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If These Were In The Junk Silver Bin Would You Liberate Them?

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 Posted 07/18/2018  12:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If These Were In The Junk Silver Bin Would You Liberate Them?
Yes.
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 Posted 07/18/2018  2:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thisistheshow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The heart of my collection,thus far, has been built by doing just this sort of "liberating".

Nice finds and thanks for sharing!
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 Posted 07/18/2018  10:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I picked up a couple dollars worth for 12.5x a week ago. There were two Standing Liberty quarters with readable dates, but I was happier with two AU 1964's. I usually prefer full weight bullion coins, but couldn't resist the standers.

I throw them in a cigar box. Sooner or later I'll sell them.
"Two minutes ago I would have sold my chances for a tired dime." Fred Astaire
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 Posted 07/19/2018  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sosicoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, T-BOP. My next question for assistance is, how did you enclose your quote with a rectangle. Thanks.:)
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 Posted 07/19/2018  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sosicoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Talking of liberating...last month, I was offered to buy a $100 bag of nickels with a tag dated Dec 20 1963. The nickels will be my next denomination of study anyway. So, it's just a matter of time. The coin dealer offered a purchase price of $150. He said, "Nobody wants to buy it." The coin dealer is always nice. He gives me good price at coins I want to learn from. The Lincoln cents. So, I liberated those nickels from the dealers hands. When I opened the bag, lo & behold, the nickels were in such good condition, I might say VF-BU. I found 1938-1963 except 1950. When I researched about the non-availability of the 1950 in circulation , it was due to a massive hoard of dealer.
In addition to the Jefferson nickel series, the nickel "loot bag" yield 228 counts of wartime nickels and 88 counts of buffao nickels. My big surprise of such a blessing.
When I went this week to liberate an unwanted bag of 1973 Lincoln cents, I reported the contents of the "loot bag". The dealer was happy I got the nickel bag. He is offering me another bag of Lincoln cents.
Just want to share my "liberating" experience.ft
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 Posted 07/19/2018  2:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hoxsie454 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am going to make a point of asking at my local coin shops if they have a junk box or deeply discounted items. I would have been happy to liberate that junk silver from your dealer.
I would like to have a friendly dealer like yours to deal with, but don't know of any around my towns. I have only been buying from shops the last couple of years. So, 99% of my collection over the past 70 years has been from circulation, trading with friends and buying from long time friends.
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 Posted 07/19/2018  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sosicoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, Hoxsie454. There are a lot of nice human beings around. You Google in the internet "coin dealers" it will ask you how far you can go. Then you have a list of coin dealers in your area. Do you have faith in the Divine Source? I do pray before I go out to get coins. Let me know if you want me to share one of my prayers to you.
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 Posted 07/19/2018  3:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sosicoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, Hoxsie454. You mentioned about your collection for 70 years. Are you referring to a cumulative collection of your predecessors and your personal collections? I am just doing my math on your age accumulation. if my math is right, that age number is a blessing...
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 Posted 07/19/2018  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hoxsie454 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi sosicoin. Well, I am only 78 y.o., and I started collecting pennies when I was 6. But yes, I have been blessed and I raise a prayer of to the Lord every day of my blessed life. Thanks for the offers1
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 Posted 07/19/2018  10:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Over the years I've dug in a lot of junk silver containers. Some dealers put their silver in cans, and a lot of early Walkers and high grade Peace dollars came out of those. A few dealers kept foreign coins in binders and didn't update prices, resulting in bargains galore and a few coins selling under melt.

But the most interesting was a dealer who kept his foreign junk silver in a big sack. I dredged at least 50 sterling threepence out of that sack, along with this British Trade dollar. All sold by weight for melt.



The good old days.
"Two minutes ago I would have sold my chances for a tired dime." Fred Astaire
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 Posted 07/20/2018  12:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sosicoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! Ways to go Hoxsie454...anyone who has not reached your number wants to be in your shoes. You are blessed to have that number. More years be added to your 78 & more coins be added to your accumulations. it seems like this hobby has kept you young at heart. Have fun...
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 Posted 07/20/2018  02:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thq:
Yeah, that is how I remember the junk silver scene as well.
Made good just before the Hunt Brothers tried to corner the silver market.

Converted my junk silver into numismatic gold. My avatar attests to that.

Have done a bit since then, but junk silver at BV started to dry up about 5 years ago, and is very unlikely to come back again, as it did in the 'good old days'.

Long before the Hunt Brothers, I figured that I had learned enough general numismatic knowledge, to cherry pick the whole of the numismatic market, covering all World coinages of the last 26 centuries. That has been my general 'focus'? (if you can call it that), since then.

Unfortunately, that means I lack specialist knowledge. That is why I joined the CCF, and can now post in most sub forums.
My learning curve is still steep.
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