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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How much is a 1972 silver dollar worth?
    How much is a 1972 silver dollar worth

    • ANSWER:
      1972 dollar coins are not silver, but rather copper-nickel.

      Circulating dollars dated 1972 are not silver. Look at the edge - it's made of the same copper/nickel "sandwich" metal used in dimes, quarters, and halves. They're worth anywhere from face value to .25

      However, if it has an "S" mintmark and is mint-sealed in Mylar with a blue envelope, it is an uncirculated 40% silver coin worth about . If it is a proof coin sealed in a hard plastic case and packaged in a brown box (also with an "S" mintmark) it lists at - .

  2. QUESTION:
    How much is my miniature 1972 Eisenhower (IKE) Silver Dollar worth?
    My 1972 IKE Coin is a mini version of the 1972 Eisenhower Silver Dollar. Is it worth anything? If so how much would you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Mini coins of all kinds have been around since the 1960's and continue today. Most sold in sets of cent through 1/2 dollar or when dollars were made they added that to the sets. Most sets sold in the range and singles for a each. They are a novelty item and not a coin collecting item. Most are good conversation items and good for a joke or two. I was given one and the person said, see what happened to the dollar its value shrunk. They are just a fun type item.

  3. QUESTION:
    How much is my 1972 silver US Dollar worth?
    I have a 1972 US silver Dollar coin and was wondering how much it is worth, or how much it will be worth in a few years. It has a "FG" under the eagles tail, and the Latin words "E-Pluribus Unum." It means "one from many". So if you have an idea about how much it is worth now and how much it will be worth in a few years, then please tell me!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      A 1971-1978 silver dollar is worth from face value to .25-.50. The value of the coin "in a few years" can't be determined today.

  4. QUESTION:
    How much is silver selling for an ounce at this time?
    I have numerous mint silver dollars dated from 1971 .1972 and 1974 I would like to kmow what their worth is by the ounce?

    • ANSWER:
      The price of silver is only an indication of a component of value beyond the face denomination. You need to see a coin dealer (or more) or perhaps try an online auction like ebay.

      Besides, if I gave you the market price it will have changed before the information is posted at my source. The markets are an ongoing thing and prices flop all over the place.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is these silver dollars still in circulation?
    I have three silver dollars: all of them have President Eisenhower on the front. One of them has a picture of an eagle on the moon on the reverse side dated 1971, two have the picture of the liberty bell and the moon on the reverse side dated 1776-1976. Are these worth anything more than face value? If they are face value, can I just use them like I'd spend a dollar bill?

    I also have four silver half-dollars dated 1971, 1972, 1972, and 1973. Same question for those.

    • ANSWER:
      All of the coins you list are seldom seen in circulation. Unfortunately, none of them is worth much more than face value. None of them actually contains any silver. I would probably spend the half dollars, but I would hang on to the Eisenhower dollars for no other reason than they're cool.

  6. QUESTION:
    I have a 1972 gold Eisenhower dollar coin. is it worth anything more than a dollar?
    I have only seen silver Eisenhower dollars.

    • ANSWER:
      Unless the dollar coin is in Mint Proof condition, the answer is not much more. You can check out Heritage Coins online to compare your coin to what the market is looking for and willing to pay for it.

  7. QUESTION:
    Are 1965 and before quarters worth more due to higher silver content ?
    Also, I heard quarters and dimes before 1972 had more silver in them. Is it 1972 or 1965 ? I've heard that a 1965 quarter or before is worth up to 5 dollars ? Any coin experts out there ?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, it's 1964 for dimes and quarters. At today's price, a dime from 1964 or earlier has about worth of silver, and a quarter has about .50. Dimes and quarters dated 1965 and later have no silver in them.

      For half dollars, the silver content was reduced, but not eliminated between 1965 and 1970. 1964 and earlier halves have about in silver, while the coins from 1965 to 1970 have about in silver.

      Depending on the date and condition, they may have some additional value to a collector, but they'll always be worth at least their silver value (which changes as the price of silver changes).

  8. QUESTION:
    How much (if any) is a silver dollar worth?
    One is bicentennial

    The other is 1972

    Are they worth more than their orignal value?

    • ANSWER:
      on ebay , they are.
      to a professional coin collector, i don't know.
      To a silver coin collector, no.

      on ebay they are being offered for sale at a starting price of 4.95 -- that was the lowest, i think.

      coin collectors use something called the Blue Book - your local library probably has a recent one you could check.

      Of coourse, i don't know the grade of your coin or the coins on ebay to compare that.

  9. QUESTION:
    How much is a 1972-D Eisenhower Silver Dollar worth?
    I have 4 of these, all uncirculated. I want to sell all 4 as a set on ebay. How much should I set the price for all of them? (I'm using buy it now, not bidding). Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The 1972-D Eisenhower Dollar is not a silver dollar, but rather a copper-nickel clad copper coin. The edge is finished off so you cannot see that it is a copper-nickel sandwich. No fewer than 92 million of these coins were minted. According to the K&M coin catalog (the collector's bible) this coin in uncirculated MS-63 condition is worth each, so your set is worth about .

      There is a 1972-S 40% silver version made at the San Francisco Mint only and a total of 2.2 million of these coins were struck. It has a current market value of for an uncirculated MS-63 coin. BTW, this is the only about a couple of dollars more than the current silver melt-down value of the coin.

