I was lucky to receive a 1923 S Nickel from my Dad about a year ago. I intend to hold it forever because I like the idea of having a piece of 1923 hanging around my modern surroundings. I have checked the value of the nickel at various websites. The condition appears to be “F” for fine, considering that I can read the date and series marking “S” on the reverse side and most of the indian and buffalo have not been rubbed down too much. I have other coins that I am keeping, but I always turn to this one with pride. I love the uniquely American feel to the design. Cool coin. Thanks Dad.
I have at least 11 of the Susan B. Anthony dollar coins that I can’t force myself to get rid of. I know they are worth a dollar at most, but I just can’t seem to use them. Weird.
My Dad has a whole bunch of these Ike dollars hanging around somewhere in his house. He keeps them unprotected, so I need to at least locate them and wrap them in plastic for him to keep.
Of course, who doesn’t have a whole collection of “wheat” pattern pennies. These things age so poorly. Which means they likely were used a whole lot more during their time, than the pennies of today.