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Hello! My name is John and I am a stack-a-holic.

 
 
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 Posted 12/05/2018  8:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Silver Solstice to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am primarily a silver stacker. Initially I stacked bullion. Then I added some of the so called semi-numismatics. Lately, I have been hoarding junk silver. Although I tell myself I am into old silver coins for the silver content, I get excited every time a junk silver order arrives as I dive onto the bag or box to see what interesting coins pop out. So here I am. To learn more about numismatics. I really don't think I will ever be a collector. But I do think it will be fun to learn more about rare coins.
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 Posted 12/05/2018  8:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I used to buy junk silver at coins shows, and I enjoyed gradually improving the overall grade of my stacks by selling the lower-grade coins five or so at a time on ebay as I bought higher-grade silver - a continuous improvement process.

Silver stackers will be rewarded well if there is a breakdown in the current monetary system, but barring that, I think a significant price rise would be needed in order to turn a profit on selling the silver. Shipping costs might be prohibitive, and local dealers will always low-ball offers. For this reason, I stopped buying junk silver about 15 years ago and focused on more selective coin collecting.

I'd be interested in hearing other opinions.
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 Posted 12/05/2018  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome John!

I've been stacking a little silver myself lately as I am mostly satisfied* with my other collections at the moment. I've been stacking junk sliver mostly - I like having a handful of various old issues in working condition vs. what tends to go in an album. There's sometimes something I like about quantity over quality. Even my wife says "oh, I'm allowed to touch these"!

* mostly satisfied = satisfied enough that I'm not willing to lay out the cash to do meaningful upgrades in quality
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 Posted 12/05/2018  11:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add owatchman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 12/06/2018  12:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jst1dreamr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF it is a great place for education.
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 Posted 12/06/2018  07:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SpaceMaNy0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum. I like 'junk' silver for the history. (Value too, obviously) Its cool to have stuff over 100 years old in your hands.
With all these Barbers around, you'd think I'd have shorter hair.
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 Posted 12/06/2018  5:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jadey to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Silver stackers will be rewarded well if there is a breakdown in the current monetary system, but barring that, I think a significant price rise would be needed in order to turn a profit on selling the silver. Shipping costs might be prohibitive, and local dealers will always low-ball offers. For this reason, I stopped buying junk silver about 15 years ago and focused on more selective coin collecting.

@Classic Coins
You are 15 years ahead of me. I've come to realize that the higher quality coins I had 10 years ago are worth more now than they were then. The more bullion-like coins are worth less. Now its time to pare back the bulk silver and replace it with more quality coins.

Its going to be quite the process.
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 Posted 12/06/2018  7:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jadey to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Silver Solstice I'm sure there is some sort of a 12 step program that could help you

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 Posted 12/10/2018  8:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joe2007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum! I too enjoy junk silver.
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 Posted 12/10/2018  9:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My favorite kind of junk silver


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