Archive for the ‘Precious Metals’ Category

18
Jun

   Posted by: RobPatton   in Money, Precious Metals

ALL S MINT COINS-  S mint coins were proofs to begin with and are very rarely in circulation

Pennies

1908 or earlier
1909-1958 Wheat pennies Many errors in this list
1960,1970S small date
1960 Large date over small date
1960D D over D small over large date
1969D no initials
1969S, 1971, 1971S, 1972, 1983, 1995 Double Die
1984 Double Ear
1992, 1992D, 1998S, 1999S Close AM
1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 Wide AM
2009 Lincoln back

Nickels
1937 or earlier
1939 Doubled Monticello
1942-1945 War nickels
1943 3 over 2
1949D, 1955 D over S 1950D
1954S S over D
1994P, 1997P Matte proof
2009 (very low mintage)

Dimes
1945 or earlier
1946-1964 Silver coinage
1982 No mint mark
1996W
2009 (very low mintage)

Quarter
1930 or earlier (nothing during 1931) Silver coinage
1932-1964 Also silver coinage
1937, 1942D, 1943, 1943S Double Die
1950D D over S
1950S S over D
Wisconsin Quarter extra leaf
Turned Die State Quarter

Half Dollars
1970 and earlier
1974D Double Die
1987 (both P and D)

 

Canadian Coins

Pennies
1955 No Shoulder Fold
1962 Double Date
1964 Missing MG, Missing G, or Extra Spine
1965 Pointed 5
1967, 1978 Double Date
1983 Near beads
1985 Pointed 5
2006 Magnetic No logo/No P

Nickels
1858-1919 Silver coinage
1953 Many different errors, best to keep any
1954 Missing Chrome
1957 Bug Tail
1958, 1962 Double date
1964 Extra water line or “spitting queen”
1965 Large beads
1980 Double Date

Dimes
1858-1967 Silver coinage
1969 Large date

Quarter
1908-1967 Silver coinage
1973 Large bust
1973 Mountie
1991 Low mintage (>500k)
1992,1999 Other than Caribou
2000 January die rotation

Half Dollars
1908-1967 Silver coinage
1974 Missing S
1978 Round jewels
1982 Small beads

Dollars
1935-1967 Silver coinage
1968 DHL #1
1974 Double yoke
1982 Constitution (certain configurations)

25
Apr

   Posted by: RobPatton   in Humor, Money, Precious Metals

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A person I work with decided it would be funny to pay me a small debt, in pennies, unrolled pennies. Little did he realize, that I just love coins.  So I spent about 30 mins of my saturday to sort and roll them.Things to keep in mind.1. Pennies 1981 and older, are 95% copper, after 81, they are about 5% copper.  Pre 82 pennies are worth more in copper, than the penny is worth.2. Wheat Pennies were made 1958 and before.3. Canadian pennies are worth nothing, really.

What I found was this. Of the 1000 pennies:

1958 and prior:      13      1.3%

1981 and prior:    748     74.8%

1982 and newer:   230    23%

Canadian:                 5       .5%

4
Mar

   Posted by: RobPatton   in Precious Metals

Just for ha-has, I took the posted spot prices of Gold and Silver today, and figgured out the percentages.

One Year Returns:

Gold: 33.78%

Silver: 35.49%

So if 1 year ago today, you had invested 1000$ in gold, today you would have $1337.79, $1354.86 for silver.

14
Jan

   Posted by: RobPatton   in Money, Precious Metals

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26
Sep

   Posted by: RobPatton   in Precious Metals

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These undated handout artist renderings provided by the U.S. Mint shows four of the designs under consideration to replace the ‘tails’ side of the Abraham Lincoln penny. during the 2009 observance of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth and 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Lincoln penny. To commemorate the event, the U.S. Mint, at the direction of Congress, will introduce four rotating designs on the one-cent coin for that year depicting different aspects of Lincoln’s life. The designs will replace the engraving of the Lincoln Memorial on the ‘tails’ side of the coin. The famous profile of Lincoln will remain on the ‘heads’ side of the coin. (AP Photo/US Mint)

I’ll still more interested in pre 1981s.