I mentioned I would reply with my total from the next coin lot.
$1000 from (Loomis) Upstate NY- 2 Proofs
$4500 from my bank (Brinks) - 13 40%, 1 Proof
Someone asked earlier how long it took me to sort through the coins, it takes me about 1 hour do go through a box of $500.
I look for:
's: 1971 D, 1972, 1973 D, 1974 D
Rotated reverse: I flip all coins
No FG: 1972 D, 1982, 1983
NIFC or UNC if it is nice enough and doesn't have noticeable flaws
I have found 1 1988 rotated reverse, 1 1983 No FG, 2 1972 D no FG, multiple DDO
's in all dates mentioned above. I have also almost completed all the Kennedy books just from circulation (It has to be "UNC" to make it in my books).
Cents and nickels tend to be more "lucrative" in my opinion, so I do a lot of those too. The large order of halves was just an experiment to see if larger orders were better.
I am definitely not CRHing for a living, but it does give me something to pass the time while watching a TV show or movie at my desk. There is a thrill about finding something, even a 40% that makes it fun enough to do even when often I don't find anything.