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Michael Rubinstein
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I was just at a coin show, looking for Barbers. Boy, the price of coins have gone up! Morgans started at $25 each, and you couldn't get a silver half dollar of any type under $11 - which I was told is the melt value for a half dollar. My advice is that if you see any silver half dollars - kennedys, Franklins, Walking Liberties, and Barbers, UNDER $11, get them now, as the price keeps going up!! I expect that the gaffs will be going up as well, as the cost of silver increases.
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mago.niko
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As a beginner I started with the ordinary series of half dollars.. And now everytime I'm thinking of replacing them with silver ones, they are so expensive that I always prefer to buy several books and dvds with the same money..
Maybe I'll never replace them Smile
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J-Mac
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Here's the chart for January 21, 2011:

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Sammy J.
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Good advice, Michael.
I'm glad I "stocked up" on Silver coins a couple of years ago. '64 Kennedys were $5.00 each and Walking Liberties were $7.50 each.
My dad collected coins when I was a kid. He has given me 10 Morgans, 4 of which fit my Triple Threat Ex Sh**l perfectly.
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Yea I think The Last Morgans Todd got where like $ 30.00 Each! Smile
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Michael Rubinstein
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Cool chart! But its a shame that all of our old currency is valued not by conditon or date, but by the value it is worth when you melt down the coin. I asked one of the dealers today, no one has any idea of how many coins get melted, and how many are really left. When I was a kid I saved mercury head dimes. I am saddened that if I bring it to a coin dealer, they are just going to flat out offer me two bucks a coin. I just bought 66 barber half dollars, I usually sell them along with three old copper coins, but I might just hold onto them.
Available at dealers EVERYWHERE - RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used in the book.
Jonathan Townsend
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Anything less than XF or AU is a tough call when it's also made of precious metal.

If you want MS grade coins - should be no problem if you are willing to pay for them.

For reference: http://www.numismedia.com/fmv/grades.shtml
...to all the coins I've dropped here
mavericklancer
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If anyone wants to check the daily price of silver, this is a great source:

http://www.silverrecyclers.com/Calculato......tor.aspx

I always check it before going to a coin shop =).
PAUL K
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Remember in the 1980's when Jimmy Carter was president and Silver hit $50.00 an ounce because of the Hunt Brothers. Then president Reagan was in and the price went to under $9.00 an ounce. I was going to the banks in the 70's and going through the rolls and saving all of the silver Kennedy Half Dollars.
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