I saw on youtube somewhere that if you go the bank and ask for 50 cent pieces, there is a good chance you might get a few silver pieces. So i go to the bank last week and ask if i can buy their 50 cent pieces. They tell me they dont have any but they can order them but i have to order a minimum of $500. Well...its only $500 bucks and it not like i cant spend the worthless 50 cent pieces whenever i hit the fast food places, or buy soda at the 7-11. So this morning they called me and told me my coins were there (this was a great free way to treasure hunt because they pay for the shipping and i get to treasure hunt face value coins for nothing more than my time) I was a little disappointed in how much silver i found, but i got a few extra surprises. I found 3 silver 50 cent pieces although only one was pre-1964(90% silver) and the other 2 were pre-1970(40% silver). Total silver value....$12.16 I also got a 10 peso mexican coin...value 76 cents. But the biggest surprise was an 1862 copper french coin with napoleons picture on it with a face value of 10 cents(i think 10 cents...it said dix centimes which i guess is 10 cents in french) which when i looked up is worth somewhere around the area of $10 (i was hoping it was going to be worth alot more but oh well) I was actually hoping to get like 20 or 30 silver coins but it was fun morning and I made a 4% return on investment.