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Thread: By-Product of Edge Hunting

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    us
    Oct 2009
    Massachusetts
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    Metal Detecting

    By-Product of Edge Hunting

    Like a lot of people on this forum, I get halves by the box and unwrap them and look at the edge to see if anything noteworthy stands out.

    I do, however, examine every coin for impaired proofs, errors, etc.

    Yesterday, I didn't notice anything unusual with my edge exam. Individually, there was a surprise.

    I have attached 3 images -- one with the suspect coin in the middle of 4 clad halves, one of the suspect coin edge, and one with the coin itself.
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    us
    Oct 2011
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    Coin Roll Hunting
    When I hunt halves I do it by edge and then by sound. I kind of drop them one at a time from one hand to the other kind of like you would do playing with a stack of poker chips. If one of the coins is silver. It makes a very clear different sound than when the halves are all clad. Itís easier to watch tv this way while doing it. Nice save there!

  3. #3
    us
    ebay "ulster-relic"

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    port ewen ny
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    dirty ugly .... send it to me

  4. #4

    May 2017
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    Metal Detecting
    Same thing happened to me earlier this week, a very dirty 40%er. I caught because I look at every date. Good catch!
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  5. #5
    us
    May 2018
    Maryland
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Earlier this year I posted my disappointment with a box in which every roll was sliced along the side and then taped back - apparently by an edge hunter. Other CRHers here told me to still check every coin and sure enough, I found one very dirty 40% half missed by the edge hunter.


    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

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
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    I search for the non-silver clad edges. Those I pull, and reject. Anything with a white (silver) or unusual edge, I keep.
    Sorry, Iím on a fixed income.

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2012
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    Coin roll hunting
    Even when I do dime rim checks, if it looks unusually dirty or dark I date check. Good catch.

  8. #8
    us
    May 2018
    Maryland
    White's MXT Tesoro Cibola Tesoro Golden Sabre Plus Garrett ADS Master Hunter 7
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer D View Post
    Even when I do dime rim checks, if it looks unusually dirty or dark I date check. Good catch.
    Dozer, have you found any 1996-W dimes? Without date checking everything, I wonder if we might be missing these. Do you find late date S-mint silver proofs?


    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

  9. #9

    Dec 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Garrett Ace 250
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Before I even read your comment, I knew it was the middle one. Looking at the pic, the other 4 had the dual colored clad edge and the middle one didn't, it was just one solid color. Dirty/toned, but not two toned. The trickier ones are the dirty/toned 40% ones.

    I also always did an edge check and then a sound check for dimes, quarters, and halves where I would scan the edge and then drop them vertically and listen for the silver tone. Caught a few I missed that way, but not too many. Once in awhile you'll also find a magicians coin that is hollowed out as it will make a different sound as well. I did date search halves as I would check certain years for the known double dies and picked up a few of those along the way as well.

    Anything with a super sharp edge I would check as a possible proof as those can usually be caught via edge check as well unless they have been heavily circulated, at least for halves. Tougher with dimes due to size. I didn't find enough proof quarters to really have an opinion on those, but I suspect the proofs could probably be spotted via an edge check only as they are big enough.
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  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2012
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    Coin roll hunting
    Mega: no, have not found any 96-W dimes, but recently have found two silver proof dimes in MWR boxes. So they do exist, just that they are very very far apart.

  11. #11

    Dec 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Garrett Ace 250
    2,453
    116 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    Dozer, have you found any 1996-W dimes? Without date checking everything, I wonder if we might be missing these. Do you find late date S-mint silver proofs?

    I found one 1996-W a number of years ago when I was still date checking dimes. You will miss those without doing a date check as they don't stand out from the edge and they are made from the standard clad so no sound difference.
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