Post By D1MES_101
Post By Rushfan
Post By Rushfan
Aug 18, 2012, 01:20 PM
Noob's adventure and first box of halves... (sorry long post)
After a few weeks of getting penny boxes from certain tellers, (and hoarding the copper yo) I was able to increase the bankroll to get a box of halves. Hoping for 3 boxes a week, from 3 different branches. USBank, delivery on Thursday in my area. Pick up a box on Thursday, Saturday, and Monday. Sort / dump Friday, Monday (lunch break), and by Wednesday.
Main bank: The manager mixed up the order day, no box for you. I have your number and will call you. No call as yet.
Bank closest to work: The delivered us the wrong coin order, sorry, next week.
Random bank I asked about halves but got told the vault teller would call me but never did: I have your box of halves, can you pick them up?
Was expecting a box from my 2 main branches who I'm on a first name basis with the managers. Total surprise from the one I had never met or talked to. But when I picked up the box, it was opened. They said, "We opened it to make sure all the rols were there." I felt a strong urge to point out the obvious, the holes in the bottom of the box designed and engineered and produced for this very purpose. But, since I'm trying to develop a relationship at this branch, I just smiled and thanked them. Looked in the box, and counted it. All 50 rolls were there. So, I got exactly what I asked for. But I'm wondering.... If they found an ender, would they have taken it and told me the box was a roll short, charging me only $490.00 ? Or, did the open it with honest intentions, not knowing about the holes in the bottom for this reason?
Kinda annoyed me, but I hid it well. TOOK MY FIRST BOX OF HALVES HOME...! After lurking here for some time, my philosophy was to expect the worst (skunk box) and hope for the best (dream box). My result? 1-1965, 1-1968. SILVER IN THE HOUSE...!
Shotgun rolls, just unwrapped one end. Quick edge search, but since I'm a rookie I date checked as well. All clad (proofs, NIFC, etc) released back into the wild. Resisted the urge to spraypaint 998 coins "flourescent highway orange"... Halves back into shotgun rolls, folded over the ends. 1 roll was a coin short, so I added one to make it right. Price of doing business I suppose... didn't want an issue as I try to develop a good dump bank or 2... No coin counters in the area, so returning rolled coin. Even if I found a "free" coin counter, couldn't handle the float time as I only have the $500 to play, er, invest with.
Many thanks to the members on this board for sharing your past experiences, mistakes, success, and failures. Permission to enter the club...?
Aug 18, 2012 01:20 PM
Aug 18, 2012, 01:24 PM
I'd keep the proofs - can't really go wrong them, unless you start hoarding several hundred face value of them - but you are very unlikely to get more that a couple rolls of them a year with HEAVY hunting.
Aug 18, 2012, 01:35 PM
Permission to enter the club? if we all vote "no" then what happens?
Last edited by D1MES_101; Aug 18, 2012 at 11:06 PM.
CRW 3420$ : 27 Silver dimes -
MWR 950$ : 2 Silver dimes
CRW3$ : 7 wheats
MWR 25$ : 20 wheats
CWR 10$ : 0 Nope
MWR 600$ : 13 Silvers
3 buffalos, 1 misaligned die
15$ Foreign money 14 silver dimes
, 200$ clad,1 silver quarter
2.87 ounces of silver collected in 2013
Aug 18, 2012, 01:38 PM
nice dawg you find more silver than me yo
Aug 18, 2012, 02:17 PM
CoinFetcher... the proofs looked nice, but not yet ready to start any kind of collection... Ag only at this point, with my limited bankroll. But it is good advise for the future, perhaps...
Em.... I'll call it beginner's luck and leave it at that... we'll see how I'm doing at box 20. But thanks...!
Dimes.... "Permission to enter the club" can loosely be translated as "I'm here to stay and tough if you don't like it!" The former just sounded much more polite.
Aug 18, 2012, 10:44 PM
There is no "float" with the coin counters. "Float" only comes into play if you drop off coinloc type bags that get sent out for counting.
Originally Posted by Rushfan
There are two type of coin counters.
1) Lobby machines - you feed the machine. At the end, it prints a slip that you take to the teller. The teller gives you cash.
2) Teller machines - the teller feeds the machine. The total shows to the teller on a a display and she (or he) gives you cash.
For either type of counter, you usually pay a fee if you are not a customer of that bank/CU. The fee ranges from 3% to 10%. If you are a customer, no fee - you get all in cash, on the spot.
You're in the club. Now, set a good example for those already here and for those to come.
Last edited by madwest; Aug 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM.
A Penny Sorted is a Penny Earned
Salute the LOOT
Aug 18, 2012, 10:51 PM
Welcome, we all for a while before joining! Good job on the silver nice finds.
Hope you enjoy TNet!
Aug 18, 2012, 11:03 PM
Wicka... Thanks...! Madwest.... thanks for the education about the coin counter machines ! Yeah, confused that and the coinloc bags! No coin counters at my local banks though. Would be very cool, except if the bag has to be changed every $100.00 or so. I did take $529.00 in coin to Bank of America, right at closing time. Dumped them all, no problem-o.
Aug 18, 2012, 11:19 PM
Welcome to the madness Rushfan - by the way, love your avatar. I am a fan of Rush too - saw them 3 times. They are by far the best band in concert, hands down!
Aug 18, 2012, 11:43 PM
Welcome! 2 silvers is not a bad start.
Aug 19, 2012, 12:07 AM
Numismaniac... thanks...! Was totally prepared for the skunk box! Surprised myself...! Baddbluff... thanks.... Yeah, way awesome musicians, dedicated to their craft.... In concert here in November... can;t wait... !
Aug 19, 2012, 04:45 AM
Welcome Rushfan - Fly by night away from here - go grab some silver
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