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    Question from a dummy

    Hello all. I know nothing of coins, and have a question.
    I'm emptying out our old slot machine which has @ $500 in quarters in it.
    What should I be looking for?
    Just check edges for all silver vs. copper/silver?
    Or is there a particular date?
    Anything before 1965?

    Thanks.

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Anything before 1965 is a good place to begin; then please tell us what coins are left (year and mint).
    Don..
    .PS: You're no dummy; you ask very astute questions
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    Thank you for the quick answer, sir.

    I figured it best to give them a look over instead of just hauling them all to the bank.
    Curious to see what turns up, I filled the machine with quarters about twelve years ago.

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    Checking the edge is your fastest way to sort. Silver proof sets had quarters post 1964 that had silver. But low odds of finding them as it requires someone breaking the coins out of the packaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekcrawler View Post
    Thank you for the quick answer, sir.

    I figured it best to give them a look over instead of just hauling them all to the bank.
    Curious to see what turns up, I filled the machine with quarters about twelve years ago.
    Definitely look for the known varieties of State Qtrs - such as the Extra Leaf Wisconsin.

 

 

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