posted on Mar, 4 2004 @ 07:07 AM
Originally posted by AlnilamOmega
coins stink. not all of them are pure and not all of them will attract a buyer should the need arise. what you need is a gold brick and to start a
collection of them
a simple 1 oz $416 gold brick which is ALWAYS comprised of .99999999 refined gold ore.
on top of that, the average dullard isn't always aware of the value of a gold bullion. they may think "wow it's so big" and give you a lot more
for what it's worth much more easily than if you tried to sell them a coin with a picture of a panda or the Queen mother on it.
Coins that are minted at respectable outfits are always .999 pure. Silver Eagles are legal tender in the US, and throughout the world. Any serious
silver coin/bar collector, and most banks worldwide, will know if a silver coin/bar is .999 pure or not.
Yesterday I just bought 5 more silver coins: Two 2004 Silver Eagles, one Chinese Panda, one Australian Horse coin, and one Australian Snake coin.
Total came to $60.95 for all 5.
On the subject of gems, not too long ago I bought 1 pound of uncut emeralds and rubies, for $15.95. My daughter collects rocks, and we found some
pretty decent stones in the bag. I've been researching how to cut and polish rough gems, and it is bit of a process. My next step is to ask a jeweler
if he can do anything with what we have.