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Good job GB, I'm about to ship off a bag myself for some .999.
Got 9 more slivers last night from half dozen boxes, box of halves had nadda.
HH all, Mark
 

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I can't take these post anymore. :s1:


I got out of dimes about 2 years ago, but I'm gonna head down to the bank and try my luck again.
 

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Hey, somebody's got to feed the Loomis guy. shrug.gif
 

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Got some news from the bank that mentioned fees- there will be no fees. Don't know if thats good news or bad, I kinda had my heart set on slowing down- Nah its all good.
Only 3 Roos last night but better than nothin. Brings ME to 113 for the mo/yr.
HH all, Mark
 

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Still raining silva here. Got 7 Roos, a '64 Ken and two 40%ers. I'm looking into a 12 step program, honest. HH Mark
 

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Still raining silva here. Got 7 Roos, a '64 Ken and two 40%ers. I'm looking into a 12 step program, honest. HH Mark
12 steps ain't nearly enough.
 

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More slivers for the sack, 1 Merc and 12 Roos= 133 so far. HH Mark
 

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Only gots 4 slivers tonight but I was slackin, still got 7 boxes sittin and waitin- I'll see whats in most of them tomarrow. HH all, Mark
 

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$1,500 in halves, $500 in dimes. BINGO! Made myself a $2.18 profit. PARTY TONIGHT!!! :cool05:

(For you non-prospectors, that's 1 single, solitary silver rosie. Silver gods are paying me back for that first jackpot box of the year.)
 

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That excitement of having 3 boxes to pilfer gets hyper deflated toward the end of that last box eh'? With nothing to show for it but 3000 cruddy discs that need to get schleped back to the bank. I feel the pain brother.
 

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As a bit of encouragement, almost all my halves have been skunky for awhile. Wed I did 4 boxes and got 4 40% and a '64 Ken (rare as hens teeth anymore). Mainly why I'm doing dimes instead these days, any finds are 90% anyways. I'm at 156 so far now.
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2 more boxes of halves yesterday and more joy- 3 40% and another '64. Almost makes ME wish I was doing 40 of them a week instead of dimes but alas NO. Couple more halves on Wed- hope there's still silva left by then.
Got another 5 Roos as well- brings ME to 161. HH all, Mark
 

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Got 3 oz today. While going around still picking up the weekends dimes I was asked if I wanted a box or two of halves- others order them but I can get some if I want (because I'm the favorite- nah its the candy). I have got them before with poor results and for the life of ME I don't know why I did today but I took a box. Got home and finally cut it open, 2 showing, close flap and flip it over- 2 more showing. Needless to say I scraped up another $500 and went and got the other box that was offered before it could get scalped. Results from second box was only a proof- which I will sell for $1. First box gave up a Walker, two '64, and 11 40%ers. Also scrounged another 4 Roos out of half dozen boxes. Almost makes ME wanna start pounding the halves again like years past.
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This prospecting gig gets more interesting all the time. Anecdotally, I'm observing that the SKUNKS and teaser boxes are more numerous, but so are the coveted "good" boxes where you can make some hay. Seems like it's mega-feast or mega-famine. Mostly the latter of course, with not much gray area in between, and it’s total luck of the draw. Went through 10 boxes this month and found 3-90% and 16-40%, which I'm pleased as punch about considering that nearly all came out of 2 boxes.

Good luck out there folks.
 

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Mega-Famine for me this week. $2,000 in halves netted nada. Gonna have to do some dimes just to get my fix in. Teller did save me $15 in Ikes, though, so will at least make a few bucks to feed the habit.
 

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Time to zero out the monthly spreadsheet.
dimes =193
40% halves =24
90% halves =13
War Nicks =3
Needless to say I'm pleased with the results for these days- old days NO but these days YES.
HH all, Mark :bear_thumb:
 

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:cool:Had one of those good days today, one box in particular was especially fun giving up 21 Mercs and 1 Roo. All together I got the 21 Mercs and 12 Roos, 1 Roo is a 2010S silver proof which my coin buddy will gladly trade ME .20 silver for. Near as I can tell I went through 14 or 15 boxes for that- alot of work but you can't win ifn ya don't play right. I'll be out again tomarrow trying to find some more of them gooduns, gotta hitem hard when I find a nice one, sometimes I find a twin or better.
HH all and :beer1: Mark
 

