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Looking for a place to post your coins for sale online?
If you want to sell coins online, you’re in luck — because now more than ever, there are many excellent ways to list your coins online.
With a few good close-up photographs of your coins and a couple clicks, you’ll be advertising your coins for sale in front of potentially thousands of online shoppers!
Here’s how and where to sell coins online or in person…
How To Take Pictures Of Coins
When listing your coins for sale online, clear (non-blurry) photos are important!
Think about how aggravating it is when you see a listing for a home or car for sale online and all you can see is 1 or 2 blurry photos. Chances are, you won’t even consider calling that seller for more info — especially not if there are other online ads with much clearer photos.
Well, the same applies to coins. The clearer your photos, the better!
Here are some helpful tips for taking coin photos:
- At the very least, you should take 1 good photo of the obverse (heads side) and 1 good photo of the reverse (tails side) of each coin you’re selling.
- If the coin has any varieties, such as it’s a doubled die, has a repunched mintmark, or another interesting oddity or error, then you also need to take close-up pics of the features that make this coin unique.
- Is the coin damaged? Sorry, but you need to take close-up photos of that, too. You risk getting into some legal hot water if you sell a coin that is damaged but don’t represent it as such in your offer. You should include at least 1 or 2 close-up photos of any damaged areas on the coin.
- A photo of the edge of the coin can help you sell your coins more quickly. Try using the macro setting on your camera and a tripod (or have a steady hand).
Here are even more tips to help take great pictures of coins!
How To Describe Your Coins For Sale
Sometimes, it’s better not to try grading your raw (or unslabbed/uncertified) coin.
Instead, just take some really good photos of the coin you want to sell and then list your coin with the phrase “Please see photos to ascertain grade” — or something like that. Basically, you’re telling potential buyers that you’re willing to let them decide the grade and make an offer accordingly.
By the way, you’re not necessarily losing out on a higher bid by letting a potential buyer decide the grade — because you might call the coin an AU-50, while someone else might see it as an XF-40. (Here are the abbreviations used for coin grades.)
Of course, you have the option as the seller to put a firm, non-negotiable price on your coin, and you’re certainly free to declare a grade the coin if you want to, as well.
If you’re going to give the coin a grade, then use this coin grading guide and be conservative. If people think you’re overgrading your coins, they might also think you’re overpricing your coins – and not make an offer at all.
Other Tips For Selling Coins
Want to increase your chances of selling your coins? Offer a return period of at least 5 days! If you’re offering a return policy (most successful coin sellers do), just be sure to stipulate that the coin must be returned in its original, unopened, untampered holder.
If you don’t want to honor returns, then you should at least guarantee the coin authentic — and be willing to back that claim up in the case that the coin is (unbeknownst to you) counterfeit.
Something many coin sellers do is simply sell the coin as-is, no return. This may result in fewer people making an offer to buy your coin, and the one who buys it may pay much less than you would get if you offered a guarantee on authenticity and/or at least a minimal return policy.
Where To Sell Coins
There are a few different places to sell coins:
- Stack’s Bowers – They provide certified coin and currency auctions (formerly Teletrade)
- Heritage Auctions – A consignment program for coins
- eBay – View all live coin auctions here
- CoinWorld – They have an online coin classifieds forum
- Facebook – There are many buy/sell/trade coin pages, such as this one
Another great idea is to find a coin dealer in your local area. Or, check this list of Authorized U.S. Coin Dealers.
How To Sell Coins Online For Free
If none of the above options meets your needs, you can also advertise your coins for sale right here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins …it’s fast, easy, and FREE!
Simply post the details of each coin separately in the Comments below.
The only requirement is you must include your email address in the body of your actual Comment (not just in the email box… yes, also in your message). That way, people who are interested in buying your coin — or asking you questions about your coin — will have a way to contact you.
Ready? Set… Post your coins for sale below. Good luck.
The Fun Times Guide is not responsible for the sale of any coins advertised on this site. Nor can we validate the accuracy of the descriptions for any coins listed in the Comments below. This is simply a place for amateur coin collectors to dialog with one another about the coins that they are selling. Enjoy!