      Besides the mint mark, how can you tell the 2 coins apart? Well they both have the same dimensions and design, but their weights are different. The copper-nickel version weighs 22.68 grams, while the 40% silver coin weighs in at 24.59 grams.

  10. QUESTION:
    How can I easily tell the value of an old silver dollar?
    I have two old coins given to me from my grandma. I just want to know what they are worth but every time i look i get a confusing PCGS chart. I have one 1972 coin with eisenhower on the front and another from 1922.

    • ANSWER:
      The 1922 dollar is called a Peace dollar from the word "PEACE" on the reverse, and it is made of 90% silver. There were several Peace dollars made in 1922 so it is fairly common. The value of the silver is almost currently. If the coin is worn, it will not be worth much more than that. If it has a D or S mint mark below the "ONE" and near the tip of the eagle's tailfeathers, it might be worth just slightly more. If it is in very nice condition, it might be worth or a little more. The Eisenhower dollar probably is not worth as much. If the edge appears very dark, it is likely nickel clad copper which may be worth to someone. If there is an S mint mark under the Eisenhower bust and/or if the edge appears similar in color to the face of the coin, it might be made of silver, and you might consider taking it to a coin expert.

  11. QUESTION:
    How much is my 1972 gold olympic coin worth?
    it was bought in germany during the 72 olympics for 100 dollars and how much is it worth now. Any one know?

    • ANSWER:
      I've been able to find nothing on German gold coins from the 1972 Olympics. There were silver coins made. I'm guessing that this is not a coin but a private-issue medal, or medallion, if it's gold, because they tended to be small to keep the price down. Without pictures of front and back, I would need measurements of the coin. Size in millimeters and weight in grams.

  12. QUESTION:
    How much is a eisenhower 1978 silver dollar worth?
    It is in very good condition

    • ANSWER:
      Eisenhower Dollars are NOT silver, but alloy-clad coins: 75.0% Copper, 25.0% Nickel with a core of 100% Copper.

      SO, it's going to be worth a dollar unless it's uncirculated or proof.

      Some Eisenhower Dollars were minted in a 40% silver clad to be sold to collectors. All of these coins were minted at the San Francisco Mint, with dates 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1976. These coins were either uncirculated or proof.

  13. QUESTION:
    How much is a 1972 silver dollar worth?
    well its a 1972, has FG under the eagles tail and on top of eagle say E-PLURIBUS. Has 13 stars.
    What I mean by How much its worth I mean how much would collecters buy it for.....
    What I mean by How much its worth I mean how much would collecters buy it for.....

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the condition, and where it was minted.

      There are a couple of varieties of the 1972 dollar minted in Philadelphia (no mint mark above the date) that are worth quite a bit of money. The way to tell is to look at the earth on the reverse (you'll need some magnification to tell for sure. The link shows the differences. Type 1 is the most common, followed by Type 3, and Type 2 is by far the least common, and worth the most money. Nice type 2 examples with no wear typically sell for close to 5.

  14. QUESTION:
    How much do you think my coin collection is worth?
    Below is a list of the coins I would want to sell
    > HALF DOLLAR (Not Graded):
    > Walking Liberty
    > 1928
    > 1934
    > 1935
    > 1936
    > 1942
    > 1944
    > 1945
    >
    > Kennedy
    > 1964
    >
    > Franklin
    > 1951
    >
    > HALF DOLLAR (Graded):
    > Barber
    > 1897-S Barber Half Dollar VF
    >
    > ONE DOLLAR (Not Graded):
    > Morgan
    > 1881
    > 1889
    > 1898
    > 1921 (2 pcs.)
    >
    > Peace
    > 1922
    > 1923
    > 1934
    >
    > Eisenhower
    > 1972
    >
    > FIVE DOLLARS (Not Graded):
    > Indian Head Gold
    > 1932
    >
    > FIVE CENTS (Not Graded):
    > Buffalo Indian Head
    > 1937
    >
    > ONE DIME (Not Graded):
    > Barber
    > 1906
    >
    > FIVE CENTS (Not Graded):
    > Liberty Head
    > 1911
    >
    > ONE PESO (Not Graded):
    > US-Philippines Silver Coin
    > 1904
    >
    > US-Philippines Silver Pesos (Minted in San Francisco)
    > 1907
    > 1908
    > 1909
    > 1910
    > 1911

    I also have this 1932 Half Eagle Indian Head five dollar gold coin but with what I've read, Half eagles come in 1908-1929 dates only. So, is this coin fake?

    • ANSWER:
      Approx. 0 for the non filipino stuff, and yes, the five dollar piece is fake. The 1897-s barber is worth 0 dollars just by itself (if it is really VF). Early filipino stuff is rare but finding a buyer is a little hard.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the current value of the US dollar?
    Are money is suppose to be all the worth we have in gold and siver etc., but if we are not getting more gold and silver etc. than what is our money worth. We just created 700 billion on a bailout, so did we just dig up 700 billion dollars of gold and silver to offset that. Is our money worth the paper its written on? Could this cause inflation?

    • ANSWER:
      Our money is worth whatever people believe it's worth, but it has absolutely no value beyond the value of the paper it's printed on (about $.03 per bill). We abandoned the gold standard in the 70s (even though it was not a strict gold standard anymore). Dollars used to have printed upon them, "Will pay the bearer on demand." Bills were just pieces of paper that served as certificates that you could actually take to the treasury and redeem for gold or silver if you wanted. This kept the value of the dollar pretty stable.

