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Which "Junk Silver" Coins Would You Sell First (Numismatic Wise)

 
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 Posted 09/19/2022  2:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MobtownBuzi to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
From a numismatic scarcity perspective; which junk silver coins would you unload from first to last? Ultimately; which coins are less/more difficult to find based on original low mintages & higher melt rates over time?

This was my thought :

40% Kennedy halves
Roosevelt dimes
Mercury dimes
35% Nickels
90% Kennedy halves
Washington quarters
Franklin halves
Walker Halves
Peace dollars
Morgan dollars

Personally starting to amass a little too much "junk silver". Planning on selling some when silver goes back-up in price.
Edited by MobtownBuzi
09/19/2022 3:10 pm
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 Posted 09/19/2022  3:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add livingwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with your priority list, except I'd move the 35% nickels to the top. Most of my Kennedy halves are 90%. I don't plan to sell unless I have to financially.
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09/19/2022 3:03 pm
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Australia
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 Posted 09/19/2022  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have about half a kilo of circulated World junk silver.
Thanks to the variety, they form an interesting grouping.
They range from 250 fine to 925 fine, dime to dollar size.

Nevertheless, if it came to selling them, I would have to assess ASW individually, and get a total amount of ASW before selling them as a job lot. There would be no preference to keeping any of them.
Edited by sel_69l
09/19/2022 6:36 pm
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 Posted 09/19/2022  6:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't consider any Morgan or Peace dollar to be junk silver unless it is in extremely bad condition; i.e. jewelry or very harshly cleaned. Nearly all problem free examples have at least some numismatic value right now.
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 Posted 09/19/2022  9:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo Boguss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you are thinking of buying junk silver coins for bullion purposes, going rates on eBay are as follows:
35% silver nickels: roll of 40 = $50. 2.2505 oz Ag = $22.22/oz
90% Roosevelt dimes: roll of 50 = $100. 3.6170 oz Ag = $27.64/oz
90% Washington quarters: roll of 40 = $200. 7.2339 oz = $27.65/oz
1 oz .999 silver round = $27.50
All prices quoted include shipping.
Hope that you find this useful.
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 Posted 09/19/2022  9:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In my opinion, the most common silver coins are Mercury and Roosevelt dime.
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 Posted 09/19/2022  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Me personally, I'd sell off the 35% and 40% stuff first, I doubt most people even know those are silver so it is harder to get rid of them.

Next, ditch the stuff where the same type spans into the non-silver era like Roosevelts and Washingtons. No one wants to look at every coin to verify the date.

The good stuff is where one glance and you know its silver, like Mercurys and Franklins.

Walkers and the old silver dollars I wouldn't even call 'junk', those start to get 'numismatic'.
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 Posted 09/20/2022  01:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To Hondo Boguss
Thx for the ASW per ounce rates for the different finesses.

Very important for highly varied World junk silver coins.
It does cost more per ounce to refine the silver out of lower fineness silver coins,
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