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Coin collectors...my Virginia quarter has a copper back

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by bocaboca, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. bocaboca

    bocaboca

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    I just went thru my change and found a 2000 Virginia state quarter that is shinny silver on the front side and copper on the back. the ridge around it also seems to be raised.
    should i put my order in for a new Ferrari....or go buy a pack of gum?
     
  2. Kamikaze1384

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  3. Dragline

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    Yeah looks like a mistake with the top layer missing.
    Could be a nice find and worth some $!
     
  4. Numismatist

    Numismatist 5-Stand!

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    Send it in to be graded to PCGS via a dealer, it'll come back 'officially' an error perhaps, then you have something salable.
     
  5. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    If metals go up much farther, a quarter might be worth more than a quarter with all that copper. :rofl:
     
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    Nice find.:)

    Yesterday I went through some of the change my Wife had saved. Didn't find anything of value.

    I have a 5 gallon water jug 3/4 full of change. One day when I get really bored I'll go through that.:)


    Speaking of coins, did anyone get those 1 dollar Silver Eagles that were on the front of "The Rifleman" last month?
    I did. That's a nice looking coin.
     
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  8. Dragline

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    I got two when they had the offer some months back at $29.99 each. They are nice.
    What was the current price this time?

    These are selling all day long on ebay for $40-45 each.
    Even when silver dropped below $33 the other day they were still being scooped up at those prices 24 hours a day.
     
  9. M2 Carbine

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    $33 and change.


    Yesterday the (uncirulated) Silver Eagle from a local dealer was $33 and change, plus $5 a coin.
    Regular Silver was spot plus $3 at this dealer.
     
  10. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    Already is.

    And right now a nickel contains 75% nickel & 25% copper.

    The metals alone in one nickel are almost $0.20 alone.


    Enjoy.

    :wavey:
     
  11. Dragline

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    So they are charging $38 and change per silver eagle?
    That's not too bad really.
    Like I said people are falling all over themselves buying them on ebay for more then that.
     
  12. Dragline

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    Pre 1965 U.S. 90% silver coins are 10% copper.
    So when people sell them to dealers and get paid for silver melt value, they are essentially giving the dealer the copper for free.
     
  13. Gregg702

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    Pure, red copper is less than $4/lb. There is very very little copper value in 90% silver coins, and I assure you coin dealers are not making anything off of the copper.
     
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    And it is still very much illegal to melt US currency.

    :wavey:
     
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    Lucrative business opportunity[​IMG].
     

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  16. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    I like it.

    Though had I been alive in 1964 and bought just $1k in dimes & quarters it'd be worth $25K today in silver alone.

    So..... maybe there is something to buying currency made out of semi-precious metals. Though zinc is hardly precious... only thing more abundant on this planet is dirt.

    :rofl:
     
  17. HarleyGuy

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    Glad to see that I'm not the only "change nut" on GT:supergrin:

    I've been hoarding the new "state quarters" since they first started minting them.
    Never bought any any of the "uncirculated" ones they advertised.

    Some day I'll go through my large change stash and pull out the Bi-Centenial Quarters andhoard them too.

    Does anyone also hold on to the old bills?
     
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    From what I understand that technically is not true.
    I believe silver is melted all the time.
     
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    coin collecting is a fine hobby , but folks need to understand there are millions of folks doing it ,meaning millions of the same currency , coins out there. you are not gonna strike it rich . but it a fun hobby
     
  20. M2 Carbine

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    My Wife saved a bunch of these (circulated). I was going through them yesterday. Best I can tell is they aren't worth any more than face value.