Nice bunch of silver found in a collection today

A 90-year old relative of mine asked me to look through his coins today, and I was happy to oblige. No key dates, but a nice pile of silver. I’ve never handled that many Mercs before—a real treat!!



    its always fun to look threw a group of coins. you never know what you may find in there! very cool

  • CameonutCameonut Posts: 6,087 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like the SLQs!

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  • BlindedByEgoBlindedByEgo Posts: 10,750 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a good time!

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 4,441 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice collection of silver. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 3,718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice. Any 1919-P Mercs? Check for the obverse doubling.

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  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 3,789 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Look out for 21 +21 d Mercs and 32 mm quarters. Looks like fun. Good Whitman or Dansco fodder.

  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 3,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin arrangement!

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  • ADGADG Posts: 295 ✭✭✭

    Silver on parade!

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  • BaleyBaley Posts: 20,886 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Look to have been pulled from circulation two generations ago

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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 21,143 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sure is fun to do those things!!

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  • Wow! This is a visual treat and instant high for all collectors... love the way you have grouped and arranged them.. Cheers!

  • rmorganrmorgan Posts: 145 ✭✭✭

    Opportunities like that don't come along often. Sure, they might all be fairly well circulated, but going through an unsearched group of coins like this stirs up the excitement of search and discovery. Makes me feel like a kid again - back in the days when I actually could stumble upon these in circulation.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 66,621 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is great... I believe most of us would jump at the chance to search a pile of silver like that... A lot of fun even if no special treasure is found. Cheers, RickO

  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 1,627 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some of those have nice original skin. Some CircCams. Thanks for sharing!

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 13,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Noice! :D ;)

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 3,747 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 11, 2019 12:44PM

    Nice coins! Love the arrangement.

    Friend of mine had something similar in frame hung up in his den (not as many) It was stolen by GF on her way out never to return.

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 19,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can see why that would be fun to go thru.

  • KudbegudKudbegud Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bet your relative was pleased too. Fun for any collector.

  • BackroadJunkieBackroadJunkie Posts: 3,281 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep, I was able to run my hands through a pile of silver a few months ago from my parents.

    Nothing rare, all circulated, but fun as hell... :D

  • mustangmanbobmustangmanbob Posts: 1,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To me, it would be interesting to know:


    Looking at the dates, even the 1960's quarters show considerable wear, so were they random coins that wandered in late, or why did they get pulled when they did? With so many Merc's, it would seem that silver Roo's were not being kept for some period, but Merc's yes, so was it the silver or the "obsolete" coin. Also, all the SLQ's are date slicked, which calls to use the diagnostics for the 1916's.

    Having pulled a lot of silver in the 1960's, I would hazard a guess that in 1966, if you went to the bank and got $500 of dimes, quarters, and half dollars, you would pull more silver and better silver, that was is here. Just thinking about what triggered the saving and timeframe of the coins.

    These would have been good candidates for the $50 an ounce silver melt.

  • toyz4geotoyz4geo Posts: 911 ✭✭✭✭

    Now for silver to hit $50 again. But then, sometimes sentimental attachment outweighs the $$$. Neat stuff to look through.

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    Let us know if you find any interesting errors.

  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 4,684 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @toyz4geo said:
    Now for silver to hit $50 again. But then, sometimes sentimental attachment outweighs the $$$. Neat stuff to look through.

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    I have very very little sentimental attachment to *things *.
    That helps in this business.

  • PurpleEchoPurpleEcho Posts: 42 ✭✭✭

    I'm fortunate.
    I have very very little sentimental attachment to *things *.
    That helps in this business.

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