Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by jonathan layne, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. jonathan layne

    jonathan layne Well-Known Member

    am i the only one that is collecting lead as a form of bullion?
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  3. Circus

    Circus Tokens Only !! TEC#4981

    Unless you are making bullets, for reloading what is the point. The current latest price for clean soft lead is .62 per pound. It won't climb that much in price in the future by much wheel weights and other non-cleaned scrap lead. Like the kind mined from the backstops of gun target ranges is going for .20¢ to.40¢ per pound
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  4. jonathan layne

    jonathan layne Well-Known Member

    mine is all melted range lead. i do it for a few reasons. if i need a weight for something im making. soon ill be making random things out of it. i need more fishing weights sometimes. it is free the way i get it and i know it isnt worth much but some people need it for different things.
  5. Circus

    Circus Tokens Only !! TEC#4981

    if that's what you are collecting it for then it works.
  6. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Yes Yes You Are....
    Some others probably save a bit, but NOT as Buillon.
    I have a bit of lead, not that I'll ever reload or make my own fishing weights.
    A bit of copper and aluminum cans, but again they get recycled for cash.
  7. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    never for bullion, but have collected lead for making fishing weights, duck decoy weights an bullets...
  8. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    I know it's easy and fun to make things with it but I'd stay far and away from collecting lead and especially from melting it. This is especially true of wheel balancing weights that may be seen on street curbs and whatnot as other toxic elements are mixed into them. Vincent van Gogh was said to have exhibited symptoms of lead poisoning and he ended up offing himself. I'd take what you have to the nearest scrap yard and be rid of it.
  9. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    It isn't actually bullion as that is defined as gold, silver , or other precious metals such as platinum and palladium, etc.. Copper, lead, iron steel, etc. is called a base metal.
  10. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    I know quite a few people that collect lead. Their collections typically run the gamut from .22 to .50 BMG.
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  11. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I love having chunks of lead around. About the most useful tool in my shop.
  12. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Grandfather made lead sinkers............ah, boyhood memories. :)
  13. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Duct tape is the most useful tool in my shop.......... devil.gif
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  14. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Lead would have many uses, but making
    Money wouldn’t be on of them....
  15. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    I didn't know that duct tape was a precious metal. I need to update my precious metal spreadsheet:)
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