Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mkm5, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:21 PM.
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never consider AU Walkers "junk silver", whether or not they carry a numismatic premium.
Hmm. I think of "Constitutional silver" and "junk silver" as synonyms, just directed at different audiences or moods. I wouldn't use either term for a nice Walker or Merc -- unless, of course, I were making an offer to buy.
This one I found in a lot of 100 Walkers the local jewelry shop just got in for scrap.
Bought them all and sorted through finding a few nice ones, and also a few decent Barbers.
Its kinda like coin roll hunting and stacking combined!
When I started this thread I typed constitutional then switched it to junk thinking it was the more familiar term.
I often get funny looks when referring to constitutional, as not everyone is familiar with the term!
LCS has got me calling all of it "90% silver". He doesn't like the term "junk". It's rubbed off on me.
I been playing with coins a mighty long time but never heard the term “Constitutional Silver” until I joined CT. Is that a new term? Something that sounds more marketable than junk silver?
It plays into a certain popular mindset for a large subset of precious-metal enthusiasts. I've come across it fairly frequently, usually along with a lot of other opinions that aren't subjects for discussion here.
jeffB couldn't have said it better. beautiful coin.
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