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SAD (Silver Acquisition Disorder)

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  1. 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.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. masonwarden

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    Do silver coins ever tarnish?

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  3. buzkirk

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    Great pick up !

    Posted 5 years ago #
  4. 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.

    Michael
    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. cobguy

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    Yes, they'll tarnish, but since it's pure silver, not as easily.

    Exactly ... I handle them with the "white gloves".

    I will pull a few out of the safe tomorrow in the shop and post a few pictures

    That would be cool if you have the time!

    Great pick up!

    Thanks!

    Posted 5 years ago #
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    @cosmicfolklore - I always wondered what you used for your work.

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  7. 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.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  8. 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??

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  9. kcvet67

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    Those are Mercury dimes, not Peace dollars.

    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
    -- Thomas Jefferson
    Posted 5 years ago #
  10. cobguy

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    You are SOOOO very right ... good catch!

    I looked really fast and started typing ... oops!

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  11. buzkirk

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     photo silverbulk_zpsfd65cdb1.jpg

    pic of my bulk pours and random coins !

    Tom

    Posted 5 years ago #
  12. cobguy

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

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  13. 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

    Posted 4 years ago #
  14. peckinpahhombre

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    Very cool. These were vending machines I saw at a mall when I was in Dubai two years ago:

    Posted 4 years ago #
  15. buzkirk

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    Luv the Disclaimer "Gold can only be bought with cash. Please Select !" LOL !

    Tom

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    Do you recall how much premium the machine was over spot price?

    Allan
    Posted 4 years ago #
  17. 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!

    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.

    Posted 4 years ago #

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