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« on: May 01, 2017, 11:15 AM »

This has absolutely nothing to do with kites or kite flying but I stand assured that the "community" has a valuable answer.  I have aquired some 15 Silver dollars (some rated F to VF) from the late 1800's to early 1900's, some paper money from WW II Phipino yen (Japanese occupation?) and some other random coins and paper (Kennedy half, $2 bills).  I'm sure these are mostly worth other than face value more or less.  Any advise how to procede to document value or referals reliable sources is more than appreciated.  If pictures would help I can try to post some.  Lookingforward to find out about these items.

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 11:36 AM »

Asburyparkjohn here on the forum may be able to help you.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 01:17 PM »

Thanks I absolutely knew someone on here would know.  Gotta' love kiters.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 01:18 PM »

The silver coins would be worth more if uncirculated (mint state = MS65). Silver dollars are 1 ounce of silver. In Fine or Very Fine condition they are worth 40-60 percent more than the price of silver, which currently is about $17/ounce. This is true of the common dates that were minted in larger quantities. There are some that are quite rare and worth considerably more. You should be able to easily find a guide to U.S. coins and currency on-line, or find a coin shop near you. Most of the time what we find or are given are the more common dates.

Good luck -- I hope you have a rare date.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 01:42 PM »

Thanks more good info.
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 06:14 PM »

Keep in mind that old "silver" dollars are not 100% silver, I kind of remember maybe about 90% silver. I have a few that made it through the family, and although none of my siblings seemed the least bit interested in them, I love them. I think it's remarkable that you can hold an object in your hand that was made in the 19th century, and if you buried one today, it could be dug up hundreds of years from now, almost completely unchanged.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 06:41 PM »

Looking probabaly to sell most of these but I think I'm going to keep at least one for exactly that reason.  We can meet in 100 years and I'll let you hold it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 08:25 PM »

If your trying to do this yourself, you can obtain the same publications (Greysheet, Bluesheet, etc.) that ALL the dealers use at coin & currency shows across the US. Each publication covers a different area of numismatics and are published weekly/monthly/quarterly. They sell subscriptions but single issues are also available.
Grading will be your only challenge but at least you will have a good reference of the "current" value that you can't get from coin price guides (books).
Here is the link...
www.greysheet.com
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