postheadericon 1976 Bicentennial Silver Dollar Value

. In 1976 the NHL changed the playoff system a bit in order to try to find the best system for bringing the best two teams to the Stanley Cup Finals. In years past the playoffs would be split up by conference, where each conference would compete to send the best team from their conference to the Stanley Cup Finals. This season the NHL did not split up the teams, but instead made a seeding system from 1 to 12. The first round featured games between the 4 and 12 seed, 5 and 11 seed, 7 and 8 seed and 6 and 9 seed. The game between the 4 and the 12 seed featured the 4th seeded Buffalo Sabres and the St. Louis Blues. The series was a best of 3 game series and the Sabres came out on top, despite dropping a game to the Blues. They would advance to the next round of the playoffs to play against the winner of the 5 vs. 11 series. The New York Islanders were the 5th seeded team and they played against the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks were unable to steal a single game and were beaten 2-0 by the Islanders. This meant ha the Islanders would play against the Sabres in the next round of the playoffs.The Toronto Maple Leafs played against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round in the 7 vs. 8 matchup in the bottom half of the bracket. The Los Angeles Kings and Atlanta Flames would play in the 6 vs. 9 matchup. Ultimately, the Maple Leafs and the Kings would win their games. None of the higher seeded teams were upset in the first round of the playoffs. In fact, throughout the entire 1976 Stanley Cup playoffs, only one team was upset.The Montreal Canadiens easily disposed of the Black Hawks in the 1 vs. 10 series. The Canadiens swept the Blackhawks and were the far superior team throughout the series.In the other game in the top half of the bracket, the Sabres and Islanders played. This was one of the best series of all of the playoffs, and it was the only series in the playoffs where an upset occurred, although it was a minor upset. The Islanders were the 5th seed and they took out the 4th seeded Sabres 4 games to 2.The Philadelphia Flyers took out the 7th seeded Maple Leafs in a series that as stretched to 7 games in order to advance to play against the Bruins, who took out the Kings in another series that was stretched to 7 games. The Flyers and the Bruins had a series that was hardly competitive as the Bruins only managed to win 1 game in the series. The Flyers advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals.The Montreal Canadiens dominated the Islanders, winning the series 4 games to 1 to advance to the Finals against the Flyers.Both of these teams looked impressive entering the Finals, but it was not a competitive series. The Canadiens dominated the Flyers and won the series in 4 games to become Stanley Cup Champs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How much is a one Dollar coin of 1887 worth?
    I urgently need to get some money, I have some collectors coins and before taking them to the coins place in Houston (I-10) I need to know how much I can get for them without being ripped off.

    1 silver dollar - year 1887
    1 silver dollar - year 1878
    1 dollar liberty - back says 1776-1976
    1 collector dollar coin - year 2003 - 1ounce fine silver

    Please help me, I need it urgently.

    • ANSWER:
      The value of the 1878 and 1887 dollars would depend on their condition and mintmark if any. The mintmark is located under the wreath of the eagle. Common mint mark dollars of those two dates and in average condition is worth about , up to to if having luster but not cleaned. Both dollars are 90% silver. The 1776-1976 dollar is an Eisenhower Bicentennial, and value depends on once again, the condition and type. The clad type if circulated is worth a small premium, under .50. If it's the 40% silver type then it's in the region of - per piece, with luster. The 1 ounce silver is an American Silver Eagle. 2003 is a very recent issue and selling around to each uncirculated, and from for the proof version. Proof values are higher for coins with deep mirror.

  2. QUESTION:
    how much would a 1887 silver dollar sell for?
    its a morgan, i also found a 1922 "peace dollar" silver dollar and a 1976 bicentennial coin. if i could get a price estimate that would be pretty great. the 1887 is in very good condition and the 1922 is a slightly faded around the edges and the bicentenial is perfect

    • ANSWER:
      For the 1887 coin, we need to know which mint mark, if any. The mint mark is located on the back underneath the eagle. In circulated condition, it catalogs for between and . A dealer would pay around for it.
      1922 is the most common date Peace dollar. It catalogs for around , and once again, a dealer would pay about .
      The 1976 Eisenhower / Bi-centennial dollar is not silver and isn't worth much more than face value.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can you tell if a bicentennial quarter contains silver?
    I have heard that some of the 1976 quarters were 40 percent silver. How can you tell them apart from the normal ones? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      In fact there are 2 bicentennial quarters, one of the standard copper-nickel composition (over 800 million minted), while the other is silver clad (plated) and it is NOT a 40% silver coin (about 4 million struck). They are of identical size and design as the standard copper-nickel coin. For a layman it is virtually impossible to differentiate between the two, only their weight is different. The standard bicentennial quarter weighs 5.67 grams and the silver clad quarter weighs a scotch more at 5.75 grams, but only a jewelers scale could differentiate that small a difference in weight. In uncirculated condition the standard quarter is worth about [FAQ-ANSWER].75, while the silver clad quarter is worth about .25, because there are fewer of them around. Its actual silver weight is very minimal and has virtually no intrinsic value.

      P.S. Only the bicentennial Kennedy half dollar does come in an alternate 40% silver content version. It weighs 11.5 grams for the 40% silver coin, while the copper-nickel version weighs 11.1 grams. In uncirculated condition the standard half dollar is worth about , while the silver half dollar is worth about . The actual silver content of this coin is 0.1479 ounces with an intrinsic value of about .30 (based on silver at about ).

  4. QUESTION:
    Were any 1972 Kennedy half dollars made of all silver like mine appears to be?
    I was looking for a value on a 1972 non-clad Kennedy half dollar and couldn't find a listing. It's ridge has no visible copper and it's color and luster are the same as my 1900 Morgan Silver dollar. Do I have something rare?

    • ANSWER:
      No. There were no proof coins made in 40% silver that year. Or any year after 1970 except for the special S mint bicentennial coins from 1976, until they started making 90% silver proofs in 1992. And no circulating coinage has had any silver since 1964 except the 1965-1970 40% silver Kennedys.

