80% BU Canadian Silver Dollars?

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  1. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    "What ever makes you happy"!! I have some and just love the Canadian Coins of all denominations. :)
     
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  4. Mkm5

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    Me too, probably since I lived in Detroit just across from the Canadian border and US/Canadian coins were frequently intermingled. I never saw any halves or dollars circulating here though. I saved every older Canadian coin I found!
     
  5. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Unless you live in a remote area, I say shop a show....Im sure that you would be paying that high a premium on the coins at a show. Sure the dealer has mark up...but not what they are asking,plus having done business with them my self in the past....I can assure you that they are much higher,plus the rates they charge for payment plans.
    I love the Canadian silver dollars I believe that the last 1 I purchased was like $9.
     
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  6. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    $18/ea. seems high (each coin has .6 oz of silver by ASW, with silver at $23.56/oz that's $14.14 melt value per coin) but not absurdly so.

    When I get some I don't want to keep, I usually sell them at 10% over spot (my normal "junk" world silver rate) unless they're 1958 and older, then they usually bring at least $20/each.

    They're pretty common those years, too, so no real "scarcity" premium unless they were in something like an original bank roll (not sure if those exist in Canada, though, so don't quote me on that.) Most coin shops I frequent are more than happy to sell them at spot, since they tend to pile up due to the lower than 90% silver content.
     
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  7. Eric the Red

    Eric the Red Supporter! Supporter

    I kinda like them, as I don't have any:)

    I just ordered 6, since they are in BU condition.
    Not a terrible price if you like them.

    By ordering a half dozen hopefully get a few different coins/years in the order.
    Keep in mind MKM5 if you order a roll you most likely get the same coin in a BU roll.
    Thanks for posting them.
     
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  8. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    It's your money, but the cost per coin is "sticking it to you" with APMEX.
     
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  9. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    Geesh I just bought a 1937 one for $45 and it was circulated.
     
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  10. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I was going through some old stuff today and found two 1962 Canadian silver dollars that I had put away when I was 8 or 10 years old. At that time, my father commanded a USAF refueling squadron at Fort Churchill, Manitoba. We spent two of the best years of my life up there. They made me learn French - it didn't stick. I saw wild polar bears often, marveled at the aurora borealis, and played inside the carcasses of dead whales that washed up on the shore. For a ten-year old boy who was free range, it was paradise.

    Those dollars still have mint luster but they are heavily toned from being in paper coin envelopes for 60 years.
     
  11. Eric the Red

    Eric the Red Supporter! Supporter

    That order came in.
    Here is what I got.

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  12. I always aquire any of the Canadian silver. I have some individual mint dollars that were only sold at the Canada mint store in person. Very nice.
     
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  13. Mickey in PDX

    Mickey in PDX Active Member

    I love those big Canadian Dollar coins. The whole canoe thing. Makes the coin appear to be in motion. I say go for it.
     
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  14. runninghorse1

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    I bought an AU 1963 Canadian Silver Dollar at Brimfield Antiques Market in Mass about 4 years ago for $15. I liked the design, the size, and the low price when compared to Morgan and Peace dollars. I caught the "collector's bug" and have tried to complete the set of Canadian silver dollars from 1935 to 1967. There are two or three tough dates in the series, but lots of fun to collect and not as tough on the wallet as some of the US dollar coins. I still collect the US dollar coins but it is tough on my budget as I'm looking for the better dates.
     
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  15. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The voyager dollars are quite attractive, but don’t expect to get one as nice as the one the seller is showing in their ad. Like Morgan and Peace Dollars, they most have bag marks and wear. Real Gem quality pieces are scarce and surprisingly expensive.
     
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  16. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I had a complete set of these coins at one time in grades ranging from AU to one in Gem Unc. The 1947 varieties and the especially the 1948 Dollar are where the rubber meets the road with respect to high prices.
     
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