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    Sep 2016
    Texas
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    Slim pickings so far this year

    I search bags of nickels, dimes, quarters and halves when I can get them from my bank. I also search between 6-10 boxes of halves per week. To say the finds have been few and far between this year is an understatement.

    Aside from one quarter bag in January that had 10 silver Washingtons, the rest has been super slow.

    My silver results through January-February over the last 3 years are:

    2017 - 32 ounces (51K searched)
    2018 - 36 ounces (47K searched)
    2019 - 9 ounces (55K searched)

    I hope you are all doing better than me!

    I'll keep plugging away. I'm on my way to pick up six boxes of halves after I post this.

    Happy hunting!
    Last edited by mrbks22; Mar 07, 2019 at 12:07 PM.

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    us
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    WHUDDABOUT pennies they always have gobs of errors, and gluten loaded Wheat

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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    Wow! That's a lot of boxes! I have done two with one more coming from the bank, they sort of forgot to order it.

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    I still think it's all just hit or miss. I have searched six boxes per week this year except with two weeks missed and am at 17.5 oz so far which is higher than last year for me. It will pick back up! Keep chugging.
    2019 Totals
    Rosies
    Mercs
    IHC
    Wheats 33
    War Nickels
    Buffalo
    V Nickel
    Quarters 1
    1964 Ken 13
    40% 85
    Bens 5
    Walkers 3

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2016
    Texas
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    I do bags of pennies too...I just don't track it as well. The very first bag of coins I ever bought from this bank had exactly 500 wheaties in it. I haven't hit that many since, but a few Indians along the way.

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    Sep 2016
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    I've hunted two of the 6 boxes so far. Skunk on box one and 10 40's and 1 64 in the 2nd so that's a big plus!

  7. #7
    us
    May 2018
    Maryland
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbks22 View Post
    I've hunted two of the 6 boxes so far. Skunk on box one and 10 40's and 1 64 in the 2nd so that's a big plus!
    After 21 consecutive skunk boxes of halves, I would be thrilled with that. Picking up two more boxes today so hope springs eternal. I don't even care if the skunks force me to give up - because that will get me back in the field more with a metal detector.
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    Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
    - Mark Twain






    Running 2019 CRH: Boxes of halves searched: 43; dimes: 2
    Total skunk boxes: 28 halves, 2 dimes
    90% halves from boxes: 29
    40% halves from boxes: 93
    Silver halves from teller trays: 16 - 40% halves
    Coinstar silver: 3 quarters, 1 dime

  8. #8
    us
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    Nice second box, send some of those up my way. My two boxes this week both were skunks

  9. #9
    us
    May 2018
    Maryland
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    Just finished two more skunk boxes of halves - that's 23 consecutive. But I did find my first 87-D half, to go with the 87-P half found in August.

    If it ever stops raining this year, I'll be out looking for silver the old-fashioned way - with a metal detector.
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    Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
    - Mark Twain






    Running 2019 CRH: Boxes of halves searched: 43; dimes: 2
    Total skunk boxes: 28 halves, 2 dimes
    90% halves from boxes: 29
    40% halves from boxes: 93
    Silver halves from teller trays: 16 - 40% halves
    Coinstar silver: 3 quarters, 1 dime

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    After 21 consecutive skunk boxes of halves, I would be thrilled with that. Picking up two more boxes today so hope springs eternal. I don't even care if the skunks force me to give up - because that will get me back in the field more with a metal detector.
    My finds lately have been similarly bad.

  11. #11

    May 2017
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    This past week I searched 5 Loomis boxes. There still is silver out there, but it comes in batches:
    1) 1 x 90%er
    2) 9 x 90%ers & 11 x 40%ers
    3) 2 x 90%ers & 4 x 40%ers (box 2 & 3 were companion boxes from the same branch)
    4) 0 silver
    5) 0 silver
    I did find 3 more 1974-D DDO.
    I will pick up 4-5 more boxes this week!

  12. #12
    us
    Oct 2011
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    Glad someone’s finding it! Nice results TX
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  13. #13
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    Mar 2015
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    Yea the dry spell has me weaned down to 1 box a week. I love it. Lees worrying about dumping coins and my mind is peaceful. I still have the starving choking feeling that I am not finding silver but that should pass lol. 1 90% , 4 40% last week. Second best box of the year.
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  14. #14
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    Sep 2016
    Texas
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    The other 4 boxes from last week were skunky. Hoping for better luck with my 6 boxes tomorrow!

  15. #15
    us
    May 2018
    Maryland
    White's MXT Tesoro Cibola Tesoro Golden Sabre Plus Garrett ADS Master Hunter 7
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    Sneaking out of Skunktown? After 24 consecutive skunk boxes, we (ok, my wife...) found a 1966 and 1967 half in her box. Hoping to put Skunktown in the rear-view mirror.


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






    Running 2019 CRH: Boxes of halves searched: 43; dimes: 2
    Total skunk boxes: 28 halves, 2 dimes
    90% halves from boxes: 29
    40% halves from boxes: 93
    Silver halves from teller trays: 16 - 40% halves
    Coinstar silver: 3 quarters, 1 dime

 

 
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