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Indianaman79
09-29-2011, 11:00 AM
i have a question for people that have refined an item that wasn't 100% (or close to) of a single alloy.

say I have a 1964 dime - its 90% silver and 10% copper. If i sent this dime to the refinery - would i get 2 items out of that dime? silver and copper? or when you send something to a refinery - you specifiy what you want - either the 90% silver or the 10% copper?

Moonstruck
09-29-2011, 11:11 AM
You only get payed for the silver content. Melting coins in small amounts is not going to be a good idea. The costs are to high at this time. :eek:

Indianaman79
09-29-2011, 01:12 PM
You only get payed for the silver content. Melting coins in small amounts is not going to be a good idea. The costs are to high at this time. :eek:


I know, its just a theoretical situation, but thanks for the reply.

FriedNietz
10-14-2011, 04:04 AM
I heard a guy on coast to coast the other nite. A survivalist sort who recommended saving nickels. Aside from the 2 or 3 percent immediate gain from the metal value, he says stored in ammo cans and stacked against the wall, they make a darn fine bullet stop. Should you ever need one.

maxwellsilverhammer
11-01-2011, 01:14 PM
I heard a guy on coast to coast the other nite. A survivalist sort who recommended saving nickels. Aside from the 2 or 3 percent immediate gain from the metal value, he says stored in ammo cans and stacked against the wall, they make a darn fine bullet stop. Should you ever need one.

now that is not a bad idea. let me get my tin hat on first. hahaha

Chump Change
11-01-2011, 04:52 PM
I heard a guy on coast to coast the other nite. A survivalist sort who recommended saving nickels. Aside from the 2 or 3 percent immediate gain from the metal value, he says stored in ammo cans and stacked against the wall, they make a darn fine bullet stop. Should you ever need one.

And when the shooting stops, pry open the cans and you are a .....







hundred-aire;)

namwalker
11-12-2011, 01:10 PM
I heard a guy on coast to coast the other nite. A survivalist sort who recommended saving nickels. Aside from the 2 or 3 percent immediate gain from the metal value, he says stored in ammo cans and stacked against the wall, they make a darn fine bullet stop. Should you ever need one.

What worries me the most is that someone actually knows this and maybe has tried this out. Why? And how did he find this out?

HighInBC
11-13-2011, 01:03 PM
I heard a guy on coast to coast the other nite. A survivalist sort who recommended saving nickels. Aside from the 2 or 3 percent immediate gain from the metal value, he says stored in ammo cans and stacked against the wall, they make a darn fine bullet stop. Should you ever need one.

When the shooting is over you might find some extra copper from the bullets.

Obediah
11-13-2011, 02:38 PM
I heard a guy on coast to coast the other nite. A survivalist sort who recommended saving nickels. Aside from the 2 or 3 percent immediate gain from the metal value, he says stored in ammo cans and stacked against the wall, they make a darn fine bullet stop. Should you ever need one.I live in a Brick home for this reason- around these parts people in Stick homes are dying from random bullets that pass thru Stick walls like they do air in the street(s) out front.

SecretArgentMan
11-14-2011, 03:26 PM
What worries me the most is that someone actually knows this and maybe has tried this out. Why? And how did he find this out?

Here ya go.

http://www.survivalblog.com/2011/06/home_security_inflation_hedge.html