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|Subject: Re: Atheism||Date: 1/23/2013 12:42 PM|
|Author: ascenzm||Number: 667912 of 864729|
a man who remembers REAL greenbacks & pre-1964 silver coinage
Wow you must be old! I recall the silver dimes, quarters and half dollars, but by the time I had some disposable income (at age 13 in 1970 when I started my newspaper route), these coins had all but disappeared from circulation. Had I been about ten years older I would have stockpiled these coins in 1964 when they were last minted.
My friend's 96 year old father died in November and my friend that his father had hoarded rolls of silver coins. My friend's lawyer checked with coin dealers and found that these dealers are paying 20 to 21 times face value for pre 1965 US silver coins.
Years ago I bought a set of 48 90% silver Roosevelt dimes to complete my collection of all dates and mint marks from 1946 to 1964. I recall paying $7.95 for the 48 dimes. I should have purchased more sets since they sold for less than 2x face value.
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