Depending on the condition of the coin, the 1925 Stone Mountain half dollar is worth anywhere from $37.50 to $23,000 as of 2014. The melt value is $6.75.
The 1925 Stone Mountain half dollar was created to help raise money for the stone-carved memorial of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson on the side of Stone Mountain. The coin depicts both Lee and Jackson on horseback, and there is an eagle on the reverse side.
Although 5 million of the Stone Mountain half dollars were authorized to be minted, only 2.3 million were made. Since then, 1 million of these coins have been melted down.Learn More
The value of 1861 Confederate money firstly depends on whether the note is genuine. Fake Confederate paper money is common. The best way to determine whether a note is authentic is to take it to a reputable coin dealer for examination. Coin World hosts an online directory of coin dealers across the United States including those who specialize in paper money.Full Answer >
Collectors can buy coins from coin dealers, the U.S. Mint, and auction sites such as eBay. When buying coins, knowing how to spot fakes and understanding the wholesale values of different coins will help ensure that collectors get the best value for their money.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the dime is made out of a blend of metals called "clad." A copper center is sandwiched between two layers of a 75-percent copper and 25-percent nickel blend. The total composition of a modern dime is 91.67 percent copper and 8.33 percent nickel.Full Answer >
Coins last for about 25 years before they are too worn down to remain in circulation, according to the U.S. Mint. Unusable coins are recycled, and the metal is reused in new coins.Full Answer >