May 29, 2012, 08:10 PM
strange halves results
picked up 4 boxes of halves today, and had some strange results. maybe one of you guys who has been doing this for a long time can explain......
box4 is where it gets strange. I got to about the 20th roll and had not found a single silver yet. this particular roll had a coin hunters mark facing up. Open up the roll and bingo 6 beautiful 1964's and a nice 1963 franklin. after that not a single silver coin. I found this very strange. to find 7- 90% coins in one roll and not a single other silver coin . Oh and yes i was happy with that just confused.
May 29, 2012 08:10 PM
May 29, 2012, 08:20 PM
I had something like that happen to me a few months ago. 5 coins in one roll, 2 of which were bens and the other 3 were 40%ers. The rest of the box didn't have anything else in it. I have no idea how that happens. My only guess would be that the single roll was either the first or last roll packed into the box and what ever was before or after the box was probably LOADED with silver....or thats what I keep telling myself haha.
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Oldest coin find of the year (and overall) 1858 flying eagle
total silver oz x 27.53678
May 29, 2012, 08:42 PM
(7) 90 percent is really nice. Good Job!!!
May 29, 2012, 09:16 PM
thanks it was a nice surprise to get 7 90 percent in one box and not a single 40 percent. i will take that any day! however still having half a case left to search i really thought i was gonna find a bunch of 90 percent. oh well cant complain.
Originally Posted by Solid Rolls
May 29, 2012, 10:17 PM
I subscribe to the idea that silver (in amongst the clad) is dumped from one container to another, but usually not stirred.
Therefore an occasional "clot" of silver will go down to muzzle of the coin-wrap machine.
Makes sense to me.
Keep on Rollin' !
May 29, 2012, 10:27 PM
The same thing happened to me last week 6 64% in 1 roll and a barber 2 more 64 and ?2 40% In the rest of the box. And this is after ? 7 skunks. Piledriver is right its a silver clot. I see it all the time apart of the box is loaded with silver!! Then nothing...
May 29, 2012, 11:52 PM
I've noticed ever since I started CRH'ing, silver is usually clustered together. It's happened to me too.
May 30, 2012, 08:19 AM
Always in halves, never in dimes it seems
May 30, 2012, 10:58 AM
Could it be that the Ag "settles" to the bottom and then gets rolled as a clump?
Crazy, I know, but because the Ag coins are heavier but same dimensions, maybe they could settle to the bottom of a hopper if agitated - don't know, just speculating.
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May 30, 2012, 11:23 AM
May 30, 2012, 12:15 PM
I think blind luck has a lot to do with it.
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May 30, 2012, 12:20 PM
I've experienced similar boxes as well. I think it is simply that in the coin hopper the silver is heavier and clusters.
May 30, 2012, 12:47 PM
If it was marked, maybe somebody got the box of a lifetime ... then left one roll for the next guy, just to screw with you.
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
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May 30, 2012, 01:02 PM
I have thought that too, but came to the conclusion that the friction between coins would largely negate that effect. I suspect when CWRs, etc are dumped into the machine the coins tend to stay in relative proximity to one another. I also had a roll with 5 coins and the other 49 rolls skunk.
Originally Posted by Bigheed
May 30, 2012, 01:27 PM
From what I've noticed in my time CRH, I'd say 95% of this hobby is just that. Blind Luck.
Originally Posted by usandthem
May 30, 2012, 02:49 PM
Ya i know what you mean i had two rolls marked "no silver" on them . I opened them anyways and both rolls are 40% silvers all of them! Then yesterday i gt two rolls and Bingo! Another roll full of silver. I dont understand i know someone is using my bank to hunt but i guess they dont relize or know about the 40% Ken coins or something
May 30, 2012, 03:48 PM
that is strange however mine were MWR not CRW. it just so happens there was a half with a coin hunter mark on it as a ender. The name was vombardo or something like that. The 1964s are all in AU condition
Originally Posted by Chimacum87
May 30, 2012, 05:45 PM
nice! i'm looking forward to finding a barber! i'll probably collapse if I find one
Goal for 2012:
40% = 400
90% = 100
Walker = 10
Ben = 10
Merc = 10
90% = 50
Buff = 10
War = 10
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May 31, 2012, 09:04 PM
The famous mark of Lombardo.
Originally Posted by mark1982
1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.
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Jun 01, 2012, 10:55 PM
The Infamous Tom Lardo again!
What evil lurks in the heart of men?
What nefarious scheme could he be up to now?
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