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Old 06-27-2014, 06:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently was cleaning out boxes I've accumulated through various moves and downsizing. I found the following. Any insight on value is appreciated.

Are the bi-centennial quarters worth much more than .25?

Lastly, that nickel is shiny(proof?) and is dated 1945. What the heck is it?

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1945 Nickel is a "war nickel". Has some silver content. Probably worth a couple of bucks.
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1945 Nickel is a "war nickel". Has some silver content. Probably worth a couple of bucks.
Ok, thanks! I've got some other nickels from 1940-45 but they aren't shiny like the one in the pic. Still no difference?

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Ok, thanks! I've got some other nickels from 1940-45 but they aren't shiny like the one in the pic. Still no difference?

Thanks again!
It's either a proof strike or plated. Hard to see from your pictures.

Depending on condition, if it's a proof it more than likely has much more numi value than the junk silver price of "a couple bucks"

Your bicentennial quarters unless they are the proof silver ones are worth face value.
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It's either a proof strike or plated. Hard to see from your pictures.

Depending on condition, if it's a proof it more than likely has much more numi value than the junk silver price of "a couple bucks"

Your bicentennial quarters unless they are the proof silver ones are worth face value.

They didn't make proof sets in 1945 because of the war. Proof sets didn't pick up again until 1948. At best its an uncirculated cameo, which is pretty good, but its not likely to be a proof because there weren't any official proofs made in 1945.
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Interesting. Thanks for the help! How would I know if it is plated or a cameo?
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sorry edited this post due to wrong info.

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Interesting. Thanks for the help! How would I know if it is plated or a cameo?
Cameo means a coin has been printed (for lack of a better term) very well. They happened by accident in the first few prints of the press plate. As the engraved plates got use they wore out and cameos were less likely.

Can't tell from the picture, take it to a coin dealer.

What years are the pennies?
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Are the details on the nickel super sharp or does it show wear? I had some plated nickels and that was the way to tell.
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