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juice

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I stumbled upon a whole bunch of old silver dollars my grandfather gave to me a while back. I want to sell them as I could really use the cash. Does anyone know anything about coins or where I might go to get a fair deal for them?
 

juice

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Some are pre 1967 some post 1967. Is there like a coin guide or something out there? I remember when I used to collect hockey cards there was some magazine saying what they were all worth.
 
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juice

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Originally posted by swenard
If they're after '67, they'rer not worth too much
Not worth too much like how much are we talking about here. Basically they are now sitting in my house doing a whole lotta nothing.
 

Cheeka

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I looked online - but its not there (in the couch section anyway).
I can't remember the name of it but there is only a few in there and it isn't one of them.
I have the Ikea catalogue at home- I'll look it up :)
 

juice

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Originally posted by Cheeka
I looked online - but its not there (in the couch section anyway).
I can't remember the name of it but there is only a few in there and it isn't one of them.
I have the Ikea catalogue at home- I'll look it up :)
Ok cool let me know when you find out. Maybe I can trade you these magical silver coins for your couch!
 

noahmintz

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What kind of coins are they?
Cause if they're Canadian coins .. then they're worth exactly what it say's they're worth

stu
 
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juice

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Originally posted by Disco Stu
What kind of coins are they?
Cause if they're Canadian coins .. then they're worth exactly what it say's they're worth

stu
Yeah they're Canadian ones ... don't tell Cheeka I'm working out a sweet ass deal with her :)

Wow I wonder how hardcore I'd be going in and buying a pack of gum using a silver dollar. From here on in I'll be known as Mr. Fancy Pants!
 

Rosey

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it depends greatly on the year. pre '67 (like swenard said) were minted with real silver and are worth more ($5 - $500) depending on the year and condition.

post '67 probably not worth much more than $2 - $5 each.

if i were you i would just hold on to them. they will be worth more in the future. selling them for rent or beer or crack money would be something of a travesty. maybe you should think to the future and pass them down to your kids or grandkids if you ever have them.

there are coin guides out there that you can buy or borrow from the library, keep in mind that at best they provide an estimate of the value of a coin based on it's rarity and the demand for it. this can ossicilate by huge amounts from year to year. also, most guides only give a value for coins that are in mint or near mint condition. (i.e. kept in a case or protector from the minute they came off the press - if they've been bouncing around in a shoebox for 10 years, they will not be worth as much) i collected coins as a kid and was working from a coin guide that was about 8 years old. unfortunately, when i bought a new guide i noticed that the value of most coins had dropped 50% because coin collecting isn't as popular as it once was.

hope that helps,
-ross
 

joey

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i sold my star wars action figures for a little cash and a few hockey cards...

ya, now they'tr worth a lot of money....

d'oh!
 

noahmintz

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I was going to sell some baseball cards cause I needed the cash ... but then I found out how much they wee actually worth and I held on to them ... cause if they're are worth that much now ... in 10 years from now ... BOO!

stu
 
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juice

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Rosey : thanks for the help. Yeah they are all in those little black boxes with a little insert talking about the picture that is on the coin for that year. I'm also assuming that the value in those guidebooks is just a number and that a coin store say would only give you about half of whatever number might be in there?
 

H2Whoa

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Originally posted by juice
I stumbled upon a whole bunch of old silver dollars my grandfather gave to me a while back. I want to sell them as I could really use the cash. Does anyone know anything about coins or where I might go to get a fair deal for them?

when you get a chance go to a fleamarket, bring some of your coins and just ask. many of the people will be straight up with you and you should get a sense of what they are worth.
 

joey

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i hate change....

being a bartender i get sooo damn much it isn't even funny...

only good thing is that it accumulates really fast
 

Rosey

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the little black boxes, do they have a sorta felty inside? because that would mean that the coins are 'proofs' meaning they were double minted for extra sharp lines and are worth more.

