I do not intend to buy any gold or silver but I do plan to rake through some half dollars from the bank for a few weeks. I haven't combed through a box of half dollars in a few months and I want to dust off my coin collection, as well as add some silver to it.
Yes, I will order a box of halves and comb through them (coin roll hunting) looking for silver pieces. A quick google search will give you all of the information you could ever want or ask for about silver half dollars. Pretty much anything before 1970 or 1971 contains at least ~40% silver. Halves before 1965 are ~90% silver. You can tell which ones are silver and which are not just be looking at the rim of the coin next to a half dollar that is not silver.
The process is pretty time consuming and the bank tellers will give you the stink eye each time you bring a box back to deposit. I had some good success for a few months when I did it and collected an assortment of silver pieces. I wouldn't make a full time hobby out of it by any means though.
quote: I usually buy some silver every year, more for the numismatic purposes. I just think silver coins are so purty.
I'm in an agreement with you there. I do not have a permanent residence which is the main reason I only pick through half dollar rolls every so often. Carrying and storing my coin collection as it stands now is enough overhead for me each time I move. Although secretly, I would love a treasure chest full of silver and gold
Silver at $20 is not a bad buy. Lowest it has been for some time. Yes It USED to be lower but so was everything else in life. Christmas has my money tied up right now but soon after I will be buying a little more Silver to add to the stack
I always wanted to try the ole coin hunting from my credit union. Buying a box of $500 Halfs and sorting through them sounds fun. I always check my quarters when I get change. Old habit. My wedding ring I made out if a silver quarter.