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  1. #1
    us
    May 2006
    Haverhill, MA
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    Pennies and Nickels - Nickels - My new favorites

    Got my weekly dose of Pennies and Nickels with my 6 year old daughter. Got $10 of each. She doesn't like the pennies much, but can't wait to do the nickels. I have to say, the nickels do produce a lot more.

    Pennies:
    1951D
    1953
    1957
    1959D
    1960, 1960D (Just kept them ... they are almost BU!!!!)

    Nickels

    (2) 1939
    1956
    1956D
    1959D
    1960D
    1962
    (2) 1963D


    Question - I was excited to find the first 39.... when I found the second one, I was about to faint! I looked up the price of a 39 in the new Coin World mag...... I couldn't believe it.... for a Good rating (which is what I would guess they would be), they had nothing! Only VG...... WHat the heck? Are they trying to say that at a GOOD value, a 70 year old coin is worth just face value?!?!??!?!?!

    When you have children, you realize what your purpose in life is. There is nothing more important than your family. Cherish it. It can be gone in a blink of an eye.

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2006
    Maurice Louisiana
    fisher 1212x
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    Re: Pennies and Nickels - Nickels - My new favorites

    nice that you got your daughter excited to do this with you. congrats on the 39's

    ice

  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2005
    Vegas
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    Re: Pennies and Nickels - Nickels - My new favorites

    "A 70-year-old coin is worth only face value"

    Yeah, that's the fate on the 1939. It was the first mass-produced Jefferson. The D and S are worth a bit more.

    Don't you just love nickels and pennies? They do produce results on a regular basis. Here's an odd fact: $40 in nickels weighs more than $100 in halves.
    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny: 1940 (10/12/18)
    Silver: 1964 quarter (12/20/18)

  4. #4

    Apr 2006
    Ventura, CA
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    Re: Pennies and Nickels - Nickels - My new favorites

    there's a thought. Could you just weigh a roll of halves to tell if there are any silvers in the roll.

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2005
    Vegas
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    Re: Pennies and Nickels - Nickels - My new favorites

    Interestingly enough, you can. But you'd need a scale that measures grams.

    90% = 12.50 grams (halves from 1873-1964)

    40% = 11.50 grams (1965-70)

    Clad = 11.34 grams (1971-present)

    So any roll weighing more than 226.8 grams would have some silver.
    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny: 1940 (10/12/18)
    Silver: 1964 quarter (12/20/18)

  6. #6

    Apr 2006
    Ventura, CA
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    Re: Pennies and Nickels - Nickels - My new favorites

    My scale measures grams but it maxes out a 200g.

  7. #7

    Apr 2006
    Ventura, CA
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    Re: Pennies and Nickels - Nickels - My new favorites

    here's one that I have bookmarked



    http://www.collectorscorner.org/pocket.html


 

 

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