11/11 to 11/17 and 11/18 to 11/24
Halves
Box 1 - skunk
Box 2 - '64
Box 3 - 3x40%
Box 4 - 3x40%
Teller tray - '65
Cwr - 2 x 40%
Grocery store - 4 x Ben's, 2 x 40%
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11/11 to 11/17 and 11/18 to 11/24
Halves
Box 1 - skunk
Box 2 - '64
Box 3 - 3x40%
Box 4 - 3x40%
Teller tray - '65
Cwr - 2 x 40%
Grocery store - 4 x Ben's, 2 x 40%
Grocery Store ??? How does that work? Those are in really good condition!
Hey sleepy, I get this question about once a year :laughing7: there are Safeway grocery stores in my area in WA, they have a customer service counter with a coin counter in the back. Sorts all their coin that comes through the store. I always ask they rep if I can get the halves.
This stop netted those bens - they are in great shape! Usually I pull a few ounces a year (about 4 to 5) from this source, but after a few years of asking the employees wise up and figure out what I'm doing. I've asked less and less, but this day I had a couple of scratch tickets to cash and asked. Got lucky!
Not every store has this setup, but a lot of money flows through these stores, and during the holidays I see finds pick up for sure!
That's thinking outside the box! Good on ya!
Weeks of 11/24 to 11/30 and 12/2 to 12/8
Halves
Box 1 - '64, 2 x 40%
Box 2 - skunk
Dimes
Box 1 - 11 x rosies, 3 mercs '19, '44, '45d
Box 2 skunk
Cwr - 2 x rosies
Wow! 14 silver dimes is one heck of a box!
Week of 12/9 thru end of year
Halves
Box 1 - skunk
Box 2 - '65
Teller tray - '54 ben
Cwr - '67
Quarters
Box 1 - skunk, but starting to see some 2019 mixed in
Grocery store - '56 Canadian
Dimes
Cwr - 2 x Rosies, '64 Canadian
Nickels
Cwr - 1 war nickel
The end of 2019 was super busy but managed a little silver through the last few weeks. I had a box order missed so that didnt help either. Lots of cwr dimes with poor results. The silver Canadian quarter was a neat find, free from the customer service counter. If was just sitting on her register and I asked to buy it, she just gave it to me 😂.
I'll have a 2019 year end total soon.
2019 Totals
Boxes Searched
Halves - 99
Dimes - 20
Nickels -2
Quarters - 2
Bags
Halves - 7
Dimes - 1
Quarters - 2
40% Half Dollar Breakdown
85 CWR
22 Teller Tray
2 Grocery Store
3 Reject tray
65 Boxes
3 Bags
180 Total
90% Half Dollar Breakdown
28 CWR
8 Teller Tray
4 Grocery Store
21 Boxes
0 Bags
61 Total
Dimes Breakdown
234 CWR
4 Teller tray
6 Coinstar
28 Boxes
15 Bags
287 total
Nickels Breakdown
10 CWR
1 Boxes
0 Teller Tray
2 Buffalo
11 Total
Quarters Breakdown
23 CWR
0 Teller Tray
2 Coinstar
0 Boxes
25 total
Total Silver coins - 564
Total OZ - 75.359 oz
Half Dollar Box - .87 silvers per box
Dimes - .90 Silvers per box
Longest Half Dollar Box Skunk Streak - 9 boxes. 64% of boxes were skunks
Longest Half Dollar Box Silver Streak - 4
Comparison to last year - I finished 35 ounces worse than last year. Half Dollars were pretty meager this year. I found less than half the halves I did last year. Some of the lower numbers was due to the solid 2018 Half dollar boxes I received this year, a total of 18 (go figure...) Not only did these produce skunk boxes but these also went back into circulation and diluted many more boxes. Some boxes weren't solid 2018, but may have contained 80% or more 2018 halves. I did do well on the dimes - I came across 3 or 4 solid rolls of silver dimes which really bumped up the dime finds.
I did have some awesome firsts this year. I found my first Standing Liberty quarters (2) in a cwr. Also found two silver commemoratives in a teller tray - 1925 Diamond Jubilee and a 1936 San Fran Oakland Bay Bridge. Also I found my first Morgan Dollar!!! Found in a coin machine I frequent to cash in my coins. A 2007 S Silver proof and a few solid rolls round out the year.
2020 Goal - 100 oz. With pretty much the same volume as last year I found 35 less ounces. I can attribute some of it to the boxes, which I do hope pick back up with the 2018 boxes a thing of the past (I hope). I do need a nice collection dump to spike up the numbers.
Best of luck to all of you in 2020. HH
Nice stacking last year!
Jan 1st to jan 19th
Halves
Box 1 - skunk
Box 2 - skunk
Box 3 - 2 x'64, 5 x 40%
Box 4 - 6 x 40%
Box 5 - skunk
Box 6 - skunk
Cwr - 2 x 40%
Grocery store- 2 x 40%
$700 bag - 7 x 40%
$100 bag - skunk
Dimes
Box 1 - '26 merc, rosie
Cwr - 6 x rosies
Nickels
Cwr '43s