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Old 06-05-2020, 12:04 PM
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Default Modern silver coins...what are they worth?

So...I want to set up a detector garden in my yard and I'd like to get some silver coins. A couple quarters, a couple dimes, maybe even a couple halfs. Just so I can set one of each at a mid depth and a deep depth. Anyways...if I'm not looking for coins in good condition because I'm going to bury them anyways, how much should I expect to pay for these 6 coins? I'm trying to get an idea because I was offered these coins and I want to make sure the price was fair. I'm assuming most are just selling based on current silver prices if the coin has no collector value.
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Old 06-06-2020, 12:12 AM
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You can probably find them for 15 times face value or so at a coin shop or show.

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Keep in mind that worn silvers can read a bit differently than crisper coins.
Id go for average circulated silver for the garden.

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coinflation.com (http://www.coinflation.com/) has up to the minute melt value for US coins.

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Originally Posted by amc rulz View post
Keep in mind that worn silvers can read a bit differently than crisper coins.
Id go for average circulated silver for the garden.
Interesting. I would not have thought that. Thanks for the heads up.
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Throw silver spot prices out the window.

For those six coins, $1.70 x face will cost you $25-$27 on average.

For instance, melt on a 1 oz. ASE is $17.50, but asking prices average $27.
Same with junk silver. Melt is about 12.5 x face but asking prices are averaging 15-16 x face.
Coin shops here arent open and shows have been cancelled. Your area may vary.

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Do your due diligence by seeing what those silvers sell for on ebay. amc rulz is absolutely correct when he says forget spot silver prices. Since they have not been made in mass for 56 years, any silver with a date visible brings a premium above melt value.

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