Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by NorCal, Jul 3, 2020.
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If I remember, I'll look in my 1965 and 1975 Red Books and see if I'm remembering correctly.
I did get a 47s and 52s in the first roll.
Not so much, as it turns out.
The 1965 book (sent to print while silver was still circulating) lists values for Roosies only in Unc and Proof. The prices are surprisingly uneven. Earlier coins are higher, presumably because fewer were left uncirculated. The 1946-P (mintage 255M) is already cheap, at 80 cents. The 1949-P, 1949-S, 1950-S, and 1951-S are all over $10. The 1955 issues are $2.75 (P), $2.00 (D), and $1.90 (S). That puts all the 1955 mints behind 1948-P ($4.75), 1950-P ($3.00), and 1952-S ($4.50).
By 1971, the book started at F for 1946-1955 coins, with a baseline price of 15 cents. In that grade, the 1949-S was .65, the 50-S was .40, and the 49-P, 51-S, and 55-P were .30. In Unc, only the 1949-S was over $10; the 49-P, 50-S, and 51-S also carried significant premiums in that grade.
In 1975, the book started at VF; the 1949-S, at $1.25, was the only coin over a dollar in that grade. The 49-P, 49-S, and 50-S were all $10 or more in Unc; the 1955's were $1.50 (P), .85 (D) and .75 (S). (75 cents was the baseline price for any silver Roosie in Unc.)
In 1982, in the wake of the Hunt Brothers silver run-up, all Roosies were listed at $1.25 in VF20 and $1.50 in EF40. Baseline for uncirculated coins was $2.00; the 49-S was $40, 49-P $20, 50-S $25. The 1955 issues carried almost no premium at that point.
Thank you for the research. With my coin shop having 85 rolls of rosies, I’m sure I can put together a set with my son.
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