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swiss89
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 Posted 01/19/2014  09:16 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add swiss89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

What do you think. Should I keep these four coins or spend them?

The quarter I think I should keep, but the other three I am not sure.

Thank for your help.












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 Posted 01/19/2014  09:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add thedollarman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They're all keepers in my eyes but overall its up to you.
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 Posted 01/19/2014  10:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add matthewvincent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just where do you intend to spend them in Lachen?
I like the cud on the nickel.
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 Posted 01/19/2014  10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lyle Kruse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Keep em
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 Posted 01/19/2014  10:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add swiss89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your answers. I will keep them all


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Just where do you intend to spend them in Lachen?

Of course not in Lachen. I will be in Florida for 2 weeks in February and there I could spend them.
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 Posted 01/19/2014  11:13 am  Show Profile Check Merc Man's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Merc Man to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good call on keeping them.
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 Posted 01/19/2014  11:32 am  Show Profile Check SsuperDdave's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If "kind of neat, but not really valuable" is a criteria for keeping them (it is for me ), I'd spend the $1 and keep the rest. The Quarter can be called a "your money or your life" die crack - someone wants to rob Washington. Cuds are common on Jeffersons, but it's still a cud. The offset on the $1 isn't (IMO) sufficient to warrant interest, but the one on the Cent is.

Is the reverse of the Cent similar?
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 Posted 01/19/2014  12:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add swiss89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all your answers.

The reverse doesn't look special.


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 Posted 01/19/2014  12:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add swiss89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A keeper for me doesn't have to be valuable. It has to be something Special or unusual.
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 Posted 01/19/2014  12:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add schris252 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
of course save the cent and the nickel. the others I would spend
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 Posted 01/19/2014  12:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joseph7420 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All keepers!
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 Posted 01/19/2014  3:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rackster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When looking through a bunch of coins, if it has market value, I keep it. If it is not necessarily valuable (yet anyway), I might keep it if the color strikes me, an error, or for about anything else that might make it intrinsically valuable or interesting. There is a danger of becoming a hoarder if you don't settle on some kind of limit though. Also, it may be better to cash in an unwanted coin (with only intrinsic value) on something better for your collection.
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 Posted 01/19/2014  8:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DCM Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The way I see it, if you like the coin, keep it. If it gets to where you don't like it anymore, you can always spend it.
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 Posted 01/19/2014  8:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At one of the coin shows I go to there is a dealer with an Album full of those 20 slot plastic pages. It is full of similar types of minor errors. He told me he got all of them from change, rolls, bags of coins. He has possibly hundreds of them and sells them at coin shows. He gets from $1 to $10 per coin pending on the denomination and type of error. Like he said, although seams like a small amount for error coins, it is all profit. And he said they do sell well.
I'd say keep all of those.
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 Posted 01/20/2014  11:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Do people really buy the slightly misaligned dies? I've found hundreds of cents like the one pictured, but I assumed they were all within the Mint's margin of error as long as the coin was round and none of the design is cut off.
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