Just have a question is it worth my time and money...

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by RLGluvcoins, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. RLGluvcoins

    RLGluvcoins Active Member

    Just wondering I am a nut for shiny things lol hence the fact I still have all the beautiful shield pennies. Should I bother finding the best of the best of them for each year and send in for capsulating or is it worth the effort? I just hate to think they will one day corrode I'm like a raccoon giggle. Here is a picture of some exceptionally shiny ones all shield at least a couple of each yr next to no marks and all found in circulation. Don't expect to get rich just want to keep shiny 15799010988162697874209949357316.jpg 15799010988162697874209949357316.jpg 15799012430219016157856571828186.jpg
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  3. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    In common grades like 65-66, these coins are not really worth much. You'd need to be pretty convinced that the coin would get 68 or higher to really make it worth submitting.

    And I'll tell you, there is very little chance any of those will grade 68.
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  4. RLGluvcoins

    RLGluvcoins Active Member

    So what ur saying is buy my own sleeve and just put up in dry safe place... ✌️
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  5. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    In addition to what was just said, no, I would not keep them around except to look for possible doubled dies, looking especially at the 2014 & 2015 P cents. Otherwise, even those with a minute scratch or imperfection in the plating will eventually rear it's ugly head and contaminate the rest that were kept. These will all eventually tone at some point no matter how well kept environmentally. I think, some years down the road, many who had these slabbed will be in for a very rude surprise as slabs are also not perfectly air tight. Do save a few for yourself and protect them somehow for your enjoyment though.
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  6. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    You can buy certified PCGS 2019 MS68+ cents for $12 to $25 on eBay.
    They cost MORE than $25 to get certified ....
  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Not thrilled about zinc cents. They look nice new, but if it isn't encapsulated
    it will become an indecipherable gob of goo in a few years.
    It's really difficult to find a 68 or 69 with any coins that have had contact with
    other coins.
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  8. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Seal them in lucite for eternity - this is one way to 'go' - every time you sit on the 'throne', those shield cents will be right there to be admired :D

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  10. RLGluvcoins

    RLGluvcoins Active Member

    While we are on toning then wth happened to my 2009 pennies they have never been opened from mint and have been in a fire proof safe since purchase have all 18 coins this is only place and ones changed

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  11. RLGluvcoins

    RLGluvcoins Active Member

    Oh like I said I just wanted to know how to keep them shiny I didn't expect value just my own enjoyment of pretty shiny things giggle
  12. RLGluvcoins

    RLGluvcoins Active Member

    I've actually already found a 2019 penny really nice rainbow toning will keep that pretty little bobble too lol
  13. ripple

    ripple Active Member

    Collect what you enjoy. I have an attraction to “less than perfect” 30s-ww2 coins for the cost and history.
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  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Put them in rolls paper or a plastic tube which ever you want. Stash them away.
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  15. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    It's good to keep them in your safe but again, the environment inside the safe is important. Best to use some type of silica, packets or cannisters are good for this to keep the moisture in a safe zone. Think about what happens each time you open your freezer or fridge, you let outside air inside. The same happens with your safe. I had accumulated many rolls of cents since 1982 when zinc was introduced. I kept them all in a warm room but forgot about the possible moisture they would come into contact with and when I finally got to them to search many years later, many were ruined. This did not happen with my rolls of pre-82 cents. Copper plated zinc cents will always be a problem coin to be reckoned with for ages to come.
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  16. RLGluvcoins

    RLGluvcoins Active Member

    They are in the plastic cases they came in from the mint and it is only on the reverse of those pennies. Yeah I do use the silica packets I have them in any area I keep my coins now. Someone from coin talk told me that back in April shortly after I went on hospice and started getting serious with it thank you though. The fact they are sealed in those hard plastic holders I thought they were air tight. Its part of the 2009 18 coin set straight from mint.
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  17. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Maybe try and find as many red or partly red pre 82 copper cents and save them they’ll hold up better for the long run and you can sometimes find ones that are basically uncirculated. I for some unknown reason have been pulling all copper cents out of circulation and tossing them in a drawer. Surprisingly there’s less out there than you’d expect I bet only one in 5 to 10 is copper that I see. Still I got quite a few since I started doing this a couple years ago
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I would spend them.
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  19. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    You can make lots of money at it but it's hard work and you'll have a lot of competition. There is also a learning curve and you'll throw away a lot of money at first.

    This is a job for someone who loves the work more than someone who wants to make money.

    You can just set nice coins aside every year for a while to get started and see where it goes from there. Getting coins to market early is where some of the money is made but finding the best coins is where most is made. It's tough work.
  20. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    @RLGluvcoins The slabs, I believe, are sonically sealed but all plastic is permeable.
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  21. Troodon

    Troodon Coin Collector

    Slabs will certainly protect them from wear and damage, but they are not perfectly airtight, and then can, and will, eventually react to the air.
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