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  1. #1

    Mar 2012
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    Disappointment...

    I was searching nickels today, and I realized that my 1942 nickels weren't silver. I went back to check and both of the 1942's I had did not have a mint mark. I only just started searching nickels, so it was a blow to what I had found. Disappointing to say the least, but back to searching!

    Also, is there anyone who sells pre-60 nickels and is it profitable?

    HH
    "Those who fail to prepare are preparing to fail." -Benjamin Franklin

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  3. #2
    us
    Mar 2012
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    They made copper and silver in 1942. 1943-1945 are all 35% silver.

  4. #3

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    Yes I know, or at least I know that now. In my mind I have less silver than before
    "Those who fail to prepare are preparing to fail." -Benjamin Franklin

  5. #4
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    R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.

    Feb 2011
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    1942 non-war nickels are also quite uncommon, as are the 1942 war nickels, so I wouldn't be too sad about that, you got some hard to come by dates.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  6. #5
    us
    Jan 2012
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    I found a non-silver too.
    1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmund Burke
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

  7. #6
    us
    Dec 2011
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    Full rolls of 1940-1950 nickels go for about $10 each at auction around here. I save every 40-50 I can find. I figure, in 20 years they might go for $15-$20 but even if they go for $10 ea at auction that far in the future, I still might make some money or at least break even due to inflation.

  8. #7
    us
    Mar 2012
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    I recently sold $14 face value pre 60 nickels and an old empty Whitman nickel book I got at a yard sale for a quarter on Craiglist. Got $20.

  9. #8

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    So it seems to be worth saving them. Now is it only PRE-1960, or 1960 and before?
    "Those who fail to prepare are preparing to fail." -Benjamin Franklin

  10. #9

    May 2012
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    1942 - D is a semi key date. Those go for over face value.

  11. #10

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    The 1942-D would have the small mint mark correct?
    "Those who fail to prepare are preparing to fail." -Benjamin Franklin

  12. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldar11 View Post
    The 1942-D would have the small mint mark correct?
    Yes sir. The small mint mark to the right of Monticello.

  13. #12

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    The ones that I have don't have any mint marks. Unfortunate, but still keepers
    "Those who fail to prepare are preparing to fail." -Benjamin Franklin

  14. #13
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    R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.

    Feb 2011
    Mississippi
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    i really got to try this, how much does 1950-59 go for?
    Quote Originally Posted by The_EE View Post
    Full rolls of 1940-1950 nickels go for about $10 each at auction around here. I save every 40-50 I can find. I figure, in 20 years they might go for $15-$20 but even if they go for $10 ea at auction that far in the future, I still might make some money or at least break even due to inflation.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  15. #14
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    Mr. Schulz

    Mar 2012
    DeWitt, Iowa
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    I recently sold $10 face value mix of 40's 50's nickels for $17 on eBay, after fees.
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  16. #15
    us
    Jan 2012
    Maryland
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldar11 View Post
    So it seems to be worth saving them. Now is it only PRE-1960, or 1960 and before?
    It really doesn't matter, but I would say pre-1960.
    1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmund Burke
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

  17. #16

    Mar 2012
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    Ok, thank you all for your responses! I appreciate all the help from everyone here on TNet. Everything I know I learned here.
    "Those who fail to prepare are preparing to fail." -Benjamin Franklin

  18. #17
    us
    Jan 2012
    Maryland
    White's Coinmaster
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    I would say it doesn't matter that much because it is only a one year difference with no design change.
    1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmund Burke
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

 

 

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