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Coin Roll Hunting...can you even do it anymore? At banks that is or where do you go to find them?

Hi All,
I am fairly new to collecting and I heard about coin roll hunting so I traveled into town and went to the US Bank near me. The teller told me that they don't ever have silver coins 40% or 90% in their .50 cent rolls anymore. I did find a bunch of 1976 Bicentennials and a few proofs like 2001, 2018 but other than that there were a lot of 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, then 80's, 90's 2000's. Do you know if you can get rolls that may have surprise silver coins in the anymore and if so where would I go do this at? Any advice or words of experience would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. Rachelle51

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  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    check out this thread here
    The OFFICIAL COIN ROLL HUNTING FINDS THREAD.
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/comment/13362231#Comment_13362231

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    Bad transactions with : nobody to date

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RACHELLE51.... Welcome aboard. Excellent advice in the previous posts. CRH is both fun and tedious. Good luck and let us know how it goes. Cheers, RickO

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes!
    Welcome To the Forum!
    CRHunting is so exciting. However, it takes a lot of work and time.
    Pack your patience, travel to many banks, including ones you don't have an account with, be very polite. Even supply them with treats (donuts, etc...) every now and then. Be aware to burn some gas if you travel to banks that on NOT on your way.
    Don't worry, the results you reap will cover the cost of the gas burned! Be very selective. Meaning, seeking not only for SILVER, but tons of other dandies. Proofs, errors, VARIETIES. Tons of varieties. Foreign, key date coins, wheaties (in Cent searches) BU coins. Oh, how could I forget. lol don't forget those, "W" Quarters!
    Like mentioned, here and above posts.
    Expect failures. But the enjoyment and gems you find will eleaviate the negativity!
    Have FUN & GOOD LUCK!
    Remember, your playing with house money, no real set backs. Just cash back in
    to receive most of your money.
    Be
    PERSISTENT
    and I promise you, you WILL find treasures.
    Welcome to the Forum.
    Joey
    ;)

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,743 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 28, 2022 1:18PM

    :D
    Look at this!
    Went to my bank minutes ago.
    Look what they had lurking in their drawer
    :D

    SILVER!

    See, how easy!
    ;)

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RACHELLE51 said:
    Coin Roll Hunting...can you even do it anymore? At banks that is or where do you go to find them?

    No, coin roll hunting has officially been outlawed. Don't do it!!

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,225 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @RACHELLE51 said:
    Coin Roll Hunting...can you even do it anymore? At banks that is or where do you go to find them?

    No, coin roll hunting has officially been outlawed. Don't do it!!

    You're responding to a zombie.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @RACHELLE51 said:
    Coin Roll Hunting...can you even do it anymore? At banks that is or where do you go to find them?

    No, coin roll hunting has officially been outlawed. Don't do it!!

    You're responding to a zombie.

    No I'm not. I'm responding to all the CRH'ers within the sound of my voice! 😂 🤣 Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🏻

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One thing as suggested is to be discreet but also don't return the reject coins to the bank that you got them from. I learned early on whilst CRH'ing that bank tellers never like returns.

    The most important thing is to schmooze with tellers, I have them all bought off somehow. When allowed by the institution you can give gift cards, hockey tickets etc, when not allowed you can still bring them treats - I have brought candy, chips, snacks etc. I have one credit union teller that is a bit of a collector herself and we horse trade with stuff - always through another teller to not raise flags.

    I decided to set myself apart from the average CRH'er by always being friendly, negotiating, even buying up $2 bills to help them out and spending them around town.

    I have several tellers that have called me when the goodies come across from estates etc.

    Things like these:

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  • vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Best of luck. I am retired but can make $35/hr doing service calls when I want (Geek Squad type work), much more than I ever could be searching rolls, and I am not being a PITA at my banks.

    Vplite99
  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My own bank makes cashing in even a few rolls of coins a major chore. They check each roll with a magnet, insist on identification and check to see if you have an account. My own rolls never contain any Canadian coins (that is what they are looking for with the magnet) but I have been there several times when I have seen older people cashing in large numbers of rolls of dimes and quarters. They checked every roll and pulled out all the Canadian. In spite of the fact that the Detroit is just across the river from Canada, Canadian coins (and paper money) are not wanted .. period.

    Note: I don't do roll searching as I view it as a waste of time and eyesight.

    All glory is fleeting.

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