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Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Questions Answered by Expert Joe Hylas

SubjectDate Asked
2003 nickel p1/31/2017
  Q: I have this nickel that appears to have a doubling on his chin
  A: Double die error coins are rare. Without inspecting the coin, I can not tell you what you have but ...
iraqi gold coin 19811/6/2017
  Q: I read your remarks mentioned in your mail dd 9/27/2009 wherein you showed us the picture of a gold ...
  A: Wow, 7 years ago I wrote that! I have to imagine that the info was retrieved from The Standard ...
1978 silver colored penny1/5/2017
  Q: I was hoping you might have some history on a coin like this since I had seen that you said you've ...
  A: Considering you coin is heavier, my guess is that you have a normal Cent that has been electroplated ...
Potential Error Coins?11/6/2016
  Q: I'm fairly new to coin collecting and decided to go through a lot of pocket change to pass the time. ...
  A: Welcome to the hobby! These are all minor errors. If you look, you can probably find 1 error in ...
V Nickel 19039/19/2016
  Q: I have a V Nickel 1903 with nothing printed on the back. Does it have any value?
  A: Most likely, the reverse has worn off. I assume the front of the coin is well worn. When a coin ...
1995 quarter6/11/2016
  Q: I have this quarter (dated year 1995) it looks like it had shifted in the machine to the right hand ...
  A: Without a picture, I can only guess as to what the problem was. When a coin blank (planchet) is in ...
unique pennies5/30/2016
  Q: I have two pennies. One is a 1945 with a small blob of metal that joins the 4 and 5. The second is a ...
  A: These errors are usually caused by bad dies. They are not rare. Actually, if you went through 100 ...
1831 large Cent stamped NEWARK5/17/2016
  Q: Sorry to bring up old topics but I was researching this coin I found and could not locate any ...
  A: The word NEWARK was stamped into the coin after it lest the mint. This was not done by the mint. ...
Kennedy Half Dollars3/17/2016
  Q: I am starting to collect these half dollars. Can you tell me what 1979-S Pr. Var1 means, S Proof ...
  A: Traditionally, for this particular coin, proof coins are minted at the San Francisco mint. Hence the ...
Series 1957B Silver certificate1/23/2016
  Q: I have a one dollar silver certificate series 1957B in my collection. The signature of the ...
  A: Good question! This is one I never came across, and honestly had to research it. What I found was ...
Extremely rare 1997 d DDR penny1/7/2016
  Q: What is the estimated value of my 1997 d penny with a DDR? It also has ribbed surfaces which I can't ...
  A: I do not see a double die reverse. If anything, I see a die shift. For it to be a DDR, everything ...
1956D silver, magnetic Lincoln Wheat Penny12/19/2015
  Q: I hope you can help me identify this coin! I found it while researching 'error' coins from my ...
  A: It appears that the penny is just a normal penny that had been put in a bezel, then plated. The ...
half printed dollar11/1/2015
  Q: my mom has this dollar that she has had a very long time now she would like to find out more about ...
  A: Actually, it isn't half printed. The "final" printing in the process is adding the letter on the ...
penny with no copper11/1/2015
  Q: i found a 2012 penny and it has no copper on it can you tell me more about it please
  A: You have to have the coin inspected, there could be a few reasons this is. First off, it could be ...
fat quarter10/30/2015
  Q: I have a 1970 fat quarter. It has a bulge on both the front and back. How much would it be worth?
  A: What you have is a quarter that is most likely delaminating. There is the center copper core and ...
1995 D quarter no ridges8/20/2015
  Q: I have this quarter (dated year 1995) it looks like it had shifted in the machine to the right hand ...
  A: The is a mint error. Depending upon the amount it is shifted, the value varies. However, it is not ...
Four $2.00 in a hand cancelled envelope July 4, 19768/20/2015
  Q: I have an envelope hand stamped July 4, 1976 containing four circulated, (and almost untouched) ...
  A: It seems like everyone did what your grandmother did. But most people had the $2 bills dated as ...
mint bags of pennies6/15/2015
  Q: My Dad passed a few years ago. He left several sealed mint bags of pennies as well as many obw ...
  A: There is a market but the value over face value is marginal. MAYBE they are worth triple face value. ...
20 para value5/18/2015
  Q: i have different pieces of 20 para coins (year 1327-regnal year 6) unfortunately they are pierced as ...
  A: Usually, unless the coin is very rare to begin with, when a coin is damaged in such a way, it is ...
MYSTERY COIN4/27/2015
  Q: Please help. I have a golden coin about the size of a silver dollar.One side has the statue of ...
  A: The fact that you did not mention a denomination, eg. cent, dollar etc., tells me that this is a ...
1990 Roosevelt dime mint mark4/16/2015
  Q: I have a 1990 Roosevelt dime with d mint mark stamped over s and wanted to see if you could give me ...
  A: I am not so sure that it is a D over S. I don't see any part of an S other than what is inside the ...
penny with no date and missing letters4/3/2015
  Q: I am a novice collector and recently went through 15 rolls of penny's and found this penny in great ...
  A: You can send that coin to ANACS for inspection and certification. It appears to me, from the photo, ...
2008 P state Quarter with a clear edge pic set13/29/2015
  Q: Sir, here are some pic about the coin I found. To my knowledge only silver quarters from 1964 and ...
  A: If it were silver, it would weigh 6.25 grams and bear the S Mintmark. The picture makes the coin ...
Wilhelmina Koningin der nederlanden3/14/2015
  Q: We purchase the above coin. It is a 10 cent piece with laurel leaves branches tied with a ribbon. ...
  A: I believe that the coin you have is silver, however I do not know the condition. As a silver piece, ...
Possible "mule" coin2/26/2015
  Q: I am in the process of cataloguing some of the coins that I inherited from my father, (born 1901) ...
  A: I really need to see some good picture. Somewhere in the office I have a coin that sounds identical ...
double stamped pennie12/22/2014
  Q: I have a 1972double stamped pennie, but this has the front lincons head, and the back stamp , ...
  A: From the photos, I have to believe that this is not a genuine mint error. The lettering from the ...
inherited coin collection10/28/2014
  Q: Do you have any suggestion on how to value and equally divide up an inherited coin collection ...
  A: You realy need an independent appraisal. Itemized coin by coin. that eill be costly but if the ...
presidential ingots10/21/2014
  Q: I have a set of presidential ingots Washington to Nixon 5000 grains sterling silver each wondering ...
  A: Well, Let's see. Silver Spot is $17.52. Sterling is .925 pure That means 1 troy ounce of ...
1911-D $2.5 gold indian10/12/2014
  Q: I have three of these coins. This is the one with real fine and thin wire rim on right side of ...
  A: I can't see from the pictures but a wire rim? That would be suspect to me. Traditionally, $2.50 ...
old coin9/4/2014
  Q: Year 1827 georgius iv penny it I think of great britain or england.georgius iv on one side other ...
  A: From what I can determine, the coin is from Great Britain. Catalog value for this coin is $250 in ...
1897 penny8/26/2014
  Q: I have found a 1987 penny that does not have the copper plating on it. It is also not uniform in ...
  A: In all honesty, the coin has to be inspected. However, there are a few possibilities. #1, the ...
coin values8/22/2014
  Q: i have 3 coins i need some info on please, first i have a 1984 1000 peso coin its looks gold but ...
  A: The peso coin is probably from Mexico. It is probably brass. Pesos are exchanged at approximately ...
liberty twenty dollar mcmv118/8/2014
  Q: I would like to know if it worth any thing
  A: Provided it is genuine and undamaged, it is worth a minimum of $2800 but can be as high as $10,000 ...
Odd Sacajawea dollar6/15/2014
  Q: I have a Sacajawea dollar, gold in color, with no date on the usual location...There is no date ...
  A: The date of the 2009 Sacagawea Dollar is incused along the rim. With the date should be the ...
identify the coin/medal6/12/2014
  Q: my self is aamir and I am from India. I want to know about my M.THERESIA.D.G coin/medal.its struck ...
  A: These coins are Thalers, mainly minted in Austria. They are normally worth between $100 and $200 ...
walking liberty eagle silver dollar6/11/2014
  Q: I have a waling liberty eagle silve dollar that has a tiny squiggly line under the T in the word ...
  A: It's not common, but not incredibly rare. It may also have been caused by a careless mint employee ...
silver penny5/3/2014
  Q: I have a 1974 "silver" penny with no mint mark. I've read that it could be silver or aluminum. Can ...
  A: Experimental pennies were minted from aluminum, however they were never released. Hence, they are ...
Coin Worth4/9/2014
  Q: I have a 1989 dime the color of a penny with the P mint stamp. Worth? ...
  A: That would depend of: #1 authenticity #2 Why it is the way it is, eg, is it missing the outer nickel ...
misprint date on wheat penney3/25/2014
  Q: I am looking for value of a misprint on a wheat back penney the date is 192
  A: Is it possible that the last digit of the date is simply worn away, as opposed to this being an ...
Silver Coins3/12/2014
  Q: I have two Silver coins that my friend's dad gave to me about 26 years ago. They have those ...
  A: Both coins contain silver, however they are not rare. Their values will be based on the current ...
Coins2/28/2014
  Q: I have in my possession two half dollars. One from 1906, the other from 1908. My husband insists ...
  A: Value depends upon the condition. Worse case, they are worth their silver content which right now is ...
1893 indian cent double strike2/6/2014
  Q: My father and I have been dabbling in coin collecting for a while now. We happened across this 1893 ...
  A: In my opinion, due to the low grade of the coin, there won't be a big value placed on it. I would ...
old money values1/30/2014
  Q: I have been collecting old money for many years. Can you tell me the value of these please? 1 ...
  A: With collectibles, values always hinge on condition. Let's assume they are in average condition, not ...
Where to I go from here1/13/2014
  Q: Joe, While cleaning out the office closet came across a box of coins I collected as kid. Have some ...
  A: There are a few programs out there that you can probably get on ebay. Do a search for coin ...
USA half dollars11/17/2013
  Q: I have several half dollars that appear very strongly to be non-clad, ie pre-clad silver from the ...
  A: Anything is possible, but the odds are pretty slim. I could see the potential for coins dated 1965 ...
1929 Federal Reserve Bank Notes11/7/2013
  Q: Recently I received an offer for the complete set of 1929 Federal Reserve Bank Notes. It appears ...
  A: Yes, they are still negotiable. However, I doubt that the set includes $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 ...
Coin value10/31/2013
  Q: I have a coin it says republica mexicana 1810-1860 50 anos 31.5 gr.. Do u know the value?
  A: This may not be a coin, it may be some sort of commemorative medal. Coins would say something like ...
1945 penny struck on dime blank9/22/2013
  Q: I have a 1945 no mint mark penny that looks to have been struck on a dime planchet. It is not ...
  A: Is it silver? The U.S. mint struck coins for other countries, th as t's why I ask. Definitely not ...
Unknown "to me" coin/medal9/15/2013
  Q: I have this .999 silver medal/coin and have no experience with coins or the like. I have some good ...
  A: What you have is a medal, not a coin. It has little collector value but since it is .999 silver and ...
Coin Value?9/11/2013
  Q: I have what I think to be a Coronet Type (Young Head) Large Cent from 1853. Can you please tell me ...
  A: These are pretty common coin even though they are 160 years old. Unless the coin is in mint ...
value (if any) of misprinted penny9/8/2013
  Q: I have found a 2006 US Penny that has a 9 printed under to last digit of the year. Is there a way to ...
  A: I am betting that the 9 was stamped IN to the coin and is not raised like the date. If that is the ...
francaise republique coins8/28/2013
  Q: i have a several coins in marks and francs. not sure the value do you know any buyer? or can you ...
  A: Fist off, silver doesn't rust. If you google the coin with the date, you will get results that show ...
Info resource6/21/2013
  Q: Joe, I had a 2nd part to my question which I forgot to ask. If I should decide to get back into ...
  A: The Guidebook to US Coins (REDBOOK) will tell you what the projected retail price is. However, ...
Who buys them6/21/2013
  Q: Joe, I broke into my piggy bank and found a few coins from 1940s thru 1970s; nothing rare yet. When ...
  A: Most of those types of coins are not collectible. A book and list a coin for 30 cents but as you ...
1964 dbl die Jefferson nickel6/11/2013
  Q: I have a 1964 Jefferson nickel with 1964 stamped twice on the front. The back of it is smudged, I ...
  A: The first thing I would do is to send the coin to Numismatic Guarantee Corp. to be certified. There ...
1981 penny6/7/2013
  Q: I have a 1981 penny. Lincoln and everything on the front appears to be there but the back is blank. ...
  A: Most likely, it isn't worth anything. I say this because when a coin is struck the front and back ...
Mis-printed Dollar Coin6/4/2013
  Q: I used to work in the banking industry and when the new George Washington (gold) dollar coins began ...
  A: At one time they were worth about $100 each, before collectors knew how many existed. Now they are ...
Bucket of coins5/12/2013
  Q: Joe, Years ago, my Mother worked as a clerk in her brother's grocery store. At some time she ...
  A: If your bank is willing to do that for you, that would save some work. But Bill, this is what you ...
1955 double die penny5/7/2013
  Q: First off I'd like to thank you for the work you do! I really appreciate being able to ask a coin ...
  A: Actually, the best thing you can do is have the coin certified by PCGS or NGC. This technically is ...
1877 coin5/3/2013
  Q: I have a 1877 buffalo nickle / Indian head penny on the other side. Can you give me info on this?
  A: I need to see a picture. Buffalo Nickels were not minted in 1877, they didn't start until 1913. So ...
two dates4/25/2013
  Q: The date looks like 1919 but it also looks like 1219 is this valuable?
  A: I see exactly what you said, it does look like 1219. This could be caused by a few things. One of ...
Mint Bag of 1968-S Pennies4/23/2013
  Q: I recently purchased an original uncirulated, mint bag ($50) of 1968-S Lincoln cents. I am ...
  A: It sounds to me like $700 is a lot of $$. The Gray sheet lists these for about $1 per roll. ...
quarter oddity4/11/2013
  Q: I have a 1997 p quarter with a lump bump or swollen area on the back side. Front side looks normal ...
  A: Modern coins are a "sandwich" of copper core and nickel outsides. This is a case of de-lamination. ...
Bicentennial silver coins4/10/2013
  Q: Is it possible to purchase the following 1776-1976 Bicentennial coins: quarter, half-dollar, and ...
  A: Sorry about the confusion. All of the 1976 40% silver coins, whether mint state or proof, carried ...
1983 copper nickel4/3/2013
  Q: I have a 1983 jefferson nickel which appears to be made out of solid copper. It has the color ...
  A: There are a couple of possibilities. #1 is that the coin was struck on the wrong planchet (coin ...
Silver dollar3/29/2013
  Q: My mom recently came across some silver dollars that are quite old. The one I am most interested in ...
  A: don't polish or clean it! That will destroy the value! Look on the back of the coin, below the ...
copper coin3/25/2013
  Q: We found and old coin outdoors, it seems to be copper and larger than a penny, little bigger than a ...
  A: It is an OLD US Large Cent. They were that size until 1856 so your coin was minted prior to that. ...
1838 large penny3/20/2013
  Q: Not in great condition but has a W stamped (as if branded in)in the center of the front and on the ...
  A: The W was stamped into the coin after it left the mint, in essence, destroying any collector value. ...
Coin3/18/2013
  Q: I have several John F Kennedy Jr coins. The front has his profile, to the left it says "in Loving ...
  A: My catalog isn't new enough to list those coins, but they should say if they are silver. On the ...
copper nickle?3/14/2013
  Q: recently my wife found a nickle that appears to be copper, it is a 1964 nickle. Is this really a ...
  A: Nickels are 75% copper and 25% nickel and should weigh 5 grams. It is possible that your coin was ...
Die crack or defaced die.3/14/2013
  Q: Searching a $50.00 bag of wheat pennies just before Christmas last year I found this strange 1918-P ...
  A: Good eye Dan! I tend to believe that the die was defaced prior to striking because the "A" is ...
1992 DDO and DDO PENNY POSSILITY OF BEING CLOSE AM3/11/2013
  Q: i just started collecting lincoln penny, now i found this 1992 D whichl look like new variety ? just ...
  A: My suggestion is to send it to PCGS or NGC for certification. PCGS.com NGCCoin.com There is a ...
1929 penny3/10/2013
  Q: I have a 1929 wheat back penny. It looks like dull silver. It is magnetic and weights what a 1929 ...
  A: if the weight is correct, I have to assume it has a thin plating on it. But you say it is attracted ...
Value of Dix note3/6/2013
  Q: I have a $10.00 Dix note issued by the Bank of Louisiana in 1860 in very good condition, (Dixie) and ...
  A: There are a lot of different varieties of this note. If it's genuine, these can range from $50 and ...
Bronze colored Taxes State Quarter3/1/2013
  Q: I have this Taxes State Quarter just wondering how much is it worth.Can not find a website about ...
  A: Well, the value would be based on the concept that the coin is an error. If it isn't, it's worth ...
Novice Dealer requesting advice.2/27/2013
  Q: I am a new dealer as of 5 months. I have had a few lucky scores and some setbacks. I deal in ...
  A: Now, you say you paid this woman $90 for 16 Kennedy Halves, 1964. Melt value is just about $160 so ...
$5 gold mintages and pricing2/26/2013
  Q: Hylas, I just stopped by at my local coin dealer and he had a beautiful rack of ms63 NGC graded $5 ...
  A: You can easily check the rarity of these coins by going to either the NGC website or the PCGS ...
franklin $100 4oz silver proof2/24/2013
  Q: .. I just purchased a 1999 version of this $100 4oz silver proof.. It came with the box from the ...
  A: Nothing to worry about. That is normal oxidation of silver. Commonly known as tarnish. It can be ...
2 bill2/23/2013
  Q: why is 2 dollar bill first day issue have a Ma. stamp with a Carson City postmark ? Value ?
  A: Some people would take a new issue bill to the post office to have it "officially" date stamped ...
Coin Value2/22/2013
  Q: My question concerns silver proof sets and the mint boxes with Certificate of Authenticity that come ...
  A: Heck, I'm not laughing. Orig packaging is a selling point when the time comes. Think about older ...
1999 delaware quartwr2/21/2013
  Q: It is missing e in state and on back it mising the word the and unum,and a few other letters Like it ...
  A: This probably occurred from worn dies. You may want to contact the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation ...
1975 uncirculated silver colored penny2/15/2013
  Q: I work as a cashier at a gas station, a customer passed me change and i thought it was a dime. It ...
  A: Just because it is silver in color does not mean it is silver. Chances are that it is a normal ...
gold florin coin2/7/2013
  Q: I have what appears to be a gold florin coin, but I have only been able to get the exact picture of ...
  A: Just from the pictures, I believe you have a replica. It appears that the god plating is worn away ...
value of old paper money2/2/2013
  Q: we have old money from south carolina dated back april of 1778 its five shillings. we have a five ...
  A: The most valuable one, depending upon condition and authenticity, would be the So. Carolina piece. ...
Backed by gold1/30/2013
  Q: When was the U.S. dollar no longer backed by gold, and is that a good or bad thing? It would seem to ...
  A: The US went off the gold standard in 1933. In essence, there is nothing backing the US currency, ...
UPPER AND LOWER LEAF WISCONSIN QUARTERS1/29/2013
  Q: WHAT IS THE VALUE OF THE WISCONSIN UPPER LEAF AND LOWER LEAF QUARTERS? AND DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO ...
  A: I have not handled any of those in a few years. So I suggest you look on eBay for them to get an ...
1969 Error?1/29/2013
  Q: Joe I found what kinda look like a 1969 d penny..Only the nine on the end looks almost like Yen and ...
  A: It sounds to me like a die shift as opposed to an engraving error. I am betting it is not a major ...
coins and banknotes1/28/2013
  Q: My husbands grandfather collected coins, banknotes and stamps from all over the world and we have ...
  A: We specialize in collections from estates. My company, Omega Precois Metals, was founded in 1995. ...
Value of silver U.S. coins1/24/2013
  Q: I have some Roosevelt dimes 1964 and prior, most in excellent condition. I,also, have some ...
  A: Coin dealers will pay between 18 to 20 times their face value for each coin. Solets say a dime is ...
Is this a misprint1/22/2013
  Q: I have a 2009 dollar and under Washington chin the big chin role looks like it was pushed up in the ...
  A: I would really have to see a picture or the bill itself. If it looks very different from a normal ...
20.00 gold certificate1/21/2013
  Q: I have a 20.00 gold certificate dated 1926....what is it worth?
  A: It really depends upon the condition of the bill. The fewer fold, tears or pinholes, the better. ...
Silver eagles1/13/2013
  Q: I recently bought a 2008 reverse 2007 NGC MS70 silver eagle for $430. Why do both NGC and PCGS list ...
  A: aactually, there really isn't. It depends upon the market at that particular time. Usually, all ...
1973 Penny , silver?1/7/2013
  Q: My son has been collecting wheat pennies and the like. I have two questions. 1.) I have a 1973 ...
  A: There have been cases of cents being struck on dime blanks, however the odds of this being silver ...
1944penny?/1941dime?12/21/2012
  Q: I have a 1944 wheat penny that has 1941 dime face the coin is in two pieces is it a magic trick ...
  A: you are right, it is a magician's coin. I don't know what the trick was, or how it was used, but ...
GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP 191312/6/2012
  Q: It will be very helpful to me if you can help me with an answer, or just an opinion about a coin ...
  A: If it's gold, it sounds like a British Sovereign. They are 22mm in diameter and weigh 7.988 grams ...
1969 penny12/5/2012
  Q: Well i was going thru my coins in my car and i came across a 1969 penny, Now im very new to being ...
  A: It sounds like one of 2 things. First off, the dies could have been really worn when the coin was ...
Half dollar Harvard Yale 1875/1890 coin12/4/2012
  Q: I have an 1875 half dollar, front is the normal coin, back has been filed down and engraved with the ...
  A: That certainly is an interesting piece! In the 1800's, it was common for people to polish out the ...
real or fake12/1/2012
  Q: how can i tell if the 1846 sitting liberty coin that i have is real or a fake. and were should i go ...
  A: 1846 was a common year for dollars; over 110,000 were minted. If you have accurate measuring ...
Old $10 and red seal $5 bill11/25/2012
  Q: I work at a retail store and while counting the money I came across 2 different bills. The first ...
  A: They are worth more than face value, but not much. In fact, probably not enough to bother trying to ...
Coins11/23/2012
  Q: I have been given some U.S., Britt, and Canadian coins. I'll just deal with the U.S. first. I've ...
  A: The large cents and 1/2 cents are pretty common in circulated condition. The 1818 quarter is a ...
Coin11/19/2012
  Q: I recently acquired a coin and I don't have any idea what it is. It is the same size and width as an ...
  A: If it doesn't have a denominations such as $1 or 50 cents, etc., than it is a a medal not a coin. ...
1851 Indian Head Silver Dollar11/15/2012
  Q: Joe, I have one of these odd coins which looks like a US coin but obviously is not. It looks ...
  A: No Clue, never seen anything like it. During this period, dollars were of the seated liberty ...
cents11/14/2012
  Q: how can I clean a cent with corrosion, etc. on it so I can read the date?
  A: Cleaning the coin will destroy all collector value. I don't advise anyone to clean coins. That ...
gold and silver coin11/11/2012
  Q: Mr.Hylas: I have a 1922 dollar that has a liberty head and some ki nd of bird on the other side. ...
  A: These are known as Peace Dollars. They were made to commemorate the end of WWI between the years of ...
Need help identifying a coin10/25/2012
  Q: I've had this coin for a long time now and I think its an Ancient of some sorts. I provided some ...
  A: The pictures are of no use to me. The fact that you who has the coin can't make out what is is or ...
double die half dollar10/23/2012
  Q: I have a 1972 D half dollar that i think could be a double die on the obverse its offset and on the ...
  A: There does appear to be some doubling. Whether that was caused by a die shift or is a true double ...
copper nickel10/22/2012
  Q: Joe, i think I have one of those nickels that was printed in the penny blank. its in good condition ...
  A: The first thing is to weight it on a digital gram scale. The weight will tell us a lot about the ...
2000 US New Hampshire quarter10/18/2012
  Q: I have a 2000 US quarter that was mis-punched. It has raised edges equale around which include the ...
  A: It appears to me that this was done after it left the mint. When a coin is truck, the planchet ...
morgan and peace dollars10/15/2012
  Q: i have a 1896 s morgan dollar thats in perfect condition not any marks or scratches also a 1886 o ...
  A: "perfect" is an objective term. If you want to send me some pictures, I may be able to help. Send ...
Want to know the price!10/7/2012
  Q: 1$/paper money/good condition/D60251177C/series 2003 5$/paper money/good ...
  A: What you have is just normal US paper money. The picture of the $5 note with the blue seal ...
nazi coin, soviet rubles9/24/2012
  Q: My boyfriend's mother just died at 97. Our parents lived thru both Soviet Rule and Nazi Rule. She ...
  A: My suggestion is to check on eBay for those items. Ebay is a great source of info when it comes to ...
1989 nickel9/21/2012
  Q: I have a 1989 Nickel that looks like it has copper on the front and edge of it. Does anyone know ...
  A: Nickels are actually 75% copper. It's possible that the coin was etched witha cid to remove the ...
single stamped coins 1909-9/8/2012
  Q: As I have old friends, and they worked for several mints, there are single sided coins that are not ...
  A: The secret service has always taken the stand that possession of any coin which was not intended for ...
1921 s Morgan Dollar9/7/2012
  Q: This coin I have appears to have a JJJ stamp in between the left eagle wing and the very last reed , ...
  A: This was stamped after it left the mint, it is not an error. Some people did this as a memento, ...
Silver coin9/5/2012
  Q: Hylas, I have an old silver coin. On the head of the coin is GERM.HV.BO.REX FRANC.II.D.G.R.I.S.A ...
  A: It is hard to determine what you have, but I think from your description that it is an Austrian ...
10 cent note9/3/2012
  Q: I cannot locate any information about this ten cent note. Could you help?
  A: First off, from the photo it appears that this not was not issued. Notes of this period would be ...
196 s penny dbl stamped8/31/2012
  Q: Came across this while my children were playing with their piggy banks. It looks as though the date ...
  A: It's hard to tell from the photos, I do see what you mean, but it may not be a genuine mint error. ...
What is the value of my dime8/22/2012
  Q: I have a dime that was only printed on the tails side of the coin so there is no date reference but ...
  A: I would bet that the coin has been altered. When a coin is struck, the front and back are struck ...
values8/5/2012
  Q: I have many questions, and am doing some research on the internet to get started. I have a ...
  A: First off, if the silver coins were bought as junk silver, chances are extremely high that the ...
1980 penny8/3/2012
  Q: I found in my pocket change a penny from 1980 that appears to be zinc or steel. Does not look like a ...
  A: The coin has to be inspected to determine what it is made of. It could be a normal penny that was ...
2010 p error8/1/2012
  Q: I recently found this nickle that looks extremely suspect to be an error to me. i am an amateur ...
  A: Good find! It is an error. Your next step is to contact Numismatic Guarantee Corporation ...
US coins and their value7/30/2012
  Q: my mother and I have cleaning out a storage unit and came across a bunch of old US coins and would ...
  A: Send me a list of what you have, described as best you can. I need: the country they are from The ...
1971 kennedy half dollar7/13/2012
  Q: I recently found a 1971 half dollar that is only the front half of the coin, the rear of the coin ...
  A: You need to have the coin inspected to determine if it is genuine, and not tampered with. I suspect ...
Value of my coins7/2/2012
  Q: For being so old they are is pretty good condition and what curious what they were worth. Also I ...
  A: The Peace dollars, common dates, are worth at least $25 each. The better the condition, the higher ...
1891 Barber Pattern Dime7/1/2012
  Q: I have what appears to be a Barber pattern dime. It is dated 1891, the only 2 known being in the ...
  A: It appears to be counterfeit to me. The spacing between the digits of the date are irregular. You ...
Selling coins6/24/2012
  Q: My husband purchased coins from MTB in 1989. We were wondering if you purchase coins back or can ...
