Favorite 90% coin for stacking

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  1. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Over the last 25+ years I've been buying some 90% U.S coins.
    My average buy for one year is around $100 face. I always
    buy quarters when I do. Do you have a fav. when purchasing
    90% for fun or stacking?
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  3. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    Half dollars are my favorite. They circulated the least so they still hold the most weight. They also make that nice silver sound more clearly than smaller denominations.
  4. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

    Imho, I love silver because it’s more affordable for me. Mostly silver dollars. I limit myself to ten gold coins a year and at least 3 silver dollars a week. Any more than that and the wife will have a heyday! My sons love hearing the silver coins ring :happy:
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  5. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    My preferred option is anything that is 100+ years old.
    After that, anything that is still in better then good shape and cheaper the better.
    I don't seem to run into too many quarters though.
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  6. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    Halves. I used to CRH so I got used to them.
  7. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    My preference, but not what I usually get:

    1. Walking Liberty halves
    2. Mercury dimes
    3. Other halves and quarters
    4. Whatever I can get for 10x face (which is generally what I get, through my ‘network’, and not much of it)
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  8. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    Somewhat related to this thread, what buy/sell premiums are you all seeing? Buy back at my shop is $.75 under and sell is around $.25 over. Kind of discouraging considering the market for 90% was much higher a couple of years ago when buy back was melt and sell was $1.00 over for me.
  9. Mr Roots

    Mr Roots Underneath The Bridge

    I like Mercury Dimes...at this point in stacking for me I only want 90% because it’s fractional, best way is dimes.
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  10. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    Dimes are nice, especially to sell at gun shows!
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  11. Two Dogs

    Two Dogs Active Member

    JFK halves...no wear, easy to stack and count
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Silver Dollars. They hold their value.
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  13. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    @Bman33 Why are dimes easy to sell at gunshows?
  14. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    There is a survivalist crowd that typically go there.
  15. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    @Collecting Nut Is the premium you pay for dollars not higher than other 90%?
  16. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    @Ban33 I never thought about that angle.
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Typically a bit more but then each one has .7734 ounces of silver and Americans have a fascination with those large coins, especially Morgans.
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  19. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I think I like the Peace Dollars best, then the Walkers. I am working on my second complete set of Peace Dollars, and have a nearly complete set of Walkers—I think I'm missing the two rarest. I have a complete set of Franklins and I have all of the Washington quarters from '42 to '64, most could be certified and receive a high classification, but not worth the cost to do so. I'm also missing just the '16-D from the Mercury dimes. No attempt to begin an SLQ collection, as I cannot afford the time to do them right. Working on the Morgans right now.
  20. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    You can usually get $3-$6 dollars more than melt for low grade common Morgans.
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  21. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    Yes, but also the 90% dollars are much older than the 90% everything else, so there's that natural, age-related premium as well.
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