The hobby of metal detecting goes hand in hand with other hobbies such as coin collecting. Sometimes it can be tough to find silver coins in the ground when detecting, so to supplement your collection you might try switching techniques periodically. So, what can you do to improve your silver coin totals? Well, with a little effort you can still find scrap silver at below melt value, and you don't even need a metal detector!
What is "scrap" silver? Well, in this context we are referring to silver coins that can still be found in circulation with between 40 and 90% silver content. There are still deals to be found, if you know where to look. Here we've compiled a list of five places that you can still find scrap silver coins regularly.
The next time you go toa convenience store, ask the clerk if he has any half dollars or other odd coins that he’d be willing to sell you.
It might be hard to believe, but some people spend silver coins not knowing that they are worth more than face value.
Other times, people spend silver coins because that is all the money they have and they need gas or food more than they need silver coins. If the clerk doesn’t have any coins like that, you might try buying a roll of quarters off of him to search later.
You might also ask him to keep you in mind should he come across any dollar or half dollar coins in the future that you could buy.