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Old 12-30-2017, 08:06 PM
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Default Final totals for KT for 2017, and annual sumaries from 2012 to date

As promised here are the pictures from 2017 CRH efforts, but first the totals of the silver:

85 90% halves, a few Walkers, a few Bens and mostly 64 Kens, as expected.
342 40% Kens, low numbers of 65 and 69 Kens, 1 70 Ken, and the rest 66, 67, and 68 Kens.

The value stands at $1346.00 with Ag at $16.92/troy oz.

The pictures will also show complete rolls of NIFCs, from 2002 to 2015, and over 1/2 roll each of 2016 and 2017 Kens. Several rolls of Proofs, over a roll of bicentennial 1976 Proofs, and 4 1987 Proofs. A roll of regular 87 Kens, and several gold plated Kens, a copper wash Ken, and other assorted oddities, all documented in this years weekly reports.

Now for the yearly silver summaries:

2012 - 34 90%, 352 40%
2013 - 44 90%, 401 40%
2014 - 32 90%, 191 40%
2015 - 64 90%, 451 40%
2016 - 82 90%, 348 40%
2017 - 85 90%, 342 40%

Totals - 341 90% Halves, 2185 40% Halves
VALUE at $16.92/troy oz. = $7,545.61 calculated using melt value calculator.

Enjoy the pics!! Starting off the New Year with a clean slate and all coins locked away in the dungeon's vault!
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:24 PM
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KT your 90% totals are astounding! I was hitting it hard in 2009 and came no where near your 90% finds. Then, nor after!

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WOW!!! Another awesome year!


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Congrats on the outstanding CRH season you had KT, with the $1300+ in silver, all the NIFC's, proofs and other coins...excellent hunting!

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Old 12-31-2017, 08:51 AM
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Thats a really cool treasure chest! One befitting of your royal status hoard! Thanks for all the great posts this season, your diligence with the treasury record inventory, and congratulations on ramping up your 90% finds! Which is befuddling to this ignorant lout....one would think there would be a 'ramp down' in the silver circulation? To what do you attribute this 90% anomaly to, seeings how your 40% are holding a tight range?

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Old 12-31-2017, 11:28 AM
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I really like the 1964 Kennedy for stacking, usually they are lightly if at all circulated, which means less wear. Unfortunately, I gave up the banks for good two years ago and that means I have to buy my Kens now

Like Mud said, thanks KT for your regular posts on roll hunting, and best of luck in 2018!

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Old 12-31-2017, 11:39 AM
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Congrats on the addition to the royal hoard! Truly an amazing feat. If I'm doing my math right, you searched over a quarter million halves this year. Astounding. I am also interested in your explanation for the increase in silver finds. Is it attributed to searching more halves this year than prior years?

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Thanks to ALL for their thoughts, comments and questions!

KT started in late February of 2012 so it was not a full year, but the rest are full year totals. KT went back and looked at the total coins searched, which now comes for those years inclusive, to 1,526,944. One would expect a round number buying boxes, but there have been shortages, in 2016 one box had 4 complete rolls missing and in 2017 another box was 1 roll short.
No wonder KT's back sometimes hurts, hauling all those heavy boxes from the Royal Bank, and all the waste halves to the dump bank!

As for why the 90% Halves are on the rise....KT knows enough about statistics that He just does not have enough years of searching to draw a valid conclusion. It might be that since the general public is getting further and further away from knowledge about silver coinage, that they are, in general, lacking any concern about it. However, it may also be that many of our older silver hoarders are passing...remember it has been over 50 years since silver coinage was converted to clad. Most folks born after 1965 have never seen circulating silver coins, so they do not seriously think about it. KT was born in 1949 and although a coin collector in His youth, was never interested in silver coinage, He only collected pennies and nickels...., but when the great rise in silver value occurred, He recognized the error of His Royal Ways!

