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    Does anyone else save pre-1982 95% copper cents? Coinflation.com list the bullion value at 0.025. Even thouhgh they are currently illegal to melt that ban may be lifted like pre-1964 silver coinage. I save them because I only pay face value, I see them selling on ebay at a premium.

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    Yeah I have been saving them since I heard this too. I don't know if anything will come from it, but i would rather have them then not. I also save my nickels for the same reason.

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    • #3
      I have slowed down from saving nickels, should start back up

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      • #4
        I metal detect. Most of the old copper I find is green. But the silver and gold gets sold

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        • #5
          Yes we save them also save nickles too .
          Robert W
          Democracy Will Cease To Exist When You Take Away From Those Who Are Willing To Work And Give to Those Who Are Not.-Thomas Jefferson

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          • #6
            I save just about all the coins I get, I keep the old one in a differnt place but I keep all coins
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            • #7
              I have quit a few nickles and pennies. I have a sept. bag full of wheat pennies.
              AJ

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              • #8
                Thanks for the info snake35, I did not know this about pennies we have a buck full and we save coins and roll then and take them to the bank when we need extra cash.

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                • #9
                  Yes I have one of the 5gal water cooler jugs just over 1/2 full with penny's and nickels. My quarters and stuff I put in the safe.
                  "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
                  -Ben Franklin

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                  • #10
                    I have heard of saving pennies for the copper value, but what is the value of a nickel? I save all of my coins, and when the bank is full I roll them and take to the bank.

                    I have not separated Pre-1982 pennies or nickels, but can easily separate since I am doing the sorting. Is this something you have to do on-line, or are there retail outlets that will give you the higher value?
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