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Coin Values Online is an online database that provides both numismatic and intrinsic coin values. In addition we have created some great tools and written many original articles detailing the most important aspects of coin collecting.

Coin Grading Explained

Coin Grading Explained

Collecting coins is slowly becoming one of the world's greatest past times. As more and more people get involved in this lucrative hobby, buying and selling rare coins is becoming all the rage in certain circles, especially as many coins are hard to find.

Knowing the value of your coins is essential when you want to sell or even purchase them. That is where coin grading comes into play. Before you begin a lucrative coin exchange, you need to understand exactly what coin grading is and why it is important. This article will shed some light on the subject.

Coin Collecting as an Investment


Coin collecting is a $10 Billion dollar a year industry in the United States alone, and the world wide figure is somewhere around $100 Billion dollars a year. It is one of those hobbies that does not immediately pay dividends, but whose value is paid out fully in decades to come. It's a way to store wealth, it's patriotic, it's a way for a 70 year old grandparent and a 7 year kid to relate. You see coins transcend decades, centuries, and of course generations.

Sets can become family heirlooms, a roll of coins or proof set today may help pay for a family members college 100 years from now. Why leave your family "cash" that can easily be blown on a whim, when you could leave a collection you have built piece by piece. Something your family can cherish for generations, and if hard times come like they do so often the collection will provide a bit of security.<

Sell Your Coins

Selling Your Coins

OK you've spent years possibly decades creating a collection. Or maybe you've just inherited a few coins from Grandma, Grandpa, or your Aunt Mildred.

Whatever the case may be you are interested in trading them in for for cash. Let me first tell you what not to do. Don't take them to a pawn shop, don't take them to a "Cash 4 Gold" type of store (unless they are Cull), and for heavens sake..don't spend them at face value.

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Most Valuable Coins

The most comprehensive list of valuable United States coins online!

Valuable Coins

This most valuable coin list is dynamic based upon the few thousand or so United States coins found in our ever growing database.

As of now our database consists almost entirely of coins from 1880s-2011, as we wanted to focus mostly on coins that were readily accessible and possibly still in circulation.

Is my coin Silver?

This tool is for U.S. Silver Coins
Silver Bars

Use our online handy dandy silver coin detector to see if your coin contains silver or not. This tool is for U.S. Silver Coins only. It does not do foreign coinage, sorry.

What Year was it minted? 

Silver Content US Coins

Melt Value Based on Silver Spot
Silver Coin

The following values are the result of taking the current spot price for silver and multiplying it by the silver content in the coin.

The term "melt value" does not imply the melting of the coin, as that is illegal with certain coins. It's a definition of the coins intrinsic value or worth.

Silver Prices

Prices on silver in various formats.
Silver Coin

A configurable web utility that shows silver prices in various forms and measurements.

Page allows you so set refresh time and shows silver prices in Oz, Sterling Silver per gram, 90% Coin Silver Price $1 Face Value, as well as a 1 year silver price chart, and single day silver price chart.