Are 1976 quarters worth saving?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Legoman1, Nov 8, 2018 at 11:51 AM.

  1. Legoman1

    Legoman1 Active Member

    Just wanted to ask what everyone thought about saving 1976 quarters. I have about $10 worth in circulated condition. Are they worth more as a lot, or are they worth face value- even as a lot?
    The coins differ from current quarters with their bicentennial drummer reverse, and dual-dated obverse (1776-1976).

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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I think unless you have a really nice MS copy, it's just worth face value.
    But eBay is always a good place to sell a bunch of them, I see them there in rolls all the time but unsure of asking price.
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Only in MS-65 or higher.
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  5. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

    I Agree, keep only he nicer ones.
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  6. Legoman1

    Legoman1 Active Member

    When I was in middle school, I once found a 1976 quarter with environmental damage, however, I spent it a long time ago. Recently, I started saving the ones in nicer condition. What about bicentennial halves?
  7. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Same for those. I have stacks of them. Some UNC. All are worth face value unless an error/variety or higher MS.
  8. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Keep the silver ones!
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  9. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    The silver ones where packaged. I have a sets of the silver and uncirc ones.
    I stole the pics from eBay.
  10. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Just does my heart good that the bicentennial coinage is getting a little attention. I was sure excited about it when they came out.... But no, the quarters will only be worth face value for a long time to come. Even though I have hoarded boxes of them.
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Same, only in high grades.
  12. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    There is a little premium for these but you need 100's of them to be worth shipping.

    I'd just spend anything that isn't a variety or better than nice MS-63.
  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    You and thousands of other people. Hence the reason why they will never be worth significantly over face value.
  14. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    There's a 76-D with a nice doubled obverse (FS-101) that's a keeper, even circulated.
  15. Dave Waterstraat

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  16. Legoman1

    Legoman1 Active Member

    Well... I'll probably never find THAT coin in circulation. :D
  17. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I know. But I look forward to looking down when I leave this party at the kids and grandkids going on a treasure hunt of sorts to find all of grandads boxes of stashed quarters.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018 at 6:09 PM
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  18. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I finally got tired of holding mine too, so I rolled 'em up and took them to the bank about 8 years ago. I still have a dozen or so.
  19. Bill H.

    Bill H. New Member

  20. I have a somewhat relevant question related to the bicentennial quarters: maybe about 18 months ago, I suddenly began finding a lot of them in change, many of them in very fine or better condition. This lasted until maybe about three months ago, though I did get one more in change recently. I'm curious: did anyone else have a similar experience, or was it just that someone in New Orleans who had been hoarding a bunch for a while gave up and decided to start spending them?
  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I spent my years ago. Only a few left, just because.
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