I’m the Coin Editor here at TheFunTimesGuide. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I’m a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and have won multiple awards from the NLG for my work as a coin journalist. I’m also the editor at the Florida United Numismatists Club (FUN Topics magazine), and author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia (a book that explores the colorful history of the Philadelphia Mint). I’ve contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. I’ve authored nearly 1,000 articles here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins (many of them with over 50K shares), and I welcome your coin questions in the comments below!
136 thoughts on “Where To Sell Coins Online Or In Person – Here’s How To Find Coin Auctions, Coin Classifieds & Coin Dealers”
I have Mercury dimes, all dates, most conditions; Buffalo nickles many dates; Flying Eagle pennies, Lincoln pennies from 1909; Silver dollars; Rolls of silver Franklin halves, silver quarter rolls and singles, and much, much more.
Send me your wants.
I have ancient, very early islamic coins, very good collection, if somebody pay a good price, I want to sell all, its life time treasure, Please contact me if you are seriouse buyer, its very unique and excellent collection. Face book Saleem baig
I am selling a 1909 vdb, a 1958 flying eagle and a 1867 indian head penny. Looking to sell. Email at email@example.com.
I want to sell an error coin of 5 Rs whose front side doesn’t bear date and moon
I have a 1787 Fugio cent Newman 8-B, EF40, BR for sale. ( Graded and slabbed by ANACS ) I have had it for over 40 years. I grew up in NH but now live in WA and would prefer to sell it locally. firstname.lastname@example.org. Will consider all offers. Thanks, Jack.
I have a 1969s double die penny email for pics…email@example.com
I have an Abraham Lincoln wheat penny dated 1946. Kindly send an email with your offer at firstname.lastname@example.org (in euros please).
i have 2 islamic gold coien ,,,,,4.2 g 18 k ….its 700 years old for sale my email
I like inform to you I have old Muslim history coins. And this coins about 1450 years old Islamic coin used during the time of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). If you are interested we are going to sale this our coins,
Now waiting for your reply.
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i want to sell of these Coins are 2400 hundred years Old and expected to be a Creation before the Establishment of Maurya Dynasty. Offer is open for a good Price. Kindly look out for buyers. Pl. Reply. Regards. +919006654036 vijay Chaudhary
Hello I have a Queen Elizabeth II Penny on the back there is a bird and it says Canada 1867-1967 any interest email email@example.com
1943 WW11 steal copper pennies. 40k each. worth 60k Stylesfromheaven@yahoo.com
Hi Want to sell Special edition UAE coin, interested can email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Would like to sell 1928 peace dollar and 2002-S walking liberty (American eagle?) dollar. e-mail email@example.com. thank you.
Hi all I have a 1916 d mercury dime graded by pcgs au50 if interested please contact me via email and I will give you my cell # firstname.lastname@example.org thank you
Hello selling Super Rare 1842-C $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Small Date MS-63 NGC – Mint condition – $30,000 selling price – UK Private seller – secure worldwide shipping available contact: email@example.com
Selling 1799 bust dollar for $800.00 or best offer. I just don’t have the cash to get it graded. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, i want to sale this old coin 10th hijri coin Islamic year ,only serious buyers contect me,
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Think a collector would enjoys this? This is how it was found. Is it rare? Worth anything?
