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  1. #1
    Feb 2010
    1473 times

    Witnessed Silver Attempting to Enter the Supply Chain

    Was standing in line today waiting to cash a ticket from the coin counter when a woman walked in with ~5 quart sized baggies filled with half dollars. I didn't think anything off it as I assumed she was a hunter or maybe her husband was and she was helping out. Either way she and her son starting dumping the halves slowly into the machine and I her silver hitting the reject tray. I walk over (I have my son with me as well) and mention that some of the coins are worth more than $0.50. She's nice and open to help/discussion. Turns out her father passed away several months ago, collected coins and she's just trying to get rid of them (said she has like ~15 more bags of halves plus 'other coins'). My son and I pulled out 48 40%ers and 5 90%ers for the ~$500 worth of halves they had. I showed her the website of a local coin store that lists buy prices for coins, showed them what they're worth and gave her their contact info. I also offered to help sort / identify the remaining coins. She said she'd give me a call in a day or so and we can go through them.

    Ultimately I will attempt to purchase the collection, but either way it didn't seem right watching someone pour them into the machine, even though I love finding them when they do. I'll update the thread if/when I hear back from then.

  2. #2
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Whites, MXT.
    3972 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Your generous spirit is refreshing ! I want to be more like that !! True wealth abides in having a heart like that .
    weighit, TxAg, ramjet2187 and 1 others like this.

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    Feb 2014
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    Whites Spectrum XLT, Garrett AT Pro, Macro pinpointer, Garrett carrot pinpointer, Lesch digger
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    You are an honorable and honest man. Thank you for the example
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  4. #4
    Charter Member
    Jan 2009
    South East Tennessee on Ga, Ala line
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    You are a good man. An honest hunter all the way around.
    Please read our rules and enjoy the site. TreasureNet.com Rules

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  5. #5
    Feb 2012
    1829 times
    Coin roll hunting
    Your kindness will be returned ten-fold somewhere sometime in the future. You get an A+
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  6. #6
    Mar 2005
    164 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Very, very nicely done! A rarely expressed and sorely needed alternate viewpoint to the profiteering side of CRHing.
    Last edited by Immy; Mar 11, 2018 at 04:03 AM.
    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny: 1940 (10/12/18)
    Silver: 1964-D dime (7/7/18)

  7. #7
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
    2178 times
    silver surfing
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    Nice job!

    I have in the past, offered $ to help an heir with a collection, "but, you aren't a liscensed coin dealer", so they sold for much less.
    When I listen to LED ZEPPELIN...so do my neighbors

  8. #8
    Aug 2012
    Whites, Garrett
    736 times
    Gold Panning, Metal detecting, beach combing, shooting, photography, genealogy, gardening
    good job!

    I have never witnessed that but a teller who has sold me some halves has, twice, he ended up paying them 50 cents each, I bought them from him for silver value. Myself I would certainly hope that I would offer silver if they wanted to get rid of them quick or as you did, offer to help. I downloaded the coin app for pricing melt so I can so someone if I ever get that opportunity
    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

  9. #9

    Sep 2012
    428 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Very appropriate response to the situation.
    Nicely done.



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