      What you have is a clad coin where the copper isn't visible along the edge, which is not unusual.

  5. QUESTION:
    How much are my eisenhower coins worth?
    I have 56 eisenhower coins, and am trying to sell them on eBay. I did my best to arrange them by type and year. I am not sure what to put as my buy it now price? Any suggestions?

    (4) - 1776-1976
    (3) - 1776-1976 D
    (9) - 1971 Type 1
    (5) - 1972 D
    (9) - 1972 Type 1
    (1) - 1972 Type 2
    (5) - 1972 Type 3
    (2) - 1974 D
    (2) - 1974 Type 1
    (5) - 1974 Type 2
    (7) - 1974 Type 3
    (1) - 1977 D
    (2) - 1978 D
    (1) - 1978 Type 3
    Or do you suggest I hold onto them, will they be worth more in the future?

    • ANSWER:
      There's some confusion going on with your 'types'. That's because there is confusion between the word type as used to distinguish the four types of Ike dollars, and the varieties that exist for some dates, For 1972 - P only, there are three different reverse strikes which have come to be known as Types 1, 2 and 3, and the Bicentennial coins are also known as Type 1 (struck in 1975) and Type 2 (struck in 1976), each having a slightly different reverse. These are more accurately called Reverse Die Varieties, but because Type is used, confusion sets in. The 1972 Type 2 is scarce, if you really have one. It takes an expert, using magnification, to spot the slight difference in a 2.

      Thus, there is no 1974 Type 3. 1974 clad dollars from Philadelphia and Denver are Type 1, and silver from San Francisco are Type 2. All three coins have Reverse Die Variety 3. And all 1978 dollars are clad, so they are Type 1, and they also have Reverse Die Variety 3.

      You list no S mint coins so you have no silver. All are basically face value or slightly more, with the exceptions being 1972 Reverse Die Variety 2 ( the scarce 'Type 2', even though it's actually a Type 1), and 1972 Reverse Die Variety 3 (miscategorized as Type 3, it's also a Type 1).

      Condition is also a factor. If they are uncirculated, you may do a little better than face value for the group, but definitely get a couple of dealers to agree that you have the scarce 1972 RDV 2, and the better date 1972 RDV 3, then list those coins in separate auctions. I doubt that you really do have five of the 1972 RDV 3, since RDV 1 is the most common.

      This page will show you what the four basic types are, and to the left is shown the varieties for each year.

      http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Hierarchy.aspx?c=31&redir=t

  6. QUESTION:
    How much is a dime from 1944, a quarter from 1776 and a penny from 1945 worth each?
    i found these coins laying around my house and was wondering how much they are worth
    sorry my mistake the quarter says 1776 - 1976 at bottom
    One more i forgot theres also a dollar in coin form (forgot what thats called) from 1972

    • ANSWER:
      If you found them lying around the house, they're not uncirculated with original mint luster. They're only going to be worth:

      1944 Mercury dime: The value of the silver, around .35, though a dealer would probably pay ten times face, or .00.

      1945 cent: Worth two cents in copper. Dealers are paying around three to four cents each when they can buy unsearched quantities of them.

      1976 Bicentennial 25 cents: Face value.

      1972 Eisenhower dollar: Should be looked at to determine if the back is Type I, II or III. A Type II might be worth a few dollars, the other two, maybe ten cents over face to a collector.

  7. QUESTION:
    How much is this coin worth?
    I've double checked, and it's an uncirculated 1972 Eisenhower Silver Dollar. The mint mark is 's', and I'm fairly sure it's a type 2. According to all the coin websites I've checked, it's the rarest of its kind.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, you've made a very common mistake. There are actually four different types of Ike dollars, and within two of those types, there are sub-types. The confusion could be lessened if all sources would use numbers for the Types 1 - 4, and Roman numerals for the sub-types.

      Type 1 business (for circulation) strike copper-nickel 'clad' coins from 1971- 1974 and 1977-78.

      Within this type, the 1972 coins made at Philadelphia only have three (very slightly) different reverses, and these are called Types I, II and III. The Type II is, in fact, pretty scarce. You do not have one.

      Type 2, which is what you do have, are the 40% silver business strike issues from San Francisco, 1971 - 1974, though they were not made to circulate.

      Type 3 is the business strike 1975-76 Bicentennial, all dated 1776-1976. There are variations to lettering on the reverse for Type I (1975) and Type II (1976). These were made at both Philadelphia and Denver.

      Type 4 is the 40% silver Bicentennial business strike made at San Francisco, again, made only for collectors.

      The coin you have is not scarce at all, and its value is pretty much tied to the fluctuating price of silver, unless you have one that's professionally certified at Mint State 67 or higher. Right now, there's about .50 in silver in it.

  8. QUESTION:
    Money collectors: Can someone tell me the worth of the following bills?
    1. Series 1935 F, minted in Washington, DC (signed by Robert B. Anderson-Secretary of Treasury) one dollar bill, silver certificate

    2. A two-dollar bill, Series 1976, minted in Washington, DC

    3. A twenty-dollar bill, Series of 1934 A, Federal Reserve Note, with Hawaii stamped on it. Minted in San Francisco.

    Or direct me a website that can tell me.

    • ANSWER:
      The series 1935F sells for in grade very fine and in Crisp Uncirculated. It is not a rare note and you have to remember the date on a note is not when it was printed, but either first authorized like the series 1935, or in your case there was a change in signatures for the 1935F. Your note was printed up to the early 1950's or late 1940's.
      The note was minted for the Bicentennial and is not rare it sells for actually the same as the above note or a little less.
      Now the 1934A Hawaii Emergency note is a different story. It was over printed with Hawaii for use there. The government was afraid The Japanese would take over Hawaii. Your note was over printed after the Dec. 7th bombing of Pearl Harbor. It sells for around 0 in grade fine and 5 in grade extra fine and 0 in crisp inoculated. The above values are a trends value that is an average of what a note would sell for on the retail market. That value is usually a little on the high side and dealers try to sell under it. They also pay much less like 40%-50% less. Hope this helps you out. One thing to remember, as time goes by your notes value only has one place to go and that is up. If you don't need the money hold onto them.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the value of my Kennedy coin?
    I have about 6 Kennedy coins with me. I figured there all worth there face value until i saw one that was different from the others. its got Kennedy face on it (duh) but below the face it says 1776-1976 and on the back it has independence hall on it and it says 200 years of freedom. is this a rare coin or I'm i just looking at some common thing?

