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Bobcape
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I just stopped by our local coin shop and dug through the "junk box". I got 5 King George English pennies dating 1916 to 1950, all 5 for $1. I also bought 2 rough walking liberties for $1.50 each. Has anyone else come across any bargains?

Bob
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I sure did! I went into a junk store and found 20 English pennies dating back to the early 1900s - 1960s. All the shop owner wanted was a dollar. Smile Smile
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A dollar a piece for a penny... you were robbed... Smile
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Were can you find coin shops such as these?
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I live in a small town in the Black Hills of South Dakota out in the middle of the great Prairie. The closest town over 100,000 population is about 5 hours away. I found my coins at a local coin shop here in town.

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I went to a dealer to ask for the junk silver coins. He doesn't have access to the vault on that day but he told me that there's a lot and always has those coins coming in. He's asking for about $2 Canadian for a WL half and about $6-7 for a Morgan dollar. I'll definitely go check that out again.
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Yes that is the way to go.

I may look up some Barbers in my coin sources vault.

Over the last four years I have been using washers from a home supply store.

I ruffed the edges on a wheel to bring them down in diameter so that they fit into a 50 cent (United States of America) size Okito Box, and match my other 50 cent sized coins.

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On 2003-10-29 13:52, Pete Biro wrote:
A dollar a piece for a penny... you were robbed... Smile


What I mean is that I bought 20 English pennies for $1.00 Smile
AlexWong
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When you talking about dealers, are you talking about coin collectors or something? I hardly find anyone in my county that deals with coins... or perhaps I am just ignorant of it.
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Hi Alex,
Yes I mean coin dealers, usually a small shop. I've found some in other towns that are only open a few days a week and they sometimes have great bargains. I've also had luck at pawnshops. Be advised though that coin dealers sometimes are not overly enthusiastic about coin magicians. They have a love for coin collecting and may not understand us wanting to buy coins to gaff (destroy) them. Good luck.

Bob
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Search “morgan dollars” on ebay.

Brian, I was kidding!!! Smile
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Thanks! I did a search on my yellow pages, think will make my way down when I have the time and see what they have available locally before I check out ebay.

Is it true that worn out coins have little value to dealers? I would hate to appear ignorant and end up getting ripped off by a dealer.
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Yes, by asking for some worn out junk coins, the shop owner ask me that if I'm a magician. He is a very friendly guy, maybe because other buy the silver junk coins are only getting them for melting the silver while a magician still use them as an act.

But what you shouldn't do is buy some valuable mint coin and tell them you going to scrap and gaff them for magic.
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Bong780,

Thanks, I will ask my local coin dealers and see what they have. I've checked out ebay, unfortunately, most bulk purchases I find only ship within US.

How do you gaff your own coins? Those require specialized machinery, do they not?
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I wish I had a nickel for every dollar I had. Smile
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The best bargain I ever got has to be a set of five soft Morgan Dollars for free!

A very nice and close friend gave me them after he found a shop in the UK with some in stock for a good price he then worked them himself to make them soft. They are a pleasure to use... especially for that price. Smile

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That reminds me... a friend of mine said he had a sack full of Morgan Dollars and would bring them by. I’ve got to call him (I think he is just out of the fire area.)
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By the way if anyone wants to have any coins worked on to make them soft, Ben Earle (the kind fellow who gave me the coins) is really talented at it.

Contact me and I can get you in touch with him. He is also one of the best coin workers I've seen.

Luke Jermay.
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My local coin dealer sells worn Morgan Silver Dollars for $7 each and the new 2003 American Eagles for $8 each.

He also has a junk box with loads of foreign coins that he sells any 8 coins for only a buck.

Those are some of the good bargains that I’ve come across.
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On 2003-10-29 19:13, Brian Proctor wrote:
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On 2003-10-29 13:52, Pete Biro wrote:
A dollar a piece for a penny... you were robbed... Smile


What I mean is that I bought 20 English pennies for $1.00 Smile


That works out to 5-cents each. Five-cents for a penny... Brian, you still got robbed! Smile
William Holcomb
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