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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2014
    West Metro, Mn
    576
    294 times
    Metal Detecting

    Not complaining but.....

    Well it happened again. Got a box of dimes last week and got skunked, got one today and got three silver dimes outta the lot. I'm not kidding you guys, every single dime box I have searched either has 3 silver dimes, or nothing. Guess three is my lucky number. Do you guys that do dimes ever get a really good box with 10+ silvers? I'm talking MWR here, not the CWR some of you guys cheat with Here are my three from tonight.

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2011
    vegas
    2,322
    1359 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    1.5 Avg is pretty good. Just need to up your volume and you can build up a pretty good stack of dimes. The most I pulled from a box was 4. I don't usually do dimes. I probably averaged less than 1/box. Some hunters on here that specialize in dimes seem to do ok at it. The key is to have a good dumping scheme - one where u get immediate credit & you're not using a counter that thinks they are pennies. Good luck to you!

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2013
    Skunksville
    Garrett AT Pro
    425
    146 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yup, dimes are funny. They can be good funny or bad funny. A couple of weeks ago I stopped at one of my pick ups and got 1k in dimes. One box had 6 including a Merc, next had 5, then 3, then 3. 17 silvers for the day. Two days later I went back and got another 1k. Completely skunked.

  4. #4

    Feb 2013
    957
    517 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    The most I have ever gotten in a dime box was 8 rosies. I usually only get one or two per box. I probably have done about 20 boxes with about 7 or 8 skunk boxes.

  5. #5

    Aug 2012
    1,453
    868 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I average about 1 per box.
    "The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins." Oliver Wendell Holmes.

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
    dirtfishing
    10,790
    2719 times
    silver surfing
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Ive only done about 350 boxes, usually I search customer rolled. My averages are about the same with both.
    Most ive hit was 7 silvers in a box. The boxes give up more mercs, silver Canadians, and Barbers.

  7. #7

    Apr 2013
    87
    28 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I've had a box or two with 10 or more, but those are rare. I average probably around 1.5-2 per box. I think this is typical. My goal each month is to try to complete 1 solid roll.

  8. #8

    Mar 2013
    2,114
    699 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    My best dime box came last year around this time- actually I got 3 stellar boxes in 1 week
    1 had 15, 1 had 18 then 1 had 19 I was really hoping to hit 20 in 1 box but never happened-
    Those were the good days when I was avg 3+ a box and able to fill a roll about every week- oh how I miss those days

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    just keep stacking, just keep stacking, stacking stacking stacking

  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2011
    America
    8,176
    1631 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by SanMartian View Post
    Yup, dimes are funny. They can be good funny or bad funny. A couple of weeks ago I stopped at one of my pick ups and got 1k in dimes. One box had 6 including a Merc, next had 5, then 3, then 3. 17 silvers for the day. Two days later I went back and got another 1k. Completely skunked.
    Chances are that either the bank got into an older batch sitting in the vault or they recently got a new shipment in. All of my boxes have codes on tgem, which is generally a good sign to if the boxes are related to each other or not.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2011
    America
    8,176
    1631 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    My best dime boxes were 33 silvers followed by 14 and 12. (The 14 & 12 silver boxes were from the same bank and only 4 silvers were Roosevelt. The rest were mercury dimes)...i haven't had much luck with dimes the past 6 months though. Many people are searching them, at least in my area.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  11. #11

    Aug 2012
    1,453
    868 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I found boxes that had over 50 silvers once but that was a total fluke collection dump. I definitely upped my volume over the next few weeks then...several boxes from the same batch but that was it.
    "The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins." Oliver Wendell Holmes.

  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2014
    West Metro, Mn
    576
    294 times
    Metal Detecting
    Interesting info guys. Seems the average for most is around 1.5 per box and baddbluff is probably right with simply increasing the volume to stack them up quick. I just find it funny that in my experience I either find none or 3 per box, never just one, never two, either three or skunk. I like dimes, they are easy to dump and a box is light and far less cumbersome than other coins, seems to draw less attention when dumping. I find it funny that accordselux seems to be the only one finding a collection dump in dimes, other than a probable collection dump by BB with 33. Seems the really big finds come mostly from halves, I would be interested to know how many find possible collection dumps in the smaller denomination coins. Think I'll get more dimes tomorrow, if history repeats itself tomorrow will be my skunk box day.

  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2011
    America
    8,176
    1631 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Let me tell ya, I've been searching 250+ dime boxes a year, at 6-8 per week, ($250 boxes), and I was averaging 1.2 silver dimes per box average this time last year, but this year I am averaging about 0.67 silvers per box, maybe less... I just did 8 dime boxes for one silver, a 1962d which was an obverse ender.
    Halves haven't been as good this year, either.
    Quote Originally Posted by bottlecap View Post
    Interesting info guys. Seems the average for most is around 1.5 per box and baddbluff is probably right with simply increasing the volume to stack them up quick. I just find it funny that in my experience I either find none or 3 per box, never just one, never two, either three or skunk. I like dimes, they are easy to dump and a box is light and far less cumbersome than other coins, seems to draw less attention when dumping. I find it funny that accordselux seems to be the only one finding a collection dump in dimes, other than a probable collection dump by BB with 33. Seems the really big finds come mostly from halves, I would be interested to know how many find possible collection dumps in the smaller denomination coins. Think I'll get more dimes tomorrow, if history repeats itself tomorrow will be my skunk box day.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  14. #14
    us
    Jan 2013
    Midwest
    78
    25 times
    Coin Roll Hunting
    My single box record is 6, it has happened on two very infrequent occasions.

  15. #15

    Nov 2012
    247
    102 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I've been focusing on dimes more lately than halves as my halve boxes have been dismal.

    I've been running in that 1.5 avg as well.

    It stands to reason though that our averages will go down as they have been minting a billion plus a year of them most every year for quite some time(2009 excluded)

    My best box is seven. Had one on Monday with three five pence in it. Go figure.

 

 
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