bicentennial coin

Got a few coins iam wanting to know if their worth any value or if iam holding on to them for no reason

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  • Hi Justin --

    These are called "first day covers" and are issued on the first day of stamp distribution. The medal is a bonus; they are fancied, pretty much, by stamp collectors, not coin collectors. Your 1974 FDC sells for $3 to $8 US dollars.

    Here's one that sold on eBay:


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    • Paul Richards  ok see i wouldnt of know that about the stamp collectors, thanks for the help and info..... i also have a whole bunch of franklin mint bronze medals in boxes with the papers they came with,  who do i find that is interested in those?

    • justin hoelscher Medals from private mints are always very pretty, but they are never very valuable. Since yours are bronze, not gold or silver, they are worth small amounts. The papers mean almost nothing. These items are strongly marketed (in other words, lied about), and the buyer always pays too much. Keep them for what they are: pieces of artwork, or sell them on eBay.

      Here is an article about selling coins, medals, and tokens:


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    • Paul Richards ya thats what i kinda figured, i got a few gold and silver ones, but ok thank u alot for a legit answer, helps me out alot more on what to do with them

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