What would you recommend, to do with these coins?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by d7710580, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. d7710580

    d7710580 New Member

    Hello all,

    What would you recommend a non-dealer/new collector, do with these coins?
    Anything worth saving, selling and/or spending, for face value...?

    Statehood quarter (Gold): One 2000 P, Maryland.
    Wheat pennies: 2 BIG jars of variety 1 and about 30 individual variety 2.
    Jefferson nickels, non-wartime: (30) from 1939-42.
    Canadian coins: Mostly pennies, from 40s, 50s, 60s & 70s but also one 1950 nickel, five dimes (one 1942, four 1960s) & one 1959 quarter.
    Mexican coins: Five Peso, three each of 50 & 20 cent pieces, from 70s & 80s.
    Foreign and/or unidentifiable coins: Two dozen.

    All circulated.
    Pics available, if needed.

    I appreciate your feedback!
     
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  3. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    What is meant by "varierty 1" and "variety 2" on those wheat cents?
     
  4. d7710580

    d7710580 New Member

    Per, 2003 Red Book:
    "Lincoln Type, Wheat Ears Reverse 1909-1958...
    Variety 1 - Bronze 1909-1942, 1944-1958...
    Variety 2 - Zinc-coated Steel 1943, Only".
     
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  5. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Look through the Jeffersons and see if there are any 1939-Ds. Lowest mintage of the series.
     
  6. d7710580

    d7710580 New Member

    Thanks!
    No, there are not any 1939-D Jeffersons.
     
  7. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    I would separate out the wheat cents by decade. If you have many from 1909-1919, you may have some value depending on the mint mark and condition. The real value cents are 1909-S, 1909-VDB, 1909-S VDB, 1914-D, 1922 (no D), and 1931-S. The 1910-S, 1911-S, 1912-S, 1913-S, 1914-S, 1915-S, 1917-S, 1918-S, 1921-S, 1923-S, 1924-S, 1925-S, 1926-S, 1927-S, and 1928-S may also have extra value. The cents from 1930 to 1933 are also a little rare (depression times). Canadian dimes and quarters before 1968 have silver value. The 2000 gold plated quarter is probably worth a quarter. The Mexican coins will probably not bring much value. If you attach pictures of the foreign coins, you may find some value.
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just sell it as one lot on eBay.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I thought that was the second lowest mintage with the 1950-D being the lowest. Am I mistaken? I do get confused more now that I'm retired.
     
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  10. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    That is correct. I think many people think 1939-D is the lowest mintage cause it is the scarcest one in higher grades.
     
  11. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    You are correct. The 1950-D was hoarded so there are more in MS grades.
     
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's what I thought. Thanks for confirming and telling me I'm not getting senile. I'll sleep better tonight knowing that. :)
     
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  13. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Sorry for stirring misinformation.
     
  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No problem. I get things wrong all the time. I don't like to but I'll admit to it.
     
  15. d7710580

    d7710580 New Member

    Thanks!
    That's very helpful, I'll start to separate out the wheat cents by decade, and see what I've got.

    What would recommend doing with the Canadian & Mexican non-silver?

    "Gold plated...worth a quarter.". :grumpy:

    Here’s an attempt at a group pic...Sometimes, it’s difficult for this newbie, to tell obverse from reverse, so be gentle. That said, what type of magnification do you all use to see the small coins?

    FWIW, I noticed I have some more Canadian coins, here.
    I have individual pics, if needed.

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  16. d7710580

    d7710580 New Member

    Thanks!
    Never had much luck keeping an account on Ebay. TBH, wasn't very active, when I had one but always seemed to have a problem, just logging in, after a while. That said, if you have any Ebay tips, I'm all ears.
     
  17. d7710580

    d7710580 New Member

    Thanks, for clarifying! If no 1939-D or 1950-D Jefferson’s, what would recommend doing with them?
     
  18. Phil Ham

    Phil Ham Hamster

    I'm not a huge foreign coin person but have many of these coins. I'm thinking that you have less than $20 worth of value in them. Most of them are moderns with little more than face value if you go to those countries. It is difficult to tell with the pictures but I'm guessing that it won't matter much in the end. It will be hard to sell them unless you find the right buyer. I find it more interesting to show them to folks and invent a story of your time in that country:)
     
  19. d7710580

    d7710580 New Member

    Thanks...
    I appreciate your feedback!
     
  20. Erin Gallagher

    Erin Gallagher New Member

    I have several Pennies from the 1960s and 1970s that meet some of the dates i have heard have value... how do i sell them?
     
  21. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    There are no dates in that range that are valuable. There are a few errors and varieties within that range that have some value, but they are rare. Post some pictures here of your coins for an opinion.
     
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