Hi, John —
The countless hits and some of the fuzziness in detail on the reverse lead me to believe this might be a reprocessed, or replated, 1943 steel cent. These are generally worth about 10 cents. However, I do see what appears to be machine doubling/die deterioration on the obverse. I’d suggest getting a double check by variety expert John Wexler: https://www.doubleddie.com/
Hello I got a 1939 d dime https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e6612b25cda8b85275f0931b5af8d7697075236e96c272c1247e5c20cf27148f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c73660cc1a3397baa01b613a4ade54befa0a4c1ea19a6c910f0e1f4a51cd59ba.jpg email me if interested email@example.com
I also got wheat Penny’s really good conditon 1911 threw 1924 got s d email me for picks and price firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m trying to cell my wheat Penny’s
1911,1910,1912,1913,1914,1916,1917,1918d,1919,1920d,1920s,1923,1924s and 1917d https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2faa9140b3bb5536033f458b6d1d2e46d73f90e0cd3489ffd92c9fd5a78f7499.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7a7a4c61f4f11e6f252e28348736ffa5eccdd61fa808af49eb8270cfb599feae.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8a91e716feb775fe5bdf2f821190e6f1773a3cb57996fa3e94548a07ef22e211.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/478265197b048873b54113803671c65eae969a2adb8fc068e5e88ee20384a7ca.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76cff1c190015ef5448bbc749c64f535daa7609238b5fff71d7436f6c3157596.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/249cef9001eb279c6d72cbf16260c7c6762ef7b82e5c13041d8cc0d22690c8e9.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dd0cfbc8ddee616a9ce0c276d66384dd01a11bfbbf94d3fc02cd84211de82305.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5dea72fe131717ce53e0180545b7555f3aa92e59771b9476155081ae19ceb9da.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34f9280aae8968c0196ef59de074007e1bc1566a26077b422fda4e92f8051e90.jpg
Gold and silver doller trying to cell if interested email budderdooms1418@gmail.Com https https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f68b334f2f683b66dc8bf683e4340416479c8e53a754bdb21695981543ecf247.jpg ://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b56c3df6a0232636db9c6df886033d7c3ab5100a033ad1519f270d4fd1e984b2.jpg
I have three examples of the 2005 Jefferson nickle ( speared biason ) though one unique showing 3 not two variations of this error also shows an 8 used instead of a b in pluribus ? Gotta be the only one of those ! Lol but this biason has a third spear line running from the top edge to and threw it’s head / face as well as one hind qtr and two side by side front shoulder spears in all 4 total has there been any other samples discovered with this third head shot variation ? I’ve seen none text # is 618-334-3148
I have 2 coins of king Lucius it is about 2000 years old and I want to sell it anyone interested in buying please contact me my email is Ahmoodi295@gmail.com https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1a24dbf93a3e13ea996f5f813b2a3f5543db53c717f6071e0d1a53e82fa3061d.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c5ee857fe087b2580933c85a80930b79aaae2ee5b3729b9282d67b30a0eb8467.jpg
1921 Morgan graded MS67 (not NGC or PCGS). Contact me for more information or if interested numerous other Morgans, Silver Eagles, $10 Gold Liberty Head, and Peace Dollars.
i m from Pakistan
I have a rare 1982 d small date copper penny where can I sell it email me at email@example.com if you want to buy give me a offer
Greetings of the day!
I have a collections of old rare Indian coins and few old Indian currencies of around 35 Kilograms, which I wish to sell. I am based in Mumbai. Please advise.
please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
It might be best to contact a professional coin dealer near you… You can look this up by using Google for this search: “coin dealers Mumbai”
We have this low mintage 2002 Mexico Proof 1 ounce libertad for sale, mintage is estimated at 3800. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4cc36619b2051d10f0d7d7eb973660caed7b15b7577752b51c2e92f3f11e698d.jpg
Want to sell three war time nickle two1944&one1943 email@example.com
Hi, Dorothy —
Here’s more info on how to find a good coin dealer: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/
And here’s an unexhaustive searchable list of reputable coin dealers: https://png.memberclicks.net/find-a-png-dealer
I have 1962,1963,1964, 1964 D wanted to show you but I can not upload the pictures. Just wish to know should I save them?
Hi, Allison —
What coins are these you’re referring to? I might be able to assist without the images, but I need to please know if you’re asking about Lincoln cents, quarters, etc. and also if you found these coins in pocket change (they’re worn) or if they’re uncirculated or proof coins.
Sorry about that. They are Lincoln cents. Thank you.
