I Got 1...USAF 2.5 ounce silver medal

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I Got 1...USAF 2.5 ounce silver medal

Limited to only 10000 strikes, this 2.5 oz medal is sure to increase in value, and is 160 dollars at the us mint till sold out. They are already on pre-sale for 250 on ebay. Best buy from the mint since the 2016 centennial gold coins commemorating the mercury dime, standing liberty quater, and walking liberty half dollar in 24 karat gold. I think those cost me about 1200 dollars total, but I see them on ebay now for 2800, so good increase. Flashlights are not the only things I collect, and I was lucky to get that medal before those 10000 were gone.

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I got a bunch of commemorative rounds and ingots “celebrating” various things from Sacajawea to M Emmet Kelly to the US Constitution to cherry blossom trees, and they’re nice to have and look at, but they tend to be fickle in value. You might get a premium if selling, or only be able to sell ‘em at melt value.

Things are “worth” only what someone else is willing to pay.

Most of mine, I got pretty much at spot value because someone was “dumping” them.

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Yep LB is right. Sell them over melt value and come back with verifiable proof and I’ll be the first to congratulate you on your good fortune. Business I was involved with NEVER bought over melt value

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I buy Silver Eagles —This $8-$10 over spot has me looking at Silver rounds and bars again —- I buy the burnished ones every year and have all the anniversary sets —but in the end if things keep going the way they look to be —They’ll end up as melt value to

Still no matter what you pay for your Silver —in the long run —way better investment than Flashlights —— Oh no he didn’t just say that Facepalm Shocked

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I didn’t want to poopoo his find, but just kinda warning about the fickleness of the market.

Even my coin dealer said that as far as collectibles and even numismatics, stay away unless you really know your stuff, else you can take a bath pretty easily. Some coins have a 20yr or more cycle, depending on what’s in vogue.

If you bought at 160 and can sell at 250, I’d take it and go. LOL

(Like some blockbuster movie, when it’s first out there are lines around the block to go see it, but once it’s been out a while, it’s just like every other movie. So 2fitty now can slide back to 160 or maybe less later on.

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It is like anything else, so that is why the mintage number matters. Normally, low mintage numbers increase in value. That is why the centennial gold sets have increased. All my coins have increased in value, as I only go after low mintage, or bullion coins. I have a lot of American eagles and even some rounds that just track with the value of silver. I stay away from commemoritives that have no mintage, or high mintage.

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Lightbringer wrote:
I didn’t want to poopoo his find, but just kinda warning about the fickleness of the market.

Even my coin dealer said that as far as collectibles and even numismatics, stay away unless you really know your stuff, else you can take a bath pretty easily. Some coins have a 20yr or more cycle, depending on what’s in vogue.

If you bought at 160 and can sell at 250, I’d take it and go. LOL

(Like some blockbuster movie, when it’s first out there are lines around the block to go see it, but once it’s been out a while, it’s just like every other movie. So 2fitty now can slide back to 160 or maybe less later on.


Well, I do not buy coins to make a return on my investment, I just like them. My 2.5 oz USAF medal is not for sale. I do buy about a roll of silver rounds each year as a hedge against inflation, and sometimes those rolls are American Eagles, if they are not too much over spot. There is a slight added value to them over melt, but not much. I get an occasional American Eagle proof, especially if something is different about it. This year the reverse has a design change and in 2016 it was the 30th anniversary of the coins so the proof version had edge lettering, of which I have 2. The Centennial gold commemorating the 100th anniversary of the mercury dime, standing liberty quarter, and walking liberty half dollar was an almost sure thing to gain value. The first attempt caused the mint website to crash. I have the whole set, and it has increased in value substantially, but mine is not for sale. Perhaps someday my heirs might cash in on my coins, but I doubt I ever will. I am well off enough to not likely ever need the money.