Silver Buy Brag Thread

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby recyclersteve » Sun Sep 23, 2018

jareksdad wrote:
recyclersteve wrote:This one goes way back- to January, 2009. I was visiting a friend in Florida and happened to be near the West Palm Beach area where something like 1/3 of the country club members had accounts with Bernie Madoff (who had been arrested a month earlier for one of the biggest frauds in history).

These clients stood to lose a lot of money, so there was a local pawn shop on national TV (CNBC) saying how much high end stuff they were receiving because of this.

I saw that they had some Kennedy halves in there. There were a bunch that had no silver, but they were mixed in with 40% silver coins in the same tub for $1 each. I created 3 stacks of coins, a total of about 50 coins. On top of each stack I placed a non-silver coin. Under the top coin, all the others were 40% silver. I was able to get all of them for $1 each. They always talk about how pawn shops rip people off and so forth. It was nice to actually get a bargain from one for a change.

Didn't you post this on RC with not so flattering results.....


Should be the same results. Can you find the post and quote it? Maybe I'm being confused with someone else?

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby recyclersteve » Sun Sep 23, 2018

It wasn't like I made $100,000 on the deal. But the concept of buying something from a pawn shop for well less than it was worth was especially appealing to me.

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby recyclersteve » Sun Sep 23, 2018

Purple and Gold wrote:
recyclersteve wrote:This one goes way back- to January, 2009. I was visiting a friend in Florida and happened to be near the West Palm Beach area where something like 1/3 of the country club members had accounts with Bernie Madoff (who had been arrested a month earlier for one of the biggest frauds in history).

These clients stood to lose a lot of money, so there was a local pawn shop on national TV (CNBC) saying how much high end stuff they were receiving because of this.

I saw that they had some Kennedy halves in there. There were a bunch that had no silver, but they were mixed in with 40% silver coins in the same tub for $1 each. I created 3 stacks of coins, a total of about 50 coins. On top of each stack I placed a non-silver coin. Under the top coin, all the others were 40% silver. I was able to get all of them for $1 each. They always talk about how pawn shops rip people off and so forth. It was nice to actually get a bargain from one for a change.


Just Wondering, if they were in a $1 ea tub why try to hide them?


Because the person coming over to take my money could have been different from the person who put them in the tub.

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby deathradio » Wed Sep 26, 2018

:asold: :asold: I just ordered the last two Mk Barz buccaneers........ https://www.apmex.com/product/155767/2- ... -buccaneer

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby Silver Art » Thu Oct 18, 2018

I did buy two 2018-P ATB Cumberland Island Uncirculated 5-oz silver quarters for $99 each from a LCS..................and turned around and sold them for $137 each on Ebay.
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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby Walkabout » Fri Oct 19, 2018

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I love Nevada and these Nevada silver bars. #silverstate

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby jareksdad » Fri Oct 19, 2018

Just picked up a $100 face in dimes, mostly mercs for a grand off a jeweler. Said he didn't check so Maybe in can find some 3-5$ ones. Still happy either way!
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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby rktect » Sat Nov 10, 2018

Not sure if I got a good deal or not yet at my LCS

1. 2013 panda in very nice condition in capsule $20
3. 1982 libertad loose with slight toning. $15.50 ea
1. 1986 libertad loose slight toning. $15.50
1. 10 gram JM bar toned $5

Total. $87. I think it was a good deal. Thoughts?
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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby wavebender » Sat Nov 10, 2018

rktect wrote:Not sure if I got a good deal or not yet at my LCS

1. 2013 panda in very nice condition in capsule $20
3. 1982 libertad loose with slight toning. $15.50 ea
1. 1986 libertad loose slight toning. $15.50
1. 10 gram JM bar toned $5

Total. $87. I think it was a good deal. Thoughts?

I'd say that's a very good deal. I only wish we had coin shops with those kinda prices where I'm at. It's a whole different ball game with metals, the exchange rate, the choices up here in Toronto.

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby texmex66 » Sun Dec 02, 2018

Picked up a nice group of morgans. Upon closer look when i got home i was stunned to find 2 CCs in the group 1878 and 1891. I think there are more beauties in it as well just have to do a little research on them. :clap:

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby AndeanCat » Mon Dec 03, 2018

I bought ten 1/10th ounce silver Rambo fractionals for $20.
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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby rktect » Sat Jan 05, 2019

LCS today

$31.50 for the 2oz queens beast
$83.00 for the 5oz YPS puck #0273

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby texmex66 » Wed Jan 30, 2019

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Picked up today. :D

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby Diggin4copper » Wed Jan 30, 2019

Cool.. I’m getting one of those this year..
Outstanding!

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby Bucketeer » Thu Mar 07, 2019

Ronaldus Magnus - I've been waiting a long time to get one of these. If Howard Ruff wasn't such a tightwad, he would (and should) have had these produced by Englehard.

Regardless, this is a great addition to my Engelhoard (which includes some JM products too).

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby silverhead » Tue Mar 12, 2019

stumbled upon some 1983 Libertads that were end of roll toners
along with the "middle coins" too ;)

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby silverbulls8 » Wed Mar 13, 2019

Not sure if this is a brag per se, but cool nonetheless.

Walked into the LCS.. look into the case and there is a cool silver skull sealed. I'm thinking to myself that it looks like a YPS pour because of how nice it looked. Take a look and sure enough it was a 10 oz YPS Skull that made it out here.. Picked it up for a few dollars over spot per oz and I can say it is extremely sweet looking as well as my first YPS item. I believe it is the 1000 mintage variety. Rescued a bunch of stuff from the scrap bin as well while I was at it at spot.

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby zubie » Sat Mar 23, 2019

My new friend Chris at ZZ Metals poured these for me last week. Sick pour lines!!!
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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby zubie » Sat Mar 23, 2019

Plus, I just got these from "The Bear"! 6 oz Vault Kats...super cool and sharp lines!
And, I just happened to get my #21!!!
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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby Mercuryman » Sat Mar 23, 2019

Wow Zubie those are some sweet bars! Where did you pick these up?
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