What's worth setting aside in a flip? (Bulk world silver)

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by The Eidolon, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Looking for something in my unsorted silver coins today, I wondered which unpackaged silver might be worth setting aside in a flip. Most (but not all) of these were bought at close to melt between ~1995-2000. None are packaged, so I don't know the exact purchase prices or dates. Thanks for any advice.
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I'd put it all in flips, so you can note the silver weights (ASW) and other pertinent information.

    Looks like a neat lot.
  4. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Love those crown sized coins!
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    This is what I do with all my world silver
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Exactly. And by keeping track of the bullion content (ASW) of each coin, it makes it easier to tally up your holdings for silver stacking purposes, in a spreadsheet or whatever. Then calculating the total bullion value of your stash becomes easier, whether just for record keeping or when it’s time to sell.
  7. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    There are some fairly valuable items in that lot. First ones that got my attention are the trade dollar and Russian rubles. Not sure if this is a match, but it might be. I just purchased a 1897 graded F and it was way above melt.

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  8. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    All of my foreign "stacking" silver is in PVC free flips with the
    info as mentioned above.
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  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Get out of my brain! :)
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  10. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I'd put all of those in flips (for my binders) and likely the half crown sized coins too (30mm+ diameter).

    The small(er) diameter coins would be evaluated for 'scarcity'/rarity' and/or condition and put in flips accordingly for the long term hold collection.
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  11. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    I can't be positive, but some of your coins have a greenish tint that may indicate PVC residue. You may want to check and give them a short acetone soak if needed before putting them in new flips

    FWIW: I would put all of them in a flip or 2x2
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  12. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    They've always been loose since I got them, but maybe some of them were in PVC flips before that. I'm no longer a working chemist, so I can't "borrow" acetone from lab any more. Any recommendations as to a good place to get some that will leave minimum residues?

    BTW, these were never one "lot", I just picked out the most promising of the junk or unpackaged silver I got from about 4 shops over a several year period.
  13. Heavymetal

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