  A: My company, Omega Precious Metals purchases all of those items. The price will be set on the day ...
Coin6/12/2012
  Q: My dad gave me a coin that he had gotten while he was in the service and I was wondering what the ...
  A: You have what is known as a MORGAN Dollar, named after the designer, George T. Morgan. They were ...
Gold buffalo pr70 toning6/5/2012
  Q: I just picked up two 2007 gold buffalo's, pcgs pr70 dcam first strikes, they have some toning, one ...
  A: It's quite unusual for modern gold coins to tone. Some gold coins such as $20 St. Gaudens or ...
Old coins6/4/2012
  Q: Weave an array of coins from various countries, different dinominations. Some are very old and ...
  A: Don't spend a lot of time cataloging the coins. What a professional can do in 30 minutes can take ...
Misprint dime5/31/2012
  Q: I have a dime that I saw opened from a new roll of dimes, the dime is totally smooth except for the ...
  A: Yes, it is collectible and worth a premium. However, you would have been better off with a coins ...
confederate states of america half dol. 18615/22/2012
  Q: I wanted to know various information regarding the half dol. of 1861, because just yesterday ...
  A: There was many replicas of the genuine coin that were distributed over the past century. That said, ...
nickle5/20/2012
  Q: I have a 2003 nickle made of copper. Is this worth anything and how can I sell it.
  A: The first step would be to have the coin certified by an independent grading company such as NGC ...
Dime minted on one side only.5/8/2012
  Q: I have a dime which is minted on the tail's side only. On the opposite side, you can see a slight ...
  A: My best suggestion is to look on eBay for a similar error. Yes, it worth something. Checking eBay ...
2000D Lincoln cent4/25/2012
  Q: I have a2000 D Lincoln cent that is about the size of a nickel and has silver coloring is this a ...
  A: The picture is too blurry to see the coin. "Size of a nickel" is pretty big. The color may be the ...
Illinois State Quarter4/23/2012
  Q: I have an Illinois state quarter,it is missing the top layer.The front side is sliver,the back is ...
  A: It sounds like it is missing the outer nickel layer on the reverse. The coins are actually a ...
paper money4/22/2012
  Q: I have a piece of 1777 paper money.. It says on it To counterfeit is death six pence Philadelphia ...
  A: There definitely should be a market for the note but the question is "Who authenticated it?" Where ...
1975 silver looking penny4/3/2012
  Q: I also have a 1975 silver looking penny great condition several people told me it was an ...
  A: They did make experimental coins out of aluminum but they were never officially released. Chances ...
defected and old currency3/27/2012
  Q: I have multiple items I need appraised. I used to work at a bank and when I came across unusual ...
  A: The easiest way to get a current value is to look on eBay for similar items. Not only will you see ...
Penny value3/25/2012
  Q: I have a 1943 wheat penny. How much do u think its worth?
  A: It is hard to tell from the picture but your coin appears to be made of steel with copper plating. ...
Replica California 1/2 cent3/22/2012
  Q: I have a California 1/2 cent with no denomination print on it.1852. I took coin to a coin shop in ...
  A: OK. I am guessing that the coin is slightly smaller than a dime; It is either round or octagonal ...
SBA ERROR3/20/2012
  Q: I have a 1979D SBA that looks like it has to much copper in it. It is stamped on both sides, but ...
  A: There are tons of errors every year, some or rare but most are minor. Are you referring to a coin ...
half dollar question3/14/2012
  Q: on the back side of the coin it shows the eagle with "half dol." but on the front it has a strange ...
  A: It is a US Half Dollar of the Bust or Seated design. These were made between 1838 and 1891. ...
1942 nickle3/11/2012
  Q: I have a 1942 nickel ..could you please tell me the value as far as I can tell it doesn't have a ...
  A: They made 2 varieties in 1942. The War Nickels had a mintmark above the dome of Monticello. They ...
Bahamian coins3/5/2012
  Q: I have found some sets of Bahamian coin sets (gold). They are sets of 4 coins ranging from 200, 150, ...
  A: These coins were most likely minted by The Franklin Mint, they do a lot of coins like this. ...
Kennedy Error Question3/3/2012
  Q: I have a Kennedy half dollar that looks to be off center. In fact, this is for certain. There are no ...
  A: If there are no ridges on the edge, it was struck outside the collar. You can have coins certified ...
Dime/Penny2/27/2012
  Q: Is this worth anything at all? Thanks!
  A: If it's genuine, it certainly is. But I would have to inspect the coin to determine that. If you ...
Knolage2/1/2012
  Q: what is the value of one hundred bill of 1930
  A: Check the date. The US did not make $100 bills in 1930. They were made in 1928 and in 1934, then ...
silver coins1/29/2012
  Q: i see there is only about $1.50 difference between 1oz silver bullion coins and 1oz silver bars from ...
  A: Chances are that the coins are all common pieces and only trade for their silver content. That ...
Coin market, valuations (US), sell vs hold1/25/2012
  Q: Joe, first of all, thank you so much for providing this invaluable service. I have several ...
  A: First off, let me say that you probably already know the answer to your questions. These coins are ...
pennies1/12/2012
  Q: I have had a bag of 1979 pennies from the Denver mint for about 30 years they have never been unsewn ...
  A: There is a small premium on the unopened bag. I assume this is a $50 face value bag? I would say, ...
missing digit on penny1/11/2012
  Q: I know the steel pennys were minted in 1943. However I have a friend with one that is missing the ...
  A: If you contact the NUMISMATIC GUARANTEE CORPORATION in Sarasota Florida, they can help. They are ...
miss print penny1/2/2012
  Q: I have a penny with no year on it but has both signs on it just missing the year. just wandering if ...
  A: The question now is why is the date missing. If it was removed after it left the mint (altered), it ...
U.S. Silver Dollars1/2/2012
  Q: I have some U.S. Silver Dollars and curious as to their worth. They have been in my family a long ...
  A: The 1888, 1889 are Morgan Dollars, and common dates. In mint condition they range from $30 to about ...
Miss struck quarter12/31/2011
  Q: I have a 1996 US quarter, every thing is legible on it and its in great condition. The difference in ...
  A: I wouldn't sell it if you're winning! It sounds to me like a mint error, however not a rare one. ...
Mis Struck quarter?12/27/2011
  Q: Hey there. I am new to coin collecting and have come across a quarter that is probably worth .25 ...
  A: There are a couple of possibilities here. #1 is that the coin was struck without the collar on the ...
foreign currency12/27/2011
  Q: i have a riyal from saudi arabia that was given to me by a soldier in the desert storm war.it has a ...
  A: I can't help you with that and I don't know if it is exchangeable for US Dollars. You first should ...
5 dollar gold coins12/24/2011
  Q: I have 2 5 dollar liberty gold coins. they are mounted as cuff links both are in very good shape. ...
  A: Once a gold coin is mounted, it loses it's collector value unless it is a rare date. 1903 is a ...
American 1918 2 and 1/2 dollar coin12/23/2011
  Q: Good evening I have a question about an American coin, i have an American 1918, 2 and 1/2 ...
  A: The coin you are referring to is a $2.50 Indian Head gold coin, They were made from 1908 to 1915, ...
1983 D DDO Penny12/22/2011
  Q: Is this a DDO Penny? I believe it might be.
  A: The 1983 double die had the reverse doubled. What you have, appears to me, to be a die shift, not a ...
US one dollar coin 1971-197812/20/2011
  Q: I want toknow about theese dollar coins i have in my possession for years now. They are one dollar ...
  A: The silver dollars dated between 1971 and 1978 are not silver and are only worth $1. However, the ...
1922 Peace Dollar error?12/19/2011
  Q: Recently, I found two 1922 peace dollars in my mother's estate. One is very different from what I ...
  A: It appears to me to be in some sort of a bezel. The bezel (frame) around the coin is most likely ...
Gold Investment12/18/2011
  Q: I have read that due to legal exemptions and its collectible status, pre-1933 US gold can never be ...
  A: As I understand the law, pre 1933 U.S. gold coins that trade for a premium in excess of 20% over the ...
wheat penny value/ cleaning green wheats12/17/2011
  Q: I have a 1920 wheat penny that is in good to fine codition the word liberty is completely missing. I ...
  A: Once the copper starts to corrode (Green), there isn't much you can do. The coins are already ...
1992 D Error Penny 's12/10/2011
  Q: I recently found this Penny.It has a Strange Back Error.I found it with a Cross like cut through it ...
  A: This occurred after it left the mint. As a result of the cut through cross, the weight is wrongs, ...
US Mint and Proof Sets12/7/2011
  Q: Joe: I have three US Mint sets from 1964 each containing five coins- 50 cent, 25c, 10c, 5c, and ...
  A: The Mint set consists of 1 Denver mint Sleeve and one Phillie Sleeve. The other set is a Proof Set. ...
1921 Morgan Dollars11/29/2011
  Q: I have several 1921 Morgan Dollars S, D, and P in Hughes oil and tool coin holders. Not sure about ...
  A: Considering that you are in Massachusetts, I would have to guess that these were a promotion for ...
1973 us penny11/29/2011
  Q: I have a 1973 us penny that is very clear struck on the front but the back side is smooth with a ...
  A: There are a few ways that an error like that can occur. I suggest you have the coin inspected by a ...
1911-D $2.50 quarter eagle11/28/2011
  Q: I have just got a 1911-D $2.50 quarter eagle back from PCGS. They have graded it as AU58 w/strong D. ...
  A: You can get a good idea of the current value by checking eBay. It will certainly tell you what ...
8 sided 1/4 gold coin?11/15/2011
  Q: I have a very small 8 sided coin dated 1863, it has an Indian Head on one side with 16 stars and ...
  A: The fact that it doesn't have a denomination such as Dollar, Dol., or D. means it isn't a coin. It ...
1909 s with missing In God We Trust! pic11/11/2011
  Q: after a bit of research I found out(think) that this is not a Error... David Brenner's Original ...
  A: I can't see anything from the picture but the coin seems to be extremely well worn. It's possible ...
liberty coin/medal11/9/2011
  Q: i found a coin/medal that says Liberty Bell 1776-1976 on one side and united states of america 1776 ...
  A: It is a commemorative medal that was produced by a private mint, not a government issue. It was ...
quarter10/31/2011
  Q: i recently got a 1965 P qquarter that has a perfect grove on the inside of the rim about maybe 1 ...
  A: Without seeing it, it's hard to determine what caused it. I have seen coins go thru counting ...
misprinted sac. $1 coin10/28/2011
  Q: i have a sacagawea dollar with no date. New never really circulated. how much is the value of this ...
  A: Make sure it really is Sacagawea. They make similar looking coins in the presidential series where ...
Confederate Paper Money10/26/2011
  Q: I have come across more than a dozen individual Confederate notes, they are 5's, 10's and 20's. ...
  A: Replica bills are sold at almost every US historical site, including Washington DC. The copies are ...
Continental Currency10/10/2011
  Q: I came across a response by you some time ago regarding a "1776 Continental Curency" coin, one of ...
  A: Inspect the coin carefully. Look for a seam running around the edge where 2 halves may be glued ...
1990 p quarter error10/7/2011
  Q: I have recently found a 1990 p quarter with an mirror image of the reverse of a roosevelt dime, on ...
  A: These are often referred to as "double denomination" strikes. Check on ebay for similar items and ...
certificates for silver10/6/2011
  Q: I'm so glad I found you, I have been desperate for help. My parents have certificates for silver ...
  A: Try to get in touch with Robert Fazio. He worked for Deak before the company was broken up, after I ...
Misprinted Penny9/23/2011
  Q: Have a 2000 Penny with a Lincoln Memorial stamped on each side and Lincoln's profile stamped on top ...
  A: Mis-struck coins are always fun, but the value will pretty much wide open. By that I mean that is ...
Double die or rotated planchet?9/22/2011
  Q: I found an interesting coin in my change the other day that I would like to find out more about. ...
  A: Double struck coins are scarce, but not rare. I have handled a few dozen over the years. Depending ...
Mercury dime with error date9/16/2011
  Q: I have a mercury dime in XF condition with the date of "19 4". I read an earlier inquiry along with ...
  A: When a coin is minted, the whole date is engraved into the die, hence a missing digit is technically ...
Rare coin.9/13/2011
  Q: I send you a photo of the second rare coin and how much could cost right now. Regards, Teresa
  A: This is a commemorative Half Dollar that was struck to fund the Columbian Exposition of 1893. These ...
chrome penny9/10/2011
  Q: Well, first lets make clear, this is a 2008(D) penny. What makes this odd is that it has the finish ...
  A: There are a couple of possibilities. 1. Since pennies are zinc with copper plating, the copper may ...
2008 D penny9/9/2011
  Q: On obverse side Lincoln is alittle off center, but on reverse side there is a cut distorting E ...
  A: This is a minor error that happens all the time. I wish I could tell you that it is worth a lot of ...
1901 Ten Dollar Bill8/29/2011
  Q: I came across a 1901 ten dollar bill with president Wilson and I was just wondering if was worth ...
  A: The note does carry a premium but how much is hard to determine without seeing it. If it is torn, ...
1909 D Indian Gold Half Eagle $5.008/29/2011
  Q: How would I find out if this is an authentic coin and not an imitation? I already know it is gold ...
  A: If it is genuine, it is 22k gold and contains .12 oz. of pure gold. Unfortunately, if you are not ...
Quarters8/13/2011
  Q: Are the America the beautiful quarters in circulation? It has been a year and a half since they ...
  A: These are not circulating coins like the statehood quarters. You may be able to still get some from ...
mystery token8/10/2011
  Q: While metal detecting along the banks of the Red river in Winnipeg Manitoba, I dug up what I thought ...
  A: I know very little about tokens but I did find one on eBay, and 2 other references that may help ...
I have a 1947 penny that sound like a ZINC penny? Why? Vaule?8/10/2011
  Q: How can it be Possible? Did I strike it RICH? I have heard many Wheat Pennys dropping on my Marble ...
  A: Is it possible that the coin was plated? That would certainly change the sound. Check the weight of ...
indian head coin8/4/2011
  Q: First off thank you for your time. i have a 1937 Indian head coin it is a e class with the class ...
  A: 1937 is a common year for buffalo nickels. The mint didn't strike coins as "e" class. My guess is ...
2002 nickel.8/1/2011
  Q: I have found a nickel that looks fine on the front but when you turn it over the other side the ...
  A: That could have been caused by many thinks. The key is if it came from the mint like that. You need ...
U.S. Silver Dollar coins7/29/2011
  Q: I have two U.S. silver dollar coins, which I've had for approx. 40 years. One is a 1884 in very ...
  A: The silver dollars are common dates and in used (circulated) condition, they trade for between $26 ...
bicentennial quarter7/27/2011
  Q: I found a quarter with the date of 1776-1976 on the front but it had no drummer boy on the back. It ...
  A: That is an interesting coin. As you are probably aware, the bicentenial quarters did have the ...
one and trade dollar silver coins7/24/2011
  Q: i tryed to find some of these coins on the internet but i want to have your advice on this coins. as ...
  A: Unfortunately, I would need to inspect each coin. There are many counterfeit coins coming out of ...
Copper Nickel Value7/24/2011
  Q: I came across a 2003 copper nickel and want to know if this is possible and if it is how much it ...
  A: Definitely do not clean it. The coin has to be inspected, weighed and graded by a professional to ...
Morgan Dollars7/21/2011
  Q: Good Afternoon, I have several Morgan Dollars that range in years from 1878 to 1921. The 1878 ...
  A: $35 may be a fair offer for the 1878 but I have no way of knowing without seeing the coins and ...
1982 OFF COLORED PENNY6/2/2011
  Q: I FOUND A 1982 OFF COLOR GOLD TINT PENNY AND LOOKED IT UP ON GOOGLE AND FOUND YOU TALKING TO ANOTHER ...
  A: What color is it? They made two types of pennies in 1982. One was copper and the other was zinc ...
1943 Double Denomination Wheat Penny on Mercury Dime Error Coin5/16/2011
  Q: My father has a coin that he found in pocket change over 40 years ago. It is a wheat penny on ...
  A: I have handled numerous double denomination coins. Cent/dime are the most common. About 2 years ...
1926liberty5/14/2011
  Q: how much a 1926 miss print liberty slvr dollar in used cond worth
  A: What type of misprint? If you are referring to the word "TRUST" spelled "TRVST", that is not a ...
Penny & Quarters5/12/2011
  Q: I just heard that the 1980 penny is worth $180 and the 1964 Quarter is worth $350. Is that true and ...
  A: Unless these are extreme error coins, that statement is not true. 1980 pennies are common and worth ...
5 Franc dated 18545/12/2011
  Q: I have a 5 Franc. On one side it is dated 1854, has 5 FRANCS and a wreath like around the perimeter. ...
  A: DO NOT CLEAN THE COIN Cleaning diminishes the value. Check the date again. I think it might be ...
1824A FRANCISCVS I D G AVSTRIAE IMPERATOR5/11/2011
  Q: An old friend gave me this coin in about 1965. Can you tell me anything about it. I have saved it ...
  A: OK Chris, here we go. It is an Austrian Thaler piece that contains about 3/4 oz of pure silver. ...
Pennies5/9/2011
  Q: I collect pennies, although none of them are uncommon. I was told that it was 83 that they changed ...
  A: Pennies dated before 1982 are 95% copper. In 1982, the mint changed the composition of the coins, ...
1987 silver penny no mint mark5/9/2011
  Q: could this be worth something? And what would that stamp mean?
  A: the stamp was done after the coin left the mint. Sometimes, enterprising companies will ...
Lincoln penny5/7/2011
  Q: I have a 1982 D penny that is zinc no copper clad and it is larger than normal penny aprox. nickle ...
  A: I have never heard of such a piece larger than a normal cent. It could be a legitimate error caused ...
Statehood Quarters5/6/2011
  Q: I buy junk silver from Apmex. They have rolls of Statehood quarters they are selling as having 90% ...
  A: Statehood Quarters from the San Francisco mint were struck in both copper nickel, and silver. They ...
silver trade unit value4/28/2011
  Q: Hylas, Thanks for being available. I have some silver rounds and am curious as to their value, and ...
  A: They trade for about spot, as you said. There is nothing special about them, just bullion. Where ...
Susan B Anthony error coin4/27/2011
  Q: I have a Susan B Anthony coin that is tails on both sides. It was in a roll from the bank.
  A: Coins like this are made for sale in novelty shops and magic shops. They sell for about $7. ...
coin identification4/26/2011
  Q: My mother-in-law asked me to research these coins, and I have hit a wall. I'm not even sure they are ...
  A: It appears to be ancient Roman, probably from the time of Christ's birth. Hoards of these are found ...
Identity of Coin4/26/2011
  Q: Can you please help me identify this coin. Pictures attached.
  A: This is a US dime from 1889. The reverse (back) has been re-engraved. This was very popular in the ...
1964 Copper nickel4/25/2011
  Q: I found a 1964 copper nickel. I rubbed it with a wet cloth to make sure it wasnt paint or something ...
  A: You can try checking the Yellow Pages for a local coin dealer but the best bet is to send it to ...
dime4/24/2011
  Q: I was just wondering if my one side printed dime is worth anything? or my Indian head penny? The ...
  A: One side coins, if genuine, are collectible. However, we would have to determine if it came from ...
Value of a $20 Liberty Gold Coin4/14/2011
  Q: I believe that I have an 1899 $20 Liberty Gold Coin (Liberty Head on one side surrounded by stars ...
  A: I don't have a contact in Chicago, sorry. But I can tell you that it is worth at least $1400 as ...
Value4/12/2011
  Q: So I've noticed a few questions about the "5 dolls" J.S.O. gold coin....if you were to give your ...
  A: I looked it up in my book and found that they don't know if the number of stars is signifcant or, ...
2001 D Dime4/6/2011
  Q: We found a 2001 D dime that has a distinct second "Y" at the end of "Liberty". We have looked in ...
  A: These are usually cause by die adjustments or die shifts. It is not a rarity. If the whole world ...
Old silver dollars4/4/2011
  Q: I just received a box of silver dollars from my 100 year old aunt. There must be 50 silver dollars. ...
  A: I am not familiar with any dealers in the Chicago area that I would recommend. However, if you ...
half of a quarter4/2/2011
  Q: I have a quarter I got in the 90's it has tails on one side and smooth copper on the other, I have ...
  A: I would have to see the coin. Once it is weighed, we would know how the coin came into existence. ...
pennie error3/30/2011
  Q: I have this Pennie i found one day, the odd thing is that there is only a little circle on each side ...
  A: The coin has to be inspected. It would have to be determined if the coin is merely worn, or if it ...
US Proof Sets3/29/2011
  Q: I recently asked you about the penny books--well I just found out there are proof sets dating from ...
  A: They are definitely worth more than face value. The uncirculated sets will contain 1 coin of each ...
Peace coin3/29/2011
  Q: I have 2 Peace coins dated 1769. I can't find information on them. Can you tell me something about ...
  A: The United Sates was no producing coinage in 1769. They are probably from some private company that ...
pennies3/28/2011
  Q: My Dad has collected pennies that are catalogued with s, d, and without any letter. He collected ...
  A: The value depends on if he had the collectible dates. Some pennies can be quite valuable, others ...
Nickel made of copper3/24/2011
  Q: I found a 1999 P US nickel that appears to be made out of copper, or whatever they use to make ...
  A: This is something that has to be physically inspected. In a word, does it have more value than 5 ...
1959 penny error3/15/2011
  Q: It seem not one person out of seven on here is able to tell me anything about this coin! Maybe you ...
  A: It appears to me, from the picture, that a bezel was added to the coin such as would be used on a ...
$500.00 gold certificate coin3/12/2011
  Q: I recently aquired a gold $500.00 eagle coin and am curious of it's actual value.On one side it has ...
  A: American Mint is not a government agency, it is a private company. Also, there is no such thing as ...
1943 silver penny2/28/2011
  Q: I have a 1943 silver penny and was wondering its value, some said it could be worth alot and some ...
  A: These are zinc coated steel and were made officially only in 1943 when copper was being used in the ...
without the reed2/28/2011
  Q: My name is Glenn and I have a question. I was going through the change in my pocket and found a ...
  A: My guess is that it is dated before 1965. Silver quarters have a ping sound almost like a little ...
1975 Dime2/26/2011
  Q: I have a 1975 dime that that has been misstamped. The dime is thicker in the center and the face on ...
  A: The best thing to do is to look on ebay for a similar item. Coins like this have a value based on ...
coin worth2/24/2011
  Q: I have many wheat pennies and one 1918 liberty lady coin with head facing left. can you tell me ...
  A: The wheat pennies, if they are common dates. are worth about 3 cents each. Rarer dates can be worth ...
collecting2/16/2011
  Q: Two questions: 1. How do you keep paper to last forever? 2. How do you keep your coin to last ...
  A: Storing coins and paper money properly means using the right type of holders. You want NON PVC ...
Silver Coin 1937 German2/14/2011
  Q: I have silver coin 1937 with Paul von Hindeburgs picture on it. Super good condition What do you ...
  A: If you are referring to the 5 Mark piece with Hindenburg on one side and a swastika on the other , ...
coins2/11/2011
  Q: my grandpa hand me over a couple of coins (dolar coins) from the 1881-1926. I would like to know ...
  A: The determining factor to ascertain the value is really the condition of the coins. If they are in ...
Peru Gold Coin2/11/2011
  Q: I bought an old rifle with a gold coin embedded in the stock. The face of the coin that I can read ...
  A: It seems unusual that a gold coin would be embedded in the stock, usually it would be brass. ...
Coin question2/9/2011
  Q: One of my family members has one of the US dollar coins (its one of the really recent ones but I ...
  A: Since there is no date, I have to guess that the coin depicts George Washington, the first president ...
2006 misprint dollar bill2/9/2011
  Q: i have a 2006 dollar bill that has george washington's face on the front and back and the words ...
  A: What happened was the ink on the preceeding sheet was still wet, that is why you have a mirror image ...
lincoln penny2/9/2011
  Q: We have a 1971-s Lincoln penny with a head on both sides. Is this a mint error or is it a ...
  A: These are known as magician's coins. They are sold in novelty and magic shops for about $7 When ...
odd quarter2/8/2011
  Q: I recently came across a 1999 Georgia state quarter that has a couple of flaws. It appears that the ...
  A: We have to be more specific. You say that Washington is double stamped. How far apart are the ...
2 headed lincoln penny1/31/2011
  Q: I have a 2 headed 1988 Lincoln penny. It is a real penny. There is a Lincoln head on Both sides with ...
  A: These traditionally are made outside the US Mint. They sell in novelty shops and magic stores for ...
$1 bill1/30/2011
  Q: Good Morning, My family has a $1 bill that is printed in blue on one side and green on the other. ...
  A: I would need more information. IS the whole front of the bill blue or just the seal? Silver ...
strange 1950 dime mint mark1/27/2011
  Q: I have a 1950 Roosevelt dime with a strange mint mark. I tried to take a photo of it but it is just ...
  A: If it was stamped into the coin, it occurred after it left the mint. I have seen this many times ...
1946 miss stamps ?1/25/2011
  Q: I just purchased a few rolls of junk silver. Found 5 dimes with burrs at on edge. All are alike and ...
  A: The coins with the burr were probably part of a bracelet that was soldered together. I have seen ...
2003 misprinted Arkansas Quarter1/25/2011
  Q: My girlfriend was given a 2003 quarter with Arkansas's theme on the back. It is not centered on ...
  A: I have never heard of such a piece and without being able to inspect it, I can't tell you if it is ...
1976 LINCOLN pENNY1/24/2011
  Q: I found a penny with several numbers on the face of the coin.One number is above the date and mint ...
  A: If it were stamped, the number would be raised up. That is, unless it was stamped from the back, in ...
20 dollar bill year 19901/22/2011
  Q: I found a 1990 twenty dollar bill the back of the bill is centered but on the front the print starts ...
  A: I am guessing that you want to know if it has any additional value over face value. Unfortunately, ...
1961 Single sided Penny1/21/2011
  Q: 1961 Single sided penny. I had it checked at a coin shop as to the weight and thickness. It was ...
  A: Do you know the old saying "Don't believe everything you hear"? It doesn't happen all the time. ...
korean war banknote1/20/2011
  Q: I know I have a Korean War 100 banknote serial number {10A}. When was this printed and how valuable ...
  A: This is outside of my expertise. You need someone who specializes in MPC (Military Payment ...
1936 dime1/19/2011
  Q: i have a 1936 mercury dime and at the end of the word one their is a mark D.its not in the best ...
  A: The half dollar is only worth 50 cents. It was struck in 1976 to commemorate America's ...
George Washigton silver and copper dollar1/17/2011
  Q: I have a silver and copper dollar coin with George Washington on the front his head to the right ...
  A: The coin in question is most likely a presidential dollar. The Washington coin was the first in the ...
John f kennedy coin1/16/2011
  Q: I have a John f kennedy $10 silver coin dated 2000 on the back "republic of liberia" and 1917-1963 ...
  A: This was probably struck by the Franklin Mint. If it is silver, the certificate would note that and ...
1924 D peace Dollar1/15/2011
  Q: I have two 1924 peace dollars with the mint mark D. on them. I cant seem to find any info about the ...
  A: Yes, the D is for Denver. 1924-D Peace dollars in circulated condition are quite common. Average ...
1943 s copper penny1/13/2011
  Q: I was going thru some of my fathers old coins after his passing last July and came across a roll of ...
  A: First off, see if it sticks to a magnet. If it does, it is copper plated. If it doesn't, that's ...
Worth of Pontif Medallion1/13/2011
  Q: I have a Pavlvs VI Pont Maximvs medallion with his side portrait on the front and 2 bearded men on ...
  A: Papal medals and Vatican coinage is outside my area of expertise. Maybe so a search for Pope Paul ...
Blank Large Cent1/10/2011
  Q: I have a blank large cent. It is 33mm. On obverse shows portion of braid, 2 stars, and 833.edce of ...
  A: US large cents were 26-28 mm. If you can see part of a braid and stars, it isn't a blank by ...
coins1/9/2011
  Q: I have a bunch of coins I was given by my uncle 25 years ago. edward VII Britt 1908 gold 63 grade ...
