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Old 04-13-2019, 02:06 PM
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Default Coinstarred the Clad and Hit the Coin Show.

Cashed in my clad for the last few months and checked out the coin show this weekend. I couldn't find a spectacular deal on silver coins. Sometimes I can find deals just above melt. The best I could do was Merc dimes at 12x. Came away with 100 silver dimes for my $120. I enjoy swapping dug clad for silver. Modern day alchemy!
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:45 PM
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Sweet turnover clad there.

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Old 04-13-2019, 07:15 PM
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Love that trade Tyler. Congrats! Trapper

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Old 04-13-2019, 10:28 PM
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Congratulations!!!! You made your 100 for the year. Well, sorta...I may have to consider something similar. I haven't acquired any silver since rust went under. I do over $120 in clad every month, but only have one silver coin for '19. All the detectors and coils are paid for in clad twice over, maybe silver coin should be next. Coin shows?
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:17 PM
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Congratulations!!!! You made your 100 for the year. Well, sorta...I may have to consider something similar. I haven't acquired any silver since rust went under. I do over $120 in clad every month, but only have one silver coin for '19. All the detectors and coils are paid for in clad twice over, maybe silver coin should be next. Coin shows?
Your clad numbers are awesome! I enjoy buying silver coins with my clad haul. I usually find the best deals at the coin shows. There was just one this weekend in Layton. It's a shame about Rust. I didnt know them well, but had been in the shop a few times. Seemed like a really honest place. I still think it was. Sounds like they got wrapped up in something shady behind the scenes. I dont know the whole story though. I was really surprised by the news of their closing.

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Old 04-14-2019, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists View post
Cashed in my clad for the last few months and checked out the coin show this weekend. I couldn't find a spectacular deal on silver coins. Sometimes I can find deals just above melt. The best I could do was Merc dimes at 12x. Came away with 100 silver dimes for my $120. I enjoy swapping dug clad for silver. Modern day alchemy!
NIce! Last month I swapped $140 for a set of 1940-1947 PDS Walking Liberty Halves, nicely filling the Whitman coin book they came in.

It wasn't the best deal in the world (14x), but I was happy with the trade for clad, and the guy selling was just as happy. All of them were better circulated coins, many with nice lines still.

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Old 04-14-2019, 07:58 AM
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That's a good way to put your clad to use!

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Old 04-14-2019, 09:20 AM
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Nice, mine just goes for gas and batteries.

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Old 04-14-2019, 09:34 AM
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By Golly you are on track for 'finding' 400 Merc Dimes this season! I love Clad and all metallugical magic monetary transformations! Heck, up here with our 10c deposit redemption, simply picking up 12 empty cans garnishes the trading value for a 12X face Merc! WooHoo! Love how you did that Stiffy!

Imagine, all that dirty clad woulda just rotted away in the dirt anyhow, so hey...pull it and transform it! Actually, just about anything we find that has a street value can be transubstantiatied into PM's...A nice plush new beach towel is worth $5, lighters, sunglasses, cast off antlers, certain stones, whatever! Love it!

FWIW, A $7 BK Whopper or a HotNReady pizza is worth a BF Half!! A pack of smokes is worth a nice Walker and a Merc! A 15 pack of beer is worth a Peace Dollar! Lets not get carried away right? But hey, A guy can really rack up a lot of silver thinking like this and going to some Coin Shows to make the trade!!

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Old 04-14-2019, 09:37 AM
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Nice. Always wanted to go to one of these but never know when and where they are.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:08 AM
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Great! This hunting pays off sometimes!

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Old 04-15-2019, 10:29 AM
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Good job man! I just bought my 10th silver ounce with my clad last week. My next goal is to get a 1/10th gold piece.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Mud-puppy View post
FWIW, A $7 BK Whopper or a HotNReady pizza is worth a BF Half!! A pack of smokes is worth a nice Walker and a Merc! A 15 pack of beer is worth a Peace Dollar! Lets not get carried away right? But hey, A guy can really rack up a lot of silver thinking like this and going to some Coin Shows to make the trade!!
Yeah, when I used to detect with my son, he'd always ask if we could get a burger or something while we were out. I always complied (those are MEMORIES, man...) but everytime, I remember thinking...

"Dang.. We just spend 3 hours and found about $8 between us... and now I just spent $11 at the fast food place... .*sigh*" NEVER said anything out loud, but I've found I'm a stingy person when it comes to hunting alone!

I bring my own water and a couple of granola bars while I'm hunting. I just cannot bring myself to hit a convenience store for food. LOL

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As of 6/17/2019: Clad=$253.51; Rings=104; Keys=27; Silver=19;Gold=8; Flat Penny=11; Hunts=59


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Old 04-16-2019, 10:25 AM
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I just have my dirty clad thrown in multiple buckets. Time to clean and turn them in and get some goodies.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:46 AM
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Hey if anyone wants a decent deal on a mix of mercs and rosies, Provident has them at 11.3 x face now for orders of 100 or more coins, free shipping. Iíve dealt with them for years and never a problem.

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