Good evening my fellow Turdites.
During this crazy month or so in metals, I decided to try something I read on one of my numismatic websites to break the monotony of just watching the charts and do some "Roll searching". I have done it for years collecting pennies and after reading that the holiday, pardon me for being PC here, Christmas holidays, are a great time to search for silver. After being deceived by my bank about how many fifty cent coins to a case, 1000 not 500, a case is $500.00, I ordered one. Spent a couple of hours over the weekend opening up rolls looking for silver. The very first roll rewarded me with a 1943 Standing liberty. After that it was hit and miss.
All in all, I ended up with 4 Standing liberty, 3 Franklin, and four 1964 Kennedy's all 90% silver. Also found, which I did not know, 22 1965 through 1969 Kennedy's that are 40% silver. Not a bad score for face value.
Now the twist to all this. I called the bank to order another case and stated I would bring these in after the teller told me be sure they were rolled up and back in the case. Even explaining that they have the rolls and a machine if I would like to use it. WRONG!!!
After speaking with the branch manager, I was informed that they will only take them back in a BAG loose and ONLY in $1000.00 increments. Well to say the least, I was not happy. However, I have some extra toilet paper to use so I went ahead and ordered another case. Now I just need to find the additional late date coins to replace the silver that was removed so I can return them in the bank bag with $1000.00 total half dollars.
I will do this again and might even try quarters or dimes. I will however, ask all the return rules beforehand.
Good luck should you choose to accept this mission.