Coin and Paper Money Collecting/mint nickels


"I have a pair of nickels from 2004. They are encased. They are from the westward journey series. The case has some pressure cracks but the nickels and inside are perfect. I would like to know what they may be worth. Thanks"  The last all expert expert has not answered my question so I hope you will.

That sounds like something you could buy from the mint.  I don't think it would have much value.  If you send some pictures then I would be happy to do some more research.

I will add that what you have will still be worth more than five cents, if that was not clear.  There is value to packaging.  The nickels are also probably not business strike, meaning that they were made a special way to look shiny.  Check out this website for other questions about old currency.

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Manning Garrett


I can answer any question relating to valuing US Currency. My specialty is national currency, large-size currency, and small size issues between 1928 and 1957. Many bank notes have variables that can make two seemingly identical notes have very different values. That is why it is so important to work with an expert. I also work with rare Canadian banknotes as well as some foreign currency (mostly British Commonwealth countries). I have participated either as a buyer or seller in more than 500 different coin auctions.


I have been a full time currency dealer since 2006. I set up at about ten national coin and currency shows per year all across the country. My company has a retail location in Greenville, SC. I also run a website about old money values. I am also currently the director of currency auctions at Stacks Bowers. So I am in a unique position to see, value, and sell millions of dollars worth of paper money on a annual basis. I have been lucky enough to sell hundreds of individual banknotes worth over $10,000. I personally hold several world records for highest price paid for certain categories of banknotes. While I personally don't deal a tremendous amount of coins, I can provide sound advice on where to sell coins in NYC, and other major metro areas across the country. I have seen the worst of the worst and the best of the best when it comes to coin dealers.

South Carolina Numismatic Association (Life Member and Past Board Member), Society of Paper Money Collectors (Life Member), American Numismatic Association (Member), Florida United Numismatist Association (Member)

Bank Note Reporter, Chicago Tribune

Clemson University BS in Corporate Finance, Western Carolina University Masters in Accountancy

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