Florin Questions

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  1. Polar.bear.Stacker

    Polar.bear.Stacker Well-Known Member

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    I figured I'd reach out to others who are more experienced, but I bought a bunch of pre 46 florins.
    I got for about $36-37 per ounce of asw.
    Is that a good deal?
    And if I clean them and make em shiny, does it make a difference if I sell them later on?

    I ask because I've never stacked pre-decimal Australian junk silver before.

    PBS
     
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    hardyakkagold Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    It all depends on how worn they are.

    I assume they must be as flat as witches' tits if you purchased them at that price range.

    Generally, I only clean the pre florins which are very worn, as they don't have much of a numismatic premium unless
    they are key dates.

    Any coins which have clear lettering, date, and design [VG and above grades] I usually leave alone as they can bring
    quite good much better than silver numismatic prices on selling platforms such as eBay.
     
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    Polar.bear.Stacker Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so flat means I can clean them with no worries. I have no idea what key dates, and VG and above grades mean
     
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    dollars Active Member Silver Stacker

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    The other thing to consider is although they can look nice cleaned , as jislizard’s stack did, they aren’t actually worth any more !

    Vg very good. Best to look up Sheldon coin grading scale. Plenty of information available also should be lists of the sort after dates in the various coin groups. Another world to consider alongside the stacker bullion path.

    Best wishe$
     
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    Polar.bear.Stacker Well-Known Member

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    jislizard's stack?
    So I recognise cleaning them wouldn't make them more valuable. But would it make it less valuable?
     
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    Ipv6Ready Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Upload a decent photo of a pile.

    If you bought them from knowledgeable stacker/dealer/collector, it is safe to clean, anything with special value will not be in but if you bought it from someone who knows nothingabout florins than you might want to do some research before cleaning.

    Basically if it is worn you can clean to your hearts content or if it looks like a newish coin do some research
     
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    dollars Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Have a look in “ what’s in the box” thread probably a week or so back cheer$
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't clean them.
    Patina can sometimes look good in it natural state.
    Florin is a good size to collect.
    Buy an album is you have all those years and start fill in the gaps.
     
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    Where would I get these half dollar tubes?
     
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    i wouldnt clean them... even if they are common dates and huge mintages..... those coins are not dirty.

    I would only clean ratty ugly black toning coins. but it is a chore. Novelty of cleaning is fleeting lol.

    Buy a new golf club/bike/fishing rod, clean it with a toothbrush every times after use, few months later just shake off crud lol

    All the coins i see are decent.

    Having said that i do have couple of hundred sparkly polished shiny florins in sealed jar that is tumbled cleaned on the mantle display piece.

    its your coins do what you want
     
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    dollars Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Thankyou Richard great site/ blog

    Cheer$
     
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    is 36-37 dollars well as long as they aren't holed coins thats not too bad, are they good enough to add to a coin collector collection only maybe the 1914 or anything pre 1925ish but anything with cleaning marks sharp or heavy scratches on the coin to get the dirt off and isn't due from circulation of the coin well that just bullion value.
     

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