Helping someone liquidate a collection, came across some neat bars and would love some feedback/info

DD Posts: 2,036 ✭✭✭
edited September 13, 2019 5:35PM in Precious Metals




Maybe even some guidance on a price expectation. They were definitely more neat than the ASEs in the collection.

Best,
Daniel

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  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 6,077 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Daniel,
    Good luck with the liquidation,

    I would not use the slab of the $10 Gold for a photo platform though, you don't want to scratch it.

    You will get some good advice here on the silver bars.

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  • DD Posts: 2,036 ✭✭✭

    There's soft plastic on top of the hard plastic for the $10 gold.

    Best,
    Daniel

    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

    -Aristotle

    Dum loquimur fugerit invida aetas. Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero.

    -Horace
  • rte592rte592 Posts: 404 ✭✭✭
    edited September 13, 2019 9:14PM

    Well I'll throw this out there, using the Archie Kidd guide books....

    Prices jump all over the place.
    Probably realize a few dollars over spot to a collector.
    Most are pretty common.

    The Patrick mint curtis biplane they made 15,000 of so pretty many and not as much of premium over melt.

    The 2 USSC bars ( united state silver corporation) bring a little more money IF they have a serial number on the bar, these do not.

    The basic kitty hawk bar has a mintage of 7500.
    The California gold discovery bar doesn't seem to have a mintage number. 
    These bars would probably fetch a little over the melt price at auction (probably not more then $5 over melt) and the you would have fees associated with selling.
    Unless you put them up in the classifieds section here on the collector site

    You can search ebay sold listings for ballpark figures.

  • rickoricko Posts: 68,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would say those type of bars would sell best on the BST... no fees, good customer base. Cheers, RickO

  • OPAOPA Posts: 15,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rte592 said:
    Well I'll throw this out there, using the Archie Kidd guide books....

    Prices jump all over the place.
    Probably realize a few dollars over spot to a collector.
    Most are pretty common.

    The Patrick mint curtis biplane they made 15,000 of so pretty many and not as much of premium over melt.

    The 2 USSC bars ( united state silver corporation) bring a little more money IF they have a serial number on the bar, these do not.

    The basic kitty hawk bar has a mintage of 7500.
    The California gold discovery bar doesn't seem to have a mintage number. 
    These bars would probably fetch a little over the melt price at auction (probably not more then $5 over melt) and the you would have fees associated with selling.
    Unless you put them up in the classifieds section here on the collector site

    You can search ebay sold listings for ballpark figures.

    Agree. Common Art Bars that all could use a good bath. Not much of a premium over melt for most of them. I would sell them as a lot of 6 on the BST & you might get spot + $1 or $2. Good luck.

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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 27,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Silver art bars were very collectible in the 1970’s. The collectibility was greatly affected by the Hunt Brothers silver bubble of 1979-80. It never really recovered.

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