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    Question Does Bullet Casings Have Any Value?

    So, Iv'e dug many bullet casings while metal detecting most of them are post 1950's and I know that they are just worth the scrap value. But Iv'e also dug many bullet casings from early 1900's to 1950's and I wonder if they have some monitary value. Iv'e dug many readable dates casings from 1906, 1908, 1911 e.t.c. And maybe they are worth a penny or two. So if you know anything about the values around bullet casings please let me know
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    depends if the casing was say dug at a civil war site, or some significant battle are... some of the old copper henry cases are unique, but other than that just as you said scrap brass...

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    Not much value in the US.

    Possibly different in other countries.

    As Sheldon mentioned perhaps a very, very rare cartridge if it was identifiable. People collect cartridges and if that was the only way they might get an example it may be worth a small amount to them. Something like a .58 Schubarth (very rare) or a T.W. Cofer (12 known) might be worth much more.
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    I haven't come across any that are super rare. Non-dug cases that aren't reloadable be it crushed, split or bulged - I take those ones to the scrap yard for brass content once I get a bucket full.

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    It depends, I know WW2 casings can be valuable (Not insanely valuable, but maybe worth a few dollars unless they are found on battlefields then they are worth more) and so can older ones, what i would do is look up the head stamps and you will get a lot of information about them.
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