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Found A Bag of Coins...need advice

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I'm not familiar with the coin market at all and came across a small bag of coins tucked away in our house. (actually, my 18 month old did, and I found him jamming them in his piggy bank.....still not sure where he found them. 893whatthe.gif) The bag consists of about 300 wheat pennies, 10 silver nickels, 30 silver quarters, 50 silver dimes and 8 silver dollars. All are well circulated and are circa the 1950's save for a few of the dimes are from the 20's and 30's.


Could any of these be highly desirable and what is the best way to sell them?

(All proceeds to his ed fund of course...finders keepers.)


Thanks for any advice hail.gif

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Depends on the years and the specific coins. Can you tell us in more detail what years/mint marks you've got? Photos would be helpful.


On the other hand, can I just borrow your 18 month old for the weekend? Kid's a good luck charm!

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Welcome to the coin side of the forum. I will say thats a neat find indeed. But you ask the question that is without an answer. Its like trying to buy a car over the phone. Just cannot happen. If you would post pictures we could help you much more.


Here is just a quick breakdown


The Wheat pennies - As low as 3 cents each if sold to a dealer with some dates being worth much much more.


The Dimes and Quarters, unless a better date figure 5 time face value. at least.


The Mercury Dimes you speak of 20's and 30's are at least a $1.00 each unless its a better date coin.


The Silver Dollars are about $9.00 each at least.


All of these could be better date coins and warrant a premium. The best way to sell them is to get a few opinions on the coins from local dealers, then you can decide if you want to keep them or sell them.

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