      Now we have a fiat currency (which means the currency has absolutely no inherent value or backing) administered by a group called the "Federal" Reserve, which is not a federal institution at all but a group of private banks who, although they claim to be accountable, have never really been fully audited. Basically our taxes go to pay off the debt to the federal reserve, and that's it. When our government needs money, the treasury department tells the Fed we want to borrow X dollars from you. So the Fed literally prints money into existence, and it's cost is at the most $.03 per bill, which it then lends to the government for the actual face value of the bill PLUS INTEREST, which the Treasury says it will pay back, even though this is completely impossible, since in order to pay it back, they would have to gather every bill ever printed, and give it to them, but then they would have nothing left with which to pay interest on the loan. Seems like a pretty good deal for the Fed.

      But to answer your question, the value of the dollar dropped very drastically, almost instantaneously, when the gold standard was abandoned in 1972 (see the chart in the link below). From around the end of WW2 until around 1970, the dollar had been fixed at a value of 1/35 of an ounce of gold. After we abandoned the gold standard the price of gold skyrocketed (which means the value of dollar plummeted). So the price of gold since then has gone from a pretty steady /ounce to what it is now, which has been around 0-0/ounce for the last few weeks.

      So right now, our dollar is worth at most, about 1/850th of an ounce of gold.
      In other words, it's worth about $.03, plus whatever people are willing to believe it's worth.

  16. 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

  17. QUESTION:
    What would be a good price to sell these coins at?
    I have a few bicentennial half dollars(1976), a 1993 d half dollar, a few 2000 d half dollars, a 1972 d half dollar, a 1979 half dollar, a 1974 half dollar, and a 1993 d half dollar. I want to sell these on ebay, what would be a good price? I am aware that that coins prior to 1964 were silver and I am aware of the 40% silver coins. I do know that I wont make a fortune

    • ANSWER:
      Check with coin merchants first to see if it would even be worth it.

  18. QUESTION:
    are silver dollars from 1972-1976 worth anything?
    i found a bunch of silver dollars from 1972, 1974, and 1976 are they worth anything?

    • ANSWER:
      In circulated grades they are not worth more than the . They are not made of silver but are copper-nickel clad. They did make some 40% silver ones but they came in special packaging and had to be ordered from the mint. Maybe some day in the future they may catch on, I put an uncirculated and proof coin set of them together. It was inexpensive and time will tell. No harm in holding your if you can aford to do so.

  19. QUESTION:
    How much is a mercury head silver dime from 1943 and a Eisenhower dollar from 1972 worth?

    • ANSWER:
      A 1943 US Winged Liberty "Mercury" dime is worth - US in circulated grades and more if uncirculated. It contains 0.0724 troy ounces of silver which is worth about US right now. A 1972 US Eisenhower dollar might be worth US if uncirculated. The silver clad version contains 0.3162 troy ounces of silver which is worth over .50 US right now, so the coin might be worth US. The proof version might be worth up to US. I hope that helps.

  20. QUESTION:
    How much is my coin collection worth?
    I have 1 1917 d mercury dime, VF 12, 16 of the state quarters, 3 normal presidential dollars, 1 "godless" presidential dollar,3 Sacajawea dollars, 1 1947 Lincoln wheat penny, VG 8, 1 1972 Canadian penny, MS 63, 1 switzerland 1957 5 fr, and japanese coin of unknown origin.

    • ANSWER:
      The Merc. dime is worth the silver value, perhaps a bit more to a collector if truly VF.

      The state 25c, pres. $, etc, spend them.
      The others, maybe 25c for all, not each.

      Rich

  21. QUESTION:
    I have a question about Eisenhower Dollars?
    I am getting a case of 00 worth of Eisenhower Dollar coins for Christmas. I am new to coin collecting. What specifically should I be looking for in these coins to see which ones are more rare/worthy than the rest? Any information you can give about these would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Condition is the most important thing, and most of them aren't worth more than maybe a small premium over face value if they are circulated. But you need to check all of the 1972 Philadelphia (no mint mark)to see if you have Type I, II or III. Type II is the scarcest and start at 0+ in uncirculated grades and + if circulated. Type III isn't worth nearly as much as Type II but is still better than a common. The other one to watch for is the 1976 P (no mint mark) Type I.

      Should any S mint coins be in there (not likely) they will be either proofs or business strikes. All 1971 S and 1972 S are 40% silver. 1973 S, 1974 S and 1976 S come in both 40% silver and clad versions. Of course, the silver coins are keepers. The 1976 S clad Type I Proof is a better date amongst the proofs.

      Here is a good explanation of the types:

      http://reviews.ebay.com/1972-Type-1-2-3-Eisenhower-Dollars_W0QQugidZ10000000002147718

  22. QUESTION:
    How much is an Eisenhower dollar minted 1972 worth? ?
    I have a collectible coin that is Eisenhower dollar minter and has the year 1972 on it how much is it worth does anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a one dollar coin. It's worth a dollar.

      In case you're wondering about the value of their content: The 1972 dollars are made of cupronickel. They contain about 20 cents worth of copper, and no silver.

  23. QUESTION:
    Where can I find out how much my coins are worth and where can I sell them?
    Silver dollars: 1971, 1972, 1978
    Silver dimes: 1946, 1947, 1954 Liberty 1944

    • ANSWER:
      Go on Ebay and do the 'advanced search' and see what they've sold for in past auctions.

