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Market For 1959 To 1982 Circulated Pennies

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 Posted 10/27/2021  10:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add we66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is there a market for 1959 to 1982 circulated pennies?
I have about57 pounds of them. A little over 8000. 20 pounds were stored for 30 years and 37 were stored for 50 years. lots of black spots and normal to light wear.
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 Posted 10/27/2021  11:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is there a market? Yes, our pages here are a testament as to this fact. Where and how you find buyers is beyond me. After you have a number of posts here on CCF, you can try to sell or trade them, but the majority of people here get their coins from banks at face value, just FYI.

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 Posted 10/28/2021  01:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add we66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the reply. Have any significant number pennies from the banks been in storage for 50 years?
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 Posted 10/28/2021  01:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Banks don't care about dates on cents. To them, a cent is a cent, period.
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 Posted 10/28/2021  02:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bumpkin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Have any significant number pennies from the banks been in storage for 50 years?

I highly doubt it.
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 Posted 10/28/2021  02:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ Bumpkin...now now lets play nice...

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would help, but pending on how they were stored does not sound promising. When you speak about "black spots"...
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 Posted 10/28/2021  02:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bumpkin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey Greasy, I didn't mean anything disrespectful at all. I was just giving an honest answer to the question
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 Posted 10/28/2021  02:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You should be able to make up several date/mm sets, and be able to sell them on, via eBay.
However, not a great return in dollars per hour, if you want to factor in your own time.
If you have some kids, let them do the work, and pocket the proceeds. Young eyes are very sharp, if they know what to look for.
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 Posted 10/28/2021  04:07 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You could post something on one of the elongated coin collecting forums. Pre-1982 copper cents are much better to 'squash' than post-1982 zinc ones, and a keen elongated collector may be prepared to pay a premium over face value to get a quantity of copper cents.
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 Posted 10/28/2021  05:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Check eBay sales. In those quantities they are essentially sold as copper bullion and you might get 2-3 times face value.
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 Posted 10/28/2021  07:10 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Shipping 57 pounds of cents will cost you (and buyer) more than the value of the cents.
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Thanks for the replies. What is an "elongated coin" ?
This group has several terms that us newbys to the group don't know
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 Posted 10/28/2021  07:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There's always a chance that some of the cents are notable die varieties--like the '69 S, the '72. etc., etc. There are many collectors who lust after them. For fun, check verity vista (a sampling follows):
http://www.varietyvista.com/01b%20L...0listing.htm
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 Posted 10/28/2021  08:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So you have about 57 pounds of 95% copper ,( some 82's could be zinc ) . I recommend not bothering to sell them ; Just keep holding and hope they legally allow copper pennies to be melted , then take them to a smelter . $$

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 Posted 10/28/2021  09:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No question the biggest issue is the shipping cost.



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 Posted 10/28/2021  10:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The best shipping option for bulk coins are the USPS flat rate boxes. Get a few in various sizes to learn and how many cents you can reasonably pack inside.

Are your cents stored in bank wrappers? If the wrappers are decades old and from banks that no longer exist, you might get additional interest from people who collect those.
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