No worries! I just replied to your original question…
Hey, Allison —
The 1962 and 1963 Lincoln cents are worth about 2 cents each for their copper value if worn and 10 cents if uncirculated. Meanwhile, 1964 cents are worth 2 cents or more. You might this info helpful with the 1964 pennies: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/1964-penny-value/
I have found a few unique coins that have multi errors such as ghost number in date, and faint but noticeable old coin stamp that wasn’t melted out all the way. They were found as returned change and some have “crud” that needs removed. Whats the best way to clean them so my pictures will show the errors better and remove the build up of circulation?
Hi, Melissa —
Good question… The only really “safe” way to clean a coin is to let them soak in tepid water for a short bit to loosen the crud and then gently pat away the loosened debris with a soft cloth. Anything harsher involving chemicals or brushes will scratch the surface, lighten the color of the coin, and alter in such a way as to damage the coin and lower its value. If the coins are especially grungy and or are discolored, I suggest seeking the services of the conservation service. One of the best out there is NCS, and here’s more info about them: https://www.ngccoin.com/ncs-conservation/
I have a question….how much would a mint condition 1963 jefferson nickel be worth today?
Great question! The answer depends on the specific condition of that mint state 1963 Jefferson nickel; but, generally speaking, a “typical” mint state 1963 Jefferson nickel is worth between 20 cents and $1.
I hope this helps to answer your question,
Josh , how do I send pictures to you of some coins I would like to get your opinion on. Thanks
Hi, Dave —
You may upload those photos right here in the comments forum. It’s best they be in either a JPG/JPEG or PNG file format of less than 2 MB.
I look forward to helping further,
Sorry for the long delay. I’ve been extremely busy. Josh, sorry to be so out of it but I have just never been a computer guy. I’m the outdoor type. Anyway, I’m sorry Josh, but I just don’t know the address (?) Or website to send pictures of my coins to? I’m sorry Josh. Everything I try just tells me it’s an invalid address. Can you help me please? Thank you sir
Hi, Dave —
No worries at all… Any photos you’d like for me to look at can be uploaded right here in the comments forum and can be submitted by clicking on the little rectangular image button by the comment box. Photos should be either in “JPG” or “PNG” format.
I hope to hear from you soon, sir!
Hey Josh. Haven’t forgotten you. Trying to figure out how to get clear pictures on my phone. I’m working on it though. Thank you for your patience
You’re welcome, Dave!
1973 D penny with many things going on. Main is the E is missing on back. I see it looks stamped a couple of times. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7580c7b6068cd0ae99f6815fc0d377b5b98019034b3046923569f12722d9b4a8.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4ddcc4cb58588610636b92fcb3d4d4ba61e5d07d23157f0aaf31e61919ce064a.jpg
Hi, Barrie —
This 1973 penny seems to exhibit some corrosion and discoloration. It is worth about 2 cents for its copper metal value.
Thank you for reaching out!
Even if the E is missing for e-pluribus
Hi, Barrie —
If you’re posting these because you want me to tell you whether or not they’re made from copper, unfortunately I can’t tell just from the photos. You will need to buy a gram scale that can measure in increments of at least one-tenth of a gram. You might also try dropping the coins on a hard surface (like a table) to see if they click (zinc) or ring (bronze) after being dropped.
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Hi Josh I have a 1964 D and a 1964 no mintmark Kennedy half dollars. Are they worth keeping they are in what I would consider excellent condition. I’m new at this but will try to post photos here.
Your 1964 and 1964-D Kennedy halves are presently worth at least $7 or so for their silver content. If you need the money now you could definitely sell them to a coin dealer, otherwise you could hang onto them longer in case silver increases further in value.
Good Day..i am new in this group…i wanted to know about the value of my coins? And how much to sell of this… I want to sell my old coins…
Thank you so much..
