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    I am a present day "copper," still 10 years away from retirement. I was pulling copper out of the rolls I searched for many years. Seemed like a no brainer, as they would be worth more than their melt value. Of course, you cant melt them legally yet. And they take up a whole lotta space! I dont have as many as you, and it appears I dont have a wife that is as understanding, either!
    What to do, what to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCW View Post
    I am a present day "copper," still 10 years away from retirement. I was pulling copper out of the rolls I searched for many years. Seemed like a no brainer, as they would be worth more than their melt value. Of course, you cant melt them legally yet. And they take up a whole lotta space! I dont have as many as you, and it appears I dont have a wife that is as understanding, either!
    What to do, what to do?
    Keep the coins
    Jim
    (A.K.A. Elmer Fudd) Be verwy verwy quiet... I'm hunting coins!!! Good Hunting!!!

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    They probably laughed at the guys that saved 90% in '65 too.
    From what I have seen lately only about 10% of circulating coins are copper. It was about 35% in 2003.
    They would melt for almost $18,000 at today's price of $2.28/lb.

    Coppercoinlounge1.jpg

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    Too funny, stoneman. They may even stop a flood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfines69 View Post
    Feb 2nd then
    JF, that means he'll have time to get 8 more boxes on Feb 1st. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edthelorax View Post
    They probably laughed at the guys that saved 90% in '65 too.
    From what I have seen lately only about 10% of circulating coins are copper. It was about 35% in 2003.
    They would melt for almost $18,000 at today's price of $2.28/lb.

    Coppercoinlounge1.jpg

    Is that a bench from a lounge in your area?
    If so, does all the seating have that Lincoln cent Backrest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petespockets55 View Post

    Is that a bench from a lounge in your area?
    If so, does all the seating have that Lincoln cent Backrest?
    That is actually a space under my bar. When I retired a turned the basement into a man cave. I built an oak bar with 8 stools. I have pinball, a 50 inch flat screen, a slot machine and a Kegalator. What more does a man need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petespockets55 View Post

    Is that a bench from a lounge in your area?
    If so, does all the seating have that Lincoln cent Backrest?
    It was the bar at "The Copper Coin Lounge" a local pub in NW PA.

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