i found a list of approximate coin values:
1935 King George V $ ICCS MS-64.... C$100.00
1935 King George V $ EF/AU...........C$40.00
1935 King George V $ VF............. C$25.00
1936 VF/EF ..........................C$18.00
1936 EF..............................C$22.00
1937 King George VI PCGS MS64
golden brown toning, scarce grade ...$295.00
1937 AU+.............................C$29.00
1937 VF..............................C$12.00
1938 King George VI Voyageur reverse
ICCS MS62...........................C$180.00
1938 VF..............................C$50.00
1939 King George VI Parliament Buildings
VF/EF ................................C$9.50
ICCS MS-64 ................... C$110.00
1945 Good............................C$60.00
1945 VF cleaned.................... C$140.00
1945 NGC MS62.......................C$350.00
1946 VF............................. C$35.00
1946 PCGS MS62......................C$195.00
1947 Maple Leaf AU..................C$350.00
1947 Maple Leaf VF+.................C$180.00
1947 Blunt VF.......................C$150.00
1947 Blunt ICCS MS60................C$175.00
1947 Blunt ICCS MS62................C$225.00
1947 Pointed Fine...................C$100.00
1947 Pointed EF+....................C$175.00
1948 EF.............................C$800.00
1948 EF45.......................... C$850.00
1948 ICCS AU55....................C$1,000.00
1948 MS60 ........................C$1,100.00
1948 PCGS MS63 light toning ...wanted
1949 Ship EF.........................C$18.00
1949 Ship AU+........................C$35.00
1949 Ship MS63.......................C$45.00
1950 EF..............................C$15.00
1951 Arnprior ICCS MS62 ............C$225.00
1951 Arnprior ICCS MS63.............C$350.00
1951 Arnprior VF.......................45.00
1953 Queen Elizabeth II NSF VF........C$5.75
1953 SF VF............................C$5.75
1954 EF ............................ C$15.00
1955 EF ............................ C$15.00
1955 Arnprior with die break EF ....C$125.00
1955 Arnprior die break ICCS MS60...C$150.00
1956 VF..............................C$15.00
1956 NGC PL67 (Heavy Cameo) ........C$500.00
1956 ICCS PL65 Ultra Heavy Cameo ...C$650.00
1956 ICCS PL65 ......................C$90.00
1957 MS60.............................C$8.00
1958 Totem Pole proof-like...........C$40.00
1959 VF...............................C$5.50
1960 VF...............................C$5.50
1961 VF...............................C$5.50
1962 VF...............................C$5.50
1963 VF...............................C$5.50
1964 Charlottetown VF.................C$5.50
1965 Type 2 AU........................C$6.00
1965 Type V ICCS MS63................C$35.00
1965 Type V ICCS MS64...............C$145.00
1966 Large Beads AU...................C$6.00
1967 UNC ............................ C$6.00

vf - very fine, ef - extra fine, unc - uncirculated (that's what the proofs in the black boxes are - that's the best)

i don't know what the different types all are. do a google search on 'canadian silver dollar values' and you'll come up with all kinds of stuff.
 
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juice

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Rosey: yeah thick red felt inside the box, those are the ones I got. Cool I'll search around on google and see what I can find.
 
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Preroller

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D'oh

Originally posted by Disco Stu
I was going to sell some baseball cards cause I needed the cash ... but then I found out how much they wee actually worth and I held on to them ... cause if they're are worth that much now ... in 10 years from now ... BOO!

stu

I did the same thing in college :(
I kept some, but I remeber some of the ones I lost....

1985 Mark McGwire rookie...pre70 homers...it was worth 75 bucks or so when I dumped it, and last I checked it was around 500.

Kept all my Griffey Jr ones, but he sux now.

Dude I would highly recommend keeping the coins like Ross suggested, your kids will appreciate it, and you can tell em old gramps gave em to ya, he/she will love, it, and you'll get alot more then temporary money, a lifetime of memories!
IMHO
Dave
 
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