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Here you will learn to estimate the value of coins. The current price of coins depends on several factors. The first step to take to estimate the value of a coin is to determine the condition level of the coin. The condition of a coin is the most important factor in estimating coin prices. Collectible coins have several levels of condition called coin grades. There are seven basic coin grades for circulated coins and 10 differnet numerical increments for determining the condition of mint condition / uncirculated coins.
HOW TO DETERMINE THE CONDITION OF COLLECTIBLE COINS
There are a set of standards to follow when determining the conditon or grade level of coins. There are names for each coin grade condition level and also numerical values to designate a more accurate description of quality for each level. This may all sound quite confusing to most non collectors. I have created a picture guide to help you which you will access by clicking on the link below
Use the picture guide to determine the grade / condition level of your coins. There is also a text guide for each coin grade level. Study the text and pictures to determine the grade of coins / condition of collectible coins
Here at the Online Coin Estimates Site you can rest assured that you will get an honest estimate of value. Never sell coins based solely on the price of silver or gold. Most older coins command a premium above the value of precious metals content due to the demand for coins of each date by coin collectors! This is not an offer to buy your coins, this way you know you are getting an honest estimate of value.
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If you have coins which you feel to be of rarity and / or of very high quality, it is always best to have them certified by a third party grading service. The leading coin certification services are PCGS, NGC among others. You have the option to chose which third party coin certification company certifies your coins. If you have coins certified, your coins will be certified and placed into museum quality coin holders, often called slabs. The slabs are sonicly sealed and the coins are preserved and protected. The holders are labeled inside the seal, the label states the grade of preservation of the coin inside. This allows serious collectors to purchase coins with confidence when paying top dollar for rare coins. If you are not sure that your coin is worthy of the time and effort to proceed with certification, please feel free to see the option below
Some coin value guide sites may post a coin price list or just tell you what your coin is worth by it's weight in gold or silver... That's not enough. Coin prices change too often for any coin price lists to give an accurate and current price of coins. Here you will be able to request a coin value estimate update and also view actual coin sales that have occurred recently. This site will teach you what you need to know to prevent yourself from selling a very valuable coin or collection of coins for far less than it is really worth! You have found the site you need to estimate the value of your coin or collection
To estimate the value of a coin can be a complicated process if you don't have the information you need, here you will learn enough about coins to know what your coin or collection is worth. Going to your local coin store or jeweler / getting a coin estimate from a coin dealer / selling to "we buy gold and silver" guys is NOT the way to sell your coins! Talking to the local shops is not the way to learn the actual retail value of your coins and they will most often offer far less than the actual retail value of your coin or collection! Coins are usually worth more than just the silver or gold content. Coin dealers and jewelers pay less than the actual value of the silver or gold contained in the coins! Here at this site you will learn to estimate the value of the coins in your collection and it won't take long hard hours of work on your part!
HOW TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF YOUR COIN OR COLLECTION
This is a simple process to determine the value of your coins
The value of a coin is based on the following basic factors :
1. The date of a coin will affect the value. Old coins with discontinued designs are usually worth more than face value
2. The mint mark (a small letter located on U.S. coins to indicate the location of production) Such letters include P, D, S, CC and O. P mint mark coins are produced at the Philadelphia branch of the U.S. Mint, D mint mark coins are produced at Denver, S mint mark coins are produced at San Francisco, CC mint mark coins were produced at Carson City, O mint mark coins were produced at New Orleans
3. The condition of a coin is one of the most important aspects of factors in coin collecting. Even modern day coins can be worth very large sums of money if they are in an unusually high level of condition. Coins that appear to be absolutely perfect even under magnification. Perfect or near perfect coins are extremely rare and are highly sought after by serious coin collectors
4. Some coins contain silver, gold or platinum. Those coins are valued based on the date, mint mark, condition level and also the weight of precious metal contained in the coin. Silver Dollars, Silver Half Dollars, Silver Quarters and Silver Dimes were produced prior to 1964. Modern coins (1965- present) are produced with copper and nickel alloy and contain no silver. Some special limited edition modern coins contain silver, gold or platinum
STEP 3 : REQUEST COIN ESTIMATES ~ Request an update for the current value of your coin or collection of coins
Send a description of your coin, include the date and type of coin in your message. You will receive a coin estimates 24 hours. You will receive Coin Estimate assistance via email to help you determine the actual retail value of your coin or collection
MISPRINT / MISPRINTED COINS / ERROR COINS ~ Serious coin collectors will purchase misprinted / error coins only when the error coins have been certified by one of the leading third party coin certification services. While some coins are valuable because they are nearly perfect, there are coins that are rare coins due to an error / misprint by the mint that produced them. These are known as a misprinted coin / a misprint coin / an error coin. Such coins include the following descriptions, the list is not complete, there are many types of error coins / misprinted coins. A coin without any picture, a coin missing some of the design, a coin that is the wrong size, a coin that has the wrong picture or design, a coin that has extra design / a coin with extra letters / a coin that has a doubled image / a coin with multiple extra images, a coin on the wrong metal (copper quarter, silver penny, copper dime, dollar coin on a quarter coin, a coin that is not shaped correctly. The most famous coin produced on the wrong kind of metal is the 1943 copper penny. The cent coins were minted on steel and zinc, giving them the color of silver. Most people would call the coins a 1943 silver penny and would most likely think the silver penny is a misprint. But for that year, the 1943 copper penny (officially a cent coin) was the error. There were very few 1943 copper pennies produced. Doubled Die coins are also famous types of error coins. Feel free to send a description of your misprint coin, see the link posted below
CLICK HERE TO REQUEST ONLINE MISPRINTED ERROR COIN VALUE ESTIMATES
Misprint coins include any coin with a defect that was caused during the production of the coin : an oddly shaped coin, a coin with the wrong design, a coin on the wrong type of metal, a coin missing design, a coin missing part of the coin and so on. You will need to click on the misprinted coin estimates link only if you have a misprint coin
Some coins are worth a large sum of money. Rare coins often sale for hundreds or thousands of dollars just because of a certain date or other detail!
Most coin estimates are based on a coins weight in precious metal content, but coins usually command a premium above that of the value of the weight of the coin in precious metal. Most coins are produced in the 100s of millions and are considered common. Even old silver coins are considered common but are still valuable in the higher grades of preservation. Coins with specific dates, mint marks or alternate / discontinued designs and errors. For such coins the estimate would be based on rarity. Even common coins that are of very high quality such as uncirculated coins in a high mint state grade level will have higher values than coins that are heavily worn down with a lot of damage. As you can understand just by this basic information, coin estimates are based on many factors. To estimate the value of a coin can be a very complicated process, the process will be simplified for you here
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COIN VALUE ESTIMATE FACTS AND TIPS :
NEARLY PERFECT COINS ~ Even though most older coins are worth far above face value no matter what condition the coin is in, coin values increase with the quality level of the coin. Coins that are in cases are most likely in a high state of preservation. Never remove coins from cases, touching coins decreases the value of the coin if it is in uncirculated condition. Avoid handling coins with bare hands, use cotton gloves and try to handle the coin by the outer edge, avoid handling coins when possible and never clean collectible coins
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SUBMIT A LIST OF COINS FOR VALUE ESTIMATES ~ If you are not sure that your coin is very valuable, please feel free to send a list of coins. CLICK HERE to send a list of United States Coins for a free general estimate of value : Be sure to include the date and type for each coin in your list. Please limit your list to 5 coins, you will receive a reply within 24 hours. You can continue to view the online coin price guide here at this site any time :) Happy Collecting
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