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In the modern day, silver jewelry is the latest in fashion and style statements. Gone are the days of sporting huge gold ornaments in parties and galas. Moreover, silver jewelry also looks good on all sorts of people irrespective of their physical appearances, sex or tone of skin. However, the explosion of technology has led to rapid changes in the ways of life. Running from door to door to hunt for the lowest prices is a thing of the past. All one needs to do to get the best prices today, is taking 5 minutes out of the schedules and search for the required products online. Whats more, these purchases are also delivered directly to your door steps. There are numerous advantages in purchasing Silver Jewelry Online.

Advantages of Buying Online
The main advantage is that one can easily compare prices of various vendors by just a click of a button. How many times have we paid for our purchases only to realize that the person behind us had to pay less due to better bargaining skills. With the advent of online shopping, this is now a thing of the past. Shopping for Silver Jewelry Online has also been made easier by the tremendous increase in its popularity. This has resulted in a large number of vendors setting up online portals to sell their products. As a result, the consumers no longer need to bargain for the best prices.

Lots of Variety
The vendors need to automatically ensure that they provide the best rates or lose out on sales. Another major advantage is that there is a lot more variety online. When purchasing from local shops and arcades, we are more often than not restricted to the choice and stock of the vendor. This is not the case online. With hundreds of places to choose from, a person can pretty much cover every style and design of Silver Jewelry Online.

One can also purchase the jewelry and get it delivered to their doorsteps. This saves them the hassles and tensions of getting the expensive jewelry back from the store. Lastly, purchasing Silver Jewelry Online also allows one to be informed about the latest trends, styles and designs available rather than just taking a jewelers word for it.

Choosing the Right Jewelry
One of the few things to keep in mind while buying Silver Jewelry Online is to choose the right jewelry for yourself. With numerous shapes and designs available, it is very easy to get lost and not be able to decide on what to purchase. For example, for a person interested in neutral colors, silver bracelets and pendants will suit the best. On the other hand, buying slightly tarnished Silver Jewelry Online will give you a much more authoritative look.

It also helps in making you look sophisticated. Another factor that should always be considered is the reputation and quality of the online vendor. It is important to buy Silver Jewelry Online only from the reputed vendors so as to ensure that you do not end up getting cheated.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    where is the cheapest place or website to but silver dollars or dimes?
    Is there a super cheap place where you can buy silver dollars?
    like morgan dollars ,peace dollars,mercury dollars,and other silver compisition coins
    it there is it can really help

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such place. With silver and gold doing their thing no one is stupid enough to sell either at low prices. There is no such thing as Mercury dollars but there are dimes.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies for cleaning gold and silver coins?
    My gold and silver dollar coins are very dirty but I don't like buying chemicals.

    • ANSWER:
      Never clean them. You end up devaluing them. If you must, olive oil and a Q-tip.

  3. QUESTION:
    How much is a 2005 1 oz. fine silver one dollar coin worth?
    I have a 2005 1 oz. fine silver one dollar coin. It has a a walking lady with a sun on one side and an eagle with a shield and 13 stars on the other side. It also says Liberty on the front. It is a little over 1 1/2 inches across and it is 1/8 of an inch thick. Any ideas on how much it is worth?

    • ANSWER:
      You have an American Silver Eagle bullion coin. Lady Liberty is the same as on the Walking Liberty half dollars of 1916-1947.

      Silver has been on fire, but Jim overstated the value. It did just crack the barrier a few minutes ago on the world market, but by morning, it could be back down to the mid- range, or it could end the day tomorrow over . Nobody knows.

      The Eagles are very popular coins and worth, to silver investors, at least a few dollars premium over whatever silver is worth at the time. The dealers in my area pay several dollars below the spot value of other US coins, but for the Eagles, they will pay above spot price. So if the metal is at at noon tomorrow, I can get for one from the dealer. Finding a collector who will buy just that one 2005 from you for more won't be easy, though, because 2005 isn't a scarce date. You could probably get to above spot on eBay if you shipped it for free, and after fees and paying for the postage, you'd end up with what the dealer would give you, or a little bit less. Which is why a lot of people sell to dealers. They don't want the hassle of selling themselves.

  4. QUESTION:
    Which is better to buy, silver dollars or silver rounds?
    Since the value of the dollar is going down I have been investing in silver and gold. But, i'm not sure which is better to buy. There are silver rounds, silver bars, and silver dollars (coins). Which one will hold its value the longest?

    • ANSWER:
      Interesting question. Silver dollars are a little different from generic silver. They have some collector value. They are very popular with collectors also. I am not sure why because they are as common as dirt, but they do. The Morgan dollars are somewhat more popular than the Peace dollars although there were many many more minted. The Peace dollars are somewhat less common except for the 1922, 1923 without mint marks.

      In general you will get a lot more for your money by buying the silver 100 oz bars. The mark up per ounce is a lot less.

      Another alternative that you did not mention but which is worth a consideration is silver dimes, quarters and halves. These generally are available at a smaller premium than the silver dollars. And if worst comes to worst, they might be the preferred medium of exchange. You might be able to buy a pound of steak for a silver quarter for example.

      If inflation takes off (perhaps I should say when), the collectible silver dollars might actually increase in price faster than generic silver. They absolutely skyrocketed in the early 1980s. By collectible I mean ms 63 grade silver dollars--absolutely uncirculated with a minimum bag marks. The common dates are currently going for about .00 to .00 each in the Morgan. In the Peace about about to .

      The cc mint mark Morgans are very popular indeed. They are currently running better than 0 for the most common dates. I recall when they were about and the Peace and Morgans were about .00.

      One thing about collectibles though. They can be somewhat difficult to sell for a fair price although Ebay has done a lot to level the playing field.

      It helps to hedge your bets. Some of each.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to buy silver at spot price?
    I was thinking of purchasing silver dollars for my coin collection for the value of the silver itself, not the value of the stamp on the coin. What is the best way to do this?

