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Local dealer sold me a stack of vintage blue books

WeissWeiss Posts: 9,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

Including a 5th edition (1946).

We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
--Severian the Lame

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    WeissWeiss Posts: 9,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love how it says "U.S. Trade Dollars are still circulating in the Orient".
    As shocking as that seems, it's roughly the same timespan for the 1965 quarters we still see circulating.

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
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    mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love the "Flying Eagle" double eagles.

    Mark

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    GoldbullyGoldbully Posts: 16,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now that's a stack of an amazing coin history.

    Congratulations Weiss, you are now a keeper and caretaker of numismatic history.

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    Tom147Tom147 Posts: 1,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What year was this from ?

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What is shown,clean pages. Are all the pages just as clean? How are the bindings?

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss said:
    Love how it says "U.S. Trade Dollars are still circulating in the Orient".
    As shocking as that seems, it's roughly the same timespan for the 1965 quarters we still see circulating.

    I’m surprised to see them valued at less than $1!?

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 20, 2024 7:36PM

    @Walkerguy21D said:

    @Weiss said:
    Love how it says "U.S. Trade Dollars are still circulating in the Orient".
    As shocking as that seems, it's roughly the same timespan for the 1965 quarters we still see circulating.

    I’m surprised to see them valued at less than $1!?

    Blue book is dealer buy prices, not retail prices.

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can someone hook me up with an old time dealer that prices inventory with one of these '46 blue books?

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,599 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jayPem said:
    Can someone hook me up with an old time dealer that prices inventory with one of these '46 blue books?

    Dealers used that book to buy, not to sell.

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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,664 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another thread that reminds me of my blunder 8 years ago when I moved and lost all my books. I didn't have anything from the 40s but I did have red and blue books from the 50s

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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,910 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll just put out an open offer to buy anything at double what’s listed in that book.

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:

    @Weiss said:
    Love how it says "U.S. Trade Dollars are still circulating in the Orient".
    As shocking as that seems, it's roughly the same timespan for the 1965 quarters we still see circulating.

    I’m surprised to see them valued at less than $1!?

    They weren't legal tender at that time, and wouldn't be until 1965. Common dates were priced as bullion.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,981 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @airplanenut said:
    I’ll just put out an open offer to buy anything at double what’s listed in that book.

    Careful. You might be paying crazy prices for some BU rolls

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    WeissWeiss Posts: 9,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    What is shown,clean pages. Are all the pages just as clean? How are the bindings?

    A few light pencil marks in the cents section. Other than that it seems to be tight and complete.

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yosclimber said:

    @Walkerguy21D said:

    @Weiss said:
    Love how it says "U.S. Trade Dollars are still circulating in the Orient".
    As shocking as that seems, it's roughly the same timespan for the 1965 quarters we still see circulating.

    I’m surprised to see them valued at less than $1!?

    Blue book is dealer buy prices, not retail prices.

    Yes, I know that, just surprised to see many of them valued at 60 cents….which I guess may have been bullion content.

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,831 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow... so buyers were paying a whole quarter more in premium for an 1893S Morgan Dollar?? 75 cents over face for an 1895??!!

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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,704 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss said:
    Love how it says "U.S. Trade Dollars are still circulating in the Orient".
    As shocking as that seems, it's roughly the same timespan for the 1965 quarters we still see circulating.

    1956 Nickels

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    MartinMartin Posts: 841 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lkenefic said:
    Wow... so buyers were paying a whole quarter more in premium for an 1893S Morgan Dollar?? 75 cents over face for an 1895??!!

    Some things never change😂

    Martin

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    CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 650 ✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:

    @Weiss said:
    Love how it says "U.S. Trade Dollars are still circulating in the Orient".
    As shocking as that seems, it's roughly the same timespan for the 1965 quarters we still see circulating.

    I’m surprised to see them valued at less than $1!?

    They had been devalued, and weren’t revalued until the coinage act of 1964.

    Cheers, and God Bless, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CRHer700 said:

    @Walkerguy21D said:

    @Weiss said:
    Love how it says "U.S. Trade Dollars are still circulating in the Orient".
    As shocking as that seems, it's roughly the same timespan for the 1965 quarters we still see circulating.

    I’m surprised to see them valued at less than $1!?

    They had been devalued, and weren’t revalued until the coinage act of 1964.

    Thanks.
    I did look at my earliest Redbook, 1955, and prices were significantly higher. Of course, there was probably a much larger collector base by then. Still, I suspect many of the posted prices were “optimistic” for the dealers. I doubt many of the Proof only issues were really being sold at FV or lower. But perhaps….

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    rec78rec78 Posts: 5,691 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:

    @Weiss said:
    Love how it says "U.S. Trade Dollars are still circulating in the Orient".
    As shocking as that seems, it's roughly the same timespan for the 1965 quarters we still see circulating.

    I’m surprised to see them valued at less than $1!?

    Trade dollars were de-monitized and with the silver value at the time, was less then $1.00, yes they sold for less then face value, because demonitized coins have no face value.

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    ajaanajaan Posts: 17,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My late uncle's catalogue





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    Don

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