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:cool:Found another fun box, this one with 17 Mercs and 2 Roos. Not done for the day yet just out of boxes with the same markings. One more pickup tomarrow- hope for another fun one. Still got 10 boxes to search, hard to go back to hoping to find one or two per after them bonanza boxes.
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:cool:Found another fun box, this one with 17 Mercs and 2 Roos. Not done for the day yet just out of boxes with the same markings. One more pickup tomarrow- hope for another fun one. Still got 10 boxes to search, hard to go back to hoping to find one or two per after them bonanza boxes.
HH all, Mark
WOW! Never had one of those. Sure beats the heck out of watchin' the Superbowl. Did you get both boxes from the same place? Sounds like someone cashed in Grandpa's stash.
 

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WOW! Never had one of those. Sure beats the heck out of watchin' the Superbowl. Did you get both boxes from the same place? Sounds like someone cashed in Grandpa's stash.
Different branches of the same bank (one more to hit tomarrow). The boxes are curiousely stamped, same as a few boxes I got a couple weeks or three ago that would have 3-6 mercs in them. Also curious is that almost all have been '35, 36 & '37 of all mintmarks. Yesterdays box did have a '31 which found a home in my #1 folder and todays had a '38 which fit into my #2 folder. I'm thinking Grandpa had dated rolls that got dumped. I kept hoping for some different dates (& keys haha) to help out my books but not yet.
BTW out of 7 boxes today I got the 17 Mercs and 6 Roos. Total dimes YTD is 255.
HH all, Mark
 

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So, how do you return all those loose reject coins?
If you read through this thread, it's discussed pretty heavily in detail. But in a nutshell, never return your coins to your source banks and make sure you choose a dump bank with a coin counter - many banks have eliminating them nowadays (like B of A). Of course, this means you will need multiple accounts since your source banks will require an account and your dump banks will require an account. Make sure you choose banks that don't charge to buy rolls and ones that don't charge to count change. That's about all there is to know.
 

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So, how do you return all those loose reject coins?
BTW the novelty wears off rather quickly when schlepping back all those dirty discs. ;)
 

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BTW the novelty wears off rather quickly when schlepping back all those dirty discs. ;)
That depends on how many good ones ya find, maybe I'm just easily amused- never mind. HH Mark
 

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Dimes YTD = 292. I was right. Hard to do them soso boxes after finding good ones. HH all, Mark
 

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Dimes YTD = 292. I was right. Hard to do them soso boxes after finding good ones. HH all, Mark
Right now I'd take a so-so box over my skunk halves ($1,500) and dimes ($750). Heck, right now I'd even take a war nick ($200 bag - skunked).

I NEED A FIX!!! JONESING FOR SOME (cheap) SILVER!!!
 

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How many boxes have you searched this year? I've searched $8,491.70 in dimes finding 48 roosies, 1 merc, 2 80% canadians, and 3 50% canadians.
I dunno exactly. I would imagine I search an average of 40/week, (low of 30- high of 50). BTW got another 4 Roos tonight out of $1500, still got 7 boxes but they will wait for tomarrow. HH all, Mark
 

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Right now I'd take a so-so box over my skunk halves ($1,500) and dimes ($750). Heck, right now I'd even take a war nick ($200 bag - skunked).

I NEED A FIX!!! JONESING FOR SOME (cheap) SILVER!!!
I try to get at least 1 piece of silver/day. Its a volume game, you just need more boxes. HH Mark
 

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So trash day today, bust down all the boxes and find I did 42 boxes and a $500 bag. So $11K in dimes searched this week, don't have a weekly count for slivers but for the month I'm at 103.
HH Mark
 

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That....is....c...R...a...Z...y!!!
 

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That....is....c...R...a...Z...y!!!
Yea I know. I used to go out and have fun partying every night- drink beer, shoot pool, throw darts,drink more beer..... now I'm just an old fuddy dudd playing with boring silver. Awell too late to change back now.
HH all, Mark
P.S. I'm still looking for that 12 step program- honest.
 

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Mark, you Sir are a gentlemen and a scholar :yes:. Thanks for keeping the hope alive for the rest of us :thumbs_up:.
I don't know about being a scholar but I'm alot nicer than I used to be haha.

Close call tonight, first 3 boxes NADDA, 4th gave up a Roo and the 5th was another nadda. Still gots 1 sliver but I was sweatin it for awhile. Hoping for better boxes tomarrow.
HH all, Mark