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    Nifc coins, i dont get it

    If they are nifc why do I find so many in circulation?


    Some people think they will be worth money in the future because the mintages are low on them. Most post 2002 or 2001 whatever it is that are non silver have a mintage of 1.5-3 million. There are old walkers that have mintages of 1-1.5 million that are worth spot, same as a walker with 30 million minted. So how is a coin that 75 years newer and not a pm going to hold any kind of numismatic value, especially with around 10 years with of low minting?
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    Uh ohh, this threads gonna get heated pretty quick haha.

    Here's my opinion: The low mintage halfs (post 2002) will offer a larger premium in the future because they will be harder and harder to find due to so many people hoarding them and eventually being worn out of circulation. Currently they are worth 2x to 4x FV on ebay. A roll of NIfC halfs (2002-2008) on eBay sells for around 20 to 30 bucks right now. There is no reason why this price should drop in the future, the price can only go up. Here's the eBay link:

    2002 2008 Kennedy Half Dollar Lot 20 Coins UNCIRCUL8TD BU Roll from US Mint Sets | eBay

    It's totally personal preference wither or not YOU think they are worth keeping. Personally I keep the post 2002 halfs, all 2009 (Cents, Nickels, Dimes, and Quarters), but I don't keep any of the older nickels from the late 40's 50's or 60's. Like I said its all personal preference about what is worth keeping. Another thing people hoard are the Ikes, personally I don't see them worth hoarding. What you keep is all up to you and everyone has their own opinions about it.

    Happy Hunting! Curious to see what other have to say
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    I spend those suckers as fast as I find them.
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    I just don't understand why anyone would dump anything that they can get double face value for. I mean, copper cents don't even get that kind of profit margin, and plenty of people save those (and/or sell them). For me, saving them for future increases is irrelevant. They're worth something right now, if you're willing to put the very small effort into gathering and selling them.
    "We never go after things in themselves, but the pursuit of things." - Blaise Pascal

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesandsons View Post
    I just don't understand why anyone would dump anything that they can get double face value for. I mean, copper cents don't even get that kind of profit margin, and plenty of people save those (and/or sell them). For me, saving them for future increases is irrelevant. They're worth something right now, if you're willing to put the very small effort into gathering and selling them.
    How many have you sold, and what method do you use to sell, if you don't mind my asking?

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    Pretty sure that listing that was referred to earlier in the thread didn't sell. If you can get more than face value, great! I see no upside in the future for those tho.
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    NIFC's were already sold to collectors in the first place, so for the most part anyone who wants them already has them. I don't see where the demand will come from that ever drives prices up - I doubt they'll ever be worth much of a premium, and certainly not worth a premium in my lifetime. I keep them because I'm OCD, but I'm sure I'll dump most of them for it's all said and done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega View Post
    Uh ohh, this threads gonna get heated pretty quick haha.

    Here's my opinion: The low mintage halfs (post 2002) will offer a larger premium in the future because they will be harder and harder to find due to so many people hoarding them and eventually being worn out of circulation. Currently they are worth 2x to 4x FV on ebay. A roll of NIfC halfs (2002-2008) on eBay sells for around 20 to 30 bucks right now. There is no reason why this price should drop in the future, the price can only go up. Here's the eBay link:

    2002 2008 Kennedy Half Dollar Lot 20 Coins UNCIRCUL8TD BU Roll from US Mint Sets | eBay

    It's totally personal preference wither or not YOU think they are worth keeping. Personally I keep the post 2002 halfs, all 2009 (Cents, Nickels, Dimes, and Quarters), but I don't keep any of the older nickels from the late 40's 50's or 60's. Like I said its all personal preference about what is worth keeping. Another thing people hoard are the Ikes, personally I don't see them worth hoarding. What you keep is all up to you and everyone has their own opinions about it.

    Happy Hunting! Curious to see what other have to say

    The link you provided was for BU NIFCs halves (brilliant uncirculated) The NIFCs that I usually find are AU, which is different.
    I am in agreement that one can sell NIFCs on Ebay for a profit. Like anything else the price you will get will fluctuate with quality of the coin and interest of the buyer(s).
    I have kept 3 sets of NIFCs for posterity ( I don't expect any big payoff in the next 20-30 yrs)
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    I really don't think they are worth more than face value. I don't think they are that rare. I find tons of them in each box I search and never really contemplated saving them. I did get two mint rolls or NIFC's from a teller one time. I searched ebay to see what they were going for and it really wasn't even worth listing them. I think the only mint rolls that had sold on ebay went for $15-17 per roll and a lot of them had not sold. When I factored in the packaging, shipping, and hassle of listing and going to the post office not to mention the 12% ebay/paypal fee I deemed it not worth my time and sold them to a local coin shop for face value and future consideration in my dealings with them.

    Considering a mint roll would be worth more than NIFC's that you find in a circualted box, I think anyone saving them is wasting their time. That's just my opiniion. With that being said, I encourage all hunters to save as many NIFC's as they possibly can since that will lessen the amount of worthless clad that I have to shuffle through every week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt View Post
    How many have you sold, and what method do you use to sell, if you don't mind my asking?
    I haven't sold any yet myself - just looking at the completed/sold auctions on eBay. Looking at it again, I'd have to say my initial statement that they easily sell for 2x-4x face value was an overstatement for the AU coins we typically see in rolls. I'd say 1.5x-2x is more accurate. Still worth it, in my opinion.

    I haven't sold anything at all on eBay since I started CRH, but I expect to list several things in the next few weeks. My "inventory" is getting to large, and I need to replenish the growing hole in my bank account.
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    I keep the better ones for my albums, I'm trying to get some others (if I can find a cheap album to throw them in) and sell them, hoping to profit on them, but the few that I have sold were tough sells. I had a lot of like $10 FV and they sat on eBay for about a month (3 listing cycles) before anyone watched or bid on them. I ended up selling them for like $16 or so (a lot of different years).

    On the other hand, I sold an uncirculated roll of 1994-D halves for ~$17 (found them in a CWR at a bank last year). <--- Sold the first time I listed them.

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    I don't save them aside from whatever I need to fill in holes in my coin album, but try to buy a missing NIFC on ebay and see how much you will have to pay. There's enough of a premium there that I don't buy any, just search for them.

    Also, U.S. mint rolls of NIFCs are a different story. I've sold rolls of those that I picked up at face for a good profit.
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    I've finally put my theory to the test and put some of these up on ebay. I completed the entire P&D run from 2002-2011, and listed the 20 coin lot with a minimum bid of $13.99 + $3 shipping (which would net me about $1.50 after fees). The bid is up to $20 right now, with 6 hours to go. That would leave me about $17 after fees, which is 1.7x face value. Not great, but I'd say it was worth the hassle.

    Not including a link because I don't want to cross any lines about selling on here. I just thought it was useful to the discussion about whether these are worth keeping or not.
    "We never go after things in themselves, but the pursuit of things." - Blaise Pascal

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesandsons View Post
    I've finally put my theory to the test and put some of these up on ebay. I completed the entire P&D run from 2002-2011, and listed the 20 coin lot with a minimum bid of $13.99 + $3 shipping (which would net me about $1.50 after fees). The bid is up to $20 right now, with 6 hours to go. That would leave me about $17 after fees, which is 1.7x face value. Not great, but I'd say it was worth the hassle.

    Not including a link because I don't want to cross any lines about selling on here. I just thought it was useful to the discussion about whether these are worth keeping or not.
    Nice follow-up Jamesandsons.

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    Thats not bad though for a roi- im 2 away (2011p) away from having my 2 sets completed-

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