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  • which nickels, pennies, dimes, quarters to keep..

    ...saturday january 09. 2010..

    Lynnette
    Rare U.S. Coins: Which Nickels, Pennies, Dimes & Quarters To Keep


    http://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/20...e_coins_us.php

    What's That Coin Worth?
    Just to pick a few of the rare coins that I, personally, have come across... here are some coins you'll want to hold onto:

    Wheat penny.

    * Wheat Pennies (...worth 2 to 5 times their face value)
    * Steel Pennies (...supposedly very common; all are from 1943 and they stick to a magnet; worth up to a dime)
    * Rare Indian Head Penny.1943 Copper Penny (...guess they primarily made steel pennies this year, making the standard copper penny rare for the year 1943; how does $20,000 sound?!)
    * Indian Head Penny (...who knew a penny could be worth up to 3 dollars?!)
    * Buffalo Nickel (...they're worth up to a dollar)

    Buffalo Nickel - front. Buffalo Nickel - back.


    What's Not Worth A Thing...

    * Pennies with the Lincoln Memorial (1959-present)
    * Your everyday Jefferson Nickel (1938-present)
    * Roosevelt Dimes (1965-present)
    * Washington Quarters -- even the bicentennial one (1965-present)
    * Susan B. Anthony Dollars (1979-1999) ...yes, my dad would be crushed!

    Susan B. Anthony coin.


    The Value Of My Coin Collection
    Our spare change jar -- an old Seyfert's Pretzels glass jar.A glance inside our spare change jar -- a bunch of pennies, a few buttons, and a couple golf tees. I don't golf, and Jim hasn't golfed in YEARS... yet all my life, there's always been a golf tee that finds its way into my spare change jar! Turns out, my 1974 dirty silver nickel is worth a whopping... 5 cents.

    But I still felt the urge to rummage through all those old coins I've been saving through the years! I mean, what are the odds that I could be sitting on something of value?

    how-much-are-coins-in-a-jar-worth.jpg Fun, fun, fun!...

    You can use this online tool from CoinStar to find out how much your jar of coins is worth! (Or try these.)

    Okay, after a quick search here, this is what I found... It's not much, but the maximum value of my coin collection at this point looks to be around 3 dollars and 10 cents. That's from:

    * (2) 1964 silver Roosevelt Jefferson nickels (5x face value = $.25 ea)
    * (2) 1959 silver Roosevelt Jefferson nickels (5x face value = $.25 ea)
    * (1) 1943 mercury dime (10x face value = $1.00 ea)
    * (22) 1939-1958 wheat pennies (5x face value = $.05 ea)

    -silver composition in 1964 and contained a 40% silver composition from 1965 through 1970. If any of those half dollars are from these dates, they already are worth more than face value.

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    yeap.....and that's the way it is..........

    marsmet47

    ..shalom/tschüss..
    Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. benjamin franklin 1759

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    Guess I need to start looking at my pocket change a little closer...

    XF
    NRA Life Member

    The heck with 911, I use 1911 !!

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