Every day we receive numerous emails
asking about the values of different coins. Although we'd like to
provide everyone with accurate price information, it just can't be
done without physically examining each coin to determine its
authenticity, condition and grade. That's important, because even a
small difference in grade can mean a big difference in value. As a
result, we regret that we can not respond to any requests for coin
values. Instead, we suggest that you bring your coins to a local
dealer where they can be examined and evaluated. The Yellow Pages is
a great source for the names and telephone numbers of dealers in
your geographic region.
The highest values for coins are in the "uncirculated" grades. These
are coins that have never been used and in most cases have never
been touched by bare hands. That's a lot different than the
"circulated" coins you find in pocket change. Imagine the value of a
coin that's been saved in its original condition for 50 to 100 years
and compare that to a coin that's been used, spent, chewed or run
over by a truck.
We've listed the approximate value ranges for some of the most
widely collected coins. These value ranges are for most dates of
About Good to Very Good grades of "circulated" coins. Prices can
vary with each date and grade, so your coins should be examined by a
professional to determine actual values. Here is a sample of what
you might expect.