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  1. #1
    ca
    May 2011
    38

    Road trip help?

    OK, so I'm relatively new to CRH and am from Canada, since Ive been hearing how much easier it is to find halves than it is to find dimes and quarters I have decided to drive down to Buffalo with 3-4 thousand and spend a day or two going threw as much as possible .

    Considering that I have never gone threw halves, have no experience with them, and need to be as efficient as possible to make this remotely worth it I would reeeaaaallly appreciate it if I could get some (help) lol.

    If anyone has tricks to go check the coins fast, best places to get lots of halves fast or any other info I'm not thinking of I would love to hear it.


    Thanks fellow hunters and HH,
    Noah

  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2009
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    Re: Road trip help?

    The fastest way is rim searching tho u will eventually miss a few. Most things are learned the hard way and no advice is 100% accurate. No matter what someone says there is usually an exception - like finding silver in someones dump or finding silver at a bank with a half counter. Each one of us road trippers do things differently and different areas have different ways rules etc like some banks selling bags from machines and some dont. One thing we probably all agree on is to bring cash.

  3. #3
    ca
    May 2011
    38

    Re: Road trip help?

    If I rim search will I be able to pick out the 1965-1970 40%ers? Aren't they clad?

    Should I call the banks in the area I'm going to a few days ahead of time to order coins, or if I go to 10-15 banks will they have enough in stock? And in general whats better, bags or rolls of coins?

    Lastly what bank branches usually have coin counter?

    Thanks a ton,
    Noah

  4. #4
    us
    Mar 2011
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    Re: Road trip help?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianCRH
    If I rim search will I be able to pick out the 1965-1970 40%ers? Aren't they clad?

    Should I call the banks in the area I'm going to a few days ahead of time to order coins, or if I go to 10-15 banks will they have enough in stock? And in general whats better, bags or rolls of coins?

    Lastly what bank branches usually have coin counter?

    Thanks a ton,
    Noah
    Most 40% and 90% silvers can be found rim searching. As quiksilver said, there are some that can be missed too. I've seen some that have an almost copper look to the rim. I only rim search and if I question a coin I always pull it out to check the date.

    Most banks will have very few if any at all. You could go to all 15 banks and find 0. You could go to all 15 banks and find a thousand.

    My suggestion is to use google maps to find the banks in the area that you plan on going to and mapping out as many as you can. You should also ask for CWR dimes to help up your odds of scoring some silver.

    If you're serious about 1-2 DAYS of CRHing, you should easily be able to hit at least 50+ banks. My most is 43 in only about 4-5 Hours.

  5. #5
    us
    May 2011
    46

    Re: Road trip help?

    I weigh. Then rim search. I can always tell which rolls have 90% if I weigh first. You won't miss too many by rim searching.

    Definitely call ahead or you might not get any.

    Good luck

  6. #6
    us
    May 2011
    Southwest Florida
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    Re: Road trip help?

    The 40%ers look a lot different than nickel clad, even from just the rim. The silver ones are usually paler and sorta greenish by comparison.

  7. #7
    ca
    May 2011
    38

    Re: Road trip help?

    Does anyone know what banks are open Saturdays in buffalo?

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2010
    Cali
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    Re: Road trip help?

    you are direct competition to the person(s) who could give you the most accurate information about what you're looking for. best bet would be to do some online prep. search 'bank' on google maps to find out which banks have branches in town, then go the banks' websites to see if the branches are open on saturday. on saturday some close earlier (noon-2pm) than they do on weekdays so plan your route accordingly. you could also call and find out if the branches have a counter.

  9. #9
    us
    Apr 2011
    44

    Re: Road trip help?

    ive attempted crh in buffalo 1 month ago when i was visiting friends an suny buff. went to about 15 banks and 5 credit unions and found $30 in skunnks good luck though for all you know someone could have just turned in their husbands hoard...

  10. #10
    ca
    May 2011
    38

    Re: Road trip help?

    That's true Argo, but if anyone else is crhing in buffalo, we could actually help each other out , if they were to tell me where they dump I wouldn't pick up from there, and would only dump there, ensuring neither one of us get each others dumps

    Consisting that I'll only be there for a day I doubt I'll effect the amount of silver they are able to find. Thanks for the tips! hh

  11. #11
    us
    Oct 2009
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    Re: Road trip help?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianCRH
    Does anyone know what banks are open Saturdays in buffalo?
    might wanna try mapping out an area , google buffalo banks ny and printing an area u wanna search. You can also highlight some banks there and see the satuday hours. You can then get a feel for which banks are generally open or closed on a saturday. Most banks in my area of westchester NY are open on saturdays tho recently In ST petes FL most were closed and it wasnt even worth searching there on a saturday.

  12. #12
    us
    Emperor Findus Cladius

    Sep 2004
    TX
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    Re: Road trip help?

    Quote Originally Posted by quiksilver
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianCRH
    Does anyone know what banks are open Saturdays in buffalo?
    might wanna try mapping out an area , google buffalo banks ny and printing an area u wanna search. You can also highlight some banks there and see the satuday hours. You can then get a feel for which banks are generally open or closed on a saturday. Most banks in my area of westchester NY are open on saturdays tho recently In ST petes FL most were closed and it wasnt even worth searching there on a saturday.
    Also, when you get a list of banks get their phone number too. When you get ready to hit them, call them to ask if they have any halves. If they do not, then you can cross that one off and save the time and gas going to that bank. You can make more productive use of your time that way.

 

 

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