  A: I am guessing that the Brit coin is a gold sovereign (about the size of a nickel). That would be ...
coin certification I guess12/28/2010
  Q: My father gave me a coin from the atocha wrecks I have the coin and the coin flip on the casing and ...
  A: Mel Fischer in Florida has a museum with all the records of the Atocha find. Numerous companies ...
repunched date on penny12/22/2010
  Q: I have a 2003 penny and the 2 and the zeo and three are punched twice .the top of the number two has ...
  A: This could be what's called a "die shift" which is different from a double die coin. The coin has ...
very odd Franklin half dollar error12/20/2010
  Q: I have a Franklin half dollar with an obvious error in the date. It is a 1963 "D" mint and the 1 in ...
  A: The error was probably caused by a die crack, or gouge. However, you should have it looked at by an ...
16ounce$200.999titanicsilvercoin12/20/2010
  Q: Value of a $200.00 Titantic .999 Silver Coin . April 14, 1912 on Reverse of coin.
  A: Does the piece say 16 ounces? or does it say One Troy Pound? There is a difference, 1 Troy pound ...
1988 Washington Quarter12/19/2010
  Q: I have a 1988 Washington Quarter with no mint mark. Is there any information on this. I see that ...
  A: The mintmark would be located by the "tail" of Washington's wig. If there is no mintmark, the coin ...
1909 s-vdb lincoln penny12/18/2010
  Q: What is the value of a 1909 s-vdb penny in PCGS ms-65 condition?
  A: A lot has to do with the color of the coin. It should be noted on the holder such as MS65RD, ...
2 coins i have and can't find info.12/18/2010
  Q: First, i have a 1979 U.S. dime, all seems normal but, it appears to have 2 print marks. It has the P ...
  A: Let's start with the Zachary Taylor MEDAL. These were promotional items offered by gas stations in ...
Furher Gold coins12/16/2010
  Q: I was recently given, by an ex u-boat German captain during WW 2. The coin was described by him as a ...
  A: Ok. I have checked the Catalog of World Coins and find nothing that remotely resembles this. It ...
100 franc luxembourg note12/16/2010
  Q: Hey Joe, In my grandfather's collection I came across a 100 franc luxembourg note. I can't find the ...
  A: First off, if the note has been folded, it is porbably worthless. Most European paper money has no ...
1981-S jefferson nickle12/13/2010
  Q: I have a 1981-s jefferson nickle with 'e pluribus unum' struck on the face and its backwards (munu ...
  A: errors like this do occur. Usually from a coin being in the press when another blank is inserted. ...
1977 d penny12/11/2010
  Q: On this penny their is a face on it that's on't from the mint i think , i've looked around and i ...
  A: The face on the coin was stamped into the coin after it left the US Mint. It is not a government ...
1942 zinc coated steel penny12/10/2010
  Q: I have a 1942 penny with no mint mark. It looks to be zinc coated steel. It's like the 1943 pennies ...
  A: I would bet that it is a normal copper penny that has been zinc plated. Does it stick to a magnet? ...
n. deak gold round 198012/9/2010
  Q: Good Evening Would you know if any of these still exist? How many made? any info would be great ...
  A: I worked for Deak back then, and no records are available as to how many were made. Occasionally, ...
hi12/9/2010
  Q: I have a U.S. penny one side has no print on it where the date should be, Can you tell me anything ...
  A: It would have been dated 1982 or later. Since 1982, the one cent coins have been made of copper ...
1996 $5 gold coin12/8/2010
  Q: Are you able to give me an idea of what a 1996 $5 gold piece might be worth? It is in perfect ...
  A: Merry Christmas to you and yours! If we are talking about the American Eagle coin (about the size ...
Purchasing Gold12/7/2010
  Q: I read one of your answers on buying gold bullion. I have a potential to gain some inheritance. I am ...
  A: First off, let me say that I am not a financial advisor and what I am about to say is my opinion. ...
three cent piece12/7/2010
  Q: My deceased husband had a bunch of coins in bags and one was a 1853 3 cent piece with no mint mark. ...
  A: First off, I am sorry for your loss. Depending upon the condition, the coin can have a value of ...
1970s US penny11/19/2010
  Q: I have 2 1970s pennies and they are different. On one the "s" is smaller and up close between the ...
  A: There are large date and small date varieties of this year. It will be hard to tell which is which ...
Help11/17/2010
  Q: I'm looking for information on a 1979 "D" Bicentennial Quarter with a Double Die on the reverse over ...
  A: I have never handled one of those. I am guessing you had a typo and the date is 1976-D and not ...
coin11/12/2010
  Q: i have a gold coin no date front side has flag of some sort on it and says california and the edge, ...
  A: A coin would have a date and a denomination such as 5 Dollars, 10 Dollars, etc. My guess is you have ...
american quarter dollar11/9/2010
  Q: In it i found an American quarter dollar. on the reverse side it has liberty and in god we trust ...
  A: First off, my condolences on your loss. The 1945 US Quarter is 90% pure silver. With silver ...
2003 D copper dime11/8/2010
  Q: my wife found a 2003 copper dime at work i was just wondering if it was a real mistake or fake and ...
  A: That error can occur a few ways. Since the coins are a copper/nickel sandwich, it may be missing ...
Hollow Buffalo Nickel11/5/2010
  Q: I have a buffalo nickel that is hollowed out from the indian head side so I don't know the year of ...
  A: Chances are that this was a magician's coin. It is a shame you don't have the back half. During ...
Coins recently Purchased11/4/2010
  Q: Please see attached file showing the front & back of this coin. I have a total of twenty five coins. ...
  A: Most importantly, you did not lose money. When I look at a lot like this, if the silver coins are ...
planchette11/2/2010
  Q: There is a canadian coin struck on a foreign planchette. It is only 1970 penny but sells for over ...
  A: I am not aware of this particular coin. However, when the term "foreign planchet" is used, it ...
U.S. Bicentennial Quarter10/29/2010
  Q: I have a bicentennial quarter that has Washington's face on both sides? What's the deal with this ...
  A: It is a magician's coin. They sell for about $7 in magic and novelty shops. The way coins are ...
1903 Indian head Misstrike?10/18/2010
  Q: I found a 1903 Indian head penny with the one cent from the back of the coin struck over the top of ...
  A: It is possible that the coin was struck and then flipped over and struck again if the front design ...
antique coins and their values!!10/16/2010
  Q: . I just need to knw wot I got.. 1st coin is one dollar of america there's a bell and behind dat ...
  A: The first coin is a 1976 Eisenhower Dollar. This is a 1 year design depicting the date 1776-1976 to ...
1851 penny10/16/2010
  Q: i need 2 no the value of an 1851 penny
  A: Depending upon condition, a US Large Cent dated 1851 can range from $8 to hundreds if it is in mint ...
Silver 5000 gram ingots10/14/2010
  Q: I am trying to find a value for subject United States commemorative ingots issued around 1974-75 by ...
  A: The bar is probably sterling silver .925 as most were. There are 480 grains to a troy ounce so you ...
KENNEDY COMM. COIN 196110/5/2010
  Q: I FOUND A 1961 JOHN F. KENNEDY COIN , IT LOOKS BRASS, IT HAS A BUST OF KENNEDY ON THE FRONT WITH THE ...
  A: It isn't a coin, it is a medal. These were produced for promotional purposes, I believe by one of ...
dimes10/5/2010
  Q: A friend of mine found a dime that has only half of the torch on it. Do you know anything about ...
  A: That could be caused by a few things. First off, using worn out dies would do it, as the details ...
SAQUAJAWANNA COIN10/5/2010
  Q: IS THE SAQUAJAWANNA DOLLAR COMMON WITH NO DATE PRINTED ON IT AND WHAT WOULD IT BE WORTH.
  A: The Sacajawea Dollars should all have dates. One without a date would be extremely rare. It would ...
1944 Penny9/25/2010
  Q: I have a 1944 penny. It WILL stick to a magnet. It is very hard to discern the penny's markings ...
  A: It it is indeed dated 1944 and not 1943, it is quite rare. However, the rust is a problem. Do not ...
gold coin9/23/2010
  Q: I have a gold coin in a case that has never been opened and on the front it has a picture r George ...
  A: I show no reference to a gold coin being minted that matches your description. Since you did not ...
1999 Delaware State Quarter9/21/2010
  Q: I Have A 1999 Delaware State Quarter and on back has circle printed around the whole horse i think ...
  A: The mark is most likely caused by either the counting machine or the machine that wraps the ...
1951 US quarter9/20/2010
  Q: it is just all solid raised metal. Is that a known defect or does that happen as a wear mark of ...
  A: That happens occasionally when the dies wear down. It is not a major error. In used condition, ...
COIN COLLECTOR CLUBS9/20/2010
  Q: do you know how I can find a coin collectors club in the Attleboro MA area? Thank you
  A: I am syure that if you contact any dealer in the Attleboro area they would be able to advise you ...
money9/19/2010
  Q: I have 4 1943 san fransico mint we did the magnetic test and they are all steel we are wondering how ...
  A: Steel cents are pretty common and trade for about 6 cents each in used condition. The one to find is ...
Bicentennial Quarter with unusual marking9/17/2010
  Q: To whom it may concern, I recently found this Bicentennial Quarter in a roll of Quarters I got from ...
  A: It's tough to say from the picture but I may be a delamination error wherby there was a gas bubble ...
us coins9/12/2010
  Q: I have quite a few half dollars, some silver dollars and some old quarter dollars and am just ...
  A: We are currently buying quarters dated 1964 and before for $2.75 each, Half Dollars dated 1964 and ...
Purchasing coins.9/11/2010
  Q: I was just browsing the site, and came upon a coin question. I appreciate all the answers that I ...
  A: Most people who ask questions on AllExperts or simply looking for a value, not to sell. Since I ...
1985 zinc penny9/10/2010
  Q: I have a 1985 zinc penny . Wondering how much its worth ? I read on the internet that its around ...
  A: Judging just from the picture, I don't think it is real. Since 1982, all the pennies are zinc, ...
copper nickel?9/2/2010
  Q: I have what looks like a copper nickel from 1963, what do you think its worth, and how would i sell ...
  A: So I was so slow getting back to you, I was on vacation. The scratches will diminish the value I am ...
kennedy half dollar9/2/2010
  Q: i have one that is single sided struck. the back is blank. is this of any value?
  A: It depends on if the coin left the mint like that or was altered after it left the mint. The coin ...
value of coins if any9/1/2010
  Q: I have a 1976 penny that has a map and initials AK inside the map. Its right above the 1976 on the ...
  A: The penny was stamped after it left the mint, probably to be used as a souvenier somewhere in Alaska ...
1973 us penny8/17/2010
  Q: I have what appears to be a 1973 us penny in which the lincoln memorial is stamped over the lincoln ...
  A: My Suggestion is to send the coin to Numismatic Guarantee Corporation for authentication. They will ...
A 2008 D DDO Roosevelt Dime8/17/2010
  Q: I have in my possession seven 2008 D DDO Roosevelt Dimes which I believe are Doubled Dies Errors as ...
  A: The PCGS website may hold the info you are looking for. If not, just call them. Their customer ...
Information on Authentication of Coins7/29/2010
  Q: I have found a 1952 Wheat Penny S-Mint. The 5 is stamped over a 1 in the date it is almost clear ...
  A: You Have a few options. The American Numismatic Association Certification Service (ANACS) ...
1975 silver penny7/27/2010
  Q: just found 1975 silver penny. looking on the net i cant find any definitive answers if it is worth ...
  A: There are a couple of scenarios. #1, the penny was plated with either silver, zinc, nickel, etc. #2, ...
nickle7/23/2010
  Q: I found a 2008 nickle that appears to be out of copper, it looks like a penny! is it a rare coin? if ...
  A: First we would have to determine what it is made of. It may be copper plated, or solid copper. we ...
backless quarters7/23/2010
  Q: I found a quarter that has no back to it. The back is blank, just metal. It has a D on the front.
  A: We would have to weigh and inspect the coin to see if the back was simply polished off. When a coin ...
Pennies7/21/2010
  Q: I have some old pennies that an uncle gave to me. They have different things on the backs of them ...
  A: The themes were most likely stamped into the coins, not produced at the US Mint. Many marketing ...
1974 penny7/19/2010
  Q: I recently came across what appears to be a 1974 aluminum penny. I have done some research and can ...
  A: First off, we would have to determine authenticity before we value it. Since these coins were not ...
New Double headed Quarter7/17/2010
  Q: I have double headed quarter with no date. Looks like it could be 2006-2008. I don't see any signs ...
  A: These are sold in magic and novelty shops for about $7. When coins are struck, the obverse and ...
found a gold quarter7/14/2010
  Q: I have recently found a gold quarter. And I was wondering if it was worth more than the average ...
  A: This did not happen at the US Mint, it was done afterwards by some marketing company. Although it ...
1995 double headed quarter7/13/2010
  Q: I have a double headed quarter. The date is 1995. Can you tell me what it is worth? ANSWER: These ...
  A: When a coin is struck, both sides are struck simultaneously. To my knowledge, there has never been ...
large 1831 penny with newark stamped on it6/26/2010
  Q: My brother found this coin while burring a horse in virginia. I have looked online for a similar ...
  A: I have never handles one of these but I am guessing that it was counterstamped by a merchant, ...
Aluminum Quarter6/22/2010
  Q: My son found a quarter with a date of 1950, and he said it is made of aluminum. He has a person who ...
  A: dimes, quarters and half dollars made prior to 1965 are 90% silver, not aluminum. They are worth 12 ...
1983 quarter with S instead of P or D6/17/2010
  Q: We found a 1983 quarter that caught our eye because it was exceptionally shiny and looked quite odd. ...
  A: "S" mint coins from 1983 were produced for collectors in sets called Proof Sets. Proof coins are not ...
Coin not stamped on both sides6/9/2010
  Q: I am going through my fathersí coin collection and I came across a coin that is stamped on the front ...
  A: The balnk side could be any number of things. First and most obvious would be that someone polished ...
1970s Doubled Die Obverse!!6/8/2010
  Q: I think! I am not completely sure its doubled die. How can I tell? I've looked at pictures on ...
  A: You can contact Numismatic Guarantee Corporation in Florida. They will certify the coins for a fee. ...
copper wheat penny5/31/2010
  Q: Just want to know if any other copper wheat pennies other than the 1943 wheat penny is valuable?
  A: The key dates cents are as follows: 1909-S VDB (VDB are the designer's initials and appear on the ...
1879 cc morgan dollar5/30/2010
  Q: Just wanted to know what a 1879cc Morgan was worth. I can only describe the coin as having alot of ...
  A: 1879-CC's are highly collectable and worth hundreds of dollars even in circulated condition. I ...
gold coins5/28/2010
  Q: i just discovered this web page via google search and was wondering if you could reanswer your ...
  A: The way the system was set up is as follows: a $20 gold piece contains .9675 of an ounce of pure ...
spirit of '76 coin5/16/2010
  Q: There was a question about this coin with 2drummer and a flutist , I have one of these from a ...
  A: What is your question? The 1976 Bicentennial quarter was a one year issue and still only worth 25 ...
Lincoln penny5/15/2010
  Q: I have a 1941s Lincoln penny with s mint sideways.Would this make the coins worth more and how much ...
  A: if the mintmark is just tilted, it is no big deal. However if the mintmark is actually rotated 90 ...
1965 misprint dime5/15/2010
  Q: I have a 1965 dime, the front seems fine. However when you turn it over the reverse looks as if it ...
  A: Every error coin is differrent. Weakly struck pieces are not uncommon, however yours sounds like ...
1977 pure silver dime5/11/2010
  Q: How much is a 1977 pure silver dime worth? Also how much is a 2006 pure silver North Dakota quarter ...
  A: Pure silver coins were minted until 1964. The only way you can have a silver 2006 quarter is if it ...
1987 silver penny5/10/2010
  Q: i found this silver penny in my change jar, at first i thought i was seeing things, i thought it was ...
  A: It could be valuable. We would need to determine just what it is. Since the US Mint doesn't strike ...
coin/silver ingots5/9/2010
  Q: can you help give me a value on set of hamilton mint silver ingots issued 1974 perfect condition in ...
  A: The Hamilton mint silver would trade at the silver content. Here is how to figure the value: You ...
Coin selling5/3/2010
  Q: I have a $5 gold coin made by the Pacific Company of California in 1849. It was found in a coin ...
  A: The values of $180k to $300k are not accurate. More realistic is $50k to $120, especially in this ...
1879 s - reverses5/1/2010
  Q: I too am confused , more than ever now . After reading your answer , I thought the difference was on ...
  A: 1878 was the only year that they had a convex breast. Hence, if an 1879 has a convex breast, it is ...
hi4/28/2010
  Q: sir recently i got a indian 1rs coin. DEUTSCH OSTAFRIKA is written and its year is 1906 so can u ...
  A: The coin comes from German East Africa (Tanganika). After World War 1, Tanganika was entrusted to ...
"black" dime4/24/2010
  Q: I have a 1999 dime. It is almost black. But I can tell (i think) that it isnt from dirt, etc... It ...
  A: Off-metal strikes do occur. Without seeing or testing the coin, I can not imagine what it is. The ...
1965 double dot penny4/24/2010
  Q: Purchased a 1965 double dot Lincoln penny from an estate. It was sent from Fred Causey and Co. in ...
  A: There are many minor errors in US coinage, this happens to be one of them. Unfortunately, this ...
penny4/23/2010
  Q: I have a 2006 penny that has a very shiny, rainbow colored exterior. As pennies go, in my opinion it ...
  A: The 2006 penny has probably oxidized, which is a normal process. The colors can be amazing and ...
1811 coin4/12/2010
  Q: I have a coin from 1811 the back side has a crest with the words AUSPICE.DEO. I can't tell the next ...
  A: The coin depicts King Ferdinand of Spain. However, I do not know what the denomination is such as 8 ...
quarter4/11/2010
  Q: why are there grooves on the edge of a quarter
  A: Reeding on the edges was first done so that if the coins were shaved, people could notice. Remember ...
1887 CC Morgan Silve Dollar4/6/2010
  Q: I have an 1887 CC Morgan Silver Dollar that was given to me by my grandfather about forty years ago. ...
  A: That is correct, no "CC" Morgan Dollars were minted in 1887. Are you sure it's not 1878 or 1889? ...
1858 One Cent Flying Eagle4/6/2010
  Q: I have recently inherited a small collection of coins consisting of large cents (1825 to 1849), ...
  A: Having a coin certified does not always pay. It cost anywhere up to $35 to certifiy a coin so one ...
Thought you should know about this4/5/2010
  Q: If I knew a way for your customers to receive gold and silver every month at no cost, and you would ...
  A: Pyramid marketing is when one person gets 2 people to sell for him; they get two people to sell for ...
silver dollar4/2/2010
  Q: I have a 1922 peace dollar with a mint mark I do not know. It appears to be an A with a third leg ...
  A: First off Hank, Peace Dollars were minted in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. The Mintmark is ...
1900 V coin4/2/2010
  Q: My daughter found an old coin in the backyard. It has a V on it with leaves or foliage around it. It ...
  A: Your daughter found a 1900 Liberty Nickel. The "V" is the roman numeral for 5 These were minted ...
Chinese 1909-11 dollar3/31/2010
  Q: I have a Japanese Yen Yr33(1900) and a Chinese silver dollar ND1909-11 from the Hupeh Provence. ...
  A: A tremendous amoung of counterfeit coins have come out of China in the past few years. As crazy as ...
silver coin3/30/2010
  Q: I brought 1944 Ecuador 5 sucres silver coin, I've check all specification 24.9 gram, 37-38 mm, ...
  A: I am not a chemist or physicist, I don't know about the density of either metal. I doubt it is ...
Selling my collection3/29/2010
  Q: I've collected coins since 1957, and amassed (by Redbook) an extensive collection worth upwards of $ ...
  A: Where are you located? Maybe I can help you personally, that is why I ask. Bear in mind that ...
South Africa Coin3/29/2010
  Q: I have a coin that says Georgivs VI Rex Imperator and the bust of King George vi facing to the left. ...
  A: It is a 3 pence piece. These are not rare. I believe yours is made of nickel and has no silver in ...
1950-1964 US Coins3/29/2010
  Q: I have about $30 to $40 worth of quarters,nickles,and dimes that range between the years of 1950 and ...
  A: If the coins are circulated (Used), this is the rule of thumb. The nickels are not silver and just ...
gold coin question3/28/2010
  Q: my greAT GRANDFATHER HAD A GOLD COIN AND WANTS TO GET A IDEA OF WHAT THE VALUE IS ON IT. IT'S A 1854 ...
  A: It sounds to me like a $20 gold piece minted by Kellogg & Co. (Kellogg should be legible in ...
US one cent3/28/2010
  Q: I used to collect coins 40 years ago as a child and have just re-discovered my collection. I have a ...
  A: If it is a wheat back cent, it would have to be dated before 1959. In 1959, they started the ...
morgan silver dollar-18893/27/2010
  Q: I found a morgan silver dollar at the river the other day!! Its in poor condition but I am wondering ...
  A: The mintmark, if there is one, would be located under the Eagle's feathers. It would be either an ...
half dimes usa3/25/2010
  Q: I have inherited a box of very old coins ... some going back to 1754. What would the value be of an ...
  A: That is a hard question to answer since the value is based on the condition. I will try to give you ...
2010 Value of an E Pluribus Unum 1881 Silver Dollar3/25/2010
  Q: Please advise with the current value of an E Pluribus Unum 1881 Silver Dollar. Tried to obtain more ...
  A: I can't give you specifics without seeing the coin. But what I can tell you is this: If the coin ...
Coin3/24/2010
  Q: I have a 1783 Dei Gratia coin, Carolus III, the back says Hispan Et Ind Rex, It has an M with a ...
  A: OK, Got it. It is an 8 reales coin from Mexico. The tell tale is the M with the small O over it. ...
SILVER 1962 PENNY3/22/2010
  Q: MY FATHER GAVE ME A 1962 PENNY WHEN I WAS 5 YEARS OLD. IT IS A SHINY SILVER COLOR FRONT AND BACK ...
  A: It could be a normal peeny that was silver plated or plated with mercury. The coin would have to be ...
Unopened Proof Set with Scratch on one Coin3/20/2010
  Q: My mother-in-law gives my husband a proof set every year for Christmas. I think it was in 2006, one ...
  A: Unfortunately, when the set was received from the mint, it should have been returned for ...
1944 White Penny3/19/2010
  Q: Does anyone know what a 1944 ( White) penny is worse. I thought they only made the white penny ...
  A: no estimates on the mintage. Nor can I say what it may be worth. However, if it is genuine, you ...
Silver Eagles3/17/2010
  Q: APMEX Is selling Silver Eagles for $1.99 over spot , what does over spot mean and is this a good ...
  A: "Over Spot" means the current market price of silver. Say you see that silver is trading at $17.50 ...
Can you pleace help?3/17/2010
  Q: okay we had this coin that is a standing liberty coin we think it is a 1917 and it has 3 stars in ...
  A: You say that you "think" it is 1917 which leads me to believe that the date is heavily worn. If ...
silvercoins3/12/2010
  Q: I have some 1900 one dollar coins, is this a good time to sell,(there is an antique show in town ...
  A: Silver is quite strong now so it may be a good time to sell if you need the funds for other things. ...
Germans Helping Build America Medal3/11/2010
  Q: I have 2 medals, 1 bronze and 1 silver, that are identical except for the metal. The obverse has ...
  A: Usually it will be marked on the dge as to who made the medals. It may say Medallic Art Co or ...
Coin Grading3/9/2010
  Q: I have some quality Morgan and Peace dollars I believe will bring a fair return at auction but they ...
  A: Many coins don't pay to have certified. Common date Morgans, unless thay are MS-65 don't pay to ...
one dollar bill3/4/2010
  Q: do you know an estimate of how much a one dollar bill made in 2006 with the front printed on the ...
  A: I'm not sure I understand. The image of the front (printed on the back) is it a mirror image? or ...
coins3/4/2010
  Q: I have 3 coins. What do you think they are worth? 1875 Round Indian G50C, BG-1065, MS 63 PL, 1875 ...
  A: Cal Gold and tokens are a tough, thinly traded marekt. Retail is high on these and wholesale is ...
1943 penny error3/2/2010
  Q: I have what appears to be a 1943 penny struck on a dime planchette It is not a steel penny and it ...
  A: Coins struck on the wrong planchet are scarce. They are certainly scarcer from your era, however ...
1994 p dime3/1/2010
  Q: I came across a 1994 p US dime that has no ridges and is off set to the right about 1/8 inch. I was ...
  A: I would have to see the coin, but offhand, I would say it is worth more than face value. How much ...
My collection2/28/2010
  Q: I have a massive collection of US coins, well over 30 years of buying the best I could afford at ...
  A: Unfortunately, I don't have any contacts in Austin. However, if you have an inventory, I may be able ...
old coins and Japanese currency2/28/2010
  Q: I have been collecting coins for a few years and have some from my father, but have no knowledge of ...
  A: 1874 2 cent coin $4 and up depending upon condition 1940 penny 3 cnets and up 1957 penny ...
asian coin2/26/2010
  Q: CANDARINS.2 On the other side it has 4 japanese characters around the top 6 japanese characters ...
  A: What you have is a silver Dollar from China, not Japan. These are silver. Some are only worth their ...
Penny with no year2/25/2010
  Q: I have a wheat penny that does not have a year on it. It is completely smooth where the year should ...
  A: Most likely, it was tampered with. A microscope would be the best way to inspect the coin. When a ...
1955 pennies2/25/2010
  Q: iknow errors are common on penies but how common is it for for the top of the five to be solid to ...
  A: The error coins you have a very common and not really collectible. As for the 1943 cent, they were ...
Question reguarding a token2/24/2010
  Q: Can you help me identify this token and tell me any history associated with it. Thanks! (2nd part ...
  A: This is a replica of a California gold piece. The replicas always have an animal, whether it be a ...
wheat pennys2/24/2010
  Q: I WAS WONDERING ABOUT A WHEAT BACK. THE DATE IS ONLY 19-,THE PENNY IS IN GOOD SHAPE. IT HAS A (S) ...
  A: Grease in the dies was a common problem years ago. If the grease is packed in the recesses of the ...
1983 Lincoln Cent2/22/2010
  Q: I have a few 1983 Lincoln pennies that are missing the figure standing in the Lincoln Memorial. ...
  A: Yes, those are technically "errors", but minor ones. Numerous minor errors occur in minting coins. ...
1955 Steel Wheat Penny2/17/2010
  Q: I have a 1955 Steel Wheat Penny that I have had since the 1960's. I know it is steel because it can ...
  A: there are a few possibilities. #1, the coin was struck on a foreign coin planchet. #2, it is ...
president tokens2/5/2010
  Q: i have a few president token coins that have some of past presidents on them with some info about ...
  A: Although I have more experience with coins, I do know that in the 1960's or 70's, that one of the ...
Unidentified coin - need expert help!2/4/2010
  Q: I have a coin collection with many US coins (gold dollars, Susan B), Kennedy halfs, mint dimes, ...
  A: The fact that there is no denomination means it is a medal, not a coin. Certainly we know the year ...
My silver colored 1990 penny2/3/2010
  Q: I am an beginer coin collector and im VERY curious why my 1990 D lincoln memorial penny Looks like a ...
  A: Since 1982, Lincoln Cents have been made of copper coated zinc. Most likely,, either the copper was ...
Wheat penny2/1/2010
  Q: Why were ears of wheat placed on the back of the wheat penny?
  A: I can find no references to Victor D. Brenner's design of the reverse of the "wheat" cent as to why ...
one dollar cut error1/31/2010
  Q: Is this of any value?
  A: Miscut dolar bills sometimes bring a premium, but rarely. Every year, the Bureau of Printing and ...
pennies1/31/2010
  Q: I have a 3- 1982 pennies that weigh 3.1g one has a mintmark D. I am assuming these are copper ...
  A: Pennies made before 1982 are supposed to weigh 3.11 grams. As for no mintmark, some coins did not ...
