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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS View Post
    Yes they claimed it was a thick planchet, the specific gravity was 9.85 a 90% is 10.12 but the weight is 12.53 grams.

    I am thinking of cracking it and getting a second opinion from PCGS
    They claimed it was a think planchet?......and it says that on your slab? ......if not, how do you what they thought about it?......just curious.....

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    It doesn't say thick it says oversize planchet, also on the written report it gives the Specific Gravity and weight in grams and tells they feel it is a oversize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Death&Taxes View Post
    I've got 100s of Ks behind me. I know this hobby better than anyone.
    "K's" is that strike outs i.e. skunks? or hundreds of boxes?

    I did CRHing from about 1999 to 2010 and found 4 90% Kennedy's and then in 2010 hit two CWR that were solid silver, all Walkers. Then tried some boxes but it was total skunks so dropped out until this past November. I hit several really good boxes, you can check my other posts to see how I did, they were all Garda until this week when I got my first two Loomis boxes. If they only put 1 40% in each box they messed up on my first box. Also if you got 10k of boxes shouldn't you have gotten 10 40% instead of 1 for all of them if they are putting one in each box, maybe you are missing them.

    Oh BTW I was told by a couple banks that they pay a flat fee to the courier regardless of what they order (others pay by the box) and if that is true they don't make more money by delivering more boxes, just sayin
    Last edited by Ben Cartwright SASS; Mar 02, 2018 at 03:16 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS View Post
    It doesn't say thick it says oversize planchet, also on the written report it gives the Specific Gravity and weight in grams and tells they feel it is a oversize.
    Isn't that a good ruling? What do you want PCGS to say that wasn't said by this company?
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    I was just thinking of acting on what my coin dealer told me. Exact same weight as a 90%, specific gravity at the very top edge of 40% and lower edge of 90%.

    Probably is a thick 40% and my put it on Ebay as such
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    Quote Originally Posted by Death&Taxes View Post
    Thanks for the info. I too am in the Metrowest, and placed several big orders from a bank that uses Loomis. Time for me to steal some of your silver XD.
    Let me know what you find.

    In January I went through 12 boxes with only 1 40% but back in Dec and in Feb I hit two monster boxes. I have 4 boxes coming in next week, 2 Loomis and 2 Garda
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    Quote Originally Posted by Death&Taxes View Post
    I've got 100s of Ks behind me. I know this hobby better than anyone.
    Respectfully, No, you don't.

    There are people here that have been doing it since the 1950's.
    There are people here who have been through Millions in coin.
    There's even one guy here who got a job at a coin sorting facility just to find out exactly what goes on in the process.
    They are not salting the boxes.
    They are not culling silver(Canada does).

    We all can learn more from each other, no one has a monopoly on knowledge.

    My best box ever was a Loomis box that gave up over 180 silver half dollars. Back then I was doing $15k/week. Worst boxes were Brinks, I rarely got anything in them but they were mostly BOA in my area and I refuse to go there anymore so no big loss.
    Garda used to produce fairly well when my banks were using a service from Delaware. When they switched to one in NJ, finds fell way down.
    Last edited by markmopar; Mar 07, 2018 at 05:07 AM.

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    What did the guy who worked in the sorting unit find, is there a thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markmopar View Post
    Respectfully, No, you don't.

    There are people here that have been doing it since the 1950's.
    There are people here who have been through Millions in coin.
    There's even one guy here who got a job at a coin sorting facility just to find out exactly what goes on in the process.
    They are not salting the boxes.
    They are not culling silver(Canada does).

    We all can learn more from each other, no one has a monopoly on knowledge.

    My best box ever was a Loomis box that gave up over 180 silver half dollars. Back then I was doing $15k/week. Worst boxes were Brinks, I rarely got anything in them but they were mostly BOA in my area and I refuse to go there anymore so no big loss.
    Garda used to produce fairly well when my banks were using a service from Delaware. When they switched to one in NJ, finds fell way down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markmopar View Post
    Respectfully, No, you don't.

    There are people here that have been doing it since the 1950's.
    There are people here who have been through Millions in coin.
    There's even one guy here who got a job at a coin sorting facility just to find out exactly what goes on in the process.
    They are not salting the boxes.
    They are not culling silver(Canada does).

    We all can learn more from each other, no one has a monopoly on knowledge.

    My best box ever was a Loomis box that gave up over 180 silver half dollars. Back then I was doing $15k/week. Worst boxes were Brinks, I rarely got anything in them but they were mostly BOA in my area and I refuse to go there anymore so no big loss.
    Garda used to produce fairly well when my banks were using a service from Delaware. When they switched to one in NJ, finds fell way down.
    What gives you the position to make claims about how experienced I am? This is absolutely ridiculous. I've been doing the hobby in one way or another since the 70s, and I've seen it all. Based on the number of 40s I've accumulated, I've gone through hundreds of thousands in halves since the silver bubble burst. I did quarters, dimes, nickels, and something around $3000 in pennies (based on my # of coppers which I recently turned in) since I was a kid. I am an experienced numismatist, who collects rare coins (NOT FROM CIRCULATION), rare paper money, and all sorts of valuable errors and varieties. And you get two likes for mouthing off about someone you have never met.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Death&Taxes View Post
    . . . I know this hobby better than anyone . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by Death&Taxes View Post
    . . . always S&S or Brinks that gives me collection dumps . . .
    I see where you're coming from. It takes an extremely talented CRH'er to get collection dumps from a company that supplies paper products to the coin processors (N. F. String and Son).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LooseChange View Post
    I see where you're coming from. It takes an extremely talented CRH'er to get collection dumps from a company that supplies paper products to the coin processors (N. F. String and Son).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS View Post
    What did the guy who worked in the sorting unit find, is there a thread?
    I believe his handle name was "Lui21" a few years ago. Haven't seen his postings in a long time, think he dropped off the site. Never said what company he worked for. He DID WORK FOR A COIN PROCESSOR, and provided all of us some very useful info about the inner workings at his place. Sorry to see him go.
    True, no one is an EXPERT in CRH or coin collecting, we all have something to learn here on TN. I've been collecting since the early 60's, and A LONG WAY FROM KNOWING IT ALL. HH , DozerD
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    I know someone who worked for loomis. They donít cull silver period

 

 
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