Do you coin roll hunt for silver?

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  1. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    This seems like it could be fun and possible to find something of value. What's your experience?
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  3. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    I roll hunt for gold. It's not going very well.
  4. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Check the thread: Coin Roll Hunting, lots of info there.
  5. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    I did all of my roll-hunting for silver years before the price of silver rose to almost $50. When it dropped back to $45, I sold all of the rolls I had accumulated. Since then, everybody and his brother has been CRH-ing, but for most, it is for a few here or there. You're getting into it kind of late, but there are still a few to be found. Sure, every once in a while someone will dumb-luck across a big stash at an old bank in a small town, but don't expect it to happen very often.

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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I CRH for fun and occasionally I find a piece of silver.
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  8. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    That's what I was afraid of. It seems a little late to get started. How easy is it to get large volume of coins to sort? Can you request from your bank?
  9. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    No, I do not. Complete waste of time. I'm the guy depositing all that THOROUGHLY searched through change that results in zero finds. Of course, if your thing is microscopic varieties, search away, because I couldn't POSSIBLY care LESS.
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  10. JCKTJK

    JCKTJK Supporter! Supporter

    It was fun back in the day but those days have long passed, I am sure most of us have seen the youtube videos, they mostly go like "OMG OMG, guy's guy's OMG your not going to believe this, not one but TWO enders OMG guy's" lol it's all staged but I could see a bank teller or retail cashier coming across something every now and again.
  11. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    It happens. Just not very often. You end up "earning" much less than minimum wage for the time you spend. Of course, if you're doing it for fun, that time is its own reward.
  12. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Yes. My finds from 15,000 dimes. I consider the success rate I have the exception to the rule. Most people do not find this much silver.

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  13. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Were these all expatriate dimes? Or were you searching while still in the US?
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  14. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    All expats. I'm happy to repatriate them :)
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  15. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'm guessing the proportion of silver in US change found outside the US is higher, because those coins are likely to accumulate longer without being circulated/cashed in/searched. Of course, it's probably harder to find those coins to search them, too.
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  16. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    I used to order 2 - $500 boxes of half dollars every week from my branch of BoA and I never had a problem. Of course I had been doing business with them for 25 years, and always kept a substantial sum of money on deposit in various forms.

    Nowadays, the problem with everyone is that they order rolls from one bank and "dump" the bad stuff at some other bank. They aren't doing anyone a favor! I've said for years that it doesn't matter if you dump at another bank because other CRH-ers are dumping at your bank, and the end result is that all of the banks will end up charging service fees both ways.

    All I can say is that you should check with your bank on what their policies are.

  17. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Agreed. Finding them is the trick.
  18. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    your best bet would be searching threw 50 cent pieces for for 40% and 90% silver halves. I did dime boxes for searching silver dimes. I was getting 1-2 a box. About 2 years ago. Started up again 3 months ago. My last box was a skunk(zero silver).
  19. SilverMike

    SilverMike Well-Known Member

    My dad does CRHing to kill time and for the thrill of the hunt. He usually gets 4 boxes of halves a week. Most boxes have zero or one silver half to keep. He does occasionally get a box that has much more. I think the most he has ever gotten was around 100 silver halves in a box (about 90 of them were 40%) That is the dream! One time he found a cool circulated Oregon commemorative half.

    I did it for a little bit but found it too tedious for the return. Each to his own.
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  20. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    I haven't done it for a few years now. I was tired of getting nothing.
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  21. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    I don't CRH for silver. If I get silver, great. However, I would rather just do something else and be able to buy silver for the same amount of my time.
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