Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Determining value


Dan,when I broke open my piggy bank, I invested in the "red book" to check for rare coins. None of mine are rare but I have a few 1982 & 1983 quarters which the book shows to be worth a few dollars. I also have a few old, but not rare, pennies that have some minor value. I live in Houston, TX. How can I find someone who might be interested in purchasing the coins at a fair price? It seems dealers are only looking for gold, silver, or rare coins. Thanks for your time.

Hi Ed,

Best thing I can suggest is to attend a local coin show and see if any of the dealers there are interested.  There are a couple shows coming up in Houston within a month.  Details can be found on the Coin World website here :

(just select Texas and hit the search button)

Other than that, you can take a chance selling them on eBay.

I hope this helps,


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My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.


I've been a coin dealer since the 1980's and a coin collector since the 1960's. I specialize in U.S. Silver Coins and have an active online website -- The Working Man's Rare Coins -- -- offering information and inventory in U.S. coins.

Organizations I belong to :
American Numismatic Association Member #187770
Michigan State Numismatic Society Member #8255
Florida United Numismatics Member #19710
Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
WINS Member #14
CoinMasters Member #1814

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