posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 11:24 AM
reply to post by JR MacBeth
With coin shops I meanly meant Bullion dealers with a shop, the most 'secure' place to get them is directly from the mint. (They charge you extra
for consumer prices though)
Interesting, I didn't know that banks in the us are so far off.
Here in Austria you get them at every bank, but that may be cause some kind of 'tradition'. Heck we even have 3 series of coins which all include
fractionals minted here and you don't even have to order cuz they are on stock (Philharmonics, Coronas and Ducats)
. The silver Philharmonics are
mostly sold out recently....
Best deals are old currency coins 1000 Schillings though. (They face value used to be higher than the material
) My best hope is that they will
become currency again once the euro is gone
Btw: Depending where you live there are similar coins which give you the most metal for your money. (Agio)
The buy/sell ratio is worse than bullion though but as it seems now you wouldn't do that for any currency currently in existence anyway...