      Then you could just sell them on Ebay as well! If you're not happy with what you could get for them, then I supposed you could try Craigslist first.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me if their are any australian coins that r currently used (1966-2012) that are worth a bit?
    Examples: Like a 1966 20 cent coin. 1973 50 cent coin. Coins like that. I want to know if there are any that would or possibility be worth dollars or more.

    Basically coins they are currently in our AUSTRALIAN era that are or most probably will be worth a decent amount in the next 20/30 years.

    • ANSWER:
      First any coin in Mint State of 68, 69, or 70 will be worth a lot more. (70 is considered perfect)

      In high grade expect these coins to reach + over the next 25 years...
      1968 cent
      1967 2 cents without initials
      1968 2 cents
      1990 2 cents
      1972 5 cents
      1985 5 cents
      1972 10 cents
      1995-1997 10 cents
      1966-1974 20 cents
      1983-1995 20 cents
      1966-1974 50 cents
      1990 1 dollar

      Not listing any proofs, commemorative, or silver or gold coins.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are these coins worth now?
    I have a 2001 genuine 1oz silver dollar piece, two 1979 one dollar pieces; they have a woman's head on the front and an eagle on the back, a 1986 half dollar, a 1972 one dollar coin, and 17 minted in 2000 Sacajawea dollars. I am just curious. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The silver Eagle is worth about . The value fluctuates daily with the price of silver.

      The 1972 dollar could be worth quite a bit more than the average .50 value if it's the scarce Type II. You would need a coin expert to look at it.

      The rest of them are worth face value.

  26. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy a double faced Australian coin?
    As in it has two heads or two tail sides that looks like real currency.

    • ANSWER:
      This is all thaat I could find for you. I hope it has your answer.

      1966 Pattern Australian Silver Fifty Cents - Cruzi's Coins
      ... were worth 3.7 times their face in metal, and post 1946 silver coins were approximately double. 69 million ... 1972 edition of "Rennik's Australian Coin ...
      http://www.cruzis-coins.com/Grading/1966.html - Cached

      Coins of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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      oGold coins and Sovereigns|
      oThe pound|
      oThe dollar
      Australian coins refers to the coins which are or were in use as Australian currency. During the early days of the colonies that formed Australia, foreign currency ...
      http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coins_of_Australia - Cached

      "batman two face coin" - Shopping.com
      From Batman The Dark Knight this is a Replica of Two-Face's Double Sided Coin. ... 2.12 Australia 2011 100 Years of The Royal Australian Navy 1oz Silver Proof Coin and ...
      http://www.shopping.com/batman-two-face-coin/products - Cached

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      2008/213/1 Double-headed penny, possibly created for two-up ...
      In gambling pastimes such as the Australian game of 'two-up' the inclusion of a double-sided coin ensured the cheating player could be assured of a win.
      http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=389320 - Cached

      Australian decimal coins - Select Coins & Banknotes
      Online Sales Gallery of the finest Australian Coins and ... price rose above the coin's face value. It was replaced ... Fifty cents double bar variety. click ...
      http://www.aussiecoins.com/decimals.html - Cached

      2011 Australian Silver Rabbit - January Coin of the Month ...
      2:06 Watch Later Error Silver Bullion Coins - Australian Koala by ... 0:31 Watch Later Error Double Sided Two Headed Two Faced American Eagle Silver ...
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      ... Zodiac Double Painting Tiger Silver Coin, New 2010 China Zodiac Double Painting Tiger Silver Coin, 2007 Australian Lunar Silver Coin Year Of The Pig 30 Face ...
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      2012 Australian One Ton Gold Kangaroo Named Largest, Most ...
      ... gold content, blowing away rarer coins like the 1804 silver dollar or 1933 double ... The face value of the coin is only million Australian. One kilogram is 32.15 ounces.
      http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/2012-australian-one-ton...

  27. QUESTION:
    How much is a 1972 Philly mint type3 silver dollar worth?

    • ANSWER:
      It's copper clad, no silver, and in raw uncirculated condition they go for - . Professionally certified Mint State start at around .

  28. 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.

  29. QUESTION:
    what coins should i keep from my change jar?
    i have 50 lbs of change going 2 the bank. it consists of pennies, nickles, dimes, and quarters. i have already removed 9 wheat pennies. found 0 quarters or dimes that were pre1965. anything else i should look 4 or should i cash all of it in?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have the time to do this great if not, I will provide an alternative after the main suggestion.
      Go to Barnes & Noble and find a book called Strike it Rich with Pocket Change. It may be Striking it Rich with Pocket Change. Either way, it lists many newer issues with collectible "errors" like double dies and off center strikes. I will not go into detail here but if you are curious check out the US Mint website and the American Numismatic Association website for more information. Websites: www.usmint.gov and www.money.org. Also, you can ask the local coin dealer and/or coin club if you have either close by. As an example: a 1972 Lincoln Cent is a year with a double die creating a double image of the date. It sells for a couple of hundred dollars depending on grade - see grading books at B&N or the coin club and coin shop. Look at the date on any coin you have, now picture in your mind an exact duplicate image either above or below or to the left or right of the original date and that is what a double die looks like. Just as an example for pennies (properly called cents in the coin collecting community) the following dates have double dies 1972, 1983, 1984, 1995 and even the newer cents depicting Lincoln's stages of his life have errors, specifically, the Formative Years coin which is the one of LIncoln reading a book on a chopped down tree. The book also list rotated dies to look for.

