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Best Metal to Invest In?

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Hello guys, looking for some advice. I was wondering, what is the best metal to invest in?

Here are my possible investments:

  1. Silver
  2. Copper
  3. Gold


I'm thinking about buying a lot of silver, then finding the pre-1982 95% copper pennies through circulation and hoarding those. Any other suggestions? Keep in mind that I'm just a poor teenager...

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RE: Best Metal to Invest In?

How to get rich quick:
1. Keep all coins from your change.
2. Check for any pre-1980 coins, and sort them out.
2 1/2. If you find a 1976 quarter, keep it. It's really valuable.
3. Save all of them until you're 18.
4. Sell all and acquire money.

I am currently in the process of step 2 1/2. Yeah, being a coin collector is awesome.

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RE: Best Metal to Invest In?

Why pre-1980?

I believe I have some 1976 Quarters, but I think you mean 1956, those are silver.

I'm still 1 Quarter away from all 100 State Quarters (Oklahoma D) D:

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RE: Best Metal to Invest In?

(05-11-2013 11:38 AM)SheNinja Wrote:  Why pre-1980?
Anything post-80s is too common. I'm trying to limit my search so there's more space for older coins... and also so that I can save up as much as possible. Anything post-1980, I usually just chuck into my piggy bank.

1946? I haven't even cracked into the 40s yet. They're extremely rare. The oldest coin I've found is only in the 1950s. Good luck trying to snag one of those.

Quarters in the pre-60s are pretty rare, too, and I'm sure you can find bits of silver in those.

As for the best metal... in my opinion, silver is the safest way to go. Copper rusts easily and gold can be stolen.

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RE: Best Metal to Invest In?

I have 8 silver coins so far, and 110 95% copper pennies. I'm going to save up my nickels as they are 75% copper and 25% nickel.

I have a lot of pre-40's dimes. Just look lol.

(The copper penny count didn't include my massive collection of wheat pennies. The silver coin count didn't include my grandma's.)

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(05-11-2013 11:37 AM)Luckyfire Wrote:  How to get rich quick:
1. Keep all coins from your change.
2. Check for any pre-1980 coins, and sort them out.
2 1/2. If you find a 1976 quarter, keep it. It's really valuable.
3. Save all of them until you're 18.
4. Sell all and acquire money.

I am currently in the process of step 2 1/2. Yeah, being a coin collector is awesome.
My grandpa has this Norwegian golden coin from 1887. It has an estimated value of around 3400$. Weird how a tiny chunk of gold can be worth so much money.

It's quite fun to collect coins. I have some old silver coins myself. Probably not worth anything though Tongue

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RE: Best Metal to Invest In?

Of course the silver coins are worth much. Which ones?

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(05-11-2013 11:48 AM)Luckyfire Wrote:  Anything post-80s is too common.
For pennies, this isn't the right reason. Pennies minted before 1982 are 95% copper, which is why they are collected. Everything after is primarily made of zinc with a copper coating.

Also, I'd like to point out that the vast majority of coins in circulation today aren't worth anything more than face value, and if they are, they are either a) in poor condition, negating any value they would've had otherwise b) only worth marginally more than face value c) both.
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RE: Best Metal to Invest In?

Exception; Nickels. $0.1137 melt value per nickel, from 1946-Present.

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RE: Best Metal to Invest In?

I currently have 7.5 rolls of 95% copper 5% zinc pennies and I just started ~3 weeks ago ^_^

This looks promising.

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Currently working on finding nickels ^_^

selling stuff for five cents just for the nickels instead of 25 cents ^_^

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Something that I cannot fathom is why the 1976 Quarters are worth so much. I mean $5-8 for a normal Quarter what.

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(07-07-2013 10:23 PM)SheNinja Wrote:  Something that I cannot fathom is why the 1976 Quarters are worth so much. I mean $5-8 for a normal Quarter what.
Isn't that the Bicentennial Quarter? Maybe because it's more unique than quarters of recent history? I honestly know just about next to nothing about coins and such, but it doesn't sound that crazy, unless these things were mass produced to know end. I mean, there's only so many copies anyway. On an interesting note, this is the only coin I've collected for no more reason than I thought they were kind of neat. Surprised to learn they worth more than their normal value.

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Yep Bicentennial.

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(07-07-2013 10:36 PM)SheNinja Wrote:  I hate the way people think sometimes Sad
Ummm, does this have something to do with what I posted? Whether it is or isn't, probably better to expand on a thought like that unless you think it's better left unsaid.

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