The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Old Quarters Edition

Recently, I learned that U.S. quarters minted before 1965 are actually almost pure silver, meaning that due to the high price of silver, the value of the metal in those quarters is far higher than $0.25.

For fun, I’ve been going through a jar full of collected quarters, removing any old ones that I find and keeping them separate. Thus far, I’ve found a few dozen of them. My plan is to collect as many as I can find, then sell them as a lot on eBay at a significant profit.

Half-dollars and dimes from 1964 or earlier also are made with significant amounts of silver, but the dimes have a much lower weight (and thus much less silver) and the half-dollars are much rarer.

“Do What You Love” Is Bad Advice If you don’t provide some value for others, you’re not going to make a good income. Strictly “doing what you love” often doesn’t provide value for others. The trick is to figure out how to do things you love in a way that provides value for others. (@ free money finance)

Financial Advice That No Longer Holds True I agree wholeheartedly with the idea that grabbing a bunch of student loans so you can head off to college right after high school is quite possibly a big mistake. (@ pt money)

Winning today vs. winning tomorrow Don’t spend a moment stressing out about why you’re not winning today. Instead, spend today setting yourself up to win tomorrow. (@ seth godin)

Edit: There was originally a fourth article linked here, but that article appears to have been edited in a negative fashion by the person running that site. The link has been removed. That’s one of the risks of linking to other sites – others can edit the content there outside of your control.