Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Jinxe, Jun 8, 2020.
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You don't know me, nor I you, but it seems by your posts that you are a new collector, which is great!
I think Jefferson nickels are the best series for new collectors to start and learn with. Here's why;
All years are still available in general circulation
About all oddities/errors are present in the series that you'll find in other (expensive) series) like Morgans
The 'key dates' ('50-D as an example) can be had for reasonable money
They typically show less wear then other metals, so grading becomes more difficult, but a better (IMO) learning tool
When you make a buying mistake, your education fee (the cost you overspent for a coin) should be manageable
And on average, it would be pretty difficult to bankrupt yourself completing a set
You would think Lincoln cents would be better, but there are crazy expensive dates in that series ('09-S VDB, '22 No D, '14-D, the list goes on). And any silver series has an intrinsic value that again can make it really expensive for a 'generic' circulated coin.
So keep looking, learning, and asking, and we're here to help!
This is not completely true. 1965 1966 and 1967 nickels have no mint marks,
and they were produced at all three mints.
As for the 1962 in question, yes Philly. Value, 5 cents.
If you like it, you can save it. There are a number of coins that I have saved for various reasons and there's no value above face.
Yes, but it involves voodoo...
That requires Black VAMagic...
Thank you so much for this info! I am quite new, and I have a ton of coins that I’m looking through, specifically wheat pennies (1940-1958 all mint marks) that my grandfather recently gave me. I’ve found nickels between the years 1939-1968, it’s really cool to see all of these! I did buy a gram scale and microscope to help me search more thoroughly, but I appreciate everyone’s input here, as most of you are much more experienced and knowledgeable than I
So correct. I didn't think I needed to explain all of that. Obviously, I was mistaken. Thanks.
No, unless they are in Special Mint Sets. Those were made in San Francisco. But for the business strikes, sorry no way to tell.
The only business strike coins from 1965, 66 or 67 that can be identified as to their mint of origin are the 1967 half dollars.
Because they were ALL struck in Denver.
Thank you, Michael. It's always a pleasure to learn and on this site, It's not always the case that there will be a helpful answer, but a rude remark. I really don't get that.
Many thanks for being the exception. Terri
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