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Thread: I FINALLY got some silver!

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    I FINALLY got some silver!

    I don't make "extra" trips to my banks to look for coins. It's a fairly long way to drive and I got so many "we don't have any of those" replies last year, I didn't try too much in 2018 at all.

    So today, I had to make a deposit, so I could transfer funds to pay off a $40 credit card bill. I had a small amount of change in my pocket, so waltzed over to their coin counting machine to dump them in and spotted something big in the reject tray.

    Here it is:

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    I made the deposit and almost as an after thought asked the teller if she had any halves. She hesitated a moment and said yes, she had some in her tray. She said she had $12.50 worth so I took them, as she was counting them I noticed the lack of that coppery color the clad ones have.

    So I got another $12.50 in 40% halves at face. It's been a LONG time.

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    One is a bicentennial, which is the first one I have ever found in the wild. I assume the machine rejected them and the person had to turn them in to the teller and that, as they say, is that.

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    Congrats on that nice haul! We were all feeling so sorry for you just finding gold...

    For the first time, my teller had 10 halves - all clad between 1971 and 74.

    Got 4 boxes first week of 2019 - 3 skunk boxes and one with a 64, 66, and 67.
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    1. Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

    2. Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
    - Mark Twain






    Final 2018 CRH: Boxes of halves: 68
    Total skunk boxes: 30
    90% halves: 82
    40% halves: 171

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    Thanks Megalodon, I think I only got 2 gold anythings in 2018. 2017 was better with the gold but I didn't really do the beaches much in 2018 and I generally don't do parks.

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    Leave it to you to accidently find silver Haha...Nice score!!
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    Yup, just asked expected nothing to come out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Yup, just asked expected nothing to come out of it.
    Shows the value of asking rather than assuming they have nothing.
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    1. Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

    2. Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
    - Mark Twain






    Final 2018 CRH: Boxes of halves: 68
    Total skunk boxes: 30
    90% halves: 82
    40% halves: 171

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    Nice finds!!!
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    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2019 Totals: Halves: 14 40% 1 90%, Dimes: 6, Quarters: 0

    2019 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 21/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 7, bags 0, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 1, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 0, bags 0, CWR 0

    MILES Driven 122

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    I made the deposit and almost as an after thought asked the teller if she had any halves. She hesitated a moment and said yes, she had some in her tray.
    She probably hesitated because they were on her mind to buy them for herself. She couldn't refuse to sell them to you.
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    at yard sales I am dollardan

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    Just "TRYING" makes such a big shiny difference! Congrat's!!............63bkpkr
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    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

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