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    OH, soooooo close

    Was doing my bank rounds Saturday morning for dime boxes, and I try to ask every chance I get, for any loose big IKEs or halves. The one teller I was at, while getting a dime box, I asked for IKEs & halves. The teller at next window pipes up & says "I have some big ones". She immediately pulls out 5 big coins and was proceeding to hand them to me, BUT at the last moment she picks out one of the coins, and says, "oh, I have someone who saves these". I could see the large white rim and the big eagle feathers of the reverse, as a PEACE DOLLAR. I was so frustrated, sooooo close, but yet !!!!!!! I just hate when tellers do that RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. Just wish that she never mentioned or showed them at all. Oh darn it anyway. Parted the scene with only taking my dime box and 4-big IKEs.

    Anyone else get the same treatment?
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    Randy

    Feb 2015
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    You can demand that she give it to you. They are not supposed to say no to you or save things. Would have been worth a shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    You can demand that she give it to you. They are not supposed to say no to you or save things. Would have been worth a shot
    I don't recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    You can demand that she give it to you. They are not supposed to say no to you or save things. Would have been worth a shot
    I was going to make it a big issue right then and there, but I use that branch as a PICK UP branch., therefore, let it be. Guess I have to ask only when that teller is absent.

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    I could be wrong but think tellers keep their own change trays looked up when not working, I doni't think they use communal trays. I have had tellers tell me so and so has some but he is not here right now.

    I feel your pain on the Peace dollar!
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    2018 Totals: Halves: 200 40% 59 90%, Dimes: 33, Quarters: 46

    2018 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 354/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 40, bags 3, CWR 4, loose 678 : Dimes boxes 4, bags 5, BWR 31, CWR 7 : Quarters boxes 0, bags 9, CWR 36
    47,738 halves searched 61,580 dimes searched 36,000 quarters searched
    MILES Driven 3,600

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    Ben:
    I think you're right there, cuz I asked a teller one time about do they have to count and turn in to the main vault their coin drawer, she said no, it stays within their drawer.

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    now you know how the dogs feel in those races chasing the whatever they use
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    Dozer
    Look on the bright side, skip your coffee on the way to work for a week and buy a Peace Dollar at the coin dealer.

    Actually I put aside my change (that my wife doesn't get) and every week or two buy some junk silver
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2018 Totals: Halves: 200 40% 59 90%, Dimes: 33, Quarters: 46

    2018 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 354/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 40, bags 3, CWR 4, loose 678 : Dimes boxes 4, bags 5, BWR 31, CWR 7 : Quarters boxes 0, bags 9, CWR 36
    47,738 halves searched 61,580 dimes searched 36,000 quarters searched
    MILES Driven 3,600

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    I almost had a similar experience once, but the teller just wasn't quite knowledgeable enough. I had gone to the counter asking for halves and the teller was kind enough (so I thought) to go around and collect all the tellers' halves for me. After acquiring all they had, he stops at a counter a little ways behind the main counter to double-check the count. As always I'm listening for that sweet sound as he's stacking/counting the halves. We both hear it. Clink...clink...clink....CLANK! When he hears it, he grabs the coin and looks at the date, gets a funny look on his face and sets it back down. CLANK! again. He rechecks the coin, shrugs and adds it to the pile. I already knew what it was going to be. 90% modern silver proof.

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    Mr.

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    You have to play your cards right. Just subtly mention the coin and gauge their response. If they seem like a weak-minded person, make a scene. If not, tell them that they can keep it because you have plenty of them in your collection and they are only worth $1.25 each (or some other low number). They likely do not know how much it is worth. This will make them reconsider their efforts when saving it, and they may give you more in the future. This works fine, but don't get caught in the bluff with an experienced and strong-willed sniper; you will not gain anything and you will lose reputation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Death&Taxes View Post
    If they seem like a weak-minded person, make a scene. If not, tell them that they can keep it because you have plenty of them in your collection and they are only worth $1.25 each (or some other low number). They likely do not know how much it is worth.
    I don't particularly recommend lying either, at least not when you can so easily get called out. As you noted, your reputation can suffer drastically.

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    Oh yes I have a running tally in my head of almost getting coins n old bills. I play them in my mind at night, how I could have said or done something different. Then I switch to the few good luck scores I have gotten. I just had one. It's like a dream. I walked into my usual bank and the new teller has eight Franklin's sitting on her teller table. They aren't even in the tray. I had to double check I was awake! I asked if I could have them. She said the person in front of me brought them in and I was saving her the Trouble of trying to roll them up since she didn't have enough to fill a roll.i gave her two chocolate bars �� . I hope she stays for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommybuckets View Post
    Oh yes I have a running tally in my head of almost getting coins n old bills. I play them in my mind at night,
    Often to get myself to fall asleep I daydream that I have found either a full box or a bunch of rolls from someone's Seated Liberty half dollar collection...
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2018 Totals: Halves: 200 40% 59 90%, Dimes: 33, Quarters: 46

    2018 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 354/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 40, bags 3, CWR 4, loose 678 : Dimes boxes 4, bags 5, BWR 31, CWR 7 : Quarters boxes 0, bags 9, CWR 36
    47,738 halves searched 61,580 dimes searched 36,000 quarters searched
    MILES Driven 3,600

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    I've had that happen too Dozer... Just the other day with 4 silver washingtons in her tray, said she's keeping them for herself. This has happened so many times I've lost count to be honest. Show you and then tuck it away... It's the worst.
    CRH 2018 silver to date 100.6632 oz
    CRH 2017 final silver total 92.0501 oz

  15. #15
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    I had that happen last week. I heard the silver, saw the shiny and watched her slide it off to the side of her keyboard. I mentioned I'd like that one, too. She said "No", I said Yes, she said No, i quietly said "that's a bit unprofessional, isn't it? To do that right in front of me?" She snarkily asked if I was "even a customer". When I said yes, for many years, she gave me the coin. I do not recommend this approach where you don't have a good relationship with the managers and a working knowledge of their procedures.
    Funny part is, the shiny one was a 40%, the other four dirty ones she gave me were 90%!

 

 
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