SAD (Silver Acquisition Disorder)

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cobguy

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Where are my fellow stackers?
Took in a nice "Bars for Coins" trade recently.

This deal was worked out back when silver dipped under $19/oz
Canadian Rounds on the right including Maples and the RCM Wildlife series.

Australia (Perth Mint) Koala's on the left.


 

cosmicfolklore

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Yes, they'll tarnish, but since it's pure silver, not as easily. .999 requires more sulfides in the air, so don't smoke around them.
I also have a bunch of these. But, I collect the bullion that used to be issued by different countries. You used to be able to get them from the bank as they'd release them as a part of international trade, but now they just issue notes. We have a coin shop down the road that saves them for me when he gets them in. I melt and use the silver in alloys for my artwork, but I set the really cool ones aside to keep. If I remember I will pull a few out of the safe tomorrow in the shop and post a few pictures.

 

bentmike

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I've not suffered with a bout of SAD in a while but I have a small collection. Mostly Pre-1964 U.S. Silver.



 

cobguy

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Nice Peace Dollar collection Mike!
I don't have many numismatics in my collection aside from a few Morgans.
Cosmic ... got pics?? :)

 

cobguy

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You are SOOOO very right ... good catch!
I looked really fast and started typing ... oops! :oops:

 

cobguy

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I love the poured bars Tom ... did you scrap and pour those yourself?

 

buzkirk

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Hit up a Estate sale and found, 1 SS necklace 5.2 gr and a very small, very impressive, US, 1840 half-dime in a bag of World coins.

Thought I had found a clay trade pipe, turned out to be a metal repro, W/O the reed stem. So no real value.
Got all for a dollar, I know silver is way down ($18.59 oz.) but, now is when to buy.
All it takes is one coin to make it worth while, and the 1840 is $75.00 in VG.
Tom

 

cobguy

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I know silver is way down ($18.59 oz.) but, now is when to buy.
Indeed ... just picked up some 10oz Johnson Matthey bars at $1.29 over spot! :D
Do you recall how much premium the machine was over spot price?
After converting AED to USD that 1oz Kangaroo is about $1860 .. $630 over current spot.

Currently, the same coin is going for about $1300 online at APMEX.

Depends how long ago the pic was taken though.

 
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