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  1. #31
    us
    Feb 2008
    southern NJ/southeast VA
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Death&Taxes View Post
    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.
    Simply this: you ASSumed you know all(and proclaimed it loudly, in public, for all to see) when the simple fact of life is that there is ALWAYS someone who knows more, runs faster, hits harder, jumps higher, sees better, moves quicker, speaks better, is taller, is more talented, plays better, shoots straighter, etc. than ourselves. Just because you think you haven't met him or her doesn't mean they're not out there, or here, as the case may be.
    Happy hunting!

  2. #32
    us
    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
    Whites, Garrett
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    Gold Panning, Metal detecting, beach combing, shooting, photography, genealogy, gardening
    Quote Originally Posted by mark1982 View Post
    I know someone who worked for loomis. They donít cull silver period
    That is what I thoiught. It is always easy to explain skunks as "it was culled" when in reality silver in the last several decades depends totally on people putting silver back in circulation either by dumping it in CC's rolling it or spending it. There is no other way it gets out there and that doesn't happen that often but still often enough so we can find it.
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2018 Totals: 148 40% 44 90%, Dimes 16, Quarters 45

    2018 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 253/300

  3. #33
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    Mr.

    Jan 2017
    Liberal Country (Mass)
    The only two certainties in life are death and taxes. Hell, the government here even has a tax on death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer D View Post
    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
    Yeah, I remember him. He said he sorted out the silver for all the bosses.

  4. #34
    us
    Mr.

    Jan 2017
    Liberal Country (Mass)
    The only two certainties in life are death and taxes. Hell, the government here even has a tax on death.
    171
    54 times
    Not Coin Roll Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by markmopar View Post
    Simply this: you ASSumed you know all(and proclaimed it loudly, in public, for all to see) when the simple fact of life is that there is ALWAYS someone who knows more, runs faster, hits harder, jumps higher, sees better, moves quicker, speaks better, is taller, is more talented, plays better, shoots straighter, etc. than ourselves. Just because you think you haven't met him or her doesn't mean they're not out there, or here, as the case may be.
    Happy hunting!
    As you so graciously explained, I may not be the smartest person in the room. But my thoughts are still valuable to this forum as a whole, and the silver culling is a theory worth pondering. You know the plastic-wrapped Brinks dime boxes? I've probably bought at least two dozen of them over the years, and I NEVER found a single silver dime. IT IS A CERTAINTY that they were culled. I get skunked on about 1/2 of my dime boxes from Loomis and S & S. Let's pretend that number was 7/8, to be really generous. 0.875^24 (4%) is the probability that I am skunked on all 24 of the boxes. If I was skunked on 1/2 of all boxes, the odds would be 0.5^24 that I would be skunked on all 24, or 1/16777216 times. It is beyond doubt that the Brinks people in my area sort out the silver dimes.

    Happy hunting

  5. #35
    us
    Feb 2008
    southern NJ/southeast VA
    960
    92 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I averaged 2 dimes per Brinks box when I was doing them(the clear plastic sure made it easy). Wasn't worth doing it after the losses to the machines. It worked out that buying dimes from my local store was cheaper.

  6. #36
    us
    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
    Whites, Garrett
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    Gold Panning, Metal detecting, beach combing, shooting, photography, genealogy, gardening
    I am going to go by the bank that has sold me bags in the past and see if they have any bags in the vault.
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2018 Totals: 148 40% 44 90%, Dimes 16, Quarters 45

    2018 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 253/300

 

 
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