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Posted - 04/18/2007 :  20:33:55  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
We obviously all handle large quantities of pennies and perhaps nickels. Does anyone buy rolls of other coins to look through? A few weeks ago I realized my half dollar folder was still completely empty, though I've had it for years. So I've started buying a few rolls whenever I go to the bank, if they have any. I'm wondering if general cluelessness about this denomination might lead to some real finds in bank rolls. Judging by some of the ebay auctions I've seen, a lot of people don't have any idea about the silver content of pre-1971 coins. It's been comical spending them around town- most people either don't know what they are or get all excited because they're "so rare". I've been through maybe 15 rolls- no silver, but today I did find a 2004-P, which was never released for circulation.

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Canadian_Nickle
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Posted - 04/18/2007 :  23:33:30  Show Profile Send Canadian_Nickle a Private Message
lots of silver hoarders still order 500$ boxes of hlaves to search through for silver. You have to order them at yr bank

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Gresham
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Posted - 04/18/2007 :  23:42:20  Show Profile Send Gresham a Private Message
I'm looking through halves to complete my collection of kennedies as well. On the first 40-50 dollars I was lucky and got three of them. I've gone through about the same as wes since and haven't seen anything. I would get a 500 dollar box, but I have the tendency to spend them after looking through them, so it won't help me go through them faster.

I also have the tendency to make 4-5 dollar purchases using only halves. About two weeks ago someone bought them from the cashier at the bar and grill and played with them during lunch.

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psi
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Canada
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Posted - 04/18/2007 :  23:58:06  Show Profile Send psi a Private Message
Has anyone looked for silver in Canadian 50-cent coins? I hear that American half dollars were once circulated fairly widely, but I'm not sure the canadian ones were ever popular. Worth a shot though I guess, there sure don't seem to be many silver dimes or quarters circulating here. I went through $100 of dimes and found 10 1968's, all stuck to the magnet though. There was almost a full roll of American dimes, so in a sense it wasn't a total skunk. Sure was a lot of work to come out ahead by ~75 cents though.
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Cerulean
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USA
993 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2007 :  07:34:05  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
I've been going through boxes of half dollars for a few months now. My goal is to fill my folders with specimens in good condition, with any silver being icing on the cake. A full set of halves is one of the hardest sets to put to gether from clad coinage, and I'm most of the way there.

Also, I consider the half dollar to be an endangered species, a denomination that's very close to being discontinued. When that happens, expect the nurismatic value of all half dollars to go up.

I make an effort to spend as many halves and dollar coins as I can.

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2854 zincs (1982-2007) 75.5%
898 coppers (1959-1982) 23.7%
23 wheats (1920-1958)
6 Canadian (1968-1995)
1 dime (2004)

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I too try to spend and ask for dollar and half dollar coins.

The "clad series" dimes, qwarters, halfs, and Eisenhower dollars are all increments of the same weight and composition class.
Ten dimes weighs exactly the same as an Eisnehower, two qwarters weigh exactly the same and have exactly the same melt value as one half, etc.
As of today, the melt value of the series is 26.27% of face value.
A pre-1982 penny has melt value of approximately the same as a dime (right now).
Pre-1982 penny is worth $0.024 while a dime is worth $0.026. Close enough to be exchanged one for one in a barter situation.
The Nickel is currently worth 3.579484564331 times as much as a dime.

So if the paper economy majically disappeared today and we had to trade coins for everything,
The pre-1982 penny and the dime might trade one for one,
while the clad series would trade for their names as fractions of an Eisenhower.

Cerulean may be right, the half may be scheduled to be discontinued, but I hope not.
I've started ordering boxes of halfs.
I really like them. I liked JFK and even is brother RFK, and I like the size and feel of the half dollar.

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Metalophile
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USA
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Posted - 04/19/2007 :  11:38:09  Show Profile Send Metalophile a Private Message
I only tried getting boxes of halves from by bank once. They said minimum order was $1000 face, and they were surprised that I still wanted to order them. When they arrived they were all 1997-P uncirculated. Only positive upside was they didn't take long to sort! I haven't had too much luck with halves personally, but I have heard some stories on the internet of folks finding whole rolls of 90% halves!

I don't think there are any concrete plans of doing away with Kennedy halves, but in a way it would make sense since they aren't really used except for eccentric folk like us! Now that most casinos are going to paper vouchers instead of actual coin, they'll receive even less use.

Atheist, don't you know that Rush Limbaugh considers that if JFK were alive today he would be considered a conservative? Didn't he massively reduce marginal income tax rates?