    • ANSWER:
      The 1976 Kennedy Half Dollar commemorates the US bicentennial, and it was made during 1975 and 1976. It is very common and not worth all that much over face value unless it has an S mint mark which means it is a proof coin and may even have some silver, and it might be worth as much as US. Any Kennedy half dollar from 1964 until 1970 has silver as well. I hope that helps.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the value of these coins?
    I have 2 Eisenhower One Dollar coins. The date on the first one is 1972. On the back it has and Eagle on the Moon. The second one's date says 1776-1976. On the back it has the Liberty bell.

    Does anyone know the value of these coins?

    • ANSWER:
      The 1972 Eisenhower Dollar and 1976 bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar are both extremely common coins, struck in copper-nickel, with over 175 million minted in 1972 and 230 million minted in 1976. In the latter case, that's enough to give one to nearly every person in the US.

      Except in the case of a small subset of these coins that were struck in part-silver - which would usually be found in its original mint case - or a truly gem uncirculated coin, nearly all of these Eisenhower dollars are worth their face value: .

      The silver coins can be distinguished by a softer, lighter appearance on their surfaces, and by a small "S" mintmark that appears directly below President Eisenhower's bust, above the date. Those coins contain about - in silver metal at current (April 2008) metal prices.

      Any values higher than face value of for the copper-nickel coins, that don't have the "S" mintmark, are likely either because a) that's the retail price that a coin dealer might charge or b) it's a gem uncirculated coin, with mint brilliance, sharp details and few if any flaws. Often one finds those coins have been "slabbed" (encased in plastic) by one of the major coin certification services.

  11. QUESTION:
    How much are these coins worth?
    I have
    3 Bicentennial dollar coins (1776-1976)
    1 Bicentennial 50 cent piece (1776-1976)
    2 Indian cents ( one-1902, one 1907)
    1- 1917 Lincoln Head cent
    1- 1937 D Lincoln Head cent
    1- 1936 cent
    1- 1939 cent
    1- 1946 S cent
    1- 1953 cent
    1- 1958 cent
    Can you please help so that I don't get ripped off? I don't know if they are worth anything but face value.

    • ANSWER:
      The 4 bicentennial coins are typically worth just a bit over face value unless they are proof and/or contain silver which would have an S mint mark below the portrait. If they have the S mint mark, they might be worth US to US each. The two Indian head cents would be worth US to US each if heavily worn. If you can read the full LIBERTY on the headband, they might be worth over US. The Lincoln cents with the dates you have listed are typically worth a nickel or less even in decent shape though the 1917 might be worth a bit more. The link is just an FYI. I hope all that helps.

  12. QUESTION:
    How much is my coin worth?
    I have a U.S. Liberty coin made of real silver. On the Bottom the year says 1776-1976. How do I know how valuable it is? How much money is it worth? I calculated it being 234 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      Please. Stop and think for a moment. It has the date '1976'. That makes it 34 years old.

      Now, as to what others have said. It's true that the coins made for circulation have no silver in them. But silver coins were made for collectors. They were sold in 3-piece Bicentennial sets, along with 40% silver quarters and half dollars. Sets were made in both business strike and proof, and the Eisenhower are Type I only. All came from the San Francisco mint and have the S below Eisenhower's bust, just above the '9'.

      However, the US Mint also made clad (non-silver) S-mint coins in their regular 6-piece Mint and Proof sets, and the dollars did come in Type I and Type II.

      So you might have a silver coin. If there is no mint mark or a D mint mark, you have a clad coin and it might be worth more than face value if it has little or no wear.

      If there is an S, it may or may not be silver. The silver coin contains .35 worth of silver as of today, and it's worth more than that only if professionally certified in high grade (which costs more to have done than the difference in value). You would probably get between and if you went to sell it.

      The difference between silver and non-silver is fairly easy to tell by the naked eye, but if you can't, find a good scale and any Eisenhower clad dollar from any date with no mintmark or a D mintmark. The silver coin will weigh close to 10% more, about 24 grams, to about 22 grams for the clad coin.

  13. QUESTION:
    who wants to buy the oldest silver dollar?
    it has cooper , and made in 1776-1976 , and says words that i dont know............. ( E PLURIBUS UNUM )

    • ANSWER:
      What you have is a US Eisenhower dollar made in 1976 to commemorate the US bicentennial, and there should be a Liberty bell in front of the moon on the reverse. Most of them are worth just a bit over face value. The only ones with silver have an S mint mark, and then not all of the S's though the silver and proof ones are worth a few bucks. By the way, "E pluribus unum" is Latin, and it means "out of many, one." I hope that helps.

  14. QUESTION:
    I have a gold liberty coin that comes on a set of 3 different conies 1776-1976 it has a head of man?
    one dollar, half and quarter on the back on the dollar it has the bell, on the back of the half it has independence hall and on theback of the quarter kind of guy with drum. how much do you think its worth, again it has 1776-1976 on it

    • ANSWER:
      These coins aren't gold. What you probably have is regular-issue coins that some private company had plated with a tiny amount of real gold, but literally, only pennies worth, and then sold to collectors for an enormous profit.

      There was a lot of this back in 1975 and 1976, when these Bicentennial coins came out. They were regular issue Eisenhower dollars, Kennedy half dollars and Washington quarters with special back designs for the two years only.

      If they were the 40% silver coins that were plated with gold, the set is worth almost just in the silver, but if they are the regular clad coins, which is most likely what they are, a collector might pat a dollar or two more than the face value of .75.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is a copper quarter worth anything?
    I'm pretty sure I just got a copper quarter for change from the airport. It's year is 1981. How much could it be worth? How do I clean it to make sure it's not just rusted without damaging it or reducing the value?

