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Are Bicentennials Worth Keeping ?

 
 
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 Posted 09/17/2019  7:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add johnsolaris to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Today & over the weekend I have sorted through $100 in halves & $200 in Quarters. The Totals: 1 2019-W War in Pacific quarter, 31 bicentennials, 2 1964-d quarters & one proof which I have forgotten the date, but it was a bit worn.

On the Half dollar side, the first roll had a 1963-d Franklin. I also found 4-40%, 2 1967 & 2 1969-d along with 20 bicentennials, all well circulated. I know what the Red Book list for values & conditions, but what do you guys think? Do I keep all the bicentennials or throw them back into the wading pool ! I have several in uncirculated & many I have taken out of circulation that are in better condition.
thank you for all your wisdom & advice. john
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 Posted 09/17/2019  7:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Do I keep all the bicentennials or throw them back into the wading pool !


It has been asked many times before, but I think that the answer is still that you should spend them:

http://goccf.com/t/94583
http://goccf.com/t/292580
http://goccf.com/t/287018
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 Posted 09/17/2019  8:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Throw 'em back!
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 Posted 09/17/2019  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Throw them back so you can fish them out next time.
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 Posted 09/17/2019  10:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a friend who has them by the hundreds (quarters) and dozens (halves)

Keep 'em if you like 'em but not worth more than face value (unless exceptional)
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 Posted 09/17/2019  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Still In Circ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spenders. To keep them all is a drag on your bank account. Nice finds from those rolls!
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 Posted 09/18/2019  1:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fistfulladirt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seems like not too long ago we tossed the 40%'ers back also. How time flies.
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 Posted 09/19/2019  08:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Be sure to check those Bicentennial D mint quarters over carefully. I found the following DDO while roll hunting in late 2015 (see linked photo). Had it slabbed by PCGS by way of local coin shop. Sold it a couple months later.

https://www.coincommunity.com/forum...r76ddo_o.jpg
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 Posted 09/22/2019  12:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Spenders. To keep them all is a drag on your bank account.
If you're searching half dollar rolls, you will no doubt come upon rolls of bicentennials that others have dumped for the same reason. I have saved 2 nice rolls & dumped the rest.
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