      This is a quick easy alternative check you don't need the book for. Hold the coin between your thumb and pointer finger with the head side (obverse) right side up and facing you. Now rotate the coin until the tail side (reverse) is facing you. It should be upside down. This is called a coin alignment. If they were both right side up, you would have a medal alignment. The United States uses a coin alignment on it coins. Some foreign countries use the medal alignment. If you do this and see one side is not exactly 180 degrees rotated, you have a rotated die. The closer to 180 degrees of rotation you have the more valuable the coin is. These same test applies to the wheat cents you pulled out. as well.

      One more thing, you mentioned that you looked for the pre 1965 dated coins - great job! Check the 1965 dated coins to be struck on the wrong metal (planchet). The easiest way to do this is to stack up your dimes and quarters. Pick up some of the coins from the column using your thumb and pointer finger. Look at the edge of the coin. If you see the copper color, do the other checks as listed here and in the book. If you see the same grayish silver color on the edge - set it aside and examine closer. There are examples of 1965 dated coins struck on leftover silver planchets. This search will find them.

      There is a lot more to make you aware of but you have two really quick free ways to check for errors that may be worth more than the face value. Happy Hunting!

  30. QUESTION:
    how much do you think a Ike silver dollar is worth if made in 1971-1979?
    they are worth 1 dollar how much will you pay for them(remeber they were made in 1971-1979)

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, it depends on the date, exactly what variety it is, and the condition that it is in. There were a number of these that were made for circulation out of 40% silver from 1971 to 1976 which are very hard to come by in excellent condition. They are fairly common in worn or banged up condition and worth face value or a bit more based on silver content. You can tell the silver ones because they have only a small copper strip on the edge (less copper content overall) as opposed to the non-silver ones which have a 100% copper center layer.

      Most all of these coins are hard to find in Mint State condition and will cost you more than you want if you try to buy them at a show (upwards of + depending on the date, the exact grade, and the grading company). Those which grade lower but are uncirculated may still cost you or more.

      The circulated ones are basically worth , unless they happen to be the couple of varieties which command a premium due to being rare - namely 1972 type 2, and type 3 or 1976 type 1. Dealers will want a premium to buy circulated ones, perhaps .25 to .50 each and will offer little more than face value if they buy them at all.

      They are fun to collect though, because they are the last of the big heavy dollars produced in the USA. When a person had one in their pocket they always felt like they had more than a dollar!!

      Hope that helps.

  31. QUESTION:
    eisenhower silver dollars value for than face value?
    I have several eisenhower silver dollars. They are larger than current dollar coins and heavy. Definitely not mint condition.. They have been in circulation. Are they worth more than face value ( one dollar)

    • ANSWER:
      If they do not have the S mint mark below Ike's bust, there is no silver. Not all S mint Ikes have silver, though. I'll leave you to research for yourself what do and what don't; the information is not at all hard to find. Any that do have around worth of silver. The rest of them, you might be able to get five to ten cents extra per coin if you have a large batch of them. All 1972 with no mint mark need to be checked by an expert dealer to see if they are Type I, Type II or Type III. Type I is common. Type III, circulated, maybe -. Type II, circulated, a minimum of . They are pretty tough to come by.

  32. QUESTION:
    How much are these coins worth?!?
    Well, I have four coins and I wanted to know how much these coins are worth. The first one is my 1907 Twenty Dollar Gold Coin (with Motto).
    Next, Is my two 1972 silver dollar coins. And finally we have my 1776-1976 half dollar coin. None of these coins are sealed and none have the letter "S" on them.
    Thank You!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      .00 a piece

  33. QUESTION:
    How much is the 1972 Liberty Dollar coin worth?

    • ANSWER:
      Generally, '72 Eisenhower dollars with any wear are only going to be worth face value, but there are a couple of exceptions.

      If there is an "S" mintmark between Eisenhower's portrait and the date, you've got a 40% silver coin that was struck for collectors. There are both "proof" (mirror like fields on the coin) and "uncirculated" versions. Both have about worth of silver, and that's about what they trade for.

      If there is no mintmark between the portrait and the date, you'll want to check the reverse of the coin. There were three different varieties minted that year (the main difference being the detail visible on the tiny earth on the back) and one of the varieties is worth quite a lot of money. You can see the differences here http://www.supercoin.com/iketypes/index.htm

      If there is a "D" mintmark, it's going to basically be worth face value if it has any wear at all.

  34. QUESTION:
    i have 2 x crowns both dated 1965 churchill on back any idea of worth?
    i have 2 x crowns both dated 1965 churchill on back any idea of worth?

    also have 2 x one dollar coins both dated 1972?

    • ANSWER:
      The face value is 25p
      TYou might get 1 for them on ebay.

      The trouble with this sort of coinage is that they were made for collecting, and sold by the thousands.
      But not made of silver.
      I've got a couple in my coin collection.
      If you wait 100 years they might start to valueate.

  35. QUESTION:
    I am looking to sell a bag full of old pesos no longer in circulation. how do i determine how much to ask?
    Coins are all in year ranges1968, 1970's & 80's. They are all about the size of a 1971 U.S. One dollar coin. Full bag of a zip lock sandwich bag. I don't have a scale so I don't know how much it weighs.

