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    Question How to check the value of a coin?

    Someone asked me to check the value of a 1967 all copper quarter that she thinks is very rare and valuable. Might want to check the value of some others too, but need advice on how to check the value



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    Value is subjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    Value is subjective.
    Hahahahaha. But in the aggregate can generate a market price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emazur View Post
    Someone asked me to check the value of a 1967 all copper quarter that she thinks is very rare and valuable. Might want to check the value of some others too, but need advice on how to check the value
    I never heard of a copper U.S. quarter. Maybe it is a freak that has it's copper center on the outside?

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    Looks tarnished. The 1967 Washington Quarters were nickel on copper. Doesn't even have any silver in it. Afraid it isn't worth very much.


    http://cointrackers.com/coins/498/19...ngton-quarter/
    Type: Washington Quarter
    Year: 1967
    Mint Mark: No mint mark
    Face Value: 0.25 USD
    Total Produced: 1,524,031,000 [?]
    Silver Content: 0%
    Numismatic Value: $1 to $7
    Value: As a rough estimate of this coins value you can assume this coin in poor condition will be valued at somewhere around $1, while one in "perfect" condition can bring $7. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say poor, we mean worn more than would be expected from a coin in this age, and perfect meaning it looks "perfect" without flaw and possibly even certified. [?].

    Additional Info: The 1967 Quarter is made of a nickel jacket over a copper core. These are much cheaper for the US mint to issue than coins with any real value. The current metal value for a quarter is .06 cents.
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    You can check the value of any item of currency by spending it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emazur View Post
    Here is a scan (the front actually looks to be in much better condition than what is shown):
    It sort of looks to me like it has been in the ground.

    Here is a picture of some coins found with a metal detector. They were under a lawn and they all look coated with iron oxide.




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    Basically , nickels after Buffalo's , except for 1942 - 1945 ( silver) and the 1950 D ( low mintage )are only worth face value if not uncirculated and pristine , same for dimes & quarters after 1964.The exception would be dimes or quarters not minted at Philadelphia or Denver ,but those are not released to circulation.





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