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Posted: 5/1/2011 8:05:59 AM EDT
Recalled my mom having got a bunch of coins from my great uncle and we went through them last night.

Have alot of silver ones but besides current melt price how do I determinethe value?

Have alot of:
1880-1900s dollars
90% silver dimes
Canadian dollars
Some quarters
Coins marked %40 silver

Also silver uncirculated Canadian sets and various other silver proofs

All valuable collector coins were taken out by him so these arent rare other than being silver

Can anybody give me ballpark values?
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 8:10:42 AM EDT
Stop at wall mart and pick up an issue of coin world. It has the value of all the coins in the back. you can also look at all the dealer adds and see what they are selling certain coins for.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 8:15:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By stretch415:
Recalled my mom having got a bunch of coins from my great uncle and we went through them last night.

Have alot of silver ones but besides current melt price how do I determinethe value?

Have alot of:
1880-1900s dollars
90% silver dimes
Canadian dollars
Some quarters
Coins marked %40 silver

Also silver uncirculated Canadian sets and various other silver proofs

All valuable collector coins were taken out by him so these arent rare other than being silver

Can anybody give me ballpark values?


coinflation.com
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 8:21:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By stretch415:
Recalled my mom having got a bunch of coins from my great uncle and we went through them last night.

Have alot of silver ones but besides current melt price how do I determinethe value?

Have alot of:
1880-1900s dollars
90% silver dimes
Canadian dollars
Some quarters
Coins marked %40 silver

Also silver uncirculated Canadian sets and various other silver proofs

All valuable collector coins were taken out by him so these arent rare other than being silver

Can anybody give me ballpark values?


Google.

It isn't likely that a "collection" like this will have anything with real numismatic value.

If you're giving up on numismatic value and just want to know about the silver content, coinflation.com
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 8:37:02 AM EDT
Coinflation only shows you the melt value. Those old Morgans are worth way more than melt, even if they look like total junk.

Go here and look them up! http://www.pcgs.com/prices/default.aspx

Hopefully you have some "CC" in there!
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 8:45:08 AM EDT
Start out looking for key dates. Grade is everything with a collectable rare coin. Otherwise melt price for most "junk" silver coins.
http://www.oldandancientcoins.com/category/american-coins/
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 9:03:46 AM EDT
At the current spot price (~$48) most places will be willing to pay you around 31.5 times the face value of the coins.

So if you bought in 10 silver dollars, you would get around $315
Apply the math as applicable.

Just to be safe, even though you are sure that the 'good' coins are gone, check this page: http://www.numismedia.com/fmv/fmv.shtml

Unless the coins are graded (accurately) just use the price in the first column (G4)
You will see that more or less, the current rate is about where the collector value is sitting.
If you find a coin that is way off (worth more) post more about it here - someone here can help you learn more about.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 9:04:16 AM EDT
not the coin I was expecting
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 9:18:08 AM EDT
http://www.silverrecyclers.com/

Great melt value information...

Ted...
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:14:04 PM EDT
Thanks guys !
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:21:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 12:25:55 PM EDT by TacticalMOLONLABE]
I am rebuilding my Morgan Dollar set PM me the dates and mint marks you have.

ETA This is a Morgan



Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:36:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 1:21:50 PM EDT by macro]
Originally Posted By TacticalMOLONLABE:
I am rebuilding my Morgan Dollar set PM me the dates and mint marks you have.

ETA This is a Morgan


http://0.tqn.com/d/coins/1/7/t/0/-/-/1895_Morgan_Dollar_414-5394o500x500.jpg


Always tough to tell from an image online, and especially with the lighting in that photo, but that coin looks lightly cleaned....the light is glowing around the cheek...something seems off to me

ETA Some examples...

This is a Morgan that I graded an MS-63...


Here is a 1903 that would have been an outstanding specimen if some owner before me had left it the hell alone....unfortunately they took what was at least an AU coin, if not at least an MS-60 and buffed the obverse for God knows what reason...probably cleaning natural patena and tone off. As it stands today I grade this one AU details but cleaned (and that really hurts because the reverse is easily MS-64 quality)...


Link Posted: 5/1/2011 1:29:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TacticalMOLONLABE:
I am rebuilding my Morgan Dollar set PM me the dates and mint marks you have.

ETA This is a Morgan


http://0.tqn.com/d/coins/1/7/t/0/-/-/1895_Morgan_Dollar_414-5394o500x500.jpg


I'm pissed that I didn't rebuild my set years ago. Much more painful at today's prices.

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