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What is my coin worth?

You are going to drive yourself nuts trying to figure out what your coin is worth by looking on the internet! I get calls everyday from people just like you trying to figure it out. Because of this, we decided to write this page to get you started. Trust me, you are going to eventually call us. This will get you started none the less...

---Key dates: Every coin denomination has key dates. Well, every one except Roosevelt dimes and Kennedy halves. Anyway, key dates are the year and mintmark combination that have a much lower mintage than all the other coins in the series. By simple supply and demand, these coins are worth much more than the other coins in that series.

---Here is a list to get you looking. Don`t get discouraged, if you don`t have these dates, you may still have something special, it is JUST a brief synopsis of the BEST in each series and a ROUGH price to get you started. Obviously, the price changes with condition.

This is really just a GENERAL guide for these types of coins to give you a basic idea on their value.

Cents (Pennies) Did you know that the United States does not make pennies? Try to find the word "Penny" on our coins. It isn't there! We make "cents". The word penny is a hold over from Great Brittain, who makes pennies. Anyway, on to why you are here:
-Large cents are generally $10 each. If they have problems, they are $5 each. Problems are scratched, cleaned, corroded, holed, really worn, or polished.
-Wheat cents are generally $0.03 each. I sell a roll of them for $2.00 or less.
--Better date Wheat cents:
---1909-s $175 
---1909-s VDB $600
---1914-d $50
---1922 $100
---1931-s $45

-Indian head cents are generally $0.50 each. I sell a roll of them for $40 or less. If they have problems, they are $0.10 each. Problems are scratched, cleaned, corroded, holed, really worn, or polished.
--Better date
---1877 $600
---1908-s $100
---1909-s $400

Nickels
-V Nickels (Liberty Nickels) are generally $0.25 each. I sell a roll of them for $15 or less. If they have problems, they are $0.10 each. Problems are scratched, cleaned, corroded, holed, really worn, or polished.
--Better date
---1885 $150
---1886 $100
---1912-S $120

-Buffalo nickels are generally $0.25 each. I sell a roll of them for $15 or less. If they have problems, they are $0.10 each. Problems are scratched, cleaned, corroded, holed, really worn, or polished. If there is no date, they are $0.10 each.
--Better date
---1914-D $100
---1921-S $50
---1937 3 legged buffalo $400

Dimes
-Barber dimes are generally $1.30 each, depending on silver. To figure out the EXACT value, multiply silver by 0.0715. Give me a call if you would like me to explain that equation.
--Better dates
---1893-O $30

-Mercury dimes are generally $1.30 each, depending on silver. To figure out the EXACT value, multiply silver by 0.0715. Give me a call if you would like me to explain that equation.
--Better dates
---1916-d $500
---1921 $40
---1921-d $30

-Roosevelt dimes are generally $1.30 each, depending on silver. To figure out the EXACT value, multiply silver by 0.0715. Give me a call if you would like me to explain that equation.
---up to and including 1964 are worth the preceeding equation ---1965 and later are generally worth face value.
---There are no better date Roosevelt dimes

Quarter Dollars

-Barber Quarters are generally $3.50 each, depending on silver. To figure out the EXACT value, multiply silver by 0.17. Give me a call if you would like me to explain that equation.
--Better dates

--- 1896-S $350
--- 1913-S $800

-Standing Liberty Quarters are generally $3.50 each, depending on silver. To figure out the EXACT value, multiply silver by 0.17. Give me a call if you would like me to explain that equation.
--Better dates
---1916 ($3500, that is NOT a typo) (she was actually topless, so the US mint halted production very early in the cycle!)
---1918/17-S $2000

-Washington quarters are generally $3.50 each, depending on silver. To figure out the EXACT value, multiply silver by 0.17. Give me a call if you would like me to explain that equation.
--Better dates
---1932-d $80
---1932-s $100
---1965 and later are generally worth face value.

-State Quarters are generally worth face value. Bank wrapped rolls of IL, and TN are worth a little more. These are usually a little too modern for us to purchase

Half Dollars

-Barber Halves are generally $7 each, depending on silver. To figure out the EXACT value, multiply silver by 0.34. Give me a call if you would like me to explain that equation.
--Better dates
---1893-S $75
---1914 $50
---1915 $50

-Walking Liberty Halves are generally $7 each, depending on silver. To figure out the EXACT value, multiply silver by 0.34. Give me a call if you would like me to explain that equation.
--Better dates
---1921 $100
---1921-d $200
---1921-s $40
---1938-d $60

-Franklin Halves are generally $7 each, depending on silver. To figure out the EXACT value, multiply silver by 0.34. Give me a call if you would like me to explain that equation.
--Better date
---1955 $15 (also, check his upper lip for the rare "Bugs Bunny" error!~$19)

-Kennedy Half Dollars are divided into several year ranges:
--1964 are generally $7 each, depending on silver. To figure out the EXACT value, multiply silver by 0.34. Give me a call if you would like me to explain that equation.
--1965-1970 are generally $2 each, depending on silver. To figure out the EXACT value, multiply silver by 0.14. Give me a call if you would like me to explain that equation.
--1971 and later are generally worth face value.
--1976 are generally worth face value. However, there are some made from silver. You can tell by looking at the side of the coin. If the side is brown or copper, it is face value. If the side is silver, it is the same as the 1965-1970 description.

Dollars

-Morgan dollars are generally $14 each. If they have problems, they are silver times 0.7734 each. Problems are scratched, cleaned, corroded, holed, really worn, polished, or scratched. 

--Better date Morgans
---1878-CC $75
---1879-CC $75
---1880-CC $130
---1881-CC $250
---1882-CC $75
---1883-CC $75
---1884-CC $75
---1885-CC $400
---1889-CC $500
---1890-CC $75
---1893-S $2000
---1894 $700
---1895 $20,000 (yup, that is the right number)
---1899 $90
---1903-O $200
---1921 are the MOST common. Even in mint state condition, they are VERY common. $14 each

-Peace Dollars are generally $14 each. If they have problems, they are silver times 0.7734 each. Problems are scratched, cleaned, corroded, holed, really worn, or polished.
--Better date Peace Dollars
---1921 $70
---1928 $250 (check that the 8 isn`t a 3 and that there isn`t an "S" on the back at the 7 o`clock position)

-Eisenhower dollars are generally worth face value.

--Ikes in the blue envelopes or brown boxes are worth about $5 each.

-Susan B Anthony dollars are generally worth face value.
--1979 near dates (wide rim) are worth about $5. These have the 1 in the date almost right against the rim.
--1999 proof with the mint packaging is worth about $10

-Sacagawea dollars are generally worth face value.
 
-Presidential dollars are generally worth face value.

Proof and Mint sets are generally about $5 each. Some are a little lower, some are a little higher. There are some worth $100-300 each. But most of them are around the $5 range.

Currency -The rule of thumb I use for currency is 1935. If it is 1935 and later, it is pretty close to face value. If it is 1934 and earlier, chances are, it is valuable above face value.

We plan to add others to this page eventually. This is just a general guide to get you started. As you can see, the are are a lot of coins worth while. Go read our other page on "how to sell your coins without being taken for a ride", then give us a call: Jason and Bill 843.763.DIME (3463)



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