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It’s great that you reached out to us — thank you. While some 1983-D Lincoln cents are worth more than their face value, I’m afraid this one is circulated, cleaned, and shows no signs of any valuable errors or varieties and is thus worth its face value of one cent. If you’re still interested in selling it or other coins, you’d best be served by selling them to a coin dealer. Here’s more info on coin dealers: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/
josh what would u think i could get for this coin, wish there was a s mint mark , thanks https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/72917814f4c0414a4773752c723df779d419aac534e590c9b40840e82ccbbe2d.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3b477b89073eb384906e44b4fbe5c21d8a4a3e554f6dcc5a4eca997d322dec24.jpg
Joshua….glad to have found your site. I’ve decided to sell a fairly large number of US coins from the late 1800s through the 50s. For instance: 60lbs of steel pennies (it was easier to weigh the bags than to count them). Any suggestions?
Thank you for reaching out! Based on what you said here, it sounds like you might have some eager buyers in the coin dealer community, many of whom buy large quantities of coins to feed their inventories. If I were you I’d reach out to them and see what you might be able to get for your coins. Here’s some info on how to find good, reputable coin dealers: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/
I have about 50 wheat pennies – 1929 through 58. Is there any market for these? I have seen their worth stated anywhere from .05 – .35. Are they worth trying to sell? Or should I just spend them? All general wear and tear.
Hi, JoAnne —
In general the date spread you mentioned here is the most common period for Lincoln wheat cents with the lone exception of the 1931-S. Unless you have any obvious errors or varieties, chances are the price you keenly stated is about max of what you’d get by taking them to a coin dealer. Unless that is something you wish to pursue, your next best bet might be trying to sell them in eBay. But, again, unless there is a variety or error in your possession, or the 1931-S, you don’t stand to make a huge amount of money selling them.
Hope this info helps,
josh i got another one for your opinion, broadstrike but take a good look on the lettering especially on the bottom obverse, thanks
Hi, James —
This is it a broad strike but rather a coin indicative of a light die clash, as seen on the obverse by the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.
You might find this link helpful on identifying broadstrikes: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/broadstrike-error-coins/
josh i got another one for your opinion, broadstrike but take a good look on the lettering especially on the bottom obverse, thanks
oops would help if i sent the pics josh here goes https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c0e638b0d363decbeaf554286f6b937bb1d34e5e8af5e54dcdf1937f29e444f5.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d2420d909afc4a737bd6804ec66bb33cddb1a9abb382908ca7720ff33ba8533f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/85a069c8d54f8885aef3285554f8cc9227a9732c891e436dae57e35c1d823744.jpg
thanks again josh,
josh would this be a lamination error? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b7629b60c1c2a3398b1ea7dfcb6243e9816b2df627e0ad50a498106f168a268b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1e1e1e6477b6c77b33538098dce28c34eb05a079bb856bb666cbbfae6454e66c.jpg
Hi, James —
Looks like a bunch of crud along the lower and right rim on the obverse and discoloration on the reverse, which also has a huge gouge in the center.
Hello I am new to this. I have some coins I think r worth something. I am desperately needing a professional opinion.
Hi, Denise —
I’ll be happy to provide an opinion on three or four coins if you kindly post clear photos of those coins here in the comments forum so I can see the pieces and their conditions.
Hello I am also new to the site and what I wanted to know is there any silver quarter’s, nickels, or dime’s from the 40s
up to 64 that are worth anything, more than just silver weight like are they any things on any of them that I should specifically load to the page it’s just I have lot. A would be hard to upload pics of every single coin but in silver I got those and a couple silver dollars that are older and things also but besides those I have some wheat pennies and other odd coins I’ll try to get loaded up too.thanks
Hi, Dianne —
I’ll be happy to look at photos of 3 to 5 of your coins and help with those! Otherwise, I’ll refer you to these two articles I hope you find helpful:
A List of US Coins Worth More Than Face Value: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coins/
Error and Variety Coins by Denomination: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-error-coins-list/
Looking at my Fathers lifetime collection with the old blue book albums, proof sets, individual coins(pennies through dollars) trying to decide how to best to market. I see you recommending a dealer but when my Dad approached a few during his last few years he was insulted by their “pick out the good stuff” attitudes so refused to go that route. I’ve done ebay myself for car parts but have steam coming out my ears at the all the fees charged for listing, sales and Paypal.(even on shipping costs)… Etsy same story. I’m not seeing a lot of coins listed and selling on this venue so I’m assuming it doesn’t happen much here. Am I missing a coins for sale section in this or other website? Have a bunch of coins to market and like your idea of putting out the pictures but still unsure where to go with it. Tried the local club but was pushed off then no response to my inquiry. Know it will be a long process but I do have patience. Attached a couple of the older coins.
