Selling a 1oz Gold Maple Leaf for $50.00, can't be done in America (video)


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Jen

The guy proved a point. The average person doesn't have a clue about the value of gold, and are skeptical to boot (not a prospector in the bunch either), but that's just two cents on the subject.

It also shows, unfortunately, how little people value Canadian money.

h20prospector

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The guy proved a point. The average person doesn't have a clue about the value of gold, and are skeptical to boot (not a prospector in the bunch either), but that's just two cents on the subject.

It also shows, unfortunately, how little people value Canadian money.

h20prospector

Yup, you hit on a good point, when he pointed out it was a Gold Maple from Canada, he might as well had a hand full of dog poop with some of those looks.

I don't mind Gold and Silver Maples... my high banker pulls them out of the dirt just as nice as Yank coins (see pic)..... every once in a while the grizzly bars kick back a Silver Eagle however. ;)

Jen

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That is some real nice stuff, Jennifer.

The oldest one that I pulled from my box was an 1839-O Dime. North Calif...

Bob T.

Thanks Bob, sometimes the plastic wrapped ones get stuck in the grizzly bars but overall it works good... :rolleyes:

Jen

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Well, I can't say I blame them too much. If you don't know the difference between real and fake, then you are parting with real cash and taking a chance. If someone were to offer me a genuine Picasso or Rolex for $50, I'd turn him down too since I don't know real from fake. We, who know about gold, would take a good look and feel the weight of the coin, and that's all it would take for us.

Plus, anyone with a microphone and camera on the street, I'd be looking for some jackass practical joke to explode in my face.

However, things like this do happen occasionally. A buddy of mine was walking through the parking lot of an Indian Casino and was approached by someone desparate. He had a $20 gold piece to sell and was desparate to get back to the tables. He wanted $100 for it. This was when gold was $500 an oz. He wasn't sure it was real but took a chance. Turns out it was and went back looking for the guy to see if he had any more but he was long gone. The coin was probably stolen anyway, which is another reason not to trust someone on the street like that.

Digger Bob

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I think it does drive home the point that people don't know much about gold coins or gold in general. I think the video also drives home the point that most people don't want to buy from or deal with someone selling on the street.

True and they probably DID have some people offer to take him up on the deal but he would have edited those out but even if he had 100 people say yes, the fact he had that many say no it sure sad.

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I don't mind Gold and Silver Maples... my high banker pulls them out of the dirt just as nice as Yank coins (see pic)..... every once in a while the grizzly bars kick back a Silver Eagle however. ;)

Jen

Quite a nice "nest egg" you have there.....also a good looking sluice, who made or makes it?

Gary

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Quite a nice "nest egg" you have there.....also a good looking sluice, who made or makes it?

Gary

Hi Gary, thanks for the compliment on the High Banker, it is a beautiful piece, I agree. :)

A friend on the gold forums up here in British Columbia makes them, they're called Boiler Box's and his website is http://www.boilerbox.ca

The one in the picture that you see is one of his first couple that he manufactured and now he has a full product line that you can see on his web site, he also has some GREAT videos at this URL, most of them are him working on his claims in the bush with these High Bankers:

http://www.youtube.com/user/hixonAu

This is his latest monster (the big huge one in this video).... (drooool):

Jennifer

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