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  1. #1

    Jan 2007
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    Any tips for searching dimes. I am going blind

    I ended up with a "Dime Bag" yesterday that has 8710 dimes in it. I am going nuts trying to see dates and I haven't mastered any way to stack them and look at their edges.
    ANY TIPS ?
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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2010
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    Re: Any tips for searching dimes. I am going blind

    Get a 3' section of clear plastic tubing and make sure the inside diameter is a minimum of 18mm or .7" and a max of 20mm or .75". Get a funnel with the same/similar size inside diameter and duct tape it to the plastic tubing. Plug the bottom of the tube then slowly pour the dimes in the funnel and make sure they all stack nice inside the tube. Then just edge search for silver...it's like 20x faster than going through rolls.

  3. #3

    Jan 2007
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    Re: Any tips for searching dimes. I am going blind

    Thanks Chow, I will give that a try. JP
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  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2011
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    Re: Any tips for searching dimes. I am going blind

    i throw a hand full into a tupperware container, tilt it a little bit and shake it (also what i do on the dancefloor when i go out) and youll get little bunches of dimes that have aligned themselves, maybe 8 or 9 at a time, perfect to pinch out and edge check real quick. seems to work better when its not full, so a small handfull is just right. hope that helps!

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2010
    Dallas,GA
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: Any tips for searching dimes. I am going blind

    The most efficient way I have found is to immediately trade them for halves or quarters. Once you go entirely blind you can then check dimes safely with a sound test.
    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

  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Any tips for searching dimes. I am going blind

    A good way is to run them through your hands a couple of times, the sound of a silver dime is so distinct you can hear it through all the other clinks of coins hitting each other. This is by far the quickest way to sort silver, and more accurate because you miss dirty edges from rim searching

    HH
    -GC

  7. #7
    us
    Mar 2009
    MI
    ace 250
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    49 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Any tips for searching dimes. I am going blind

    I edge search from bags. Reach in and grab a pinch of them, maybe 3"-4" tall of a stack of coins. Then rim search for silver, it will take you forever to date search dimes. You can spot the silver very easily. If there's no silver in a stack, toss the stack in your dump bucket. When your done, take them to a bank with a coin sorter, not the bank you bought them from, and dump them.
    good luck, I've had some nice dime bag scores.
    2012 finds

    40%- 88

    A lot of garage sale gold and silver!

 

 

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