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Pocket Goodies:

(what to look for in you pocket change)


This is just a small listing of what you can still
find in your pocket change, the big glass water bottle,

piggy bank or in that old shoe box.







Doubled Die obverse, date, liberty and In God We Trust some doubling

worth about $55.00 VF - $100.00 AU
1941 Double-die obverse, doubling on the date and liberty worth about $40.00 - $100.00
1943 Copper, all 1943 cents were made from steel (silver color), a small handful were first stamped from copper. This is the one everyone looks for COPPER price in the Thousands of dollars

Double Mint Mark "D" stamped over another "D"

worth about $6.00 fine - $25.00 AU

"D" mintmark stamped over "S" mintmark

worth about $125.00 F - $250.00 AU
1946S "S" stamped over "D" mintmark worth about $25.00 F - $125.00 AU
1955D up-right "D" stamped over a horizontal "D" worth about $200.00
1955 Double-die, date doubled worth about $900.00 VF - $1,100.00 AU
1955 No VDB no price available yet
1956D "D" stamped over a "D" mintmark worth about $10.00
1958 Double Die Obverse Very Rare, no price available
1959D Check the Reverse- Wheat for back Type, same as 1909-1957 no price available as of yet
1960 small date variety worth about $2.50 - $6.00 AU
1963D in the date 3/3, a three is over another three worth about .20 cents each.
1968D "D" stamped over "D" variety worth about $10.00
1968D Double-die Reverse, strong doubling in the word America worth about $25.00
1969S Double-die, strong doubling on In God We Trust, Liberty and the Date worth up to $3,500.00 each
1970S Small Date (high 7) $25.00-$50.00 AU
1970S Double-die, strong doubling in words TRUST & LIBERTY worth from $1,000.00 - $2,000.00
1971 Double-die obverse, strong doubling on the words liberty and In God We Trust worth about $25.00
1972 Double-Die (date doubled) worth about $250.00 F - $500.00 AU
1972 poor mans double-die, only doubling visible is on the 2 in the date worth about $5.00-$6.00
1973 Missing VDB worth .10-.15 cents each
1980D S/D mintmark, shadow of a S mintmark above the D mintmark worth upto $200.00
1982 doubling in IN GOD WE TRUST worth upto $35.00
1983 Double-die, reverse doubled (back) In God We Trust doubled worth up to $250.00 AU
1984 Double-die, Lincoln's Ear is doubled, look at ear lobe worth upto $175.00 AU
1984D Double-die obverse, slight doubling on Date worth about $30.00
1989 no VDB worth .20-.25 cents each
1992D Close AM (in America) upto $175.00 in AU
1994 Double-die Reverse, doubling in columns (last three) worth up to $95.00
1995 Double-die, LIBERTY doubled worth about $20.00-$35.00 each
1995D Double-die, strong doubling in In God We Trust and the Date worth upto $350.00
1997 Double-die, look at the Ear Lobe like the 84 worth about $100.00 each
1998 Wide AM (in America) upto $25.00 in AU

Word has it that there are Double-dies out there, (information to follow) when we know more. Keep looking.

1999 Wide AM (in America) upto $250.00 in AU
2000 Wide AM (in America) upto $35.00 in AU
2003 Some collectors are saying they have double-die types but the US Mint says its the grain of the metal that makes the steps on the reverse look this way. Up-date 3/1/2004: Three variety experts Ken Potter, John Wexler & Billy Crawford disagree with the US Mint, they say that these cents are double-die coins. Check areas below columns for signs of doubling (columns go into steps) & look at the FG, designers initials some show what apear to be "Trails" N/A

1972 Double-die penny..
1972 Double-die Cent

IDEA ! Save all Lincoln Penny's made before 1958 (wheat pennys) Dealers are paying the following.

Rolls assorted dates
1909-1939 = $1.10 per roll.
1940 - 1958 = .90 cents per roll.

