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A Diamond Does not Shine at The Backside of a Cave 💎

Good morning!

I’ve a narrative to share with you at the moment that I stole from our good good friend Joel 🙂

See if you happen to can catch the lesson(s)!


A father instructed his daughter, “Congrats in your commencement. I purchased you a automotive some time in the past. I would like you to have it now. However earlier than I give it to you, take it to a automotive vendor within the metropolis. See how a lot they provide if you happen to promote it.”

The woman got here again to her father and mentioned: “They supplied me $10,000 {dollars} as a result of it appears very outdated.”

Father mentioned: “Okay, now take it to the pawn store.”

The woman returns to her father and mentioned: “The pawn store supplied $1,000 {dollars} as a result of it’s a really outdated automotive and desires a whole lot of work performed.”

Subsequent the daddy instructed her to affix a passionate automotive membership with specialists and present them the automotive.

So the woman drove to the passionate automotive membership. She returned to her father a couple of hours later and instructed him, “Some folks within the membership supplied me $100,000 {dollars} as a result of it’s a uncommon automotive in unique situation!”

Then the daddy mentioned, “I needed to let you already know that you’re not value something in case you are not in the fitting place. If you’re not appreciated, don’t be offended, that simply means you might be within the flawed place. Don’t keep in a spot the place nobody sees your worth.”

Know your value and know the place you might be valued. A diamond doesn’t shine on the backside of a cave.



Although I’ve to confess I hoped for a fair higher lesson on the finish, lol… One thing alongside the traces of:

“You’re all the time value so much regardless of the place you might be! Your value is inside YOU –
not what anybody says!”

Or the place I *truly* thought this was going as a result of I’m a hustler:

“At all times take the time to determine the perfect place to maximise your income!”

Which I’ll admit isn’t as lovely because the inside value analogy, however nonetheless – simply as true 😉

And I’ve the right instance to indicate for it this week!

As I used to be heading out of an antiques retailer looking for extra classic rings, I overheard a vendor providing a buyer a value for his complete coin assortment, to which the shopper politely mentioned thanks-but-no-thanks and went on his merry approach.

As we crossed paths outdoors I requested him what he was making an attempt to promote as I’m a curious little lad like that (and in addition smelled a possibility!), and he then did what all collectors like to see… He opened up a binder stuffed with 100 yr outdated cash!! Which had been clearly all on the market! *Drool…*

He had not too long ago inherited them from his grandfather, and never eager to proceed the household interest at 20-something years outdated (bizarre?), he was trying to commerce them for some money cash.

We talked for a bit and I gave him my greatest recommendation on learn how to promote them for essentially the most revenue, and in return he gave me an important value on certainly one of them that I wanted for my assortment. (My final purpose is to get *one* of every main sort of coin from the USA courting all the way in which again to the 1700s, after which show them at an area museum!)

Right here she is in all her magnificence:

1914 barber quarter

[1914 “Barber” U.S. Quarter – the first coin I ever bought “on the streets!” Lol…]

Now much like the story above, this one additionally significantly hinges on *who* and *the place* you’re making an attempt to hawk your valuables to get essentially the most worth!

Taking them to a vendor will differ significantly than taking them to a pawn store vs taking them to a collector good friend you may know. Not solely that, the worth that’s assigned to them will range wildly as nicely – though it’s all the time precisely the SAME COIN!

For instance, this quarter right here could be valued in three distinctive methods:

Face worth — When the U.S. minted these from 1892-1916, they had been assigned a face worth of 25¢. And if you happen to didn’t know something about cash or amassing or something, you’d at the least be capable of inform that because it actually states “quarter greenback” on the reverse of the coin 🙂 So to all “regular” folks, this coin is value $0.25 and you may truly nonetheless spend it because it’s nonetheless thought-about authorized tender!

Silver worth — Many don’t know this, however all U.S. dimes, quarters, half {dollars}, and {dollars} (cash) minted in 1964 and earlier comprise 90% silver. And at a present fee of about $19.32/oz, which means every of those cash comprise at the least a couple of {dollars} value of silver in them! For this reason so many people inform folks to all the time test their change to see if they’ve something good in there!

Now this Barber Quarter particularly (named so after the engraver, btw) incorporates roughly 0.18 oz of silver which equates to nearly $3.50 (.18 x $19.32). So the “soften worth” right here is already 14x its face worth!

And btw, that is the worth that almost all pawn outlets or jewellery shops offer you the place you see these “we pay money for silver and gold” sort indicators posted. They don’t care about the kind of coin or jewellery or silverware you herald and can simply weigh it, determine the % of bullion every incorporates, after which spit you out a % of the overall as your closing “supply”. Which is normally 80-90% of the silver or gold worth. From there they are going to bulk all of it along with others they purchased and money it in for the complete 100% worth of the silver and gold – OR (in the event that they’re sensible and know what they’re doing) – they are going to type by way of all of it first and see if there’s something useful and uncommon and *then* ship all of it off to be melted.

This was the case for my new good friend right here, who was supplied in all probability round $3.00 per quarter which he (rightfully) turned down as a result of every one was value multitudes greater than that, and a few even within the tons of of {dollars} as a result of collector worth! However if you happen to didn’t find out about that third valuation, which we’re slowly attending to subsequent, haha, you’d in all probability assume this can be a whole lot and take it. So once more the *place* issues the place you go to promote these things!

Collector worth — Lastly, cash or different gadgets which are collected are assigned a complete different set of values relying on its rarity and recognition and situation. Some cool outdated issues aren’t value jack, and a few boring new issues could be value a killing – all relying on the interest and developments and numerous different variables that come into play.

With this quarter specifically, it’s not very uncommon (over 6 million had been produced!), nevertheless it is collected and in first rate situation (grades conservatively as “Fantastic” and generously as “Very Fantastic”) and is value round $35.00 in keeping with our interest’s value information. Which now places its worth as 140x face worth – an enormous distinction from $0.25! However once more solely issues if you happen to’re speaking to a *collector* as no regular particular person would ever pay such a premium 😉

So TL;DR the three values that may be assigned to this coin are:

  • Face worth: $0.25
  • Silver worth: $3.50
  • “Collector” worth: $35.00

All drastically totally different values, and all for the very same coin!

So once more, *the place* you are taking stuff to promote can matter significantly. When you’ve got the time and vitality to discover all of the avenues, it’ll nearly all the time internet you extra revenue ultimately. However if you happen to’d moderately unload them rapidly for some quick money, nicely, there are many methods you are able to do that too, and which is why pawn outlets are nonetheless in every single place! You’ll simply must be okay with getting considerably much less in return going that route and greater than possible getting ripped off.

We’ll see how our good friend right here makes out in the long term, nevertheless it was a enjoyable random bump in and love that it was an actual life instance of the cave story up there 🙂

You might be value 1,000,000 bucks, however if you happen to don’t know the place to go you may find yourself promoting your self quick! And also you’re value each penny of your horny sensible self, so be sure you max your self out!! 😂

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PS: You may see my full information on learn how to liquidate a coin assortment right here if you happen to ever want it: Promote Your Inherited Coin Assortment. The final purposes will also be utilized to baseball playing cards or marbles or anything that’s collectible for that matter!

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