Gold Coin1/31/2010
  Q: I have a gold coin as follows... Josephus.I.D.G. Port.Alg.Rex. with a date of 1761. Can you please ...
  A: The origin is Portugal. It is most likely a 4 Escudo piece. If it is genuine, it contains .4215 ...
Indian head penny1/28/2010
  Q: What is the differnce in the two 1886 pennies. The type I and the type II? Also on the 1864L where ...
  A: First off, the "L" would be visible by the hair ribbon as it cascades down the back. It is hard to ...
starting a collection1/27/2010
  Q: im interested in starting a coin collection but have no clue where i should start. in suggestions or ...
  A: Pick a series of coins that you like. It is a hobby meant to be enjoyed. If you are undecided, ...
dollar and 1/2 dollar coins1/23/2010
  Q: My husband and I came across some coins in his parents' estate. The one dollar coins are as ...
  A: The dollars dated in the 1970's are only worth $1 each. The older coins are all common dates and ...
Postmasters of America1/20/2010
  Q: I have a collection Postmasters of America Medallic First Day Cover program from 1974. The ...
  A: The medallions would be worth their silver content. Since sterling silver is 92.5% pure figure that ...
1983 penny1/18/2010
  Q: i found a penny that is larger than a regular penny( a regular penny sits in it with rim all the way ...
  A: It could be a coin struck on the wrong coin blank, maybe a nickel. One way to tell is by weight. It ...
1975 aluminum(?) penny1/17/2010
  Q: I acquired a penny a few years ago from circulation, put it away and recently stumbled across it ...
  A: There were experimental aluminum cents in 1974 but they were never released into circulation. I ...
1802, Mexico, Colonial 8 Reales Coin of Charles IIII.1/14/2010
  Q: I have researched a coin, 1802, Mexico, Colonial 8 Reales Coin of Charles IIII, that I have. In ...
  A: I am just guessing but are the marks stamped into the coin? I have seen many coins with ...
coins1/13/2010
  Q: I have an 1889 morgan silver dollar. I'm not sure if it has cc, s d or nothing on it but wanted to ...
  A: The 1889-CC is the one you want. The others are common. They range from $12-18 in used condition. ...
Coin value1/10/2010
  Q: My father showed me a coin he was given by an older gentleman several years ago, unfortunately I do ...
  A: Genuine Blake & Co. $20 pieces are rare. However, Chrysler did a promotion years ago for the "Gold ...
1995 dime with Lincoln memorial imprint1/8/2010
  Q: I have come across a 1995 dime that has an imprint of the Lincoln Memorial imprinted over the head ...
  A: I really would have to see the coin. However, I have handled pieces that had similar qualities as ...
misprint penny1/6/2010
  Q: I was just wondering what a penny would be worth if it was only one sided. I have a 1969 one sided ...
  A: When coins are minted, both sides are struck by the dies simultaneously. Chances are that the ...
1968 D Roosevelt dime error???1/6/2010
  Q: My 12 yer old daughter brought a dime to my attention that she got in change. The coin is a 1968 D ...
  A: Ron, There are a few things that could cause this but none of them equate to any sizable $ amount. ...
coin coloring1/5/2010
  Q: I have 2 questions;first how can I tell between a red,brown red and brown lincoln wheat ear penny? ...
  A: Fist off, color is only important if the cents are in mint condition. When a cent is struck and is ...
multiple misprints on a quarter1/4/2010
  Q: I have a 2 sided U.S. quarter (Head) with 2 different dates (1984 & 1995) also on a normal quarter, ...
  A: The 2 headed quarter is a magician's coin. They sell for about $7 in novelty and magic shops. As ...
unopened coin sets12/29/2009
  Q: I have a couple of unopened proof sets and am wondering a couple of things: 1. What is/are the ...
  A: The idea behing unopened proof sets is that there could be a true gem in the set. However, most ...
1964 dime12/29/2009
  Q: I have a 1964 dime. My question is that this dime has two faces on it. It has no reverse just two ...
  A: This is most likely 2 halves that have been glued together. They sell coins like this in magic and ...
199? Lincoln penny12/21/2009
  Q: I found a circulating penny with an incomplete date. Date is stamped "199" only. It appears to me ...
  A: The date is engrad=ved onto the dies before the coin is stamped. However, it was not uncommon for ...
german 5 deutche mark gold colored coin12/18/2009
  Q: I found a german 5 deutche mark gold colored coin marked 1955. An embossed right facing bust and ...
  A: This is a 5 Mark commemorative for the 300th anniv. of the birth of Ludwig Von Baden. There were ...
Collecting for semi beginnner12/15/2009
  Q: I have always been fascinated with coins. I have begun collecting coins by sifting through my change ...
  A: Start with the Guidebook to US Coins by R.S. Yeoman. This is known as the REDBOOK. Also you can ...
misprinted state quarter12/13/2009
  Q: i have a 2000 Massachusetts quarter on the front where it should say quater dollar it has (atr r) it ...
  A: It sounds like a common error caused by grease in the dies or the use of a worn out die. ...
can you help me12/13/2009
  Q: i found a 1980 d nickel that has a series of numbers stamped down the front and back of the coin. is ...
  A: Being stamped into the coin is odd. My only guess is that CGA is a coin grading association, lot ...
Mis-Minted U.S. State Quarters12/10/2009
  Q: I have just found a 2005 West Virginia statehood quarter with a S mint. To my knowledge they were ...
  A: The "S" mintmark denotes PROOF coins. There were copper nickel clad and 90% silver varieties, both ...
Parents' coin collection12/9/2009
  Q: My mother has been collecting coins for over 50 years, and now that my parents are retired they have ...
  A: How about this. Start by making an inventory of what you can. Begin with the highest denomination ...
Older Bills12/9/2009
  Q: I hope you can help me. I worked as a banker as a few years and would always pick up old coins for ...
  A: Although they are different, not being mint condition, makes the uncollectable to most collectors. ...
1973 jefferson nickel(coin is copper color)12/8/2009
  Q: coin is copper in apperance.not nickle,what is value? ANSWER: Could it be that it is just ...
  A: My suggestion is to send the coin to Numismatic Guarantee Corporation and have it certified. Does ...
sacagawea dollar12/5/2009
  Q: On my Sacagawea dollar, it does not have a year printed beside her face. There is no date or year ...
  A: First, we would have to determine why the date is missing. Someone may have polished it off. If ...
2 1/2 Dollar gold coins12/4/2009
  Q: I am interested in estimating the potential of two gold coins. Coin #1 - 1906 Lady Liberty on one ...
  A: Without seeing the coins, it's hard. If they are in avg circulated condition, they are worth ...
Copper Nickel11/30/2009
  Q: I received a copper nickel the other day and the date is 2000. Is this real or a fake...? Thanks.
  A: I don't know. It shouldn't be made of copper, it should be nickel. Howevere, it doesn't mean that ...
2 1/2 Dollar Gold Coin11/30/2009
  Q: I was checking the net for some information on some old coins passed on by my grandmother, mother ...
  A: Having the coins mounted for jewelry purposes, does detract from the value. However, the 1853 is ...
Silver medal for the 500th anniversary in 1992 of landing of America by Christopher Columbus11/27/2009
  Q: Looking for any information about silver medal for the 500th anniversary of the landing of America ...
  A: Since this is a private issue, chances are that it is only worth the silver it is made of. It would ...
indian head 1886 type2 red11/25/2009
  Q: where can i get an 1886 indian head penny red C86II appraised ANSWER: Hi Mary, What is C86II ? Has ...
  A: Certified coins come in hard plastic cases and are certified by a number of companies such as PCGS ...
Gold Dollar Coins Sacagewia11/25/2009
  Q: my question is i got a gold dollar coin out of a change machine it the newer one i believe its the ...
  A: If it is a newer one, it would be a presidential dollar, not a Sacagawea Dollar. On presidential ...
value of silver dollar11/24/2009
  Q: my dad has an 1880 silver dollar minted in New Orleans. Was wondering the value and if there is ...
  A: Depending upon the condition of the coin, if it is in MINT condition or used, the value can range ...
1944 lincoln wheat penny11/22/2009
  Q: i have a 1944 lincoln wheat penny that is a silver colour much like a dime. i checked with a magnet ...
  A: I would have to inspect the coin. If it is made of steel, it could be worth $10,000 If you would ...
Grading/selling11/21/2009
  Q: I have two St. Gaudens that I bought five years ago that were graded by NTC. I may be interested in ...
  A: From experience, dealers will usually buy NTC coins for 2 grades lower than what the holder says. ...
Presidential Commemorative Medallion11/19/2009
  Q: Aloha Joe, I found a coin just like the one listed below, except on the front of mine it has a ...
  A: No news on these. I remember as a kid that one of the oil companies did a promotion where they ...
1863 Penny11/19/2009
  Q: I have an 1863 indian head penny (13 stars on the front) and on the back the words Army & Navy wiyth ...
  A: This is not a penny. It is a "Hard Times Token". When small change was limited in the 1800's, ...
1863 coin11/19/2009
  Q: It is a 1863 coin. looks like a penny but does not say one cent. It has an indian head on the front ...
  A: These are known as "Hard Times Tokens". Small change was in limited supply in the Civil War years. ...
$20 1967 monument coin11/18/2009
  Q: I have a gold looking coin with the queen Elizabeth II D G Regina on 1 side and coat of arms with ...
  A: My catalog shows a $20 Gold coin minted in 1967 that bears the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II and ...
I have a rare coin11/17/2009
  Q: I have a error coin,its called an eleven cent piece i believe,its a penny with a dime struck on it ...
  A: I have handled quite a few of these and depending upon the date and condition, if it was already ...
coin dealer11/16/2009
  Q: Joe, my father is looking to sell some old coins that he has. do you know of a reliable buyer in ...
  A: Do you have an inventory or description of what is involved? I would be able to give you basic ...
silver proof sets11/16/2009
  Q: i think they were around 800,000 sets total.i have been watching over 5 years and have seen alot ...
  A: An experienced eye can see the difference in the surface of silver and clad coins. Will some people ...
Selling and buying coins11/14/2009
  Q: Good evening. I was reading your area of expertise. What is the best US coins to invest in at this ...
  A: My opinion is that as the economy tightens up more, hobbies will be put on the back burner. Many ...
coins11/13/2009
  Q: My father was a coin collector and had a coin/stamp shop for many years when he retired from the ...
  A: My specialty is US coinage and I would be more than happy to work with you on this. Since your ...
copper quarter11/12/2009
  Q: I FOUND A 1999 CONNECTICUT COPPER QUARTER, IS THERE A VALUE TO IT AND HOW DID THIS. Thanks Dick
  A: I assume your quarter is missing the nickel layer. Yes it does have collector value. I suggest you ...
miss strike dime11/11/2009
  Q: My son found a dime that has a rather large bump on the back side with the torch and leaf design ...
  A: Was the bump caused by a depression on the flip side of the coin? If not, it's probably just a ...
silver ingots11/11/2009
  Q: I inherited a bunch of random silver ingots and I was wondering where to find more information. ...
  A: You're in luck. We buy and sell silver. I need to know what the weight of the ingots is, what the ...
dime that looks like a quarter11/4/2009
  Q: I also have a dime that has a quarter print on it!!! do you think i could take this to a coin ...
  A: Can you see the design of the dime at all or just the quarter? What about the date on the coin, and ...
odd 2000 penny size of a nickel11/4/2009
  Q: I recently found an odd 2000 penny the diameter of a nickel and more the color of a nickel than a ...
  A: This could be a number of things. #1, a cent struck on a nickel planchet. #2 and cent struck on ...
$1 siver certificate11/4/2009
  Q: im hoping you can help me find out the value of a 1935A $1 silver certificate, but it has a gold ...
  A: The 1935A Hawaii $1 Note is worth anywhere from $20 to $50 in used condition. and anywhere from $100 ...
2004 aqnd 2005 misprint nickels11/2/2009
  Q: I have 1 2004 with face ok but on back has united states of America and Louisiana purchase and 1803 ...
  A: These nickels are part of a 2 year commemorative series. They are not errors or misprints. They ...
1976 Penny11/2/2009
  Q: I have in my possession a 1976 penny with a small engraving of the state of Washington with the ...
  A: The outline of the state was done after it left the US Mint. These are pretty common and used as ...
1810 capped bust half dollar10/31/2009
  Q: I was hoping you could answer a question that i have been trying to find out about. I have an 1810 ...
  A: I really don't have any specific information on the overlapping inscription. Now have I seen one. ...
2000 liberty gold $5 coin10/30/2009
  Q: How much is a 2000 liberty 5 dollar gold coin worth? I THINK it says 5/10 fine gold. It is ...
  A: If you are referring to a $5 American Gold Eagle coin, it contains 1/10 oz pure gold and would be ...
gold coin10/29/2009
  Q: 1/2 cent on one side, face with stars around it on the other. Is it worth anything?
  A: Does the coin say 1/2 cent? Or simply 1/2? They did not produce 1/2 cent gold coins however they ...
new to collecting10/28/2009
  Q: a few questions from a "wannabe" collector: What advice would you give a new coin collector? So far ...
  A: Welcome to the hobby! I deal primarily in US coinage and I know of no US coins witha railroad ...
Estate Valuation of Coin Collection10/26/2009
  Q: For my family, I need to get an evaluation of my parents coin collection. The collection is mostly ...
  A: If you make up an inventory, I will come up with a number for you. It can be pretty simple like, ...
1943 Penny10/25/2009
  Q: while sorting a jar of 1943-D pennies, we noticed the "D" Mint mark on all the coins to be in pretty ...
  A: I guess it depends on what is "considerably lower". The engravers of the dies are human and it is ...
liberty coin10/24/2009
  Q: i'm currently agonising over selling my late grandfathers 1903 20 dollar liberty gold coin ....it ...
  A: If you have bills to pay, sell it. It is found money to you. Depending upon the condition, it can ...
planchet nickel10/23/2009
  Q: I have a nickel that is missing the face. You can see just a smooth outline. The back is perfect. ...
  A: If the coin hasn't been tampered with, it is probably the result of not enough pressure on the dies ...
coin collectability and value10/22/2009
  Q: 1917 king george V 3 pence coin 1937 king george V1 crown 1953 ELIZABETH 11 FIVE SHILLING + 1960 ...
  A: The 3 Pence is worth about 50 cents for the silver content, other than that it is pretty common. ...
Straits Settlement King Edward VII 1903 $1 silver coin10/22/2009
  Q: May I know what is the value of Straits Settlement King Edward VII 1903 $1 silver coin in VF ...
  A: There are 2 varieties of this date. The 1903B cam eith a raised mintmark and an incuse mintmark. ...
mint error 2007 Jefferson Nickle P10/21/2009
  Q: I've received as change a 2007 Jefferson Nickle with the tail side blank. The edge has a slight lib ...
  A: I would have to inspect the coin to answer your question. Do you want to send it to me? If so, ...
1944 steel penny10/20/2009
  Q: I found obtained several 1944 pennies, I was wondering if they were worth anything. Or do I go ahead ...
  A: We can start by you sending me a good picture (closeup, if possible) of both sides. The next step ...
1928 $5000.00 bill10/19/2009
  Q: I have a friend who thinks he has found a $5000.00 dollar bill from 1928. It was from the ...
  A: I am pretty sure this should be a FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE not a National Bank Note. It is the same ...
1851 Baldwin S.M.V.California Gold Twenty Dollar Coin10/17/2009
  Q: Greetings Joe. I just found this coin in a drawer in our home. How do I find out if it is ...
  A: Baldwin coins, if genuine, are very rare. However many copies were made. The most conclusive way ...
1985 Error Coins10/16/2009
  Q: I have an image attached of two 1985 pennies. One looks like the finish is bubbled or something, ...
  A: I never saw any images so it make this tough. 1985 pennies are copper plated zinc so I ma guessing ...
Mercury Head Dimes10/16/2009
  Q: I have the complete collection of mercury head dimes. What would the value of this collection be ...
  A: Provided you have all of the dates and mintmarks including the 1916-D, 1921, 1921-D, 1942/1 and ...
5 dollar gold coin10/15/2009
  Q: joe - i have a 1910 five dollar indian head gold coin. the initials of BLR or BLP appear over the ...
  A: I would have to see it but it is worth at least $250 and can go into the thousands if it's a gem. ...
Morgan & Peace Dollars10/14/2009
  Q: I started collecting when I was a kid, 45 years ago. Now a grandfather has passed leaving his ...
  A: Where ar you located? I am in NY and I would do a free appraisal for you if you can get to me. I ...
Morgan dollars10/13/2009
  Q: I have about 20 Morgan dollars and I would like to know the value of them. They range from 1870 to ...
  A: Every date is different. Also the condition plays a role in evaluating them. Let's assume for ...
1959 Penny misstamped10/13/2009
  Q: Joe, I found in my pocket change, a 1959 penny which I didn't find unusual until I took a closer ...
  A: Yes I have heard of them and handled them. The condition is paramount in this type of error. I ...
i am unable to identify a coin10/12/2009
  Q: i have this coin in a foreign language it sems to be middle eastrn or russian it has a smaller gold ...
  A: Unfortunately, from your description, it doesn't ring a bell. I would need pictures to try to cross ...
coins10/11/2009
  Q: i have a 1935 silver dollar in very good condition,do you know the worth of it?,,,,,,,,,,also i have ...
  A: The 1935 SIlver Dollar, which wa sthe last year of the true silver dollars, is worth $12 in used ...
quarter/dime?10/10/2009
  Q: Joe, I have what looks like a dime but has George Washingtons face on it and is basically a quarter ...
  A: These are known as "wrong planchet strikes". I have handled a number of these. Currently I pay ...
State Quarter mint defect10/8/2009
  Q: I have a Georgia State quarter that has the copper core coming through a face. It appears new and ...
  A: if the whole side was missing, I would say yes, but simply that the nickel layer in tin in one spot ...
gold10/7/2009
  Q: Where is the best place to invest/purchase a gold coin? We want out of stock market. Thanks, D
  A: Our company helps people diversify their portfolios with precious metals (gold, silver and platinum) ...
info on coin please10/6/2009
  Q: i have a coin that is grey and the front of it says " CAROL.III.D.G. HISP.ETIND.R 1805 " AND THE ...
  A: It sounds like it might be a Spanish 2 Reales but without knowing what it is made of, I can not be ...
old pennies9/27/2009
  Q: I have a chance to buy some old pennies. 1793 Large Liberty, 1852 3 cent & 1798 Liberty and is this ...
  A: The REDBOOK is retail pricing. Certainly on these do not pay over REDBOOK values. Also, if they are ...
Iraqi gold coin9/27/2009
  Q: I have a gold coin from Iraq it is solid gold and from 1981 i think. I have searched the internet ...
  A: I checked the Catalog of World Coins and see nothing like this from Iraq. What is on the other side ...
Foreign Coins9/26/2009
  Q: How much is elizabeth coins worth and where do I take them to exchange for cash
  A: First off, there were a number of countries that had Queen Elizabeth on their coins. So not knowing ...
Double Stamped half dollar9/25/2009
  Q: My neighbor just came over with a perfectly double stamped half dollar. The local drug store gave it ...
  A: If you are referring to a half dollar that has no "heads", only "tails", it is a magician's coin. ...
coin9/25/2009
  Q: I have a gold coin the size of a dime. Liberty face on front and the date is 1904 it also has stars ...
  A: What you have is a 1904 $2.50 gold piece, not a dime. Gold coins circulated until 1932 as legal ...
1880 Morgan Silver Dollar9/23/2009
  Q: I will ask this as specifically as I can. WE have an 1880 Morgan Silver Dollar we would like to try ...
  A: 1880 is a common date coin, they made 12,600,000 of them. Even in mint condition, which your's may ...
1851 large cent penny9/23/2009
  Q: i have a penney i found and was wondering the value of it. I am sending some pictures along to help ...
  A: I have seen these many times. The coin was altered after it left the mint. Had it not been altered, ...
halfcent.9/22/2009
  Q: i have a 1834 halfcent veryfine that is counterstamp on back of coin WMC CAN U TELL ME MORE ABOUT ...
  A: Anyone can counterstrike a coin. We don't know when it was done. However, back in the early ...
Napoleon 1860 20 Cent silver coin9/19/2009
  Q: What is the value of: Napoleon 1860 20 Cent silver coin; 1871 US one cent; 1767 Ludvig XV (AMOUNT?) ...
  A: I specialize in US coins and really know very little about foreign pieces. the US Cent, an 1871 ...
signed $10 bill9/18/2009
  Q: My father gave to me many years ago a signed $10 bill that was signed by his father back in the ...
  A: From my experience, "National Bank Notes" of this type sell for between $50 and $200 if it's a crisp ...
double-stamped penny9/18/2009
  Q: I have a 1981 D penny that was double stamped at the top of Lincoln's head. The second stamp added a ...
  A: These are quite common. Great conversation piece, but not worth a whole lot of money. They trade ...
coin Value9/2/2009
  Q: I have three half dollars and an Indian head penny and would like to know the value of these coins. ...
  A: The 1892 Columbian Expo halves trade for about $10 each in ExtraFine condition. In Mint condition, ...
the american prospector9/1/2009
  Q: my dad has a American prospector on the front it has USA on the left one the right it has 1984 on ...
  A: What you have is a 1 oz. pure silver Prospector medallion produced by the englehard refinery. These ...
coin8/31/2009
  Q: I have a USA coin that has 100 cents on it and say in the middle of coin, GOLOID. metric 1-G ...
  A: This is a coin that was never minted. It was a pattern for a dollar coin, of which many patterns ...
Coin Market Value8/30/2009
  Q: Greetings to you. This is Ramadoss from Tamil Nadu, India. I am having Taj mahal Medallion from ...
  A: My only suggestion is to contact Gold Quest directly. Since it it a medallion, it is probably only ...
1700 Vtraque Vnum8/29/2009
  Q: I just found a coin with the following: REX PHILIP A D G HISPAN ET IND with a crown and shield in ...
  A: This sounds like a Pillar Dollar, however I an not sure they were made in 1700. The M with a small ...
lincoln's cents8/29/2009
  Q: hey what's the difference between a normal Lincoln cent to a sms Lincoln cent and how to identify ...
  A: SMS means Special Mint Set. These were produced in 1965, 66 and 67 because in those years, no proof ...
Dollar Bills8/18/2009
  Q: I have 34 series B 1963 one dollar bills my mother has saved that have Joseph W. Brown as the ...
  A: Are you referring to Joseph Barr? If so, these became known as Barr Notes. I believe he held the ...
misprint zinc coin8/18/2009
  Q: I have found a 1938 Lincoln Wheat penny. I have taken it to my local dealer who believes it to be a ...
  A: Zinc plated steel cents were struck in 1943 and a few were made in 1944 by accident. Is it possible ...
rare coins8/18/2009
  Q: what is the value of a 1923 silver dollar liberty peace coin with a raised line from the dot that ...
  A: 1923 is a common date for the Peace Dollar series. Unless your coin is in mint condition, it is ...
2009 $20 double eagle8/17/2009
  Q: I bought a coin "DOUBLE EAGLE" that was shipped to me by the US MINT on 03-11-2009. I have all the ...
  A: Contact PCGS and explain the situation to them. Normally, they require submission of the coin ...
1987 Penny with a raised mark8/14/2009
  Q: I have a 1987 penny with a raised mark on the obverse located around the height of Lincoln's ear and ...
  A: That was caused by a scratch in the die. Scratches result in raised metal on the coin when the coin ...
coin information8/13/2009
  Q: 8 yrs ago at a moving sale, a widowed old woman had a box of coins looking at them i saw a few ...
  A: I really would have to see the coins but maybe this will help. The Continental Currency coin, if it ...
Indian Head Pennies8/11/2009
  Q: I am trying to help a friend with some Indian Head Pennies, after several hours on line, I am shock ...
  A: First off, there are a tremendous amount of counterfeit coins coming out of China and not just ...
One sided quarter8/10/2009
  Q: I recently had a quarter handed back to me in change. After i had left the store i noticed that one ...
  A: Chances are it was tampered with. When a coin is struck, the die for the obverse (front) and the ...
US quarter half copper.8/10/2009
  Q: I found a 1980 quarter that appears to be half copper. The bottom side is regular nickel but the top ...
  A: It sounds to me like a delamination error. Since the coins are "sandwich", copper core with nickel ...
dime 1995 d8/9/2009
  Q: i have a dime that is bigger around then a regular one and the writing liberty is upside down. it ...
  A: You should send the coin to the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation in Sarasota Florida for ...
george washington coin8/3/2009
  Q: My aunt found this coin in my grandfather's things when he passed this last fall, and we were just ...
  A: It is probably some sort of commemorative medal. Since you didn't mention a denomination (legal ...
1976 stitched closed "P"Mint $50 bag of pennies8/3/2009
  Q: I wanted to find out the best way to go about selling this bag of pennies I inherited from my ...
  A: Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was travelling on business with no internet available. ...
2004 1 oz .999 silver dollar coin8/1/2009
  Q: i have a question i recently received a 1oz .999 2004 dollar coin and its actually pretty thick it ...
  A: Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was travelling on business with no internet available. ...
2006 South Dakota Error?8/1/2009
  Q: I don't know if this is anything special but a found a 2006 P South Dakota quarter at work from a ...
  A: Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was travelling on business with no internet available. ...
Foriegn papper currency7/31/2009
  Q: What would a one dollar 1928 shanghai one dollar worth good condition
  A: Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was travelling on business with no internet available. ...
Coin Values7/30/2009
  Q: My mother found a bag of coins in her safe deposit box do they have any value or should we sell them ...
  A: Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was travelling on business with no internet available. ...
1919 Lincoln7/30/2009
  Q: I have a 1919 Lincoln cent. On the reverse side it is misprinted. It's missing the first A in ...
  A: The missing "A" could be caused simply by wear or more likely is that there was grease in the die ...
NETHERLANDS, ten gulden, 1897 of Wilhelmina, jeweller's copy?7/29/2009
  Q: I have a Gold coin from the Netherlands dated 1897 10 Guilders 1897 of Wilhemina. There is a raised ...
  A: It is most likely a replica used for identification purposes by banks and bullion dealers. The fact ...
thick dime7/29/2009
  Q: I have a 1994 dime (P) with a thick ridge around the perimeter. About double thickness of an ...
  A: It is a legitimate mint error. I believe the term used to describe it is a "railroad rim" because ...
huge volume of a hoarder's coins7/28/2009
  Q: I have in my possession my father's collection of all sorts of coins, domestic and foreign I ...
  A: I know that sorting through that many coins is a dubious task. If you like, I will sort it and ...
1995 copper quarter7/27/2009
  Q: Hylas, I recently came across a 1995 quarter that looks like copper to me. It looks work although ...
  A: It sounds to me like the layers (copper core and nickel layers) have delaminated. A sure sign would ...
Spanish reals7/27/2009
  Q: Question 1-I recently acquired a 1786 Spanish 2 reals (two bits) coin in fair to good condition. ...
  A: First off, never clean a coin, especially with silver polish. This ruins the value. As for the ...
1965 Quarter7/26/2009
  Q: I found a 1965 quarter that is solid copper. I had people say that some one probable just melted the ...
  A: First off, these coins in 1965 were a 3 layer sandwich of a copper core and nickel. There have been ...
double headed quarter7/26/2009
  Q: is it possible to have a real double heade quarter. It is of the new states quarter P. mint . It ...
  A: Technically Jacob, it is impossible to have a genuine 2 headed quarter. The process for striking a ...
Gold Double Eagle7/26/2009
  Q: i have tried to find out some information about it but don't seem to have much luck, i have looked ...
  A: The blob is probably the letter "S". That would signify that the coin was minted in San Francisco. ...
1854 O Coronet Double Eagle $20 D -copy7/25/2009
  Q: I have been looking for information about the coin I listed and have found little information...it ...
  A: Kellogg $20's are extremely rare. Yours is indeed a copy fo a genuine coin. Copies of extremely ...
U S penny7/25/2009
  Q: I've found a penny, date uncertain, but fairly new, which is the same size as a regular one, but was ...
  A: Off-center coins are not that rare. I have handled quite a few over the years and they are ...
