...and the results are the exact opposite of what I thought should naturally happen.
For all my silver coin auctions (including one auction involving gold), I got less than melt from them. The auctions resulted in about $100 less on average than what I thought they would bring in.
But the kicker is that all my auctions that involved little or no precious metals, have mostly sold for way more than I have expected.
At least I have (almost) reached my minimum overall sales goal. If it wasn't for the latter auctions making up for it, I would have been quite upset.