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  1. #16
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    Randy

    Feb 2015
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    Being single you are now armed to go out and find that special someone! (but I recommend that you sell it) Quit while you are ahead!!!
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

  2. #17
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    May 2014
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    Here is a simple way to answer to your question.

    Do you NEED the money?

    Yes: sell it
    No: keep it
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    If you had $250 in your pocket and saw this ring would you buy it? Yes, keep it. No, sell it. If you don't need it, I'd use the money for something I do. Or it can sit there like a savings account to spend later....
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    Bendiggn

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    I guess it depends on your financial situation and what your reasons are for MDing. I've found several things that are probably worth a few hundred dollars but I wouldn't sell anything unless i really needed the money. I'd rather have them to look at and to show others. If I sold a coin or whatever the money would get spent, the coin would be gone and there'd be nothing left to show for it and all the time and work it took to find it. But that's just my opinion.
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  5. #20
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    IF I found such a ring, and IF someone offered me well over the metal value, and if my wife didn't want it (the first two are bigger ifs than the third; she's not into stuff), then there's no question I'd turn it into cash while the premium offer stood. I'd unhesitatingly put the money toward something I'd rather have, like a getaway with my wife!

  6. #21
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse James View Post
    Well said. This is exactly how I feel.
    Great mines think alike.

  7. #22
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    Jul 2018
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    I keep everything I find. Clad I cash in and buy silver. I plan on leaving it all to my kids when I take the big dirt nap. :-)
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  8. #23
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    I spend my clad and sell everything else of value. Gold is always easy to sell, if I don't need the money I hang onto gold & silver until either the price for scrap goes up or I have a need for the money. If that lady offered $250, that will be hard to beat at scrap prices, and she might change her mind as time passes.

  9. #24
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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    I tend to keep all of my old coins and jewelry, but if someone really like a find; I usually just give it away.

    For your beautiful ring recovery, I'm leaning towards selling it to the lady that will wear and enjoy it...just me.

  10. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjvalleyhunter View Post
    Here is a simple way to answer to your question.

    Do you NEED the money?

    Yes: sell it
    No: keep it
    Nah, I don't need money and I don't need stuff that takes up space that will not be used so I sell it or give it away.
    Marvin
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    Stefan

    Jul 2016
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    Personally, I don't sell any of my precious metals. The government says I shouldn't have past a certain amount. This of course makes me want to keep as much as possible.
    -Stefan

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  12. #27

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    "You can't take it with you... and if you leave it to your kids, they're just gonna get ripped off trying to unload it."

    -Shakakka's motto

    Seriously. I can envision my kids dumping all my silver into the coinstar machine on the way back from my funeral! "Hey look, Dad has loose change!"

    They'd be the ones to leave all the good stuff in the reject tray, too.

    I could see them taking all the rings and chains and bringing them to a jeweler. "How much for all this stuff? A thousand dollars!?!?! DEAL!"

    Yeah... no thanks.

    I'd say save your "firsts" and your best, most beloved finds - valuable or not. Anything else worth money? Take nice photos to remember them by, then sell them. Buy new toys. New detectors, pinpointers, headphones, etc. The best thing about the hobby is that it actually pays you to enjoy it. If you're not taking advantage of that, you're nuts!

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    CASPER

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    ive been in hobby over 40 yrs and I regret everything ive ever sold
    but I needed money to get by - if you need the cash - sell it
    if you don't - I wouldn't
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    I had a lot of nice items from my first 20 yrs (started in 1975) that I would kill to have back and at
    the very least I wish I had pics of all my stuff from back then
    lot easier now with digital cameras to get and store pics
    I had not only some real nice jewelry finds - one of a kind sort of stuff and lot of nice coins and relics
    that I wish I had pics of / or still had them
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
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    I keep all of my finds. I might be a hoarder.

    My cat is not impressed with my finds either.

    Congrats on the nice find.

 

 
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