Did I get my money's worth?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by rosethe, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    I stopped in a Pawn shop today and they had a few silver half dollars.

    The Spot Price of silver was $29.20 and the melt value for a 50 cent was $10.55

    I paid $9 each (or 18x FV) for the ten coins.

    Did I do all right?

    I know pictures are probably unnecessary, because they are worn WL's and Franklins, but is there anything here worth anything more than melt?

    Singling out the best of each in a solo photo. What is that yellow stuff on the Walker Obv?

    Thank you all.

    5WalkersObv.jpg 5FranklinsObv.jpg 5FrankinsRev.jpg 1946WalkerObv.jpg 1960FrankHalfObv.jpg 1960FrankRev.jpg

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Any day you pay less than melt for PM is a good day.

    As for the Walker with the crud, it looks like some kind of residue from an adhesive. A dip in acetone could probably remove it. Though, if you are just holding for silver value, I don't see the point since that would cost more than what you ended up paying for them.
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  4. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yep you did well, good on you! :D
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  5. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Really good in my opinion.
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  6. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    I think I have completely changed tactics from what I was intending to do with My Father's Collection.
    I was wanting to sell off constitutional silver and buy better numismatic pieces. But, with the prices of metals such as they are, I think it's better not to sell off. I think it's time to buy or trade silver for gold equivalents. Buying for silver value, for sure. Look at JM Bullion-almost completely sold out of constitutional silver, and the local coin shop doesn't have hardly any gold for sale. To me, these are clear signs.
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  7. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Ponder your decisions and then rethink them before you choose a direction, just saying.
  8. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    I am pondering and re-pondering, then pondering again.
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