1863 Indian head curiosity7/24/2009
  Q: I recently acquired an 1863 Indian head penny with the back side being an advertising for AM ...
  A: Trade tokens were somewhat common in the late 1800's when small coinage was scarce and merchants ...
Starting a coin collection7/17/2009
  Q: I am 43 and my son is 14 and we have puttered with a few coins here and there but have no clue what ...
  A: The first thing I will say is that in this economy, collectibles are coming down in value. Many ...
coins7/16/2009
  Q: I have 300 1985 American prospector 1 troy once coins and they are all in the original package all ...
  A: Silver is trading at $13.25 so each is worth that amount. As to what they will be worth in the ...
Value of Iranian Pahlavi Gold Coins7/15/2009
  Q: I have about 18 gold coins from Iran - "Pahlavis". In researching the value of these, I noticed ...
  A: In all of my 30 years trading gold coins, I have never seen a Pahlavi trade for more than gold ...
strange coin7/14/2009
  Q: I found a coin buried in the dirt the other day that is obviously very old. Its fairly faded and is ...
  A: It sounds more like a drink token or exchange token. The reason I say that is NCO is probably ...
$2 dollar bills7/13/2009
  Q: i have 50 $2 dollar bills in sequence from the 70s how much are they worth.
  A: Since they are in sequence, I assume they are in mint condition. These would all be dated 1975 with ...
a funny-looking penny7/13/2009
  Q: I have penny that seems to have been imprinted off-center. It has only half of Lincoln's face. The ...
  A: That is what is known as an "off-center cent", your description was right on. Not a rare occurence. ...
1952 steel penny7/13/2009
  Q: I have a 1952 steel penny, but I cannot find any websites that give me any evidence that it even ...
  A: Steel pennies were made for mass relaease in 1943 however a few were accidently produced in 1944. ...
please help to identify us coin7/12/2009
  Q: i have a copper courled us coin. on one side is george washington with his name and the words 1st ...
  A: This is a commemmorative medal not a coin since it have no denomination such as 5 cnets, 25 cents, ...
Selling U.S. Mint Coins7/11/2009
  Q: What is the best procedure for selling U.S. Mint Coin Sets; Platinum, Gold, and Silver. How does a ...
  A: This is a tough market to be selling modern issue US sets in. Due to the fact that people need ...
100 dollar bills from 1930's7/10/2009
  Q: Do you how I can find out if 100 dollar bill is worth anything? Are there specific markings?
  A: Paper money really needs to be crisp uncirculated to be worth any premium if it's not from the ...
coin IDs7/9/2009
  Q: I have found 2 gold (gold colored coins) in our collection that I am trying to find out if they are ...
  A: The 1912 sounds to me to be a Great Britain Gold Sovereign. These are worth about $225 The second ...
1926 lincoln cent struck on one side only6/30/2009
  Q: what is the value of this coin?it has been in circulation but is in really good condition
  A: When a coin is struck, both sides are struck simultaneously. Technically, what you have is ...
2002 Louisiana quarter6/30/2009
  Q: Which variation of 2002 Louisiana quarter would have all the characteristics of a silver quarter but ...
  A: If you have an accurate gram scale, weigh the coin. Copper-Nickel coins weigh 5.67 grams. The ...
1922 cent6/26/2009
  Q: I found a 1922 penny with no mint mark when I was tearing down a house in the 60's. I have kept it ...
  A: Go to www.NGCcoin.com You can send them the coin with you check to cover the fees and they will ...
1783 Nova Constellatio6/25/2009
  Q: I was going through my fathers/grandmothers things and came across a 1783 Nova Constellatio (1000) ...
  A: The first step and easiest would be to check if the coin is silver. If not, it is a copy. If you ...
penny6/24/2009
  Q: My dad had a wheat penny and it only has 195 as the date the other number was not rub off it was ...
  A: Errors such as these are not uncommon. Often it occurs from there being grease in the dies when the ...
phoenix bucks6/24/2009
  Q: a token like coin worth a dollar do you have any information on these or know how i could find out ...
  A: There are a few small cities and towns producing their own script for commercial purposes. The idea ...
value of coin6/23/2009
  Q: don't know much about coins, but ill try to describe the best I can.Image of Spaniard with helmet ...
  A: This is a silver "Balboa" from Panama. A balboa is the equivalent of our dollar coin. If the coin ...
dime front with half dollar back6/23/2009
  Q: i found a smaller than normal looking coin. it has the front of a dime dated 1976, however, on the ...
  A: It sounds to me like a copy or replica, possibley some sort of novelty coin. Since the 2 genuine ...
1874 half dollar, how to figure a value.6/22/2009
  Q: My uncle recently gave me his small coin collection as a gift, and one that caught me eye was an ...
  A: If there is a mintmark, it would be under the eagle on the reverse. There may be a "CC" denoting ...
quarters6/19/2009
  Q: Mr. Hylas, My father-in-law passed away and he had collected many rolls of uncirculated state ...
  A: The series is really too new to have appreciated much. Personally I don't even stock them anymore ...
indian head penny6/18/2009
  Q: i looked at a chart and it says they are worth about 6.00. if it is truly uncirculated, is it worth ...
  A: Assuming the coin is genuine and not counterfeit, an uncirculated 1862 Indian Cent is worth between ...
coin6/17/2009
  Q: I RECENTLY PURCHASED SOME COINS & IN THEM WERE 6 OR 7 PRESIDENT DOUBLE EAGLE , 1984 LINCOLN 175th ...
  A: These must be tokens of some sort, not US Mint coins. They simply didn't make anything like that. I ...
george washington dollar missing clad layer6/17/2009
  Q: My name is josh, I have a George Washington presidential dollar that has been graded by ANACS in ...
  A: The mirror finsih coins are proof coins, however since they have circulated, there value has dropped ...
1909s vdb6/11/2009
  Q: Is there a way to tell if it is a real one or a fake. I have a raw one. Thanks
  A: I suggest having the coin certified by either PCGS or NGC. But, take a look at the S mintmark. This ...
double stamped coin6/11/2009
  Q: I have a coin , with the back of a dime on onesied and the other side is a penny stamp lincon ...
  A: you have a trick or magician's coin. I have one here on my desk. The front is a dime and the back ...
US Silver Eagles6/9/2009
  Q: From what I understand there are basically two types of Silver Eagles; the proof and the mint. I ...
  A: Mint Condition coins are merely uncirculated. Proof coins are made by a differnt process and highly ...
1982-1984 olympic gold token?6/9/2009
  Q: I have recently found a gold commemorative gold token. It does not have a value on it, so not a ...
  A: I have never handled one of those. First off, you would need to determine if it is infact gold or ...
two headed coin6/9/2009
  Q: Florida. I have recently come across a (what I belive is) fifty cent piece, and on each side is a ...
  A: This is a magician's coin, you will always win the flip. They sell in novelty and magic shops for ...
ANACS Certified MS-70 Silver Eagle6/8/2009
  Q: I have recently been approached my the Numis Network https://www.numisnetwork.com/silverdollar. ...
  A: MLM means Multi Level Marketing. Traditionally that means everyone makes something on the item. ...
1958 Lincoln cent6/8/2009
  Q: I have a 1958 D Lincoln cent that seems normal except that it is thinner then a normal penny and ...
  A: I have seen this before. Some enterprising person figured out that pennies are close in size to ...
Polished Coin6/5/2009
  Q: Help! How can I remove the polish from a supposedly uncirculated "pristine" coin?
  A: If you mean nail polish, you would need acetone. Let the coin soak overnight to soften it up. Any ...
Coin grades6/4/2009
  Q: Purchase most coins from mint but know about standings of the 3 top grading companies, PCGS, NGC and ...
  A: Grading is definitely subjective. I have been grading coins for 40+ years and even now, I can't see ...
New Hampshire Quarter6/3/2009
  Q: I found a quarter today at work its not in terrible condition but not mint by any means. The ...
  A: This can happen in a number of ways. Certainly the possibility of a poor strike is one option ...
coin value6/2/2009
  Q: i have a coin with one side marked " REPUBLICA PERUANA LIMA POZG 1913" and the other sided " VERDAD ...
  A: I believe you are referring to a Peruvian Gold 1 Libra coin. They contain just under 1/4 oz of pure ...
coin value5/31/2009
  Q: My wife just found a circulated nickle with the Jefferson head stamped on the front but nothing has ...
  A: The coin would have to be weighed and inspected. Due to the process of minting, both sides are ...
victoria regina coin5/30/2009
  Q: tiny in size aprox the same size as my nail on my little finger, it has a pic of a woman with her ...
  A: That would be St George. It was a common design part of British coinage. This is probably from the ...
1975 Belize proof silver $5 coin worth5/29/2009
  Q: How much is the 1975 Silver proof $5 coin worth, it's in great condition. Thanks Ian
  A: There were 2 issues. One was silver and in Proof Condition, and one was copper/nickel in mint ...
Kansas Centennial Coin Collection5/28/2009
  Q: My grandmother has the entire set(every county) of Kansas Centennial coins. They are all in good ...
  A: These are commemorative medals, not coins. My expertise is in coins produced by the US Mint. You ...
old coins5/28/2009
  Q: Can you recommend a reputable dealer in the Kansas City Metro area who would appraise and perhaps ...
  A: I can do even better. If you send me a list with date, denomination, and a general idea of the ...
1985 american double eagle5/27/2009
  Q: I found a liberty american double eagle (american mint) coin and I am unable to locate any ...
  A: The US Mint did not produce double egales in 1985, this is probably a copy of the original gold ...
Californai Gold 1/25/26/2009
  Q: I would like to know more about the coin that says'California Gold" with the 1/2 written on it ...
  A: What you have is a copy of a genuine California Gold Coin. Genuine ones say 1/2 D., or 1/2 Dollar, ...
gold dollar coin5/21/2009
  Q: i just found in my grandfather's stuff (he just passed) a gold dollar coin with an indian woman on ...
  A: There were a couple of varieties in the 2000-P Sacagawea Dollar Coins. Some of them are quite ...
nickel made from slag, I think.5/20/2009
  Q: I got a nickel that on the head side look pretty normal except a few pin holes but on the tail side ...
  A: The pin holes may indcate where there was corrosion. If the coin sat in acid, that would explain ...
melt value5/20/2009
  Q: I have morgan and peace dollars I inherited in June 2005, sold in april 2008. How do I find out the ...
  A: Based on the average price for those months, (June '05 and Apr '08) Your cost basis would be .77344 ...
1856 flying eagle proofs5/14/2009
  Q: I need to know exactly who distributed the Flying Eagle proofs to congress in late 1856 or early ...
  A: Good question Ron. I know that Snowden requested that Longacre design the coin modeled after ...
Gold Sovereign of Edward VII5/12/2009
  Q: I have a gold Sovereign of Edward VII. OBV: Bare head of Edward VII right EDWARDVS VII ...
  A: You can certainly sell it on eBay, or bring it to a local coin dealer of even a jeweler. You coin ...
Quarter5/4/2009
  Q: Joe, I was reading your other messages online. Is a quarter with heads on both sides always a magic ...
  A: Janet, Unfortunately, yes. When a coin is struck, both side are struck simultaneously. I have ...
Cleaning pennies4/30/2009
  Q: First, whats the best way to clean a penny? Second does it lose its value if you do clean a penny? ...
  A: Coins should never be cleaned, it ruins the value. The only exception I would make is if the coin is ...
1994 S Clad Proof Quarter4/29/2009
  Q: I bought this way back it was cheap and is in MINT condition and i have the bill of sale tucked away ...
  A: There were millions of 1994-S quarters mints and MILLIONS are still in gem condition. I have seen ...
US Presidents Gold Coin4/26/2009
  Q: I have a 1789-1989 gold coin, the 30 Presidents of the United States gold coin, is there any value ...
  A: As far as I know, these were not produced by the US Mint. Possibly they were made by a private ...
collection of pope coins4/24/2009
  Q: I have a set of 5 coins of popes of the XX Century dating from 1958 and I would like to know how ...
  A: What country are they from, what are they made of, which popes and what years are the coins dated. ...
I need help. I don't know where to go for value4/20/2009
  Q: I have quite a few 1/2 dollars & silver dollars. I have no idea how much they worth. I am ...
  A: Look into them all Jill. Easiest would be to acquire a copy of the Guidebook to US Coins bt R.S. ...
2009 lincoln penny4/19/2009
  Q: I have 2 rolls of new pennys. one p and one d. the p mint mark is missing and these rolls are sealed ...
  A: I checked the US Mint website and this is what they say: In recognition of the bicentennial of ...
Return To Monticello set; 'Satin Finish' or not? How can you tell?4/18/2009
  Q: We are just starting to inventory our coin collection, so that we can post it properly online ...
  A: If the coin were a satin, it would be noted on the ICG holder. First day of issue and first strike ...
What is a numismatist4/17/2009
  Q: What qualifies a person as and how does one become a Professional Nnumismatist?
  A: A numismatist is a person who studies, and is knowledgable about coins. Actaully, anyone can be a ...
1907 Saint $20 Gold Coin3/30/2009
  Q: I have a student who brought in a coin and it looks like the 1907 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle High ...
  A: There are a couple of ways to do that. #1 You can send it to Numismatic Guarantee Corporation in ...
value of coins3/30/2009
  Q: I have a 5 dollar gold piece dated 1894 in mint condition. what is it worth? 1cent Indian head-1890 ...
  A: The 1894 mint condition $5 is probably worth about $250 The Indian cent is damaged and really has no ...
The best way to give a silver coin rainbow toning3/29/2009
  Q: I have a high grade Morgan silver dollar, and think it would be worth more if it had rainbow ...
  A: That's easy. Toning is the result of oxidation. Leave the coin exposed to the air for, oh 10-15 ...
misstamped US quarter3/24/2009
  Q: I have a 1997 US quarter, Montana. It is missing its nickle clad on the face - copper shows. What ...
  A: Is the front of the coins struck with the design? I am trying to determine if the clad layer was ...
20.00 Gold Coin3/24/2009
  Q: I saw you were asked a question on 2/14/09 about a Blake Co. Assayers $20.00 gold coin and I to have ...
  A: The easiest way is to first check to see if it says "COPY" or "REPLICA" anywhere on it. Most copies ...
Quarters/value3/23/2009
  Q: I have 40 silver quarters with dates from 1945 to 1952 could any of these be of value? ANSWER: Hi ...
  A: Look in the local phone book. Chances are the dealers will offer you between $70 and $80 for the 40 ...
1974 Aluminum Penny3/22/2009
  Q: I have what seems to be a 1974 aluminum penny. I know about them being made and not put into ...
  A: There have been reports of 1974 and 1975 aluminum cents. Some did make it into circulation but it ...
half dollar with mexican coin in center3/21/2009
  Q: I have a 1971 half dollar , when it was dropped a mexican coin (an eagle with a snake in its mouth, ...
  A: I would really have to see it Katryn. Coins were hollowed in the past in an effort to smuggle ...
Kennedy half3/20/2009
  Q: I found a Kennedy that has the reverse printed on both sides. It is not silver, so I assume it it ...
  A: Sure, these are magician's coins. This way you always win the "flip" of the coin. They are sold in ...
Coin values3/19/2009
  Q: I have a friend that has some silver coins from his grandfather. My grandfather wants to purchase ...
  A: Any retail price guide that is updated on a regular basis will give you a guideline. Something like ...
Prices3/19/2009
  Q: Please recommend a good, no-charge website that provides a current price list of all US coins. ...
  A: I know of no "No Charge" website that give objective prices for all US Coins. I suggest you pruchase ...
Proofs and Oddity3/18/2009
  Q: Getting back into coin collecting and wanted to know if there are some pitfalls to avoid in ...
  A: Let's start with the quarter. You can have that authenticated at either NGC, PCGS or ANACS. They all ...
Value of coin collection with the changing dollar.3/17/2009
  Q: I am wondering what will happen to the value of my coin collection with the changing dollar. Do you ...
  A: You have to view your rare coins as commodities with fixed supplies. Modern issue coins such as ...
silver coins3/17/2009
  Q: I have the following - want to know if they are of value: 1966 50 cent 1964 50 cent 1962 50 cent ...
  A: Here you go: 1966 50 cent $1.25 1964 50 cent $5.00 1962 50 cent $5.00 1954 50 cent ...
I have several old Coins3/17/2009
  Q: I have several old coins and don't know what they are worth or if they are rare. 1798 One Cent, 1860 ...
  A: Depending upon the condition of the coins, this is a guide value. They may be more or less, but ...
1864 two cent3/16/2009
  Q: I have a certified 2 cent coin by pcgs..under magnification I can see the date is either double ...
  A: Unless you ask for variety attribution when you send a coin to PCGS, and pay an additional fee, they ...
lincoln wheat pennys3/14/2009
  Q: We have a large collection of pennies that were collected starting back in the 1950s. We have some ...
  A: Do not clean coins under any circumstance or in any way, it ruins the value. The uneven digits is ...
1996 Silver American Eagle3/13/2009
  Q: I bought this 1996 Silver American Eagle back in 2004 along with several other coins. Ididn't even ...
  A: I can honestly say that I have never seen that reverse on a 1996 Silver Eagle. If I have, I don't ...
half dollars3/11/2009
  Q: I have a 1969,1971,1972,1974,1776-1976,1978,1979,1977 john f Kennedy half dollars I was told they ...
  A: Any Kennedy Half Dollar dated after 1970 is only worth 50 cents. Before that, they were silver. ...
Discover America 500th Anniversary Coin Collection3/10/2009
  Q: I have a Discover America 500th Anniversary Coin Collection from the Franklin Mint and was wondering ...
  A: Traditionally, Franklin Mint items are only worth the value of the metal they are made of. If you ...
American Prospector3/10/2009
  Q: I have 4 American Prospector coins. The 1985 is silver and the other 1986 coins are gold. They all ...
  A: The Silver Prospectors are worth about $14 each. Why some were plated is anyone's guess but they ...
1911 Gold Eagle3/6/2009
  Q: I have two $10 1911 gold indian head eagles in near uncirculated condition. I showed them to a coin ...
  A: There is nothing I can see from the photos that jumps out at me. I suggest you send them to ...
Bicentennial3/6/2009
  Q: what is a Bicentennial? How much are they worth?
  A: Bicentennial refers to a 200 year anniversary. The US mint made special coins for the nation's ...
what is this coin?3/4/2009
  Q: I have a coin that appears to be a Canadian silver dollar, but I can't find any info about it ...
  A: Since it doesn't say ONE DOLLAR or any other denomination, it is a medal not a coin. It is probably ...
1776-1976 quater3/3/2009
  Q: Hylas! I just started collecting quarters and have one 1776-1976. Do all of these quarters have a ...
  A: Some of them have no mintmark, denoting the coin was struck in Philadelphia. If there were a "D" on ...
found coin3/2/2009
  Q: My son found a coin in our old house. I believe it to be a genuine coin but others have told me I'm ...
  A: This is not a coin, it is commemorative medal. The US Mint has produced these periodically over the ...
1944 penny2/27/2009
  Q: I have a 1944 penny that looks like it has a dime coating, It is not silver because it does not ...
  A: Silver is not attracted to a magnet, steel is. A normal penny weighs 3.11 grams, so my guess is ...
state quarter double stamed different demo.2/27/2009
  Q: i have an Alabama state quarter that has been double stamped on both sides with a regular quarter. ...
  A: we would have to inspect and authenticate this piece. If it is truly a mint error and not done by ...
wheat penny2/26/2009
  Q: "Hello, i have a wheat penny that i found recently and found it interesting this penny is from ...
  A: Steel Pennies were made in 1943, however and few were struck in 1944 because a few coin blanks were ...
old money2/25/2009
  Q: I have a 1943 nichol with a S stamped on the back. Can you tell me anything about it. I also have ...
  A: If the "S" on the 1943 nickel is above the dome of Monticello, it is part silver. From 1942-1945, ...
what do i have2/15/2009
  Q: i found a collection of presidental signature series by robert d whitney,its a coin ...
  A: If the medals are silver, they would be inscribed either on the face or the edge. Look for a ...
2006-2008 Silver Eagles, West Point MS69 ER2/15/2009
  Q: I am thinking on buying a set of American Silver Eagles 2006-2008 Early Release, West Point Mint, ...
  A: With silver rising the way it has been, it normally would be. But you are only talking about 3 ...
unusual penny and nickel2/14/2009
  Q: Have a Lincoln cent with the date 194 S. There is no number after the 4. Also have a 1990 D nickel ...
  A: The coins would have to be inspected. I would think that the nickel would be worth more, since the ...
1983 Quarter2/13/2009
  Q: I have a 1983 Quarter where the background on both sides is shiny, almost mirror like and not ...
  A: What you have is a PROOF coin. These are normally part of a year set produced for collectors every ...
2005 gold eagle2/11/2009
  Q: I recently purchased a 2005 pcgs ms69 gold eagle on ebay. The pcgs label says 20th anniversary. I ...
  A: Since the American Gold Eagles started in 1986, 2005 would be the 20th. Anniversary. Not all of ...
us coin value?2/10/2009
  Q: Also i am collecting uncirculated P & D presidential dollar coins and i was wondering is there a ...
  A: Unfortunately, circulated statehood quarters are "a dime a dozen". Considering that Uncirculated ...
penny2/9/2009
  Q: Just going thru a jar full of pennies and came across a 1981 penny with what looks to be a horseshoe ...
  A: The horseshoe was added later, maybe to give out as a good luck piece. Check out the Guidebook to ...
1878 vs 1879 morgan...7 vs 8 Tailfeathers2/9/2009
  Q: I have both dollars...PLZ Explain the difference 7 vs 8 tailfeathers...1879 ..i count 7 feathers
  A: The tailfeathers refer to the eagle's tailfeathers. 1878 had coins with 7 tailfeathers, 8 ...
1853 2 1/2 D Liberty coin2/7/2009
  Q: I saw where you commented on this coin and its value. I just discovered one that my father gave me. ...
  A: The 1853 $.250 gold piece is a common date in the series. Depending upon the condition, it could be ...
a philatelist lost in the coin world (smile)2/7/2009
  Q: I am one of the "experts" in the stamp collecting category and I need some help regarding some ...
  A: A 1953 Franklin in Brilliant Uncirulated is worth anywhere from $25 and up. As you know, there are ...
Several questions related to OBW and Federal Reserve Rolls of Coins.2/5/2009
  Q: I here a lot of talk about OBW (original bank rolls). Why are they important to the collector? WIll ...
  A: My understanding is that for the most part, when coins leave the mint, the leave in bags. These ...
1957 B Dollar Bill2/4/2009
  Q: I have a 1957B Blue Dollar Bill with a star, but also it has a signature on it of Frank Gray. I ...
  A: 1957-B STAR notes were signed by Granaham and Dillon. I have no information as to who FRANK GRAY ...
1749 rex philip coin2/3/2009
  Q: , its a rex Philip coin has 0 over the M looks like it was used pretty good or maybe just needs a ...
  A: Rex means king. It would be King Phillip. o over m usually means the Mexican mint. However, I ...
Gold Vatican Coin or Medal2/3/2009
  Q: VATICAN GOLD COIN or MEDAL Just under 1 3/4 inches in diameter. No "date." One side: VOBISCUM ...
  A: If it were a coin there would be a date and a denomination on it. So we are dealing with a medal. ...
Strange penny2/3/2009
  Q: I have a strange penny. The whole front side is missing and recessed. The recessed area is silver in ...
  A: I can only guess hwat it is since I can not inspect it. Obviously, there is no date on it but since ...
State Quartes Color2/2/2009
  Q: I saw your post about the New Mexico State Quarters with the gold hue. I just recently opened a ...
  A: No, I have had no more contact with that person and since I could not inspect the coins, I have to ...
value of my coin1/30/2009
  Q: just wondering if you can give an estimate what my 1886 5 centavos is worth? Thankyou, Terri
  A: If you are referring to a Mexican 5 Centavos, the catalog lists 2 varieties. the more common one ...
Spanish coin1/29/2009
  Q: I have this coin the front side says "VTRAQUE VNUM" and has a mint mark of M with an O above it ...
  A: My world Catalog doesn't show anything like that. All the pillar dollars, somewhere, indicate the ...
1846 Seated Liberty Dollar1/28/2009
  Q: I have come across a 1846 Seated Liberty Dollar no mint, i believe in pretty good shape. I am ...
  A: If you want to send the coin to me for grading and review, I will do so at no charge. It will only ...
Assayers 1855 $20 dollar California gold coin1/27/2009
  Q: I read the advice you gave to Coty in reference to what to do for authenticity and certification. My ...
  A: First, I will say that I have never had a coin switched at NGC. But I do take the precaution of ...
1798 penny1/27/2009
  Q: what is a 1798 one cent coin worth? front side is rough but you can see the year 1798 back is in ...
  A: Since the coin is well worn, even if only on the front, we must consider both sides of the coin. ...
misprinted nickle1/27/2009
  Q: I found a 2007 nickle that has the print of a dime in mirror image on the head of the nickle. you ...
  A: I have handled a few of the double struck coins. They are not super rare but they are scarce. The ...
Proof sets1/26/2009
  Q: I recently became interested in collecting Proof coin sets....Is this considered a good ...
  A: Bear in mind that I am a coin dealer and love coins. I think it is a wonderful hobby, but ...
Finding a dealer1/25/2009
  Q: I am not a collector and would like to sell these coins. What steps do I take to sell these? (I ...
  A: You can send them to me for my offer, I have to see them. If they are circulated (used) they are ...
Should we check?1/24/2009
  Q: My friend and I have just finished wrapping $99.00 of pennies that have been accumulating around her ...
  A: That's a lot of pennies! Unless they are wheat back cents, don't waste your time. Wheat backs are ...
Determining Year of Copper Wheat Penney.1/23/2009
  Q: I have an old copper penny with the wheat background. It's in poor condition and hard to read the ...
  A: Since it is copper, it is most likely 1945 since 1943 cents were steel. There were only about 50 ...
1851 Helvetia coin1/21/2009
  Q: I have a coin that says Helvetia on the front and the back just has a number 2 with maybe wheat ...
  A: The Helvetia coin is from Switzerland. If I am thinking of the same coin, The side that says ...
coins value1/20/2009
  Q: what is the value for this coins? 1803 silver dollar,1846 one dollar, 1873 trade dollar, 1877 trade ...
  A: I will assume that each of these coins is genuine. Since you do not note if there is a mintmark on ...
2005 Nickel1/18/2009
  Q: I have come across a 2005 nickel that has been misstamped.I have small collection of coins and was ...
  A: It's tough to see from the scan, but it appears that some of the words are missing. If that is the ...
venezuela coin1/17/2009
  Q: caciques de venezuela..coin is the size of a half dollar<US>large indian head in middle under head ...
  A: My World Coin Catalogs show nothing even remotely similar to the coin you describe. Coins would have ...
ive got a 1965 misprint1/17/2009
  Q: ive got a 1965 dime that looks like it was struck on both sides with a pennie. the words on the back ...
  A: I would have to inspect the coin, but it sounds like a dime that was possibly not cleared from the ...
1957 SILVER CERTIFICATE1/17/2009
  Q: one has a C before and after the serial number,and the other has a U. there is no letter after the ...
  A: I guess you want to know what they are worth? If they are in MINT condition, that is no folds, ...
quarter1/16/2009
  Q: I found a 1996 quarter in some change that does not have any silver present on the fact of the coin. ...
  A: Quarters from 1996 are "sandwich" coins; that is a copper center and two nickel layers. Either one ...
25 1905 Indian head pennies1/14/2009
  Q: I have a set of 25 indian head pennies all from 1905 what is there value as a set?
  A: These would not be considered a "set". They are the equivalant of 1/2 of a roll. Normally the term ...
State Quarters To Be in Limited Edition?1/13/2009
  Q: Thought I heard a guy say on the t.v. or radio Sunday that these quarters being periodically issued ...
  A: The statehood quarter program began 10 years ago, 5 states per year. They were meant for normal ...
1937 king edward Vlll commemoration coin1/12/2009
  Q: Greetings Joe; I have this coin. It has a left facing edward with crown on.reverse side is lion and ...
  A: I checked my Krausse Catalog and there is a 1937 crown that matches your description but it is gold ...
