Question by Steven: i recently received a coin. it is a " 1967 sterling silver proof of Harry Truman" anyone know what its worth?
the plaque says Sterling Silver Proof 32nd Presidential Coin-Medal Struck by the Franklin Mint Limited Edition__ 1967the front reads "Harry S Truman 1945-1953 33rd president of the united states." and the back reads "Harry S Truman born may 8 1884 Married Elizabeth Wallace 1919. authorized first use of atom bomb signed united nations charter, sent troops to Korea, slogan 'the buck stops here'"

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Answer by Scott Stevenson
From what I've seen, it looks like it's got just under one ounce of silver in it, so at the very least, with today's silver price, it's got about worth of silver in it.

While researching, I saw one being advertised on eBay by a dealer for . I'd have to say that's pretty close to the market value. If you were to sell it to a dealer, you'd probably only get the "spot" price of the silver, which isn't an unreasonable spread--if the dealer doesn't turn a profit, he doesn't get to keep his lights on.

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2 Responses to “I Recently Received a Coin it is a 8221 1967 Sterling Silver Proof of Harry Truman” Anyone Know What Its Worth”
  1. Starr Wood says:

    Look in your local phone book for coin dealers. They are specialists in this area. Also a decent looking Pawn shop could tell you about what its worth and what they would pay you, which is about half of what its worth.

  2. curtisports2 says:

    Unless you know exactly what you have, this can’t be answered. The proof medals (they are not coins) were issued in two sizes, 32mm and 39mm, and the edition sizes were small, 1,088 for the 32mm and 2,525 for the 39mm. If it’s in as-issued condition with no toning (discoloration) with mirrored fields and frosted devices, a collector might pay a significant premium over silver bullion value. It’s safe to say that some of these did not survive the big silver melts of the late ’70s and early ’80s, and of those that did, many show their age. A top-condition medal would be a rarity.

    But it they are not the proof version but the proof-like version, there were over 20,000 produced in 32mm and over 60,000 in 39mm. Those much-larger numbers mean they’re probably bullion coins. If you had the complete set, there might be a premium over silver-only.

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