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Hey guys, I was just wondering if anyone here collected coins. My brother, and my dad, and I all collect coins as a side hobby. What coins do you collect? What types do you have, and the oldest ones? I have many books for nickels, dimes, and pennies. I just love the feeling when I can open up the book and find it full! My brother and I just bought some old Indian Head pennies, as well as some Steel Pennies from 1943. (During WWII) I have many foregin coins, as well as about 20 Susan B. Anthony's. I have about 10 Sacajawea coins, and a few Kennedy Half-Dollars. I just love the feeling of the profit that will be made in the future. Today I collected about 6 brand new 2007 Pennies, and took them out of circulation. Share your tips, tricks, and cool places to find your coins! As well as your coin collections!

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Weissensteinburg (author)2007-08-19

I like pennies..but don't really pursue them..i've got about 40,000 pennies, and over 30 wheat pennies. ..how much does a steel penny run?

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Well coin worths are largely rotated around their "grade". Meaning their quality. If a coin is hard to read, and beat up pretty bad, the worth is less than one that is in perfect condition. One in perfect condition would be considered, "uncirculated", or "about" uncirculated. So Steel Pennies can run from 25 Cents to about 3 Dollars. Though, if you are so inclined on getting rid of them, some people will not pay too much. There are 1943 Pennies that were accidentally printed in copper. These are EXTREMELY EXTREMELY rare. Last I have read, only about 40 are in existence. They can range from 10k, to 40k, to 100k. Alot of money!

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msjones614 (author)Brennn102008-06-19

So are you saying any pennie that was the year 1943 is worth that much money or does it have to have something else? My grandfather keep a lot of coins but we dont know how there worth

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Brennn10 (author)msjones6142008-06-20

There were two different types of cents minted in 1943. There was the war-time steel cents because they used the copper for the war, and there were the 1943 copper cents. The copper 1943 cents are the extremely rare cents because most copper in 1943 was used for the war. Chance are, your grandfather would have steel cents.

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msjones614 (author)Brennn102008-06-20

ok thank you do you know anything about about the buffalo nickels are they worth keeping ? I know for certain we have a lot of real silver coins are they worth investing?

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Brennn10 (author)msjones6142008-06-20

In my opinion, all buffalo nickels are worth keeping. Also, silver coins are definitely a great investment, because the price of silver is going up, just as the price of gold.

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I'll have to pick a few up then.

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Yea I just got a 10 Packs of the 1943-D for $6.00. It isn't that bad of a price, but I guess I bought them for the future investment. I got them at a Flea Market. This guy has a ridiculous amount of coins. I found one Buffalo Nickel from 1924 for $8.50, and another for $425.00. It just shows you how much the grade can be a price changing factor.

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whoa, I read that wrong and thought you wrote another word that is spelled just like pennies (read it its funny) I collect pins from places I go, but I always use those penny flattener things cause there sweet (only if its the hand crank kind though)

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I think I might have put one too many zeros in there...

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drewscollectibles (author)2014-04-27

I have plenty of tips contact me!

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Don,t try this at home (author)2010-07-13

i colect coins to my oldest is a 1812 penny i try to go for the old ones and the sivler qurters and ww2 german coins they will go up in value cuz they dont make them any more

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-01

I collect coins. I have a lot. :-)

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IlluminatedAntichrist (author)2007-08-20

I collect coins too! I have 1943 steel pennies too, one phileadelphia , one San Francisco , and one Denver mint. I also have a Morgan Dollar , a 1944 Silver Half Dollar , a huge load of wheat pennies ranging from 1909 to 1959, a 1903 and 1898 Liberty head nickles , a lot of kennedy half dollars , a benjamin half dollar , and even an ancient roman coin , and also an old chinese coin shaped like a key!

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I know I have a lot more coins, I just forgot what they were.

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What is the Mint mark on the 1909 Wheatie?

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I'm no expert, but my first impression is no. Although they have a very good rating, the length of their description (most people will just skip through it, not reading technicalities) and how they don't outright tell you exactly how much you'll be getting.

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they say a lot is 1/2 pound. thats not very many coins if you think about it. ive got a sock with $16 worth of quarters in it that is probably around 1/2 a pound. if you start throwing in pennies and other stuff it will add up quick and may not amount to much. then again, there could be some good stuff in there. but for $40 its a bit of a gamble in my opinion.

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Brennn10 (author)its a lion2007-08-20

Yea, that is how I feel, but my brother is so persistent. Because you never know what you are going to get. They say it is unsearched, but they can just say that. I guess sometimes some people get lucky. Does anyone have the nickel that has 1955 double-printed?

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ll.13 (author)2007-08-20

Well, I don't specifically collect coins, but we/I did inherit around 8+Kg. tin of coins, and notes, the oldest coin I have is a King Edward Penny, also found a King Edward penny stuck in a crevice of rock at the sea side! And we also have around 100 shilling pieces/New Five Pence. But I seriously don't know what to do with so many coins except for a fishing weight or something. :/

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gyromild (author)2007-08-19

Got a few pennies i picked from my travel. Mostly asian currencies (bath,rupiah,riyal, ringgit,yuan). Not a lot, but it'll be nice let them be in the hands of people who'll better appreciate them...

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sunrae826 (author)2007-08-19

um I collect quarters and souvenere pennies. You know the pennies that u get when you go to a place like a amusement park, that are pressed and have a image or saying on them. i started collecting quarters when my mom got me a quarter collecting book.

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Brennn10 (author)sunrae8262007-08-19

Yea, I love collecting the state Commemorative Quarters. My grandfather always send them to me in the mail!

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