Why Don’t We See Worn Down Gold Coins?



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28 thoughts on “Why Don’t We See Worn Down Gold Coins?”

  1. Agree with many of the comments.

    Many more silver coins were minted than gold and more commonly used in daily commerce–hence greater wear. In the 1880s, for example, the average annual US wage was ~$500-600 per year or ~$10 per week. Most purchases in daily life were small compared to our experience. Small denomination silver and copper coins were more practical, useful and “used.” There were a few $1 gold coins minted but they were diminutive and I suspect not as desirable to use compared to a Morgan. Carrying a larger 5 dollar gold coin would be like walking around with half your weekly wage/salary in your pocket.

    Consider how many skanky $100 and $50 federal reserve notes you see compared to skanky $1 bills?

  2. Good question but yes down to melting. One of the coin shops I can occasionally get to has either nice coins or he’ll melt them. I’ve seen some dealers offer ‘grade b’ stock which is too good to melt but has some sort of damage probably ex jewellery mount or similar

  3. Even “Cull” gold would have high premiums right now… 😒
    Recently bought an 1882 liberty half eagle. Not in the greatest of shape, but it’s my first gold coin, and I love it lol
    Purchasing a worn indian gold coin wouldn’t bother me in the least. I’d probably buy cull morgans/peace dollars if there were a reasonable deal. But they’re one of the worst premiums right now. I could see buying 10 or 20 though, just to know they were protected from melting by me. I’m funny like that lol

  4. I think gold coins were just not put in circulation as much as lower value silver coins… Gold coins were saved for “big” purchases. Just think about this: when was the last time you came across a raggedy 100 dollar bill.
    Great video! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Interesting, it’s quite possible. Before credit cards were widely used, I saw all bills, including the hundred dollar quite worn. Now, I doubt anyone will see a large worn bill, simply because credit cards are used so much more. Thanks so much for watching! 😎👊

  5. According to my dad, who was born in 1931; People stacked gold coins before he was born because they knew gold would go up in price. His father kept gold coins as a stacker in the 1920 knowing gold price would go up over time. I am guessing those coins were sweet.

  6. Very entertaining and informative video. I always wondered that myself.

    I’ve seen TV coin shows where they say “we acquired bags and bags of gold coins and these are the best of the lot”.

    I always wondered what they did or do with the not so best of the lot.

    Again thank you for the information even though it’s just your theory, it gives me a bit of an answer. 👍 take care.

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