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    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

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    Definitely a coin shortage....
    I’ve found 29 cents metal detecting in my last 3 outings.
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    This is interesting indeed, a bit puzzling too.

    The mint only makes a small part of the coin supply each year to keep the system greased. Clad coins last a long time, tons of it is out in circulation. Most people who do use cash (a minority) donít give exact change, they get change back from the cashier. So, most businesses are presumably getting coins from their bank, not returning coins there. The banks must have vaults full of coins -we know this is the case for halves and dollar coins, other denominations likely too.

    Is the rest of the coin float really from a couple people a week using the local coinstar or coin counter at the local bank? It seems fishy but maybe Iím over thinking it.
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    Bank Lobbies are open here in NC. I cashed in $175 in coins yesterday. BofA is a pain to get coins from, but they did thank me for bringing in what I had rolled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauserMan View Post
    The banks must have vaults full of coins -we know this is the case for halves and dollar coins, other denominations likely too.
    Exactly, one wells fargo branch asked me to stop depositing at their branch. (I always brought $500 bags that they furnished) I asked why and the manager said I bring in so much the vault is full.

    That made my day. I win. I actually filled a WF vault.

    That was several years ago. A bugger branch had no problems.
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    You have to have an appointment to get in the bank lobbies here. Some stores are giving store credit cards in lieu of coin change. One store that I know of is paying customers a little extra in product if you pay in coin.

    I don't coin roll hunt so I'm not sure if they would consider that to be an acceptable reason for a lobby appointment. I'll have to ask about it.

    Good Luck Roll Hunters!

    Kace
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    My usual bank stopped allowing coin orders of any kind. Not even halves, which is irritating, because it's not like there's a half dollar shortage... The federal reserve branches must have hundreds of millions of dollars worth of halves sitting around.

    My CRH hobby slowed down substantially about 6 weeks ago, when my work started to pick back up... But my weekly bank orders didn't slow down, so I built up a huge amount of coin in the house. I've still got 10 boxes of nickels, 4 boxes of quarters, 4 boxes of pennies, and 8 boxes of halves. My wife jokes that I caused the coin shortage. I rolled up 3 boxes of nickels and a box of quarters last week, and deposited them at the bank. They said it was helpful.

    I know people are using Coinstar machines, because I found a silver dime in the reject tray last week, along with a German Pfennig and about 50 cents in clad dimes/nickels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll Hunting Family View Post
    My usual bank stopped allowing coin orders of any kind. Not even halves, which is irritating, because it's not like there's a half dollar shortage... The federal reserve branches must have hundreds of millions of dollars worth of halves sitting around.

    My CRH hobby slowed down substantially about 6 weeks ago, when my work started to pick back up... But my weekly bank orders didn't slow down, so I built up a huge amount of coin in the house. I've still got 10 boxes of nickels, 4 boxes of quarters, 4 boxes of pennies, and 8 boxes of halves. My wife jokes that I caused the coin shortage. I rolled up 3 boxes of nickels and a box of quarters last week, and deposited them at the bank. They said it was helpful.

    I know people are using Coinstar machines, because I found a silver dime in the reject tray last week, along with a German Pfennig and about 50 cents in clad dimes/nickels.
    Nothing better than a roll hunting family!

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    I find silver dimes quite often at coinstars and have never found any other silver coins.Unless I was searching boxes at banks or buying CRW or tellers halves.So imagine my surprise when I found a 1939 silver quarter at the car wash change machine I actually thought it was a Canadian at first just by seeing the rim.So maybe the silver is starting to flow again just thankful the car wash owner doesn't check his change before he fills his machine.
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    Just visited Wells Fargo. They've had customers start using half dollars on occasion.

    I asked the teller if she had any halves I could buy, and she pulled 3 Kennedys out of the till. Two were shiny clads, but one was a green stained 1968. I told her I'd buy the ugly one. She was confused, but she didn't ask questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll Hunting Family View Post
    Just visited Wells Fargo. They've had customers start using half dollars on occasion.

    I asked the teller if she had any halves I could buy, and she pulled 3 Kennedys out of the till. Two were shiny clads, but one was a green stained 1968. I told her I'd buy the ugly one. She was confused, but she didn't ask questions.
    Knowing WFís background, theyíre probly telling customers those are dollar coins
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll Hunting Family View Post
    . I told her I'd buy the ugly one. She was confused, but she didn't ask questions.
    Don't EVER do that. reason? Exactly what you said. She was confused. If she then asks someone after you leave why someone would want an ugly half dollar, maybe someone tells her about silver, and next time there will be no ugly one in her drawer.

    instead, take all three. Hey, it's $1.50. But then you are just taking them because you like halves, and nothing more, and she is not confused NOR inquisitive. Make sense? Can't get them asking questions. Gotta be smart about it.

    Good luck toyou. Take them all though. Every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrf30 View Post
    Don't EVER do that. reason? Exactly what you said. She was confused. If she then asks someone after you leave why someone would want an ugly half dollar, maybe someone tells her about silver, and next time there will be no ugly one in her drawer.

    instead, take all three. Hey, it's $1.50. But then you are just taking them because you like halves, and nothing more, and she is not confused NOR inquisitive. Make sense? Can't get them asking questions. Gotta be smart about it.

    Good luck toyou. Take them all though. Every time.
    I feel the same about gifting tellers, it’s one of the fastest ways to see your silver dry up.
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  13. #43

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    Yeah, I think you're right... I kind of thought I was doing it wrong at the time, too. Good to know.

    But on the plus side, I finally talked to the regional manager this morning, and he's got me back to getting orders for 2 boxes of halves per week. Fingers crossed on that. Thank goodness someone in a position of authority was able to be sensible. There's a coin shortage, but there's certainly not a half dollar shortage!
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    bought a roll of pennies & a roll of nickels today---- that's all, folks

 

 
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