How can I sell these silver coins and not get robbed?
July 6, 2013 11:40 AM Subscribe
I know nothing about coins. These look valuable but I don't know what to do with them.
posted by sarling to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In 2002, someone gave me a 20-pack of silver dollars from the US Mint - walking liberty on the front, eagle on the back, says "1 oz. fine silver". I opened up the package and touched some of them because I'm an idiot. Ever since, I've been holding onto them because I don't know what to do with them. Use them as tiny coasters for shot glasses? Very expensive pogs? Tip very good bartenders with them?
So I should probably sell them. The question is: How can I sell these things without getting robbed? I'm afraid if I go to a coin store the proprietor will see that I'm an idiot and say, "Oh, these dollar-coins are worth a dollar, of course!" while stroking his evil goatee meaningfully.
Should I sell them one at a time on eBay and hope to get an honest price for them through competition? Or are they more valuable in their sleeve? (It has the US Mint logo on the cap.) They have a couple fingerprints on them, but otherwise, they're shiny and new-looking.