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  1. #1
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    edge check vs date check

    Well this post is to see how you people check your coins. Do you edge check your coins or you date check them ? I do not look for coin errors, just silver but I have found several coins that if I had done edge check only I would have miss them because they look like clad. I only do half dollars. Is there any way to sort the coins faster?.
    PATRIA Y LIBERTAD

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    Jan 2012
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    Re: edge check vs date check

    I date check because I look for errors, proofs, commemoratives, etc. I believe you can make machines to separate silver from non.

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    Re: edge check vs date check

    With the type of volume I now do, I only have time to edge check my dimes and halves. I'd say I have a very keen/trained eye. Either way, when I drop them in my coinlok bags, I always sounds check them as well.

  4. #4
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    Re: edge check vs date check

    Quote Originally Posted by CubanHunter
    Well this post is to see how you people check your coins. Do you edge check your coins or you date check them ? I do not look for coin errors, just silver but I have found several coins that if I had done edge check only I would have miss them because they look like clad. I only do half dollars. Is there any way to sort the coins faster?.
    I edge check and date check my Halves.

    I edge check and then date check any dirty dimes.

    I date check all nickels

    I only edge check quarters.

    What you can do to make it faster than date check is edge check and then drop one at a time into your other hand letting them clank against each other. I did that yesterday when I was in a hurry checking some halves because I was hungry. Netted me 1 40% I didnt see from the edge because of the low light cloudy day.

  5. #5
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    Re: edge check vs date check

    I mostly edge check, but i have found the lighting to be a huge factor. If the light is flat or bad I double check anything that doesn't have a definite copper stripe of clad.

  6. #6
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    Re: edge check vs date check

    Edge check then sound check into my other hand. Then and only then do the halves go into the dump bag.
    Let's keep it positive

  7. #7
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    Jan 2012
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    Re: edge check vs date check

    It seems to me also that light is a very big factor. I am planing to buy a coin magnifying lamp. About the sound check I don't know why I am not able to differentiate the sound between a clad coin and a silver coin . It seems that all these years working on the airport has took a toll on my ears .
    PATRIA Y LIBERTAD

  8. #8
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    Re: edge check vs date check

    Magnet check.

    When I search for silver I can use a magnet to weed out the silver but when I search cents and nickels I of course date search.

  9. #9
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    Feb 2011
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    Re: edge check vs date check

    I always date check.

  10. #10
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    Dec 2011
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    Re: edge check vs date check

    I edge check, and then date check ambiguous coins.

  11. #11
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    Jan 2012
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    Re: edge check vs date check

    Quote Originally Posted by sagittarius98
    I date check because I look for errors, proofs, commemoratives, etc. I believe you can make machines to separate silver from non.
    if theres machines that sort silver from non how come brinks and all the other delivery companies or the mint or whatever do it?

  12. #12
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    Re: edge check vs date check

    Quote Originally Posted by beervestor
    Quote Originally Posted by sagittarius98
    I date check because I look for errors, proofs, commemoratives, etc. I believe you can make machines to separate silver from non.
    if theres machines that sort silver from non how come brinks and all the other delivery companies or the mint or whatever do it?
    I was wondering that one myself. Hope someone here knows the answer.
    I don't always pull silver from boxes, but when I do, I prefer 90%ers.

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    Re: edge check vs date check

    Quote Originally Posted by agme
    Quote Originally Posted by beervestor
    Quote Originally Posted by sagittarius98
    I date check because I look for errors, proofs, commemoratives, etc. I believe you can make machines to separate silver from non.
    if theres machines that sort silver from non how come brinks and all the other delivery companies or the mint or whatever do it?
    I was wondering that one myself. Hope someone here knows the answer.
    They don't/can't because it's not their money. They just sort and process it for their banks.

  14. #14
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    Re: edge check vs date check

    Quote Originally Posted by GimmeSomeSilver
    Quote Originally Posted by agme
    Quote Originally Posted by beervestor
    Quote Originally Posted by sagittarius98
    I date check because I look for errors, proofs, commemoratives, etc. I believe you can make machines to separate silver from non.
    if theres machines that sort silver from non how come brinks and all the other delivery companies or the mint or whatever do it?
    I was wondering that one myself. Hope someone here knows the answer.
    They don't/can't because it's not their money. They just sort and process it for their banks.
    Ok GimmeSomeSilver, I got it, BUT do they cull any bent, damaged, or otherwise defaced coins?

    Oh and like penman77 I edge check and then date check anything that "sticks out" i.e. looks unusual.



    I don't always pull silver from boxes, but when I do, I prefer 90%ers.

  15. #15
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    Sep 2010
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    Re: edge check vs date check

    I date check only way to confirm

 

 

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