    • ANSWER:
      A copper quarter is worth ...slightly less than 25 cents. After the bicentennial coins in 1976, quarters, half dollars and dollar coins were made of 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel composition for general circulation. Somebody worked quite diligently to remove the silver color for reasons that only he/she knows. Your quarter is the same as every other coin of it's type, except yours has been purposely defaced. It may look neat, but it is not valuable.

  16. QUESTION:
    I have a 1976 Eisenhower silver dollar with no mint letter on it, is this a rare coin? What's it value? ?
    Its in decent shape, but not proof..it appears to me as type-2 althought the "T"s throw me off

    • ANSWER:
      Decent shape is meaningless. Uncirculated coins are graded on a numeric scale from 60 to 70, and are hard to find in grades of 64 and above, especially Type 1. So you would need to have an expert opinion on the grade.

      No mint mark means Philadelphia. It also means no silver. Every silver Ike came out of San Francisco.

      So yours is worth pretty much face value if it's circulated. Tons of the Bicentennial were made.

  17. QUESTION:
    I wanted to know how much is a 1776 to 1976 liberty dollar worth?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a bicentennial dollar, and I don't think it's worth anything more than face value, especially if it's worn.

      I save these for the kids.

      (I once tried to sell a set of 7 of the last silver half dollars on E-bay, all very good condition and never got a bid higher than for the set.)

  18. QUESTION:
    Dwight Eisenhower 1 Dollar Coin value?
    I have 5 Dwight D. Eisenhower silver dollar coins. All with the date 1776-1976 on the bottom. How much would they be worth on ebay?

    • ANSWER:
      Those are Bicentennial Coinage coins. There were 2 types minted.
      Variety 1 is for low relief bold lettering on reverse while Variety 2 has sharp design, delicate lettering on reverse.

      The value would all depend upon the condition. Ungraded (raw unslabbed) varieties range in value from .00 for EF-40 and up to #13 for a Proof-65.

      Now if the coin was graded by PCGS as a mint strike 67 and was the Type 1 from the Denver Mint, then the current PCGS value is at ,500

      So it is too hard to place a proper value without seeing the coin. On e-bay you will be lucky to get anything as people don't pay much for coins. You should first have them looked at to see what they may grade at and what type you have. It may be worth the .00 fee of having it graded by PCGS and placed in a slab (air tight plastic case).

      Hope this answers your question.

      Numismatist.

  19. QUESTION:
    Half dollar with independance hall?
    I have quit a few half dollar coins with independance hall on them. Are they rare at all and worth anything? I think they're from 1976, that being Americas 200th year or something.

    • ANSWER:
      Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollars w/ Independence Hall on the reverse ....

      Worth nothing.

      Uncirculated -- that means Never Touched By HuMan Hands -- Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollars 1776 - 1976 can be purchased for - .
      I saw a Proof PCGS PR69 DCAM *No Reserve* one in a pretty case w/ documentation with a current asking price .95 --- but unfortunately you do not have one of those.

      Coinage is long term.
      You save coinage for your grandchildren.
      And coinage without precious metals in them is worth nothing more than novelty --- that's why you save them for your grandchildren --- for fun.

      The JFK Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollars w/ Independence Hall did not have any silver in it.
      Value; - , depending on circulation or not

  20. QUESTION:
    Caring for my coins silver coins...?
    I have four 1 oz Mexican Libertad coins. They came in a plastic capsules. These are my first coins I've bought. At first I wanted to remove them from the capsule to touch them. But supposedly this is not recommended. I received one with a slightly shattered plastic capsule.

    Now my question is will this lower its proof grading?

    I also pasted stick notes on the capsules with the date they were purchased and the price.

    Is it possible that the silver will be damaged by the stick notes and pen ink?

    Will this lower their proof grading?

    I'm just beginning my coin collection.

    I also have one Kennedy 1964 silver half dollar coin.

    And I have three Kennedy 1776-1976 bicentennial half dollar coins.

    I don't believe these are silver but what are they worth? I bought them for .50 each.

    And I also bought an Eisenhower 1977 dollar. I erroneously though that '77 was the bicentennial and therefore the coin was silver. I bought it for .00. What is the value of this coin?

    I'm getting into coin collecting as an investment and hobby.

    I'd appreciate some help from more expert coin collectors.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I will try to answer your questions in the order you asked.

      First, as to your Libertads, I am assuming you bought the proof version of the coin and not the bullion coin seen here http://www.free-bullion-investment-guide.com/mexican-silver-libertad.html.

      If you wish to handle the coins, the best thing to do to keep them in top shape is to wear gloves when handling, cloth or latex it doesn't matter what kind of gloves.

      If the coins were graded they would be in individual slabs with a grade attached to them (ie: PF69 or PF70), it sounds like you have non-graded proof version of the coins and that are in the capsules that the dealer sent them to you in. To get them graded you would have to send them to a Grading Company like NGC or PCGS, these are the best two companies to grade coins. You can find more about graded coins here http://www.free-bullion-investment-guide.com/gradedcoins.html

      I personally would not put sticky notes on the coins, I would just hold onto the receipt that came with your purchase to remind you of when and where you bought the coins.

      As to your other coins...the 1776-1976 Kennedy is not silver and so is the same with your Eisenhower Dollar...the only Eisenhower dollars that are silver are the proof versions which can be very hard to find. The only Kennedy Half Dollars that are silver are either the Proof Versions of the coins or Kennedy Half dollars that were produced before 1970.

      1965 - 1970 Kennedy Half Dollars have 40% silver

      1964 and Prior Kennedy Half Dollars have 90% silver.

