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MGS
06-12-2007, 04:17 PM
I occasionally come across a pre 1965 silver quarter. I have been putting them aside.

Does anyone have any idea what a beat-up old pure silver quarter is worth? Has anyone retired on their silver quarter collection?

Howard
06-12-2007, 05:47 PM
They are worth a minimum of 25 cents /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif Just could not resist. I have no idea, but I find them every once in a while in my soap machine (my washers and dryers are card operated). I have two sitting by my keyboard right now,one is a 1944 and the other is a 1939 both in fair to good condition.

Shane
06-12-2007, 06:27 PM
I guess it all depends on the price the silver at the moment, if the coins are in bad shape, i know right now copper is so much that is cost around 1.15 to 1.2 cents to make a penny. I guess we finally got to the point where the "paper is worth more the dollar", it is at this point where economists get antsy in the pantsy

petefritz
06-12-2007, 06:59 PM
Silver is about $13 an onuce. One pound of quarter weigh 1 pound, so 1 oz is 5 quarters. At 60% silver clad that would be about $1.56 if you could trade it at cost basis.

PS I understand pennies are now filled with zinc so the copper value is much less than 1 cent. Now the old ones.. have not done the math..I stck them in a the machine at the supermarket, get my ticket and buy myself a nice 12pk of beer.

galaga
06-12-2007, 07:34 PM
I spoke to a few coin collecters ,they told me a silver quarter worth min .75 and up.
Silver coin will not go through Kelner Coin mech,customers turn in as BAD COIN once a while :-) I have a box full of them.I like the silver coin's sound.

DuboisLaundry
06-12-2007, 11:00 PM
Petefritz, are those troy ounces or avoirdupois ounces?

Silver (like gold and gemstones) are not measured in the same kind of ounces we used to measure detergent, cereal, meat, etc

MGS
06-13-2007, 04:57 PM
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One pound of quarters weigh 1 pound, so 1 oz is 5 quarters. At 60% silver clad that would be about $1.56 if you could trade it at cost basis.

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Are you SURE that one pound of quarters weighs 1 pound?!?!? (I do understand what you were trying to say!)

After submitting the post I poked around on Ebay. From adds on Ebay I learned that;

1) Pre 1965 quarters are 90% silver, not pure silver.

2) They seem to be selling for about $2.15 per coin plus shipping in lots of 10 or more. I guess people are willing to pay a premium for old coins versus pure silver ingot.

MGS
06-13-2007, 05:00 PM
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I like the silver coin's sound.

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Yes, the silver coins have a unique sound! I found one the other day because as I dumped a container of quarters into my collection bucket, I heard the TING sound of a silver quarter. I looked into the bucket, and there it was, laying on the top of the pile. You can sometimes spot them by their color, too. It is slightly lighter than the newer coins.

petefritz
06-14-2007, 07:10 PM
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One pound of quarters weigh 1 pound, so 1 oz is 5 quarters. At 60% silver clad that would be about $1.56 if you could trade it at cost basis.

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Are you SURE that one pound of quarters weighs 1 pound?!?!? (I do understand what you were trying to say!)

After submitting the post I poked around on Ebay. From adds on Ebay I learned that;

1) Pre 1965 quarters are 90% silver, not pure silver.

2) They seem to be selling for about $2.15 per coin plus shipping in lots of 10 or more. I guess people are willing to pay a premium for old coins versus pure silver ingot.

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It has been some time since my coin collecting days. after buying mats it seems, well, less. My understanding was pre 60 coin was higher silver, pre 64 as less, maybe it wa 73' the cut point. the 60% clad. Hey< I could be wrong. I assume anyone with a bucket of silver quarters and a brain will seek out the best deal:)

kcsockhoarder
06-16-2007, 09:42 AM
The bid ask rate Sat. June 16th is 35.81 bid and 38.49 ask for $10 face value of 1965-69 40% (not quarters or dimes just 50 cent and maybe $1 pieces)silver coins and 89.51 bid 92.50 ask for $10 face value of pre 1965 90% silver coins. http://www.bulliondirect.com/nucleo/showProducts.do?category=1 is where I get my info I have been collecting for around 10 years now. War nickles(1942-45) also have silver content(35% I believe), I found one the other day in my soda machine

MGS
06-18-2007, 03:18 PM
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The bid ask rate Sat. June 16th is 35.81 bid and 38.49 ask for $10 face value of 1965-69 40% (not quarters or dimes just 50 cent and maybe $1 pieces)silver coins and 89.51 bid 92.50 ask for $10 face value of pre 1965 90% silver coins. http://www.bulliondirect.com/nucleo/showProducts.do?category=1 is where I get my info I have been collecting for around 10 years now. War nickles(1942-45) also have silver content(35% I believe), I found one the other day in my soda machine

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WOW! I can sell $100 worth of 1965 - 1969 quarters for $350?? I get plenty of the 65 - 69's, I didn't know they were worth anything more than $0.25. Do they have to be in very good condition? Or are "out of the coin box" quarters worth this price?

petefritz
06-18-2007, 10:33 PM
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The bid ask rate Sat. June 16th is 35.81 bid and 38.49 ask for $10 face value of 1965-69 40% (not quarters or dimes just 50 cent and maybe $1 pieces)silver coins and 89.51 bid 92.50 ask for $10 face value of pre 1965 90% silver coins. http://www.bulliondirect.com/nucleo/showProducts.do?category=1 (http://www.bulliondirect.com/nucleo/showProducts.do?
category=1) is where I get my info I have been collecting for around 10 years now. War nickles(1942-45) also have silver content(35% I believe), I found one the other day in my soda machine

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WOW! I can sell $100 worth of 1965 - 1969 quarters for $350?? I get plenty of the 65 - 69's, I didn't know they were worth anything more than $0.25. Do they have to be in very good condition? Or are "out of the coin box" quarters worth this price?

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not so fast! We are quoting scrap. If your coins are nice quality, ie, you can see the feathers on the belly of the eagle or the fine hairs on the flip side you have a better quality coin worth much more. Some dates are more rare than others due to mint numbers. You might want to reseacrh your better coins.

kcsockhoarder
06-19-2007, 09:17 PM
the 65-69 quarters do not have silver only the kennedy half dollars do. pre 65 dimes to dollars do have silver, but 65-69 only half dollars do.