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  1. Anyone finding anything?

    Due to lack of posts I'm wondering if everyone moved on to different forums or if they are having the same luck as me? I haven't been seeing any halves coming into the banks and I gave up on boxes when they became flooded with NIFC coins at the beginning of the year. I still go through the...
  2. Stopped ordering boxes, overwhelmed by 2021, 1995-96

    It seems the 2021 halves and any reserves of 95-96 are being dumped to the courier services. Its so bad I asked my banks to stop ordering halves for me. String and Sons and loomis are flooded. Right when it seemed things couldn't get worse and may get better they got waaaay worse. I've been...
  3. Passing the (half) buck

    Everywhere I go I turn up these rolls with the same initials on them. $100 here, $200 there. Its slightly maddening but funny. The tellers seem to love searching them again. They are often taped shut but some tellers are cutting the tape and just leaving it on there like a tattered bandage...
  4. One of my top ten boxes of yesteryear

    I was waxing reminiscent on old scores and figured I'd post this pic from several years ago so we have something to look at in these slow times. This was one of two very productive " dream boxes" from 2016. My how things have changed. I miss seeing enders.
  5. I never search quarters but got a silver

    I went by a formerly productive bank for the first time in a year. Its one where people seem to always be dumping small amounts of unusual coins but the teller keeps the best and I get the rest. She's never let a silver half slip by and brags that she looks closely at everything. I still take...
  6. Teller tales. I missed an interesting dump wanna-be

    I stopped by a newer pickup bank for the fourth time. The head teller is really nice and sincere and easy to talk to. I had previously asked her if she has any regular collectors that stop in and she assured me she doesn't. She and her staff aren't interested in coins and she has been saving...
  7. Skunkin hard

    Normally I'd post a pic of something but its been a long dry couple weeks so I thought I'd just gripe. I can't get my pickup bank to actually order a box of coins since covid started. I asked for halves but said I'd take dimes. I'm getting nothing but sloppy re-wrapped pre- searched dimes and...
  8. Skulls and silver!

    I went and beat up a few old home sites on the old map. Unfortunately I wasn't the only one. There were holes with big iron and cans laying next to them. The privvys were already dug out with a few bottle remanats strewn about. Its a shame I hadn't zeroed in on these a few years ago. Going off...
  9. Early US silver!

    Hit a Civil War campsite that we thought we flogged and popped 2 minnies, a large cent and this little 1836 Capped Bust beauty! This is the second for me from this site and maybe the find of the season although the seated quarter that a Civil War soldier carved his initials into found a few...
  10. You never know what you'll be able to grab, but be ready for anything!

    I was at a bay beach spot detecting and two women were on the shoreline. I have my back to them and I'm out in the first trough detecting knee deep. I hear the one lady say " Wow, thats a huge fish!" The other lady says " Could it be a shark!" I am positive they are trying to punk me. I am not...
  11. First hunt of the year wishlist came true! 1800s coinspill n more silver!

    I finally found some time to get out. I am an x-ray tech so this stoopid virus just means more work and longer hours for me. My friend is pretty new to detecting so he has these ideas of where to go. The problem is, they are the same ideas we all have. New detectorists pull out the map, find the...
  12. 2019- a year for the record books!

    This was the record lowest year for me for crh in the past 5. Absolutely dismal. I lost 3/4 of my good dump banks. Finds were paltry and far between. Competition has stiffened greatly at all banks with more dedicated hunters making the rounds. I lost all my good tellers and they were replaced in...
  13. 🥇 BANNER Gold coin!

    Smokey n I have been smokin" em with some great finds. We hit up her permission and beat up a productive spot. I started with a civil war era button. I haven't got an ID but South Carolina was suggested. Next to that I got the bullet on the right. I believe its a Sharps. Then I got a minnie ball...
  14. Anyone ID this coin?

    Hi all, I've got this coin and its a stumper to me. The obverse is toast and with a little cleaning here's the reverse. Its wafer thin and slightly bigger than a nickel but smaller than a quarter. I'd guess diameter 22-25 mm. The area was in use from 1650 to 1800 with most activity early 1700s...
  15. Good carrot experience with customer service

    I have two carrots, just under 2 and four years. My four year old went into the shop two years ago at age 22 months for repairs since it leaked around the button seam. My almost two year old had the same problem recently. I was looking for the receipt but it was trapped in my girlfriends Amazon...
  16. So much silver I went back in 4 times to carry it all lol

    I've been taking it easy on CRHing but woke up hungry for silver. I stopped by a bank that gets some good stuff but like all banks it has a sniper or two and it has a CRH dumper or two so you never know what you'll get. I asked if they had halves and the teller set me up with $30. I asked for...
  17. This place is a dump!

    It seems there are halves everywhere! The only problem is they are dumped searched boxes. I guess with the price jump people are coming out of the wood work to CRH. It is easier to find a dump box or half box than it is to find a coin or two. The banks are getting hit up so often they've been...
  18. know before you go, relearned a lesson the hard way

    I headed out to a NJ beach this last weekend. I had my eye on two spots. One is a popular boating destination but its a hike without a boat and theres no parking nearby. We opted to hit the beach in a more opulent area with easier parking. We got out to the towel line and the water is beautiful...
  19. Retiring my Excalibur! Or maybe it retired on me. Equipment troubles anyone diagnose?

    I hit the beach with my trusty excalibur. It turns out that it is not so trusty lol. Last year it had become wildly unstable with the tone wandering every which way so I sent it in for repairs. It had sounded like there was really heavy EMI present but it didn't matter where I was. They slapped...
  20. Finding interesting dumps

    After I found my wheat cent dump two weeks ago I found another dump. This branch has sniper tellers that claim anything good they see. I don't blame them. I just wonder why when there are so many banks nearby they get ALL the collection dumps. I've picked the tailings of at least 3 great dumps...
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