    • ANSWER:
      Assuming that these are Mexican Pesos, there is no longer any face value to those coins.
      Make sure that you separate out the silver. The 1968 25 peso coin (Olympics commemorative), 1972 25 peso coin (Benito Juarez), and 1978 - 1980 100 Peso coins are all 72% silver. Pretty much everything else is junk that you might get a pound for, unless there are errors (which isn't unusual for Mexican coins of that era). Look for off-center struck coins, clipped planchets, and double struck coins. Those are usually worth 2 - 3 dollars each.
      If you have any questions as to what is better material, contact me through Yahoo! Answers. I have been in the coin business for a long time.

  36. QUESTION:
    Where is a good website to look up coin values?
    I have some old Canada coins and US coins

    1864-1964 Canada Silver Dollar
    1964 Canada Half Dollar
    1964 Canada Quarter
    1964 Canada Dime
    1964 Canada Nickel
    1964 Canada Penny

    and

    1878 Morgan Silver Dollar
    1972 Silver Dollar
    1951 Half Dollar
    2 of 1776-1976 Half Dollar
    Buffalo Nickel

    • ANSWER:
      There actually is none that is free. The ones you find are dealers selling coins or values for so-called professionally graded and slabbed coins. None are a real help and you have to look around to see if they have what you do. Are your 1964 Canadian coins in a cello pack. If so it is a proof like set, if so it sells for around and dealers pay around 40% less. The 1878 Morgan value depends on it's mint mark if any, if it has one it is on the eagle side near the bottom below the wreath. The 1878 being the first year had 4 varieties without the mint mark. The most valuable is the one that the eagle has 8 instead of 7 tail feathers and up. The 1878-CC mint mark is worth and up. The others unless in mint state are worth the silver value only and that changes day to day. The 1972 Ike dollar in circulated condition has no collector value. The 1951 Franklin 1/2 in circulated condition also is only worth the silver in it at time of sale minus a % for the dealers profit. The 1776-1976 1/2 dollars also have no collector value in circulated grades that is coins have wear. The buffalo nickel has no value if the date is gone, if there is one I need to know it. Best I can do here and hope it helped.

  37. QUESTION:
    how much is a 1972 and a 1976 half dollar worth?
    ok ,so i have 1972 and a 1976 half dollar and i was thinking about selling them...i want to know how much they are both worth though...the 1976 has 1776.1976 on it and has a building on the back of it...the 1972 one has, i think, an eagle on the back of it...both are in fairly well condition...thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I hate to inform you of this, but they are probably worth about .25. $.75 for the 1976 one and $.50 for the 1972 one. It is just that so many were printed and if they are not in great condition (like mint state 63 or better) they are pretty much worth what they say they are worth. Neither are silver, and have very little collectable value. However, if you hold onto them for another 50 years or so, they might be worth a little more, say - . I am telling you this truthfully, they are neat coins and you would do better just to hold onto them.

      Sorry, but I hope you found this information helpful.

  38. QUESTION:
    How much is a 1972 half dollar worth?

    • ANSWER:
      It is a rather common date and does not contain any silver.
      Your coin is only worth face value, which is fifty cents.

  39. QUESTION:
    How much are these coins worth?
    Italiana Repvbblica L.50 (silver) - all almost perfect condition

    Here are the years and amount.
    1955 - 1
    1957 - 1
    1972 - 2
    1974 - 4
    1975 - 2
    1976 - 3
    1977 - 8
    1978 - 4
    1979 - 4
    1980 - 1
    1981 - 1
    1982 - 1
    1983 - 1
    1986 - 2
    1989 - 2
    Theres 37 all together

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry but they are not silver but stainless steel. They are listed as KM#-95. The 1957 is the only one you have that had a low mintage and would be worth a few dollars in high grade to a collector of this series. It is collected much more in Italy than any place else.

  40. QUESTION:
    i have dollars and half dollar coins the oldest i have is from 1972 how much could i get for each?
    please i need answers fast cause my family is going through money trouble and if anyone knows any other ways i could make quick money before the end of the month please help me i have a collectible bratz doll that got in 2003-04 for christmas and i have the certificate still and it could be worth something to i hope so please someone help me out.

    • ANSWER:
      Your coins are worth face-value only.
      If your half dollars were dated before 1970, they would have some silver in them.

  41. QUESTION:
    How much is my coin worth?
    it looks like the head side of this not the tails its real and it says 1972 only on the heads side how much is it worth?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/REPLICA-COPY-1776-1976-LIBERTY-ONE-DOLLAR-SILVER-COIN_W0QQitemZ120209798240QQihZ002QQcategoryZ11976QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    • ANSWER:
      It is not worth anything for it is a counterfeit and is illegal to own here in the states. The coin is not rare anyway and you can still find them for a dollar or so and they are real.

  42. QUESTION:
    value of old dollar and half dollar coins?
    i have a bunch of dollar and half/dollar coins that are old but how are they valued because i think it may be different that old quarters which i know about, a lot of these dollar coins sounds like silver like the quarters made before 1967 i think which are silver

    please help, what are these worth?

    • ANSWER:
      It'd be helpful to have a clearer list of what you have. But in the abstract:

      Some old half dollars and dollars are valuable mostly because they contain silver. Others are valuable because, in addition to their silver value, they are also of interest to coin collectors, and thus as worth a "numismatic premium" over that value.