Thanks for your thoughts.
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Hi, Laura —
I’m really sorry to hear about the situation you’re experiencing in selling your dad’s coin collection. While TheFunTimesGuide is an educational and information resource (we don’t do any trading or selling here), there are online forums where coin trading does take place, particularly on Facebook (such as Coin Collecting Buy, Sell Trade and Ask).
From what I see here, these Morgan and Peace silver dollars, old as they are, will most likely fetch right around their silver values (presently about $20 apiece) due to their wear and surface marks.
You will find info here on general coin values: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coins/
And here is more info on finding a good coin dealer: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/
I wish you the best of luck in your coin ventures 🙂
Does anyone know the validity of the penny being decomishioned? And also is the copper content in pennies up to ’82, 95% copper content. The changeover using only 5% copper . So end point, once the penny is no longer real currency, hence the copper weight before ‘ 82 is its only value? Is this for real? Thanks for yr redponses.
Hi, Tracy —
While talk of discontinuing the one-cent coin has been in the air since at least the 1990s, there has been no congressional passage of any such ban, and the U.S. Mint continues making billions of pennies each year. Even if the coin were to be discontinued, it’s virtually implausible to think the coins would ever be demonetized (worth nothing as legal tender). Even obsolete coins such as the half cent, two-cent, and gold double eagle are still legal tender and can be spent at face value in the United States if you so chose to use them as money.
The only reason the pre-1983 95% copper pennies are worth more than face value at this point is because their spot bullion metal is presently worth more than one cent, much like the silver in pre-1965 dimes, quarters, and halves exceeds the face value of those coins. However, there is certainly no rule that stipulates copper or silver must be valuable. If copper or silver prices ever collapsed (stranger things have happened), these old coins would at least have the safety net of being worth their face value, at the very minimum. But long story short, pennies are still being made, are still legal tender, and presently the 95% copper pennies from before 1983 are worth around two cents each for their metal value.
Thank you for reaching out!
Hi its me again. I have a couple of pics of coins if anyone could tell me if they are really worth holding onto. I have been collecting ( mostly pennies at first) for 20 yrs and have hundreds of coins. Some foreign. Mostly lower denominations but have 50 cents and dollars. Also paper money and sport cards. And fossils!!! Anyway heres a few samples. Thank you
Hi, Tracy —
I’m afraid there are no photos attached to this comment for us to see. Would you please try posting them here again?
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Hi, Tracy —
While your 1983-D dime is marked off-center on the info tag it really isn’t far enough off center for it to be worth any premium. Your 1966 Washington quarter appears normal though seems to have a little rim damage near the base of the numerals; as it is circulated, it is worth face value.
I see you have a jar of pennies there, too, but unfortunately most the visible dates are too fuzzy to read. Besides, I really am unable to get appraise that many coins here anyway.
Here’s a thought… How you look through that jar of pennies at your convenience and search for the rare and valuable dates listed here: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/valuable-pennies/
Much good luck to you!
Hi i have a 1 dollar coin its a liberty 1776-1976 i want to sell it, how much the value of it. Thank you i hope, hear the feed back
Hi, Alma —
May I please see a couple clear photos of your coin so I can provide better feedback?
Sir I have foreign currency sales
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Hi, Dharani —
From what I see here I put the value of your set around $3.25 to $3.50USD
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I am hoping I can get any information on a coin that I am wanting to sell – well I have started going through coins a lot this year, so I have several that I believe have errors…etc., but I wanted to know if this 1979 Lincoln penny I have is worth anything or worth getting graded (if I ever figure out how to do that) b/c it seems to be in great condition for it being 1979.
