I`ll start by admitting I like junk. We all know the accepted calculation is .715 troy per$1.00 face. I`m not sure(not to be confused with the movie Idiocracy) thats fair. A small part of my junk could be refered to as slicks. Dimes, and Quarters for sure. However, my stacks foundation would be Franklin halves. This coin was about the shortest duration of any circulated coin in our history, and most graded average circulated, are in fact in pretty darn good shape. I am aware that they have no collector value, and I hold them as Silver. I have not purchased any since the price was $24 and change. And I bought that bag here at Silver Doctors. Quarters and dimes and thay all were in very good shape.
My LCS, who I don`t do business with, because he graduated from the Tulving School of Customer Relations, sorts out the halves, and sells them at a higher premium than the rest.
My question is: Has anyone else seen halves sell at a higher premium than quarters and dimes? Does condition matter? And one more question: If I`m not wearing my hearing aids, and I drop a half on the tile floor, and I don`t hear it, did it really make any noise? Just thought I`d throw that last one in there. Kinda the tree in the forest thing.
I was browsing a store around the time that the first word of a silver shortage was making its way around, so within the last 2 months. I was asking about spot prices at the time, and they told me that half dollars were a dollar more per oz than quarters and dimes because something “funny” was going on. This was at a dealer in southern mass. Next time I go in, ill update this thread if I remember.
" To see if someone else posted about it already so I wouldn't be double posting.
I'm not polluting the forums. I didn't threadjack and I'm not thread spamming. I wrote my own thoughts and included relevant information in my own thread.
How about taking an objective look at your ... "Reply To: Welcome To The Silver Forum
" Why I like dimes and quarters, not many counterfeits showing up yet. The few that are here tend to be key date in a slab coins that I have zero interest in. And a fake dime rings wrong when dropped "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
" I'm curious if anybody thinks the fact that mint coins have a face value is a benefit when transporting them across borders? (eg: Are you transporting more than $10,000 in currency? Nope, currency value is xxx)
I also find the idea that the mint should defend against counterfeiters since it ... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
" Xizang, that's why I included the word 'circulated.' Every single circulated coin has its own unique wear, while the chinese fakes are new.
I would not trust any graded coin in an NGC, PCGS or other holder - THESE are being faked in china also. At least with a loose coin you can weigh it and... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
" hi KLAMMERN!
Welcome to SD.
Tons of good advice in here, but I'd just add this:
Don't get too caught up in SELLING Silver, as in move a large amount of stack in hopes of buying
more, as the price could jump in the interim. But trading up is a safe deal. It can be done as oth... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
She does deserve it, thats a fact. I have come up with a plan. Ordinarily I wouldnt discuss this, but I think i hit on a good one. A new bathroom vanity has about 3" of space under the interior of the... "Reply To: What the hell do I do with it
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