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As you might guess, 'Monte-Math' is different.

April 13, 2021 10:45AM avatar
zincoln:
Rich - here is the breakdown.....quite a distribution. And yes, i do count war nickels (more silver than a half dime). One interesting stat is that while my % of old coin finds are low single digit vs. the total dug in that denomination, my half dollar ratio is at >40%.


Morgan 1

Barber Half 5
Walking Liberty 2
Franklin 1
Kennedy 1

Seated Quarter 2
Barber Q 1
Standing Liberty 3
Washington 15

Seated dime 6
Barber 6
Mercury 18
Roosevelt 19

War Nickel 18

Canadian Half Dime 1

3c silver 1



'Monte-Math': -- A very simple method used when sorting and collecting coins; Instructed in the 1950's 'Coin Collecting Era' bu other Coin Collectors and Coin Shop Dealers; Based on a requirement to sort true 'Silver' coins based on their percentage make-up that required no less than 75% silver content.

How the Topic Derived: -- Like other Coin Collectors, which was very popular at the time, this Monte, like many other coin collecting hobbyists, asked about categorizing those blasted "War Era Nickels" that only contain a small 35% silver content. The above describes why they were not, and are not, counted as a US Silver Coin. Yes, more silver in a bigger-size 5¢ coin than in a dinky, thin Half-10¢, but only the individual coin's silver percentage was considered.

It was 75% silver for those very early 1851-1853 Silver 3¢ pieces, 89.24% silver on the earliest Half-10¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ and $1 cons .... until they made the change to 90% silver content. THOSE were the 'True' Silver coins we minted and categorized to collect.

Thus, when I look at OregonGregg's report, 'Monte Math' adjusts it as follows:


OregonGregg:
here is the breakdown....

You and I started detecting at the same time, plus or minus a month. So I had to go thru my stuff and see how I did. Ya got me.

Morgan................................1
Barber Half..........................3
Walking Half........................2
Seated Quarter...................2
Barber Quarter....................12
Washington Quarter............2
Seated Dime.......................7
Barber Dime.......................19
Merc Dime..........................15
Rosi Dime...........................7
Half Dime...........................2
War Nickel.........................5

Total Silvers.....................77

Dang, I'm way behind in the silvers :



Thus, the 'Monte Math' for REAL Silver Coins has: Zincoln at 82 and OregonGregg at 72

That means Zincoln still leads the race to 100 real Silver Content coins with OregonGregg trailing by 10 so he still has some catching-up to do.

And their overall success rate for different denominations is kind of interesting:

Both of them have:

• 1 Morgan Dollar
• 2 Walking Liberty Halves
• 2 Seated Liberty Quarters


They are kind of close on some, but disproportionate on Barber Dimes and Barber Quarters, Roosevelt Dimes and Washington Quarters. Personally, I look forward to how these two are going to do this year, factoring in both their individual results from working locations in their areas as well as how they fair on a jaunt or two they will take together. Can Gregg luck upon a few more old silver hot-spots? Will,Brian sweep over another multiple Silver Half honey hole? Yes, I'll keep an eye out .... and continue to use 'Monte Math' when I consider their 'true' Silver Coin recoveries. winking smileysmiling bouncing smileywinking smileysmiling bouncing smiley

Monte

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zincoln 616 April 11, 2021 09:08AM

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NWCindy 318 May 16, 2021 06:34PM

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Kickindirt 503 April 16, 2021 01:31PM

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D&P-OR 315 April 15, 2021 10:56AM

Amen to that Dell! Thank you. N/T

zincoln 303 April 15, 2021 03:47PM

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Remfire 313 April 11, 2021 11:09PM

Here's to hope Roger. Hope to see you again in the field! N/T

zincoln 305 April 15, 2021 03:49PM

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jmaryt 318 April 11, 2021 09:45PM

Thank you JT N/T

zincoln 305 April 11, 2021 11:25PM

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UtahRich 308 April 11, 2021 09:28PM

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zincoln 305 April 11, 2021 11:20PM

Silver transitions

UtahRich 310 April 14, 2021 12:20PM

As you might guess, 'Monte-Math' is different.

Monte 439 April 13, 2021 10:45AM

Hey, Zincoln !! smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float .. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float .. Congratulations !!

Monte 320 April 15, 2021 07:44AM

thumbs up Thank you N/T

zincoln 285 April 15, 2021 03:48PM

Brian's Milestone thumbs up

UtahRich 332 April 14, 2021 11:00PM

'Monte-Math' huh !!!!

OregonGregg 351 April 13, 2021 06:17PM

'Monte-Math' and how we classify other things.thinkingconfused smileythinking

Monte 318 April 14, 2021 11:15AM

Re: 'Monte-Math' huh !!!!

flintstone 317 April 14, 2021 08:57AM

Re: 'Monte-Math' huh !!!!

D&P-OR 306 April 14, 2021 11:14AM

Different strokes for different folkswinking smiley Keeps me motivated and happy! N/T

zincoln 325 April 13, 2021 04:11PM

Personal goals and milestones are just that, personal.

UtahRich 322 April 14, 2021 12:36PM

Don't get me wrong, I still like finding a 'War Nickel.' N/T

Monte 319 April 14, 2021 10:32AM

I’m with you N/T

Remfire 306 April 13, 2021 11:29PM

Dang You're way ahead................

OregonGregg 319 April 12, 2021 07:47AM

Re: Dang You're way ahead................

zincoln 330 April 12, 2021 10:03AM

Congrats

OregonGregg 302 April 11, 2021 07:12PM

Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

Monte 321 April 11, 2021 01:26PM

Re: Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

zincoln 305 April 11, 2021 11:24PM

Re: Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

Remfire 305 April 12, 2021 08:39AM

Back to you, zincoln.

Monte 310 April 12, 2021 07:10AM

Congrats on #100 Zincoln! N/T

Timbertodd 314 April 11, 2021 11:35AM



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