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Old 05-07-2012, 07:25 PM
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Question Quick question - what coin + year = worth holding onto

Quick question.

What years and lower are good for holding onto quarters/dimes/nicks/pennies?

If i recall, pennies with actual copper are good from '65 and down or something?

What is it for quarters with proper metal content?
What is it for Dimes with proper metal content?
What is it for Nickels with proper metal content?
What is it for pennies with proper metal content?


Tryin to go thru my change to seperate the coins worth something and convert the worthless ones into bills.

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:37 PM
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I think you need to buy the Red Book if you are talking American coins. Will teach you a lot.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:23 PM
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Default SIlver 90% & Copper

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Quick question.

What years and lower are good for holding onto quarters/dimes/nicks/pennies?

If i recall, pennies with actual copper are good from '65 and down or something?

What is it for quarters with proper metal content?
What is it for Dimes with proper metal content?
What is it for Nickels with proper metal content?
What is it for pennies with proper metal content?


Tryin to go thru my change to seperate the coins worth something and convert the worthless ones into bills.

Thanks
Pennies: 1981 & earlier are .95 copper (exception a couple War era.) 1982 is a mix of copper with later zinc. All 1964 and previous U.S. coinage is 90% Silver. WAR Nickels (1942-1945) are 35% Silver.

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:39 PM
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Don't let people fool you into thinking pennies/nickles/.40% halves are worth hording.

They're not.

If you're stacking for value in metal, do it with pre '65 dimes/quarters/halves/1$ coins.

No clue what years are valued more than others, only thing I recall is the 1916-D mercury dime. They're like ~1,000$ depending upon condition.

To clarify my first statement; I'm sure your time is valuable, taking time out to separate pennies and stack rolls of nickles/low quality silver isn't worth MY time in $ and I make very little money (college student).
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:45 PM
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it's all here.

http://www.coinflation.com/
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:48 PM
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wasnt lookin for anything crazy, just a general idea.

Like stated above '65 and older. Its not for hording so much as just getting rid of my change jar without getting rid of anything that may come in handy one day
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:36 AM
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wasnt lookin for anything crazy, just a general idea.

Like stated above '65 and older. Its not for hording so much as just getting rid of my change jar without getting rid of anything that may come in handy one day
The '64 & older(pre 65) US dimes and quarters are easy, just pull a whole
stack of them in your hand, the old ones don't have the copper edge.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:25 AM
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wasnt lookin for anything crazy, just a general idea.

Like stated above '65 and older. Its not for hording so much as just getting rid of my change jar without getting rid of anything that may come in handy one day
I had one of those cheap coin sorters. The coins would go into plastic tubes and be ready to roll. It was easy to spot the silver quarter (only had one). Dimes could be a little trickier but you should be able to spot them by looking at the edges also.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:56 PM
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cool cool.

May be able to create my own lil 90% bags out of this once i figure out what all can go into a 90% bag

also 1905-1982 pennies have 95% copper? For some reason i remember it only goin up to like the 60's for that. Didnt think there was still that much copper in pennies after 60ish
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