Second silver find for me, estate sale, question for you all
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  1. #1
    Nov 2011
    Sulphur, NV
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    Second silver find for me, estate sale, question for you all

    Howdy all,

    I've mostly done coin roll hunting until recently when my wife and I discovered garage/estate sales. I found these at an estate sale, among other weighted silver pieces. They wanted $20/pair but I walked out with these for $33. Not really great I know, but the wife was having fun and wanted to buy them. My question is, should I strip these? Both show dents and dings. Makers are empire and duchin. I'm new to this and really only care about silver content, so just want to be sure I'm not destroying something particularly collectible. Thanks everyone and happy hunting!

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  2. #2

    Mar 2013
    196 times
    I may be wrong, but they would be scrap to me. But if you are gonna save the silver, it's probably easier to store them as is. I ripped some up not too long ago and now I have a box full of sharp stuff until My husband melts it to bars.

  3. #3
    Dec 2006
    Very Northern Left Coast
    XLT & Bigfoot
    2059 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That is the most common shape for silver candlestick holders. roughly 10% of the total weight is silver. I strip all I can find. Even at $33 for all you did good.



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