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    My Find of a Lifetime!

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    My sister in law's father owned laundromats and vending machines in Baltimore dating back to the 1950s. He pulled many coins out of circulation and used to brag about all the silver that he had, but nobody ever dreamed of what he was sitting on.

    About 10 years ago my SIL's father passed away and and the story of how he obtained all these coins died with him. At the time of his death 125 Morgan and Peace Dollars and a bunch of other assorted silver coins were found in his Baltimore apartment. We were under the impression that was the entire h
    oard, and we were thrilled. Little did we know this was just the tip of the iceberg!

    Unfortunately last month my sister in law's brother passed away suddenly. My brother has been assigned the task of cleaning out her late brother's apartment (also in Baltimore). Soon after he started he began texting me photos saying he came across more than 200 lbs of coins in sacks and bags! It appears that there are approximately 10,000 Wheat cents, loads of Indian Heads, hundreds (maybe thousands?) of Barber, Mercury, Standing Liberty coins, a few Franklin Halves and HUNDREDS OF MORGAN AND PEACE DOLLARS. So far he's found one gold 2.5 dollar coin. My brother is not a coin guy so I've been helping him ID the important dates and I'm sending him a Red Book for reference. I'll update as I find out what's in all the sacks and bags.

    Click on the photos to see the coins in the full size photo! Enjoy!

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    Can you dig it.

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    thats the stuff of dreams right there. more pics as you get them please! if you want, google coin amounts per pound, and you can get an estimate of the amount of coins, and get a face value. then X that by wholesale price and youll get an approximate value. Morgans are x10 face value. halves are 10x. dimes 20x, quarters 8x, etc.

    Sorry for your losses as well.

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    ARC

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    Wow... amazing... good luck.
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    What an awesome collection of coins!
    Seems he could read the future way back when!
    Let us know what it tallies up to be in face value, and of course Real value?

    Congrats!!

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    WOW!
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    To William Jefferson Clinton

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    Jun 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by SultansOfSwing View Post
    thats the stuff of dreams right there. more pics as you get them please! if you want, google coin amounts per pound, and you can get an estimate of the amount of coins, and get a face value. then X that by wholesale price and youll get an approximate value. Morgans are x10 face value. halves are 10x. dimes 20x, quarters 8x, etc.

    Sorry for your losses as well.
    90% dimes, quarters and halves are currently melting at 12.29 per $1 face, there is no difference in melt value per $1 face by denomination. Silver dollars currently melt at $13.14 each. That's based on $16.97 silver price. However, its not very common to see Morgans at silver value, they generally are $3-4 (or more) over silver value and sell pretty readily at that price.

    Interesting haul, look forward to more pics.

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    Nacho

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    Awesome story. Insane hoard. When the dollar takes a dive the value of silver will rise.
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    Silver dollar, trime, gold coin, half dime, shield nickel, large cent, gold teeth for my grill (lol), silver spoon to go with my silver fork Spanish silver and many more.

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    CS IS NEXT

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    Get it out of Baltimore while you can!! Just kidding, Keep us posted Neil

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    So if Iím reading this story right, the brother let them think the small number of coins was the extent of it while he sat on a couple hundred pound horde of coins taken from the father? I hope it was more above board than how Iím reading but unfortunately wouldnít be surprised if it wasnít.

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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Please please more pics!!!! Thatís a dream come true. We love pictures!!
    Thank you
    Last edited by Truth; Aug 12, 2019 at 10:35 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigToChina View Post
    So if I’m reading this story right, the brother let them think the small number of coins was the extent of it while he sat on a couple hundred pound horde of coins taken from the father? I hope it was more above board than how I’m reading but unfortunately wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t.
    WOW! is right

    DIG, im reading it that way too, wonder how much, if any was sold off
    maybe look around for receipts too

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    Wow. Looking forward to more photos! This would keep me entertained for a long long time.
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    All I can say is

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    Wow! That is a numismatic dream come true.

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    Outstanding amount of coins, what a treasure trove!

 

 
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