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My father passed away and left a variety of coins he had collected over the years.  I have no idea of the value of the collection, although after doing some minor research, I find some of the coins are notably rare.  There is such a large amount of coins that I have put them on an excel spread sheet.  Would you mind if I e-mail this spread sheet to you?  I have organized them from pennies to dollar coins.  I think you will find this collection somewhat interesting.  The pennies seem the most curious.  Ranging from 1909 (all the 1909's) up to 1953 minus 3 pennies, 1923, 1943 copper and 1944 steel unfortunately.  All else is intact. He had noted qualities from VF, VG and G.  Although they look quite good, I don't know how to determine their quality.  I would appreciate any advice and direction.
Thank you.

Hi Matt,

Sorry but I really don't have the time available to evaluate a large collection for free.  Also, doing it without actually seeing the coins makes it nearly impossible to assign proper values.

I can point you to an online retail price guide, that (assuming your father's grades are accurate) you can use to assign values :

And if you'd like to buy a grading guide, you can get one from Amazon here :

I hope this helps,


p.s. don't bother looking for a 1923 penny -- it doesn't exist.

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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.

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