Thank you, I appreciate any assistance.
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While your 1979 penny is in uncirculated condition, I’m not sure it would receive a high-enough grade to make grading and encapsulation worth the cost. Grading fees usually run about $25-40 through the leading services, and from the images here I don’t think your coin would receive a grade that would put its value anywhere nearly that high.
Ultimately the choice is yours, and I wish you the best!
Thank you for reaching out,
Say, I have a 1982 D small date I believe, it weighs 3.1 I’ll send u a picture let me know what u think personally
Hi, Steven —
The coin you pictured here is a 1982-D large date, which is the common variety among bronze pieces from the Denver Mint.
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Hi, Paul —
As much as I’d love to assist I am afraid you have more here than I can help with in this forum. Plus, you’ll need to see both sides of the coin to determine mintmarks, etc. If you’re looking for values, I kindly refer you to this hub of articles where you can find out which U.S. coins are worth more than face value: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coins/
Thank you sir, for your time an knowledge, an I really appreciate you responding so fast. God bless
You’re welcome, Steven! It’s my pleasure to help as best I can…
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Hello, Saad —
Unfortunately I’m not well versed in ancient coins and can be of no help except to recommend your posting this inquiry on this excellent website: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/
I have a lot of old coins that my father left me and really don’t know where to start. I did take some of the Indian Head penny’s and placed them on a sheet of paper with dates under them but don’t know what or how to show them so I hope I am attaching the sheet here.
Hi, Barbara —
The Indian penny collection is about half complete and the coins in it are nicely circulated. While most of the set that isn’t there are the most expensive coins, there are some more valuable pieces here, including the 1857, 1864, and 1866 pennies, which are each worth between $12 and $20. The others are worth closer to $1 to $2. I suggest if you have a large number of coins on your hand and are interested in either an appraisal or want to sell them, you should look up reputable coin dealers in your area.
Here’s a searchable list of coin dealers affiliated with the Professional Numismatists Guild: https://png.memberclicks.net/find-a-png-dealer
And here’s more info on how to find a good coin dealer: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/
If you want more info on coin values in general, you might find this page helpful: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coins/
I hope this info is helpful to you,
Thank you very much. I value your opinion.
Hi I have a 1975 no S lincon proof coin and I was wondering where i could sell it if im situated in Australia
Hi, Kylah —
There is no cataloged 1975 no-S Lincoln proof cent to date, so I could best determine what you have and help further if you kindly upload a clear image or two of the coin here in the comments section.
I hope to assist further!
I have a 1941mercury dime and it’s a misprint, in the word states it’s missing a E and now has two SS. Can someone please help me sale this coin?
Hello Aller —
I’m afraid the “E” is simply misshapen through post-mint damage. This piece is worth about $2.50 to $3 for its silver content.
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Hi Deeman —
Your nickel is unfortunately showing pitting and other signs of post-mint damage. It is worth face value and is safe to spend if you wish.
Thank you for reaching out,
Hi there, I have 2 half-dollar coins (1971 & 1776-1976) to sell, how much are their worth?
Hi, Maryam —
Both of these Kennedy half dollars are made from a copper-nickel clad composition and given the presence of light to moderate wear are are to spend at face value if you wish.
Joshua, I am an obsessed beginning coin collector. I have within the past year found hundreds of errors coins some that defies logic . I am desperately seeking assistance. Is it possible that I can post some of my finds , or send you one of my SD cards.
I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the coin-collecting adventure — because adventure is what it really is! I’d be happy to check out two or three of your most curious finds if you post clear photos of them here in the forum.
In the meantime, you might find this post helpful on what errors and varieties you should be looking for: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coin-errors-and-varieties/
And this one — how to separate errors from post-mint damage: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/pmd/
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Does anyone knows about this coin
I James am a newbie at this coin collecting , but I feel as though I am off to a great start …Help!!!!
