Aug 17, 2012, 08:13 AM
OCD Coin Hunter
My first "dream box"! 160 Keepers!
After hitting a pretty bad skunk streak a few months ago I had decided to take a break from CRH, but the bug eventually bit me again and I restarted by regular weekly order of 4 boxes of halves. So last night after the kids went down I started busting into them, and I'm still in shock at what I found!
The first box was very good: a total of 25 keepers (22 40% Kennedy halves, 2 90% Kennedy halves, and 1 Franklin half). But take a look at this roll, which was a preview of what was to come. Yes Virginia, there are 8 keepers in that one roll!
The second box was nothing exciting: just one 40% Kennedy. But I knew I was in for something special when I opened the third box when I saw several enders looking up at me. Ended up being 12 rolls with enders, including one Walking Liberty ender.
I started opening by ender rolls and was shocked at the results. One roll had 10, another 8, several had 7. When it was all said and done I had 160 keepers from that one box: 136 40% Kennedy, 19 90% Kennedy, 4 90% Franklins, and 1 Walking Liberty Half. Of the 50 rolls in the box, 41 had at least one silver coin.
And what became of the fourth and final box you ask? Skunk! I certainly can't complain though when this is the night's sorted haul. Total for the evening was 159 40% Kennedy, 21 90% Kennedy, 5 Franklin, and 1 Walking Liberty!
I'll probably post more detail later on on my blog, but I just had to share this find. This is why we do this! The silver is still out there!
Aug 17, 2012 08:13 AM
Aug 17, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Aug 17, 2012, 08:40 AM
Aug 17, 2012, 09:12 AM
Nice going there Billy, I would say that is definetly a dream box! It's always fun to open rolls with silver in them but, when rolls have 6 or 7 or 8 in them it's got to be a joy opening them while your hands are shaking. HH, Maverick.
Aug 17, 2012, 09:13 AM
2012 Half Dollar CRH Totals
(Beginning May 2012)
Amount Searched: $6516.00
Clad Proofs: 4
Silver Proofs: 0
Aug 17, 2012, 09:15 AM
Seeker of enough wealth to quit my job.
Aug 17, 2012, 09:20 AM
Aug 17, 2012, 09:36 AM
O.O If only I could get 5 90%'ers a box...Nevermind 25..
Aug 17, 2012, 09:39 AM
Aug 17, 2012, 09:49 AM
Poet—Traveler—Soldier of Fortune
Coffee's for closers only.
Aug 17, 2012, 11:52 AM
Epic! Those a fun boxes to open.
Aug 17, 2012, 12:07 PM
My wife thinks I'm nuts everytime I go pick up change. I wish I could get a box like that to get her off my back!
Nice finds man
Aug 17, 2012, 12:31 PM
Fantastic! That's the best box in a long while on tnet. Congrats bro!
Aug 17, 2012, 12:33 PM
It will be hard to ever top that box but I guess that will carry you through a few of those bad skunk spells. One box like that makes all the others worth the while in the long run. Congratulations.
Aug 17, 2012, 12:36 PM
My wife thought the same thing until I found a box with 10 Enders. I waited for her to get home before I started cracking into them. There was 25 1964's and 51 40%ers! Now...... She gets pissy when I don't get any to go through! Lol!
Originally Posted by Uncleslick18
Aug 17, 2012, 01:09 PM
OCD Coin Hunter
Thanks! I had the same thought myself that I would never be able to duplicate that magical box, but it does give me motivation and a reminder that there is still plenty of silver out there. Even if it is a long shot of duplicating this box, I have 12 more boxes on order for next week to try.
Originally Posted by minkybodl
I have been very lucky that my wife is a bit OCD as well and is very understanding of my hobby. She has no interest in doing it herself, but seems genuinely happy that I am doing this and occasionally finding silver.
Originally Posted by jedi9
Last edited by BillyOceansEleven; Aug 17, 2012 at 05:40 PM.
Aug 17, 2012, 01:27 PM
Way to go! you whomped the dream box cutoff of 100. that's just amazing, congratulations!
Aug 17, 2012, 01:31 PM
Holy crap Billy...that is definitely a dream box...probably only get one like that every couple of years now days...NICE JOB. Congratulations...it puts my best box (106 keepers) to shame!!
Aug 17, 2012, 02:44 PM
This is the type of stuff that lured me in to this hobby.... lol Good catch, man. Excellent.
Aug 17, 2012, 03:08 PM
Looks like you had an awesome day.
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