    • ANSWER:
      You will have to pay a premium above the spot price. To get the lowest premium, buy large bullion bars. The premium on bullion coins is ridiculous, but people buy them anyway.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the value of a 1941 Silver Walking Half Dollar Coin (circulated)?
    I have a couple of 1941 silver half dollar coins with the letters s and d. I went to a coin evaluator and he would only give me for each. What I want to know is the actual value these circulated coins are worth.
    How much is a 1964 quarter worth?
    How much are Franklin Silver Half Dollar coins worth?

    • ANSWER:
      each is very low. Even a low grade example contains in silver. A reputable coin dealer would pay .50 - each for them - more if they are in better grade.
      Likewise, a 1964 silver quarter would be worth exactly half of what the halves are worth ( for the metal content with a dealer buy price of .25 - .50).

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to purchase newly minted silver dollar coins at a discounted dealer mark-up?
    I'm a novice at investing in silver coins. Coin dealers are claiming a .50 fee per coin and it doesn't matter if I buy one or a hundred or more...the fee is still the same. I'm interested in about a hundred and I feel that a .50 dealer fee per coin for that many coins is a little steep. How can I get a better rate?

    • ANSWER:
      call the federal reserve

  8. QUESTION:
    Will a pawn shop buy my 1 ounce silver dollar coin?
    I have a 1 ounce dollar coin. Obviously I know the face value is but am wondering if they will buy is nased on the value of the silver? And if they will whhat are some possible prices?

    • ANSWER:
      they will only give you part of the assessed silver value.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why are 50 cent coins are bigger than silver dollars but they are worth less?
    Why are 50 cent coins are bigger than silver dollars but they are worth less? How come nickels are worth less than dimes but are bigger?
    Is it because of the metal they use?

    • ANSWER:
      There isn't really any reason. These days the metal is worth nothing. A coin is simply representing a money value and isn't necessarily worth anything at all. It just happens to be that some coins are bigger than others. Funny story: In the old days, coins were made out of materials that were worth money. In Australia, our 50c coin had a bit of silver in it. Melted down, the coin was worth about 60c! So people bought heaps of 50c coins from the bank, melted them and made a 20% profit. They then changed the ingredients of the metal...

  10. QUESTION:
    How much would a 1885 morgan silver dollar in vg condition go for?
    My dad has a lot of old coins we came across a 1885 morgan silver dollar in vg condition we have no clue what it would be worth today, but we would love to find out.

    • ANSWER:
      Interesting find.

      An 1885 morgan dollar is worth in VG-8 to collectors using the Numismedia.com price guide. This guide is trusted by collectors to value their coins. DO NOT use the Redbook for coin prices, the prices in that book are higher than each coins actual value. Most people buy it just to know about coin varieties. Not for prices.

      Although, is there a mint mark on this coin (D, S, O, CC)? Because an 1885 CC coin is worth 4 in VG condition.

      This is what I recommend you do when valuing your coins. First identify each coins denomination (cent, nickle, dime. etc.) and any mint mark (D, S, O, CC) The mint marks tell you where the coin was made, and many are sought at by collectors.

      Then go to www.pcgs.com/photograde This website is a creditied photograding website in which you compare your coin to the coins online in regaurd to their grade so you can know how your coin grades on the numismatic grading scale.

      Finally go to Numismedia.com and search for the coins you are looking for the retail prices of your coins. This website is trusted by collectors country-wide and is updated weekly

      This way you can get a realistic view on your coins value. One last thing, DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COINS. Cleaning the coins removes 90% of its collector value, and in your case would reduce it down to its silver value. which means that 4 coin is now worth maybe

  11. QUESTION:
    Tips on buying silver rounds from a coin dealer?
    I want to buy silver rounds to have security in the event of another depression. If there were another depression, which kind of silver rounds should I go after?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to buy silver rounds buy ones from a recognized source like Englehard, Johnson & Mathey, etc. If during an economic meltdown you plan to exchange your rounds for goods or services, remember that the person on the other side of the transaction will want some assurance that your silver is genuine.

      Another thing to consider is the price you will pay when purchasing your silver rounds. There will be a premium to pay above the silver content, of course. You'll want to keep this as low as possible. Try to get a discount for quantity.

      Alternatively you may want to consider buying "junk" silver coins instead... common circulated dimes, quarters, and half dollars dated back from 1964, sold in quantity lots, as bullion. The premium you will pay on this form of silver will likely be lower, you will be able to spend your silver more conveniently and efficiently in smaller increments, not to mention the coins are from a blue ribbon source - the US Mint.

      Interesting question!

  12. QUESTION:
    I am a new numismatist. Is there a website that gives daily actual values of silver dollars and other coins?
    I know what I paid for the silver dollars that I bought. But, what are they really worth now? I need a website reference. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There is nowhere I am aware of that gives "daily" values, but there are a few that update regularly. The first link has values for PCGS certified and slabbed coins. The second link requires a subscription, and it gives the same values found in the Coin Values magazine from Coin World. I hope that helps.

  13. QUESTION:
    What does the triangle on my 1922 silver dollar mean or represent?
    I have a 1922 silver dollar that I am trying to figure out what the triangle on it mean. I understand D is denver P i beleive is phillidelphia and so forth. but what does that triangle mean??

    • ANSWER:
      Introduced in December of 1921, the Peace dollar, designed by medalist Anthony de Francisci, was promulgated to commemorate the signing of formal peace treaties between the Allied forces and Germany and Austria. These treaties officially ended the Allies' World War I hostilities with these two countries. In 1922 the Mint made silver dollar production its top priority, causing other denominations to be produced sparingly if at all that year. Production ceased temporarily after 1928; original plans apparently called for only a one year suspension, but this was extended by the Great Depression. Mintage resumed in 1934, but for only two years.

      In May of 1965, 316,000+ Peace Dollars were minted, all at the Denver Mint and dated 1964-D; however, plans for completing this coinage were abandoned, and most of those already minted were melted, with two known trial strike specimens being preserved (for assay purposes) until 1970, when they too were melted, and none released either for circulation or collection purposes. It is rumored that one or more pieces still exist, most notably any examples obtained by key members of Congress, the President, or mint officials. However, this coin, much like the 1933 gold Double Eagle (aside from the "exception", sold in 2002 for over million), is illegal to own and would be subject to confiscation.