Now His Majesty has listed a couple of reasons He thinks may be responsible, but are they correct??? There are just so many other possible factors, and KT also knows there are many who search their change for silver coinage, but how often do they get any halves in their change?? Halves are now unpopular amongst the masses, they are heavy....with so many sticking only to plastic, and not carrying money, including change, it is not surprising to see silver dumped by change hoarders and by relatives of those folks who were around in the late 1960 who pulled so much silver from circulation....those that did not cash it in when it was 20 times face value at the coin shows....those folks are old now, and although they know that silver has value, they appear to fail to pass that info on to their relatives.

KT cannot envision that in 25 years the US Mint will still be making halves, even for collectors. Seems there will an end to it....we celebrated the 50th year of the Ken halves in 2014 with an issue of 90% silver proofs...how many even purchased them is unknown, but KT grabbed some at the time, just to go with the other Kens He has kept. When halves end, then we will begin to see the rise of collector's value of common silver halves. Until then, KT just keeps track of the melt values and does not worry about how high they might actually go.

Do not kid yourself about KT, though. If tomorrow the US Mint announced that 2018 was the last run of halves they would mint, except in Proof and Proof Silver Sets, KT would watch carefully for the rise of silver half values and would eventually sell what He had of collector value for cash....KT does not figure that will occur in His own Royal Lifetime, though, so He has educated Prince John that such may happen in the future and to hold on to all KT has gathered until that time. KT has also instructed Prince John in how to get on and sell the halves on this forum, so that fellow collectors might benefit from what KT has gathered together!

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Amazing effort and great result!
It is really interesting that your 90%ers have steadily risen over the years, i guess people are cashing in anything they have laying around...
Great year and HH in 2018 your highness!

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Old 01-02-2018, 10:40 AM
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I love reading your posts KT....and see the end of the year totals really inspires me.....Congrats on an amazing year CRH and wishing you the best for 2018!

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Congrats on the stellar royal haul, very impressive.

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Thanks for posting this - love following along since I stopped doing CRH a while back.

As for the rise of 90%, I think it just has to do with total luck. My brother, found almost 200 Walking Liberties in the first bag he ever searched down in PA. For him, it always seemed to be feast or famine. When someone dumped coins, you got them in the bags. With boxes, that just seems to be more and more difficult to get a monster box because they get wrapped and boxed more randomly.
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Congrats on a successful year, KingTotsalot, I love all those Silvers!

Hope you have a lot of great finds in 2018.

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Excellent year of CRH KT! Congrats on the totals. May 2018 be even more productive!

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Congrats King Totsalot! Great pics.... drool worthy.
May 2018 be just as successful for the treasury!
Originally Posted by KingTotsalot View post
As promised here are the pictures from 2017 CRH efforts, but first the totals of the silver:

85 90% halves, a few Walkers, a few Bens and mostly 64 Kens, as expected.
342 40% Kens, low numbers of 65 and 69 Kens, 1 70 Ken, and the rest 66, 67, and 68 Kens.

The value stands at $1346.00 with Ag at $16.92/troy oz.

The pictures will also show complete rolls of NIFCs, from 2002 to 2015, and over 1/2 roll each of 2016 and 2017 Kens. Several rolls of Proofs, over a roll of bicentennial 1976 Proofs, and 4 1987 Proofs. A roll of regular 87 Kens, and several gold plated Kens, a copper wash Ken, and other assorted oddities, all documented in this years weekly reports.

Now for the yearly silver summaries:

2012 - 34 90%, 352 40%
2013 - 44 90%, 401 40%
2014 - 32 90%, 191 40%
2015 - 64 90%, 451 40%
2016 - 82 90%, 348 40%
2017 - 85 90%, 342 40%

Totals - 341 90% Halves, 2185 40% Halves
VALUE at $16.92/troy oz. = $7,545.61 calculated using melt value calculator.

Enjoy the pics!! Starting off the New Year with a clean slate and all coins locked away in the dungeon's vault!

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Thank you all for your kind comments!

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