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    CRH code of ethics?

    From all the posts that implore CRHers to do X or not do X, regarding dumping, tellers, etc., it seems like there could be some brief "code of ethics" for coin roll hunters, giving the three or four things a good-citizen CRHer should do. It would obviously be voluntary and of no meaning to abusers or willful scoundrels, like many such honorary codes, but it would at least spell out what few basic things are generally agreed by many good people of the CRH community (whic seems to have a certain supportiveness and cohesiveness even if people practice the hobby independently) to be good for CRHers, the banks they need to use, and the continuation of the hobby.

    If this has already been suggested or such a code already exists, my apologies. I think it would be really interesting and useful to see those few most-important tenets in one place, for newbies and veterans alike.

    I know there could be lots of this included in this voluntary code of ethics, but do any of the experienced CRHers (or thoughtful newbies) have thoughts on what few things should be in the top 5?
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    Sorry, I meant "I know there could be lots of THINGS included in this voluntary code of ethics..."

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    there is none.... for me atleast

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    Most important - Say please and thank you.
    Do unto others... keep teller perspectives in mind.
    Never mention the 's' word, unless they do first and you want to make a friend.
    Don't get angry at anyone over coins, it never pays off. The bank always has the final word.
    Never dump where you buy, especially if you bought those coins from that bank. Occasionally I dump to fill the bag & buy. That only works if I followed the things I just said and made friends.
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    "The first rule of fight club...." applies here too. Don't tell people about the hobby! Let them come to it on their own, so that they don't dilute your chances.

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    And learn to use the "edit" button

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    At the risk if getting this thread locked ...
    "Don't paint coins"... xoxo
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    Quote Originally Posted by FormerTeller
    And learn to use the "edit" button
    Can't find this on the TN iPad app, but maybe I'm not looking in the right place.

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    Don't tell more than you need to. Tellers OR customers.

    Don't try to order in volume if you don't have a relationship and have an agreement first.

    Don't dump more than about a grand per bank per week depending on the situation.

    Don't s*** where you eat.

    Be incredibly courteous, and know when you've worn out your welcome- the argument "I have a right to get my money in coins whenever I want" has absolutely no weight.

    Be prepared for disappointments/being screwed over by banks and just accept it. They provide a service, and you're using it to your advantage. You are not their priority, and they can always cut you off.

    Try to keep this as cash-only as possible. Multiple withdrawls/deposits draws attention to you and you could get shut down.

    Don't paint/vandalize coins more than necessary. I mark a few coins per box, and those are already damaged/painted. Just to see if they come back. Painting, IMO, is a big no-no.

    Don't buy other CRHer's coins. A bank I buy from sells a bag of pennies to another CRHer. I always leave a bag of pennies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmingtonsilver
    "The first rule of fight club...." applies here too. Don't tell people about the hobby! Let them come to it on their own, so that they don't dilute your chances.
    I understand this common feeling, but given the effort involved in CRHing, and how absurd of a waste of time many outsiders view it, do reasonable people think there's really a risk that telling someone you do this will eventually attract throngs of new CRHers who actually stick with the hobby? In a way, I feel like it might be telling people that you dumpster-dive all weekend. I understand that having even one more person order halves from your bank could impact you, but dang, there's effort and expense here that should effectively separate the dabblers from the real hobbyists. Rigid secrecy feels a little silly. I have the loose sense that 99.5 percent of people, presented with the idea of CRH and given even exaggerated reports of its profit returns, would say "It's nice that enjoy spending your time doing that." The other .5 percent is probably on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodeskaden View Post
    I understand this common feeling, but given the effort involved in CRHing, and how absurd of a waste of time many outsiders view it, do reasonable people think there's really a risk that telling someone you do this will eventually attract throngs of new CRHers who actually stick with the hobby? In a way, I feel like it might be telling people that you dumpster-dive all weekend. I understand that having even one more person order halves from your bank could impact you, but dang, there's effort and expense here that should effectively separate the dabblers from the real hobbyists. Rigid secrecy feels a little silly. I have the loose sense that 99.5 percent of people, presented with the idea of CRH and given even exaggerated reports of its profit returns, would say "It's nice that enjoy spending your time doing that." The other .5 percent is probably on this forum.
    You just started. I just started a few months back. Look at how many new people are on here(You can tell by post count). We got the bug from somewhere. Call me a CDC representative, but I don't want anyone else to get my bug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmingtonsilver View Post
    You just started. I just started a few months back. Look at how many new people are on here(You can tell by post count). We got the bug from somewhere. Call me a CDC representative, but I don't want anyone else to get my bug.
    I've been CRHing on and off since 1982, but I see what you're saying. Still, giving the tiny fraction of people who will pursue this hobby, and the vast amount of minted currency floating around the U.S., I tend to think that the difference between enforcing Fight-Club secrecy and taking out a string of prime-time TV commercials and full-page newspaper ads promoting the hobby probably wouldn't amount to a statistical blip in the amount of wild silver being culled or the amount of "unsearched" (meaning continually mixed) currency being available. But I could be wrong. Just my sense given the math we're likely dealing with here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodeskaden View Post
    I've been CRHing on and off since 1982, but I see what you're saying. Still, giving the tiny fraction of people who will pursue this hobby, and the vast amount of minted currency floating around the U.S., I tend to think that the difference between enforcing Fight-Club secrecy and taking out a string of prime-time TV commercials and full-page newspaper ads promoting the hobby probably wouldn't amount to a statistical blip in the amount of wild silver being culled or the amount of "unsearched" (meaning continually mixed) currency being available. But I could be wrong. Just my sense given the math we're likely dealing with here.

    Totally depends on location. In rural areas if there are more than a couple CRHs in the area it will quickly dilute the finds and lead to frustration. You can end up being your own worst enemy if you promote it too much. Just posting on this forum could be considered counter-productive to maximizing your finds...but I still enjoy doing it!

    Maine_Jim

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    Most folks lack tenacity.

    Tenacity is rewarded with this hobby.

    I have several "seeking" hobbies - including edible mushroom - agates - arrowheads - pet. wood ( our state gem) - crystals - and now, since April, SILVER!

    I can only see this graduating to metal detecting, or full blown cashe hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodeskaden View Post
    I understand this common feeling, but given the effort involved in CRHing, and how absurd of a waste of time many outsiders view it, do reasonable people think there's really a risk that telling someone you do this will eventually attract throngs of new CRHers who actually stick with the hobby? In a way, I feel like it might be telling people that you dumpster-dive all weekend. I understand that having even one more person order halves from your bank could impact you, but dang, there's effort and expense here that should effectively separate the dabblers from the real hobbyists. Rigid secrecy feels a little silly. I have the loose sense that 99.5 percent of people, presented with the idea of CRH and given even exaggerated reports of its profit returns, would say "It's nice that enjoy spending your time doing that." The other .5 percent is probably on this forum.
    I don't know how many banks you have access to but I have lost track of how many banks I used to find silver but now can not due to tellers who now collect but didn't before. In almost every occasion thay learned from someone else . When ever I come across a teller who collects I ask them how they learned and the reason I most often get is either how a collector asked , dumped or flat out told them. As I used to say b4 when I was on this forum more often it is simple math. The more people that know the less we will find. And it is almost impossible to compete with tellers.

 

 
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