What's the gimmick on these half dollars?

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  1. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

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  3. GenX Enthusiast

    GenX Enthusiast Forensic grammatician

    Ah, a fool and his money...
     
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  4. furryfrog02

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  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

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  6. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Numismatic Hoarder

    How extremely accurate such sentiment is.
     
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  7. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

    i didn't get it either. no different than any other half
     
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    but but but...these were "Lost"....
     
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You can buy them for about $6-$7.50 each at any coin shop. Just an ad but it's a gimmick. Yes they are half Dollars. Yes they are 90% silver. Yes they are lost but only because they have been pulled from circulation and most people under 30 have never heard or seen them.

    Since they can sell them for whatever price they want, in this case $44.95, they can put them on sale and still make a killing. I would gladly buy them for $5.00 and sell them for $15.49. I'll triple my money. And yes, as the ad says, the lost coins have been melted down for the silver content and they are selling survivors.

    Go to your local coin shop and ask for junk Walking Half Dollars. You can get them for less than half that amount easily. Don't be fooled by ads like this.
     
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  10. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

    most morgans are "lost". although I wonder if they melted many down in the 80s?
     
  11. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I hope so. God-awful ugly coin that it is....
     
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    They melted everything that contained silver in order to find their overpriced programs.
     
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  13. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

    not a good bullion coin
     
  14. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Not a good coin at all, in my opinion. I know I'm in the minority here, but I cannot stand the design of the Morgan dollar. Obverse or reverse - both ugly. Way over-hyped.
     
  15. Wow, you too can get “one of the survivors.” Nice pedigree!
     
  16. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    If you have to ask the question...LOL
     
  17. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yeah, just another shyster trying to make a buck! :D
     
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  18. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

    I didn't have to. just trying to keep the forum alive. I stick with APMEX, Provident and JMB
     
  19. RICHARD K

    RICHARD K MISTY & SASHA

    If you want 90% silver, for just silver content,I always purchase 1964 Kennedy's, usually nice full weight coin. Just have to watch silver prices and shop around . a good price is about$6.00, $6.50.
     
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  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You should be able to buy Kennedy's, Franklin's and Walkers for the same price if buying for the silver content. Most dealers sell mixed lots for the same price as junk silver coins.
     
  21. RICHARD K

    RICHARD K MISTY & SASHA

    Yes, this is very true but worn coins are lighter and thus less silver content in bulk or singles
     
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