      Because of the size and weight of the dollar coins, they circulated minimally throughout their history, except in the West (especially at casinos in the early to mid 20th century, where they were commonly used both at the tables and at slot machines.) As a result, the coins were generally shipped to Washington and stored in the vaults of the US Treasury; at times these stores numbered into the hundreds of millions.

      They were very popular as Christmas gifts, however, and from the 1930s to the early 1960s, many bags were annually released to banks nationwide to be distributed as presents. In November 1962, during this annual distribution, it was discovered that there were some rare and valuable dates, still sealed in their original mint bags, all in uncirculated condition, among the millions of dollar coins still in the Treasury vaults. Collectors/investors/dealers lined up to purchase them in ,000 bags, trading silver certificates for the coins. Before this event, the great rarity of the Morgan series was 1903-O, which was by far the most expensive of the entire set. It was discovered that there were millions of this specific date and mint in the Treasury vaults; an estimated 84% of the entire mintage sat in these bags, untouched for 60 years, all in uncirculated condition. While still relatively expensive in circulated grades, uncirculated examples can be had for a modest amount over common dates.

      On March 25, 1964, the Secretary of the Treasury announced that Silver Certificates would no longer be redeemable for silver dollars. Subsequently, another act of Congress dated June 24, 1967, provided that Silver Certificates could be exchanged for silver bullion for a period of one year, until June 24,1968.

      Following this, the Treasury began to inventory its remaining stock of dollar coins, and found it had about 3,000 bags (3 million coins) still left, many of them Carson City mint dollars, which even then carried a premium. The coins were placed in special hard plastic holders and the General Services Administration (GSA) was given authorization to sell them to the public in a series of mail-bid sales. Five sales were conducted in 1973 and 1974, but sales were poor, and the results unspectacular. There was much complaining among the coin buying public, many stating that the United States Government should not be in the "coin business", especially considering that the government had spent little more than a dollar to mint and store each coin. After these sales, more than a million coins were still left unsold.

      These sat again until 1979-1980, where, amidst an extraordinarily volatile precious metals market, the remaining coins were sold under chaotic conditions. The GSA, having published minimum bids in November 1979, announced on January 2, 1980, that those minimum bids were no longer valid, and that prospective bidders would have to "call in" to a toll free number to get current minimum bids. Then, on February 21, 13 days after the bidding process officially began, the maximum number of coins per bidder was changed from 500 to 35. Many bidders, under these confusing conditions, ended up with no coins at all. Complaints again flooded in to Congress, but the damage had already been done, and the last silver dollars held by the United States Treasury were gone.

      Over the years, many of these GSA dollars have been broken out of their special holders for purposes of grading or otherwise, and now original, unbroken GSA dollars carry a small premium. Some third party grading companies have begun to grade coins still in their GSA holders, as a means of preservation,

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to invest in silver?
    Buying silver bars? Buying coins? If so, which silver coins?

    What are some things I should consider? What are some things I should watch out for?
    Jeanet,

    What are you trying to say?
    Post cards,

    No snide remarks allowed. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I think coins and bars are both good. Back when silver was a few dollars an ounce, you could get a 10oz bar for . Now I prefer 1 oz coins or rounds since silver price has risen so much.

      I mostly stack either Silver Eagles or just generic silver rounds. You can buy silver rounds at a few percent over spot, but Silver Eagles will usually have a premium of 10% or more. What another poster said about selling under spot is false. Sure you will buy at a premium over spot, but you'll also sell at a premium over spot. Just look at the Nucleo Exchange or eBay, where anyone can sell or buy. It's obvious that you can easily get your money back (minus shipping and handling, and assuming silver prices don't fall).

      If you really want to avoid paying over spot, you can almost always buy old US currency for around spot. Pre-1964 dimes, quarters, and halves were 90% silver, and are sold by major dealers in bulk. I have a few rolls of the stuff, but it takes up lots of space and is pretty ugly to look at (silver tarnishes).

      Just make sure you're not paying more than 20% over spot for anything. If you pay more than that, you're buying for collector's value, rather than the silver value itself.

      Even so, if you're buying you should probably check prices to make sure you're getting the best deal. You can look at a price comparison site like http://CoinInferno.com Just click on the coin you're thinking about, and it'll list current prices from dealers. I've personally bought a lot from APMEX and the Nucleo Exchange (although the Nucleo Exchange is supposedly experiencing delays now, because silver is becoming so popular they can't keep up with orders).

      You can also try eBay. The thing about eBay is that bullion always goes way above spot, but people use rebates so it cancels out. If you're not using rebates, you won't get a fair deal. You can e-mail me if you need help setting up rebates. Also, with eBay, you need to be able to check that what you receive isn't fake. That's not a problem when dealing with reputable dealers, of course.

      You can also buy "virtual" silver from any stock broker. Try the ticker symbol SLV. It's setup to closely follow silver prices, but is bought and sold like any other stock or exchange traded fund. Personally, I feel that most of the appeal of owning silver is holding something solid in your hand though, but maybe that's just me.

  15. QUESTION:
    how much is a 1922 pure silver dollar worth?
    I have two 1933 PURE silver whole dollar coins. Does anybody know how much its worth or a website with this information.
    Also, I a 1988 space coin i was wondering how much that is about too. thanks for any help

    • ANSWER:
      I bought a 1922 for dollars (If I remember) as a gift for my dad, who was born in that year.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is different about this silver dollar?
    So, I have four silver dollars that someone used to buy food at my place of employment. One is from '76, one from '72, and two from '74.
    The only ones I care about are the ones from '74. One is thicker and shinier, so to put it. The other one looks like the others. The one that is thicker and shinier has an S under the head, the other one has a D. I was wondering if the one with the S is fake? I'm not an avid coin collector, so I don't know much about them.
    Please help?

    • ANSWER:
      The S mint mark is from San Francisco. Only the coins made at Denver (D) and Philadelphia (no mark) were intended for circulation. All S mint coins were made to be collected.

      There are three versions of the 1974-S dollar. There is the business strike, which is going to look like a 'normal' coin. This is known as the uncirculated version. It is 40% silver. You probably do not have this one. The other two are proof strikes. They are made to look 'shiny', on polished blanks and double-struck on special dies to give them greater detail and a 'frosty' appearance on the details, while the backgrounds will be 'shiny', or mirrored.

