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Old 03-11-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I have a 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent. I also have a 1943 copper penny, most were steel.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I have a 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent.
What condition? Is it slabbed?
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:32 PM
 
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I have a 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent. I also have a 1943 copper penny, most were steel.
ya i thought the 43 copper was very very rare, how did u get it? if u bought what did u buy it for?
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I should probably put the pennies in the plastic cases, I just have them all in those folding cases you can find at Staples or target. Grandma gave me the 1943.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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I have tons of buffalo nickels... years from 1913 - 1938... could they be worth anything?

I also have tons of Kennedy half dollars, Eisenhower dollars, and Jefferson nickels (all from the 70's) and also a 1900 $20 coin... with the liberty head and little stars on one side and what I think is an eagle on the other. I also have 4 silver liberty half dollars.

I am just now beginning to go through this collection we inherited from my MIL. We have all kind of coins and paper currency from the U.S., many Asian countries, and a few European countries. Brunei and Japanese and Singapore money is really beautiful!

I am feeling overwhelmed...
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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It will be worth it. It sounds like a real treasure trove! The buffalo nickels could be worth quite a bit if they are in the higher grades, and I'm partial to that design. The Kennedy halves probably aren't worth a lot, although I'd go through them and find out (and the older ones are 90% silver). Same for the nickels, Liberty Walking (I assume that's what they are) halves and Ike dollars. How old a coin is isn't all that matters! Condition, scarcity and demand matter as much.

The $20 gold piece is worth a lot. Gold is around $1600/oz.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Wow! Thanks catman!
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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I have tons of buffalo nickels... years from 1913 - 1938... could they be worth anything?


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Make sure you look at all of them......could be worth $$$$$

The 3 legged buffalo.....

3 legged buffalo nickel - Google Search
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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It will be worth it. It sounds like a real treasure trove! The buffalo nickels could be worth quite a bit if they are in the higher grades, and I'm partial to that design. The Kennedy halves probably aren't worth a lot, although I'd go through them and find out (and the older ones are 90% silver). Same for the nickels, Liberty Walking (I assume that's what they are) halves and Ike dollars. How old a coin is isn't all that matters! Condition, scarcity and demand matter as much.

The $20 gold piece is worth a lot. Gold is around $1600/oz.
Agreed. I gutted my collection many years ago to pay for a surgery, I miss collecting.

Condition, demand, and scarcity. YES!

Condition is oh so important! Over the years the money spread between good, fine, extremely fine, MS-60, etc., etc., has gotten wide. Way wide!

Catman lists my favorite coins as far as collecting goes; the buffalo nickel, the standing liberty quarter, and the walking liberty half dollar. Those are beautiful, beautiful coins.

I still saved a lot of other miscellaneous items; Indian head pennies,two cent bronze, three cent nickel, barber dimes, and on and on. Few are mint, probably 75% are good to fine. But I loved collecting. It is STILL a great hobby to get into.

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Old 03-07-2012, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I didn't mention Standing Liberty quarters, but I love that design too!

It is amazing how much the value of the Barber coins (1892-1915) varies with condition. Apparently they wore out in a hurry. I recall looking up some of the halves, and they could be selling for $5 in Good condition but $800 in XF or AU. I love the design, though, especially the reverse (Great Seal of the United States).

I like to be able to handle coins without ruining them, so XF and AU were always my favorite conditions to look for.
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