      You can find more information on your Kennedy half dollar and Eisenhower dollar here:

      Kennedy Half dollar - http://www.coinflation.com/coins/1971-2007-Kennedy-Half-Dollar-Value.html

      Eisenhower dollar - http://www.coinflation.com/coins/1971-1978-Eisenhower-Ike-Dollar-Value.html

      As to your 1964 Kennedy, it contains 90% silver and here is a link that can help you with that coin
      http://www.coinflation.com/coins/1964-Silver-Kennedy-Half-Dollar-Value.html

      I encourage you to not get upset with finding out that the two coins you bought are not silver and are generally worth no more than the face value. Knowledge is the best investment anyone can make, I think you need to learn a little more about the coins you want, before you make a purchase.

      Furthermore, Mexican Libertads are a very beautiful coin with a limited mintage, they are sought by many collectors because of these factors, hold on to them, I am sure they may bring you a good return in the future if you decide to sell them.

      I hope these links and information was of some help to you.

  21. QUESTION:
    Caring for my coins silver coins...?
    I have four 1 oz Mexican Libertad coins. They came in a plastic capsules. These are my first coins I've bought. At first I wanted to remove them from the capsule to touch them. But supposedly this is not recommended. I received one with a slightly shattered plastic capsule.

    Now my question is will this lower its proof grading?

    I also pasted stick notes on the capsules with the date they were purchased and the price.

    Is it possible that the silver will be damaged by the stick notes and pen ink?

    Will this lower their proof grading?

    I'm just beginning my coin collection.

    I also have one Kennedy 1964 silver half dollar coin.

    And I have three Kennedy 1776-1976 bicentennial half dollar coins.

    I don't believe these are silver but what are they worth? I bought them for .50 each.

    And I also bought an Eisenhower 1977 dollar. I erroneously though that '77 was the bicentennial and therefore the coin was silver. I bought it for .00. What is the value of this coin?

    I'm getting into coin collecting as an investment and hobby.

    I'd appreciate some help from more expert coin collectors.

    • ANSWER:
      You're making the biggest mistake new collectors can make. You're buying the coin before buying the book. Buy the book before the coin. This means do your research first, not after you buy.

      You, and every collector of US coins, needs a copy of the Red Book - A Guidebook of US Coins, by R S Yeoman. It lists values by grade, and covers grading basics, gives mintage figures, and in general, provides a lot of good information for beginners. Once you're more experienced, there are numerous other resources, both in print and online, to help you.

      'Will this lower its proof grading?'

      There is no such thing as proof grading. A coin is either a proof or a circulation coin or 'business strike'. It has to do with the manufacturing process. There IS condition grading. A coin that is touched, or a proof coin in a damaged capsule that allows air to get in, can have its condition grade lowered by these things.

      Putting notes on plastic capsules won't do anything to the coins inside, but it may leave residue on the capsules that you may need to clean off, and in the process maybe drop one and damage the coin. Once you read the books and teach yourself what your coins are, you will know them on sight and won't need notes. Record your purchase information in a separate notebook.

      'And I have three Kennedy 1776-1976 bicentennial half dollar coins.I don't believe these are silver but what are they worth? I bought them for .50 each.'

      The Red Book will have told you that only coins with the S mint mark can be silver. If it is a proof, it can be either copper-nickel, or 40% silver clad. If it is a business strike, it is 40% silver. If there is no mint mark, it is a business strike copper-nickel. If it's in Mint State condition (another thing the Red Book will teach you about) it might be worth about the .50 you paid, but if it's circulated at all, it's worth face value.

      You definitely overpaid for the '77 Ike. In Mint State, it's worth no more than , and it's also a face value coin if circulated.

      Bicentennial coins are dated 1776-1976 and were struck in both 1975 and 1976, which is why there are no quarters, halves or dollars dated 1975. If you had bought a US MInt or Proof set in 1975, you would have gotten 1975-dated cents, nickels and dimes, and Bicentennial coins of the other three. Same thing for 1976. With the Ike dollars, a slight change was made to the reverse dies on both business strikes and proofs for 1976, resulting in two types for the Bicentennials. Type 1 were struck in 1975 and Type 2 in 1976.

  22. QUESTION:
    how much are these coins worth?
    i have two pennies, one from 1952, one from 1957

    and a quarter that says for the date 1776.1976

    on the back theres a person drumming, a torch, and the little letter under his arm says JLA

    • ANSWER:
      None are really a collectors item. The two wheat cents sell for 2 to 5 cents each in a dealers wheat cent box. The struck 809,784,016 at the Philadelphia mint and 860,1118,839 at the Denver mint. The two silver clad coins that were in the special mint and proof sets have value, but they are in a set with the Kennedy hall dollar and Ike dollar. The JLA stands for Jack L. Ahr who designed the reverse, he won a mint contest for that honor. As you can see the mintage's are out of site and most have been saved by the average person for it was part our Bicentennial coinage and celebration.

  23. QUESTION:
    How much money are these coins worth?
    I have all of these coins:

    1973 Bicentennial First Day Cover
    1974 Bicentennial First Day Cover
    1975 Bicentennial First Day Cover
    1976 Bicentennial First Day Cover
    American Revolution Bicentennial Commemorative Medal
    1887o Silver Dollar
    1897 Silver Dollar
    10 Peso Mexican Coin
    1973 Half Dollar
    2001p Sacagawea Dollar
    1936 Nickel
    Old Nickel - Indian Head/Buffalo Type - Year Unknown (worn out)

    How much money can I get for them?
    Wow - I'm sorry, I accidently clicked the wrong category.

    I also have:

    1921 Silver Dollar in almost-mint condition.
    Wow - I'm sorry, I accidently clicked the wrong category.

    I also have:

    1921 Silver Dollar in almost-mint condition.

    • ANSWER:
      While it would be necessary to see the coins to accurately value them, I have seen enough groupings like this in my life to be able to give you a fairly good idea. You won't like this answer but the whole bunch is probably worth around or so with almost all of the value in the three silver dollars. This is not an offer to buy so I have no reason to try and cheat you. I helped my friend run a coin shop for a few years and unless your group is somehow different from all the other random accumulations of stuff out there, it's not worth much. Sorry if I sound harsh, but at least you'll be prepared for reality should you take this to a coin shop and try to sell it.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does the U.S. Treasury still make Silver/Silver Clad Dollars and Half Dollars? If yes, Why?
    Does it make sense if the US Mint still produces Silver Clad 50 cent and Dollar pieces? I just got a Abe Lincoln Gold piece with some change the other day and I thought, Why? What purpose does it serve the American people to have these? If we didn't strike these high dollar coins, could we (as a country) save any tax dollars?

