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Are U.S. clad coins and pennies from the 60's-70's worth collecting?


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U.S. clad coins and pennies from the 60's-70's.  

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  1. 1. Are U.S. clad coins and pennies from the 60's-70's worth collecting?

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    • No
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I think they are worth collecting just because of their age, even if they are rather abundant. In only about 10 years, fairly easy to find coins from the mid-late 60's will be 50 years old! Will they still be as abundant in pocket change as they are now in 10 years?

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As you start to collect the clad coinage of this period, you'll find that they are not all that easy to acquire, especially in decent condition. It's also a lot of fun to piece together sets where there's hope of completion.

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Unless the design changes, or inflation renders a coin "worthless", most coins typically stay in circulation for quite a long time.

 

There will be fewer of them in circulation relatively as time goes on*, so it would be a fun endeavor to try to put together some date sets from circulation now, and perhaps compare them to what you find in change ten years down the road.

 

*Mostly from more new coins entering circulation rather than the old ones leaving circulation

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I think they are, for example a nice red BU lincoln from 64 is a great looking coin, and so are the SMS coins. Plus how can you complete a set without them!

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Of course I'm prejudiced but I love these coins. Not only are they tough

in nice circulated condition but many are tough in nice unc. There are also

varieties that are tough in any grade. Some day many of these varieties

will probably be recognized as types since the mint intentionally changed

the designs and issued them in both forms. Those which don't appear in

mint sets are going to be pretty tough in unc and in high grade circulated

condition.

 

Most of these sets can be as extensive and as challenging as you want. You

might not realize how tough just a low grade date set has become over the

years since many of these coins were made in smaller numbers. Unless you

search rolls or handle a lot of change it can take a long time to put together

complete set of these series.

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Of course I'm prejudiced but I love these coins. Not only are they tough

in nice circulated condition but many are tough in nice unc. There are also

varieties that are tough in any grade. Some day many of these varieties

will probably be recognized as types since the mint intentionally changed

the designs and issued them in both forms. Those which don't appear in

mint sets are going to be pretty tough in unc and in high grade circulated

condition.

 

Most of these sets can be as extensive and as challenging as you want. You

might not realize how tough just a low grade date set has become over the

years since many of these coins were made in smaller numbers. Unless you

search rolls or handle a lot of change it can take a long time to put together

complete set of these series.

 

Listen to the King, he knows his stuff!

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I was just going to recommend that... There are some great rpm's and double dies on cents from those dates.

 

It's a good time killer and pretty fun. I'm still going through the cents I put back knowing that a certain date/mint has a valuable variety.

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It's a good time killer and pretty fun. I'm still going through the cents I put back knowing that a certain date/mint has a valuable variety.

 

i remember a few weeks ago you went through a box or so. I went through a much smaller amount ($50 in change... only 5$ in pennies) and it took a good amount longer than usual thanks to coppercoins.com. I think I did find some minor 2** Double Dies according to the great pics on the site. I found my first die crack (and knowing it) and some other cool stuff.

 

With some patience and discrimination you can make a good bundle with the coins from this period.

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I wish those that voted no would express their opinions on why they did. It would be interesting to hear another point of view.

 

 

It would be interesting.

 

It was common wisdom for many years that the clad coins were just

made in too large of quantities to ever be worth anything. When it was

pointed out that there were some that were tough and all were tough in

high grade most people would respond that it didn't matter because the

coins would never be collected.

 

I suspect a few people now see that there is some better clad but simply

can't imagine that circulated coins could ever be desirable. They did make

hundreds of millions of most all of these for circulation so they must all be

common, right?

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They did make

hundreds of millions of most all of these for circulation so they must all be

common, right?

 

 

Common is such a loaded word when it comes to coins. Take washington quarters for instance.

 

In 1964, in the philly mint, they produced 560,390,585 coins, and they can be easily gotten in unc very close or at silver price.

 

Now take 1983, the Philly mint produced 673,535,000 coins, now trying to find a Unc from that year is much harder, yet there were over 110,000,000 more coins produced.

 

Common uncs all depends on how many were saved, as hard as it may be to believe it can cost close to the same amount for an unc roll of 1983-P quarters, as an unc roll of 1964-P quarters. But, in the longrun, and in general condition P1-MS70, the 1983 is more common, but a majority of those coins fall in the Vg-Xf range.

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Common uncs all depends on how many were saved, as hard as it may be to believe it can cost close to the same amount for an unc roll of 1983-P quarters, as an unc roll of 1964-P quarters. But, in the longrun, and in general condition P1-MS70, the 1983 is more common, but a majority of those coins fall in the Vg-Xf range.

 

The '83-P sells for $20 in AU and $45 in unc. I've even seen offers to buy XF's for 50c.

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The '83-P sells for $20 in AU and $45 in unc. I've even seen offers to buy XF's for 50c.

 

Well, in that case, a Unc roll of 83-P's would cost you $1800.00....seems a little high, I've seen them for a few hundred already, but even then I can't bite the bullet and buy them lol. On average I see nice Unc 83-P's go for about 6-12 bucks, on occasion higher. It's my birth year, so I am kinda screwed when it comes to completing a cheap set lol....although the 83 proof set is like $4.00 lol!

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Well, in that case, a Unc roll of 83-P's would cost you $1800.00....seems a little high, I've seen them for a few hundred already, but even then I can't bite the bullet and buy them lol. On average I see nice Unc 83-P's go for about 6-12 bucks, on occasion higher. It's my birth year, so I am kinda screwed when it comes to completing a cheap set lol....although the 83 proof set is like $4.00 lol!

 

I don't see them so cheap around here. Wholesale is $1000 per roll so anyone selling them less is probably behind the times.

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I don't see them so cheap around here. Wholesale is $1000 per roll so anyone selling them less is probably behind the times.

 

Maybe I should bother to buy a roll then lol......

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As to value just check out the 72DD Lincoln Cent rise to fame lately. Starting to really go up there in cost. With coins like the varieties of Lincolns constantly being found, more modern cents are sky rocketing in value. There are so many examples in the coppercoins books and web site and people are using that to look for varieties, I've noticed at coin shows even the most common cents are being slabbed and sold.

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