      You can find the silver value of US and Canadian coins on this website:

      http://www.coinflation.com

      In brief:

      US Half Dollars bearing dates of 1964 and earlier contain 90% silver.
      US Half Dollars minted for circulation and bearing dates from 1965-1969 contain 40% silver.
      A few US Half Dollars minted in mint sets and proof sets in 1970 and later, bearing the "S" mintmark, contain 40% silver.
      Canadian Half Dollars bearing dates of 1967 and earlier contain 80% silver.

      Silver dollars are a bit more complicated:

      US Silver Dollars minted in 1935 and earlier contain 90% silver.
      Some Eisenhower silver dollars sold to collectors (not for circulation) in mint or proof condition and in special packaging, and bearing the "S" mintmark, contain 40% silver.
      Canadian Silver Dollars bearing dates of 1967 and earlier contain 80% silver.
      Some Canadian Silver Dollars bearing dates from 1972 through 1992 contain 50% silver. (Other dollar coins issued during that date range do not contain any silver.)

      As for the numismatic (coin collector) value of these coins, please see the long answer by 'Aron R' to this question here on YA:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnWzRs8lv6.Izi7XZHD2C2_sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080730044932AAJaAgS

      That answer provides lists of guides that can help you find out if any of your coins might have coin collector (numismatic) value. These guides are available both online and, as books, at many local public library branches.

  43. QUESTION:
    Any idea what these coins worth?
    1889 & 1921 Morgan Silver Dollars.
    1922, 25, & 26 Peace Silver Dollars.
    1972 & 1976 Eisenhower Silver Dollars.
    1951, 1954, 1957 & 1963 Franklin Half Dollars.
    1966 & 1976 (BiC) Kennedy Half Dollars.
    1940, 1942 & 1943 Walking Liberty Half Dollars.
    1979 Susan B. Anthony Dollars
    2000 Sacagawea Dollars
    1976 (Bi-C) Washington Quarters

    All coins are in good, but obviously circulated condition.

    Any educated opinions would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The Morgan and Peace type silver dollars are all common dates (except possibly the 1889, since you don't specify a mint mark).
      They are worth - each.
      The Eisenhower dollars: are these the regular circulating coins or the 40% silver coins, which were issued in special packaging? If they are the regular types, not much over face. Likewise the Anthony dollars, 1976 Kennedy half, and the 2000 Sacagawea dollar.
      The 1966 Kennedy half is 40% silver and is worth at least .
      The Franknlin and Walking Liberty halves are probably common dates (since once again you don't specify a mint mark) and are worth - each, depending on condition.
      Always best to check eBay for current retail prices.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have an uncirculated U.S. coin set from 1973 and an incirculated 1972 Eisenhower Silver Dollar. Worth?
    I would like to sell the set but need an idea of it's worth.

    • ANSWER:
      The 1973 mint set contains one of the key dates for the Ike dollar ,,these sets sell in the 20 to 25.00 range .

      the 1972 Ike is a very common date and may be worth 2 or 3 dollars .

      I am a member of a very good coin forum ,,its very easy to find answers to questions on coins there with all of the experts in one place .

      http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/default.asp

      if you get a chance drop by and check it out .

  45. QUESTION:
    how much is a one dollar 1972?
    i live in phoenix az and i have 4 half dollar 1953-1954-1959-1961 i want to know the value

    • ANSWER:
      Each of those 4 dates is worth . A coin dealer will pay you that much. There is a coin dealer at 4216 W Dunlap. ( i don't work for them).

      The 1972 does not have any silver in it so it is only worth unless it is part of a mint or proof set. Those special uncirculated dollars have 40% silver in them. That would make them worth .

  46. QUESTION:
    I have 2 coins and need to sell them?
    I have 2 coins i want to sell, and i hope they are worth some money.

    a 1972 whole dollar

    a 1971 half dollar with and eagle on the back of it

    how much are they worth?

    • ANSWER:
      Neither coin is rare or scarce and neither are made of silver. The value is .50. As for the future no one knows, so it would not hurt to put them away and check again in say 10 years.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is a (federal reserve note)worth?
    I am looking for a clearly defined measure of value.

    • ANSWER:
      What is the value of a dollar today? Nothing it is paper not backed by silver or gold. It has it's own value as a note that the bearer uses to pay all debts, public or private, against whatever future value or earnings the note may hold in the future.

      The term "dollar" was widely used in reference to a Spanish coin at the time it was adopted by the United States.

      Until 1874 the value of the United States dollar was tied to and backed by silver, gold, or both. From 1792 to 1873, the U.S. dollar was freely backed by both gold and silver at a ratio of 15:1 under a system known as bimetallism. In this system, the dollar could be exchanged for 371 .25 grains (.7722 oz) of silver or 24 .75 grains (.0518 oz) of gold.
      Meaning a gold dollar would be of less weight than a silver dollar.

      In the early 1800s, gold rose in relation to silver, resulting in the removal from commerce of nearly all gold coins, and their subsequent melting. Therefore, in 1834, the 15:1 ratio was changed to a 16:1 ratio by reducing the weight of the nation's gold coinage. This created a new U.S. dollar that was backed by 1 .50 g (23.2 grains) of gold. However, the previous dollar had been represented by 1 .60 g ( 24 .75 grains) of gold. The result of this revaluation, which was the first-ever devaluation of the U.S. dollar, was that the value in gold of the dollar was reduced by 6%. Moreover, for a time, both gold and silver coin were useful in commerce.

