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The prices used in this guide are for premium quality coins and may vary from actual prices if your coins are sold.
There are at least three values of a coin, the Price the owner thinks his coin is worth, the Price the Red Book or a Price Guide lists it at and then most important,
the Actual Price that you can sell it for to the dealer, the buyer, online or at an auction.
Please Note: Grading coins is a subjective matter that takes years of experience to do correctly. In most cases raw or un-graded coins are usually over graded by the individual owner. Try to be realistic and understand that grading is only a means to quantify or evaluate the worth of a coin. The grading company used to grade a coin is very important and there are only two that have the highest reputation in the numismatic industry, NGC and PCGS. See: Rating Coin Grading Services. Also note that coins within a specific grade can be a plus or minus of that grade also increasing or decreasing value. There can also be mirrored fields which can increase the value significantly as in Proof-Like (PL) and Deep Mirror Proof Like (DMPL). Mintage and popularity can also factor into consideration when accessing the overall worth of a coin. Please remember that there are at least three values of a coin; the Price the owner
thinks his coin is worth, the Value a Coin Price Guide Book or a Pricing Guide lists it at and then most importantly, the Actual Price that you can sell it for to a dealer, buyer, or at an auction.

You can also compare your coin through the online auction links to compare prices and condition from images. Click Each Price to Compare Current Online Auction Values in the Left Side Column Below.
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1793 Half Cents Half Cents : Liberty Cap, Head Facing Left
(All are rare)
1794-1797 Half Cents Half Cents : Liberty Cap, Head Facing Right
(Rare date: 1796)
1800-1808 Half Cents Half Cents : Draped Bust
(Rare date: 1802)
1809-1836 Half Cents Half Cents : Classic Head
(Rare dates: 1831, 1836)
1840-1857 Half Cents Half Cents : Coronet Type
(Rare dates: 1840-1848)
1793 Large Cents Large Cents : Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse
(All are rare)
1793 Large Cents Large Cents : Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse
(All are rare)
1793-1796 Large Cents Large Cents : Liberty Cap
(Rare date: 1793)
1796-1807 Large Cents Large Cents : Draped Bust
(Rare dates: 1799, 1804)
1808-1814 Large Cents Large Cents : Classic Head
(No rare dates)
1816-1835 Large Cents Large Cents : Matron Head
(Scarce date: 1823)
1835-1857 Large Cents Large Cents : Young Head
(No rare dates)
1856-1858 Flying Eagle Cents Flying Eagle Cents : Flying Eagle
(Rare date: 1856)
1859-1909 Indian Cents Indian Cents
(Rare dates: 1877, 1909-S; Scarce dates: All 1859-1879, 1908-S)
1909-1958 Lincoln Cents Lincoln Cents : Wheat Ear Reverse
(Rare dates: 1909-S, 1909-S V.D.B., 1914-D, 1922, 1931-S, 1955 Doubled Date; Scarce dates: 1910-S, 1911-S, 1912-S, 1913-S, 1914-S, 1915-S, 1922-D, 1924-D)
1943 Steel Cents Lincoln Cents : Steel w/Zinc Plating
(Very common -- sticks to a magnet)
1943 Copper Cents Lincoln Cents : 1943 Copper
(All are rare -- won't stick to a magnet)
1959-Present Lincoln Cents Lincoln Cents : Lincoln Memorial Reverse
(Rare date: 1972 Doubled Date)
1864-1873 Two Cents Two Cent Pieces
(Rare date: 1873; Scarce date: 1872)
1851-1873 Three Cent Silver Three Cent Silver
(Rare dates: 1863-1873)
1865-1889 Three Cent Nickel Three Cent Nickels
(Rare dates: 1877, 1878, 1883-1887; Scarce dates: 1879, 1880, 1882, 1888, 1889)
1866-1883 Shield Nickels Shield Nickels
(Rare dates: 1877-1881)
1883-1912 Liberty Nickels Liberty Nickels
(Rare dates: 1885,1886,1912-S)