      So it sounds like you have one of the proofs, that somehow got broken out of a proof set and spent. It is now known as an 'impaired proof'. It's not going to be worth as much as a proof right out of a set because it's been in circulation, but it will still be worth more than a circulation coin that's worth maybe ten or twenty cents over face value. The thing to determine is if you have the clad version, which is the same composition as the coins for circulation, or the 40% silver. The silver version has worth of silver in it.

      As for being thicker, proofs are the same thickness as circulation coins. It may 'feel' thicker because of the different striking method. It might also feel thicker if it's heavier. The thing to check is the weight. The non-silver coins weigh almost 2 grams less than the silver coins. So if the 'shiny' one weighs more than the others, on an accurate metric scale, you've got the silver one. That's a nice find in pocket change!

      Even if it's not silver, it's still a proof. It might only be worth or so, but for a buck, that's great. The other three coins are worth more than face value as well. maybe not a lot yet, but as time passes, they'll be worth more. There's even a chance the '72 could be a valuable Type II (out of three types), but you'd have to take it to an expert.

  17. QUESTION:
    How much is the 1978 Dwight D eisenhower gold one dollar coin worth?
    I just came into possession of a gold dwight eisenhower dollar coin and can't find it anywhere on the internet they only have silver. Does anybody know how much this supposedly non-existant coin is worth?

    • ANSWER:
      It was gold plated by a private firm not the U.S. mint. There is a micro thin layer of gold that is worth a few cents. Just like the state quarters that are being sold gold plated, as well as silver American eagle coins, they are considered damaged by the coin collecting community. There is no collector value and they are considered more of a souvenir type thing. They look good and if one likes them one should buy them but keep in mind they will never have a collector value and are real poor investments. All the above is why you won't find it listed on line under coins. I did see a hand colored set of state quarters in an oak frame that looked real great, though it will never have collector value it is a nice set to hand down through the family.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is my 1922 unmarked silver dollar worth?
    I have a near mint condition 1922 silver dollar with no mint mark. It has been in a plastic case since I received it. It's luster is great and it looks like the coin was made then immediately put in it's protective case. Any rough idea what it is worth?

    • ANSWER:
      1922-P is one of the highest mintage coins in the Peace series. It's far from rare, so value is only going to be the in silver it has unless it's in a Mint State grade of 62 or higher. Even then, values aren't more than higher until you get to MS64. If you don't know how to determine grade, you'll need an expert, like a coin dealer who's not interested in buying. Someone who is may undergrade it.

  19. QUESTION:
    Where is a good place to buy coins online?
    I am helping my mom find some Morgan Silver Dollars for a relative. He wants a '78 from Philadelphia, Carson City, and San Francisco. She doesn't want to spend a fortune so I guess circulated coins would fit that bill. I am new to the world of coin collection and really don't know what to look for or where to start. Any advice and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Ebay

  20. QUESTION:
    What coins make for the best long term investments?
    Ok, Is it better to invest in rare coins and speculate on thier numismatic value going up or is it better to invest in pre-1964, that you can buy at or bellow melt, silver coins and speculate on them increasing in price due to thier bullion vallue?
    Also, if its better to invest by speculating on bullion value, is it better to buy silver coins at bellow melt or to buy bullion coins such as maple leafs, silver eagles, pandas ect?
    My final question is rather or not it would be possible for someone to build enough wealth to retire comfortably in say 25-30 years by investing wisely in coins either for thier numismatic or bullion values?
    Hello, Im 29 now and have just started in coins. My plan is to invest in them systematically on a monthly basis in hopes theyll increase in value say in 30yrs enough to have a early retirement. I would need roughly 150t to retire as my plan is to retire to the philippines and put the money in accouts which draw 20% apr in interest which is paid on a monthly basis. Also, I have looked into stock investments ect but to be honest the us economy doesnt seem so good and with are currancy beeing unbacked by bullion I dont see it improving this is why I started looking into coins as through my research Ive discovered that coins and bullion seemingly increase in value at a greater rate or equal rate to most stock investments and Ive read that bullion increases during hard times and can be easily liquidated much like stock.

    • ANSWER:
      There are quite a few different parts to this question that require somewhat elaborate answers. First, coins are not exactly investments. They fall more into the relm of speculation. The reason being that there is no real basis for their value other than what a person might be willing at any particular time to pay for them. That does not mean that they might not over time become worth more. In fact many have have. If you concentrate on silver bullion coins, you are going to have to have a very large vault to store them in. That is one of the big drawbacks to buying bullion silver. Gold not so large.

      Certain numismatic coins have had a history of steady increase in value, especially the key dated U S coins such as the 1877 penny and the 1909 svdb penny. And the 1804 silver dollar. But other numismatic coins have had a history of speculative rises and crashes, especially Morgan silver dollars.

      As for retiring comfortably on such investments, I would not wish to attempt it. One thing to remember is that when buying you generally buy at retail and when you sell you generally sell at wholesale.

  21. QUESTION:
    How can I get Morgan Silver dollars certified?
    I am trying to make money off a collection of Morgan silver dollars I own. Some of the years are for example: 1886,1885,1882,1880 and more. Any idea how much these are worth if certified. And what does getting a coin certified mean?

    • ANSWER:
      To answer your questions:

      "How can I get Morgan Silver dollars certified?"
      You can submit your coins to:
      - a third-party coin grading company. I recommend the top 3 TPGs like NGC, PCGS, or ANACS. Or IGC also fine. But for Morgans, I prefer PCGS and NGC. Please visit the TPG websites and learn more on how you can submit your coin. You can also send to the TPGs for grading through your local coin dealer.

      And only send in Morgans to be certified if:
      - They are CC mint Morgans.
      - Key dates or semi-key dates.
      - Rare VAMs.
      - Errors.
      - Genuines.
      - Not cleaned or damaged in any way(else you coins will be body-bagged)
      The reason for the aboves is because your coins should be more valuable than the cost of grading the coins.