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Posted - 04/19/2007 :  13:10:53  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
I get Half Dollar Rolls as a way of saving money.

I also get rolls of SBA's and the SAC dollars as well as
the new Pres. Dollars.

Its alot harder spending 100.00 in Kennedy Halves than
a 100.00 FRN.

The bank i deal with keeps them on hand so im able to
get a few rolls at a time and have been pretty lucky
in that i uaually find a 40% Kennedy about every 5 rolls.

Down side is ....they dont have the Eisenhower dollars
and say they cant order them so i get a few when im shopping
for 90% silver........

All in all the Kennedy's, SBA's, SAC's and IKE's are a good
way for saving some mooolllaaahhh and if need be i wont mind
spending or in the long run i may get more for them as
collectable......Who knows but id rather hold a chunk of
metal insted of a pile of toilet paper.

"To the uninformed, pocket change.
To the informed, an investment."
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Posted - 04/19/2007 :  13:26:38  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Atheist

I like the size and feel of the half dollar.


Me too! It's the largest "circulating" coin we have. Feels like you've actually got something.

quote:
Originally posted by Cerulean

Also, I consider the half dollar to be an endangered species, a denomination that's very close to being discontinued.


I share your concern, especially considering that no new halves have been put into circulation since 2001.

I'd love to start ordering these by the box, but as a college student I can't hoard that kind of money. I'd have to sort and pull what I wanted, and return the large majority to my bank. Even if it was a different branch, I wonder if they'd keep accepting $490 deposits in half dollars on something like a bi-weekly basis.

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Another thing- probably 90% of my retail purchases are done at "self checkout" machines. These are great for unloading change, since you don't have to count anything and have it recounted by a cashier- just keep plugging them in. But I haven't found one yet that will take halves. Anyone ever found one?

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Cerulean
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
993 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2007 :  14:00:14  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
Yeah, casinos were the last businesses to bother stocking half dollars, and with the advent of TITO (Ticket In Ticket Out) machines, even gamblers don't see halves anymore. There goes the remaining trickle of demand for circulating halves.

Oh well, I'll still use 'em while I can get 'em, and dollar coins too. 'Tis better to give the seignorage to the Treasury rather than to the Fed. (Seignorage from bills goes to the Fed, but seignorage from coins goes to the US Treasury via the Mint.)

The self-checkout lanes at the grocery store nearest me accepts halves, as do the vending machines at the Post Office. Also, while newer soda machines have slots too narrow for halves, some older soda machines still have slots wide enough for a Kennedy.

If the half dollar is retired, I think the size and weight of it is perfect for a dollar coin. Much bigger than a quarter, hefty enough to feel like $1, but not as awkward as the Eisenhower. I still think it's wise to keep the gold-ish color and smooth rim of the Sacagawea, though. If we need a half dollar coin again in the future, they can dust off the size of the current dollar and bring it back to life for the 50 cent denomination, with a multi-faced rim.

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Posted - 04/19/2007 :  15:33:28  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Metalophile


Atheist, don't you know that Rush Limbaugh considers that if JFK were alive today he would be considered a conservative? Didn't he massively reduce marginal income tax rates?

Metalophile



Limbaugh would never admit that, but I do.
In my opinion, Eisenhower was a good Moderate and he was follwed by Kennedy who was also a good moderate. Even Nixon was moderate by today's standards. Ford was also moderate in my opinion. The first Radiacal was Reagan. Follwed by two Radical Bushes. Clinton was reactionary to the radicalization of American politics brought on by Reagan and Bush Sr.

As to tax cuts, I'll just say that it appears to me that EVERY president, yes including Carter and Clinton, "massively reduce marginal income tax rates" as you put it.
Funny how it creeps up slowly and no one takes the blame, then it gets cut "massively" and someone takes the credit for that.

You REALLY REALLY REALLY NEED to watch Aaron Russo's docomeentary on Income taxes titled, "America from freedom to facism".
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On taxes in general and the gradual up that no one takes the blame for punctuated by sudden drops that smiling politicians take credit for, I have a story to tell.

In 1986 I lived in Park City Utah with 3 other Ski-Bum Roommates.
One was from Switzerland. I asked her why is Switzerland a rich country.
She said, "I'll give that some serious thought and then I'll answer."
A week later after talking to her parents on the telephone and searching her soul, she said this:

paraphrased of course after all these years.

"Swiss people demand stability. We demand it of our instiutions, like government, we demand it of each other, we demand it of our schools and our businesses and our laws. This stability allows business people to make long range plans. You Americans are constantly changing your laws, your tax rates, your expectations of each other, you change everything. You can't make long range plans to the degree that we can".

