I miss cheap silver from the 1990s

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by The Eidolon, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    When you could get a fun variety of foreign silver coins for under a dollar each.
    Please feel free to post any other coins with obsolete pricing.
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  3. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    My first mail order coin was an American silver eagle for $7 from Littleton. Oh, those were the days.
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  4. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    @The Eidolon Take a pair of pliers and squeeze the staples
    so they don't scratch your coins.
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  5. Hus.thaler

    Hus.thaler Active Member

    I plucked a couple of British trade dollars from a dealer's junk silver bin for ~$10 or so back then.
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  6. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Not quite 90's.... but close. I got my driver's license in 2001. There was a pawn shop near where I lived, and I'd sort through their silver bin. Every once in a while I'd find something cool. Here's one:

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  7. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

  8. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter World Numismatist

    Not exactly foreign, but I felt it was relevant considering the topic. I'm pretty sure these coins were flipped over 20+ years ago, considering the price and age of the flips.

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    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
  9. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Cheap silver from the 90s was great, but the salary was a similar fraction of today also. I prefer the higher salary and the moderate silver cost of today.
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