Coin values1/12/2009
  Q: I have 2 questions..the 1st one is I have lots of foreign coins & unique looking medals(thats what ...
  A: You would have to acquire the Krausse Catalog of World Coins either from a library or by purchase. ...
misprint quarters1/11/2009
  Q: the first quarter is from 2004 it has the normal Washington face on the front and a Wisconsin facing ...
  A: The 2004 may be a silver proof that somehow made it's way into circulation, hence no copper. The ...
Why commemorative coins?1/10/2009
  Q: I understand why the Post Office issues commemorative stamps; stamps kept in collections bring in ...
  A: The US Mint makes a large profit by selling these coins, enough to cover the whole operating budget ...
I would llike to know the value of these coins..1/10/2009
  Q: These coins have been sitting in a brass box cluttered together for years.. i would love to know ...
  A: I specialize in US Coinage but I do know a little about foreign as well. For the most part, unless ...
Indian head coin1/9/2009
  Q: I just purchased an indian head 1901 on ebay. It was listed as proof and it looks gorgeous. I paid ...
  A: I can not tell from the pictures. If it is proof or mint state for that matter, for $50 you did all ...
peanut shaped copper token1/9/2009
  Q: It reads U.S. Dept. of Indian Affairs L.A. stamp Value $10 Hay, Grain, Farm Goods
  A: You need someone who specializes in tokens and Tax Tokens. This is outside my area of expertise. ...
1804 silver coin1/7/2009
  Q: i recently found a 1804 silver coin in Afghanistan im told it a trade dollar or something like that ...
  A: It is most likely counterfeit since there are only about 12 genuine 1804 silver dollars in ...
coins1/6/2009
  Q: I have a coin that is a 1898 silver dollar and it has the back of a Morgan dollar but the front with ...
  A: I have never heard of such a coin. Certainly I know Morgan Dollars, but the description you gave me ...
Uncirculated coins and coin storage1/3/2009
  Q: When I receive uncirculated coins, they sometime come in sealed plastic pockets and other times they ...
  A: Mint condition coins will tarnish over time if left exposed to the air. This is normal oxidation. ...
Silver Eagles1/1/2009
  Q: I am a novice collector of Silver Eagles. I have an opportunity to purchase a 2009 ANACS Proof MS ...
  A: ANACS stands for American Numismatic Association Certification Service. They are good. However, you ...
penny/dime misprint12/31/2008
  Q: I have a dime tail on one side and a penny tail on the other side. Real metal and the strangest ...
  A: These are known as Magician's Coins. I have seen them on many occasions and even own a few myself. ...
Nickel Error12/30/2008
  Q: I have a question about a nickel I recently have ran across. I'm not sure what year, however; it is ...
  A: It sounds to me like someone "counter-stamped" the coin. This may have been done for some ...
quarter12/29/2008
  Q: i have a state quarter that i found the back of it is very dull like it wasnt polished and it is ...
  A: The slight off-center strike is not that rare and as for the back of the coin not being shiney, that ...
Trading Cards/Collector Items12/29/2008
  Q: I have a comic book collection worth around $1600.00, many old,(mostly cancelled stamps of unknown ...
  A: I only know US coins, no other collectible area. The other areas may do better in the future, I ...
Gold in Liberty eagle12/29/2008
  Q: I am trying to figure the gold content of a Liberty half eagle. I have found that there is 8.359 ...
  A: It's simple. Precious Metals are weighed in TROY WEIGHT. There are 32.15 grams in a troy ounce. ...
$100 bill print error - upside down face12/28/2008
  Q: Rec'd from my son in law a 1996 U.S. $100 bill - the hidden Franklin face which should be on the ...
  A: I have never heard of this type of error but I am not a Currency Expert. I suggest you contact one ...
value of coins12/27/2008
  Q: I have a small collection of coins, silver dimes, a 1916 quarter,Bicentennial quarters & half ...
  A: The best thing to do is to get a hold of The Guidebook to US Coins by R.S. Yeoman. It lists every ...
1999 Georgia quarter12/23/2008
  Q: I have recently found a 1999 Georgia state quarter that is apparently stamped only on one side. The ...
  A: The first thing I suggest is submitting the coin to NGC, (Numismatic Guarantee Corporation), for ...
Looking for advice with a recent acquisition.12/22/2008
  Q: My Great Aunt recently gave me several coin purses filled with old coins. Ranging from the late ...
  A: First off, do not clean them, it detracts from their value. Eisenhower dollars are only worth $1. ...
silver rounds/presidential dollars12/17/2008
  Q: Are silver rounds a safe investment in this economy? Also I have several rolls of the Washington ...
  A: The mintmark is located right after the date, it should read 2007-P or 2007-D P signifies ...
1971 state penny collection12/17/2008
  Q: I have a penny collection that include all the state pennies from 1971 for each state in the U.S. ...
  A: These pennies were not produced at the US Mint. Some enterprising company took normal pennies and ...
.999 fine silver round?12/14/2008
  Q: I recently purchased some silver rounds from a coin shop and I was wondering if you can tell me ...
  A: This is merely a silver round that was struck to mimic the design of the old silver dollars. It is ...
I have a 1898 (cc) u.s. silver dollar12/13/2008
  Q: and thank you for your time! I have a 1898 CC (STAMP ON BACK ABOVE THE O meaning Carson City. ...
  A: I don't know how long you have owned the coin, but I can tell you that there have been a lot of ...
Investing in Double Eagles12/12/2008
  Q: I'm looking to add another $20 Double Eagle to my collection. For my search, I have 3 criteria I'm ...
  A: I am a long time numismatic dealer so naturally you would think that I would push the numismatic ...
1995 smooth edged quarter12/12/2008
  Q: Joe, I have one of these that is in great condition. Do you have any interest in purchasing it from ...
  A: I would have to see the coin to verify the authenticity of the error. That would involve physical ...
unusually stamped 1911 dime12/11/2008
  Q: I have a 1911 us dime with a 01 stamped into face. Please tell me why its stamped like this.
  A: It didn't come from the mint like that. Merchants were known to counterstamp coins before releasing ...
Morgan Silver Dollar Values12/9/2008
  Q: I have a handfull of common date Morgan Silver Dollars I'm trying to determine the "real value" of. ...
  A: First off, check out Coin Dealer Newsletter. You can get it online either as a yearly subscription ...
Mis-struck 200 U.S. quarter, South Carolina12/9/2008
  Q: I have a mis-struck (spelling?) quarter from 2000 with South Carolina on the back and George ...
  A: A lot has to do with how much it is struck off-center. This is usually gauged in degrees, such as ...
2 1/2 dollar 1853 Liberty gold coin12/5/2008
  Q: My husband has one of these coins and would like to know how we can find out where it was minted
  A: If you look on the back of the coin at 6 o'clock, just under the eagle and above $2 1/2 Dollars, ...
1886- O Morgan12/5/2008
  Q: Are coins from the New Orleans mint valuable? I have a Morgan silver dollar dated 1886 with mint ...
  A: 1886-O Morgan Dollars are one of the rarer dates from the New Orleans mint. If the coin grades ...
Messed Up Coin12/5/2008
  Q: I have come across a new coin that must have been made when they changed the coin type and metal ...
  A: It sounds to me like the nickel lamination may have run out when they made the coin blanks. It ...
Cooper rimmed dimes12/4/2008
  Q: It seems many people keep writing about the copper rimmed dime that is smaller than a normal dime. ...
  A: Certainly, if they are smaller than a normal dime, I have to ask if all the normal detail is there ...
Monthly coin investing12/4/2008
  Q: My question comes from the fact I have lost a great deal of my retirement in the stock market, but ...
  A: Not all coin of the month clubs are the same. Some are good, other are not. The safest thing for ...
1959 penny?12/4/2008
  Q: i have been collecting coins, mostly pennies for about a year. it started when i got a 1919 S penny. ...
  A: Many wheat back peenies are available by the roll in uncirculated condition for a few cents apiece, ...
coins 179712/2/2008
  Q: what does the 1797 ,1881 ,1851 silver dollars look like suppose to the fakes?
  A: 1797 dollars are known as BUST DOLLARS. They have a profile of LIBERTY, the word LIBERTY and the ...
Found coin.......what is it?11/26/2008
  Q: I was going through our laundry and pulled a coin out of my daughters pants. It seems to be a gold ...
  A: Well, it's not a coin. A coin would state 50 cents, 1 Dollars etc. or some other denomination. It ...
1987 D Washington Qrt.11/23/2008
  Q: I have the above coin in a beautiful blonde/copper color. The entire coin is the same color. The ...
  A: The color is most likely due to oxidation. Often oxidation, or toning as it is known in numismatic ...
unfinshed georgia coin and missing letter11/22/2008
  Q: noticed I have this quater..... 1999 georgia and its copper on the washington side and missing a ...
  A: Since the coinage today is a laminate of copper core and nickel outsides, it sounds like the nickel ...
Geroge Washington11/20/2008
  Q: My name is Ron, I had a question I have a 1st President. U.S.A coing it's a Geroge Washington coin, ...
  A: You have a medal, not a coin.. Coins have denominations such as 1 Dollar, 50 Cents etc. As a medal, ...
1974 penny11/19/2008
  Q: I have a 1974 penny with a gold color and stamp of what looks like a state to the right of the ...
  A: I have seen numerous pieces like yours. These are not made at the US Mint, rather they are ...
rare quater11/18/2008
  Q: I have a rare quarter that has a double print of an eagle on both size, it an original quarter and ...
  A: 2 headed coins are not produced at the US Mint, even by accident. These are made by novelty ...
rim of coin11/17/2008
  Q: what should i see written on the rim of an 1800 draped bust 1$ us silver coin?
  A: These are the specifics on the 1800 Silver Dollar 1800 SILVER DOLLAR Mintage: Unknown Designer: ...
US star bills11/16/2008
  Q: I have several US star bills and I was wondering if you could tell me the value of them or if they ...
  A: This is a specialized area of collecting and my knowledge is limited with star notes. From what I ...
1983 quarter11/15/2008
  Q: today i got some change back for a purchase i made and it had a 1983 quarter. I've know there are D ...
  A: The S Mintmark denotes that the coin is a PROOF coin that somehow got into circulation. It is still ...
1963 penny sounds hollow and 1982 penny coloring11/14/2008
  Q: I have a 1963 penny that sounds hollow when dropped and a 1982 penny that has the coloring of a dime ...
  A: We do free appraisals at our office, as well as purchase collections. If you would like to take ...
definition of BU11/13/2008
  Q: When a coin is called Brilliant Uncirculated does this put it into a particular range of grades? ...
  A: Coins are graded on a numerical scale, from 0-70 Uncirculated coins are in the 60-70 range which is ...
buffalo nickel11/13/2008
  Q: what nickel is worth a lot ..i have a 1937 nicel encased in mammoth tusk bought at a auction ...
  A: First off, all nickelas are no magnetic. I think whomever told you this was confused. In 1943, ...
german coins11/11/2008
  Q: I have about 1000 1969f one cent pfennig coins uncirculated in original wrappers. What are they ...
  A: The catalog value is 50 cents each, however rarely do coins trade at that level. 10 cents each is ...
1975 penny11/10/2008
  Q: I have a 1975 penny that is very shinny, on it is stamped the letters MN which appers on the face ...
  A: Counterstamped coins are pretty common. They are produced by private companies after they leave the ...
misprinted dime11/7/2008
  Q: hi i have a friend that got a dime from the bank and on one side it is a penny and the other side it ...
  A: Without seeing it, I can only make some guesses. If the coin in question is "exactly" like a dime ...
Kennedy coin11/5/2008
  Q: In my grandfathers things, I found a Kennedy coin that has JFK's face on the front and one the back ...
  A: This is a medal, not a coin that was probably made to commemorate Kennedy's most famous line. I know ...
Star notes11/4/2008
  Q: I have several star notes that I would like to get values on. They are as follows: 1963 A00344910* , ...
  A: I really can't help you with this. This is one area that I simply do not follow. Maybe another ...
1909 VDB CENT11/3/2008
  Q: I HAVE 48 COINS, ALL 1909 VDB LINCOLN PENNIES, BUT i DO NOT KNOW HOW TO CALCULATE THE VALUE OF ...
  A: 1909 VDB cents are not rare, it is the S Mintmark VDB's that bring big money. A 1909 VDB cent in ...
Collectible Silver ingot?11/1/2008
  Q: I recentley bought an old very toned silver bar. "California Silver" is scripted in the middle of ...
  A: It is tough to say exactly what you have. This could have been done by a private mint in the 1960's ...
miss print10/30/2008
  Q: I have three one dollar bills in sequence printed in 1957, in mint condition. but the middle number ...
  A: Are you saying that the back of one one the notes is blank? If so, it is hard to believe that it is ...
coin10/29/2008
  Q: I have 2 gold coins from the vatican that has both Pope John XXII and Paul VI. I was wondering if ...
  A: Traditionally, Vatican gold coins are collectable and trade for more than the gold content value. ...
2000 Sacagawea-P Painted Gold Dollar Coin10/28/2008
  Q: Sir, I am befuddled I have had this coin now for 5 years and have not been able to find any other ...
  A: There are a number of companies that "enamel" coins of different denominations. They do this merely ...
When to buy certified coins10/28/2008
  Q: At what price range should I start buying certified coins? I'm collecting mint state coins and have ...
  A: My advice to collectors is to collect PCGS and NGC certified coins. If you are buying "raw" coins, ...
buying collectible coins10/27/2008
  Q: I have been speaking with ICA re investment possibilities.They are recommending a small german coin ...
  A: They are probably referring to German 20 Marks or German 10 Marks gold pieces. These are coins that ...
buffalo nickel10/27/2008
  Q: i have a buffalo nickel with what seems like a conquistador on the front. can you tell me anything ...
  A: It sounds like you have what is known as a "Hobo Nickel". Years ago, artists, some of them "hobos", ...
2headed quarter10/26/2008
  Q: what,s the possiblity that a quarter has been misprinted since the state quarters have come out. The ...
  A: That is normal, Ellen. There are error quarters out there but this is not one of them. As for 2 ...
General Information10/24/2008
  Q: I was hoping that you would be able to point me in a direction as well as give some basic ...
  A: First off Chris, only collect PCGS and NGC Certified coins. These are the 2 leaders in the ...
misprint10/23/2008
  Q: Ihave a 1922 Silver Libert/Eagle Coin On the front it states "IN GOD WE TRVST" The TRUST is ...
  A: All Peace dollars have the word "trust" spelled with what looks like a "V" instead of a "U". It was ...
State Quarter10/22/2008
  Q: I know that no gold State Quarters were produced by the US Mint. However, I have two mint rolls, ...
  A: It is certainly possible that they were put through the wash, but highly unlikely. What I guess has ...
1800 R.P. coin10/22/2008
  Q: i have a question on a coin i have, its a coin that on one side it is stamped 1800 R.P. and on the ...
  A: First off, do not clean the coin, you will destroy any value it may have. Unfortunately, your ...
1879S Morgan Silver Dollar10/21/2008
  Q: Joe, I have a 1879S Morgan Silver Dollar with 7 tailfeathers. Is there a difference in price for ...
  A: When it comes to 1879-S Morgans, the only price differentiation is when the 1879-S has the reverse ...
Past Question: 7-17-200710/21/2008
  Q: Joe, I see that someone named Julie asked you about a shrunken dime with a thick copper edge. I ...
  A: I do not get theat information from AllExperts.com All of the questions and answers are forwarded ...
coin value10/20/2008
  Q: I have a seated liberty half dollar in good condition, year 1858. I was offered fifty dollars for ...
  A: I would be a buyer of that coin for at least $100, possibly up to $500 Why don't you send it to me ...
Coin Oddity: Quarter obverse. Dollar Reverse10/20/2008
  Q: I came across this coin in a laundromat. My guess is that it's a trick/magic coin as opposed to a ...
  A: It certainly appears to be a magician's coin to me but I would have to physically inspect and weigh ...
Indian head penny10/19/2008
  Q: Joe - I have a packaged 1903 Indian head penny with the markings "V.G." and "65" on the package. I ...
  A: These are 2 different types of coins. First off, when a coin is made for commerce purposes, it is ...
Sacagawea Dollar10/17/2008
  Q: In the Red Book it refers to 2000P series in regards to Presentation Finish vs. Boldly Detailed Tail ...
  A: I do know that there were a few different finishes in 2000. Some (5,000) were used as payment to ...
Counterfit $100 Bills10/15/2008
  Q: Are you able to answer questions about phoney money ? If not do you know who can ?? ANSWER: Hi ...
  A: I never heard of that one. It sounds like they bleached a $5 note and then reprinted it, or the note ...
starting to collect10/15/2008
  Q: I'm thinking to buy some fairly expensive coins as investmenat for my kids and for the enjoyment. ...
  A: What I advise clients to do is to buy RARE coins. The items you are speaking about are common, ...
sheckel 66-70AD10/14/2008
  Q: i was wondering how to tell if i have real ancient roman coins or if they are reproductions? They ...
  A: There are ancient coins that are so common they are worth only a few dollars. The coin would have to ...
old 1817 1825 james monroe10/10/2008
  Q: I am so glad I found you. I have inherited many coins, I just love them all. What do you know about ...
  A: This soundlike a token or medal, not a coin. Coiins have a denomination such as 50 cents printed on ...
two coins that we have10/1/2008
  Q: 1) This coin is a double sided tails quarter that looks to be a misprint can you shed some light on ...
  A: As far as I know, there has not been a two headed or two tails coin struck at the US Mint. These ...
Best Coin Investments Today?9/22/2008
  Q: Joe: I am interested in getting back into coin collecting if it looks like a good investment vs Real ...
  A: GOOD QUESTION! Sounds crazy to hear this coming from a coin dealer but.... I think the high grade, ...
Double Stamped Quarter?9/22/2008
  Q: I ran into a 2006 North Dakota Quarter and noticed on the back side with the Buffalo's, one can ...
  A: Believe it or not, These are really not as rare as you would think.. I have handled all sorts of ...
2001 quarter9/21/2008
  Q: i have a 2001 north carolina quarter that the back side plane and man ,runway look to be hologram is ...
  A: It is is a hologram, it is not by US Mint production. There are a number of companies that alter ...
Ohio State quater, non reeded9/20/2008
  Q: Recently i found a Ohio state quarter, good condition, that has none of the ridges on the side. ...
  A: You say it is "nearly" the same size, is it a copper nickel coin like a normal quarter? If it is, ...
color of New Mexico State quarter9/19/2008
  Q: I came across a New Mexico state quarter, very good condition, looks lightly circulated, that next ...
  A: The coins should not have tarnished naturally in this short period of time. Without seeing them I ...
straits settlements9/16/2008
  Q: and its victoria,it has no mint mark under the neck,i would say its vf con where would it have been ...
  A: The Straits Settlement was a British crown colony comprising territories bordering on the Malacca ...
Buffalo Coin9/14/2008
  Q: I came across an odd looking coin - as history would seem to say most buffalo coins are made out of ...
  A: A pure silver buffalo nickel would be quite rare. There are acouple of issues. #1 is the quality ...
Copper Nickel9/12/2008
  Q: We have a 2005 Copper Nickle ... Does it have value and what can we do with it?
  A: Nickels are not normally made of copper. The coin would have to be inspected and authenticated. It ...
2006 Golden Dollar Bill Collection #3879/11/2008
  Q: I have the certificate of authenticity and all paperwork relating to this set. I also have the case ...
  A: You can look on ebay for similar items but from what I have seen, rarely does the seller recoup his ...
blake & company 20 dollar coin9/10/2008
  Q: hey, Joe my name is cody i was given this coin by my grandfather an would like to know if it is real ...
  A: I have been a professional numismatist for 30+ years and never handled a genuine Blake $20. There ...
1960 US lincoln memorial small date penny9/10/2008
  Q: Can you tell me how much this would be worth for one penny? ANSWER: Hi Marcy, In Mint condition, a ...
  A: Uncirculated is another way of saying mint state. Coins are graded numerically from 0-70 with 70 ...
refrenceing previous asked question9/10/2008
  Q: You were asked Advertisement You are here: Experts > Shopping > Coin Collecting > ...
  A: What you have is known as a silver round. It is not a coin because there is no dollar denomination, ...
a quarter with no heads - tails on both sides9/9/2008
  Q: My niece found this recently. Would you know its approximate worth? Thank You, Henry A. Walter
  A: What your niece found was what is called a magician's coin. These are produced by splitting 2 coins ...
1887 Indian Head Penny9/7/2008
  Q: I have an 1887 Indian Head penny. To the left of the face is a large stamped "S". I'm curious if ...
  A: The value is decreased as the "S" was added after it left the mint. This could have been done by an ...
Unusual Dime - Mint Error?9/6/2008
  Q: I work at a bank, and I recently found an unusual looking dime. I traded the dime for one of my own ...
  A: From what you describe, it sounds like the coin was struck outside the collar that prevents the ...
1989 US Quarter8/18/2008
  Q: i found in my pocket an odd quarter(I'm a small collector for fun, never checked what any coins i ...
  A: Since the bubble can not be depressed, there could be a foreign object between the layers, or simply ...
coins8/15/2008
  Q: I have a queistion about old wheat pennies I dont really understand all the words that collecters ...
  A: Here are the better dates to look for; the other dates are not worth the time trying to sell. 1909 ...
Dime/Penny DBL. stamp misprint.8/14/2008
  Q: I have a coin that looks like a 1999 dime but was stamped over on both sides as a penny. the coin ...
  A: I appreciate your confidence in me. I have handled a number of over-struck pieces like yours. ...
indiana quarter8/13/2008
  Q: I ran across an indian quarter that looks weird...completely missing the elevated ridge on the ...
  A: It is probably genuine. Without seeing it, I can only surmise that it was struck off-center, hence ...
1882 Indian head penny8/1/2008
  Q: I wanted to know if the value of the standard Indian head pennies are going to increase or are they ...
  A: If the coin is VF or lower in grade, chances of appreciation in the near future are not good. ...
Hurricane Katrina water damaged7/31/2008
  Q: I also have some coins that sat in contaminated water for 4 weeks from Hurricane Katrina. These ...
  A: If you are not too worried about the collectable value, since these are still pretty common, I would ...
spirit of '76 coin medallion7/30/2008
  Q: I checked your Q & A section, and none of the other coins match this 1 I have. It is a spirit of 76 ...
  A: I have never seen one of those but it sounds like it might be part of a commemorative set or series. ...
US Mint Uncirculated7/29/2008
  Q: Should older 60's, 70's US Mint sets in the original cellophane packaging show signs of significant ...
  A: Mint sets are merely coins minted for circulation that are prpackaged at the mint, hence they remain ...
No date lincoln penny7/28/2008
  Q: How are you sir? My question is that I have a Lincoln penny that has absolutely no date but it has ...
  A: You say there is not date, what about the other features such as Lincoln's bust? If the coin simply ...
1995 Shifted Quarter7/23/2008
  Q: I have this quarter (dated year 1995) it looks like it had shifted in the machine to the right hand ...
  A: Personally, I think the key to this coin is that it has the smooth edge, not so much the shift in ...
Indian head penny7/23/2008
  Q: Joe. I just wanted to know how much will an 1901 Indian head penny, in very fine condition be worth ...
  A: There are no mint markings because all of them were made in Philadelphia. Since the coin is ...
Kennedy Half7/22/2008
  Q: I know nothing about coins but I have a Kennedy half that is stamped with 2 backs there is no front ...
  A: Coins like this are made from 2 regular coins by enterprising novelty companies. They are sold in ...
british coin7/22/2008
  Q: I want to know how much is my coin worth, It's a gold coin "VICTORIA D:G:BRITANNIAR:REG:F:D:" year ...
  A: Assuming your coins are the size of a US Nickel/Quarter, I would guess that they are British ...
US silver coin7/22/2008
  Q: I'm interested if you could tell me where this coin comes from, what was and what is its value now? ...
  A: From the photo, it certainly is a counterfeit 1797 US Silver Dollar. The front and back designs do ...
Undated $50 Liberty gold coin7/19/2008
  Q: I have a $50 gold Liberty coin, but there is no date on it. On the back side it states "1 oz. Fine ...
  A: You may have a US Gold Eagle. In the first couple of years of mintage, the date was in roman ...
coins7/19/2008
  Q: can you tell me what is better to collect Peace dollars or 20th century type set because I really ...
  A: A 20th Century Type set is a fun set and you get to have one of each coin. And, you can do this a ...
mis-stamp/marked 1974 dime7/18/2008
  Q: in change today i got a mis-stamp/marked 1974 dime:there it was hanging of the side a bit with few ...
  A: If the coin is still round, it was struck off-center. If the coin is no longer round, this is known ...
SILVER PEACE DOLLAR VALUE7/18/2008
  Q: If the 1922-24 silver peace dollar is almost an ounce of silver then how is it that it may only be ...
  A: I don't know who told you it was only worth $8. Silver dollars contain about 3/4 oz of silver. ...
Miss Print7/17/2008
  Q: I have a one dollar bill that has the face of Washington on the front (as it should be) and on the ...
  A: When paper currency is printed, it is done in sheets of 32 notes, then it is cut. I am guessing ...
keep platinum, or buy key date coin7/17/2008
  Q: i have a 2007 platinum eagle 10th anniversary set. i was thinking of selling it and buying a key ...
  A: I would be looking at KEY DATE coins. There is always a demand for the keys whether they are the ...
peace dollar7/17/2008
  Q: how much should I buy a 1923 Peace dollar graded MSS66 by NGC for? Thank you.
  A: The PCGS Price Guide lists it for $790 And CoinWorld Lists it for $1,500 Last month there were a ...
Salary7/15/2008
  Q: I have been a coin collector for about 15 years now and i see that Heritage Auction is hiring a ...
  A: I have no clue what they might be paying. I know many dealers who had worked at Heritage before ...
"Wheat" Penny7/14/2008
  Q: What can you tell me, in general, about "wheat" pennies? Are they worth saving? Thank you.
  A: Yes, aside from the fact that you may have a better date coin, it now would cost the Mint more than ...
paper money7/14/2008
  Q: I have several paper money items in envelopes that I decided to explore values. Most of them I was ...
  A: The confederate note, due to the poor condition, would probably only fetch $15-25. Confederate Note ...
11861 Presidential Commemorative Medallion7/14/2008
  Q: Is there such a thing as this? I found this U.S. Presidential Commemorative Medallion in my ...
  A: I can't tell you much from the photo. You will have to have the coin/medal inspected. The problem ...
SMS coins7/13/2008
  Q: Joe, A previous reader questioned the identity of SMS coins. I completely agree with your answer, ...
  A: Today's Special Mint Sets are just another product offered by the Mint. In 1965,66 and 67 these ...
My 1983 Penny7/11/2008
  Q: My name is misty and I have looked up and down on the internet for information bout this penny I ...
  A: A couple of things are possible. First off, starting in 1982, pennies were made of zince and copper ...
mis stamped rhode island quarter7/11/2008
  Q: i have found a 2001 rhode island quarter that is the size of a nickel. It has the copper in it and ...
  A: Your coin has to be physically inspected by a professional. The fact that there is copper in the ...
spotted quarter7/10/2008
  Q: My fiance recently obtained a quarter that has perfectly spaced spots on both sides. They become ...
  A: The spots could be caused by a few things. Coins tarnish, or tone as it is called in numismatic ...
coin grading companies.7/10/2008
  Q: between pcgs, ngc, icg, and anacs, who is the most liberal grader, and the toughest. I have morgans ...
  A: This, of course, is my opinion based upon coins I have seen and the prices each grading company ...
nickel7/10/2008
  Q: my question is i have 2 buffalo nickels with no date on them and another one with a face forward ...
  A: The date always wore off first because it wa sthe highest point of the coin. Buffalo Nickels ...
Pennies6/30/2008
  Q: I have three pennies, can you tell me if they are worth anything? 1. The first one is completely ...
  A: One Cent blank planchets sell for a couple of dollars on eBay, maybe $2-3 1984 cents are copper ...
coin value6/29/2008
  Q: I wanted to ask you how I can find out the value of a $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle coin that I ...
