Best old silver coin for investment?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by ibuycoinsoffebay, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. I done my research and i think that high grade peace dollars are a good investment. Is that correct?
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't reccommend any coin for "Investment" purpouses. Others may disagree.
     
  4. Well I don't buy coins solely for investment. But I don't want to buy a coin that depreciates
     
  5. Which silver coin series have the highest demand?
     
  6. Youngcoin

    Youngcoin Well-Known Member

    I would second furry frog and not choose any for investment purposes, being that the market changes. Also what type of investment bullion or numistic?

    Thanks,
    Jacob
     
  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Do a little research my friend. Take the time and learn.
     
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  8. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Then don't buy coins...mostly serious answer.
     
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  9. But I like collecting coins
     
  10. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Cost/investment potential...Roosevelt dimes>Washington quarters>1964 halves> Franklin halves
     
  11. So you're saying that roosevelt dimes have the highest potential?
     
  12. Santinidollar

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    Collect coins for fun and within a hobby budget.
     
  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    They cost less, so the ratio to the return could be greater. Buying something like 3 cent silvers is really getting into numismatics.
     
  14. RhinoEmpire

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    If I were going to invest in a single silver coin it would have to be a Flowing Hair Dollar. A Bare-Breasted Liberty Quarter would also be on my list. Both are an amazing part of US history.

    This topic might be better suited on the US coin forum.
     
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  15. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate Supporter

    I would think that the only good coins for investment are those priced out of the range of most people on this forum.
     
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  16. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    That's largely a timing issue. The collectables market acts just like every other market. It has it's ups and downs, and series within the market and different grade levels of the series can go hot and cold independent of anything else.

    There's a lot of truth to that. Those coins have buyers whose wealth and spending money is minimally impacted in almost any economic condition and some of those coins they know they may only get one shot at in their lifetime so they risk missing out on it forever if they don't pay up and it ends up sitting in a collection for a couple decades.
     
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  17. old49er

    old49er Well-Known Member

    I think Carson City Morgan Dollars would be a good choice.
     
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  18. fish4uinmd

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  19. Two Dogs

    Two Dogs Member

    Your best return on investment for old silver coins might just be a bag of 90% junk silver. Guessing the future for numismatic appreciation on coins gets my crystal ball looking foggy.
     
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  20. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    As with most collectables, picking a good investment is challenging. Maybe you should ask the question differently? "What area of history or numismatics looks the most interesting to me". Then do some research on that series or time period. Then, if the market tanks, you'll still have something you can look at and enjoy.

    BTW: I really thought that the US Commems commemorating the Civil War would hit big in in 2011-15. I searched for a while and ended up buying some very nice, higher grade, Gettysburg, Antietam, Grant and Stone Mountain issues. The good thing is that I like Civil War History so I enjoy the coins, even though the market is lower than when I bought them
     
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