Is It Time To GIVE UP On Silver???

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by fretboard, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    I just went to a show yesterday. Premiums on silver are still high but I'd rather go to a show, that way I don't pay shipping. I don't think I did too badly though. I picked up a 1917-D Mercury dime in Fine for $13, and 1943-S Merc MS-60 for $8 and a 1918 Walker in Good for $11 among a few others. I don't have a big coin budget as I am getting ready to retire, but I try to find deals when I can. One thing I did see, though, that made me cringe, was a lot of dull looking, cleaned coins that were selling at regular prices with no mention of cleaning (all raw coins in 2X2s). One dealer had a bunch of large cents that he was selling for $15 a pop, that all looked like they spent a lot of time in the ground. Some were cleaned, but all of them were UGLY. I passed...
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  3. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    I was bored and turned on the TV and a Re-run GAMESHOW popped up a question, " what company is the worlds largest consumer of silver?" Needless to say that question popped my attention to full alert. Answer: " Kodac" HUH??? A camera company buys all the silver? (this re-run was filmed back in the 70's and those heavy thick X-rays needed silver). Ok that explains why the "films" are so heavy (shot a few X-rays as a medic in the Army back then) Ok now back to present time and digital X-rays. Is Kodac STILL the king of silver or is there someone else on that throne? Something to ponder on.
  4. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

    ummm, you realize people don't use "film" much anymore?
  5. Southernman189

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  6. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    right, that's why I said "back to present time and digital X-rays"
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  7. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    The biggest (non-bullion) demand these days is in the photovoltaic (solar energy) industry. Medical industries are also slowly using more.
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  8. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    They’re going to create quite an underground black market.
  9. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Drinking liquid silver for all my ailments.
  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Careful, that may leave you feeling a little blue...

  11. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

  12. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Still Recovering

    Wasn't it under $14 briefly only 2 years ago?
  13. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Silver kind of making a run back up :)
    and that’s always good news.
  14. Derek2200

    Derek2200 Well-Known Member

    If can buy right move quickly. Current premiums too high, will fall soon.
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