  A: Morst professional coin dealers should be able to confirm authenticity of the coin. If it is a ...
1936 German Mark6/25/2008
  Q: What was the U. S. dollar value of a 1936 German Mark coin? What was the conversion value at that ...
  A: I can not locate any historical charts for 1936. However, I think it is safe to say that it was $1 ...
Silver INgots6/25/2008
  Q: I have a box of ten cases (5 ingots each case) Called "Wonders of America" I have been asked by my ...
  A: Are these the 1 oz pure silver bars? and were made by the franklin or hamilton mint? Are they .999 ...
Star of David coin6/24/2008
  Q: me and my family live in LasVegas,NV...we recently went out to Lake Mead and while looking for ...
  A: I am sorry but this is outside my area of expertise, I deal primarily is US Coinage. However since ...
misprinted coin6/23/2008
  Q: i have examined it and the last number was not wore off is just not there at all. thank you for ...
  A: Errors such as yours occur from grease in the dies, thuis eliminating the possibility of the metal ...
1997 pennies6/23/2008
  Q: I have a 1997 penny and it looks silver what is it and how much is it worth. ,thanks ron
  A: There are a couple of possibilities here. One is that it is a normal penny that was silver plated. ...
help identifing this coin6/21/2008
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me identify this coin. It is a silver coin that is dated 1986. ...
  A: This is not a coin. Items suchas these are referred to as silver rounds. These trade for their ...
old copper coins6/18/2008
  Q: I found a copper coin at a garage sale in Sidney, Iowa which I bought for $1.00. When I found it, it ...
  A: I know exactly what it is. It is not a coin. It is a medal that was part of a US Mint Set which ...
1913 Gold Indian Quarter Coin6/17/2008
  Q: I'm not a coin collector by any means but I have a mint condition 1913 Indian Quarter Coin. I mean ...
  A: Nice find! I had a local person come into my office with a similar story about 2 years ago. The ...
penny6/15/2008
  Q: I recently found a penny where i work in the register that has a perfectly normal clean back But ...
  A: I would need to inspect the coin, and get the exact weight in grams to determine if the obverse of ...
Gold Coin with Lady Liberty and 17766/13/2008
  Q: This coin is incased for a pendent I am not sure if it is real or not. Front has lady liberty head ...
  A: The US Mint did not produce $20 Gold pieces in 1776. Chances are it is a replica or medal ...
Grade Labels6/4/2008
  Q: I have seen 4 different labels used with various coins. They are MS, PR, SP & RP. What does each of ...
  A: MS stands for mint state PR stands for proof SP stands for specimen proof RP may be regular proof, ...
1980 one cent penny6/4/2008
  Q: I have a 1980 penny that i believe is made off 95% zinc ore, As you would be aware that one cent ...
  A: I have never heard such an error. However I highly doubt that the coin was struck after 1980. The ...
rare coins?6/1/2008
  Q: not sure if these are really rare or not hard to research ,,takes much time.i was offered some money ...
  A: I know it can be very confusing keeping up with current values. These may be fair prices, but it is ...
Silver 1987 penny5/31/2008
  Q: I run a restaurant and I see a lot of change go through but I came across a rare looking silver ...
  A: I would have to see the coin but there have been cases of pennies struck on dime blanks, pennies ...
georgius5/30/2008
  Q: d on coin . On the back of it say inauguratus die can you tell me what year is and what is value plz ...
  A: I can't tell you the date, it should be on the coin. It is from Great Britain, or one of it's ...
miss print5/29/2008
  Q: I have a quarter printed in 2000 that isn't a normal size. Its about as big as a nickel. How much do ...
  A: If there is reeding on the edges and the correct thickness, I would still guess it was struck on a ...
Los Angeles Olympic .999 Silver Coin5/29/2008
  Q: I have a coin that has the seal of the city of Los Angeles and the words City of Los Angeles and ...
  A: What you have is known as a silver round. This one was struck to commemorate LA and the olympics. ...
1652 pine tree shilling coin5/25/2008
  Q: Joe, how do I tell fi this coin is a replica or fake? it is in great condition, struck well on ...
  A: This is not going to be easy. First off, look to see if the surface of the coin has any bumps or ...
value5/22/2008
  Q: can you please let me know what will be the value of a dollar coin it is a liberty coin from 1800.
  A: First off, let me tell you that there are a lot of counterfeit early silver dollars on the market. ...
1993 penny aluminum5/21/2008
  Q: I have a penny that is 1993 it is not copper it does not stick to a magnet light weight like ...
  A: Since 1982, pennies have been made of copper plated zinc. Chances are that you have one with no ...
2007 Washington Aluminum Quarter5/20/2008
  Q: "I acquired a newer quarter that appears to be "different". I did a search for aluminum quarter ...
  A: I was probably referring to the aluminum penny that was an experimental piece. I know of no ...
Quarter eagle 1911 D hard strike5/20/2008
  Q: I will be looking at this coin from a localcoin dealer. It is in a PCGS or NGC slab and it is ...
  A: 11-D P55 6K Hi GW, What you have to remember is that the 1911-D is THE KEY to the set, and always ...
rare coins5/17/2008
  Q: I have some us one doller from 1796-1904 .I want to sell some of them.for ex.two 1804 one doller ...
  A: Odds are that you have replicas or counterfiet coins. There were only 10-20 1804 dollars ever ...
copper colored state quarter5/16/2008
  Q: My wife showed me a state quarter the other day that was badly tarnished. After looking at it, I ...
  A: It is possible to have a copper planchet without the nickel layering. Unfortunately, cleaning coins ...
sliver quarters5/15/2008
  Q: I inherited $8oo.oo in sliver quarters. I would like to sell them. What are they worth? and How do I ...
  A: After having been in this industry for 30 + years, being on the list us US Mint referred dealers, ...
2002p Sacagawea dollar,is it a error coin5/15/2008
  Q: I have a 2002p Sacagawea dollar,the one i have is like a silver or nickle color on the front and the ...
  A: The coin has to be inspected. One side could be plated or painted. It is possible that one side ...
Replicas5/14/2008
  Q: How can one tell if they have a replica? I have 11 Common wealth of Massachusetts copper cent coins ...
  A: Each coin would have to be inspected. Modern day replicas are stamped as such, but old ones are ...
Abbreviations5/14/2008
  Q: While investigating coins, I have found the following...CA, CAM, & UCAM. What is the difference?
  A: CA, CAM and Cameo are all the same. They simply designate a coin as having a Cameo appearance. ...
bicentennail celebration coin/medalpendant5/14/2008
  Q: I came across this coin/medal pendant thingy that I know nothing about. On one side it has the ...
  A: Like everything else in life, if there is an opportunity to capitalize on something and make money, ...
How to find out the value of coins5/14/2008
  Q: I have rolls of silver quarters and dimes and some $1 bills I would like to sell. Is there a web ...
  A: Right now, with silver trading at $16.75 per ounce, your silver dimes are worth about $1.15 each and ...
misprinted quarter5/9/2008
  Q: i have a U.S coin quarter that is printed on one side 1989/MINT-D and on the back side instead of ...
  A: This is a magician's coin. They sell for about $8 in novelty shops, guaranteeing that you always ...
brown silver US coins5/8/2008
  Q: I have a few us coins quarter and dimes that look like they missed getting the silver on them they ...
  A: Sorry about the delay in answering your question. It sounds like the coins are missing the outer ...
Cleaning Gold Coin5/7/2008
  Q: My father had an extensive gold coin collection stored in cardboard folders, plastic not bullion ...
  A: DO NOT CLEAN THE COINS. If not done properly, the coins will be severely damaged. If you are ...
how can i tell if my pennie is "double die"?4/30/2008
  Q: okay so i have a 1970 s penny and was wondering...if it is double die obverse...if it is how much is ...
  A: I reviewed the pictures and this is NOT a double die. There would be clear doubling on the date and ...
1944 Penny with no back4/28/2008
  Q: I was just cleaning out a change jar and spotted a 1944 penny with the Lincoln Head on the front and ...
  A: It is unusual. I sthe penny the same thickness as a normal penny? If it is thinner as I am ...
coin worth4/25/2008
  Q: how much is a 1788 massachusetts commonwealth cent worth?
  A: Depending upon the condition, the coin ranges from $75 (Good Condition) to $4,000 in mint condition. ...
Old Belt Buckle4/18/2008
  Q: I have this old belt buckle and would like to know if you can tell me anything about it. It has an ...
  A: While it is a pretty piece, it si probably a "craftsman" piece and maybe one of a kind. Putting a ...
1963 copper penny w/ lincoln & JFK4/17/2008
  Q: I have a 1963 penny that has Lincoln and JFK on it. I was curious if it is just a common coin or has ...
  A: If you are talking about a penny that has Kennedy's head stamped into the coin by Lincoln's bust, ...
1964 quarters4/16/2008
  Q: i was about to use them for laundry but i noticed that they were shinier than most quarters and they ...
  A: Matt, Let's think about this. If you use them for laundry, it's $10 If you sell them for silver ...
Trade Dollar4/15/2008
  Q: I recently stumbled upon an 1878 CC Trade Dollar. My friend is an amateur coin collector who told me ...
  A: An 1878-CC Trade Dollar has a retail price of $2400 in XF-40 which mean that wholesale is about ...
Trade and Morgan silver dollars4/14/2008
  Q: I have some Trade and Morgan silver dollars I am looking to sell and am not sure what a good price ...
  A: The coins need to be inspected, pictures really don't work. You can certainly take pictures and put ...
Misprinted US quarter- value?4/13/2008
  Q: I have in used condition, a US quarter where on both sides, the images are off-centered. Any value, ...
  A: Off-center strikes are not really rare but don't give up your daytime job either. They normally ...
currency4/10/2008
  Q: I have a $20.00 bill dated in the 1970's that I got brand new out of a ATM machine. I kept 3 of $ 20 ...
  A: Cutting errors are not all that rare but certainly are collectible. It was smart of you to save the ...
I have a 1969 silver penny4/9/2008
  Q: I am unsure of this penny I have its sort off silver but the background looks like a rainbow type ...
  A: I would have to see the coin to give you any information. If you want to send it to me, I will take ...
presidential dollars4/9/2008
  Q: I have an unstamped presidential coin with a raised ridge on the outside and I wanted to know the ...
  A: So what you have is a blank planchet that might be from a presidential dollar, or a Sacagawea dollar ...
coins left from my grandfather4/7/2008
  Q: How do I find out how much my coins are worth that my grandfather specifically left for me? Every ...
  A: If they are US coins, the easiest way is to buy a copy of The Guidebook to US Coins by Yeoman. It ...
Old coin values?4/3/2008
  Q: Upon my mother passing away 5 years ago I was left with a small black bag full of old coins that she ...
  A: The Silver Certificates in used condition are worth $1.25 each The silver dollars are common dates ...
2002 Penny4/2/2008
  Q: My daughter found a penny that is perfect in appearance but not copper colored at all - it is a pure ...
  A: The penny is most likely missing the copper plating. Not saying it was peeled off, simply that the ...
real value3/31/2008
  Q: I am confused as to the real value of old coins. example my dad has a 1879 trade silver dollar in ...
  A: The key issue with coin is the quality. The value is all based on that. Some people on eBay either ...
eisenhower dollars3/31/2008
  Q: I HAVE MANY 1971 EISENHOWER DOLLAR COINS. THEY ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND HAVE NO MINT MARK. ...
  A: Currently, NON MINT condition Ikes are worth about $1.25 It doesn't pay to certify them if they are ...
unreeded quarter3/28/2008
  Q: I have a 1969 quarter with no ridges on the edge. It is smooth, unreeded. Is that a production ...
  A: You have to look closely at the edge, make sure that the coin is exact diameter it should be and ...
1969 s penny3/26/2008
  Q: i have a 1969 S penny. it has a gorge across the bottom of Lincolns jacket. it looks like a stamp ...
  A: You would have to have the coin certified by a grading service to dteremine if it is genuine. ...
First Spouse Gold Coins or American Eagles3/26/2008
  Q: I'm trying to decide whether to purchase the first spouse gold coins or the American Eagles. I have ...
  A: The first spouse coins are exteremely popular and since 2007 was the first year of issue, they have ...
pcgs vs proof and mint condition3/26/2008
  Q: While shopping on e-bay and at my local store in Chicago,I wondered why a proof coin lets say a ...
  A: It all has to do with the strike of the coin. As the dies wear down, the crispness of the strike is ...
1913 hoho nickle3/24/2008
  Q: i have a 1913 hobo nickel and the only letters left in Liberty is berty,one guy offered me $100.00 ...
  A: I am not an expert on Hobo nickels but I know some are VERY valuable. Do some more research as some ...
US Mint Rolls vs. Bank Rolls3/22/2008
  Q: "Joe, I'm interested in searching SACAGAWEA coin rolls for submission for grading at PCGS/NGC and ...
  A: Good Morning! The rolls are the same whether they be bank or mint rolls as far as I can tell. Most ...
gold bar value3/21/2008
  Q: I have 2 gold bars, I think they are called ingots. Printed on the front is: Credit Suisse, One ...
  A: My conpany deals in Credit Suisse bars on a regular basis. Gold is currently trading in the $925 ...
The dreaded "Inherited Coin Collection" dilemma!3/20/2008
  Q: I inherited my father-in-law's coin collection. Mostly US coins, mostly silver. I want to have ...
  A: First off, where are you located? I might be able to refer you to a reputable dealer, if not, I can ...
1999 Silver sets and 2006 w Silver Eagles3/4/2008
  Q: I have two 1999 Silver proof sets with the double flap box. Should I hold on to them or sell? Also ...
  A: Hold the proof sets. Don't buy more of the 06 eagles, they are only 2 years old and a lot were made. ...
1941 Wheat Cent3/3/2008
  Q: I have a 1941 Wheat cent that has the 1 slanted and noticibly above the other numbers. I was curious ...
  A: There are many varieties of Lincoln Cents with similar "errors". For the most part, these are ...
1911-D Indian Head Eagle $2.503/3/2008
  Q: This is a family treasure. Excellent condition. The D is strong. So many prices online. We live near ...
  A: Portland NH, Portland ME, Portland OR ????? Your coin is worth anywhere from $2,000 and up. The ...
Commonwealth of Bahamas 1 cent2/26/2008
  Q: I have one of the above coins and when looking at the date which is 1989 there appears to have been ...
  A: I am not familiar with this particular coin but I can tell you that sometimes errors occur in the ...
US paper coins2/24/2008
  Q: I have 3 United States paper coins. One 25, one 15 and one 10 cent paper coins. All are dated in ...
  A: Depending upon condition, tears, etc., they start at about $5 each and go up from there. What I ...
1953 Penny missing the 1 and appears to be overly done [lincoln's shirt/double wammy]2/24/2008
  Q: I have a 1953 penny that appears to be double struck out of place and while the 953 appear very ...
  A: There are many type of doubled coins, some a double struck, some were struck from bad dies. There is ...
selling old coins2/22/2008
  Q: I have some old coins that I'd like to sell. What's the best coarse of action? Thanks very much
  A: It really depends upon what type of coins. Some coins are not worth the time and aggravation of ...
State quarters...2/22/2008
  Q: I have two state quarters that have a goldish hue. One, a 2000 Massachusetts quarter, has a very ...
  A: If there was a big difference in color, such as copper color, I might think that the outer layer of ...
2006 SILVER EAGLE THICKNESS2/21/2008
  Q: I purchased a roll of 2002 and 2006 silver eagles. The 2006 Silver eagles are considerably thicker, ...
  A: My bet is that the rims are slightly taller, hence the 20 coins as a stack are taller. I have seen ...
50 cent piece2/20/2008
  Q: I have a 50 cent coin that comes apart and there is some sort of Spanish coin on the inside, have ...
  A: I have seen coins similar, they are normally sold in magic shops. This is a take off of an old ...
1965 penny with error2/19/2008
  Q: My son's friend has a 1965 US penny. The back looks like it has been triple stamped, with the 2nd ...
  A: Multiple strike coins do occur but the mint usually catches them and discards them. Similar coins ...
Re: advise you gave a man named Doug in 06 who said his son may have2/18/2008
  Q: found a 1908 Lincoln cent. Different font... I have one too. Except it have been look at closed than ...
  A: First off, avoid the secret service. If they deem the coin to be an unofficial rlease, they will ...
Found a coin collection2/18/2008
  Q: I found a collection of Morgan Dollars. It is complete minus the 1895 Philidelphia coin. It is 13 ...
  A: Anyone who would appraise the coins would need to physically inspect them. If you want, I can do ...
Sealed Proof Cases2/17/2008
  Q: Recently my husband has begun collecting U.S. Mint proof sets, particularly the state quarters and ...
  A: If these sets are the government issues, sealed cases, you can not remove the coins without ...
US coins2/17/2008
  Q: I have many questions.#1-I have a 1990 NO S Penny and I was told that it could be worth alot of ...
  A: The 1990 No S cent only applies to the proof coins. The proof coins are supposed to bear the "S" ...
Georgia State Quarter with dime imprint2/16/2008
  Q: I have a 1999 Georgia State Quarter which has a 1999 dime imprinted on the state side of the coin. ...
  A: I can not give you an exact value, as I have not handled one of these. However I have seen "double ...
coin clad error2/16/2008
  Q: i think i have state quarter which has no clad on it. it is copper color can you check and tell me ...
  A: The coin appears to be brass or gold color, not copper. My guess is that it is one of the quarters ...
1936 steel penny2/15/2008
  Q: I came across this it sticks to a magnet, is this a real steel penny?
  A: Steel pennies were made in 1943 because copper was being diverted to the war effort. I highly doubt ...
double stamped dime (back over front)2/15/2008
  Q: I have a 1998 P dime with the back of the dime stamped over Rossevelt's face. Have you heard of ...
  A: Yes, I have heard of these and handled them as well. This can occur from clashed dies, that meaning ...
how to sell silver quarters2/13/2008
  Q: I want to sell my $1000 sealed bag of pre-1964 quarters in Houston, TX. Please explain how to sell ...
  A: I believe that silver will continue to rise. As for getting the best price in Houston, open your ...
Grading2/13/2008
  Q: How can I tell the difference between a weak strike and wear when grading AU/BU coins? Thank You
  A: The first telltale sign is a change in the color on the high points of the coin. Once there is a ...
Buyers Remorse possibly.2/12/2008
  Q: K I wanted to get my husband something unigue for a present. So In two weeks I purchased all the ...
  A: What a thoughtful and generous wife you are! It was so very nice of you to think of what he enjoys ...
coins from world war two2/10/2008
  Q: My father passed away on 2/5/08,and was a vet from WWII. I found a box full of coins from ...
  A: First off, I am sorry for your loss. Sort the coins by picking out the silver ones and any that ...
1936 penny2/8/2008
  Q: I have a 1936 penny in which i have done research on and found out that there are a lot of pennys ...
  A: If it were a double die, you would see that the lettering and details are doubled. This would be ...
1863 Indian head misstruck?2/5/2008
  Q: I recently got into some coin selling. A co worker came to me with a coin I can't seem to find any ...
  A: The coin was not produced at the mint like this. Those extra shileds were punched into the coin ...
1983 penny question2/2/2008
  Q: I have a 1983 penny that is larger than a normal penny, almost the size of a nickel. It is a dark ...
  A: This could be any number of things. It could be a cent that was struck without the collar around ...
State quarters 1999 - 20082/1/2008
  Q: Joe, recently I noticed a coin jacket for all the state quarters and I believe I counted in the ...
  A: All of the state quarters were produced at Philadelphia AND Denver, for circulating coinage. Proof ...
Godless Presidential Dollars2/1/2008
  Q: I recently purchased an MS-65 George Washington dollar. It was graded and slabbed by ICG. It has ...
  A: I always advise collectors to stick with coins certified by PCGS, NGC or ANACS. They are the 3 most ...
coins1/25/2008
  Q: I have a Seated Liberty Dollar. It comes apart into two pieces and the center is open. I was told ...
  A: There are a couple of names for the coin you have, one is "opium dollar" and the other is "box ...
penny struck on dime planchet1/25/2008
  Q: I have a 1970 lincoln penny that I believe is struck on a dime planchet (a bit smaller, thinner, is ...
  A: I have handled many of these coins from various yeras. They trade in the $100-$300 range depending ...
1925 coin with shadow1/23/2008
  Q: I have a 1925 penny that seems to have a shadow of the bust just to the right of the head and over ...
  A: It sounds like some sort of doubling but you do not say if it appears to be struck twice or merely a ...
New to coin collecting1/23/2008
  Q: We inherited a coin collection. Where do we find out values for the coins and what's a good ...
  A: The first thing I would do is pick up a copy of the Guidebook to US Coins. Although the market ...
New Gold Dollar Presidential coins1/22/2008
  Q: 1. How do I get the new dollar coins minted in Denver without paying an amount over the current ...
  A: The First Spouse coins were only minted in gold. They were available from the US Mint. However, ...
coins1/21/2008
  Q: I have over 200 lead pennise, a 1979 silver dollar, Kennedy half dollars silver 65,67 & 2 69 and 30 ...
  A: Neil, Check you local yellow pages, there are a few dealers in the NYC area. The pennies are only ...
American Eagles1/21/2008
  Q: Could you tell me the four distributors the government has selected to sell American Eagles?
  A: I can but that won't help you. They will only wholesale is 10,000 ounce quantities. They are merely ...
2003 platinum eagle design medallian1/19/2008
  Q: I recently purchased a few coins at an estate sale on a whim...should have known better i guess. ...
  A: OK, Now I have it. These medallions were minted by a private company. The 5 mil. and 10 mil. ...
coin collecting1/18/2008
  Q: I have a collection of coin,wheat pennies, Lincoln pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, halves, silver ...
  A: All dimes, quarters and half dollars dated 1964 and before are 90% silver and currently worth about ...
Republic of Texas1/17/2008
  Q: This has been gnawing at me for a few years now. I had had a $100.00 bill from the Republic of ...
  A: Depending upon the variety and condition, these have traded for as high as $1,000 in auction. ...
Rare dime?1/16/2008
  Q: I have a 1982-p dime that is non-reeded. It has not been milled off. Is this rare?
  A: I have not handled one, but the concept of an unreeded dime would lead me to believe that it is ...
1924 penny12/30/2007
  Q: I have been collecting coins for about two years now and my mom gave me an old coin that she got as ...
  A: Without physically inspecting the coin, I can not tell you what you have. It could be a penny that ...
Gold coins/world coins12/30/2007
  Q: I was recently going through some coins that my dad had got while he wax in England, found one that ...
  A: If the Blake is real, it is worth over $50,000 but so few genuine ones exist and so many copies were ...
1890's Indian head penny12/28/2007
  Q: I found many Indian head pennies in my husband's old file cabinet, all sorted by date. Except one ...
  A: I would have to see your coin. I have one also, missing the last digit, and see no evidence of ...
eight coins12/27/2007
  Q: My husband was approached at an auction yesterday by someone who had eight coins to sell - my ...
  A: First off, the 1797 trade dollar is fake, they were not minted in that year. I would be suspect of ...
Coins12/26/2007
  Q: Ok, let's just cut to the chase, I "inherited" a sack full of coins, and I have no clue as to what ...
  A: The Columbian Expo coin has Columbus on it. There is a Cleveland Commem, but it does not have the ...
1804 Dollar fakes12/22/2007
  Q: You see many of the 1804 dollars floating around on the internet and obviously they are fakes, but ...
  A: There are many types of counterfeits and each has it's own distinguishing characteristics. Fakes can ...
1976 US fifty cents and 1914D US 1cent12/21/2007
  Q: I recently received a 1776-1976D US half dollar. On the left of Independence Hall there is a Masonic ...
  A: The Half Dollar was counterstamped after it left the US Mint probably as a promotional piece as a ...
us mint cions12/20/2007
  Q: Where can i find the price that the mint charged for proof set and other coins that were issued by ...
  A: Michael, You are looking for "Issue Prices". You may want to check the REDBOOK, I think they had ...
Buffalo Nickel/Indian Head12/19/2007
  Q: Can you determine the worth of an 1937-E Buffalo Nickel. I haven't found any info on it. As well ...
  A: It's probably a 1937-D buffalo, if you are looking on the back of the coin at the bottom by the rim. ...
1971Eisenhowersilverdollar12/19/2007
  Q: what is a 1971 eisenhower with a head on both sides worth?
  A: Technically, it is impossible for the mint to produce such a coin simply because of the method of ...
misprinted penny12/18/2007
  Q: I work at a bank and while I was counting coin I came across a 2005 penny that was stamped ...
  A: Offcenter strikes are not super rare but they are uncommon. I have handled a number of pieces, ...
1795 dollar12/16/2007
  Q: i have a 1795 silver dollar. how do i determine if it real silver or the value of the coin.
  A: You would need to have the coin inspected by a knowledgable dealer. If it is genuine, it could be ...
bicentennial Kennedy half dollar12/16/2007
  Q: I have the above coin in what appears to be solid silver but the front above In God is a stamped ...
  A: This coin was counterstamped after it left the US Mint. Maybe someone did it to commemorate a 20th. ...
Kennedy SMS12/13/2007
  Q: How can you tell if it is a SMS? They look the same to me. Why are the SMS trading for a higher ...
  A: SMS coins came out of the Special Mint Sets produced from 1965 through 1967 when the mint did not ...
SUPER VAM KEY?12/12/2007
  Q: There is a Auction right now on EBAY the seller is stating that it's a "SUPER KEY" what is a super ...
  A: Key coins are ones that are usually the rarest of the collection. VAM's are Silver Dollars that ...
Appraisal12/7/2007
  Q: I have a 'moderate' coin collection which I would like to have appraised for insurance purposes. ...
  A: You will need something in writing for the insurance. Since the bulk of the value will be in the ...
need the value of this penny12/5/2007
  Q: I have a copper penny about the size of a current U.S. half dollar. On one side is a picture of ...
  A: It sounds like you have a US Large Cent. These were struck up until the 1850's. Depending upon the ...
nickel made of copper11/30/2007
  Q: i found a 1983 nickel that instead of being made of nickel it is made of copper, well most likely ...
  A: NEVER CLEAN COINS, you diminshed it's value. It is a nickel that was struck on a penny blank. These ...
california gold 1/2 cent coin11/27/2007
  Q: I found this coin mixed with my others. It is round, a golden color. On one side it says ...
  A: You have a replica, or copy of a California Fractional Gold Piece. The genuine coins have the ...
connecticut quarter 199911/24/2007
  Q: I just got a connecticut quarter that looks like the us mint used the wrong blank when it was ...
  A: it is possible but doubtful as the blanks for the dollar coins are larger and would not fit in the ...
1985 Penny - Has dime color11/15/2007
  Q: I have a really nice looking 1985 penny that is a penny in all ways (imprint, etc) but has the dime ...
  A: The coin would have to be inspected. Pennies from that year are zinc with copper plating. It is ...
coin prices11/14/2007
  Q: our grandmother passed away and left us a box of 37 indian head pennies ranging from 1863 to 1907 ...
  A: A lot has to do with the condition of the coins. Certainly, if they are in used condition they are ...
2006Penny11/12/2007
  Q: I have a 2006 penny with no marking as to who minted it. Who would have minted it with no mark?
  A: Matt, there is no way of telling since Philadelphia Coins bear the P mintmark, Denver coins have D ...
old pennies11/12/2007
  Q: I have come into a very old penny collection. 2 flying eagles 1857 & 1858. lots of copper nickle ...
  A: You have to look at each coin individually and assign a value to it. You can get a copy of Coin ...
1975 proof set11/7/2007
  Q: I was wondering what a 1975 proof set was worth? I looked it up and it said no "s" in ten cents is ...
  A: First off, No S means that there is no "S" mintmark on the dime. Some dimes were minted accidently ...
fair market value for 1928-S MS65 Peace NTC10/29/2007
  Q: I have couple of "HIGH" grade coins certified NTC and they are (1) 1928-S MS65 Peace dollar, and (2) ...
  A: NTC coins can be off by 2-3 grades. I would market them on ebay as uncertified coins but state in ...
1990 prook10/26/2007
  Q: How can i tell if the 1990 penny that i have is from Phililadelphia or San fransisco? The penny ...
