Tuesday, September 06, 2005

2 Questions

Do you have a coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

First question.
Anonymous said...

I am looking for information on an 1842 proof penny, caondition unknown & info unknown. Thank You.

Year: 1842 large cent proof
Mintages: Estimated at 20
Metal: 100% copper
Value: For an average piece about $3,800 or less
PF-60 $4,250 for PF-64 $6,500
All proofs are known to be brown color no reds are known.

Variety: 8 are known of all 1842 cents
Circulating/non-proof: 2,383,390 minted

I've yet to see any pictures of this proof online or in books so I can't
link any good info., but this is the basic I know about that rare
proof.
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Here is a book to look up which of the 8 proof varieties you may have, it's a hard to find book, maybe as rare as the coin...
"Attribution Guide For United States Large Cents 1840-1857", 2nd edition by J.R. Grellman and Jules Reiver

Imagine the image on the right in sharp crisp detail and a dark almost chocolate brown color and that is what the proof would look like. The image you see is circulating and may have been cleaned.

Thanks for the visit hope this info will help. I'll keep searching for more info.

Second question.
Anonymous said...
what would the state quarters from 1999 - 2002 that are plated with gold be worth?

Well like I posted before about these after mint altered coins and for coin collectors they lost all their value. But for art pieces or just the gold value on the coin itself or display pieces it is not out of the question to be worth a bit less then $5.00 per year IF DONE WELL.
Anything gold-plated has some value but only if nicely done.
Saying that sometimes these end up selling for less then face value or get tossed into circulation.

Thanks for the visit.

Do you have a coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

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JoJo15 said...

Dear Person,
I have a penny that is from 1975. It also has odd markings on it next to Licoln's head. The markings are that of a liberty bell one the left and an outline of the USA with USA iwritten inside the outline. How much is this penny worth.

Man said...

penny that is from 1975. It also has odd markings on it next to Licoln's head. The markings are that of a liberty bell one the left and an outline of the USA with USA iwritten inside the outline.

This was done outside the mint and has no extra value.
This is now a novelty coin and has only artistic value.
I've seen them sell for 1-25 cents at gift shops.