Silver Dollars

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Dave B
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Silver Dollars

Post by Dave B » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:52 am

I noticed that the Morgan Silver Dollars on E-Bay are going for $30.00 to $40.00 I'm wondering if these prices are a bit low since an ounce of silver is north of $32.00 US at the moment.. any opinions? I have a few of worthless silver dollars and silver coinage in general...does anyone know of the melt value of poor silver coinage?

Bill in Burl
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Re: Silver Dollars

Post by Bill in Burl » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:51 am

Are the coins all US or Canadian? Makes a difference as to troy weight.
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Techmoe
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Re: Silver Dollars

Post by Techmoe » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:31 am

As we sit, the spot price for silver is actually around $32 CAD (not USD).

This web site pretty much has all the information you need to figure melt values for North American coins

www.coinflation.com

TM

Dave B
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Re: Silver Dollars

Post by Dave B » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:48 pm

Thanks Bill in Burl and Techmo...the Morgan Dollars are obviously in US.numismatic $ values. If I looked up troy oz per coin would not the wear come into play and then the silver content? Having never sold silver so I have no idea how to do it...would you get the approximate price of a troy ounce or would the buyer heavily discount the value? I suppose it depends who you may approach...that in itself is an issue for me....I have purchased books and flips from Colonial Coins in Kitchener and feel they have a good reputation to uphold..maybe I will test the water with them...

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Re: Silver Dollars

Post by Dave B » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:54 pm

Thanks Techmo you web site you gave was very helpful...should have looked at it before I replied to you and Bill from Burl....

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Re: Silver Dollars

Post by Bill in Burl » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:11 pm

Canadian silver after 1920 was .800. As such, each face dollar (makes no difference the denominations) contains .6 troy oz of silver. Yes wear, and the hour-to-hour world silver price changes constantly ... as does the US/CAD exchange rate. That's why dealers will usually only give 90% of scrap silver price for circulated coins. They wiull give about 95% for mostly AU/UNC pieces, at least up here in Canuckland. Anyway, save the .6 oz per face dollar for Canadian coins.
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Dave B
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Re: Silver Dollars

Post by Dave B » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:49 pm

Thanks Bill from Burl...Hope to join the Ham Coin Club after this isolation...hopefully you will let me know where and when.

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Re: Silver Dollars

Post by Bill in Burl » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:08 pm

Thanks for your interest in joining the Hamilton Coin Society. The meetings are held on the first Monday of every month, at St. Michael's Anglican Church, 1188 Fennell Ave E, Hamilton. That's near the intersection of Fennell and Upper Ottawa. We haven't had a meeting since Feb and then the virus started to cancel the meetings and the ONA show. We usually have about 20-25 folks there. There's an auction and a short presentation every meeting.
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Re: Silver Dollars

Post by Dave B » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:09 am

Thanks for your info on HCS..

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