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PennySaved
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USA
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Posted - 03/11/2010 :  15:41:33  Show Profile Send PennySaved a Private Message
I saw a new bin on the counter at the coin store today. It was for pre-1960 Jefferson nickels. These were all circulated and no special dates (all 1940's and 1950's) and no war nickels

They were selling theirs for 15 cents a piece. Was kind of surprised.

SELLING COPPER PENNIES 1.4X FACE SHIPPED......“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principles of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale” Thomas Jefferson

dakota1955
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Posted - 03/11/2010 :  16:17:35  Show Profile  Send dakota1955 a Yahoo! Message Send dakota1955 a Private Message
I would sell mine for that price also. That show that others are thinking that those pre-60 are starting to be worth something.
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Bluegill
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USA
1964 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2010 :  17:24:26  Show Profile Send Bluegill a Private Message
Hmmm, and to think that I've been throwing them all back into the wild...

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Slapshot
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USA
63 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2010 :  19:24:41  Show Profile Send Slapshot a Private Message
It seems that they are getting harder and harger to find. I just went through $40 bucks and only found 13.
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Dumpster Diver
Penny Collector Member



USA
474 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2010 :  20:44:25  Show Profile Send Dumpster Diver a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Slapshot

It seems that they are getting harder and harger to find. I just went through $40 bucks and only found 13.



I got only 14 in a whole box recently!

"You're not really gonna throw that out...are you"?
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Dave
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156 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2010 :  04:59:29  Show Profile Send Dave a Private Message
I usually get @5 for every $10 I go through. 2 war nickels last night.
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PennySaved
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USA
1720 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2010 :  09:14:29  Show Profile Send PennySaved a Private Message
I seem to find more in customer wrapped rolls than plastic bank rolls.

SELLING COPPER PENNIES 1.4X FACE SHIPPED......“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principles of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale” Thomas Jefferson
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AGCoinHunter
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USA
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Posted - 03/12/2010 :  09:15:05  Show Profile Send AGCoinHunter a Private Message
Got 13 last night. I have been keeping mine. Got 2 39's and one 50 in the bunch last night. Every time I get those dates I say a little prayer and slowly flip it over. Never works...:(



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ZigMeister
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USA
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Posted - 03/12/2010 :  10:41:11  Show Profile Send ZigMeister a Private Message
At a coin show about a month ago, there also was a dealer that had a box of pre-60 nickels he had priced at .15 each. He said they were the common dates...no WT or key dates.
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cwgii
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USA
924 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2010 :  10:42:54  Show Profile Send cwgii a Private Message
my dealer said......no market.
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PennySaved
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USA
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Posted - 03/12/2010 :  11:49:24  Show Profile Send PennySaved a Private Message
cwgii, You should ask him to sell his pre-1960's for you at face then; my dealer will sell me any pre-1982 pennies he gets in at face value; granted it is usually only at $1 increments; less sorting for me though :-)

SELLING COPPER PENNIES 1.4X FACE SHIPPED......“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principles of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale” Thomas Jefferson
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Flbandit
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USA
851 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2010 :  15:20:21  Show Profile Send Flbandit a Private Message
I don't do nickels very much, but I keep anything older than about 1970.

Are you throwing that out?
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JWRAY
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USA
378 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2010 :  23:03:30  Show Profile Send JWRAY a Private Message
It surely doesnt hurt to stack em up. You get to speculate on both the price of copper and the numismatic value!

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johnbrickner
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154 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2010 :  02:23:52  Show Profile Send johnbrickner a Private Message
Thanks folks:

The dealers selling for .15 is just more ammunition for why I do what I <<<DO>>>.

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barrytrot
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USA
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Posted - 03/16/2010 :  08:48:07  Show Profile Send barrytrot a Private Message
Hm, an interesting test would be to throw a few rolls on eBay. That will show us if there is a market for it!
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squashpup
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Posted - 03/18/2010 :  11:16:53  Show Profile Send squashpup a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Flbandit

I don't do nickels very much, but I keep anything older than about 1970.



I've only casually been collecting for about a month, but I have about $60 face (30 rolls) of nickels. I always pull the pre-70's, too, and roll them separately. So far, I've only gotten two rolls.

Of those, the oldest I've been able to find is a 1940, and only one war nickel, a 1944.

I don't know a whole lot about it, but it seems surprising. Can only be a good thing in the long term, though, if you're one of the ones collecting.

And, barrytrot suggested putting some on eBay. I did just that, with coins dating from 1960-1970, some of them S mintmarks. Got a watcher, but no hits. Probably not old enough...might generate some interest if they were pre-'64.

Also, something I'm noticing, most pre-'70 nickels I'm finding are dated 1964. Anyone else getting this same result? Did they mint more '64's than the other years?
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theo
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USA
588 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2010 :  11:33:16  Show Profile Send theo a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by squashpup

quote:
Originally posted by Flbandit

I don't do nickels very much, but I keep anything older than about 1970.



I've only casually been collecting for about a month, but I have about $60 face (30 rolls) of nickels. I always pull the pre-70's, too, and roll them separately. So far, I've only gotten two rolls.

Of those, the oldest I've been able to find is a 1940, and only one war nickel, a 1944.

I don't know a whole lot about it, but it seems surprising. Can only be a good thing in the long term, though, if you're one of the ones collecting.

And, barrytrot suggested putting some on eBay. I did just that, with coins dating from 1960-1970, some of them S mintmarks. Got a watcher, but no hits. Probably not old enough...might generate some interest if they were pre-'64.

Also, something I'm noticing, most pre-'70 nickels I'm finding are dated 1964. Anyone else getting this same result? Did they mint more '64's than the other years?



I believe 1964 was a big mint year for nickels (I see a lot of '64 pennies too), though I'm not sure why. I doubt if any nickels after 1964 will carry nuimismatic value in the forseeable future . . . aside from perhaps a rare mint mark or some type error.

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wolvesdad
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USA
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Posted - 03/19/2010 :  01:00:01  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
They made un imaginable amounts of 1964 nickels. They are so common that I usually get two per roll!!!

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totalcount
Penny Sorter Member



USA
77 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2010 :  21:19:38  Show Profile Send totalcount a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by squashpup
Also, something I'm noticing, most pre-'70 nickels I'm finding are dated 1964. Anyone else getting this same result? Did they mint more '64's than the other years?



They made more nickels in 1964 than they did in the rest of the 60's combined. Possibly they made them because of the switch from silver to clad coins was causing a coin shortage, they made a ton of every denomination that year. The years after 64 they actually made fewer nickels per year than the years before 64. You must be logged in to see this link.

I have been finding a pre-1960 every two or three rolls.
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PreservingThePast
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USA
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Posted - 03/21/2010 :  11:37:04  Show Profile Send PreservingThePast a Private Message
Went to the coin show in Deland, Florida on Friday and there was one dealer there that had bags of Pre-60 Jefferson nickels, no war nickels. He was selling, or trying to sell, $4.00 face value for $5.00.

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