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  1. #1
    us
    Nov 2008
    18

    First Halves Box

    Saw in the FAQ that posting about your first box of halves is a requirement (yes, newbies do read the FAQ) so here goes:

    Called to place an order for a box of halves a few weeks ago and was told that they only did orders in $1000. I said that that was fine and figured that I had a bag coming my way. The next week I went to the bank to pick it up and it turned out to be 2 boxes with the teller explaining to me that they have to order 2 at a time to get them delivered. I tried to take one and save the other for later but she said that if her manager saw a box of halves laying around she would have to send them back so I just grabbed them both to save her the trouble.

    When the tellers found out that "the guy who ordered a box of halves" had arrived they politely inquired why someone would do such a thing and I read them the company line about collecting, filling up books, etc. They were extremely nice and inquisitive about it and I noticed they had some loose halves in their tray so I asked if I could look at them and pulled out a 1959 Ben and a 1964. Call it beginner's luck. The teller's also nervously asked me what I was going to do with the ones that I didn't keep but I assured them that they would go back to a different bank altogether. Relieved they said that I could order halves any time I wanted, so the CRH-Teller relationship seems to have formed positively and I have a bank I can rely on for the time being.

    No fairy tale ending as I took the boxes home and found a 40% in one of the first few rolls but that was it (2nd box was a skunk). Not too shabby for my first try but I will be working on the assumption that there is 2x more silver coins in the tellers tray than in the boxes... at least until next time.

  2. #2
    us
    Nov 2008
    18

    Re: First Halves Box

    Almost forgot... found a magic coin as well. Fun to see the stuff being mentioned on the boards show up in a hunt.
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  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2010
    New York City
    351
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: First Halves Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Argblat

    Called to place an order for a box of halves a few weeks ago and was told that they only did orders in $1000.
    oh wow..

    my bank gives me hell till they order a box or two for me.. it's getting really hard to get them! and your bank says: we have to order two or more!!? lucky you!!

    but great post and beautiful teller tray's finds! thats the way to go!!
    2012 Finds
    2x War Nickels
    2x Roosevelt Dimes
    5x Washington Quarters
    3x WLH
    4x Franklin
    8x 1964 Kennedy
    54x 40% Kennedy
    {    R.I.P Rich Hartford :*(        }

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2011
    Kentucky
    Fisher Gold Bug
    189

    Re: First Halves Box

    Congrats on your first!

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2008
    18

    Re: First Halves Box

    Quote Originally Posted by yonico
    Quote Originally Posted by Argblat

    Called to place an order for a box of halves a few weeks ago and was told that they only did orders in $1000.
    oh wow..

    my bank gives me hell till they order a box or two for me.. it's getting really hard to get them! and your bank says: we have to order two or more!!? lucky you!!

    but great post and beautiful teller tray's finds! thats the way to go!!
    I'm sure they'll get sick of me eventually...

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2010
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    Re: First Halves Box

    Nice score on your silver...I hope you took all the loose halves she had, and didn't just cherry pick the silver from the tray.

    When they'll sell you all of them, take them. It will help your relationship at the bank. You'll be the guy that they are talking about when they say "we save all the halves for a guy that comes in every week."

  7. #7
    us
    Nov 2008
    18

    Re: First Halves Box

    Quote Originally Posted by clovis97
    Nice score on your silver...I hope you took all the loose halves she had, and didn't just cherry pick the silver from the tray.

    When they'll sell you all of them, take them. It will help your relationship at the bank. You'll be the guy that they are talking about when they say "we save all the halves for a guy that comes in every week."
    I didn't, but your advise is well taken and I will from now on.

    Thanks.

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2010
    New Hampshire USA
    Fisher F5
    1,120
    35 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: First Halves Box

    Remember this answer... "All you have. You won't have to count them any more".

    The question will be... "How many do you want".

    Every time I ask for halves the first thing they ask is how many I want. I always tell them I'll take them all and their eyes light up. They don't like having them around. They have to include them in the count every day and they are happy to get rid of them.

    If you can only afford to take some of them then they understand, but if you can afford to take them all I suggest you do so. I usually take what is in their trays before I take the rolls just to make them happy.

    I also seem to have decent luck from their trays. Once they had 8 halves. 6 were silver. That was a nice score.

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2009
    White's MXT
    2,068
    5 times

    Re: First Halves Box

    It takes a lot to build the right rapport with a place.. every teller would get tired of ordering for you eventually (especially if you do large quantities) unless you give something to them too (ie - give occasional box of donuts, cookies, or bottle of wine). I told them I only do it if I get good boxes. They're cool with it now.

    Although my main dump bank has been very cool with me dumping. It's just as hard to find a good dump bank too. I gave one teller there a bottle of wine last Christmas. At some point, they deserve more. I try to do all the work for them. I put dump rolls in their Coin-Loc bags and put my info on the bag (making things easier).

 

 

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