16 Responses to “How To Get Free Silver From Your Bank By Saying 5 Words”


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  1. Steve

    Hi Alessio. Nice vid. Does this method also work for banks in Australia?

  2. Robbie

    I like the idea and might try it soon.
    Can u please tell us what the value of one pre 1965 silver dollar is currently worth??

  3. Rob

    I enjoyed that, very interesting. Will it work in South Africa?

  4. Jesús

    You are a crack!!!! Never leave us alone!!! Regards from Canary Islands

  5. Isabel

    Hi Alessio,

    Thanks for the great tip. I went to several banks in Maryland and got $2,500.00 worth of half-dollars and no pre-1965 showed up. Could it be because I ordered them through my banks instead of asking for them at the cashiers?

  6. Donna

    Hi Alessio,

    My bank just picked through some and are picking through the rest
    and are going to call when they have sorted
    through the rest.

    So far I have a 1953 Ben Franklin and a 1964 Kennedy in beautiful

    Thanks again!!!!

  7. Gerard

    I wish I had known that when I was in California last June. Thinking of returning for another holiday next year.
    Thank you for your help over last year.

  8. David

    Sounds like a good idea to get a coin whose metal content value is more than its face value.

    However, isn’t it illegal to smelt it down and refine the silver?

    So, who could you “sell” the coin to and would they be willing to take that risk?

    Also, if there is an answer to this then my last question is . . . does it work in the UK? I’ll get the saucepans warming on the cooker !!

  9. Donna

    if anyone is interested CoinFlation.com
    gives the specific year breakdown current melt value.

  10. Donna

    they found one more today and keeping an eye out for me…;))
    I will make my rounds to the three down the road tomorrow….

  11. Marzieh

    ;)people have done in Iran;)thanks,that’s great,good business:)

  12. Rick Nickles

    I’ve tried this at several local banks in Wisconsin and I went through at least $250 in Half Dollars each time and never found any silver

  13. Ron

    This old practice is called “coin roll hunting.” It’s a hobby for some people (who may sift through, say, $100 to $500 of rolled coins each week or two) and an obsession for others (who may look through several thousands of dollars a week and expend a great deal of time and effort in “buying” and “dumping” rolls). Some people in the latter group are “peppers” or believe the U.S. government will collapse and its currency will become worthless, causing precious metals to be a crucial resource for bartering or at least one of the few investments that will retain value.

    Finding a pre-1965 half dollar by searching just two rolls is indeed quite lucky—and very, very, very, very rare. So rare, in fact, that I strongly doubt that Rastani found that 1964 half dollar in those two rolls and highly suspect that he furnished the silver half to ensure he could use the video. Yes, that amounts to accusing him of lying in this video. Perhaps not telling a major lie that’s injurious to anyone, but directly lying and misleading people about the likelihood of using occassional or incidental CRHing to find silver, nonetheless. I invite him to truthfully deny doing so in these comments and, if he does so, I will extend to him my belief that he did indeed experience this most extraordinary luck when, most coincidentally, creating the video. I will extend that belief because doubling down on the lie directly would or should make him feel morally repugnant.

    If you search $1000 worth of half dollars, or 100 rolls (two boxes from the bank), you’ll be very lucky to find more than two pre-1965s and two or three ’65-’70s. Do this several times, and you will certainly experience the very common outcome of getting “skunked,” or finding no silver at all in a $500 box of half dollars. With pre-1964s and ’65-’70s yielding a value of about $12 and $4 respectively, which fluctuates, many people who try CRHing quickly conclude that the effort and expense (in the escrow money needed to buy the coins, their time, and possibly gas if a bank willing to give you half dollars in bulk isn’t nearby) of getting, searching and (especially, and this can’t be understated) dumping the coins back into the same or (usually) different bank is not worth it. Many conclude that buying junk silver from a coin shop or eBay seller would offer an equal or better return on investment when considering these three factors compounded by the uncertainty of finding anything. People who enjoy the “thrill of the hunt” or simply love finding silver coins “in the wild” won’t usually be deterred by this. People who don’t catch the CRHing bug, however, will often quickly consider the practice to be tedious and pointless.

  14. Ron

    Apologies, I meant to type “preppers” in the third sentence. Darn autocorrect.

  15. Ron

    Saying “please exchange for pre 1965” will get you puzzled look by every bank teller in the U.S., if not the universe. You might as well say “please exchange for chocolate cupcakes.”

  16. Jason

    These coins are so rare, hard to get them. Last Christmas Forex broker Armada Markets gave these same coins to larger traders as year-end bonus. I bet they will have hard times finding them this year now that Alessio promotes them!?