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    key date coin question

    What are some of the key date coins i needs to look for that way i dont do any damage trying to clean. Thanks

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    Voice of Reason?

    Nov 2012
    Thousand Oaks, CA
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    Your question is too broad to try to answer. Please try to reduce the scope of your question. For example, "I search through bags of pennies. What are the key dates I should look for?"

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    Oct 2007
    Summit County, CO
    White's DFX, White's Classic 1 Coinmaster
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    Buy a coin book, which you should be able to find at any good bookstore. It will give you all the information you need; key dates, number minted for that year, and approximate values of the coin. A good resource to have.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

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    Yeah i knew it was a broad question, i guess i only thought there were a coiple key dates. I will probably havr to buy a book , i have just been looking at cointrackers.com

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    I am still looking to find my first silver just no time to go.

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    Oct 2007
    Summit County, CO
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    The have somethin called a 'Blue Book' for coins. That'll be the one you wanna get. Great thing to have for reference. It'll list values, but keep in mind that's just a suggestion, as you'll only get what somebody's willin to pay for it if you're into sellin coins.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

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    Yes and i understand i have never sold any coins i just always kept for my self but i wouldn't mind selling some i already have or find some good ones. Thank you

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    tokameel

    May 2012
    Mequon, Wi
    1974 White. Now a Garrett Ace 250. 8/30/12 using a Zircon m40 Stud Finder as a hand held pin pointer.
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    Looking for Error coins from the bank. Update: I can MD with wheelchair!
    The "Red Book" is one of the best.

    I get a "brick", that is a box of paper rolled coins from the bank (I preferred the bags right off their counting machines because you didn't have to deal with ripping the paper from the rolls but most banks here won't do that anymore). Then I look at each coin and lay the best looking ones in rows of ten on the table.
    The rows would start with years ending in "0".
    I make piles of the best three or four good looking ones, and replacing and improving the stack as I go.

    You will notice that some piles fill up fast and some may get very few, or none. That will show you what the key or semi-key coins are.
    Good luck
    Last edited by tokameel; Mar 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM. Reason: editing
    Oh 12/21/12, Where is thy sting?

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    Thank you all very much it seems i need more research, now to find time for that also haha

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    Wow a brick is 500 dollars in quarters that is alot of time and money. I guess u always change it back in when done. Does it yield very many silvers?

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    I ordered the red book after researching thanks for the tip

 

 

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