Puck "Cents"

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Phil Ham, May 11, 2013.

  1. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    Well, this should set the puck universe on fire. The mint has a set a limit of 13,750 on the Salt River puck, which would make it the lowest mintage of any puck (displacing George Rogers Clark at 14,731). Based on current demand, it appears that it will sellout in the next couple of weeks. In addition, they have raised the price of all remaining pucks (2019 and 2020) to $229 (were $154 & $178). As a note, only the Weir and Salt River pucks are currently available on the mint website. I'm guessing that most pucks will get an immediately boost in value based on these decisions from the mint. As is probably obvious, I also have all 53 pucks.
     
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  4. RICHARD K

    RICHARD K MISTY & SASHA

    REALLY HOPE SO, SILVER IS GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO AQUIRE AND PRICES ARE NOT REALLY DROPPING ON THE RETAIL MARKET. SPOT PRICE IS PAPER CONTRACTS WHICH ARE ALWAYS SOMEWAY MANIPULATED.THE U.S. GOVT. DOES NOT WANT YOU TO HAVE ANY METALS WORTH REAL MONEY IN YOUR HANDS. BEWARE
     
  5. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    Wow! This site has been going on for years. Today is the first day that I noticed it and I really appreciate everyone's input. I only collected 3 of, as you call it, a puck. I really didn't appreciate the size until I actually bought one back in 2011. I liked the Gettysburg, PA's "Puck", so I bought one. I didn't buy another one until 2017. I really, really liked the Ellis Island Puck so much that I bought 2. My Great-grandmother took her 5 children through Ellis Island. My grandfather was sick, so he stayed in quarantine for almost a year. My great grandmother and her children did odd jobs to make ends meet. They were headed to Utah, like all good Mormons did at that time, but ran out of funds in Indiana, where my mother and father were born and raised. The Ellis Island "Pucks" are now, safe in my SDB. I will pass it on to my son, along with all of the records I have of Ellis Island. Again, thanks for all of your input.
     
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  6. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    Welcome to Puck Cents. I loved your family history as in addition to coin collecting, I'm also into my ancestry and tracked many lines back over 1,000-years. It is cool that your great and grandparents came through Ellis Island and settled in Indiana.
     
  7. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    Now, if you want to know about my mother's parents and grandparents... She was raised in the hills of Tennessee. Her father was a deputy sheriff, but also a moonshiner. That was the only way he knew how to raise money to support his family. My mothers great, great grandparents came over to North America in the 1700's where they slaved in Strawberry Plains on the border of North Carolina. She had 8 brothers and sisters. She was raised in a home without plumbing and electricity. I had to stay with them when I was about 7 years old. (I'm 72 now.) My father said that my mother only married him to get running water and electricity. When she was 12, her father moved to Indiana. That's how she met my father. I won't go much farther because I could fill pages with the genealogy. By the way, her father gave me my first silver dollar when I was 13. I still have it. My other grandmother gave me a $2 bill. I also, still have it. Not in great shape tho. I am very lucky to have my family.
     
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  8. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    As expected, the Salt River is now unavailable at the mint. At the higher price of $229, it has apparently sold out at a mintage of 13,726 (13,750 maximum). It may become the keeper in this lot. The Weir puck is the only puck still available but it has a higher maximum mintage.
     
  9. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    I bought 2 5 ounce Ellis Island coins and 1 of the Gettysburg coin. I don't know how well the Ellis Island is doing for price nor the Gettysburg. Any idea how much they might be worth?
     
  10. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    I updated the value of the pucks today. Based on the sold values on eBay, it appears that the values of the pucks have yet to see the rise in the mint's prices to $229. Again, only the Weir puck is currently available at this higher price with the other pucks currently unavailable. The unavailable and currently lowest mintage Salt River Bay (13,726) puck sold out in record time and currently valued at about $190 but rising in value quickly. The Ellis Island (17,670) is currently selling at about $168 and the Gettysburg (24,625) is currently at about $208. I expect all pucks to raise further in value in the coming months as the market realizes the mint's substantial increase in puck prices from $154 to $178 to the October surprise of $229. As an interesting aside, Hawaii (14,863) has lost value lately down to about $490.
     
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