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  1. #1
    Aug 2011
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    Smile My first Big Walker

    I sure had a nice surprise when I stopped @ a bank on my way home from work on Friday. I was in the drive-thru and I asked for any half dollars and the teller told me no one had any halves but they had one big dollar coin. I almost didn't buy it but I said ahhhh.......I guess since I'm here I might as well get it (thinking it would just be another clad Ike). The teller put the coin in a tapped envelope so I didn't even realize what I had till I was driving down the road a minute or so later....and I couldn't believe what I first circulated ASE. A 1 oz. silver bullion coin bought @ "face value" for $1?

    It's truly amazing how clueless people are about real money. They would rather have a worthless piece of fiat currency that is nothing more than a non-interest bearing debt note from a country that is not only broke but the largest debtor nation in the history of the world than an ounce of pure silver which is REAL money. Well once again other people's ignorance and loss is my gain.

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    Last edited by SilverFace; Feb 10, 2013 at 10:40 AM.
    2014 results:
    Dollars ($150 searched): 1 silver Ike ('76S)
    Halves ($83,984 searched): 65 x 90% (17 Bens, 6 Walkers, 1893 commem), 443 x 40% (2 x '68S, '69S, '70D, '76S), 1 x 80% ('64 Canadian), 4 x '82P no FG's, 2 mag. coins
    Nickels ($2500 searched): 21 silver, 14 buffalos ('13 T1, '24, '26, '27, '28, '30S, '36, '36S & 6 nd's), '39S, '05P bison error
    Cents: 7 wheats ('36, '37, '39, '40, 2 x '41, '43 - all coin counter finds)

    Total silver: 90.8248 ozs

  2. #2
    The early weasel gets the kill

    Aug 2012
    Eastern Seaboard
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  3. #3
    Nov 2010
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    Beautiful coin! You are right about most people not having any idea about coins. As you said, there loss....


  4. #4
    Apr 2012
    Left coast
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    You win.


    We need to get a set of merit badges for coin roll huntings. This would definitely be one of the badges.
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  5. #5
    Expert CRH'er/ Newb Dirt Fisherman

    Oct 2012
    Fema Region 3
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    Woah!!! That is an awesome score!

    Maybe someday... haha

  6. #6
    Mar 2012
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 101 Garrett Ace 250
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    That is Awesome, I always ask for the big old dollars just in case they hand me something like this. Super score! HH, Maverick.
    Is it just me, or is "Douche-Bag" the new norm in society?

    ​Common Courtesy isn't very common anymore is it.....

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    Charter Member
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
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  8. #8
    Dec 2011
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    Coin Roll Hunting
    Awesome score! Something I'm sure all of us dream about!

  9. #9
    Aug 2011
    476 times
    Quote Originally Posted by bblair View Post
    Awesome score! Something I'm sure all of us dream about!
    yeah I know other CRHers have posted finding Silver Eagles but I never thought I'd ever find one myself. But I have found other silver dollar coins in the past. My best silver dollar score was in April 2011 when I was at another bank asking for halves and once again reluctantly bought some big dollar coins the teller told me they had thinking once again they were just more clad Ikes. I was sure surprised then as well when I realized I was buying real silver dollar coins...4 Morgans: 1878, 1878S, 1899, and an 1901O. The 1899 is a better date with a mintage of only 330,000 and I believe grades about Fine and I think lists for as much as $130 in this condition. I never posted a pic of that score on here before so I thought I'd go ahead and show a pic of the 1899 now. My best single coin silver @ face score....over 100 x fv.

    Although I just remembered I have found a couple of really nice XF/XF+ '50D nic's that might be worth as much as $5 or so, so those would be about 100 x fv as well.....although those aren't silver but they were sure sweet finds as well.

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  10. #10
    Aug 2011
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    Nice i found one at a clean up job

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    May 2012
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    Oct 2011
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    Feb 2012
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