1913-1938 Buffalo Nickels Buffalo Nickels
(Rare dates: 1913-S, 1916 Doubled Date, 1937-D 3-Leg Buffalo; Scarce dates: 1913-1921, 1924-D, 1924-S, 1925-D, 1925-S, 1926-D, 1926-S, 1931-S)
1942-1945 Jefferson Nickels Jefferson Nickels : War Time Alloy
 
1938-1964 Jefferson Nickels Jefferson Nickels
(Scarce dates: 1938-D, 1938-S, 1939-D, 1939-S, 1950-D)
1964-Present Jefferson Nickels Jefferson Nickels
1794-1795 Half Dimes Early Half Dimes : Flowing Hair
(All are rare)
1796-1797 Half Dimes Bust Half Dimes : Draped Bust, Small Eagle Reverse
(All are rare)
1800-1805 Half Dimes Bust Half Dimes : Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse
(Rare date: 1802)
1829-1837 Half Dimes Bust Half Dimes : Capped Bust
(No rare dates)
1837-1873 Half Dimes Seated Half Dimes
(Rare dates: 1846, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867; Many scarce dates)
1796-1797 Bust Dimes Bust Dimes : Draped Bust, Small Eagle Reverse
(All are rare)
1798-1807 Bust Dimes Bust Dimes : Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse
(All are rare)
1809-1837 Bust Dimes Bust Dimes : Capped Bust
(Rare date: 1822)
1837-1891 Seated Dimes Seated Dimes
(Rare dates: 1844, 1860-O, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1870-S, 1871-CC, 1872-CC, 1873-CC, 1874-CC, 1879-1881, 1885-S; Many scarce dates)
1892-1916 Barber Dimes Barber Dimes
(Rare dates: 1894-S, 1895-O; Scarce dates: 1892-S, 1893-O, 1894-O, 1895, 1895-S, 1896-O, 1896-S, 1897-O, 1901-S, 1903-S, 1904-S, 1913-S)
1916-1945 Mercury Dimes Mercury Dimes
(Rare dates: 1916-D; Scarce dates: 1921, 1921-D, 1926-S, 1931-D,1931-S)
1946-1964 Roosevelt Dimes Roosevelt Dimes : Silver
(No rare dates)
1965-Present Roosevelt Dimes Roosevelt Dimes : Clad
(No rare dates)
1875-1878 Twenty Cents Twenty Cent Pieces
(Rare dates: 1876-CC,1877,1878)
1796 Bust Quarters Bust Quarters : Draped Bust, Small Eagle Reverse
(All are rare)
1804-1807 Bust Quarters Bust Quarters : Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse
(Rare date: 1804)
1815-1838 Bust Quarters Bust Quarters : Capped Bust
(Rare dates: 1823,1827)
1838-1891 Seated Quarters Seated Quarters
(Rare dates: 1849-O, 1860-S, 1864-S, 1866-1869, 1870-CC, 1871-CC, 1871-S, 1872-CC, 1872-S, 1873-CC, 1879-1889; Many scarce dates)
1892-1916 Barber Quarters Barber Quarters
(Rare dates: 1896-S, 1901-S, 1913-S; Scarce dates: 1892-S, 1897-O, 1899-S, 1901-O, 1902-S, 1903-S, 1908-S, 1909-O, 1913, 1914-S)
1916-1930 Standing Liberty Quarters Standing Liberty Quarters
(Rare dates: 1916, 1923-S; Scarce dates: 1917-1924)
1932-1964 Washington Quarters Washington Quarters : Silver
(Scarce dates: 1932-D, 1932-S)
1965-1998 Washington Quarters Washington Quarters : Clad
(No rare dates)
1975-1976 Washington Quarters Washington Quarters : Bicentennial (Dated 1776-1976)
(Common date)
1999-2008 State Quarters State Quarters (Dated 1999-2008)
2009 D.C. & U.S. Territories Quarters Washington D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarters
2010-2021 America Beautiful Quarters Washington America the Beautiful Quarters
2010-2021 Five Ounce ATB Quarters Five Ounce America the Beautiful Silver Quarters
1794-1795 Bust Half Dollars Early Half Dollars : Flowing Hair
(All are rare)
1796-1797 Bust Half Dollars Bust Half Dollars : Draped Bust, Small Eagle Reverse
(All are rare)
1801-1807 Bust Half Dollars Bust Half Dollars : Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse
(All are scarce)
1807-1836 Bust Half Dollars Bust Half Dollars : Capped Bust
(Rare dates: 1815; Scarce dates: 1807-1817)
1836-1839 Bust Half Dollars Reeded Edge Half Dollars : Reeded Edge
(Rare dates: 1836, 1839-O)
1839-1891 Seated Half Dollars Seated Half Dollars
(Rare dates: 1850, 1851, 1852, 1855-S, 1870-CC, 1871-CC, 1874-CC, 1878-CC, 1878-S, 1879-1890; Many scarce dates)
