Got a few more ounces in today and during updating my spreadsheet of what I’ve got something didn’t sit right with the number of rounds vs SAE’s so I did an inventory (quick for me as my stash is small).
Glad I did. I discovered that I had 3 Maple Leafs in as ’rounds’ and I had miscounted the SAE’s so I’m ‘up’ one more now.
Now, a few months back I bought some dimes or quarters off of some guy online. No biggie. Well, he ships me silver and gold certificates instead. Now, I could have kept them and gone my merry way – but (1) that’s not me and (2) I wanted Ag not worthless US gov’t paper no matter how old it is. So I contact him, he’s more than thankful and promises to refund shipping, send me my stuff plus extra, etc. Ok, cool.
I got my stuff from him right away and was happy. What I wasn’t real happy about at the time, was that he sent me a Mexican silver coin in decent shape. I had never seen one and really didn’t want it but Ag is Ag. So today (yes this story does eventually end) during my inventory I’m looking at all my ’rounds’ and come across this Mexican coin again. Whatever, I’ll just trade it in to my LCS but first lets look it up and see what the heck it is.
Shazzam!!! It’s a 1995 Libertad!!! I have no idea what that really means…. But it looks like it’s a bit on the rare side, only 500K made and everyone is selling it for between $36 and $43. Not a bad return for being an honest guy! So now I have a true ‘rare’ (or more rare) coin that the LCS AIN’T gettin!
Between the surprise of the 3 Maples and the Libertad I’m a happy boy about my meager stash. Just informed the wife that we’ll be getting a tube of SAE’s with some funny money we have coming and she simply said OK! I’ll take it.
That’s my silver success story for the day. Enjoy!
This topic was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by PoorMansGold.
@MaryB , Yesterday APMEX had a sale on $100 face-value bags of Mercury Dimes. But I arrived late to the party and they were already sold out. Popular item.
I have been running a Craigslist ad for over two weeks, with no responses so far. I am selling three rolls of dimes: One of Barbers (I have the dates listed), one roll of Mercurys, and one roll of BU Roosevelts.
Asking $350 Firm price, and have not received even a single response.
Yes I am okay with just sitting on these if they do not sell for MY price.
that is a nice find, personally i think the libertads are very nice coins and buy them for jsut this reason, low mintage and every once in a while they appreciate enough to justify trading them 1oz for more than 1oz.
$100 roll = $20 x face = I got some to sell you since I can buy them ALL DAY LONG well under that…hell I bet SD Bullion is well under that…LCS paying $14.50 (maybe)…only reason I would keep that Libertdad/reason it gains a premium is b/c of the Hispanic population here in TX and they are kinda pretty when new.
Just make sure it is not an ONZA…that is only 71% silver…one oz but not .999
It wasn’t a Libertad, it is a simple 1966 1 peso that has 10% silver… false advertising. And no I am not selling any dimes, I have been buying at $20 a face shipped and you will not find many selling dimes below that. If you do buy!
dimes are also usually available for less than quarters which are less than halves…for the most part.
I bought a $100 of PROOF 90% silver statehood quarters on eBay last week for about $19.00 delivered…each in a flip, then the flip placed in plastic sheets of 16, I think it is 16 per page…so it is there is you look.
also got 10% back in Ebay bucks..pffft…but I will use them to buy more starting tomorrow…when they post to my account on day 3 of the new quarter. Total cost less eBay bucks was approx $17.80 x face, still too high but I got caught up in the little run we were having…shows it can happen to even a somewhat knowledgeable buyer.
I would like to reiterate…SD at $15.32 x face = $1 over (melt at $20 = $14.30) = excellent price and I am certainly not a shill for this site!
I am just trying to inform using my 15+ years in the biz so no one gets hosed too bad.
If you can’t afford that much $$$ at one time, check on proof statehood quarters b/c they were WAY overproduced during the middle years are are readily available at good prices,,,the LCS here in TX pay about 10% BACK of spot for silver proof sets, even the full sets and not just the quarter sets, in the OGP! There sellers outnumber the buyers by a wide margin on those mass produced 90% sets…even the 1999′s have came back to the pack.
eBay going rate on Mercs is $20+++, no coin stores around here, 2 pawn shops who think a merc slick is worth $5 each… so eBay is cheaper for me. Occasional Craiglist seller but I live in the middle of nowhere.
Still no inquiries on my Craigslist ad for the three rolls of dimes: One of Barbers (I have the dates listed), one roll of Mercurys, and one roll of BU Roosevelts – which I am asking $350 FIRM price for.
But that’s okay – I have sold a lot of different items on Craigslist. Just being patient and continuing to run the ad has always paid off for me so far.
What’s that story about the tortoise and the hare? By steadily continuing to plod along, the tortoise won.
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