Franklin halves at Bank but I only collect foreign

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Gallienus, Dec 17, 2018.


Is the quality US coin market still too expensive? (as of 12-17-2018)

Poll closed Jun 17, 2019.
  1. yes and it will keep going up

  2. yes but it will go down

  3. no, quality coins are a great buy at these prices

  4. no, quality coins will continue to go down

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  5. prices will remain the same in the foreseeable future

  1. Gallienus


    This past friday, 12/14/18, when I went to the bank they had some silver half dollars. This was a slight dilemma as I normally only collect certain foreign coins. One reason is that I've found US coins to be too expensive.

    So the question is should I break with tradition and buy these at face? It is quite unusual for me to find Franklins at the bank so maybe it's a sign from somewhere that I should consider collecting US again?

    Okay, to be fair there was only 1 Franklin: but there were 2 other silver halves: a really nice 1966 and a 1965. I guess the 40% silvers are common finds still?
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  3. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

    I try to stay well rounded just for profitability. I don't coin roll hunt but I always check my change. I would buy them for face just for the profit that is easy to make.
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  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    At face? Absolutely! Rather like bending over to pick up a dollar bill off the street the way I see it. That Franklin is near ten bucks in silver value alone.
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  5. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    How do you lose by not buying them at face? Am I missing something?
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  6. Blissskr

    Blissskr Well-Known Member

    Buy them for face and then resell them at melt and buy foreign coins if you like. Seems like a no brainer...
  7. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member


    Add me to the group perplexed by the OP's sincere(?) question.
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Anytime you can buy silver for face value it's a bargain, regardless of what you collect. Buy all the bank has and ask if any other tellers have some.
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  9. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    Why would you ever not buy silver halves at face?

    Someone is offering me $5 bills for 50 cents a piece... should I do it?
  10. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I bought a $2 bill on ebay for $1 with free shipping.
  11. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    Yes, yes, every day and twice on Sunday, yes.
  12. jonathan layne

    jonathan layne Well-Known Member

    you buy it then ill buy it from you if you dont want it
  13. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    are you SERIOUS?
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  14. jonathan layne

    jonathan layne Well-Known Member

  15. jonathan layne

    jonathan layne Well-Known Member

    i cant find one anywhere
  16. Mkman123

    Mkman123 Well-Known Member

    this must be a trolling post. Seriously?
  17. jonathan layne

    jonathan layne Well-Known Member

  18. Mkman123

    Mkman123 Well-Known Member

    OP can get silver coins for face value but is asking us if he should do it? I mean, thats like asking us, I see a $100 bill on the ground, should I pick it up?
  19. jonathan layne

    jonathan layne Well-Known Member

  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The OP lives on the dark side. US coins are foreign to him.
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  21. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor Supporter

    Accusations or suggestions of members using drugs ( even in joking mode) will be deleted and if it is continued activity will become limited. Jim
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