1892-1915 Barber Half Dollars Barber Half Dollars
(Rare dates: 1892-O, 1892-S, 1893-S, 1896-S, 1897-O, 1897-S; Scarce dates: 1892-1899, 1901-S, 1904-S, 1913, 1914, 1915)
1916-1947 Walking Liberty Halves Walking Liberty Half Dollars
(Rare dates: 1916-S, 1921, 1921-D; Scarce dates: 1916-1933, 1938-D)
1948-1963 Franklin Half Dollars Franklin Half Dollars
(No rare dates)
1964 Kennedy Half Dollars Kennedy Half Dollars : Silver
(Common date)
1965-1969 Kennedy Half Dollars Kennedy Half Dollars : Silver Clad
(No rare dates)
1975-1976 Kennedy Half Dollars Kennedy Half Dollars : Bicentennial (Dated 1776-1976)
(Common date)
1971-Present Kennedy Half Dollars Kennedy Half Dollars
1794-1795 Bust Dollars Early Dollars : Flowing Hair
(All are rare)
1795-1798 Bust Dollars Bust Dollars : Draped Bust, Small Eagle Reverse
(All are rare)
1798-1803 Bust Dollars Bust Dollars : Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse
(All are rare)
1804 Bust Dollars Bust Dollars : 1804 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse
(Extremely rare; Many modern copies exist)
1836-1839 Gobrecht Dollars Gobrecht Dollars
(All are rare)
1840-1873 Seated Dollars Seated Dollars
(Rare dates: 1851, 1852, 1854, 1855, 1858, 1870-S, 1871-CC, 1872-CC, 1873-CC; Scarce dates: 1848, 1850, 1861, 1862, 1872-S)
1873-1885 Trade Dollars Trade Dollars
(Rare dates: 1878-1885; Scarce dates: 1873-CC, 1875, 1877-CC, 1878-CC)
1878-1921 Morgan Dollars Morgan Dollars
(Rare dates: 1885-CC, 1889-CC, 1893-S, 1894, 1895, 1895-S, 1903-O; Scarce dates: Any "CC" mint coin, 1893, 1893-O, 1895-O)
1921-1935 Peace Dollars Peace Dollars
(Rare date: 1928; Scarce date: 1921)
1971-1978 Eisenhower Dollars Eisenhower Dollars
(No rare dates)
1979-1999 Susan B Anthony $1s Susan B. Anthony Dollars
(No rare dates)
2000-Present American Indian Dollars Sacagawea & American Indian Dollars
(No rare dates)
2007-Present Presidential Dollars Presidential Dollars
(No rare dates)
1849-1854 Gold Dollars Gold Dollars : Liberty Head w/stars on front
(Rare Dates: Any "C" mint, Any "D" mint; Scarce Dates: 1850-O, 1854-S)
1854-1856 Gold Dollars Gold Dollars : Small Liberty Head w/motto on front
(Rare dates: 1855-C, 1855-D; Scarce dates: 1855-O, 1855-S)
1856-1889 Gold Dollars Gold Dollars : Large Liberty Head w/motto on front
(Rare dates: Any "C" mint, Any "D" mint, 1875; Scarce dates: 1857-S, 1858-S, 1859-S, 1860-S, 1863-1870, 1876)
1796-1807 Quarter Eagles Early Quarter Eagles : Draped Bust Facing Right
(All dates are rare)
1808 Quarter Eagles Early Quarter Eagles : Capped Bust Facing Left
(All are rare)
1821-1834 Quarter Eagles Early Quarter Eagles : Capped Head Facing Left
(All are rare)
1834-1839 Quarter Eagles Classic Quarter Eagles
(Rare dates: 1838-C, 1839-C, 1839-D, 1839-O)
1840-1907 Quarter Eagles Liberty Quarter Eagles : Coronet
(Rare Dates: Any "C" or "D" mint coins, 1841, 1848 with "CAL" on reverse, 1854-S, 1864, 1865, 1875, 1881; Scarce Dates: 1842, 1845-O, 1848, 1862-S, 1863-S, 1866, 1867, 1872, 1877, 1885)
1908-1929 Quarter Eagles Indian Quarter Eagles
(Rare dates: 1854-D, 1881-1886; Scarce dates: 1854-O, 1855-S, 1857-S, 1858, 1860-S, 1861-1869, 1877)
1854-1889 Three Dollar Gold Three Dollar Gold Pieces
(All are rare)
1879-1880 Four Dollar Gold Four Dollar Gold Pieces
(All are rare)
1795-1798 $5 Half Eagles Early $5 Half Eagles : Draped Bust Right, Small Eagle
(All are rare)
1795-1807 $5 Half Eagles Early $5 Half Eagles : Draped Bust Right, Heraldic Eagle
(All are rare)
1807-1812 $5 Half Eagles Early $5 Half Eagles : Capped Bust Large
(All are rare)
1813-1834 $5 Half Eagles Early $5 Half Eagles : Capped Bust Small
(All are rare)
1834-1838 $5 Half Eagles Classic $5 Half Eagles
(Rare dates: 1838-C,1838-D)
1839-1908 $5 Half Eagles Liberty $5 Half Eagles : Coronet
