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    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
    Whites, Garrett
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    2 rolls of Walkers found back in 2008 - remembering

    I just recently found Treasure Net and wanted to share a find I made.

    I have been searching rolls of halves for some time What I was doing was after searching the rolls I would dumpt them at a local Bank of America, deposited to my account. Until just recently I had found about 4 rolls of 40% halves over the course of several years and 4 90% halves.
    I hadn't done any searching for a while and decided to try again, but this time I went to the bank where I had been dumping my searched rolls. I asked them if they had any rolls of halves and they said they had 30 rolls
    I bought all 30 rolls, when I took them home I realized that almost all of them were the rolls I had been dumping

    I started going through them anyway, after 4 rolls I opened the end of one and saw a WALKER I dumped the roll on the table and it was an ENTIRE ROLL of WALKERS, from the 1940's I let out a yell and then simply opened the end of each roll looking for more.
    After about another 10 rolls there it was a second roll of Walkers!

    40 Walker halves from the 40's I still can't believe it! I took pictures of them but can't find it on my PC, I am still looking for the picture.
    Last edited by Ben Cartwright SASS; Aug 10, 2012 at 08:09 AM. Reason: missleading the way it was written
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  3. #2
    us
    R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.

    Feb 2011
    Mississippi
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    sweet find and welcome to treasurenet! i have yet to find a solid roll and have been at this for 3 years now!
    hh
    buff
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  4. #3
    us
    Mar 2012
    New York
    Garrett Ace 250, AT Pro
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    Awesome score Ben. Two solid rolls of walkers, that's huge. I'm still looking for my first. Ya get the pics up. And like BB just said welcome to tnet. HH

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    Dec 2008
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    The Summer of Solid Rolls continues. Welcome.

  6. #5
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    Seeker of enough wealth to quit my job.

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    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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  7. #6
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    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
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    I still haven't found the picture taken at the time, but I put them in coin tubes and can get another this weekend. So far I have never sold any silver I have found.
    Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #59

    "Free advice is seldom cheap"



    Best find, 2 rolls of Walking Liberty Halves in bunch of 32 CWR

  8. #7
    us
    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
    Whites, Garrett
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    I pulled my 2 rolls of Walkers out of the safe and too a couple pictures of them. I have never sold any of my finds. I wish I had saved the paper rolls they were in.

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    Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #59

    "Free advice is seldom cheap"



    Best find, 2 rolls of Walking Liberty Halves in bunch of 32 CWR

  9. #8
    us
    May 2012
    AZ
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    Nice finds!!!!!!

  10. #9
    us
    Seeker of enough wealth to quit my job.

    Jul 2012
    Freakmont
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    So this happened in 2008?

  11. #10
    us
    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
    Whites, Garrett
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    Yes, it was 2008, I had searched rolls of halves for about a year and dumping them at the same bank. In another posting I had mentioned that it was 2008, looking at my post I now realize that I left that part out of this post, very sorry!
    It was so exciting that it seems like it was yesterday, also as I get older time seems to compact, in fact I can't believe it wasn't earlier this year. Back when I found them they were worth about $100 for the roll, I don't know what they are selling rolls for now.
    Other than these two rolls I had found a total of 4 90% silver halves in a bit over a year of searching.
    Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #59

    "Free advice is seldom cheap"



    Best find, 2 rolls of Walking Liberty Halves in bunch of 32 CWR

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    St. Augustine, FL
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    Congratulations on your find, but knowing that it was 4 years ago changes matters. 4 years ago, I was pulling on average $60 fv of silver out of 6k. A bad week was only pulling $20 fv. Still sweet cull of silver, it just doesn't belong in the Summer of Solid Rolls. But it isn't too late. Get out and pound the pavement and search out the silver. It is out there.

  13. #12
    us
    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
    Whites, Garrett
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    My first day back after a 4 year absence, searched 3 rolls of halves and got 20 single coins to find 1 40% in the singles, skunked on the rolls.
    Then last night I went by two credit unions and got 6 rolls of quarters - skunked and 14 rolls of dimes (7 or 8 of them Loomis) found a 1964 dime in one of the CWR's
    I guess I am catching the fever, but as you say 4 years is a long time and the silver is drying up. When the ground gets a bit moister, not as dry, I may break out my Garret and White's metal detectors and hit some town common's. A friend said behind his house is an old Revolutionary War road and he found an 8 inch spike one time. I like Silver and Gold, iron spikes don't do anything for me, but I will check it out anyway.

    What are people finding for averages with rolled stuff, I thought I heard somewhere that it seems to be about 1 dime for every $120 searched?
    Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #59

    "Free advice is seldom cheap"



    Best find, 2 rolls of Walking Liberty Halves in bunch of 32 CWR

  14. #13
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    Do not forget me 24601

    Oct 2011
    Indiana
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    Incrediburgable. If I found one Walker, not to mention two rolls, I wouldn't sleep for a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS View Post
    What are people finding for averages with rolled stuff, I thought I heard somewhere that it seems to be about 1 dime for every $120 searched?
    We (my kids and I) have been finding a 1 dime per about every $150 worth of CWR but that has dropped to closer to 1 per $200 to $250 lately. I am hoping that it picks backup in the coming weeks it is not always that easy to regularly find $250 to $300 worth of CWR without stopping by a lot of banks branchs

  16. #15
    us
    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
    Whites, Garrett
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    kfs
    That doesn't sound promising. I agree it is hard to set alot of CWR's without stopping by alot of banks.

    I would think things would pick up in the fall towards the holidays or after the first of the year when people have to pay for things, I hope.

    I wonder what the averages are for BWR's? It appears that all the banks around the eastern Mass area are using Loomis. I will talk to my local BoA and see if they will order a box of halves and a box of dimes for me.
    Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #59

    "Free advice is seldom cheap"



    Best find, 2 rolls of Walking Liberty Halves in bunch of 32 CWR

 

 

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