Friday, September 30, 2005

Trying to finish a Series

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.

I collect all types of coins and I want to have an entire set of each type. Since I mostly collect out of pocket it is difficult to find everyone. Grade is not an issue for me, I don't care if the coin is in good condition or mint state as long as it fills a hole in my collection.

It is frustrating when I look at my Lincoln wheaties and see I was missing common dates in the 1950's. I still have no 1954 pennies. Sometimes I buy a lot, as in a dealer's "lot", even if they contain repeats.

So I recently purchased, from eBay, these 8 coins for $7.37 shipping and handling included.

Click on the images for a larger image.

Here's the stats for each coin...
Year/Type: 1 cent 1953
Mintages: 256,755,000
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Value: VF-20 $0.10


Year/Type: 1 cent 1953D
Mintages: 700,515,000
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Value: VF-20 $0.10

Year/Type: 1 cent 1952
Mintages: 186,775,000
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Value: VF-20 $0.10


Year/Type: 1 cent 1952S
Mintages: 137,800,004
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Value: VF-20 $0.15

Year/Type: 1 cent 1951
Mintages: 284,576,000
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Value: VF-20 $0.10

Click on the images for a larger image.

Year/Type: 1 cent 1951S
Mintages: 136,010,000
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Value: VF-20 $0.25

Year/Type: 1 cent 1953
Mintages: 256,755,000
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Value: VF-20 $0.10


Year/Type: 25 cents 1938
Mintages: 9,472,000
Metal: 90% silver 10% copper
Value: G-4 $6.66

Year/Type: 25 cents 1964
Mintages: 560,390,585
Metal: 90% silver 10% copper
Value: F-12 $6.66

All in all the collectors value is $14.22, I paid $7.37 minus $3.00 in shipping it was $4.37. You decide if it was worth it, I would add that I had at 20 other coins that I lost the bidding from this same seller who charges only $0.50 for shipping and handling. If I won it would have been $15.00 for $30.00 worth of coins.

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.

13 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

I just came across your blog about selling merchandise on ebayand wanted to drop you a note telling you how impressed I was with the information you have posted here.

Anonymous said...

I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THE VALUE OF MY PENNY IS - IT'S JUST LIKE THE IMAGE YOU POSTED:
STATIC.FLICKR.COM/23/28668626

EXCEPT IT'S FROM 1939 - GREAT CONDITION!!!

Man said...

Unfortunately your link did not work but a 1939 in very-fine is about $0.25.

stormy said...

hi i found a walking lady liberty on the ground one day but its not in very good conditin you cant see the year on it.... i was wondering if you know how i can find what its worth? or how i can figure out what year it is? ihave a myspace if you do you can send me a friend request and see the pics of it thanks.
my url is myspace.com/ltowngirl16

stormy

Man said...

walking lady liberty on the ground one day but its not in very good condition you cant see the year on it
Unfortunately you can't really do anything about it.

I don't use myspace but it the coin has a melt value of about $4.90.

ryan said...

hello.

stumbled on this blog here. i have been collecting for only a few weeks. i'm "out of pocket" as well. the oldest i have right now is a 1916. rather solid condition considering its over 100 years old!

Man said...

the oldest i have right now is a 1916.

Nice to here but what denomination? Cent? Nickel?

Anonymous said...

Hi! i have a british coin with the words new penny on the front can it be worth something.Thanks in advance .i can be reached at mori_seiki@msn.com

Anonymous said...

sorry i forgot to mention it is 1971

Man said...

british coin with the words new penny...1971

About $0.05

John said...

Hey, I was going through my change and I noticed a copper penny amongst my newer ones. I like copper pennies. I took a closer look at this 1973-S and noticed that a few letters were missing in the "In God We Trust"

Very faint you can see some of the letters that are missing, but not really. And none of the other letters are faded, let alone completely missing.

Any information on my penny would be very helpful!

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r49/ustakeit/FILE0008.jpg

John said...

Heres another image I forgot to link to it

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r49/ustakeit/FILE0002.jpg

Man said...

1973-S and noticed that a few letters were missing in the "In God We Trust"

Very faint you can see some of the letters that are missing, but not really. And none of the other letters are faded, let alone completely missing.


Struck Through Grease error, no extra value.

Very common among cents and is caused when dirt fills the edge of a coin and partial blocks the full stamping.