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  1. #16
    May 2018
    White's MXT Tesoro Cibola Tesoro Golden Sabre Plus Garrett ADS Master Hunter 7
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    Congrats on the great box. I gave up on dimes after 2 skunk boxes of those little things. But the halves have been just about as bad - except for 2 boxes in January that produced nearly all my silver for the year. Finding about half what I found last year.

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

    Running 2019 CRH: Boxes of halves searched: 69; dimes: 10
    Total skunk boxes: 49 halves (71%), 9 dimes (90%)
    90% halves from boxes: 30
    40% halves from boxes: 112
    Silver dimes from boxes: 1
    Silver halves from teller trays: 16 - 40% halves
    Coinstar silver: 3 quarters, 1 dime

  2. #17

    Dec 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Garrett Ace 250
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    For halves, 100 silvers in a box has been the standard (10% of the box), but when I first started watching this forum, those happened with surprising frequency compared to now.

    Dimes have been much more heavily searched historically due to the difference in how much they circulate. A true apple to apples dream box of 10% of the box would be 250 silver dimes in a box for dimes. That seems a bit high to me.

    These are just my opinion on standards based on my own observations of how frequently finds of this magnitude show up, but here goes:

    * dollars - 1+ silver dollar of any variety -- not aware of boxes or bags being found anywhere and most have already been pulled from circulation. I have only found 4 ever and all were found in one bank stop.
    * halves - 100+ silvers in a box (10%)
    * quarters - 20+ silvers in a box (1%)
    * dimes - 50+ silvers in a box (2%)
    * nickels - 50+ war nickels and pre-Jefferson nickels combined (2.5%)
    * cents - 250+ wheat cents, IH cents, and flying eagle cents combined (10%)

    I thought about posting this as its own thread as it would probably spur more discussion, but decided to just leave it here. If someone else wants to start another thread for discussion, feel free.

    Regardless of the definition of a "dream" box, it was still a really nice box. Congrats!

    The one thing I think we can all agree on is the "nightmare" box... a skunk that is also short coins. I don't think we need to define how many coins short are required as one is too many. The shorter it is, the worse the nightmare.
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  3. #18
    Feb 2012
    2291 times
    Coin roll hunting

    What qualifies as a dime Dream box?!

    GMan: it's those Nightmare boxes that causes people to jump ship out of the hobby.

    If 50-dimes make up a Dream Box, then over the course of the past 4-years I've found 2 Dream boxes, 71 & 98 silvers. I'm still dreaming about the 98. Keep hunting.
    Last edited by Dozer D; Apr 24, 2019 at 11:59 AM.

  4. #19

    Dec 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Garrett Ace 250
    116 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    My idea of a dream box is "possible, but very infrequent".

    Although I generally did bags and not boxes, over the course of the millions of coins/year I sorted through when I was CRH'ing heavy a few years back I think I ended up finding:
    * one or two dream bags of dimes and even then they might have fallen just short as I think they $500 bags, so the ratio may have been too low to qualify
    * found 4 silver dollars in one stop
    * one dream partial box of nickels
    * a couple dream bags of cents
    * and one or two dream bags/partial bags of halves

    Never got one with quarters as the closest I came was either 10 or 12 silver quarters in a bag and it was at least a $500 bag so definitely well short of the criteria.

  5. #20
    Feb 2012
    2291 times
    Coin roll hunting
    GMan: if you got 10-12 qtrs from a bag, I wonder what else was in the dime & half dollar bags, probably all came in from the same person.

  6. #21
    Poet—Traveler—Soldier of Fortune

    Mar 2012
    1430 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Awesome score!
    The sun shines
    And people forget

  7. #22
    Charter Member
    Oct 2014
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
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    I would call that a great box, congrats!

  8. #23
    Jan 2007
    DFX & SE
    17 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    That's a dream box in my book.
    Especially with that barber.
    Never had much luck with boxes but like Gman, I scored some nice bags in the past- here's one:

    I dont post my finds much, but when I do...
    Last edited by TxTim; May 16, 2019 at 09:50 PM.
    Pinpoint twice, dig once!

  9. #24
    Expert CRH'er/ Newb Dirt Fisherman

    Oct 2012
    Fema Region 3
    Ace 250, garret pro pointer, sawtooth gator
    774 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    For dimes that would be a dream box IMO. I think the best I ever found was 2 in a box, but I only ever did 50 or so boxes.

    Sick finds. HH
    There is a war on for your mind(whether you know it yet or not)

    “Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul


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