Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Just being curious!


I have a 1985 quarter with one side is gold looking is it valuable? What year on down on money that might be worth something?

Hi Venice,

I would have to see pictures of the quarter to see what's going on with it -- also, how many grams does it weigh?

For regular-issue coins with some value: any dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollars that are dated 1964 or older will be made of silver.

Any half dollars from 1965-1970, and dollars from 1971-1974 that have an "S" mintmark, are partial silver.

For the most part, for any coin to have a shot at having significant collector value, it's going to have to be dated older than 1934 -- very few coins newer than that have mintages low enough to have any collector value -- errors and varieties being the exception.

I hope this helps,


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My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.


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