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  • How off the mark am I? Or am I?
    April 16, 2014 04:38 pm
  • 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 is currency.
    by: workingstiff
  • How off the mark am I? Or am I?
    April 16, 2014 09:54 am
  • 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 measure its dimensions.
    by: mammoth
  • How off the mark am I? Or am I?
    April 16, 2014 05:28 am
  • 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 others here have demonstrated, but be careful!   It would suck to sell maybe $500 worth, only to find it now costs $750 or more to get it back... Not too likely ATM, but we do expect this type of movement in the future.
    by: underground
  • What the hell do I do with it
    April 15, 2014 11:12 pm
  • @Mammoth   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 vanity, I`m going to treat my Dear wife to a new vanity, lay in the stash, screw it to the wall, connect all the plumbing. I think that`s fairly secure. The bath i`m working on is on the basement level.   Of course I`ll be denied the jingling, but I`ll get over it.
    by: silver-dollar
  • How off the mark am I? Or am I?
    April 15, 2014 11:28 am
  • "Which is the better deal?  One full ounce of pure silver – or only .77 ounce of silver mixed with copper? Gee, don’t take too long thinking on that one." ---------------------------------------------------------- I would be suspicious of fake Mint coins and would have more faith in a circulated silver dollar, but maybe that's just me.
    by: mammoth
  • What the hell do I do with it
    April 15, 2014 11:24 am
  • Use a core drill to make holes in your wooden bedposts.  Fill the holes using part of your silver stash, and then put a stained wooden plug in the opening.  No burglar would even think of looking there.   And as an added benefit, when you are giving the Missus the nightly pounding she so richly deserves, you will have the pleasure of hearing the happy jingle jingle of your silver!
    by: mammoth
  • Welcome To The Silver Forum
    April 15, 2014 11:21 am
  • Why?  Are you wanting to pollute our forums by copying and pasting huge blocks of text into them, like you did on the Currency & Silver reference in Captain America: The Winter Soldier  thread?   How about instead writing your own thoughts and just posting a link?
    by: mammoth
  • What the hell do I do with it
    April 14, 2014 01:39 am
  • Father in law used PVC tubes buried under concrete slab of the patio.  AZ desert sun and sand. They pay there undisturbed for decades.   Junk bullion in bags placed in crawl space over garage, under the nasty itchy pink fiberglass insulation.   Some in the studs behind a medicine chest.    easy to hide, easy to fetch.
    by: agxiik
  • Bank Safe Deposit Box
    April 13, 2014 05:33 am
  • If they fail then sorry for you. Most banks ended up bankruptcy and and everything in their belongings including all your deposit boxes may also be at risk. I suggest that buy your security protected storage box for your home, at least you are confident that everything important to you is safe beside you, but additionally to that, make sure that you home is secured and protected too, start with security camera and doors with secured lock. Cheers, Hilton James "currently works at http://caldwells.com/interior-doors/closet-doors"..
    by: hiltonjames
  • What the hell do I do with it
    April 12, 2014 11:00 pm
  • you have a fire just go back in and recover the melted puddles of silver and gold and have it recast. Sure some loss but not all of it.
    by: maryb
  • How off the mark am I? Or am I?
    April 12, 2014 10:58 pm
  • Sweet got the 30 roosies in and a bonus, one is a 1949-s in XF-AU condition! That one is going back on ebay to make me some money to buy more junk!
    by: maryb
  • How off the mark am I? Or am I?
    April 12, 2014 07:25 pm
  • That worked for Muhammed, but that's a different story.   No kids for me either.  About 7 years ago, I had a 25 year old girlfriend.  Cute little blonde with perfect body.   Too much to put up with for the long run.   So keep the kids!
    by: xizang
  • How off the mark am I? Or am I?
    April 12, 2014 04:18 pm
  • Your absolutly right. Except for one point. Making change. Thats why junk has always been desirable, divisibility. You don`t want to tale some morons 8 year old spoiled crumb cruncher in change do you? I damn sure don`t.
    by: silver-dollar
  • What the hell do I do with it
    April 12, 2014 03:24 pm
  • Years ago, I had a very nice old neighbor next door.  He was a retired home builder, and I found out later from his daughter, after the old man died, that he had poured the foundation of his house with thousands of dollars in gold and silver coins tucked into the concrete.   I believe the family hired a contractor to come in, jack the house up, and chop out the foundation to retrieve the treasure.  Messy.   Perhaps an alternative might be to pour a little patio slab or sidewalk out back.   Maybe in sections.  You could take advantage of your innocent project's digging, etc. by tucking sealed plastic pipes full of your stash, just before pouring concrete.   Don't cover with anything too substantial.  Just enough to prevent casual digging by snoops.
    by: xizang
  • What the hell do I do with it
    April 12, 2014 03:16 pm
  • PS:  I'm also looking for a bulletproof place to stash a pile of silver.   Not that I have any, mind you.   After my horrible boating accident when all my guns, ammo and silver went to the bottom, I'm looking forward to one day in the future, having a couple of shiny old silver dollars again.
    by: xizang
  • What the hell do I do with it
    April 12, 2014 03:13 pm
  • Whatever you do, for God's sake, don't tell us - or anyone except your closest and most trusted relative or friend.  That would be the one and only person in the entire world who you're 100% certain would not rat on you for a reward from the government.   Someone needs to know, in the event you're killed in an accident, or drop dead from too much bacon grease some day. I would consider not only agents with metal detectors, but also fires, burglary or home invasion theft, or simple loss of control of the location.
    by: xizang