Low Mintage Cents (1966, 1967, 1969 & 1971)
Save them all; some dealers pay .90 cents per roll



words (Monticello & Five Cents doubled on back)

worth about $60.00 F - $300.00 AU

up-right "D" stamped over a Horiz."D"

worth about $50.00 F - $350.00 in AU

Double Date 1943 stamped over 1942

worth $50.00 F - $250.00 AU
1943P Liberty the Date & Jefferson's EYE is Doubled worth $30.00 F - $150.00 AU

Double Die Reverse

worth $20.00 F - $125.00 AU

up-right "D" stamped over a Horiz."D"

worth about $300.00
1946S Doubling of the Date & Liberty visible worth about $150.00
1949 "D" stamped over an "S" mintmark worth $50.00 F - $200.00 AU
1954 "S" stanped over the "D" mintmark worth $15.00 F - $40.00 AU
1955 "D" stamped over an "S" mintmark worth $25.00 F - $55.00 AU
1990D Missing "FS" no price available

Save all Nickels 1942-1945 (War Nickels 15% silver)
also some people are saving all the Nickels that they can find from 1962 on back.
as more & more people start a collection one of the books that they like to fill is the Jefferson Book #1 1938-1962, these coins are getting harder to find all the time. (supply & demand ), more collectors, less coins = higher prices..
Worth about .15 - .20 cents each.


1969 Very Low Mintage worth .25 cents each

Dimes are getting harder to find in nice shape

worth about .10 - .12 cents each.


no P (The mint mark P under date is not there, filled in with metal) smooth

worth about $150.00 - $200.00 each


1976 Bi-centennial Quarter about .28 cents each

Double-die Obverse (FRONT) Doubling on the word LIBERTY. Very few known

worth about $500.00 + in Almost Uncirculated Condition

1988 No mint mark under date No price available.
1989 No mint mark under date No price available.

Save all Delaware, Pennsylvania & New Jersey Quarters; Dealers are selling rolls of them for over 5 times face value because of the shortage of coins in circulation. Word has it some dealers are buying circulated coins already. WATCH YOUR CHANGE !!!

All Statehood Quarters, check for die rotation



Double Die - the (Trust) is doubled, look at the RUS in the word TRUST.

worth $50.00 F - $150.00 in AU


No FG (FG designers initials missing from back)

worth $3.00-$5.00

No FG (FG designers initials missing from back)

worth $3.00-$5.00

No FG (FG designers initials missing from back)

worth $3.00-$5.00

SAVE ALL HALF DOLLARS (1965-1970 they are 40% silver)


Some dealers paying .75 cents or more a piece.

Error Kennedy Half
kennedy half
This half moved during the striking process. Another find, you never know what you will run across.


1974D 40% Silver Eisenhower Dollar (aprox. 10 known to exist) $1,000.00-$3,000.00
1776-1976 40% Silver Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar (2 known to exist) N/A

Bicentennial Dollars almost Uncirculated Condition, these are getting harder to find

worth about $1.50 each.

1977D 40% Silver Eisenhower Dollar (20 known to exist) $2,000.00-$5,000.00

Susan B. Anthony Dollar - (Near Date) wide rim

worth about $9.00


Susan B. Anthony (Clear "S")

worth about $60.00

Susan B. Anthony (Clear "S")

worth about $95.00


Congress Proof Dollar Coin - (Check for Die Rotation)

No value available

Sacagawea Dollar blank platchet, not stamped at all

worth about $3.00-$5.00


Sacagawea Dollars, mulled with Washington Quarter (Quarter front, Dollar back)

worth $850.00 up

Proof & Mint Set errors.

PROOF SET ERRORS (what to look for).
1968S Dime No Mint Mark
1970S Penny Small Date
1970S Dime No Mint Mark
1971S Nickel No Mint Mark
1975S Dime No Mint mark
1979S Dollar Clear S
1983S Dime No/Mint Mark
1984S Check for Die Rotation
1990 No/S Penny

1970 (Large Date-Small Date)

In your Proof & Mint sets always look them over real well, check that all the coins have their

mint marks and look for any die-Rotation (The coin may have moved during the striking process)

for current prices check the Red Book of United States Coins.

Off-center penny found in circulation..Date un-known

Note on PRICES:
The prices shown are for an example ONLY,. Any one who has been collecting for a while will know what coins to look for and the prices they will get for them. I have been collecting for about 38 years. I DO KNOW WHAT THE COINS ARE WORTH.. But I also know that you never get the book value for anything, unless you are very lucky to find that one person who is looking for that spacific coin you have in your hand.
Everyone has to do their homework, pick up a RED BOOK, at the nearest book store and check the current prices if you are going to sell the coins you find. I just want to interest you enough to look through your change and mabe you will find something of value or at least I have got you looking.
:-) The Webbie.

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