      "Some of the years are for example: 1886,1885,1882,1880 and more. Any idea how much these are worth if certified."
      How much they can be worth very much depend on:
      - the grades and conditions of your morgans.
      - from which mint are your Morgans. Those dates you listed so far are common dates unless they are from Carson City mint(small "CC" underneath the eagle on the reverse of coin). There's no point in sending common-date circulated Morgans to be certified unless you want to see your collection in plastic holders.

      "And what does getting a coin certified mean?"
      Means that:
      - The coin will be put inside an air-tight clear plastic holder. It's for better storage and long term protection.
      - The coin will be graded by more than one professional grader working in the coin grading company you have submitted your coin to. A grade will be assigned(if gradeable & genuine) and stated inside the holder/slab according to the company's grading standards.
      - The coin will be much easier to sell at higher prices if it has been certified(by a reputable company) compared to a raw coin.
      - It gives buyer a peace of mind when buying and reselling it at later time, especially when dealing with rarities, varieties or errors.

  22. QUESTION:
    What silver coins do you collect and why?
    What silver coins do you collect and why? I just started collecting silver coins about 4 months ago. Some coins I buy as numismatic / collector rare key date better condition coins. Other times I buy bulk "junk silver coins as bullion. I like Mercury dimes, Washington quarters and Walking Liberty half dollars. So what coins do you like and do you collect them for silver value or collector value.?

    • ANSWER:
      I buy 90% 'junk silver' coins and other forms of silver (private mint 'collectibles') for below market prices if I'm putting away some silver. I collect American Eagle bullion and proof coins for their beauty.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is a good silver coin to start buying?
    American eagle silver dollar?
    I don't have any knowledge in collecting. I just want to start buying metals and want to start with a good simple one. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      As Simon said above, metals prices are a bit high for now to be your starting point.

      That said, any silver coin is going to be more of a collectible than an investment. The markup due to it being a coin makes it very difficult to make any money based purely on the metal content. If you're really looking at investing in silver (and don't mind the current higher prices), you're better off going with bullion products - 10 ounce bars are very common, and generally sell for right at spot silver prices. If you're looking for smaller investment amounts, 1 ounce bars are also available and by not being "coins" they are closer to pricing for metal content only.

  24. QUESTION:
    What coins did cowboys use back in the day?
    Specifically gold or silver coins... Which coins would the cowboys walk in the saloon and toss a coin up there and buy a beer?

    • ANSWER:
      In 1870 a glass of beer in a western saloon cost 10 cents. So a thirsty cowboy buying the locally brewed beer, served at room temperature, would pay with a Silver Dollar, a Seated Dime or a combination of smaller copper and nickel coins

      1 cent "Large Cent"
      1 cent "Indan Nickel" piece
      3 cent nickel piece
      5 cent "Shield Nickel" coin
      5 cent "Seated Half Dime"
      10 cent "Seated Dime"
      100 cent Silver Dollar

  25. QUESTION:
    Where to buy silver bar or coin for cheap price?
    I want to buy a silver bar or coin for low price but i don't know where. I know one of the company that selling those but they give me kinna high price. so i hope someone know and give me some advise please! Thanks a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      since a coin is an actual asset, and not merely a a line of data in some broker's system somewhere, it can never be bought/sold as cheaply as a stock or an online metal.

      The cheapest way to "own" metals is through commodities or certain types of stocks. Unfortunately metals isn't really my thing.

      If you really want the coins, you can get them mail order or from a local coin shop. If you know what coin you want, you just start by looking on e-bay and go from there.

      There are many, many online coin brokers - way too many to mention. If you just want to buy one coin, it won't be worth your effort to research this. Just pay an extra couple of dollars and go to a coin shop where there is a bored but knowledgeable clerk who will stare at your boobs while you ask questions.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can I buy silver investment coins below spot price?
    Is there a legitimate way to purchase silver investment coins like American Silver Eagles cheaper than the spot price?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Dealers in my area are paying one dollar above spot for American Silver Eagles. On eBay, they sell for one to several dollars above spot. They sell at a premium. You will not find them below spot unless you stumble upon a seller who doesn't know the current value - who doesn't know what they have.

      You may be able to get 90%, 40% or 35% (war nickels) silver coins on eBay for right around spot, plus whatever the shipping costs. At most estate auctions I've been to, people go crazy-nuts and pay too much. I buy the 'sleepers', the things most folks know little or nothing about. Not knowing what they have in front of them, they shy away from it. For example, I recently picked up a lot of mixed world coins that had a '60s Canada silver dollar (what they were all bidding on), but it also had an 1895 Mexico 8 reales that several people were positive was fake because of the dark patina (it's genuine) and a 1.25 ounce .999 silver commemorative that everyone thought was pewter because of the antique finish (that does look like pewter). That one piece alone was worth more than what I paid for the lot. I took home over 0 worth of silver for , and the other foreign coins were a bonus.

      So that's what I recommend. Be an informed bidder at the estate auctions and you'll get some bargains.

  27. QUESTION:
    Would it be acceptable to use dollar coins?
    My girlfriend's birthday is on thursday and I'm getting her a combined christmas/birthday gift, and it's gonna be nice, so that's going to cost me about 0. My question is if Nordstroms would accept it if i payed them in dollar coins and silver dollars, because i have 0 worth of them and i hate to see all that money lay around practically unusable. Also, if i was to take the less embarassing alternate route of going to a coinstar machine, would it accept my dollar coins and jfk silver dollars?

    • ANSWER:
      I really don't know if coinstar machines accept dollar coins/silver dollars, but even though the nordys people probably won't be too thrilled to count out all that money, it's still money, and they won't say 'hey, you cant buy this because, we're too lazy to count your money" (and you will have to carry it around) but i always find it kind of fun to pay in coins like that.. I once paid for my mother's 0 birthday gift in 50-cent rolls of pennies.. it was hillarious, but the people there were kind of annoyed.
      Im sure if you take them to a bank, they can make an exchange for cash money.. or if you find a friend/relative who might want to trade?

      idk.. but i hope this helps!

