5 months of winter. Time to clean out clad. What do you keep?
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  1. #1
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    us
    Mar 2005
    Littleton, CO
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    5 months of winter. Time to clean out clad. What do you keep?

    I tend to toss all the clad I collect into a box and not really look at it during the summer. Gives me something to do during the winter. I wondered if anyone had a "rule of thumb" or a good list for what they keep. Some coins that I keep or look at more closely:

    1. Wheat pennies (pre-1958)
    2. Pre-1983 penny (copper is worth more than a penny). Most pennies are not in great condition.
    3. Post 1982 penny: 1983, 1984, 1990, 1992D, 1999, 2000 (these are to look for specific errors, otherwise I spend)
    4. Indian head nickels
    5. Nickel: Look at 1939, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1954, 1955. These are for potential errors. Otherwise I spend.
    6. Dimes: Pre-1965
    7. Dimes: 1982 (no mint mark).
    8. pre-1965 quarters (silver)
    9. Half-dollar: Pre-1971 (silver)
    10. Dollar: Pre-1936. 1971S, 1972S, 1973S, 1974S, 1776-1976S (may be silver).
    11. Any coin that appears to have error and I notice it (doubtful as my eyes get worse working on this computer. Even the lighted magnifier has its limits!).

    I understand that because of condition issues, some of the coins may not be worth a lot, especially the newer year ones that are not uncirculated and with errors, but they are ones I look for and ultimately save. I have plenty of time.

    Do you have your own list?

    Thanks Curt.


  2. #2
    us
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    Sep 2004
    TX
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    Re: 5 months of winter. Time to clean out clad. What do you keep?

    On the nickels, you might want to keep ALL 1943, 1944 & 1945 & 1942 with the large mintmark on the reverse above the dome of Monticello. These are war nickels and have 35% silver content.

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2004
    Upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
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    Re: 5 months of winter. Time to clean out clad. What do you keep?

    How can you tell if the Bicentennial Half Dollars are just plain clad or silver mixed ? i have a few rolls of them.

  4. #4
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    us
    Dec 2008
    St. Augustine, FL
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    Re: 5 months of winter. Time to clean out clad. What do you keep?

    Quote Originally Posted by DFX DAVE in M.D.
    How can you tell if the Bicentennial Half Dollars are just plain clad or silver mixed ? i have a few rolls of them.
    San Francisco minted both a proof and business strike on 40% silver planchets. Look for the "S" mintmark. Also, you can tell by the rim and the sound.

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2004
    Upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
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    Re: 5 months of winter. Time to clean out clad. What do you keep?

    Thanks Diver I will try that.

  6. #6
    us
    Aug 2005
    Townsend, MA
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    Re: 5 months of winter. Time to clean out clad. What do you keep?

    I keep wheaties and 1964-back on others. Everything else goes in the change jar.

  7. #7
    jp
    Jun 2009
    Japan
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    Re: 5 months of winter. Time to clean out clad. What do you keep?

    Also, look for war nickels without the mint-mark above Monticello. Those are called Henning nickels.
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  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2009
    230

    Re: 5 months of winter. Time to clean out clad. What do you keep?

    Look for 1998 Wide Am pennies too, along with 99 and 00
    2010 CRHing:
    Nickels:
    Pre 60 - 15
    War Nickels - 1
    Buffalo - 0
    Pennies:
    Wheaties - 65

 

 

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