You may think that I'm making this up, or inserting the qwote about tax cuts artificially to make my point, but that is not the case. I bring this up precisely because I remember her saying something about tax cuts at the time of the Reagan tax cuts.

Anyway the old school conservatives, Like the Swiss, Dwight Eisenhower, etc. are admirable people. Unfortuantely the Repulican party has been taken over by radicals who have no interest in traditional conservative values. They are bent on empire. The Democrats are worse, they pretend to care about people but they are just the other side of the Empire At ALL Costs party, aka the war party. Both of them are cancerous demons.

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The BBC knew in advance that Building Seven was going to collapse. They have NOT denied the authenticity of this Video, but they claim that they "Lost" the original tapes. They are in the information business. This is the single most important video footage ever recorded (911 as a whole). They "lost" the only part that someone is calling them a liar about. they still have all the other tapes. They ONLY lost the ones that people are calling them on.
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Posted - 04/19/2007 :  18:43:48  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
If I couldn't buy nickels or pennies anymore due to a shortage of them I would go for the half dollars next because of their potential for numismatic value. Hell,I have some any ways.

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Canadian_Nickle
Penny Hoarding Member



Canada
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Posted - 04/19/2007 :  22:32:16  Show Profile Send Canadian_Nickle a Private Message
"Has anyone looked for silver in Canadian 50-cent coins? I hear that American half dollars were once circulated fairly widely, but I'm not sure the canadian ones were ever popular. Worth a shot though I guess, there sure don't seem to be many silver dimes or quarters circulating here. I went through $100 of dimes and found 10 1968's, all stuck to the magnet though. There was almost a full roll of American dimes, so in a sense it wasn't a total skunk. Sure was a lot of work to come out ahead by ~75 cents though."

No good, psi - the nickel/steel 50ct canadian coins are also quite a bit smaller than the silver halves were, so old silvers won't fit in rolls of new halves. That's one reason silver halves got pulled out first - they were obviously better money.

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Posted - 04/20/2007 :  00:06:35  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
In general I see sorting as a labor of love.

In the above example, 75 cents took, HOW LONG?

Where I live unskilled labor get $15 per hour.
15 / .75 = 20
If you spend more than one twentieth of an hour to earn 75 cents, you have to do it because you like it.

Hoarding is not the same as sorting, in my opinion.
If TSHTF then everyTHING will be expensive, with one noteworthy exception, labor.
If people are lined up for work, any work of any kind (like in the 1930's depression) then you could pay them to sort pennies.
You could pay them literally pennies for their labor.

If you are sorting now for numistmatic keepers (looking at each CAREFULLY with a maginifying glass) or if you are using a machine to sort, then you are trying to make money.
Personally, I lost patience within one hour of sorting.
I finished the job, but towards the end, I was No longer looking at each coin under my magnifying contraption, I was just pushing them across the table.

I've sat down and run the numbers.
I can't make minimum wage sorting pennies.
Unless I find a mistruck coin ( I won't find it sorting "fast")
Or I could find a rare coin, I suppose, IF I know enough to recognize it.

Sorting is a labor of love.
Some people love coins. That's kool.
I like coins.
I love gardening.

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The BBC reported that Building Seven HAD ALREADY collapsed, but their newswoman was standing in front of a live video feed of Building Seven STILL STANDING.
The BBC knew in advance that Building Seven was going to collapse. They have NOT denied the authenticity of this Video, but they claim that they "Lost" the original tapes. They are in the information business. This is the single most important video footage ever recorded (911 as a whole). They "lost" the only part that someone is calling them a liar about. they still have all the other tapes. They ONLY lost the ones that people are calling them on.
How convenient, kinda like "losing" 5 million emails.
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Posted - 04/20/2007 :  19:29:00  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
Well, I ordered my first boxes of coins today. I decided to get one box of pennies and one box of halves. I'll be sure to mention if I find anything interesting, especially in the halves.

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just carl
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USA
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Posted - 06/28/2007 :  19:30:54  Show Profile Send just carl a Private Message
I have no problem getting halves from any bank in my area. I usually pick up 4 to 10 rolls every few weeks of half dollars. Never find anything I need anymore. Several full albums of them so now just getting them to spend to irritate people has been my goal lately. I've been already told not to use them in certain places due to the problems they create. For example a conductor on a commumter train has a coin changer that has no place for a half dollar. No place for the stupid baby sized dollars either. At one restaurant a waitress said "What the h--- is this supposed to be?" when I left her a $3 tip in halves. Kids at places like McDonalds look at them as if they were play money. Some think they are something new. The other fun thing is to get a bunch of $2 bills from the bank and try to spend them.

