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How much is my collection worth?

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I new that a meesage board full of collectors would be the people to ask. If I am in the wrong place, please let me know.

 

I have a small collection, I guess about 200 coins and bills, that belonged to my late father. I am interested in finding out what I have, and its value. There are several coins in the 1800's and about 5 of them are foreign. most of them are out where I can handle them, but there are a good bit of them that are in plastic pouches. If this is the right place to ask about what I have, let me know and I will post an entire list of what I have.

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post a list and we will try to help you as much as possible... and this is the right place

 

2 things to NOT DO!

 

DO NOT CLEAN THE COINS! THAT INCLUDES SHINING THEM UP TO SEE THEM!

 

BE CAREFULL WHEN HANDLING THEM! Try to grab them on the sides etc.... don't leave finger prints on them

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First of all, Welcome to our friendly little neighborhood!

 

The main factors that determine a coin's value are rarity, demand and condition. Basically, the "age" of the coin has little to do with it's value, contrary to what is thought by non-collectors. In fact, many of the most valuable coins were minted in the last 100 years (1900s), but there are many valuable ones minted earlier, of course.

 

By "condition", we mean how well the coin was preserved, but it is extremely important to remember not to try and "improve" a coin's preservation by cleaning, buffing, or washing it in any way. If it already has "dirt" or "tarnish" on it, leave it just like that - it's part of the coin's value.

 

The "rarity" depends on what denomination, date and mintmark the coin is, and for that, we would need to see pictures of the coins.

 

Finally, the "demand" for the coin is just that - if it's a coin that many collectors want, such as Indian head cents and Buffalo nickels, it will be more valuable. If it's a coin that is not sought after very much, such as common foreign coins, demand (by U.S. collectors) will be smaller, making the coin less valuable.

 

So really, we need some pictures of your coins to give you a better idea of their value. BE CAREFUL if it comes time to sell. It is critical to get offers from at least THREE separate dealers to get a real idea of their worth.

 

Good luck, and by all means, ask any questions you may have!

 

James

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Ok Yall, I'm gonna list every coin and bill I have. If you see one that might Interest you, tell me and I will see about getting some pictures.

 

The ones that have prices beside them are some of the ones that are in plastic pouches. The pouches have prices printed on them, like my father or grandad bought them somewhere.

 

A good bit of the coins are in plastic pouches, but the pouches say "price on invoice". Again, about half of the coins are free, where you can handle them, and the other half are in pouches.

 

The bills listed are not in to good of shape - I guess what yall call circulated. They are not crisp like they just came off the press. No rips or tears or anything, just circulated.

 

Now, I have really no Idea how to exactly describe these things except for some descriptions I've seen here. Some things I have listed is what is printed on the pouches, some descriptions are what I came up with to call them - the best way I know to describe them.

 

If you want pictures, let me know the best way to take them, I have a computer camera, and a 35 MM camera. What is the best way to get pics of these?

 

 

 

01. 3 1957 1 dollar bills

02. 1 1995 one dollar bill, error in the print

03. 1 1950 20 dollar bill

04. 1 1950 100 dollar bill

05. 5 1976 2 dollar bills

06. 1 1919 Liberty walking half dollar - $25.

07.1 set of US Liberty coins in plastic cases, never touched, in a blue velour type case, Silver and half dollar

08.1 1906 dime

09. 1 1906 penny - $1.

10. 1 1937 buffalo nickel

11. 1 1971 nickel

12. 1 1928 buffalo nickel

13. 1 1974 nickel

14. 1 1899 nickel

15. 1 1907 nickel

16. 1 1943 quarter

17. 1 1956 quarter

18. 1 drummer boy quarter 1976

19. 1 1956 wheat penny

20. 1 1907 penny

21. 1 1957 wheat penny

22. 1 1946 wheat penny

23. 1 1906 penny

24. 1 1944 wheat penny

25. 1 1942 wheat penny

26. 1 1910 dime

27. 1 1953 half dollar

28. 4 1979 one dollar coins

29. 1 1965 half dollar

30. 1 1963 half dollar

31. 1 1964 half dollar

32. 1 1994 half dollar

33. 2 1976 half dollars

34. 1 1923 half dollar

35. 12 1971 silver dollars

36. 5 1972 silver dollars

37. 2 1974 silver dollars

38. 1 1978 silver dollar

39. 12 1776-1976 silver dollars

40. 1 1976 half dollar

41. 1 1964 half dollar - $5.50

42. 1 1943 half dollar - $12.50

43. 1 1935 half dollar - $17.95

44. 1 1936 buffalo nickel

45. 1 1935 buffalo nickel

46. 2 1937 buffalo nickels

47. 1 1945 nickel

48. 1 1954 quarter - $6.75

49. 1 1941 quarter - $5.85

50. 1 1916 barber quarter - $13.00

51. 1 1964 quarter - $5.25

52. 1 1936 Liberty walking half dollar - $17.50

53. 1 1907 Barber half dollar - $14.85

54. 1 1898 indian penny - $3.25

55. 1 1907 indian penny - $2.75

56. 1 1901 indian penny - $2.00

57. 1 1889 indian penny - $2.95

58. 1 1905 indian penny

59. 1 1964 penny--looks really new

60. 1 1951 wheat penny

61. 1 1955 wheat penny

62. 1 1915 wheat penny - $18.95

63. 1 1962 dime

64. 1 1956 dime - $3.25

65. 1 1945 quarter - $7.25

66. 1 1954 quarter - $14.50

67. 1 1925 quarter - $8.75

68. 1 1937 quarter

69. 1 1925 quarter - $8.75

70. 1 1928 quarter - $11.50

71. 1 1928 quarter - $8.50

72. 1 1926 quarter

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Foreign coins

 

73. 1 1981 25 cents commonwealth of the bahamas

74. 1 1971 L.50 repubblica italiana

75. 1 Unknown??? 100

76. 1 1975 1 peso Republica De Chile

77. 1 1939 25 C Belgique-Belgie

78. 1 1979 Un Peso Estados Unidos Mexicanos

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wow a good starter collection

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and i hope you can add to it and find some coins that you weould like to collect

 

it is fun and there are many good collectors on here that will help you with asny questions so feel free to ask away!!!

 

and welcome to the boards!!!

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J S, my guess is that each of your coins are valued from between a few cents up to $50. I don't think you'll have any individual ones worth in excess of that, unless their condition is fantastic. Go ahead and provide pictures of the ones in the pouches with prices.

 

James

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