Silver Quarters From Coinstars?

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mark1982, I've no doubt a silver quarter is more readily seen and maybe that is the reason for not being found in a coinstar machine, but anyone who is that concerned of silver will look for the silver dimes as well. I'm thinking there's another factor involved and may even be dropping to that internal catch due to the high weight compared to a clad. Who knows? I just know I haven't gotten one as of yet even though many dimes have passed through. Someone checking for silver quarters will look for silver dimes as well and that's my thought on the theory of those just spotting them quicker.
 

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We have a couple......but more dimes than anything else.
 

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Found this...

"...[FONT=q_serif]The machines are calibrated to accept coins which fit a pre-determined size range, weight range and material composition. If the coin is not within those ranges in size and weight the machine will reject it. The range is limited and corresponds to expected wear for the coins during its lifetime. Coins which are damaged will be rejected as will foreign coins, or items that aren't the correct material composition. Sometimes the machines will make a mistake in sorting and if you run the coin a second time it will process. A pre-1965 US coin made of silver will reject as the material composition won't be recognized by the machine. The same is true for wartime silver nickels (1942-1945), steel pennies and other oddities..."[/FONT]
 

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Got one today - 1964. Also got two Canadian dimes and a lithium watch battery.

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I thought I'd just update that I've still not found any silver quarters, but continue to get the dimes. I have gotten Canadian silver dimes as well, but not Canadian silver quarters. Many don't realize which Canadians even have silver in them and what percentage. I'm just happy they're dumb about it and leave them for me.
 

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I have found nine of them (compared with nearly 80 silver dimes), but none in the last two years. Because they're more noticeable, fewer may have survived the big silver melts of 1964-65 and 1980, and those that did were more readily pulled from circulation.

If you search through rolls, they're still out there, but it requires far more patience than hunting other denominations.
 

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The coinstar rejects silver quarter's too..... like detecting, you will get a lot more silver dimes than quarters !!! It rejects, wheats, 1943 steel cents, silver coins, foreign coins (mostly Canadian), bent coins, dirt , worn out coins... ect.
The Publix near my home seems to always have foreign coins, lots of Bahamian. Day before yesterday I stopped by after work and there was a coin stuck under the dump bay. Wiggled it out, 1959 Italian L100. Week before a 1963 Netherlands Antillian 1 cent. You never know.
 

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Ben, Do you check on just one or multiple coinstars? I have a feeling someone has been watching like maybe an employee who got wise to them. Watch it for awhile if you can to see if someone else is keeping track of it. I just checked a different one yesterday and pulled quite a bit out of it and 2 were silver Rosies.
I think employees are catching on. Two of the Walmarts I check, the customer Service area i right in front midway between entrances, so obvious what I am doing when I check. There is another Walmart that the CS area is tucked away to the right as you go in the RH entrance, no check out stands full of people to watch.
 

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