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Any help is appreciated in advance! I am a collector of many things but coins are not one of them. Can anybody with knowledge provide any insight to how much value this collection has or the best way to research it? Anything special with these to look out for? Is the best way to determine value just to go off the melt value or is there something more?

3x Peace Dollar:
1922 x1
1923 x2

15x JFK Half Dollar:
1964 x5
1965 x3
1966 x1
1967 x4
1968 x1
1776-1976 x1

22x Franklin Half Dollar:
1949 x1
1950 x2
1951 x1
1952 x4
1953 x1
1954 x2
1957 x2
1958 x1
1958 x1
1961 x2
1962 x1
1963 x4

23x Walking Liberty Half Dollar:
1935 x1
1937x1
1939 x1
1941 x3
1942 x8
1943 x4
1944 x3
1945 x2

15x Indian Head Penny:
1887 x1
1899 x1
1900 x1
1901 x3
1902 x2
1903 x1
1905 x2
1906 x1
1907 x2
1908 x1

17x Washington Quarter:
1934 x1
1935 x3
1936 x1
1937 x1
1941 x1
1945 x1
1947 x4
1947 x2
1948 x1
1949 x1
1950 x1

13x Mercury Dime:
1917 x1
1941 x1
1942 x3
1943 x4
1944 x2
1945 x2

10x Standing Liberty Quarter:
1925 x2
1928 x1
No date visible x7

1900 Barber Head Quarter x1
1904 Liberty Head Nickel x1
1905 Liberty Head Nickel x1
1910 Barber Head Dime x1
1895 Liberty Head Nickel x1

$20 Confederate Bill










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    ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,420 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These are all common coins, unless you have an error variety. Someone here should be able to tell where you can go to see if the Confederate Bill is genuine. Figure bullion value on the silver. Don't know what you can get on the rest. Kennedy Halves 1965-1969 are only 40% silver, so they will be worth less than the 1964s, which are standard 1964 and earlier 90% silver. Not sure re the Indian Head Cents and Liberty Nickels. You may or may not get a premium for the Barber and Standing Liberty coinage, depending if they have a mintmark on the back of the coin. Ditto re the 1895 Liberty Nickel, as that's a slightly better date. Cannot read the dates on the Mercury dimes. the 1916 D and all 1921 coins are better dates in any grade.

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    SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From looking at your itemized list and the photographs that you posted it appears that what you have is circulated US coins from the late 1800s through the mid 1900s, mostly silver.

    Your silver coinage contains 90% silver for dates through 1964. For half dollars dated 1965-1970 the silver content is 40%.

    Unless any of your silver coins are outside of what is normal (i.e. you have a rare and valuable error coin or a rare variety coin) these coins are valued based upon the silver content. Silver is currently valued at $20-23 per ounce. Each coin has a set amount of silver in it (you can find this out with a web search). You can do the math to come up with the silver value of your coins. If you went to sell these coins to a coin dealer you would likely be offered an amount that represents the current market value of the silver content of your coins, minus a percentage of the silver content (i.e. you may be offered 80% of the value of the silver in the coins; or you may be offered a similar amount measured by x times the face value of your coins).

    Others will chime in on this thread with their opinions.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 21, 2024 3:57PM

    Welcome to the forum. You can use the link below to find out the melt value of your pre-1965 silver coins (Walking Liberty, Franklin and 1964 Kennedy half dollars, Mercury dimes, Standing Liberty and Washington quarters) and your 1965-1968 40% silver Kennedy half dollars.

    https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/coin-melt-values.aspx

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 21, 2024 3:47PM

    Melt value for most, except the Peace dollars should sell for at least $25 each.


    The Confederate $20 looks like a black and white reproduction.

    The real ones apparently have some rose background color.
    https://en.numista.com/catalogue/note202478.html

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    Thanks for all the help!

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,828 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the Forum! Lots of good advice here...

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yosclimber said:
    Melt value for most, except the Peace dollars should sell for at least $25 each.


    The Confederate $20 looks like a black and white reproduction.

    The real ones apparently have some rose background color.
    https://en.numista.com/catalogue/note202478.html

    Actually, there are different series. The OPs is a 5th series. The one you show is 10. They vary in color and they do fade.

    I would prefer a better picture but I think it may be genuine. The copies are usually in thicker paper

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    lcutlerlcutler Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm pretty certain the Confederate bill is genuine. Heavily circulated examples are quite often faded.

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    @lcutler said:
    I'm pretty certain the Confederate bill is genuine. Heavily circulated examples are quite often faded.

    Thanks for the input. It’s not in the best condition as you can see, but any idea of ballpark value?

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Oldreignman said:

    @lcutler said:
    I'm pretty certain the Confederate bill is genuine. Heavily circulated examples are quite often faded.

    Thanks for the input. It’s not in the best condition as you can see, but any idea of ballpark value?

    Numerous examples are on ebay in the $20 to $30 range.

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,596 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Oldreignman said:

    @lcutler said:
    I'm pretty certain the Confederate bill is genuine. Heavily circulated examples are quite often faded.

    Thanks for the input. It’s not in the best condition as you can see, but any idea of ballpark value?

    ebay Sold Items shows that nicer ones have been selling for $30-40 recently.
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=1864+20+confederate+note&_sacat=3414&rt=nc&LH_Sold=1&LH_Complete=1

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    DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,460 ✭✭✭✭

    I noticed none of the dates you provided indicated what mint they were from. There MIGHT be some value in some of your coins depending on their mintmark. There are many links out there which will show you where to find mintmarks on each variety/denomination.

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