      Bimetallism persisted until March 14, 1900, with the passage of the Gold Standard Act, which provided that:

      "...the dollar consisting of twenty-five and eight-tenths grains ( 1 .67 g) of gold nine-tenths fine, as established by section thirty-five hundred and eleven of the Revised Statutes of the United States, shall be the standard unit of value, and all forms of money issued or coined by the United States shall be maintained at a parity of value with this standard..."

      Thus the United States moved to a gold standard, made gold the sole legal-tender coinage of the United States, and set the value of the dollar at $ 20 .67 per ounce ( 66 .46 /g) of gold. This made the dollar convertible to 1.5 g (23.2 grains) the same convertibility into gold that was possible on the bimetallic standard.

      During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt revalued the dollar to 35 per troy ounce ( 112 .53 cents per gram) of gold. This represented a drop in the value of the U.S. dollar. It fell to only 890 mg (13.7 grains) of gold. The U.S. dollar had thus been devalued almost 41% by government decree.

      The need for the U.S. government to maintain both a per troy ounce ( 112 .53 /g) market price of gold and also the conversion to foreign currencies caused economic and trade pressures. By the early 1960s, compensation for these pressures started to become too complicated to manage.

      In March 1968, the effort to control the private market price of gold was abandoned. A two-tier system began. In this system all central-bank transactions in gold were insulated from the free market price. Central banks would trade gold among themselves at per troy ounce ( 112 .53 /g) but would not trade with the private market. The private market could trade at the equilibrium market price and there would be no official intervention. The price immediately jumped to per troy ounce ( 138 .25 /g). The price of gold touched briefly back at ( 112 .53 /g) near the end of 1969 before beginning a steady price increase. This gold price increase turned steep through 1972 and hit a high that year of over ( 2 .25 $/g). By that time floating exchange rates had also begun to emerge, which indicated the de facto dissolution of the Bretton Woods system. The two-tier system was abandoned in November 1973. By then the price of gold had reached 0 per troy ounce ( 3 .22 $/g).

      In 1972, the United States reset the value to 38 dollars per troy ounce ( 122 .17 /g) of gold.

      As of May 2004, the U.S. reserve assets include ,045,000,000 of gold stock, valued at $ 42 .2222 per fine troy ounce ( 1 .36 $/g). Not knowing how many F.R.N. there out there I can not calculate their value in gold oz. But that does not take into consideration the "Credit" or "Checks" written by Congress but not "cashed" by suppliers and manufactures to the U.S. Government for services rendered and materials / products provided... Example: Congress gives Office Depot a check for mill for office supplies... They pay employees who might direct deposit, then electronically pay bills or some may temporarily cash (redeem the instrument for F.R.N.'s) their checks and pay the landlord, the grocery bill, the water bill and so on... So the value of a F.R.N. can no longer be established down to the gold or silver oz as it once was...

      Today, like the currency of most nations, the dollar is fiat money, unbacked by any physical asset i.e., a holder of a federal reserve note has no right to demand an asset such as gold or silver from the govern

  48. QUESTION:
    how much for rare dollar coins?
    okay i have a 1825-1829 john quincy adams gold coin, a 1972 dollar coin, a 1954 half dollar and a 1964 french coin i think its a dollar. i want to to know how much i could get for this?

    • ANSWER:
      The 2008 US bronze John Quincy Adams dollar (the year is on the edge) is worth about face value (). 1972 Eisenhower dollar is worth not much more than face value unless there is an S under the neck or it is a proof (mirror finish) coin and then it might fetch US or so. The 1954 Franklin half dollar might have a mint mark above the bell: plain, Philadelphia; D, Denver; or S, San Francisco. It is worth US to US in circulated grades or slightly more for the S. The silver is currently worth about US. 1964 French franc (?) is only worth [FAQ-ANSWER].40US if uncirculated. I hope that helps.

  49. QUESTION:
    i have this 1972 silver liberty one dollar coin and i want to know how much its worth?

    • ANSWER:
      If it doesn't have the S mint mark under Eisenhower's bust, it cannot be silver. If it has the S, it's worth close to for the silver, if it's the proof silver coin, a little more.

      If there is no mint mark, it's from Philadelphia. There are three types - three slightly different reverses. The Type 1 is very common, it's pretty much worth just face value if it's been circulated. The Type 3 is worth maybe or so if circulated and the very scarce Type 2 at least . The D-mint coin is also very common.

      You would need to have it looked at by a coin dealer who is expert on the Eisenhower series.

  50. QUESTION:
    I have a 1972 silver dollar can somebody tell me how much it's worth?

    • ANSWER:
      All 1972-S Ikes are 40% silver. It depends on if you have a circulation strike or a proof strike. The proof is worth a few dollars more. As both were sold only to collectors, they should be still packaged and in as-issued condition to get the - these bring.

      If there is a D mint mark, it's pretty much a face value coin unless it has very little circulation wear, and then you might get .25 - .50. If no wear at all, essentially untouched from the US Mint, anywhere from to hundreds, depending on the 11-point uncirculated scale.

      If there is no mint mark, you are going to need an expert in the Ike series to look at it. There are three types, all with very, very minor (and hard to tell) differences to the reverse. Type I is the most common and value is the same as the 1972-D. Type III is less common, but not a lot more value, maybe double Type I in circulated condition.

      Type II is very scarce. In circulated, they start at . In the highest grade of uncirculated known, over ,000.


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