Hi, James —
It looks like in the first group of photos I’m seeing two different coins (the photo showing just the LIBERTY inscription looks like a much older Lincoln penny), but the main piece you seem to be asking about is a 2015 Lincoln cent that appears to have copper blistering, caused by poor adherence of the outer copper coating to the inner zinc core. While blistering is typically not a valuable error, yours seems to exhibit some extreme blisters/bubbles. Some coin dealers or collectors who specialize in errors might pay a small premium for this — perhaps $5 or $10, maybe more, depending on the collector.
Thanks Josh , but you haven’t seen anything yet , I have literally hundreds of questionable coins anomaly that are either counterfeit , or they are definitely some type of PSM ….. just to give you an example I have serveral coins with double letters , some that are clearly missing letters and numbers altogether … Yes , I would love too share a few of what I believe to be liget .And the answer to your question about the two coins that I posted without the L ‘s missing are definitely two different coins …the red penny is a 1918’s and the older coin is a 1964 which I have a couple of those in my collection. If you would like for me to continue posting let me know since I am truly a beginner , but a very lucky and determined individual . Thanks.
Hi, James —
Missing “Ls” are common on older Lincoln cents especially and are usually caused by weak strikes and/or grease/debris on the dies. While unusual they are frankly so common they don’t really command any extra premium in value in most cases.
I can usually get to about a coin a day from posters, so if you wish to pace out a coin every day or so please feel free to and I’ll do my best to help. If I am unable to help, I know the resources/folks to refer you to who can!
Josh , Thinks for your reply , but I a little confused about what you may or may not know about PSM errors .,..I have in my possession pennies that have double letters…. such as two ‘BB ‘s’ in what should have been spelled Liberty . I also have one with what clearly appears to be two LL’s , and even one with two L’s facing themselves ….Now Josh am I to believe that I your opinion that I am wasting my time because of these hundreds of what appears to be PSM , but you easily dismiss the
Hi, James —
In the photos you sent me, one was of an older Lincoln cent missing the “L” of “LIBERTY” (common and usually due to weak strike or grease-filled die) and the other Lincoln cent exhibited bubbling/blistering of the outer copper plating on a zinc-based Lincoln cent, which can be worth a small premium when drastic in nature. I haven’t seen any images of your coins with double lettering, so I can’t really comment on that until I see it. Why? Because what you might be looking at could be hub doubling, mechanical doubling, counterstamping, post-mint damage, or any other number of things that are or aren’t true errors or varieties.
If you’re looking to compare your coins to photos of verified errors and varieties, you might also be interested in checking out CONECA (www.varietyvista.com) and Wexler’s Die Varieties (http://doubleddie.com/). Meanwhile, please feel free to post one or two of the coins with double lettering here so I can further assist.
Sorry my phone ate part of my last message….But are to easily dismiss them as being something other than being legit errors .so Thanks for your time .
I have a defective 1999 New Jersey quarter how much is it worth I am trying to sell it as soon as possible need money
Hi, John —
I’d need to please see a clear photo of the quarter and the defect to know what’s going on and provide further opinion. You can post the photos here in this forum.
Joshua, first, Thank You for all that you do for coin collecting, and collectors. It’s amazing what a vast knowledge and understanding you have and how freely you’ve given of yourself.
I’m a novice, usually wheat penny collector, my mom started me when I was young because she collected them, looking for the million dollar one she’d say. I recently, after reading one of your blogs, started looking at newer cents, in my “pocket change” and a few days ago came across this… And was wondering, and I could be mistaken, is this a small date?https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5bc0f70ea7915cc2082e7de24face5fed2dd1276c0c265cd8fb5a359e8ec4dc4.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2dd6219b09a12afd0fe74f9ab9905e8733a96f1c6f33ab9e40c7926498fae69e.jpg
I really appreciate your kind compliment and am happy to help as best I can! I personally enjoy searching for wheat pennies, too! They’re what lured me into the hobby as a boy some 30 years ago now 🙂
As for your 1982-D penny, I’m afraid it’s a large date. You might find this YouTube video helpful for future searches of the 1982-D small date copper penny: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EgL5LkRcfAc
Good luck to you!