This Is Good To Know Before Buying Barack Obama Presidential Coins!

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barack-obama-presidential-coins-photo-by-it-thinks-its-people.jpg Have you seen the Barack Obama coins?

Presidential coins have long been popular with coin collectors, but Barack Obama coins were on fire saleswise back in 2008 and continue to be popular items today.

But are Barack Obama presidential coins rare and good investments?

Remember that Barack Obama coins have nothing to do with the Presidential $1 coin series and are not U.S. Mint products.

In fact, a very high number of Barack Obama coins are simply regular U.S. Mint coins — like quarters and American silver eagles painted with pictures of Obama or covered in a Barack Obama sticker.

Essentially all Barack Obama coins fall into the area of novelty coins.

Few, if any, of the Barack Obama coins are rare or even scarce because so many have been made. What’s more, it’s doubtful that any of these Barack Obama coin products will be considered good investments… at least not for many, many years.

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3 thoughts on “This Is Good To Know Before Buying Barack Obama Presidential Coins!”

  1. Hi Joshua, I have 2- 1971-S, 1-1972-S, 1-1974-S, and a 1955-D there all lincoln head copper cents. The 1955-D unfortunetly is not a double die one. All are possibly in I would guess good to fine condition,not any dirt or scratches on the overse and reverse side and all numbers and letters are visible. The 1974-S has a different color copper to it like almost a light redish color. Are any of these cents worth anything? I have had these coins for a long time and thought I would check them out since I’m into coins now. Thanks

    • Hi, Carl —

      Don’t feel too badly about the 1955 doubled die — that’s one of the scarcest Lincoln cents around. Keep your eyes open for it, though(!)

      As for the values of your coins, the 1971-S, 1972-S, and 1974-S are worth only face value if there is any sign of wear on the coins. However, you’ll be interested to know the S-mint Lincoln Memorial cents seem to be getting quite scarce in circulation. Personally, I would hang onto those — even if they don’t increase in value anytime soon, they’re still hard to find and will fill some holes in your Lincoln cent coin folder, if you have one.

      As for the color of the 1974-S cent, it’s common for those copper pennies (made up until 1982 for general circulation, by the way), to turn hues of red and reddish-orange. I personally like Lincoln cents with that light reddish color. Color is a subjective thing in coin collecting. It’s the case that some people actually place a higher value on certain colors than others do on the same color. But generally, in Lincoln cent coin collecting, shades of lustrous red are the most desired colors and worth more than those that are brown or red and brown.

      In your case, if the coin is circulated, it is still worth only face value in the common market. If it’s uncirculated, it’s worth at least 10 cents, but if the color is especially nice, it may fetch more.

      Remember that even in the case of S-mint Lincoln Memorial cents, hundreds of millions were made, so they’re highly common in absolute terms, even if they’re getting hard to find in circulation.

      The 1955-D is worth 2 to 5 cents in worn grades.

      • Thanks for the fast info Joshua, I happened to see a lincoln cent coin folder in a book store, but didn’t buy one yet, so for sure if I should hold on to them I will buy one to keep the coins in good shape. And yes maybe by luck if I keep looking hard enough, I will run across a 1955 DD. That would be awesome… Thanks again …


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