Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > Chatter > General Discussion


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-21-2006, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
pow!
 
clavus's Avatar
 
Location: NorCal
Box of old coins - what to do?

My dad gave me an ammo can full of change. Most of it is rolled. Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters - mostly dated 1940 through 1960s. There are a shitload of wheatback pennies. The dimes look like silver(?)

There are a few other items: A 1921 silver dollar. Various coins from Vietnam, Mexico, and Israel all from the 1960s.

What to do? Dump the whole mess into a Coinstar machine, and get the payoff in gift cards (no penalty for that), painstakingly try to sell each coin on Ebay, pour the whole thing into a Salvation Army kettle?

Generally speaking, is US currency from 1940 through 1969 worth more than face value? If so, is it worth enough more to mess with it?
__________________
Ass, gas or grass. Nobody rides for free.
clavus is offline  
Old 11-21-2006, 05:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
peekaboo
 
ngdawg's Avatar
 
Location: on the back, bitch
If any of the dimes and quarters are dated before 1964, then yes, mess with'em. They were pure silver up until then. Also, if any are marked under the year with S, D or P, there may be even more value to them, depending on what they are.
The 1921 silver dollar may be worth $15 if it's a Morgan dollar or up to $175 if it's something called a "peace dollar'.
Your best best is to find a coin collector or a store catering to them and find stuff out-but don't take the word of just one, go to two. Or, just buy one of those little paperbacks at Barnes and Nobles covering coin collecting.
__________________
Don't blame me. I didn't vote for either of'em.
ngdawg is offline  
Old 11-21-2006, 11:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
Pickles
 
ObieX's Avatar
 
Location: Shirt and Pants (NJ)
I would look into doing something witht hem. If you plan on selling them you can make a nice chunk of change. You said yourself that some of the coins are silver. I wouldn't unwrap the rolled coins either, leave them as they are.. and dont clean anything, no matter how dingy it may look.
But yea.. if you're gonna dump them or give them away i'll gladly take them lol
__________________
We Must Dissent.
ObieX is offline  
Old 11-22-2006, 07:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
Boy am I horny today
 
absorbentishe's Avatar
 
Location: T O L E D O, Toledo!!
I'm not an expert, but investing a little of time may pay off 10 fold. Sounds like most of the coins are worth way more than face value. But by the time you look into that, you may have invested more time then it was worth, probably not though.
absorbentishe is offline  
Old 11-22-2006, 07:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
Crazy
 
Kaliena's Avatar
 
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Check em' out, do some research first. See if they are continually increasing in value and decide whether you want to wait a bit for them to continue to earn value or if you're happy with the value atm.

Who knows, their value now might be more then what they would add up to in a coinstar machine.
__________________
~Beware the waffle~
Kaliena is offline  
Old 11-22-2006, 09:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
pow!
 
clavus's Avatar
 
Location: NorCal
UPDATE -

Soooooooo... I plowed through the coins last night, and seperated the sliver coins and the wheatback pennies from the rest. I found a few very interesting coins - a Mercury Dime, a Nazi "penny" complete with swastika, a German(?) coin from the 1800's, a few Indian Head pennies.

After a little research, it looks like I have a bunch of coins that are worth 25 cents to ten bucks a piece. I guess I'll hit up the local coin dealer and see what he will give me for one cubic shitload of marginally valuable coins.

Did I mention I found a nazi coin? Wierd.
__________________
Ass, gas or grass. Nobody rides for free.
clavus is offline  
Old 11-22-2006, 09:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
Tilted
 
Sorcha's Avatar
 
Location: South Carolina
I have a mercury dime. My grandfather was a jeweler and used one as a keychain, back in the 50's. I have it on a chain for a necklace now.

If you can't sell them to the dealer, you might be able to sell them on ebay. I've noticed that at a lot of craft shows, they have jewelry made out of coins like the mercury dime, and they charge about 50 dollars for a bracelet.
Sorcha is offline  
Old 11-22-2006, 09:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junkie
 
Carno's Avatar
 
Wow, that's pretty interesting. What's the denomination of the Nazi coin, and what year was it minted?
Carno is offline  
Old 11-22-2006, 09:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
Darth Papa
 
ratbastid's Avatar
 
Location: Yonder
Find yourself a numismatist.

That's one of my favorite words, by the way. Numismatist.
ratbastid is offline  
Old 11-22-2006, 10:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junkie
 
Carno's Avatar
 
According to this website, 1943 wheatback pennies are worth $20,000 - $40,000 dollars.

Maybe you have one!
Carno is offline  
Old 11-23-2006, 09:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
Addict
 
ktspktsp's Avatar
 
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Quote:
Originally Posted by ratbastid
Find yourself a numismatist.

That's one of my favorite words, by the way. Numismatist.
Whoops, all this time I've been saying numismat. Damn French words confusing me...

My dad is a huge coin collector, though he doesn't know much about American coins.

This guy at work keeps all his pennies in a jar, so he has a ton of them. I found one in there (wheat penny) that was worth 15 cents maybe, but who knows there might be some hidden treasure...
ktspktsp is offline  
Old 11-23-2006, 11:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
All important elusive independent swing voter...
 
jorgelito's Avatar
 
Location: People's Republic of KKKalifornia
Condition plays a big role in determining their value. Chances are, if they've been kept in a jar then they are not in very good condition. HOwever, it's still worth it to take it to a few reputable dealers to get appraised.
jorgelito is offline  
 

Tags
box, coins

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:44 PM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360