Hello from Arkansas

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Copper Queen, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Copper Queen

    Copper Queen New Member

    :hail: I have picked up coins here and there since I was a child, because my father collected proof sets and silver coins. I have received part of that from his estate, and I will have to sell some. I hope I can get some ideas on value here. BTW, I called myself Copper Queen because I started collecting pre-1982 US pennies because their copper value is now about 6 cents. Thanks
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  3. quartertapper

    quartertapper Numismatist

    Welcome to Cointalk Copper Queen! Are you planning on starting any series collections? You could probably start the Lincoln cents, and have a pretty decent start once you sort through the pre-82 hoard you have accumulated.
    By the way, your pre-82s are only worth about 2.6 cents in copper... not to burst your bubble or anything.
  4. Dennis68

    Dennis68 Member

    :welcome:
  5. GreatWalrus

    GreatWalrus WHEREZ MAH BUKKIT

    Welcome to CoinTalk!
  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Welcome to the neighborhood!

    Your copper Lincoln's are probably worth less than that because the market price is for "Grade A" copper. Since the pre-82 Lincoln's are an alloy, not Grade A copper, most reclamation centers will only pay about 25% of the Grade A price.

    Chris
  7. JCB1983

    JCB1983 Learning

    Welcome to CT, from Maryland.
  8. Copper Queen

    Copper Queen New Member

    I probably start with the pennies, and I have 20 silver dimes to look into also. Thanks for the posts.:)

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