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.
" Silver Dollar - if I cash out now I cannot buy silver in Ecuador for anywhere near this ridiculously low price. Its just that I have been concerned that when things collapse all I will be able to get over here is the cash. And I have to worry if some government will steal all funds in goldmoney.
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I am thinking avoid the ASE's (I have some) as they are prolly tracked by Big Bro... at least the bulk purchases, as I started out with. But that went down in Lake Monroe, stupid of me to take the stack with me on vacation! You are best off buying with cash, and junk is usua... "Reply To: EBAY: ASE's at 40% PREMIUM
Call it a Petit Mal, mild stroke, or just a temporary lapse of sanity, but I went against my junk coin roots last night. Earlier, I had stated my preference for junk. This remains true to this day, but last night I purchase some silver from Apmex that in no way can be considered junk:
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" I feel ya Mary. My average buying cost is around $30....Although as you said, I still believe in all the fundamentals, and where silver SHOULD be, its hard not to get discouraged at WHERE IT ACTUALLY IS!
"200 years from now your silver will still be valuable."
Statements like this absolutel... "Reply To: My Faith in Silver is Just About Broken
" LOL, it was a free non sanctioned test. Just wanted to see how much I already knew. Learning curve should be a piece of cake.
Things I have been wondering though are whether the gov would shut down those frequencies in a SHTF scenario. No point in heading in that direction if it's a lost ca... "Reply To: Ham radio
" The error I see stackers making is the value of their stash in fiat. Fiat that is rapidly losing any purchasing power and is losing its usefulness. Price your stack in real world goods to see how you are doing. $4 silver years ago bought 8-16 gallons of gas, $21 silver still buys 8 gallons of gas... "Reply To: My Faith in Silver is Just About Broken
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