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Originally posted by RealSpoke
I spent a bunch of old silver dollars my dad gave me a few years back. I didn't knt ow how much they were actually worth.
Originally posted by seaside sky
reply to post by Wildmanimal
Thank you for that information ! I actually have a forge and crucibles, so perhaps I could process the pieces at least as far as burning off the non-metallic stuff.
Abatude: Means money that's been clipped. In the old days, the edges of gold or silver coins would be clipped off to make change. So the entire image would not be showing. Think on today's term with a quarter having a nip out the corner to represent 12 cents because you don't have a dime and two pennies.
Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
I made a post on this subject quite awhile ago. I only got six replies.
Here is a link to that post.
Keep in mind that some 1965 thru 1970 US coins had 40% silver and have intrinsic value too.
Ugh - that sucks. On rare occasions you can find pre-65 silver quarters & dimes. Silver is down right now but the quarters are worth $5.00 & the dimes are $2.00 so check your change. I have found 2 silver quarters & 1 dime in the past few years but they are rare indeed to be in circulation. Believe it or not - if you live near retirement communities you have a better shot of finding them as the seniors are using them & have no idea what they are worth. Sad but true.
Yes, because they are 90% silver.
Originally posted by BABYBULL24
reply to post by butcherguy
Was referring to the 64 Kennedy Halves - $10.24 today. They are the ones people are hunting for & the Franklins.edit on 14-5-2012 by BABYBULL24 because: (no reason given)