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    CRH'ing before 1964?

    Piggybacking on flinthunters post about finding 10 bags of wheat Cents in the 70's with just 2 Indian head cents.

    Quote Originally Posted by FormerTeller View Post
    To me the interesting thing is the proportion of Indian Cents to wheats. Shows how much Indians were picked out of change and hoarded from 1910 to 1960.
    I was curious if anybody here had roll hunted in the early 60's or before? Stories?
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    CRH'ing before 1964?

    While he didn’t Coin Roll hunt, my grandfather worked at a vending machine company in the early 70s. He would empty the coin drop box and refill the product. He pulled out any silver coins or old cents and refilled them with modern coins ( No, it was no illegal lol.) I’ll guesstimate and say he has maybe 250 silver dimes and quarters from just doing that. I looked through them and even found a few barber dimes. All in the 70s!
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    Yes - I was a coin collector as a kid in the late 1950's and early 1960's. I'd buy a few rolls of pennies at the bank, sort through them, then take them in an exchange for more. Sound familiar? My sister filled almost completely one of those blue Whitman coin folders (the "modern" volume at the time) from pocket change. I believe the only penny she didn't locate was a 1955-S. One roll in particular I remember very well because I think it was a collector's and he (or she) took the wrong one to the bank. It had a number of Wheaties, a few Indian Heads, and a very worn Flying Eagle!

    Some banks weren't familiar with the process. We drove from Ohio to Florida around 1961 and to pass the time in the car I'd sort through rolls and then in the next town go to the bank and exchange for a few more. One time I handed the teller my two or three rolls and asked for two or three rolls and she just handed back to me the ones I'd just set down!

    When silver coins went out KvonM wrote several times that smart people would start putting them aside - even, in his own words, if they had to skip a lunch or two to do it.

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    Not really coin roll hunting but around 1959 or 60 I started pocket change hunting. There were no credit cards and most grownups had a pocket full of loose change. Family members and a couple close family friends would let me search what was in their pocket or purse. Buffalos were common and you sometimes found a Standing Liberty Quarter, although most of the SLQ's were dateless. I used to keep my older Walking Halves but had no problem spending the halves minted in the 40's and newer. Sure wish I knew then what I know now. Oh well, you know what they say about hind sight being 20/20.
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    I was a kid before 1963, and remember spending Walkers and SLQ's.
    I saw an Andy Griffin movie awhile back named 'A Face In The Crowd'. It was about a hillbilly grifter that got a tv show where he acted like he was Will Rogers. It was set in the late 50's or early 60's.
    Anyway, he asks all his fans to send in a half dollar. After they had been sending them in awhile he comes out with a wheelbarrow full of halfs, all pre-JFK!
    How would you like to cherry pick that?!!

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    Been coin collecting since the early 60's, back then CRH was just a part of coin collecting as one and the same. Wish I started stacking & stacking back then til now. Of course back then everything was silver & Wheaties, who could afford to save every Rosie & GW then.

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    At the LCS I've opened circulating cent rolls from the 60s. Nothing special, just a mix of average wheats and a few memorials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer D View Post
    Been coin collecting since the early 60's, back then CRH was just a part of coin collecting as one and the same. Wish I started stacking & stacking back then til now. Of course back then everything was silver & Wheaties, who could afford to save every Rosie & GW then.
    I know what you mean, why bother stacking back then? It was all silver...who would have thought they'd debase our money? I was three years old in '65.
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    When my Dad and Mom first got married in 1968, they would visit her Grandmother, (my Great) in Boston. She was in charge of the weekly Beano games, and the money was all quarters.
    My Dad used most of his paycheck every week stacking silver, did it for years into the 1970’s...
    His paycheck was something silly, like $60 per week, and now 50 years later, he’s still got those stacks, a crazy amount that I honestly don’t know how much, but it’s an A$$ ton.
    And what is Beano?.... it’s code for Bingo, which was frowned upon, that’s what I was told.
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    Did your dad sell off any in the silver run ups, either in the 80's or 8 years ago?
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    Back around '62 '63 my brother and I used to sneak silver dollars from my Dad's dresser and buy hamburgers at Friendlies. He would yell at us but I told him he could get more at the bank, which back then was the truth
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    I was pretty young and helped my father check the baskets of coins at the local church. His job was to roll the change in the offering plate into rolls. He was date hunting quarters, dimes and silver nickles and would replace the ones he found with coins that matched the total amount, not the exact same coin. That was all through the late 60's. He died and the piles of coins were stacked in boxes and cans in various spots in the house for years. I ended up selling the majority of the silver when the prices were up in the $48 per oz range. Took a check for $10,147 to my mom and said dad wanted you to have this....she had no idea that all those ugle coins were worth anything, thats when I heard she had been buying bread and grocerys with them for years!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by weighit View Post
    I was pretty young and helped my father check the baskets of coins at the local church. His job was to roll the change in the offering plate into rolls. He was date hunting quarters, dimes and silver nickles and would replace the ones he found with coins that matched the total amount, not the exact same coin. That was all through the late 60's. He died and the piles of coins were stacked in boxes and cans in various spots in the house for years. I ended up selling the majority of the silver when the prices were up in the $48 per oz range. Took a check for $10,147 to my mom and said dad wanted you to have this....she had no idea that all those ugle coins were worth anything, thats when I heard she had been buying bread and grocerys with them for years!!!
    Great story. Warms my heart.
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    From my experience as a kid in the 50s, there was no need to hunt through coin rolls, the coins were in circulation and available.
    For example, I still have a dozen dateless SLQs from either 1916 or 1917 (one is an "S").
    My dad worked 'in the big city'; he would come home nightly with a pocket full of coins that I would cull through; easy pickins.
    Don........
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    Sorry Honey, I can’t. I’ve got plans with my metal detector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FormerTeller View Post
    Did your dad sell off any in the silver run ups, either in the 80's or 8 years ago?
    Sorry for the delay....
    As far as I know, he’s never sold a coin.
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