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    us
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    Halves : 2020 Off to a Very Slow Start -- a Blip or a Harbinger of Bad Times?

    4 half dollar boxes so far this year : 3 skunks and one 40% silver.

    As of the end of January, 2019 I had searched 5 boxes and found 6 90% and 16 40% silver with only one skunk box and no fewer than 3 silvers in the other 4 boxes.

    But in 2019, the next 9 boxes only produced a single 40% silver.

    I kind of expected a bit of a January silver rush in 2020, but it did not happen.

    How have my fellow CRHers done YTD 2020 vs. 2019?
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    us
    Jun 2014
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    Too small of a sample size to know for sure.
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    2019 CRH Total

    $291,495 halves
    ---574 boxes---$3940 CWR---$220 MWR---$335 loose
    ---90% - 209------90% - 64------90% - 0-----90% - 3-----> 276
    ---40% - 912-----40% - 76------40% - 8------40% - 13----> 1009
    Ken-1182---Ben-52---WL-50---Barb-1---Total ---> 1285 Silvers/257.18 oz.

    "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

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    I have nothing from the last few trips...

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    us
    Mar 2011
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    Quite frankly, this year and last year have been very bad here in Minnesota. In 2018, I averaged about 2.5 silver halves per box. It's down to below .5 per box.

    Getting a little frustrating to be honest.

    Happy Hunting, JJ
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  5. #5
    us
    May 2018
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    I had a very good January in 2019 - but such a statement is not very useful as those results were not representative. My "good january" was almost entirely the result of two boxes that produced 99 silver halves on 1-12-19. Of 153 boxes searched in all of 2019, 101 were skunks. Six of those 153 boxes produced over 50% of the year's total of 393 from boxes.

    2020 has been bad and I have cancelled my standing order of two boxes from my local bank. The dunbar wrapped rolls in those Brinks boxes have produced just four 40%ers in the last 40 boxes.
    Last edited by Megalodon; Feb 01, 2020 at 09:20 AM.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

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    This year has actually started off well for me compared to last year which started off real slow. So far this year, searched $194.50 in halves (389 coins). $80 CWR, $40 MWR, and $74.50 loose from tellers. Found 18 40%, 4 90% JFK and 1 Franklin. All of the finds were from loose coins that tellers handed to me. Nothing found in the rolls so far. I didn't keep monthly totals last year, but I remember clearly that it was slow in January and February for me.

    I find this hobby to simply being in the right place at the right time.

  7. #7
    us
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    So far this year, I have found more 90% silver (one quarter) in the reject tray of the free (for customers) coinstar at my credit union when dumping two skunk boxes. So the bright side is there is a chance of finding silver even when the boxes are skunks.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

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    Tommy

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    I do quarters trying to find a west point no luck. Someday you'll get that box of lots of 90 percenters some old lady dumped I'm still hoping for that day. Good luck my friend...
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  9. #9
    us
    May 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    I do quarters trying to find a west point no luck. Someday you'll get that box of lots of 90 percenters some old lady dumped I'm still hoping for that day. Good luck my friend...
    How many boxes of quarters have you searched? The half dollar skunks chased me to quarters three weeks ago. I've only searched 4 boxes + 20 rolls, but have found 5 W's so far - including 2 tonight. Keep at them - you're due for some W quarters!
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avago View Post
    Too small of a sample size to know for sure.
    I agree. 1 40% isnít great but itís no skunk. I used to go 10...12...20 boxes with nothing. Then bam all at once a 50 silver box. All you can do is give yourself a chance and enjoy the hunt.

  11. #11
    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by toorude89 View Post
    I agree. 1 40% isn’t great but it’s no skunk. I used to go 10...12...20 boxes with nothing. Then bam all at once a 50 silver box. All you can do is give yourself a chance and enjoy the hunt.
    Another skunk box again this week.
    I ran into a guy (I don't think he's a member of this forum) who was dumping two boxes of halves today and he mentioned that he had had the typical sporadic luck but had a box last year which contained 2 Walkers, 4 Franklins, and 50 (!) 90% Kennedys.
    So I'll keep on plugging away.
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  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueberra View Post
    Another skunk box again this week.
    I ran into a guy (I don't think he's a member of this forum) who was dumping two boxes of halves today and he mentioned that he had had the typical sporadic luck but had a box last year which contained 2 Walkers, 4 Franklins, and 50 (!) 90% Kennedys.
    So I'll keep on plugging away.
    My 50 keeper box probably only had 16 90%

  13. #13
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    I have been slow since Feb 2019. So far this year I have searched 3 bags of quarters and have 1 silver and 1 W

    halves have also been slow
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2019 Totals: Halves: 6 40% 4 90%, Dimes: 23, Quarters: 0

    2019 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 33/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 8, bags 0, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 1, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 1, bags 2, CWR 0

    MILES Driven 125

 

 

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