Bar Rescue

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  1. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector

    Episode 20 of the '70's silver art bar show:



    Yesterday, I purchased a complete 12-bar set of the 1975-1975 Hamilton Mint Norman Rockwell's 12 Best Loved Post Covers 1916-1960 in original mint packaging with COA's. I paid $227.40 for the 12-bar set ($18.95 per 1-oz silver art bar).
     
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  3. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Today's Score.
    Dow Jones 508 Black Monday round.
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  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Bar Rescue

    Forgive me........I thought this was a 'drinking' thread........I'll move on.
     
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  5. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    No worries.
    I struggled with the tile as I Hate that Bar Rescue show.
    If the show wasn't filled with all the screaming and BS drama, it might be worth a watch.

    I figured this is a Bullion Thread so I Borrowed the catchy name.
     
  6. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector


    I did buy one of those DOW rounds at a flea market earlier this year for $19. I ended up selling it for "only" $35. I made money on the sale (after ebay, PP and shipping costs) but I say "only" because I could have probably sold it for at least $50. I think that I saw a past auction on this round that it sold for $89. I live and learn.
     
  7. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector

    I did buy (rescue) some 1-oz '70's silver art bars from a coin shop while I was out of town on Friday (July 27) but I bought most of those as "business inventory" for the purpose of reselling on ebay. I bought a total of 13 1-oz '70's silver art bars from that coin shop. I paid $17.95 per 1-oz bar. Mainly those old bars are from Mother-Lode Mint, Hamilton Mint, Madison Mint. Very common ones.
     
  8. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Yes after I bought it because I thought it was cool, I checked on the bay to see what the were bringing.
    One sold for $60 last month and I think that was a little light, 3 listings up now between $80/$100.
     
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  9. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector


    At this point, I do not think that I have any silver art rounds in my personal collection. I have observed several different silver art rounds go for a large collector premium on ebay. If I come across a cool silver art round for .999 generic premium, I will buy it in order to flip it on ebay and use the net profit to buy a '70's silver art bar.
     
  10. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector

    Time flies when you are having fun...................

    Episode 21 of the '70's Silver Art Bar Show

     
  11. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    My Wallet is hating on me today.
    Something about these just Scream Cool.

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  12. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector

    Episode 22 of the '70's Silver Art Bar Show............



    A '70's silver art bar "rescue" at a flea market today.
     
  13. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Hole Lee Slim Pickens.
    Made a 600 mile round road trip world wind tour stopping in at a few coin/we buy G&S/pawn places.
    One silver bar rescued, last week the seller wanted $17.50.
    It's cool and all BUT Dang it's a 1/4 ounce bar.
    Every other shop was out of silver bars OR wasn't selling in this down market, I even offered $20 an ounce IF they had something cool just to get a peek of the NFS silver....No deal, not going to waste their time showing inventory.
    My last stop was the 1/4 ounce bar and the guy agreed the price was nuts.
    We agreed on $5 + tax in California.

    Banca cremi 1/4 onza.
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  14. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector

    Episode 23 of the '70's Silver Art Bar Show................



    Silver Producing Nations 12-bar set minted in 1973 by The Silver Mint (20 grams of .999 silver per bar).
     
  15. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Years ago I bought a delinquent safety deposit box auction lot that contained two 6 bar sets and a 12 bar set, all 3 sets have the brown woodgrain cases with serial numbers.
     
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  16. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    New arrivals, CEECO MINT.
    I tried to get silverart to pounce on these.

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  17. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    3 more pickups on the way home today.
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  18. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector


    Unfortunately, I missed out on those. I was on ebay a lot today but I was listing more old silver art bars for sale.

    Even though I missed out on it, I did buy a couple of old silver art bars today and I bought several 1981 Franklin Mint 2-gram and 3-gram sterling silver art bars yesterday from a local dealer.
     
  19. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

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    Well it's been a month or better, look what the cat dragged in....
    Makes a little more sense now, so you can define 20 BY 3.
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  20. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    I cracked the ceeco bars out of the tombs.
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    Also looks like I got lucky on the 1981-s proof set that came in the lot.
    It being a Type 2 set should recoup a third of the money spent on the lot.
     
  21. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector

    Episode # 24 of the '70's Silver Art Bar show...................



    Some '70's silver art bar rescues during this month of September.
     
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