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Eisenhower Silver Proofs

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 Posted 11/22/2022  9:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add thomaskl to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just curious as to how many of you like to collect 40 percent silver Eisenhower proofs. I have been on a stacking spree, usually paying somewhere in the $12-15 range (including shipping and tax) for ungraded ones.

I try to buy only the ones that, in my opinion, look to be in mint state condition. They contain .31 oz of silver, so I know I'd be better off trying to purchase silver eagles in the $30 range, but the Eisenhowers are pretty, too.
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 Posted 11/22/2022  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Love the silver Ike's but the proofs got foggy pretty quick in the govt holders.

We all have quirks about what we like to collect (or hoard).
I like 82 Washington half dollars, 38-D buffalos, 43 Steelies in high grades. Recently, I've been on the hunt for the 2019 and 2020 W quarters that can still be pulled from circ.

We do funny things. Keep hunting!

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 Posted 11/22/2022  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like kicking an ant hill...
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 Posted 11/22/2022  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thomaskl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ijn1944: Sounds like you are saying that collecting Eisenhowers can get you bitten like kicking an anthill. Is that what you meant? :)
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I do have quite a few of the brown Ikes still in government holders. Would I be better off removing them and putting them in coin flips, or will that hurt my chances of reselling them if need be? Like westernsky said, a few of them are foggy. Then again, I have quite a few sparkly ones. Most of these were purchased years ago for probably less than $10 each.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  05:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF
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I have two sets of them. All the Ikes, not just the silver ones.

The Dansco set has not been photographed, but you can see the PCGS set linked below in my signature.
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I do have quite a few of the brown Ikes still in government holders. Would I be better off removing them and putting them in coin flips, or will that hurt my chances of reselling them if need be? Like westernsky said, a few of them are foggy.
I think the only reason they all seem to be that way now is that all of the good ones have been cracked from the OGP and sent to TPGs for slabbing.

I believe that their getting foggy has more to do with how they were stored than the holders alone. They are not airtight, so they offer little protection from the environment. Also, the plastic may not hold up as well in extreme conditions as modern formulas would.

Here is a response from Conder101 in a previous topic... http://goccf.com/t/168141&whichpage=2#1551069

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Why do so many of the brown ikes show this film? I think it is because they are so common that they were hard to sell and back in the 1970's a great many of these coins traveled from show to show to show in the unairconditioned trucks of dealers cars (no minivans back then and most dealers just drove sedans and carried their coins in the trunk.) So those brown Ikes got baked time after time at 140 degree temperatures traveling from show to show. The high heat cause the plastic to break down and outgas with the fumes condensing on the coins.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  10:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't collect them, per se, but I do have a 1971-S in its original case. Every collector of US material needs at least one!





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 Posted 11/23/2022  11:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Years ago I was on a brown Ike kick . 40% Silver and they had nice
eye appeal . I too was paying $12-$15 for them . I wonder how much they are now ?
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 Posted 11/23/2022  11:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 11/23/2022  11:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jakes Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I dont collect them & I have a distaste for 40% silver. That being said I have about 10
Edit - 2 are proof 8 are unc.
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 Posted 11/24/2022  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've picked up a few over the last couple years.........




All the original boxes are full too. The silver bicentennial proof sets cost me $8 each about 2 years ago. I paid as much as $15 for the 1973 sets but usually less. Other years less than $10.


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 Posted 11/25/2022  6:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thomaskl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice set, Ratman!
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