    • ANSWER:
      There are no silver-clad coins being made. The last (and only) circulating silver-clad coins were the Kennedy half dollars 1965-1970, and the last silver-clad coins were the Bicentennial quarter, half and dollar from 1976 that were sold only as collector coins in Proof and Mint sets.

      Since that time, silver (90%) and gold (90%) collector coins and silver (.999) and gold (.999) bullion investment coins have been produced. These coins are sold for a profit and actually make money, helping to offset some of the cost of running the mint and making circulating coinage. Producing and selling collector coins provides a benefit to taxpayers, it doesn't cost them.

      The Lincoln, and all of the Presidential Dollar coins, are mostly copper, with smaller amounts of manganese, zinc and nickel. The total current market value of the materials used to make one of the coins is less than 8 cents. So we're not exactly losing any money on these.

      We are losing money on pennies and nickels, but so far, Congress has been slow to work on changing the composition of these coins to something cheaper.

  25. QUESTION:
    US value of coins?
    Ok, I have a handful of coins from other countries and from the US.They are all circulated, I didnt buy any, I just found/ got them. They are-
    1992 British Ten Pence
    1997 Mexican Peso
    1976 Bicentennial US Quarter
    1974 Kennedy Half-Dollar
    2000 Gold 1 dollar coins(2- 1 from denver&1 fom pensylvania)
    2003 1 Brazilian real
    1973 silver Canadian 25 cents
    1978&1985Canadian 5 cents
    1987,1981& 1985 Canadian 1 cent
    1958 US wheat penny
    1971&1985 Canadian 10 cents
    These are in no special order. If I misspelled something, forgive me. I am only 11 years old.
    Oh I forgot I also have a 1985 Old bill. It has an older design on the back.

    • ANSWER:
      the bill, 74 half-dollar, and dollar coins are worth face value. the Wheat penny is worth about $ .02. The non US money I have no idea.

  26. QUESTION:
    what is my quarter worth?
    this quarter has a drummer on one side and a head on the other side, the date is 1776-1976.

    • ANSWER:
      The Bicentennial quarter had a mintage of 809,786,016 from the Philadelphia mint & 860,118,839 from the Denver mint so it is far from being scarce. Most were saved by people as a souvenir of the event and it is a nice design and pro America. I find them in change from time to time and still keep them even though they have no collector value unless in high mint state grade or is one of the special silver ones that came only in a 3 coin set for quarter, 1/2 dollar and Ike dollar. It is an interesting historic coin.

  27. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever seen a President Eisenhower gold dollar? On the internet they're all silver?????
    Year 1976

    • ANSWER:
      Plating coins is not uncommon and goes on today with gold platted state quarters. Coin collectors consider the coins damaged and they have very little resale value on the secondary market. In 1976 everyone wanted to get on the Bicentennial bandwagon to make money. The state quarter thing is the same. I have seen some hand painted state quarters that were really impressive. Even though I have collected coins for a long time, I still think a set of the painted state quarters or even gold platted ones would look great in a frame on the wall. A great thing to will to the grand kids. Your coin has little money value but was struck during the U.S. birthday party so it has historic value.

  28. QUESTION:
    Value of half dollar 1776 - 1976?
    I have a half dollar coin 1776 - 1976 with Independence hall printed on it. Is it worth anything part from 50cent?

    • ANSWER:
      The Bicentennial type half dollar in circulated condition is very common. There were over 500,000,000 made at the Philadelphia and Denver mints.
      The 40% silver and proof coins, which have an 'S' mint mark, are worth somewhat more.

  29. QUESTION:
    Need help finding history and value of a "coin"?
    I recently acquired several of these:

    Silver coin the size of a silver dollar(1 1/2" X 3/16") The obverse has a shiny proof background with a frosted, raised statue of General Lafayette. He is bracketed on one side by "1757" and on the other by "1834"(his birth and death).Above him are 6 doves and below it says "LAFAYETTE".

    On the reverse it has an informational paragraph about the statue in Lagrange Georgia being dedicated to and the town named after Lafayette's home in France. Below that in tiny print is "Lagrange Commission", "Marquis de Lafayette", "National Bicentennial Celebration", "Lagrange georgia 1976"

    The edge is reeded from 2 o'clock to 10 o'clock, From 10 to 2 is smooth with the following stamped into it. .999 Fine Silver [FGM] [P] [74] then 3 numbers. Each coin has a different three numbers. One is 085 another is 078 (serial numbers?)

    Each came in a blue cardboard coin setting that says "limited Edition" "The first Georgia Mint Atlanta, Georgia".

    I've tried several search engines and many different approaches but I keep coming up dry. If anyone has any information or knows of a resource that might help I would be grateful.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      What you have are medals not coins. They were made by a private mint for the celebration in Lagrange Georgia. They are silver medals and from their size probably have an ounce of silver in them. It is not uncommon for silver medals to have a number on them. You have the 78th and 85th medals struck. They were ike most medals of this type struck and sold as souvenirs to help pay for the celebration, I would not be surprised to find out that bronze medals were also struck. You can start by getting hold of the Lagrange Chamber of Commerce to find out about the medal. Value would probably be in the -0 range, it depends on what is meant by limited edition, they made at least 85 so it was not that limited. Lafayette is a well collected person and was a very important man in the Revolutionary war era. I have a French medal of him from around 1789 that I will never part with. Hope this helps.

