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.
Coin roll hunting can be a great way to find scrap silver coins. Basically, you buy rolls of coins from your local bank, and then go home and search them in an effort to find silver coins minted before 1964. After picking the silver coins out, re-roll the remaining coins and trade them in at your bank for cash.
The excitement of coin roll hunting is similar to Christmas, you just don’t know what you’re going to get in the next roll you open.
Caution, coin roll hunting can become addictive!