Post By Wilmingtonsilver
Post By madwest
Sep 26, 2012, 09:34 PM
identifying silver halves by color and sheen
I have been cr for 1.6 years. the longer I do it the easier it is to spot silver, just by the look.
looking at coins sideways can sometimes fool ou if the edges are dirty...what are members thoughts
Sep 26, 2012 09:34 PM
Sep 26, 2012, 09:38 PM
I just grab anything that isn't obvious and inspect it up close. But I also date search so I don't run into it as much.
Sep 26, 2012, 09:39 PM
Silver is so bad here i forget what a wild one looks like
Sep 26, 2012, 10:02 PM
Splash test. Can't be fooled by the sweet sound of silver.
Sep 26, 2012, 10:04 PM
I always date check after I check the rims. Today I found a 68 checking the dates after I missed it checking the rims. It was tarnished and looked burnt, so it blended in with the clad. I have found so many that I have missed by just checking the rims.
Sep 26, 2012, 10:29 PM
What a long strange trip its been..
Lets not bring Charlie Sheen into this...
Originally Posted by Wilmingtonsilver
Sep 27, 2012, 05:08 AM
after rim checking I like to splash them in my hand, no mistaking that sweet ting of Ag
If it were easy and we scored keepers everytime it would be called Coin Roll Picking not Coin Roll Hunting.
Sep 27, 2012, 06:21 AM
R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.
there's still silver out in circulation? i was convinced otherwise with 10 skunk half dollar boxes and 5 skunk dime boxes this month... absolutely NO silver...
Sep 27, 2012, 02:10 PM
I love the look of a beautiful silver rim. However, I always date check halves... Simple, and dates are big enough... Missed a 40%, caught it by the date check.
Sep 27, 2012, 02:57 PM
When I edge search, I don't look for silver. I look for anything that can't be positively ID'ed as clad. If it isn't blatantly clad, I take a look. It is possible that I miss one every now and then, but is very unlikely.
A Penny Sorted is a Penny Earned
Salute the LOOT
Sep 27, 2012, 06:41 PM
Sep 27, 2012, 08:01 PM
+1 that's how it's done
Originally Posted by madwest
Sep 27, 2012, 11:40 PM
If I'm being lazy I will just edge search and then just let the stack drop 1 at a time from hand to hand clinking into each other, the sound of a Silver hitting a clad ( at least for me) is extememly evident and I stop and pick it ,( if I missed one edge searchin), but that rarely has happened. HH, Maverick.
Sep 28, 2012, 12:39 AM
I would have to say that subconsciously that is how I do it also.
Originally Posted by madwest
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