What Years of US Coins Are Worth Saving?

By Kelly TerBest
What Years, US Coins
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Many U.S. coins that were one time in circulation are worth more than their face value. Always save U.S. coins that are more than a century old, and learn which younger coins are worth saving as well.

Pennies

Pennies
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All Lincoln wheat cents, including the common dates, are worth saving. The rarest dates are the 1909-S, 1909-S VDB , 1914-D and 1931-S.

Nickels

Nickels
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Buffalo nickels are always worth saving, but there are also some valuable Jefferson nickels. Save the nickels from late 1930s, the 1950-D and silver war nickels.

Silver Coins

Silver Coins
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Dimes, quarters and half dollars from 1964 and earlier are made of 90 percent silver. Half dollars from 1965 to 1969 are made of 40 percent silver.

Silver Dollars

Silver Dollars
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All silver dollars are worth saving. The U.S. Mint made large silver dollars off and on until 1935.

Other Dollar Coins

Other Dollar Coins
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The Eisenhower dollars made in the 1970s are worth saving; however, the standard issue coins that went into circulation are not silver.

About the Author

Kelly TerBest is a California native now living in Wisconsin. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and has written for local newspapers and on the web since 2000.