  28. QUESTION:
    Is it possible that a bank would have silver dollars?
    I want to go to a bank and trade some cash for silver dollars to resell. I know that if a bank has some, then they have to trade them for face value if you ask. But is it possible that a bank might have some, or are they all pulled if they reach a bank?

    • ANSWER:
      Banks can't charge you more than face value but on the other hand they don't have to give you anything. There have been times where people were lucky enough to get silver dollars but the majority of tellers will buy them themselves.

      You don't want to go in and ask if they have any silver dollars. You're not going to get anything that way. You want to ask if they have any rolls of large dollar coins (like Eisenhower dollars). If they happen to have some, they will probably be glad to get rid of them. Bring an Eisenhower dollar to show them in case they don't know what you're talking about. I think you could spend years doing this before you found any silver dollars.

  29. QUESTION:
    Where is the best place to buy precious metals in Boulder, Colorado?
    I am looking to invest 0-600 in metal that is expecting an increase in the coming years. What you guys recommend I buy? Silver coins? And more importantly, where should I go?
    Thanks!
    What are some of the best stores in Boulder that you know of?

    • ANSWER:
      You can go to a local coin dealer. Just buy some common average condition silver dollars. They should sell for about each.

  30. QUESTION:
    How much would a silver half dollar be worth?
    I have seven silver half dollars that I've been holding onto for awhile. They have a little weight to them than ordinary coins. They are all made in 1960's (ranging from 1964 to 1968 I think). I'm not looking to sell them any time soon. I don't really know anything about collecting coins, so could someone give me an idea of what these could be worth and maybe a brief background on them? Thanks.
    The silver itself is worth more than 50 cents. Can someone please answer that actually knows about coins?

    • ANSWER:
      These would all be Kennedy half dollars. Too many were made for them to be worth more than the value of the silver if they're not in Mint State (uncirculated) grades.

      The 1964 is the last 90% silver circulating half dollar. Each one has .3617 Troy ounce of silver, worth, at the moment, with silver at .43 - the price can change from minute to minute while the markets are open, and can fluctuate wildly - .28. A dealer would buy it for no more than .

      Coins dated 1965 - 1969 are 40% silver - 90% silver layers clad to a pure copper core. Each contains .1479 Troy ounce of silver worth .20. A dealer would pay no more than .50 and probably closer to . 40% half dollars were made in 1970 also, but not for circulation, only for collector sets.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can you make your own coins?
    I was wanting to make a few of my own, non-currency, silver coins. Is there a way to do so without buying a 1000 dollar coin press, or using a site that will charge you a lot and force you to buy in bulk?

    • ANSWER:
      It's going to be tough regardless of how you do it.

      If you go with the casting method, you'll have to heat the silver above it's melting point of about 1750 F. That's going to require a furnace of some sort, and you'd have to have a way to safely transfer the molten silver to the mold.

      If you want to strike coins, you'll need to have a couple of dies cut, and a press is really the only way to get quality coins (if you don't care about the coins being a little irregular, you could look at creating "hammered" coins like were done during the Renaissance, but that requires two people to do--one to swing the large hammer, and the brave soul who holds the die).

      Honestly, probably the best way to go would be to buy them. It's going to cost more per piece (and at /ounce silver, they won't be cheap, but no method will be) but it's a lot better than than burning your house down, crushing your best friend's hand if you miss with the hammer, or having a chunk of the hammer split off and taking someone's eye out.

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I tell what my coin is worth over the internet?
    I have a one dollar coin from 1890 with a picture of a queen on the heads side with a crown that says "Liberty" on it, and a bald eagle with arrows and what i am assuming as an olive branch in its claws on the tails side. If you know the coin or its worth, or a free website that can determine it's worth, it'd help. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You have what's known as a Morgan Dollar. It's a silver dollar coin made by the US Mint from 1878 to 1921. Look on the tails side for a mint mark. A mint mark is a letter that stands for the actual mint the struck your coin. The Philadelphia mint is the main mint. There is no mint mark on Philadelphia coins. But, if your coin was struck at San Francisco you will find an "S" just beneath the bow ribbon of the wreath on the tails side of the coin. New Orleans coins have an "O", and Carson City coins have "CC". Your coin is 90% pure silver.

      As to value, it will depend on the condition (grade) of the coin, it's scarcity (number made), and its popularity in the marketplace.

      Here's a link to the Professional Coin Grading Service site's page on Morgan Dollar retail prices.

      http://www.pcgs.com/prices/PriceGuideDetail.aspx?c=744&title=Morgan+Dollar

      Look down the lefthand side of the page to find your coin (remember to look for the mint mark), then move across to the right to see the prices for the various conditions. (In case you're wondering, the columns of prices correspond to different grades.) As you can see, the Carson City 1890 silver dollar is the priciest.

      A coin dealer will give you less than these prices. Dealers buy at wholesale. eBay prices realized are often somewhere in between retail and wholesale.

      The Morgan Dollar is an interesting coin, with lots of history. It's popular with collectors as well.

      For more on Morgan Dollars like the one you have, see
      http://www.valuable-coin-stories.com/morgan-silver-dollars.html

  33. QUESTION:
    How to tell what grade a 1990s silver proof dollar is?
    I am a coin collector. I just bought a proof 1990s silver proof walking liberty dollar. It is in the red/purple velvet case. There isnt a spot, blemish, scratch or anything on the coin. It has never exited the plastic holder fitted to the coin. I am aware that if it is a proof 70 it could be worth a lot more.
    How can I tell what the grade of proof it is?
    As of now, the coin acts almost like a mirror and is stunning.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The coins are examined by the professionals, with magnifying equipment, for imperfections that your and my naked eyes can't detect. That is why so few 70s exist - what we think is a 70 has one little blemish that we didn't see, and it's a 69 instead. Therefore, your opinion or mine, that it's perfect, holds no water when we try to sell it. All that matters is that PCGS or NGC agrees.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can you trade in Morgan silver dollars at a bank?
    I have a few hundred Morgan silver dollars and Peace silver dollars. I need money that I can spend right now more than I need a coin collection. So I was wondering if I could take these coins to the bank and trade them for their face value. Even though they're no longer in circulation they are still legal tender.
    Of course, I would'nt want to do this with my nicer Morgans that are graded, since they're worth far more than their face value.

