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  1. #1
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    Dime bags vs half boxes?

    I have been having very poor luck with half boxes lately, 8 skunks in a row and before that only 1 or 2 40% to keep it from being a skunk. Also my bank that will sell bags seems now to be a dump bank for some scummy CRHer who is filling up the bag every few weeks. This last bag I got I only got 1 1964.

    One of their dimes bags is at 8080 and they are watching it for me. I am going to get it but I was wondering if anyone else is doing dime bags and what their results are?

    I figure at this time it can't be worse than the halves
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2021 Totals: Halves: 33 40% 12 90%, Dimes: 12, Quarters: 0
    Canada 80% Dimes: 1
    2021 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 58/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 15, bags 3, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 2, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 0, bags , CWR 20 BWR 50

    MILES Driven 300

  2. #2
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    "some scummy CRHer" Funny!

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    I'll take dime bags any time I can.
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

  4. #4
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    I never have found a silver dime in the wild. They almost seem extinct.

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    The last bag I got last year had 9 silver dimes, I just picked up the bag and I think I see a silver through the plastic...
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2021 Totals: Halves: 33 40% 12 90%, Dimes: 12, Quarters: 0
    Canada 80% Dimes: 1
    2021 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 58/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 15, bags 3, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 2, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 0, bags , CWR 20 BWR 50

    MILES Driven 300

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    May 2018
    Maryland
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    At least you have coin supply and some options and can assess CRH success. My pickup banks have told me to expect the "coin shortage" to continue for more months. So I asked the manager of one of my credit unions - where I dump coins in their coin machine (free for account holders) about buying bags. Two years ago, she had explained to me that she sold bags for years but had to stop when a CRHer (one of the scummy ones...) complained about a bag a few dimes short. Not receiving satisfaction from the branch, he then went to the board of directors to complain and just like that, one scummy CRHer ruined buying bags for all of us.

    I suggested that this new coin shortage is a new environment since the bag sale ban, and proposed to buy bags off the machine and return any number of rolled coins to the bank and deposit them to my account, bypassing the coin machine, and providing them with the coins they need but cannot receive from the coin processors. She thought the idea was interesting and will bring it up at their next manager's meeting.

    Meanwhile, there are no coins to be had for CRH in my area. I stopped at a bank with many branches and asked if they would order boxes if I opened an account and did direct deposit. Nope. Looks like 500 miles south of you, the hobby is dying out.
    "Rage, rage against the dying of the light...Do not go gentle into that good night" - Dylan Thomas

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    WOW

    When I picked up the dime bag I checked the number of coins in the half bag and in 2 weeks it is at $380, they said that the CRHer (the scummy one) dropped a dump so if that continues I won't be getting a bag there as normally it takes a year to fill.

    So far I have gone through 4,000 dimes and have 4 silver. Of course the ones at the top, the first 2,000 were mine I filled the bag...
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2021 Totals: Halves: 33 40% 12 90%, Dimes: 12, Quarters: 0
    Canada 80% Dimes: 1
    2021 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 58/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 15, bags 3, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 2, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 0, bags , CWR 20 BWR 50

    MILES Driven 300

  8. #8
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    May 2018
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    In 2018-19, I searched 57 boxes of dimes and didn't find a single silver. I picked these up along with boxes of halves that were still producing. I think its possible that silver is being removed at the coin sorting center - or they may be getting all their dimes from coinstars that reject silver. Bags will have some dumped coins but also some number of coins from the normal course of coin liquidation, so IMHO, there is a far greater chance of finding silver in a bag. I won't order another box, even if we can someday, but would take a bag - if one was available.
    "Rage, rage against the dying of the light...Do not go gentle into that good night" - Dylan Thomas

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    Aug 2012
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    Both dimes bags are now empty or almost so, one has 1,000 dimes in it the other replaced the one I bought.

    I will buy every one that comes off the machine. My other bank that will sell gets dumps from a coin store but I need to ask him how often he dumps and how many dimes, we are really good friends so he will tell me but since the bank is 1 block from his shop his wife won't drive the 4 miles to the other branch to dump
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    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2021 Totals: Halves: 33 40% 12 90%, Dimes: 12, Quarters: 0
    Canada 80% Dimes: 1
    2021 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 58/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 15, bags 3, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 2, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 0, bags , CWR 20 BWR 50

    MILES Driven 300

  10. #10
    us
    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
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    Totals from the dime bag

    I found 5 Roosies

    not bad not good
    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

    #92 "Never confuse wisdom with luck"

    2021 Totals: Halves: 33 40% 12 90%, Dimes: 12, Quarters: 0
    Canada 80% Dimes: 1
    2021 GOAL: 300 silver Currently 58/300

    Boxes searched: Halves boxes 15, bags 3, CWR 0, loose 0 : Dimes boxes 0, bags 2, BWR 0, CWR 0 : Quarters boxes 0, bags , CWR 20 BWR 50

    MILES Driven 300

  11. #11
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    Mar 2015
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    I only ever got a few dime or half bags but wouldn't hesitate. I got one with 3 roosies and one with 55 mercs n roosies. My gf actually jumped in and crhed with me on that one n had fun. She found 31 but i was going slow on purpose lol. Since then I haven't made the 80 mile trek to see if there are any bags for sale. The half bag never did fill up in 5+ years of waiting. They seem to be professionals at dodging me. Once it was full with $500 but when I went to buy it there was only $350. I wonder what I missed on that one. Naturally I found nothing since someone had removed the silver ahead of my arrival. They chalked it up to a "machine error" lol. Thats one silver sniping machine of a teller there! The other branch machine never gets above $5 before someone empties it because the tellers are willing to sell whatever is in there if people ask nicely. At another branch thats next to a coin/ jewelry shop the shop owner dumps boxes of halves on the regular but I have sniped coins from the tellers. I used it as a dump bank until the nice teller asked " picking up or dropping off?" I thought she was being silly but then she showed me a few 40% she had set aside so I bought the loose coins and a bag. Despite then having to get rid of the other guys dumps I got a few that had found their way in there.

 

 

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