Are 1976 quarters worth saving?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Legoman1, Nov 8, 2018.

  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.
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  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
     
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  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.
     
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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. Member

    Spend 'em.
     
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  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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