Silver coins are possibly the oldest mass-produced form of coinage. Silver has been used as a coinage metal since the times of the Greeks; their silver drachmas were popular trade coins.
As with all collectible coins, many factors determine the value of a silver coin, such as its rarity, demand, condition and the number originally minted. Ancient silver coins coveted by collectors include the Denarius and Miliarense, while more recent collectible silver coins include the Morgan Dollar and the Spanish Milled Dollar.
Talk about a treasure hunter’s dream!
While metal-detecting a location that he’s decided to keep secret Youtuber and metal detector enthusiast Beau Ouimette came across a treasure trove of old, international silver coins. The treasure trove yielded 178 coins in total, with some dating back to the 18th century, and the youngest coin being from 1837.
While many of the coins were American half dollars and Spanish Reales, there were quite a few unique finds!
While we don’t have a confirmed value for this collection of coins, based on the age alone we know that they’re worth much more than the value of the silver that they are made of.
Ouimette believes that they’re worth at least $50,000 as a collection. The actual value of the collection will be determined based on the rarity, demand, condition, and number of the coins that were minted. His collection may be worth more than he thinks.
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