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Thread: Why is silver always a laggard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwh63 View Post
    i was around for for the 2010 silver explosion (and subsequent collapse). didn't unload my stash fast enough, so still have it! here we are again, with gold hitting $2k and the other pm's doing well. guess what, silver has barely budged. definitely not "to the moon on the silver rocket ship". why does silver get left behind?
    Not lagging today, up over a dollar....
    Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason. -Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miteysquirrel View Post
    Not lagging today, up over a dollar....
    And going back down just as fast lol
    Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason. -Mark Twain

    The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. -Leo Rosten

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwh63 View Post
    popped over to Provident. why do they have a $10 roll of BU walker for $1000!??
    that is too high and a ripoff pricing but whatever the market bears I guess.

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    Unfortunately, where they get you is in the BU part of the equation. Most BU (brilliant uncirculated, which are supposed to represent anywhere from MS-60 to MS-62 or 63 in grade) Walking Liberty half dollars retail for $50 and over, so multiply that by 20 and you have your $1,000. And that's just the common date war year ones, certainly not key dates or semi-keys or better dates as they'd be even worse- much worse.

    If we're talking worn, average circulated Walkers, it's definitely a rip-off. At this point though, because of the ever-increasing chase for even worn 90%, prices have been driven up and have made the uncirculated prices move up correspondingly. It used to be that "junk" silver/ Constitutional coinage was one of the best forms of silver to pick up relatively cheaply. Methinks those days are over- at least for now. I certainly wouldn't buy them at that price, either- unless I was putting together a set or something. Part of the problem is that the coin market overall, is still in a bull market and with Walkers arguably one of the most beautiful coins ever produced, they are extremely popular with collectors as well as stackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwh63 View Post
    popped over to Provident. why do they have a $10 roll of BU walker for $1000!??
    because they sold out of circulated walkers

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