    • ANSWER:
      You wouldn't want to do this as the price of sliver is far greater than face value. Find a coin broker in your area or put it up on ebay. You'll find people who will pay far more than face value. I just bought some uncirculated Morgans for a little more than a piece.

  35. QUESTION:
    How much is a 1923 silver dollar worth?
    Yesterday, I bought a 1923 Peace Dollar from a coin store for . I was wondering if it is worth less than , or more. I want to take it out of its holder so that I can flip it around and take it with me wherever I go. Should I keep it in its holder, or not?

    • ANSWER:
      It is worth a lot more in the holder. It is worth about I think in the case. Definetly keep it in the holder.

  36. QUESTION:
    can you still buy Kennedy half dollars in the year of 2013 at the bank?
    i was just curious if you can.also i know in past years people did silver coin hunting looking for 90% silver coins by buying 500$ worth half dollar coin rolls from the bank and finding silver one for more money. i know they take out the silver ones but how often is it for a teller to miss a coin

    • ANSWER:
      the mint is not making any 2013 half dollars to be released for circulation because there is no demand for them. the only way to get a circulation strike is to buy rolls from the mint (marked up for profit, of course). as far as searching rolls for silver, it would be hard to find banks with many rolls to buy to search. again, because of no demand.

  37. QUESTION:
    Calling all coin collectors, How do I find the value of my old coins?
    I have 9 Eisenhower Dollar coins and I don't know if they are worth anything. I have been saving them for a while but I don't really know what to do with them. They range from 1971 to 1978 and a few of them are marked 1776-1976.
    Thank you for any information.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, you hurt me when you called the Ikes (Eisenhower Dollars) "old", I remember when the first ones came out. Lol.

      Anyway, most coin stores sell the circulating Ikes for anywhere from .25 to each, Normally when I see coin questions like yours I suggest buying COINS, COINAGE, or COIN PRICES magazine, but in this case, I think you would be wasting money. Look at the rim of your coins, if you can see the copper/brown band which indicates that you do not have a 90% or 40% silver coin, you pretty much have a very interesting item to leave your next waiter/waitress as a tip.

  38. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy an official blue satin lined presentation case for an American Eagle silver dollar?
    I bought the coin off ebay but it did not come with a presentation case,and the mint doesn't seem to offer those for sale separately. If I can't get an official case, what are my alternatives? This is for my second son, and I'd really like them both to have the same type of case.

    • ANSWER:
      You could do a search for numismatic supplies. One site that has a lot of supplies is Amos Advantage. Maybe you could buy two boxes from the same source that way they would both be the same.

      Happy hunting

  39. QUESTION:
    If you want to start buying gold and silver, where do you start?
    I don't know anything about buying coins or bars. Where do I start?

    • ANSWER:
      I actually bought thousands of dollars of silver and gold off of E Bay last year. My buddy who is an extreme conspiracy theorist actually got me into it when he owed me money and paid me in silver. I asked where he got it and he said E-Bay. I'm sure there are better places but I've never used them.

      Edit: Also make sure you look up the value of gold for that day before you bid on it. You don't want to bid much more than it is worth. Make sure you count shipping when calculating how much you're paying per ounce or gram.

  40. QUESTION:
    what are silver walking liberty half dollars worth today?
    If I were to buy a silver walking liberty half dollar,what would I have to pay for it today?

    • ANSWER:
      As of now, they would cost you about for a low quality one.
      Some rare dates and grades can reach tens of thousands of dollars!

      If your looking for a safe place to buy coins check out www.uscoins.com

  41. QUESTION:
    I have 36 Silver Dollars, What are they worth?
    I have 36 silver dollars that range from 1878 to 1922. ( Most 1880's) They are all in great condition!! They have never been cleaned and barely handled.

    I would like to know what they are worth, ( a rough esitmate for all of them) and how can I find out their mints?

    • ANSWER:
      Value is largely dependent on condition, mint marks and the number of coins available.

      1 - Take your coin to a local coin dealer (trustworthy ones can be found - shop around). It never hurts to get a second opinion. They will be able to tell you so much more by evaluation the condition of the coins. They will also know the amount minted and what it is going for in today's market.

      2 - Try posting pictures on this website (there are many experts here that can help you evaluate it - there also may be people willing to buy if you are trying to sell):
      http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/default.asp

      3 - Repost this question and include pictures. You can use websites like http://www.photobucket.com and include the link in your question.

      Good luck!

      P.S. You should not clean your coins. Most coin collectors see cleaning a coin as the equivalent of stripping down antique furniture and refinishing it.

      When cleaning, the surface metal of the coin is often stripped. Anything used to scrub the coin will leave scratches (even 100% pure silk will leave hairline scratches). Most cleaning products will have some type of reaction with the coin's metal and the surface metal can also be removed in this manner.

      Your best bet is to leave the coins alone. Cleaning the coin will leave traces - which can be found by the knowledgeable collector - who in turn will not buy the cleaned coin. Also if you ever wanted to send your coin into a grading company, they can recognize signs of cleaning and will send your coin back in a "cleaned" slab (also called a "body bag" in the coin world) - which is usually a greatly decreased value.

      If you absolutely must must must clean your coins do not use the method described above as it will react with the metal in your coin. Use 100% acetone (do not use fingernail polish remover!). It must be 100% pure because other additives will react with the coin metal. Place your coin(s) in the solution for several minutes (do not leave in for long periods of time). Rinse your coin(s) in distilled water. Next remove your coins and either pat dry with a soft cloth or allow the coin to air dry (air drying is better as you don't risk scratching the coin with the cloth). NEVER scrub your coins!

      I would still advise you to leave your coins as they are. They may not be bright and shiny but that is what most collectors prefer.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is a good site for pricing collectible coins for free?
    I have a bunch of half dollar coins and I want to see if any of them are worth more than $.50
    Looking for Free coin guide online

    • ANSWER:
      There arent any that are free. If your going to pay though, the best thing to do would be buy "The Red Book" (see below)
      If all you want to check out are half dollars I can help you.
      2007-1975 are only worth 50 cents, 1974-1965 are 40% silver and are worth about 2.00, 1964-1948 are 90% silver and worth from 3-10 dollars, and anything lower than that is worth from 7.00-5,000 dollars (depends on grade and mint mark.).
      You can message me if you need any more detailed info.

