the sludge you have there might be something nasty... - If the coin doesn't have any numismatics value just start trying all sorts of cleaners!

    Maine_Jim

  12. #11
    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
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    silver surfing

    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    Quote Originally Posted by mistergee
    sorry all i see is a red x........how come on some posts i get that instead of a pic? anyone know why some pics don't show? is it a different type of pic? (say jpg or bmp, etc)
    MGee, I have to ask this about the red X; are you using dial-up internet?

  13. #12

    Oct 2007
    Hampton Roads, VA.
    bounty hunter sharp shooter 2, minelab sovereign xs 2a pro
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    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    Sounds like you got some Of LJ's black halves. Silver is good whatever color.

    Golden Silver

  14. #13
    us
    Mar 2008
    Michigan
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    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    Quote Originally Posted by LJ
    Hi Dave....welcome aboard!!! Nice haul no doubt!! Kudos.

    Those black halves look familiar. I have picked up some that look like that recently. I tried a electrolysis on one just to play around and it didn't come out too good.

    What part of Louisiana are you from?

    Thanks for posting the pictures. Good luck on your next boxes.
    Uh oh LJ someone could be moving in on the ole feed pile........

    Mojo
    CRH Mojo "Thanks For buying American"

  15. #14
    us
    Jul 2009
    Future Millionaire
    38

    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict

    Haha, luckily me and LJ are pretty far apart!! I guess that's the only reason why I'm still finding silver

    This fun hobby is helping pay my way through college. Woot woot!!

    Anyhoo, did another K in halves today, and made out like a bandit IMO. Got a bunch of odd ones that I've never seen before. I'll try to sort these by the box.

    *EDIT* Finally snapped some pics of both boxes. The beautiful backdrop was the shirt I had on earlier in the day. Who ever said that PerryEllis couldn't make a fashionable, yet comfortable dual purpose shirt/backdrop

    Box #1: (31) 40% halves
    (4) '64 halves
    (1) '43 Walker (black..... again)
    (1) 2003 S (really caught me offguard, but little did I know what the second box would hold....)



    Box #2: (15) 40% halves
    (4) '64 halves
    (1) '58 Franklin (was black, but someone tried to clean it)
    (1) 1986 S "Ellis Island" half
    (1) Bicentennial S - in pretty decent condition for it's age
    (1) 2001 S in AU condition
    (1) 2004 S in almost flawless condition




    Overall, I'm happy. I may not have raked in a ton of 90% halves, but this box was definitely the most diverse.

    Thanks for being so welcoming!! All of my friends think I'm crazy for doing this - they just can't "see the point". If they only knew what they were missing out on........

    DAVE
    I'm addicted to money - nothing more, nothing less.

    (40%) Halves - 286
    (90%) Halves - 94
    Rosies - 2
    War Nicks - 3
    Buffalos - 1
    Wheats - 14

  16. #15
    us
    Mar 2008
    Michigan
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    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict *Update #2*

    Tell you what. With them there kinda finds I'ma gonna move down ther wit ya'll.

    Mojo
    CRH Mojo "Thanks For buying American"

  17. #16
    us
    Jan 2008
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    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict *Update #2*

    MGee, I have to ask this about the red X; are you using dial-up internet
    good God no, if i had to go back to dial up i would throw the computer through a window
    we have a high speed server here at work but we do have a filter that is supposed to only filter out porn but it includes lots of other stuff too, even some news reports so perhaps some of the pics are from a source that is suspect and therefore filtered. dunno, its anyone's guess as to how these filters work.

  18. #17
    us
    May 2009
    F75 LTD
    106

    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict *Update #2*

    "Thanks for being so welcoming!! All of my friends think I'm crazy for doing this - they just can't "see the point". If they only knew what they were missing out on........"


    Dude, if the friends ask, tell them it's a waste of time! Last thing you want is for some of your bro's getting the itch in your own back yard.

    If you're going to play this game, unfortunately it's best if you go at it like a loner and keep your cards close to your chest.

    That's why this forum is so successful, it's like therapy or confessional, we get to tell our stories/adventures and yet, still keep things under the radar a bit.

    Also, don't forget to hit Westlake, Moss Bluff, Dequincy, etc.... a lot of small towns with huge potential!

    -Good Luck

  19. #18
    us
    Jul 2009
    Future Millionaire
    38

    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict *Update #2*

    Quote Originally Posted by wharghoul
    If you're going to play this game, unfortunately it's best if you go at it like a loner and keep your cards close to your chest.

    Also, don't forget to hit Westlake, Moss Bluff, Dequincy, etc.... a lot of small towns with huge potential!
    Err, I don't tell ALL of my friends. Only two know - one is an engineer with more money than sense, and the other is an engineering friend who helps me carry my junkers to the dump banks. Neither are really interested in this, and they don't have the money to plunk down on a K in halves.

    Currently, I've gotten to be friends with a teller at a local bank. She'll order me 4-6 boxes a week if I ask. Since the supply is pretty decent here, I'm not wanting to waste much gas on branching out just yet.

    Speaking of DeQuincy - that place is almost a second home to me. I pnce hit up their banks asking for half dollars, and out of the 3 banks in the town, I got $10 in halves. All were clads. Don't plan on making the 25 minute ride over there again any time soon.

    I took some pics of yesterdays find, but forgot to put the card in my camera. Will hopefully have them up soon!!

    DAVE
    I'm addicted to money - nothing more, nothing less.

    (40%) Halves - 286
    (90%) Halves - 94
    Rosies - 2
    War Nicks - 3
    Buffalos - 1
    Wheats - 14

  20. #19
    us
    Nov 2008
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    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict *Update #2*

    2011 Finds
    6x War Nickels
    1x Buffalo Nickel
    1x Mercury Dimes
    66x Roosevelt Dimes
    2x Canadian Dimes
    0x Washington Quarters
    15x WLH
    12x Franklin
    46x 1964 Kennedy
    161 x 40% Kennedy

  21. #20
    us
    Jan 2009
    E-trac, Excal, ACE 250 for my son
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: New Member, already a CRH'ing addict *Update #2 PICS*

    There is just too much silver in Lousiana!!!!
    Let's keep it positive

 

 
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