Twenty years ago it was pretty common for me to buy $20 or more in
pennies every payday, go through them looking for goodies, re-wrap and
spend the rest. Ok, you've done that before.
Anyway, on one occassion, my bank haul included 28 rolls of
uncirculated 1985-P cents. I placed them in square coin tubes where
they've remained for the past 18 years.
This evening I spot checked a few of the rolls and they still look
great, except some have what I think are called milk spots ... not
dark and I can't even see them without magnification.
Coin World Trends lists the 1985 at $0.50 in MS63 RB and $5.00 in
Well, all of them have like new color, even the ones with the milk
spots. Looking at the edge through the coin tubes I can see that none
of the edges are brown, although there is some variation. I'm not
dumb enough to think that 1,400 of these cents are worth $7,000 ...
I'd be shocked to learn they were worth $700 (50 cents apiece).
What would be a conservative guess without seeing them?
Please don't tell me $14.00, unless that is true, LOL. I'm not hoping
to sell them any time soon, just curious.
On a different topic ... when they don't list a price below a certain
grade, what clue do you have? I know it does not mean face value for
that grade. For example, 1955 Doubled die in F12 = $450, but below
that no value given. A 1955 Doubled die in VG8 is worth $0.01?
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