  30. QUESTION:
    How much are my coins worth?
    I really need some money now because I want this thing that came out, but I am not old enough to get a job so if these coins are worth anything that would be the best thing in the whole world! Please and Thank You! The coins: 1976 Kennedy Bicentennial Half Dollar, 1985 Lincoln Memorial Penny, 1957 Lincoln Wheat Cent, 1945 Lincoln Shell Case Penny, 1943 Lincoln Steel Penny, 1967 40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollar and it is the "Strange, but true" Lincoln and Kennedy set of those 6 coins it tells 13 "Uncanny" facts about there life that was so alike like one says they were both assassinated on a Friday with wife present. Here is a picture: http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mlsZ3y-Ysd00bB-5E_wSKpg/140.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      I'd like to tell you that you've struck a gold mine, but unfortunately, you haven't.

      I can't give you a firm value on the coins from the picture, but I can tell you this

      The '57, '45, and '43 cents would be worth a couple of bucks each _if_ they were in uncirculated condition, meaning no wear at all. Really, really nice examples of the 1943 and 1945 might bring you , if you can find a buyer who's interested.

      That also assumes that the '43 hasn't been "replated"--when the steel cents were made, they took giant sheets of low-carbon steel, zinc plated the sheets, then punched out the coin blanks. Since the edges of the cent weren't plated, the coins tended to rust terribly. Some people will take steel cents, and replate them to make them look "nice and shiny". They look pretty, but they're just not worth anything numismatically.

      The 1985 Lincoln might net you a buck or two, but only for a really nice uncirculated one.

      The 1976 half, again in uncirculated condition, might bring you .

      The 1967 half is a little different. Because it's 40% silver, it will never be worth less than the "bullion value" of the silver. With the silver price at about .50/troy ounce, the bullion value is about .45. A really nice uncirculated example might bring you or so.

      Those are just estimates. If you took the coins to a dealer, he or she could look at them, determine the condition, and make you an offer based on that. Remember that to a coin collector, condition is really important, so if an uncirculated coin might bring you , a coin with just a little wear might only bring $.50 or so.

  31. QUESTION:
    Any of these coins worth something?
    We have a bunch of Old coins, lots of them seem unique and might be worth something, if anyone knows the value of any of these that would be great. Thanks!

    Tropicana A Ramada Hotel (doubt it, but just incase)

    Canadian 1867 Confederation Flag in middle one side coat of arms and crown on the other

    Canadian Silver Dollar. Queen on one side dated, on the other is days 1867 Confederation and Constitution 1982

    Knotts Palm Casino Berry Farm picture of a well and says 1776 and 1976 (again I doubt it)

    Elizabeth II DG. Reg. FD 1977 with a person on a horse, bird with a crown above it in a circle and some plant designs on the outside of the circle.

    Edmonton Klondike days 25th Anniversary. July 1986

    1977 Mexicanos picture of someone and says Diez Pesus

    10 cent 1979 Mexicanos.

    Coin with a whole in the middle, weird designs on it, and some wheat. other side ahs some designs (they look asian) all around the whole in the middle

    Out of room, will continue below.
    Ofrancs on one side, other side it says Republique Francaise

    1971, Mexcanos says Un Peso on one side.

    Says Pont Champian Bridge and National Harbours on the outside.

    500 Colones BCCR other side, 2003 Costa Rica

    1942 copper penny (Canadian), I know the 1943 American Copper ones are worth something. but this one might be since it's so close.

    Thats it, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Item one is a trade token and collectors pay .50 to for one. The Canadian confederation item sounds like a medal not a coin. It would have a denomination on it if it was a coin. The Canadian dollar of 1982 is the commemorative Constitution dollar and is made of nickel not silver. It sells for to . The Knott's berry farm item is a token that was made to celebrate the bicentennial of the USA, they usually sell in the or so range. The 1977 coin is a British coin making the silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth's reign and is made of copper/nickel. It has a value of to depending on grade. There was also a special silver proof made, it came in a case and is worth . The Klondike days item is what is called a trade token and was made for that event and sold. They sell now for a couple of dollars. The Mexican coins are no longer legal tender and can be found in a dealers world coin box for .25 cents each. The last item sounds like a coin from French Indo-China called Vietnam today. There must be a date on it as well as a number. I need that info to help you more on that coin. Hope this helps. The additional items do not show up on the answer page. You list too many at a time.

  32. QUESTION:
    The value of the JFK 1/2 dollar?
    What year(s) are the JFK 1/2 dollar coin worth the most money and how much?

    • ANSWER:
      The 1976 half dollar is worth a lot of money, and any half dollar made before the year of 1965. This is because the 1976 is the bicentennial coin, and any other coin made before 1965 are silver coins. I'm not sure of the exact value, but those are the most expensive versions of the half dollar.

  33. QUESTION:
    how much is this worth?
    I have a sliver coin. It date on it is 1776 thru 1976
    Witch means it can be any where from 337-237 years old how much is it worth.
    Is it today

    2nd. I have another silver coin iys date is 1889
    so it is 124 years old .. How much is it worth today

    • ANSWER:
      The first coin you have is a bicentennial dollar coin. They were minted starting in about mid 1975 through the end of 1976.

      Unless it's got no wear at all, it's worth a couple of bucks at most. There were special collector's coins minted that were 40% silver, which generally sell for -.