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Metalophile
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USA
320 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  15:41:00  Show Profile Send Metalophile a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by just carl

I have no problem getting halves from any bank in my area. I usually pick up 4 to 10 rolls every few weeks of half dollars. Never find anything I need anymore. Several full albums of them so now just getting them to spend to irritate people has been my goal lately. I've been already told not to use them in certain places due to the problems they create. For example a conductor on a commumter train has a coin changer that has no place for a half dollar. No place for the stupid baby sized dollars either. At one restaurant a waitress said "What the h--- is this supposed to be?" when I left her a $3 tip in halves. Kids at places like McDonalds look at them as if they were play money. Some think they are something new. The other fun thing is to get a bunch of $2 bills from the bank and try to spend them.

Carl



I had a blast spending my stash of 1997 Kennedy halves. Never found a vending machine that would take them. Almost felt sorry for the cashiers who said, "I'm going to buy these from the register". I don't think they have much chance at appreciation in value. This is a very difficult set to assemble from circulation. Some years were issued only in US Mint uncirculated sets.

Now that the presidential dollars are out, I usually spend those instead of spending halves. Just don't end up like the guy who got arrested because the cashier and the manager at the store thought that there was no such thing as a $2 bill, so they called the cops. (and the cop thought it was fake, too!).

Metalophile

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Cerulean
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USA
993 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  09:55:29  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
I've been actively spending dollar coins for almost a year, and my experiences have been positive.

TIPPING. Dollar coins are great for tipping. A small stack of golden coins is far more elegant and discrete than a wad of FRN rags, and makes for a memorable tip. Most restaurants now have you write in your tip amount on the bill, charged to your credit card. Well, not only do I want that on my credit card, I have no way of knowing if my waitperson even saw that amount. By writing in "tip on table" and leaving cash behind, I know that the reward for good service is going to the person who earned it.

AVOIDING BILL READERS. We all know the routine of inserting a bill, having it rejected, checking the picture, inserting the bill again with the proper orientation, and waiting for that little red LED to turn green while the machine whirrs away. In simultaneous trials, I have been able to feed 3 dollar coins in the time it takes to enter a single bill. All but one machine I've used has accepted dollar coins of any design without a problem. Also, broken bill readers are the most common cause of that Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Malfunction, known by his calling card "Out of Order".

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As for spending them in front of humans, almost all cashiers have accepted them without a fuss. I seldomly get asked what they are worth, and no person has rejected them yet in payment or demanded FRNs instead. Most people comment that these must be those new dollars, and ask me where I got them from. In my experience, younger cashiers accept them more readily than older ones, who still remember and loathe the Susan B.

Now, about that Susan B. As much as I support dollar coins, I too hate that boondoggle. It DOES look too much like a quarter... it's the same thickness, same edge, and nearly the same size. The memories of this Carter quarter are the vitriolic fuel that keep anti-$1coin fires burning in those who remember 1980. The longer it circulates, the Susan B does more damage to the cause it was created for. This is a coin I go out of my way to dump in coin counters and vending machines, NOT into peoples' hands.

Getting dollar coins is surprisingly easy. Whenever I'm at the bank I ask for dollar coins. Most of the time the teller I ask has between $5 and $30 of them loose. I take all I can find, and put them to good use. Also, I'm keeping an eye out for nurismatic rareties too. Last month I found a rare 2004-D Sacagawea dollar!

Sagging pockets? Hardly an issue. Because of the weight and jangling in my pocket, I'm encouraged to spend them rather than use FRNs. My keys take up more space and weight... what's a few more coins?

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Now, on to half dollars, the forgotten coin. Since 1890, the half dollar is the only coin to die of natural causes. My older friends and family tell me of a time when half dollars were out there, being spent and received. Then, from 1980 to 2001 half dollars were being minted but not spent. Now, the Mint keeps them on life support, minting token quantities only, just enough to tell Congress that the half dollar is still part of American coinage. I would not be surprised if the half dollar is discontinued from circulation through Congressional or Mint actions within the next decade. The half will then join the ranks of Eisenhower dollars, large cents, half cents, 2-cent, 3-cent, and 20-cent coins, denied the possibility of circulating again.

I've been ordering $500 boxes of halves from my bank, one box every other month. Nurismatic finds aside, the flow of silver has been a trickle. I've searched over $1,700 worth so far, and I'm able to count my silver finds to date on one hand. Getting rid of the unwanted halves isn't easy, either. The majority of vending machines won't take them. Cashiers ask me what they are and what they're worth. Worst of all, coin sorting machines are rarely calibrated to accept them. Thankfully I've been lucky to find one machine that will count halves reliably without jamming. Spending halves as rolls of $10 isn't as hard as I thought. I just hand the cashier a cylinder of wrapped halves and say "pretend this is a ten dollar bill."

