I am going through the belongings of my father-in-law, who died over thirty years ago. He was a great guy and a WWII vet. Anyway, I have come across his coin “collection” which is probably close to twenty pounds worth of U.S. standard currency (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and fifty cent and dollar pieces). He collected all the bicentennial coins minted in 1976. He has a tin full of Buffalo Nickels; in an attached note he says the dates have been worn off most of them, but apparently that is not uncommon. He’s got a tin of 151 “wheat ears (reverse)” Lincoln pennies dated 1944 through 1958. He’s got rolls and rolls of nickels from the 1950s, with a note (written in the early 1980s) that these are not yet collectible. He’s got a pound (or two) of dollar coins dating from 1923 to 1976; not a chronological set but random. And other assorted coins. Cutting to the chase: I don’t know exactly what to do with this small trove. My first thought was to take it to a nearby numismatic shop and say “what can you give me for this?” But that doesn’t sound very savvy. Any numismatists out there with any words of wisdom or strategy tips? It is really rather eerie to be going through his stuff thirty years after his death and finding little explanatory notes that were written for exactly this circumstance.