Is it worth anything

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Travis G, Oct 5, 2018.


Is this valuable?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Travis G

    Travis G Member

    New collector need other opinions

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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    nope, unless you need it for a set
  4. Travis G

    Travis G Member

    Any input appreciated

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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    1st Cent is worth 1 Cent
    Die Deterioration plating issue.
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    1970 - Misaligned Die strike.. Worth 1 Cent
    1970 S - worn die strike.. Worth 1 Cent
    1968 S - worn die strike.. Worth 1 Cent
    1968 D - circulation wear.. Worth 1 Cent

    You have a total of 5 Cents worth in penny's

    Oops did I say penny's :wacky:
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  8. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Travis, welcome to CT! Notice you just joined today, congrats! Don't know if you just discovered CT today, or if you have been following for awhile & just decided to join, but here are a few tips to get the best responses on your threads:

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  9. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    welcome aboard - your cent is definitely 'worth something', just not very much ;)
  10. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not activity

    The OP coin is in great shape, but the deterioration of the strike by the die lessens its appeal to collectors as this is extremely common. It is the result of overuse of the die, and happens again and again over all denominations from all countries. For the other 4 cents...

    Paddyman98 gave you good scoop, both '70-Ss are large date (low 7) types, the 68-S is maybe AU55, the 68-D has corrosion along with the wear.

    PlanoSteve beat me to it, but gave you some great guidance on posting. If you haven't already, go to, John Wexler's website, and read the sections about "Worthless doubling" and "How dies are made". These sections explained a lot for me concerning damage that you find on coins one finds from circulation or coin roll hunting.

    Welcome to CoinTalk and good hunting!

  11. Joea59

    Joea59 Member

    Correct me if I'm wrong but since those are all before 1982 wouldn't they be worth a tiny bit over 1 cent because of the 95% copper? Not even 2 cents but maybe 1 point something depending on the price of copper today. But we can not melt them for the copper so I guess it might not matter.
  12. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not activity

    It doesn't matter, but not just because you can't melt them (legally).

    As I have learned here on CT, if you could melt them the process to extract the copper costs more than they are worth. Also, if you have a smelter process them they only pay out about 50% of the value because of the grade of copper recovered.

    At least, this is what I have read. You see this "worth more than face value" diatribe on loads of places on the 'net. It's just not true...and is also not worth hoarding the copper cents either. 2 things would have to happen before this hoarding scheme would work:

    1. The price of copper would have to increase to $4 or $5 dollars a pound and
    2. The law would have to change to enable melting.

    I offer this info in good faith, passing on many things I have learned and read about in the past year. I am open to anyone who has updated data on this.

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