There is one thing to keep in mind about spending halves. If you are looking for silver, realize that silver can be found because the half dollar has been neglected for over 25 years. By reminding people about halves, you increase the demand for them, which gets them circulating again. And if half dollars circulate, that silver you seek will be found even sooner... by someone else. Keep that silver safe by keeping it secret.

If you want junk silver, try halves... but only if you've got a surefire way to return them to a bank. Otherwise, stick with dimes.

RUNNING TOTAL
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3075 zincs (1982-2007) 75.7%
957 coppers (1959-1982) 24.0%
23 wheats (1920-1958)
6 Canadian (1968-1995)
1 dime (2004)


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pencilvanian
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USA
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  16:45:25  Show Profile Send pencilvanian a Private Message
Footnotes:

A month ago I paid for part of my meal with a half dollar and the cashier thought it was a dollar coin!

I gave back the excess change, since I was once a cahsier and since I never wanted to get into trouble for a short register I didn't want the cashier to et in the same trouble.

Footnote 2:
The Susan B Anthony's biggest problem was it looked too much like a quarter. The brass colored dollar coins eliminate that mistake instantly, something the geniuses at the mint should have thought of before they cranked out the Susan B coins.

I should have chosen "Cut-n-Paste" as a forum name, since that is what I do, mostly.
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TenBears
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USA
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Posted - 07/24/2007 :  17:59:20  Show Profile Send TenBears a Private Message
Are halves $500 a box or $1000 a box from the bank?
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aloneibreak
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USA
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Posted - 07/24/2007 :  21:54:32  Show Profile Send aloneibreak a Private Message
halves come in $500 boxes - always wanted to order one just never could quite scrounge up the cash
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Cerulean
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USA
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Posted - 07/25/2007 :  08:13:53  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
Yes, halves are typically in $500 boxes. Good luck finding a way of getting rid of the rejects.

RUNNING TOTAL
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3217 zincs (1982-2007) 75.5%
1012 coppers (1959-1982) 23.8%
25 wheats (1920-1958)
6 Canadian (1968-1995)
1 dime (2004)


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TenBears
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USA
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Posted - 07/25/2007 :  21:20:16  Show Profile Send TenBears a Private Message
Easy on the rejects. Century Bank has a free coin coin counter. I counted out nearly $700 in zincs in a little over 15 minutes. Would have been quicker but for the clerk having to change out penny bags.

I got $500 in quarters today and got skunked on silver. Not doing that again. But, I did keep my state quarters out of the batch. Those quarters are going to Century tomorrow for counting along with several boxes of zincs. I had the bank order a box of halves, and the turned in quarters will pay for the halves. Silver report this weekend.

I don't know if any of you sort through halves or quarters, but after sorting pennies by hand and learning how to read those small dates quickly, you can literally fly through halves and quarters because the dates seem so large.

No penny sorting today because the bank gave me nothing but brand spanking new rolls of 2007s.
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Tourney64
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Posted - 07/25/2007 :  21:35:30  Show Profile Send Tourney64 a Private Message
When I go to the Casino, I put my $20 in the machine and then cash out to get Halves. I always end up with several 40% silver and sometimes 90% silver halves.
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Cerulean
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Posted - 07/26/2007 :  07:36:24  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
I wish I were anywhere near a coin-using casino. Apparantly I'm hundreds of miles from any of 'em. I hear Atlantic City is entirely TITO now.

On the realm of 'other coins', the anti-dollar coin article highlighted on Coinflation.com today (7/26/07) got me riled up, but I had to let it pass. I've decided that the coin vs bill argument isn't worth wasting my breath with. I've voted with my pockets, the jangle of Sacs and Presidents the sign of my choice. But there is no point to arguing the point with wasted words anymore. Let's face it... public preference has no bearing on the bill/coin debate. It's all in the hands of special interests and lobbyists now. Let the cotton, printing, BEP, vending, mining, Mint, and nurismatic lobbyists fight it out. As long as I can get dollar coins, I'll keep spending 'em.

RUNNING TOTAL
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3217 zincs (1982-2007) 75.5%
1012 coppers (1959-1982) 23.8%
25 wheats (1920-1958)
6 Canadian (1968-1995)
1 dime (2004)


Wanna take money away from the Fed? Spend dollar coins!
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