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  1. #1
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    Jun 2014
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    Quarter Bag Silver Bonanza

    While the teller was changing my full half dollar bag at one of my dump banks, she also had to pull off a couple of other full bags including one of the quarters. When she hoisted it onto their cart, a dull gray Washington face was looking right at me, pressed up against the edge of the bag.

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    Quickly, before she sealed up the bag I pointed it out to her and asked if I could swap it out. She kindly obliged, and while she was fishing it out for me I eyeballed two more silver rims in the bag. It's one thing to see a single silver quarter, but once you start seeing multiples in one place it should get your attention! How many do you not see in the bag and are mixed in and buried by regular clad?

    I asked her if I could just purchase the entire bag instead of making her dig through them for me, and I initially got the typical "we're not supposed to sell bags off of the machine," which I understand because some people may get upset if they pay $1000 for a bag and it ends up only containing $995. That's all part of the game, part of the gamble for me, and I was able to convince her to sell me the entire bag.

    Once I had the bag home, I took a cursory glance and didn't notice anything more than I saw at the bank. As I started sorting through, one handful at a time, every once in a while I would hear a silver clinking and clanking around. I started pulling them, one after another, building a pile... I couldn't believe how many were in there!

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    Ended up with 37, including a dateless SLQ A few Lowell quarters in the bag as well, but nothing from West Point.

    Ordinarily, I would never buy a quarter bag unless I saw something interesting since the find rate is so low. My guess is that there's also another partial bag on that machine that has a few more kicking around, but who knows. A good time to mention, it pays to be friendly with your tellers as sometimes they may bend the rules because they know you, like you, and trust you.

    Happy hunting everyone!
    2018 CRH - Updated thru December year end

    $234,862 halves
    ---455 boxes---$5200 CWR---$1420 MWR---$742 loose
    ---90% - 92------90% - 10------90% - 0-----90% - 10-----> 112
    ---40% - 282-----40% - 62------40% - 4------40% - 40----> 388
    Ken-454---Ben-27---WL-18---Barb-1---Total ---> 500 Silvers/98.80 oz.

    Notables: 1905-S Barber ender

    "The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." -Camus

  2. #2
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    ebay "ulster-relic"

    Dec 2012
    port ewen ny
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    STUPID COIN MACHINE WHAZZA MATTA,,,,not smart enough to reject the SILVER

    LORDY--- I would pitch a tent there and get that weasally teller to sell me every bag

    could complain you were 3 coins short of a full roll of sillburr GW's
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  3. #3
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    Feb 2012
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    Avago: did you also inquire about the Dime bag, either the one that's still on the machine, or one that's in the vault waiting for pickup. Nice catch of AG qtrs, never saw so many in a bag, for sure a collection dump from some stacker, or estate of a deceased family member. A big CONGRATS.
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  4. #4
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    Mar 2018
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    Great pull man, congrats!

  5. #5
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    Oct 2011
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    Woooooow, nice!! I’ve been itching to try them, maybe I will this week

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2010
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    Nice work Avago, good to eyeball the first silver and talk your way into the rest of them.

  7. #7
    Expert CRH'er/ Newb Dirt Fisherman

    Oct 2012
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    Wow great eyes, like Dozer said, get those dimes too!

    Awesome score!!!!
    -HH
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    Fantastic find. Way to get your hands on those.

  9. #9
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    Oct 2013
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    Nice score! And great eye!
    CRH 2019 silver to date 46.08 oz

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    Sweet cull of silver. Looks like you need to head down there and take care of the teller with some cupcakes. Let her know how appreciative you are and hopefully, you are the first one she calls in the future.

  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2014
    The 2nd State
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    @dozer & @infowarrior - The only other bags she pulled in front of me was a cent bag and my halves. They may have had some dimes in the back but I didn't want to push my luck, especially when they were hesitant to sell me even just the one
    2018 CRH - Updated thru December year end

    $234,862 halves
    ---455 boxes---$5200 CWR---$1420 MWR---$742 loose
    ---90% - 92------90% - 10------90% - 0-----90% - 10-----> 112
    ---40% - 282-----40% - 62------40% - 4------40% - 40----> 388
    Ken-454---Ben-27---WL-18---Barb-1---Total ---> 500 Silvers/98.80 oz.

    Notables: 1905-S Barber ender

    "The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." -Camus

  12. #12
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    Oct 2011
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    Seems that you’ve at least gotten your foot in the door... maybe you’ll be able to continue to buy bags from them.

  13. #13
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    Poet—Traveler—Soldier of Fortune

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    Awesome, bro! Congrats!
    The sun shines
    And people forget

  14. #14
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    Congrats on both the silver and the bag purchase. Quarters! This is a good example of why we should not make assumptions and pay attention (and maybe also to have good eyeglasses...).
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    Tommy

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    Dang that was your day great score

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