Topic Archives: junk silver

The relatively new “Black Sky Days” spiel from David Fessler for the Oxford Club’s Oxford Resource Explorer is getting a fair amount of attention,and it’s a very long and involved pitch that is mostly about the fact that our electric grid is old, rickety and not well-protected… and that sells us on some ways to […]

We’re rerunning this piece because it continues to be one of the most asked-for explanations on the Stock Gumshoe website. What follows below was originally published in mid-2012, it has been updated for the change in silver values but otherwise remains unchanged. Dr. David Eifrig over at Stansberry’s Retirement Millionaire newsletter has been teasing us […]

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    Two types of coins to buy - junk silver - these are coins minted back when there was 'real' metal in them i.e. silver! ...

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    I agree. However, over 3 decades ago, before I knew or understood the amount of silver manipulation that was or would o...

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    Junk silver is becoming harder to find at a reasonable price. If paying $2-3 above spot is ok, you can still buy it fro...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Some folks are particularly excited about "junk silver" because it's the most divisible form of government-certified sil...

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    GOLD/SILVER evolving positions Hi all, for what it is worth I offer a summary of my current thinking on major gold/silv...

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    Hi Larry I suggest you have some junk silver as insurance against ugly things happening in your neighborhood, and securi...

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    I just saw an ad the other day were one of the Doomsdayers says the next economic collapse will be so bad you won't be a...

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    Hi Larry, 1. Yes, bagged "junk silver" of 90% silver US coins is a good way to go. . You can get them easily and th...

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    David that is collectors value, not that there is anything wrong with being collectible. There are some (Rand Paul, Dent...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Hi Louis, the advertisers change for pretty much each reader so I'm not sure exactly which one you might have seen -- bu...

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    Really? What exactly can you do with a 60lb bar? Especially if it is worth ($5-10,000). Small (one ounce or less) Jun...

  • arch1

    Patricia Very practicable and luv your wit,,,Howard 'some armament' is a good way to get killed,,,Know your neighbors,,,...

  • Patricia

    Our plan is to blind the home invaders by throwing seeds in their eyes, then knock them out with a little sack of junk s...

  • Patricia

    Great post! In preparation for any disaster (whether natural or man-made), we have some emergencies supplies. I conside...

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    OR do as Bill Still recommends: Diversify into alternative 'Crypto Currencies' still in their infancies and MUCH chea...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    They are attractive, after glancing at them again I guess you can see why most people prefer them to the Peace Dollar ae...

  • takeprofits

    Since I can not give "personal investment advice" and do not wish to expose my personal holdings publicly for obvious re...

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    Yes 65 -70 halfs are only 40% silver but the price of as junk silver coin (melt value) is approx $4.50 per coin. I have ...

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    No real danger buying junk silver on Ebay. The fraudulent coins that you are referring to are not typically Morgans, bu...

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    Travis, Interestingly enough I started reading a lot more into junk silver and coins after reading your article a few m...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I did mention that it's illegal, that's a fairly recent specific rule from the last time the melt values were out of wha...

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    Boy, that was a lot of new information...NOT! I own all three of those and could have guessed them pretty well. Is th...

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    Great article that sparked a lot of questions in my mind (nice banter in the comments). I recently read the article bel...

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    Where & how do I buy this junk silver? Thanks Ken Hughes...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    They're now pitching this as a fabulous Xmas gift -- "A $3 holiday gift likely to increase in value each year". I'm all...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I've heard arguments on both sides about whether or not you can legitimately melt down US currency, but that's largely a...

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    HOW DO I BUY JUNK SILVER? THANK YOUEnter text right here! ...

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    Junk silver?? US coins before certain dates have a lot of silver....

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    i dont buy junk silver been buying collectable silver seems like a better investment. besides its more fun ...

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    A couple of thoughts-- >Price Controls--while it is possible that the US could have some event that precipitates a...

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    Please remember, junk silver is usually good for trade only, because as gumshoe stated; It is illegal to melt US coins f...

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    I don't know what the policy is for junk silver like this, but I think that for collectible and bullion coins you do pay...

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    I don't know what the policy is for junk silver like this, but I think that for collectible and bullion coins you do pay...

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    I have/had this R/M subscription until last month, it's priced low at $49.95, but try & get the good Dr. or the Stan...

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    I agree that silver coins, so called "junk silver" are the way to go. Everyone recognizes a dime, quarter and 50 cent p...

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