      For the second coin, it's worth at least for the silver in it. But dollars that year were struck at four different mints--that and the condition affect the value, so it's impossible to tell you if it's worth more without seeing the coin

  34. QUESTION:
    Bicentennial Quarters?
    Ive been collecting these, in hopes they will one day be worth lots. My husband says Im wasting my time, which I probably am, but is there something special I need to look for, like double dies, or any certain year that would be more valuable than the other years. Or just tell me Im stupid...haha
    actually its showing me right here that Im posting it in Hobbies and Crafts, tahnk you

    • ANSWER:
      You are in the right place, You will have to excuse some of the people out there, they must need the points real bad. The 1976 bicentennial quarter, is actually a nice looking coin and a piece of coin art. When it comes to circulation strikes they minted 809,784,016 at the Philadelphia mint and 860,118,839 at the Denver mint. For collectors they minted 7,059,099 S mint proofs (S=San Francisco mint) as well as 7,000,000 S mint silver clad uncirculated coins and 4,000,000 S mint silver clad proofs. The silver and the proofs have value but the others do not due to the huge mintage. One other thing is everyone is saving them, even though one may show up in my change from time to time. For state quarters there is the extra leaf varieties of the Wisconsin quarters as well as the many doubled die varieties of the Minnesota quarters. From my reading i guess there are quite a few doubled die quarters but I do not have a list of them for I do not collect error coins. I do bet with a little research on line you can get a list and maybe photos. See if there is a error group on Yahoo groups as a started. Collecting something one likes is never foolish and I have more fun with dollar ancient Chinese coins, than I do with say a silver dollar I have that is worth ,000. I have found over the years that the person that makes a few bucks at coin collecting, is the one that has the most books and knows more than the dealer on a certain series, without letting him know it. See if a local book store or coin dealer has the Cherry Pickers gude to rare die varieties and go have some fun and make a few bucks.

  35. QUESTION:
    Bicentennial First American Flag Silver Coin?
    I have recently acquired a new coin that I know nothing about. I have also done a bit of google searching and have found TONS of commemorative bicentennial coins but none matching mine.
    If anyone could give me information or a website link on the exact coin that would be great!!

    Coin description:
    Front:
    -First American Flag/ Bicentennial Issue
    -1776-1976
    -6 Cent Postage Stamp with the First Flag on the stamp.
    -About 1.5"
    -.999 Fine Silver

    Back:
    -Small American Eagle pictured below Text.
    -Text Talks about The first american flag and congress explaining flag.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It is not a coin but a medal. Since it is silver most collectors call it a "silver round" if it is the old silver dollar size around 39 MM or so. There were hundreds if not thousands of medals made in 1976 for the bicentennial, there is no list or book out on them, so no one knows which are rare. That being the case most sell for the silver value. Today that is .54 an ounce. Expect to get aound from a dealer. There are collectors of such things out there, but one has to connect with them. Best bet for value and sale is eBay under silver rounds or medals. Hope this helps

  36. QUESTION:
    1776-1976 Bicentennial coin price?
    please no crap answers

    • ANSWER:
      I will assume you mean US coins, since it is the only country which celebrated a bicentennial in 1976. There were three special bicentennial denominations minted: quarter dollar, half dollar, and dollar of various types. The silver and proof types would be worth a bit over face value, but the coins minted for circulation even if like new are not worth much over face value. I hope that helps.

  37. QUESTION:
    Any advice for selling a coin collection myself?
    My mom has tasked me with finding a way to sell her coin collection. I've browsed the internet a bit, and it seems like I would get a much better deal simply selling the coins at current market value myself, elimination the coin dealer's profits. I'm not expecting a push this button and you'll be rich kind of thing, I do expect to do some work(just not like 40 hours a week, but a reasonable amount). From my mom's papers, it says she has some Amer. Revolution BiCentennial(1976), Canadian Uncirculated(1965-1971), Eisenhower Proof dollar(1971,72,74), Eisenhower uncirculated silver(1971,72), Uncirculated(1964-1976), US Proof Coin(1962-64), US Proof Set(1968-1977), and US Special Mint Set(1965-67). Some of the things have the listing repeated, so I assume it's multiple copies. Again, I'm not asking for the work to be done for me, I'm only asking for some advice as to what work I should do to sell it myself, if it can be done with reasonable effort. I'd also rather not do an auction, as the price can be way below value or above value, but there's no way to really tell ahead of time, as far as I know. I'm not really able to drive super far(like halfway across the country, for example) from where I am(Plainfield/Romeoville area in Illinois, near Chicago), but I can still drive a decent distance, like maybe half of Illinois(preferably not, as gas IS expensive). I thank you for any advice you can give me, or maybe even offer for the coins yourself if you're so inclined, but I do intend to check the general current prices.

    • ANSWER:
      Most of the coins you mentioned are common and not worth much more than a couple of dollars each per set. If you don't want to sell by auction like ebay or bring them to a coin dealer, you have very few options. You could advertise in the paper but that could be a security problem. I suggest that you contact a local coin club for help. The members would be glad to advise you about value and where to sell. You can get a list of coin clubs from the American Numismatic association (coins.com).

      You should also have some idea of value before you sell. I suggest that you go to a local library and look up the value of your coins with the Guide Book of US Coins. Remember that the prices listed are retail prices and not the price you would expect to get when selling.

      Good luck

  38. QUESTION:
    how much is a 1968 mint mark d worth?
    and also i have another half dollar but on the back it has a picture of a building and not the usual eagle seal(?). I have a quater like this and on the front it says 1776-1976 so what does mean and is there any value. I also have two buffalo nickels ones from 1936 and the other is from 1937. The detail is really good as you can see the face and buffalo still although it has alot of scratches and some oxidizing black lookind stuff behind the native americans feather and braid. I also have a quater from 1965 with no mint mark but i think its from the pennslyvania mint. I also have a quater that has a mint marking that looks like f g or f b . It doesnt look exactly like a d but also doesnt look like a p. Also please dont tell me to look them up as i have already and there is nothing i can find on them. Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      If the 1968 D coin is a Kennedy half, it has about .25 worth of silver in it. A dealer or shop would pay you or less.

      The bicentennial half and quarter are face value unless basically brand new. many, many millions were made so they have no collector value if circulated.

      The nickels, with full dates, are worth a dollar or more each depending on the amount of wear, but scratches aren't good and could knock the value down to fifty cents or less.

      The P for Philadelphia, which has never been used on cents, appeared only on silver 'war' nickels from 1942 - 1945, until 1979, when it was first used on the Anthony dollar. Then, in 1980, it began to appear on the nickel through half dollar. So anything before 1979 with no mint mark is Philadelphia. Your 1965 quarter is worth face value.

      The only mint marks used on circulation coins since 1971 are P and D. Anything else is coin designer's initials.


1976 bicentennial silver dollar value

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