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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2010
    Dallas,GA
    Garrett Ace 250
    467
    1 times

    Forget statistics.

    So last month I tried over 2k$ of dimes in both boxes and customer hand rolls and recieved a single 1964 roosy for all the effort. Today I go by a local fast food place and pay 6.90 for my order and receive back a single 1946 roosy. So i decided to just throw away my stat sheet as it clearly means nothing. Btw yes I did ask if it came out of a roll and if they had anymore but both answers were no, which made the find even more unlikely stat wise.
    2010 Totals
       1964 Ken 185 , 40% Ken 1605, Ben 48, WLH 17, Barber 1
    90% Proof 13, Proof 180, Other/Comm 13 , silver comm 2
         Merc 2, Roos 24, Canadian 1
          War Nickel 6, Silv Wash 7 Grand total 2010 silver keepers= 1911 keepers

  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2009
    ACE 250 (MD) Bare hands (CRH)
    2,074
    18 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Forget statistics.

    I believe stats have their place over an extended period of time. Sometimes it just plain luck. Right place at the right time. Now why cant that happen to me when I am holding a lotto ticket...
    There is no silver left around here...

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
    dirtfishing
    10,715
    2602 times
    silver surfing
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Forget statistics.

    That's too bad, lotta dimes, little return....wonder if it depends on the area? My average still remains at 1/$140 searched (88 keepers), halves 1/$167 searched. Wonder if more people are searching dimes since everyone is after halves....today, $60 in hand rolled halves gave me zilch, tellers told me up front they had already checked 'em....$300 in hand rolled dimes gave 3 keepers. ffd

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2010
    Dallas,GA
    Garrett Ace 250
    467
    1 times

    Re: Forget statistics.

    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt
    That's too bad, lotta dimes, little return....wonder if it depends on the area? My average still remains at 1/$140 searched (88 keepers), halves 1/$167 searched. Wonder if more people are searching dimes since everyone is after halves....today, $60 in hand rolled halves gave me zilch, tellers told me up front they had already checked 'em....$300 in hand rolled dimes gave 3 keepers. ffd
    If I had listened to tellers this year telling me they had already been looked through I would be minus about 150 silvers this year. Unless its the vault teller saying they have all been searched I never listen. You never know when another teller puts 3 or 4 rolls from another customer on top of 700$ worth of dumps the first teller knows about.
    2010 Totals
       1964 Ken 185 , 40% Ken 1605, Ben 48, WLH 17, Barber 1
    90% Proof 13, Proof 180, Other/Comm 13 , silver comm 2
         Merc 2, Roos 24, Canadian 1
          War Nickel 6, Silv Wash 7 Grand total 2010 silver keepers= 1911 keepers

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2008
    4,291
    2 times

    Re: Forget statistics.

    [quote=JD-GA ]
    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt
    That's too bad, lotta dimes, little return....wonder if it depends on the area? My average still remains at 1/$140 searched (88 keepers), halves 1/$167 searched. Wonder if more people are searching dimes since everyone is after halves....today, $60 in hand rolled halves gave me zilch, tellers told me up front they had already checked 'em....$300 in hand rolled dimes gave 3 keepers. ffd
    If I had listened to tellers this year telling me they had already been looked through I would be minus about 150 silvers this year. Unless its the vault teller saying they have all been searched I never listen. You never know when another teller puts 3 or 4 rolls from another customer on top of 700$ worth of dumps the first teller knows about.

    Jd,
    I've watched tellers break down rolls of dimes and quarters plenty of times. They don't have the time or interest to check these coins.Especially dimes which can easily be missed.
    One keeper out of 8 boxes is a bit unusual. If you got them all at the same bank,I'd go elsewhere.
    I haven't done any dime boxes this year but when I do I never order them,just pick them up randomly from different banks. Like Half dollar boxes, some banks have better boxes then others.
    I usually get 1-4 keepers per box. Sometimes I'll get a skunk box,and sometimes I'll get more than 4.
    Some people don't bother with dimes as the amount of silver recovered is small. I would never do dimes exclusively but over the course of last year I got nearly 30oz in dimes. Those little coins add up over a years time.
    Keep getting them between halves.
    HH
    Rich
    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

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2009
    1,023
    10 times

    Re: Forget statistics.

    Stats gotta mean something. I bet areas that have more older people [not housing complexes or trailer parks] have more halves. I also bet banks that have been around longer have customers that have been around longer and have more of a chance of having old coins. On the older note i noticed tellers who are older tend to have learned about silver more often then the young ones.

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2009
    The NO town, CA
    Minelab E-trac w/ Sunray X-1 Pro Coil and 10x12 SEF, Tesoro LST
    513
    2 times

    Re: Forget statistics.

    Quote Originally Posted by quiksilver
    Stats gotta mean something. I bet areas that have more older people [not housing complexes or trailer parks] have more halves. I also bet banks that have been around longer have customers that have been around longer and have more of a chance of having old coins. On the older note i noticed tellers who are older tend to have learned about silver more often then the young ones.
    I agree with you Silver....the majority of the tellers that tell me "Oh, I already took all of the silver ones out of those rolls" are 9 times out of 10 older women. Just my experiences anyway

  8. #8
    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
    dirtfishing
    10,715
    2602 times
    silver surfing
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Forget statistics.

    Quote Originally Posted by JD-GA
    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt
    That's too bad, lotta dimes, little return....wonder if it depends on the area? My average still remains at 1/$140 searched (88 keepers), halves 1/$167 searched. Wonder if more people are searching dimes since everyone is after halves....today, $60 in hand rolled halves gave me zilch, tellers told me up front they had already checked 'em....$300 in hand rolled dimes gave 3 keepers. ffd
    If I had listened to tellers this year telling me they had already been looked through I would be minus about 150 silvers this year. Unless its the vault teller saying they have all been searched I never listen. You never know when another teller puts 3 or 4 rolls from another customer on top of 700$ worth of dumps the first teller knows about.
    Thats all cool and such, but I'm lucky to find $50 in dumped halves. There just aren't any loose ones to find in quantity around here. Costs too much to drive to pick up $5 here and $30 there, just too much competition. Boxes here are lousy. At least dimes are consistant.

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2010
    Central Illinois
    T-2 Garrett Pro Pointer
    615
    2 times

    Re: Forget statistics.

    Young tellers just don't care whether a coin has an extra value or not. It would be too much work for them to try and sell it. These people were kids less than 10 years ago. How many kids now care about pennies or dimes? They just want dollarbills, and preferably the ones with a zero or two on them.

    I think 3 dimes per 5000 would be close to average.
    2011 YTD
    1st  half     2nd
     64 Rosies     72
       3 Mercs       3
       1 Barber
       7 Wash.       7
       1 Walker
       3 Bens
       5 64 Ken      1
      15 40%ers     3
       7 Buffalos
    207 Wheats     15
       3 Steels         6
       1 Indian
     10 War Nickel
       2 foreign sil.   1

  10. #10

    Jul 2007
    USA
    1,801
    8 times

    Re: Forget statistics.

    I once did 12 boxes on a Sunday for nothing- I quit for awhile after that one. If I average 1/box I'm doin good. HH Mark
    Life is a coin, you can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once.

 

 

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