(Rare dates: Any "C" mint, Any "D" mint, 1847-O, 1859-S, 1861-S, 1862-1872, 1873-CC, 1875, 1875-CC, 1876, 1876-CC, 1876-S, 1877, 1877-CC, 1878-CC; Scarce dates: Any "CC")
1908-1929 $5 Half Eagles Indian $5 Half Eagles
(Rare dates: 1909-O,1929)
1795-1797 $10 Eagle Early Eagles : Capped Bust Right, Small Eagle
(All are rare)
1797-1804 $10 Eagle Early Eagles : Capped Bust Right, Heraldic Eagle
(All are rare)
1838-1907 $10 Eagle Liberty Eagles : Coronet
(Rare dates: 1838, 1839, 1841-O, 1855-S, 1858, 1858-S, 1859-O, 1859-S, 1860-S, 1861-S, 1862-1873, 1875-1877, 1878-CC, 1879-CC, 1879-O, 1883-O; Scarce dates: Any "CC")
1907-1933 $10 Eagle Indian Head Eagles:
(rare dates: 1920-S, 1930-S, and 1933; Scarce dates: 1908-S, 1911-D, 1911-S, 1913-S)
1850-1907 Double Eagles Liberty Double Eagles
(Rare dates: 1854-O, 1855-O, 1856-O, 1859-O, 1860-O, 1861-O, 1861-S, 1866-S, 1870-CC, 1871-CC, 1879-O, 1881, 1882, 1885, 1886, 1891, 1891-CC; Scarce dates: Any "CC")
1907-1933 Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles
(Rare dates: 1907 High Relief, 1920-S, 1921, 1925-D, 1925-S, 1926-D, 1927-D, 1927-S, 1929, 1930-S, 1931, 1931-D, 1932; Scarce dates: 1908-S, 1909-D, 1913-S, 1922-S, 1924-D, 1924-S, 1926-S)
1892-1954 Commemoratives Silver Commemoratives
(Many different types exist, many are scarce)
1903-1926 Gold Commemoratives Gold Commemoratives
(All are scarce)
1982-Present Modern Commemoratives Modern Commemorative:
(Many different types, both gold and silver. Scarce dates: 1996 Olympic Dollars (four varieties),
National Community Service Dollar, Jackie Robinson $5, all uncirculated only; 2000-W Library of Congress $10, uncirculated or proof)
1984-Present Modern Gold Commemoratives Modern Gold Commemoratives
1986-Present Silver Eagles Silver American Eagle:
(scarce dates:1986, 1996 uncirculated; 1988-S, 1993-P, 1994-P, 1995-P, 1997-P Proof. Rare date: 1995-W Proof)
1986-Present Gold Eagles Gold American Eagle:
(1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz. Generally worth their bullion value)
1997-Present Platinum Eagles Platinum American Eagles:
(1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz. Generally worth their bullion value)
2006-Present Gold Buffalos Gold Buffalos
1936-Present Proof Sets Proof Sets
1947-Present Mint Sets Mint Sets
1983-Present Commemorative Sets Commemorative Sets
FYI: Rare coins have historically protected or preserved wealth as strong inflation fighters, particularly in countries whose paper currency has been severely weakened. Any time our paper money is threatened, rare coins can protect wealth much like an investment in gold bullion. The beauty of rare coins can be enjoyed much like any other work of art. They are also a very private form of investment not subject to government scrutiny common to other types of investments held in banks and by brokerage houses. Rare coins are easy to store and are virtually indestructible. They are also insurable. Rare coins represent truly portable wealth which can be moved from place to place very quickly and easily. If you intend to buy rare or bullion coins for investment, your best protection is to spend time learning about the coins you are being asked to buy. In the past, most investment gains have gone to collectors, often known as numismatists, who have taken the time to carefully study various aspects of coins, including rarity, grading, market availability, and price trends. Investment success over the years is the result of prudently acquiring coins of selected quality, proven rarity, and established numismatic desirability. Many careful buyers study coins for some time before buying even a single coin. Success also can be enhanced by researching dealers, as well as coins.

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