  43. QUESTION:
    Which online companies are reliable and have good reviews for selling silver?
    I am planning on buying silver but I can't find any good sites that have good reviews. I have taken a look at some online sites such as Goldline (which i will never buy from due to them having so many bad reviews) and others but most seem to not be reliable. are there any good sites that have a reputation for being reliable?

    • ANSWER:
      What do you mean by 'reliable'? Reliable to me means getting exactly what I buy, hassle-free. You won't have a problem getting what you buy with Goldline.

      Where people run into problems with Goldline is in not knowing what they are doing. They call up and say '"I want to buy gold."

      That's great. Goldline is in the business of selling gold at a profit. Where they make large profits is by selling numismatic coins, that is, coins with collector value that really has nothing to do with the price of gold. Some collector coins have gone up in value along with the gold, but many others have fallen in value. When the economy sours, there is less money for things like collecting rare coins. I know collectors who paid top dollar for some very scarce gold 'Indian Princess' coins from the 1880s - ,000 for one in particular. The market took the price as high as ,000 in 2006; today it's valued at ,000 and would probably sell closer to k - all while the value of the gold in it has at least doubled since 2006.

      When you do not say "I don't want collector coins, I want gold bullion with no additional collector value, and I want to pay as close to 'spot' as I can - what can you do for me?", Goldline will sell you what they can make the most profit from. When you tell them exactly what you want and don't allow yourself to be directed to collector coins, they will sell you bullion. Their price may not be as low as other places, but you won't have any problems buying it and getting it if you use them.

      I suspect the 'bad reviews' you've seen are equal parts ignorant customers who didn't do their homework first and were sold high-markup collector coins which are bought back at steep discounts, so that the doubling in price of gold made them a tiny profit or none at all, and Glenn Beck haters who've never done business with the company and are just trying to damage him by damaging his sponsors.

      If you insist on gold bullion and stick to bars from Pamp Suisse, Suisse Credit, Engelhard, Johnson-Matthey, or bullion coins like American Eagles, Canadian Maple Leafs, Austrian Philarmonics, Krugerrands, you shouldn't have a problem.

      Just shop around. Apmex and Kitco are other trustworthy sellers.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is it cheaper buying silver bullions and coins in Mexico because of the difference in purchasing power between?
    the dollar and the peso? I am driving down their and will be driving back, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      be careful of validity! thats the problem!

  45. QUESTION:
    What's a trustworthy internet site to buy coins from?
    I'm looking to invest in some gold and silver. I don't want to pay thousands of dollars for coins (or bars) and then get burned. Please help me with a trustworthy site.

    • ANSWER:
      Check out the ebay site for "Great Estate Roadshow". They are a relatively new company.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there a place that will but my silver dollars?
    im looking for an establishment with an address in souther califorina who buys old coins. i have a 1884 silver dollar and others id like to sell.

    • ANSWER:
      Look here!!!

      http://www.insiderpages.com/s/CA/LosAngeles/CoinDealers

  47. QUESTION:
    What is a 1996 walkin liberty silver dollar coin worth ?
    .999 fine silver one troy ounce walking liberty silver dollar coin

    • ANSWER:
      It's an American Silver Eagle bullion coin. The design from the 1916-1947 walking Liberty half dollar is used on the obverse.

      These bullion coins will always be worth what one Troy ounce of silver is worth on the spot market. Dealers may pay from one dollar over that when silver is especially hot (like it was a year ago and dealers couldn't get enough of them for their customers, who were paying as much as over spot) to as much below spot price as they can get away with.

      The average price paid by small-time bullion investors who are buying only the silver and don't collect them, so 'perfect' condition is not an issue, is about over spot price currently. Silver has been treading water for several months now, trading in a narrow range between and . If the price makes a sudden drop, the difference between spot price and 'buy' price shrinks, and when silver is hot, the difference grows. If silver were to suddenly be back down to , people wouldn't pay a lot more than . But if it suddenly shot up to , they'd be willing to pay or more.

      So, right now, a 1986 is worth .50 as a of Friday's closing price. The most you could hope to get for it would be about . A dealer would probably offer or less.

  48. QUESTION:
    Can i still find silver half dollars in fedral boxes?
    Can i still find silver half dollars in fedral boxes? Is it still worth it to coin roll hunt?

    • ANSWER:
      There are no FEDERAL boxes. IF your bank has half dollars, you can buy them for cash and search. But, they won't want to take them back, so you'll have to spend them or deposit at a different bank.

      According to the Coin World guy who writes on Roll finds, you can find a few silver ones. I'd expect 5 or so per 00 face. But, it depends. Perhaps you'll get a batch that has already been searched.

      Hard way to make money.

      Rich

  49. QUESTION:
    What is better to have if silver is monetized again?
    When buying silver, you can buy .999% pure rounds or you can buy coins that are 90%silver + 10% copper. If the dollar collapsed, would either one suffice?

    • ANSWER:
      US silver coins from 1964 and earlier. They are recognizable and reasonably divisible for commerce.

      If that scenario happens, you also want to buy canned goods and ammunition, so let's hope we don't go down that path.

  50. QUESTION:
    How much is a 1922 Peace Dollar worth?
    I have a 1922 Peace Silver dollar, i see no mint mark, just a weird looking a thing under her neck. How much is this coin worth? I'm selling but I need to know a general price.

    • ANSWER:
      The 1922-P (which has no mint mark) has the highest mintage in the Peace series. The 1922-D and 1922-S are fifth and fourth, respectively, with only 1923-S (3rd) and 1923-P (2nd) having more produced.

      Thusly, all 1922 Peace dollars are considered to be common. Unless they are in brilliant uncirculated condition, a condition a collector will insist on because coins in this condition are still easy to find, yours is only going to be of interest to someone wanting the silver. A small-time buyer of silver may pay a small premium over the current market value of the silver, about , maybe as much as for it. But a dealer or 'we buy gold and silver' shop will offer no more than .


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