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  1. #1
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    Sep 2013
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    Boxes ?

    I understand that CRH is to each his/her own.
    How do folks go through so many boxes of coins ?
    I just picked up two rolls of Cents..( even though the wrapper says Pennies)
    They are NOT pennies!
    Anyways, those two rolls will take me roughly the next 8 hours to examine.
    I examine every coin I touch.
    I don't look for dates.
    Is it a time constraint thing that makes folks just toss aside anything without looking just because there are no known doubled dies and such for that particular year ?

    There has to people who look at everything, otherwise no new varieties would ever be found.

    Friday night rambling.

    Mike.

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    Feb 2007
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    Everyone is different in this hobby. Some are looking for specific coins, either deformed miss strikes, off stampings or something special. Some only hunt for silver period, others look for something they find interesting. I only hunt silver, so how long it takes me to examine my rolls or boxes will be much faster than those examining each and every coin. Takes me almost exactly 1 hour for two boxes of halves, the only coin I search. Opening each roll, hunting and then rerolling. Your time may vary but that is what it takes me.
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    Yeah, edge searching is a fast way to go!

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    May 2018
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    I look at dates on halves and examine some dates of clads more closely than others, such as 1974-D for double dies.

    If you don't have to re-roll, you can save a lot of time. I pour my rejects into some plastic containers that are easy to pour from and into the coinstars that are free for account holders at my two credit unions.

    I can't get boxes any longer at my pick-up banks. The excuse is "coin shortage" but that does not make any sense for coins that don't circulate. One bank manager said it is a result of labor shortages and security for the short-handed armored trucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1969 View Post
    Yeah, edge searching is a fast way to go!
    Yes it is but doing so will miss some of the darker toned 40% halves. I've seen them with edges that look just like junk clad.
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  6. #6
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    Sep 2013
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    Coin shortage nothing.
    Raw metals in vast quantities is what that was about.
    I know why, but blah!

  7. #7
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    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
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    I have no problem getting 2 boxes of halves every week

    also just checked with my bank that will sell me halves, the dimes are at 9102 (900 to go) and the haves at 768 (1232 to go) they will call me when either fills
    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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    I don’t have the patience to search for many errors, however…I can search and re-roll $5 worth of dimes in less than ten seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt View Post
    I don’t have the patience to search for many errors, however…I can search and re-roll $5 worth of dimes in less than ten seconds.
    Without a youtube video it didn't happen
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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS View Post
    Without a youtube video it didn't happen
    When you sit down with $1,500-$2k in cwr dimes you have to be fast if you want to get other things done. Open roll, pour row of dimes into hand, quick visual edge search, and in one final motion slide the dime row right back into the tube.
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    Aug 2012
    Massachusetts
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    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt View Post
    When you sit down with $1,500-$2k in cwr dimes you have to be fast if you want to get other things done. Open roll, pour row of dimes into hand, quick visual edge search, and in one final motion slide the dime row right back into the tube.
    I reach into the bank counter bag, grab a handful look and toss in coffee can, later take the cans to a different bank and dump them in a counter
    Megalodon and fistfulladirt like this.
    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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    Feb 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS View Post
    I reach into the bank counter bag, grab a handful look and toss in coffee can, later take the cans to a different bank and dump them in a counter
    That works too!

  13. #13
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    May 2018
    Maryland
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    I go to my old pick-up banks and politely acknowledge getting lied to about a "coin shortage", then leave empty handed to do something else. Having nothing to dump saves a lot of miles on my pickup truck. When it cools down, I'll go back to digging my silver!
    fistfulladirt likes this.
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