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    CJ9 is offline
    Dec 2018
    NYC area
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    new to site

    Hello, I am new to this site, and I congratulate everyone here on their finds. I know what it is like to be skunked for a long time as well as finding a large collection. I have CRHed since I was a kid - started with looking for wheatback cents in the late 1970s and 1980s and then figured out sometime in the 1990s that I could find silver halves. I have searched pretty much on a consistent basis since then, but not the volume that I have read about most of the members here do. I search anything but quarters because of the low return. I like CWR best and I do not order boxes, because I was skunked every time I ordered a box of halves or dimes. Like I said, I don't do a lot of volume at once - I typically go into each bank and buy $50 or $60 of dimes, nickles and pennies, and then ask for halves or large dollars. I have accounts at like 5 or 6 banks. This also makes it easier for me to dump coins back. I guess being in the NYC area, I am fortunate that there are plenty of banks.

    Today I got about $120 of coins and got skunked outside of some nickel rolls. Three rolls had no coins newer than 1970, and I got 4 war nickels (pic attached). I though that there would be buffaloes when I saw that these were old, but there were none. Anyway, i am no way complaining.
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  2. #2
    Sep 2015
    NC/SC Border
    293 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Welcome to the site. There is a wealth of knowledge, jokes and jabs (in good fun) so don't be shy to ask any questions. Happy Hunting...
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    Charter Member
    Dec 2006
    Left Coast
    XLT & Bigfoot
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ9 View Post
    I guess being in the NYC area, I am fortunate that there are plenty of banks.
    Welcome to t-net. Don't disappear. You are lucky in one way lots of banks in your area. My entire county has about 5 banks. But then the county population is smaller than 20 blocks in Manhattan.
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  4. #4
    May 2018
    White's MXT Tesoro Cibola Tesoro Golden Sabre Plus Garrett ADS Master Hunter 7
    924 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Welcome to tnet.

    Looking forward to reading your future post about finding a solid roll of gem 50-D nickels. They must be out there. It is a coin rare only because most were saved - at a time when saving rolls became popular. I've considered adding nickels to search for just this reason.

  5. #5
    Feb 2012
    2144 times
    Coin roll hunting
    CJ9: I would think that finding 4-war nicks out of $120 is pretty good. Congrats on your findings , and welcome to the forum TN. And yes, there are A LOT OF SKUNKS out there and they are growing larger. Unfortunately, we have NO bounty hunters looking for skunks.

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    CJ9 is offline
    Dec 2018
    NYC area
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    Thanks. I didnt search nickles much until recently because i dont save any unless they are key date, war, in new condition, or pre jefferson. I think nickels are worthwhile because generally people dont know about silver ones so they are somewhat available. I will say that finding wheatback cents has been getting much more difficult as of late. Used to be able to get solid or near solid wheat rolls - havent come close to that in years

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    Charter Member

    Nov 2013
    XP Deus, F75Ltd., AT PRO, Garrett pointer
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Welcome to Tnet.
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

  8. #8
    Aug 2012
    Whites, Garrett
    917 times
    Gold Panning, Metal detecting, beach combing, shooting, photography, genealogy, gardening
    Welcome to the fold
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2019 Totals: Halves: 43 40% 14 90%, Dimes: 6, Quarters: 0

    2019 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 63/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 21, bags 0, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 2, bags 1, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 0, bags 0, CWR 0

    MILES Driven 420

  9. #9
    Dec 2008
    Nice haul



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