$50 sealed bags of 1977 Denver pennies

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  1. JPM Jr

    JPM Jr New Member

    My dad past away & had a trunk full of sewn shut bags of 1977 Denver mint pennies. Trying to figure out most logical thing to do with them. Ideas?

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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Well since there is only 1 variety an 77D ODD and it isnt high dollar variety there's not a lot going on with the date and mm. They are copper....
  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Put 'em in circulation..........
  5. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    '77 was a bad year for me. I do apologize.........
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Open the bag and search for Mint Errors.. Off Centers, Blank Planchets, Clipped Planchets, Die Breaks etc.
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  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    1877 ? :)
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  8. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I hate you....... devil.gif
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  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    After turning the bag inside out, and check the seam for fragments, bowtie errors, etc.
    Basically it's just $50 but there could be something cool in there.
    There could be a few high MS coins.
    Let's see some photos.
  10. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    I would look for high grade coins. I checked some auctions for MS-67 coins, low of $164 to a high of $282. In PCGS plastic.
  11. calishield

    calishield Well-Known Member

    And definitely keep the bag! That’s cool in itself. Hope you get some beauts!
  12. ACE Mike

    ACE Mike Internet Dealer

    Very cool! Put the trunk somewhere and forget about it for a few decades.
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  13. COCollector

    COCollector Well-Known Member

    Are you sure the bags are Mint-sealed and undisturbed? Maybe your Dad hid something more valuable in the bags.

    Or maybe something hidden in the trunk itself -- under the bags, in a false bottom, documents in the lining.

    That is, maybe the pennies true purpose is dead weight -- to prevent one person from stealing the trunk.
  14. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Oh I know!! I entered the Army and Elvis died in 77!
  15. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I have seen empty mint bags be collectible. Would a sealed mint bag not be collectible? Even if its contents are a common date?
  16. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    In a few years people will figure out all the mint set coins are tarnished and the mint sets are almost all gone anyway and even nice choice coins might get a good premium.
  17. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    Sell a bag to me? Just sayin'
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