  A: I am guessing that the word PROOK is a misspelling and you meant PROOF. The Proof should bear the S ...
1898 $5 National Bank Note10/23/2007
  Q: In my family for 4 generations. Fold marks - crisp corners. The National Bank of Brunswick Georgia. ...
  A: Paper money values depend on condition. The 1898 note is probably grade xf and if so worth about ...
overprint error10/20/2007
  Q: I received a 1981 US $20 bill with the overprint rightside up on the back. What is the value of ...
  A: It sounds to me like the print on the back might be from a previous sheet that was still wet and the ...
1975 gold dime10/17/2007
  Q: I have a 1975 gold dime that is inside a sealed clear plastic casing. It looks like maybe a ...
  A: The mint did not produce gold dimes. What you may have is a dime that was gold plated after it left ...
1887 silver dime10/17/2007
  Q: i have a silver dime one way is a seated liberty and other way is like a star with BJ initial it is ...
  A: It was common in the 1800's for a friend/lover to polish the back of a silver coin and engrave it ...
Common U.S. Silver Dollars9/30/2007
  Q: I'm not a collector, but I'm interested in getting more of the large silver dollars I have in my ...
  A: Many banks still have these available for their customers at $1 ea. These are known as Eisenhower ...
1888 dime9/27/2007
  Q: I have an 1888 seated lady dime with the back rubbed out and instead a gothic style letter D stamped ...
  A: It was a custom in the 1800's to take a silver dime, polish off the back and hand engrave it. ...
strange coin9/25/2007
  Q: I came across a copper dime, 1995 D, it is extremely thick and is not cantered on the coin ...
  A: There are 2 issues here, the off center strike and the thickness. Off Center strike are valued by ...
Coins9/24/2007
  Q: I am interested in coins, and actually have a few (a very small collection of Peace Dollars). ...
  A: Let's go one step at a time. If you are a new collector, I suggest you only buy coins certified by ...
1920 M standing liberty quarter9/23/2007
  Q: I have a 1920 M standing liberty quarter and when you flip the same the eagle is upside down. Is it ...
  A: It is normal for the eagle to be upside down. The M is the designer's initial, not a mintmark so ...
coins9/19/2007
  Q: I have a 1921, 1922, 1879, and 1897 silver dollars. They all look like they have never been cleaned ...
  A: Michael, These are all common date coins and truly not "rare". However they are 90% silver and ...
1913 & 1911D Quarter Eagle Gold Coins9/17/2007
  Q: I am feeling stupid this morning. I sold the 1913 to a dealer, without him giving me a price ...
  A: I hear of these things happening on a regular basis. First off, without knowing the grades of the ...
Selling a Morgan collection9/16/2007
  Q: We have recently had a family collection of Morgan silver dollars appraised with a date range of ...
  A: First off, ebay is great for some things and bad for others. My experience has been that people who ...
Mercury Dimes8/23/2007
  Q: > > I am Inventorying my father's coin collection. He has quite a lot of Mercury Dimes (489 ...
  A: The dimes are worth about 70 cents each. When you get it all cataloged, call me. I am in NY, on ...
1826 Large cent8/22/2007
  Q: Just had a question i was hoping you could answer. i recently found a 1826 Large cent while metal ...
  A: If you found the dimes metal detecting, chances are they are pretty beat up an cleaning them will ...
coin collection8/21/2007
  Q: About 4 years ago i inherited my grandfathers coin collection. I know absolutly nothing about coin ...
  A: First off, if the dollar coins are circulated,(used), and common dates, they are not worth much, ...
Silver dollars8/20/2007
  Q: I have some silver dollars and I am wondering about their value, a 1880 Morgan,two 1922 Morgans and ...
  A: In used (circulated) condition, you silver dollars are worth about $9 each. The 1971 Ikes are only ...
Liberty Gold Coin (20$)8/19/2007
  Q: I have a 20$ liberty old coin that minted in 1903. i want to sell it but i do not know the price of ...
  A: If the coin is not in mint condition, it will probably sell for about $600. In mint condition it ...
Two John Adams cracked dies at 2:008/17/2007
  Q: http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/uploaded/honestabe/200781621154_Image021.JPG Above is the link ...
  A: It is tough to say what they are worth at this time since we don't know how many exist. You can ...
Is my coin rare?8/17/2007
  Q: I have what looks like a regular dime, but has the Lincoln memorial (Penny back) imprinted on the ...
  A: I need more information. Can you see the normal dime back, AND the Lincoln Memorial? or is it just ...
Morgans & Peace dollars8/15/2007
  Q: Inherited a bunch of coins. I have the following...Is the value of these coins more in selling them ...
  A: You really need to have these coins looked ta and professionaly graded. However, your descriptions ...
currancy value8/14/2007
  Q: I have 10 2$ bills never been in circulation with in sequence serial numbers dated 1965 and 1 $100 ...
  A: The Alabama piece is probably a confederate note. Without inspecting the note or having more ...
Dime Stamped 2x on both sides8/14/2007
  Q: 1990's era dime with heads and tails stamped on both sides. In other words, you can see heads and ...
  A: I sounds like you have a double stamp/flipped over coin. What I suggest is that you do a seach on ...
1959 Penny, either plated or not copper??8/13/2007
  Q: I have been looking all over the web for answers, I was helping out my girlfriend clean her room, ...
  A: If the coin is in mint condition, like any other metal, it can tarnish. Soemtimes, with copper ...
Gold coin8/13/2007
  Q: I Have a gold coin that says Georgivs V D.G Britt: OMN:REX F.D. IND:IMP: on the front and shows a ...
  A: Depending upon the size, it can be either a British Gold Sovereign (Nickel Size) or a Half Sovereign ...
1940's Penny?8/9/2007
  Q: I have a 1940's penny the problem is that I cannot read the last digit. At first I thought it might ...
  A: Oftentimes, grease would fill the dies when the coins were being minted. It sounds like that is the ...
Coin grades8/2/2007
  Q: Mr. Joe, What is meant by "Proof Grade 65"? Thank you for your reply.
  A: Coins are graded on a numerical scale of 1 to 70. Anything 60 and above is considered uncirculated. ...
1984 Gold Dime8/1/2007
  Q: I have a 1984 Gold Dime from the Denver mint, just wanted to know what is it and is it worth ...
  A: Without a physical inspection, I can only think of two possibilities. One is that the coin has just ...
2006 Silver Eagle7/30/2007
  Q: I have a 2006 NGC First Strikes GEM Uncirculated silver eagle which does not a mintmark(No W). My ...
  A: Although your coin was minted at West Point, Not all Silver Eagles bear the W mintmark. For ...
VALUE OF COINS7/29/2007
  Q: I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE VALUE OF THE FOLLOWING COINS: SILVER DOLLOAR 1925 SILVER HALF DOLLOAR ...
  A: Depending upon condition, I can only give you the minimum these coins are worth, they could be worth ...
coin7/26/2007
  Q: I have a one-sided 1886-1986 100th anniversary coin,it is actually smaller than a dime,what is it ...
  A: It sounds like you have a token, not a coin. Coins have denominations on them such as 1 cent, 5 ...
coin value possible buyer(s)7/25/2007
  Q: Mr. Hylas, I came across a box of coins my grandfather left for me and I am curious about the value ...
  A: Assuming the best possible condition of the coins, I hate to disappoint you. These are all very ...
1936 coins and 1927 quaters7/25/2007
  Q: i have a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar from 1936 and i was wondering how much they ...
  A: Regarding your coin, the 1936 year set could be very valuable is the coins are what is known as ...
undervalued coins/set7/24/2007
  Q: What coins or sets would be a prudent investment as they are currently undervalued.
  A: There are a number of variables that must be considered. There is no point telling you about a ...
Complete Penny Collection7/24/2007
  Q: I have a complete penny collection from 1909 to 2007. It includes 290 coins. There is the 1909s ...
  A: As a collector youa re aware that the bulk of the value is in the key dates that you mention. Just ...
1941 Wheat Penny and 2000-P SACAGAWEA DOLLAR7/22/2007
  Q: I have a 1941 wheat penny that is missing several of the leters on the back, it doesn't look worn, ...
  A: The missing letters on the penny could be the result of grease in the dies. As such, it is a common ...
Strange Dime7/22/2007
  Q: I recently found a misprinted dime. Itsa normal US die but look slike it was reminted in Panama to ...
  A: Your coin needs physical inspection. There have been cases of US coins being stamped on foreighn ...
Strange Quarters & Dime (shrunk, thick copper edge)7/17/2007
  Q: I have 3 quarters and 1 dime that are smaller than the normal size and have a very thick raised ...
  A: There are many different types of coin errors produced every year, some are truly rare, others are ...
state quarter misprint7/12/2007
  Q: I came across this site searching the web. I have a Tennesse state quarter printed in 2002. One side ...
  A: The TN quarter sounds like it it missing it's outer nickel layer. I see these trade hands for about ...
2004 D Dime DDO7/12/2007
  Q: I recently found a dime that appears to have a small amount of doubling inside the ear. I had read ...
  A: I remember seeing something about double ear 2004 cents, but not dimes. Check with error expert KEN ...
Gold colored quarter7/12/2007
  Q: In a roll of quarters from the bank I found a 2002 Ohio state quarter that is Gold colored like the ...
  A: Without being able to actually inspect the coin, I can only guess what we have here. It is possible ...
becoming a coin dealer7/11/2007
  Q: I am older and plan on retiring soon. I would like to open a little coin shop where I would buy ...
  A: I am assuming that you have a basic knowledge of coin and collecting, as well as grading coins. ...
Coin TVShows7/9/2007
  Q: I watch Shopathometv.com for info about coins and how they are selling for, then I usually buy at ...
  A: My experience with Coin TV Shows is that they are very overpriced. Since the value of a coin is ...
1921 Peace Dollar with a problem7/9/2007
  Q: I have a 1921 Peace Dolllar that I sent to NGC for grading. The coin came back ungraded as ...
  A: If you contact the American Numismatic Assoc., they may be able to help you. Unfortunately, once NGC ...
1863 Indian Head Pennie7/7/2007
  Q: I have a collection of these that go from 1863 to 1902, they are in alright condition, but not ...
  A: The key dates in the Indian Cent collection are 1877, 1908-S and 1909-S. The S is located on the ...
odd wheat penny7/6/2007
  Q: ive been saving whatever wheat pennies that i come across and today i was going through them and i ...
  A: Yes, I have heard of these and seen them. Sometimes the dies become filled with grease and as a ...
1898 half dollar coin.7/6/2007
  Q: Was wondering what this coin is made of ? I have only one, just want some info about it.. Thank you ...
  A: If you pick up a copy of the GuideBook to US Coins, also known as the REDBOOK, it lists all the ...
Framed collections7/3/2007
  Q: In clening out my Mom's basement, I came across 4 'framed' story coin collections 1) The Silver ...
  A: They are probably worth more as "art" items than for their contents. People like to display these. ...
1943 penny6/24/2007
  Q: i have a 1943 penny but cant tell what the letter is so how do i go about finding out if it is a ...
  A: the letter is not important. What is important is what it is made of. In 1943, the pennies were ...
coins6/24/2007
  Q: i have a 1896 indian head penny how is it worth? its in v ery good condition. and i a have a silv er ...
  A: By Hot item, I mean that they are popular on eBay. Sometimes they sell for $2 and sometimes for ...
canadian dimes6/20/2007
  Q: could you tell me what a canadian dime with a misprint in the date (1998 with the one upsidedown and ...
  A: I speialize in US coins but I would bet that there is good value to your coin. There is no listing ...
HELP6/19/2007
  Q: WE FOUND A COIN/TOKEN THAT SAYS "J.D.E $3.00 HOMERVILLE" WE HAVE RESEARCHED HOMERVILLE G.A. AND OHIO ...
  A: It is most likely a trade or merchant token good for $3 worth of goods or services. Maybe the ...
Coin Collection6/18/2007
  Q: I have a coin collection and was trying to get an appraisal on for insurance purposes can you help ...
  A: Anyone who would do an insurance appraisal would need to physically inspect the coins. If you are ...
Eagle 17766/18/2007
  Q: I have a coin that has a date of 1776 . It has an eagle on it with Silver Issue 2 Gr .999 1776 ...
  A: Your item is not a coin, coins are required to have a denomination such as 1 Dollar, 50 Cents etc. I ...
1943 Quarter6/17/2007
  Q: I have one of these 1943 quarters, the front and back edges are worn smooth, the engravings around ...
  A: What do you mean by "one of these 1943 quarters"? Quarters from 1943 are silver and as such are ...
coins6/16/2007
  Q: How is the best way for me to get my coins rated as far as their value.
  A: You will have to pay a professional to do an appraisal of the collection. Inform them that this is ...
one cent piece6/13/2007
  Q: i have a1943 silver liberty penny below the year the letter s is visable it will stick to amagnet is ...
  A: 1971 Kennedy halves are not silver, they are copper nickel clad. It is worth face value. 1964 ...
copper stripe6/11/2007
  Q: I have a silver dime with a 1/8 inch copper diagonal stripe across the face of it. Is this worth ...
  A: That sounds like a situation where the Nickel sheet ran out before the next sheet fed in. Today's ...
Liberty coin MCMVII6/11/2007
  Q: I have a twenty dollar "liberty" coin from the year MCMVII. What can you tell me about it and if it ...
  A: If your coin is genuine, it is worth anywhere from $2500 and up. It can very very valuable ...
New Adams coin misprinted6/8/2007
  Q: I have one of the new gold $1.00 coins of Adams that is missing the printing around the edge. I have ...
  A: You are correct. My company is currently buying them for $50 each. There are some that have the ...
US columbia coin6/7/2007
  Q: I came across a coin that I believe is US, but it is worn and hard to identify. The top of the ...
  A: It sounds to me that you are on the right path. It probably is a colonial coin but other countries ...
US One Cent 17986/6/2007
  Q: What is it worth?
  A: It all depends on the condition of the coi. If the date is barely legible or the coin is porous or ...
Quarter question6/2/2007
  Q: I have a 1995 quarter that looks normal on the front but the back side of the coin is the color of a ...
  A: It soiunds to me that the nickel layer from the back is missing. These coins are like a sandwich of ...
1978 penny with a smooth back6/1/2007
  Q: Joe, I found a 1978 penny that has Lincoln on the front and a smooth back. It does not appear the ...
  A: I would not toss it yet. When a coin is struck, the fron (obverse) and back (reverse) dies strike ...
Misprinted coil5/27/2007
  Q: Do you know if this is true or not? On a 2007 silver dollar, there are supposedly a misprint on the ...
  A: Kevin, All 2007 silver dollars are supposed to have "In God We Trust", "E Pluribus Unum" and the ...
1980 & 1989 silver penny5/22/2007
  Q: i have two identcal pennies that appear to be both silver. 1980 with no mint, and a 1989 with a D ...
  A: these coins are not mint issues as such. The pennies are genuine but the counterstamp was placed on ...
Old Bills5/14/2007
  Q: I recently received a collection of coins/bills from a deceased grandfather. Some of the old bills ...
  A: The Russina bill is worthless. The US Bills' values depend on the condition. They newer, the more ...
coin grading services5/10/2007
  Q: I've been reading your answers to various questions regarding coin grading services. You recommend ...
  A: PCGS and NGC are the most widely accepted. Icg coins tend to sell at a discount to the other two. ...
set of 7 coins5/9/2007
  Q: I have 2 boxes which makes 14 coins all together of the prestige 100th statue of liberty anniversary ...
  A: 1986 Prestige sets are quite attractive. However, they are quite common and do sell in the $20-$30 ...
quarter5/1/2007
  Q: i have a 1922 american quarter--any value? thanx ANSWER: Hi Annie, You must be mistaken. There ...
  A: When the coins are used, they have little collector value unless of course they are a particluar ...
Silver coins dimes nickles, and quarters4/30/2007
  Q: I have a 1935 indina nickle. Face looking right. I also have a dime dated 1945 with a womens head on ...
  A: The coins you have are common but are certainly worth mor ethan face value. The Indian Head Nickel ...
coin appraisals4/25/2007
  Q: I have inherited alot of coins and paper money and bought the red book 2007, but i would appreciate ...
  A: Where are you located? You see, it will take you a lot longer to grade each coin and value it that, ...
mnt proofs4/24/2007
  Q: I have an important question. My daughter broke into our coin collection and opened the mint proof ...
  A: The first thing I would do is get some everyday coins for your daughter, as "her" collection. :) I ...
Silver coins4/23/2007
  Q: I work at a bank, and I have gotten into a very bad habit, or addiction, of looking for coins to ...
  A: You're on the right path. Dimes, quarters and halves 1964 and before are 90% silver and worth about ...
1967 quarter with a bubble in it4/20/2007
  Q: I have a 1967 quarter that seems to have a bubble in it. I got it at a store as change. I have ...
  A: Yes, I have seen them. The coins today are a sandwich of copper core and nickel outsides. The parts ...
is my coin real4/15/2007
  Q: i have a 1924-G $20 double eagle coin that i think is silver but not for sure. is there any $20 ...
  A: You say 1924-G. There was no "G" Mintmark. D or S Maybe? Anyway, there were no silver $20 coins. ...
1868 Liberty head Nickel4/14/2007
  Q: I have a liberty head nickel with the date 1868. From everything I have read, the liberty head was ...
  A: You are correct. Liberty Head Nickels were produced from 1883-1913. Prior to that were what is ...
tax implications on inherited gold and silver coins when I sell them.4/12/2007
  Q: I inherited a fairly large coin collection in mostly silver dollars and liberty 20 dollar gold coins ...
  A: What state are you located in? Were the coins listed in the estate as an asset? Do you have ...
new misprinted dollar coins4/11/2007
  Q: so i was just curious on how much the new missprinted dollar coins were that have in god we trust ...
  A: They are only worth face value, $1. The mint employees do not specifically place the coins in the ...
dimes4/8/2007
  Q: I have just started collecting old dime around early 1900s, I am collecting only for my one personal ...
  A: First off, get a copy of the Guidebook to US Coins. That will give you current retail pricing and a ...
value of two coins4/7/2007
  Q: I have two gold coins my father found on the shore in Highlands New Jersey in the 1940's marked as ...
  A: Yes, they are Portugal. Now we must determine what denomination they are which we will do by size. ...
the value4/7/2007
  Q: I have many supposed copper pennies 1943. Is there any such thing as pennies made of copper, that ...
  A: Pennies mined in 1943 were made of steel, however a few dozen were made of copper and are worth ...
1955 steel wheat cent4/4/2007
  Q: i have a 1955 lincoln wheat cent that was struck on a steel planchet. it look's exactly as a 1943 ...
  A: First off, is it attracted to a magnet like a 1943 cent? If not, it isn't steel. If it is, You ...
Lincoln head penny collection4/3/2007
  Q: I was burgled in July 2006 and I am now doing my taxes and have a question. I had a complete (every ...
  A: If you get a copy of the 2007 Guidebook to US Coins by RS Yeoman, you will be able to see all the ...
Sell collection4/2/2007
  Q: My father recently passed away. My son and grandson and I have spent days, trying to separate coins ...
  A: I need some info about the collection. What is is primarily comprised of? Silver? Gold? Silver ...
1978 silver colored penny4/1/2007
  Q: I have a 1978 silver colored penny, and I was wondering if it is worth anything?
  A: There are a few possibilities. One that the coin is merely plated. Another is that the coin was ...
1943 Silver Penny4/1/2007
  Q: I took the corner of the penny and tried to scrape off what I thought was spray paint but all that ...
  A: You have a 1943 steel cent. Steel was used for pennies in 1943 because copper was being used for ...
Question3/31/2007
  Q: I might be worng but I have the new Geo. Washington dollar coin. There is no "in god we trust" ...
  A: The coins were designed with "In God We Trust", "E. Pluribus Unum" and the date and mint mark ...
Seated Dollars3/29/2007
  Q: I've become interested in collecting these. i've noticed that there are many cleaned coins offered ...
  A: The loss of luster merely has to do with the original storage of the coins. It is a great series ...
1973 dime3/27/2007
  Q: I found a 1973 dime that has an unusual ring stamped on the reverse side. I have compared it to ...
  A: Unless someone intentially did it either with a piece of pipe or some sort of a round puch, I have ...
Misprint Dollar Coin3/23/2007
  Q: I work at a restuarant and recieved a misprint dollar coin as a tip. I was told it was worth up to ...
  A: I need more info. Maybe I am wrong but I think what you have is one of the new George Washington ...
Coin3/20/2007
  Q: I have a 1984 penny and it is silver. People say it could be a mis print and be worth some money. I ...
  A: I would have to see the coin to determine just what it is. The pennies made in 1984 are copper ...
Wartime Coinage3/18/2007
  Q: I have a framed set of Wartime Coinage, nickles and pennies dated 1942-1945, is it worth anything?
  A: They are common but do have value. The Wartime nickels are part silver and trade for about 50 cents ...
Coin cleaning3/15/2007
  Q: its mike again. I found some silver polish and tried it with only 1 coin. It took the haze off the ...
  A: Jeweluster will only take off minor tarnish not heavy "Gunk". If you try to remove the real heavy ...
selling coin collection3/11/2007
  Q: there are about 10 boxes or more filled with many coins including a 1955 double die penny that looks ...
  A: Putting the coins up for auction would require inventorying them and accurately grading and ...
coin question3/11/2007
  Q: yes i have a 1921 susan b anthony silver dollar i was wanted to know how much would it be worth if i ...
  A: Susan B Anthiony dollars were not minted until roughly 60 years later. You ahve either a Morgan ...
two sided eagle dollar3/10/2007
  Q: I have a silver dollar that has a eagle on both sides and if u flip it the eagle is upside down and ...
  A: You don't say what year the silver dollar is. There are a number of aftermarket companies that take ...
1943 Penny's3/8/2007
  Q: I have been left coins from my Mother I have no idea what they are worth I have silver and copper ...
  A: Most pennies are not worth a whole lot. Here are the dates to look for: 1909, 1914-D, 1922, 1931-D ...
Quarters3/7/2007
  Q: I have been saving quarters for 8 years just as a way to save $$ not as in collecting. At this ...
  A: Well, first off, any quarters dated 1964 or before are 90% silver. Those from 1965 to present are ...
coin collecting3/3/2007
  Q: i have 2 grandchildren ...ages 7 and 9 i have got each a shoe box and buying coins for them..to give ...
  A: A lot of that has to do with your budget and if you buy coins on a regular basis. The first thing I ...
Penny collection3/3/2007
  Q: I am 58 and have a penney collection that my Grandmother passed down to me. The collection is from ...
  A: I really would have to see the coins as each one has to be graded. But the 1909-S VDB is a key ...
connecticuct miss stamped coin3/1/2007
  Q: what makes them worth anything......its pretty far off..
  A: Value is determined by the % the strike is offcenter as well as the condition of the coin. While ...
Coin Error2/27/2007
  Q: I do not have anything to measure the exact diameter but if you put it on top of another penny, it ...
  A: for a 1953 cent, it should weigh 3.11 grams. My guess it that it is on a foreign planchet, that is ...
A question about bills and more coins2/26/2007
  Q: please let me know if I am bugging you with too many questions. I was looking through bills and ...
  A: The paper money, unless it is in crisp condition, doesn't pay to hold onto. The Conferate bill, I ...
1976 Bicentennial Coins2/24/2007
  Q: I found numerous 1976 Quarters, Half Dollars, and Dollars as well as $2 bills. I also have many ...
  A: I always put bicentennial coins aside when I get them in change, you simply never get them and ...
A couple more questions2/22/2007
  Q: I got most of my coins out and opened. The Proof Sets and Mint Sets are bad, green and rusty on ...
  A: Don't use jeweluster on copper. You can use it on silver and copper nickel. I never tried it on ...
what to do with water damaged coins?2/21/2007
  Q: I have a coin collection that was submerged by Hurricane Katrina waters. They sat for at least 2 ...
  A: Gee, I'm really sorry to hear of your loss. Hopefully you had some insurance to cover the coins. ...
1957 silver certificate one dollar bill2/20/2007
  Q: i noticed on another bill minted that same year, the secty of the treasury andthe other signature ...
  A: 1957 had a couple of different signature sets. 1957 had Priest/Anderson 1957-A had Smith/Dillon ...
silver issue 2GR dated 17762/15/2007
  Q: I also have a hollow backed silver issue coin with an eagle, two stars, 1776 date,and a 7 digit ...
  A: Coins like yours were made, outside the mint, for various reasons. Some were made by magicians so ...
coin question2/14/2007
  Q: I have a 1949 wheat penny with an error in the date. The one is only a dot and the nine is only a ...
  A: There are numerous errors in coinage. What must be done first is to verify that it is a MINT error, ...
Scam2/13/2007
  Q: I found a deal on ebay that is too good to be true given todays gold prices ...
  A: I checked it out. Why do you say it is too good to be true? Maybe you didn't read the details. ...
.50 peice coins2/5/2007
  Q: My mother in law just passed away and she had a huge coin collection. My husband is saving the very ...
  A: First off, regarding the collection, you should have it looked at by a professional. Even though a ...
Concerning proof set2/3/2007
  Q: Your response to my prior question was very thorough and informative - thanks. So I figured I would ...
  A: This is a true dilemma. Let's start by me telling you that the sets you purchased are very ...
aluminum quarter?2/1/2007
  Q: JOE, EARLIER TODAY I RECEIVED IN CHANGE A 1996 QUARTER IN EXCELLANT CONDITION, A VERY STRONG STIKE ...
  A: Errors where coins are struck on the wrong planchet do happen since our treasury strike coins for a ...
2004 dime1/31/2007
  Q: I have a 2004 dime that has a goldish look to it. Is this anything significant?
  A: You need to have the coin looked at. It could be tarnish or a copper/bronze wash that is used on ...
determining proof1/28/2007
  Q: I have a 1908 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle and am confused as to how to determine if it is a ...
  A: Unless you are experienced looking at matte proof $2.50 indians, chances are that you won't be able ...
silver coins1/19/2007
  Q: Joe. Do you pay just for the Silver content of the coins? If so what is a typical price per ounce? ...
  A: I will take dates into consideration when I review the coins. What you have to realize is that most ...
A coin I dont know much about.1/15/2007
  Q: well, I was directed to this site, by someone who told me I can ask my question here, so I saw your ...
  A: I sounds like a commemorative medal, not a coin since you do not say that it has a spendable "face" ...
1964 quarters1/12/2007
  Q: i recently found a 1964 silver quarter. how can i determine the value of my coin? i am currently ...
  A: Dimes, Quarters and Half Dollars were made of 90% silver up until 1964. It was in 1965 that they ...
selling silver1/11/2007
  Q: if you had a large collection of silver eagles and 90% coinage and you wanted to sell, who would you ...
  A: Persoanlly, being in the business, I would sell to myself, but that isn't very objective is it? ...
silver penny1/11/2007
  Q: I have a penny dated 1960 and it's silver with some brown like a regular penny showing on it. Is it ...
  A: The coin requires physical examination. It could be a regular penny that was plated with silver or ...
Misstamped coins1/10/2007
  Q: I have 2 misstamped coins. THe first is a penny, 1981, with about 1/8th of an inch crescent moon ...
  A: Offcenter strikes are pretty common. If you look on eBay, there are quite a few of them for sale ...
U S Coins (Penny)1/5/2007
  Q: I have a 1956 Lincoln penny, that is not stamped correctly. It has a large fat ridge on the head ...
  A: This is a common error, I have seen many like this. There are collectors who may pay $1-2 for your ...
coins1/3/2007
  Q: my grandfather left me , a coin collection from the franklin mint , it is THE GOVERNERS SERIES OF ...
  A: Traditionally, Franklin Mint items are Sterling Silver. The gold plating can not be recycled from ...
Wheat penny with mistake date1/3/2007
  Q: My friend has a wheat penny with a nine as the date. Do you know approximately how much this penny ...
  A: Since wheat pennies were made from 1909 to 1959, there should be 4 digits to the date. Chances are ...
Silver Dollars1/3/2007
  Q: Joe, I recently inherited a collection of silver dollars. I need to have these insured but I have ...
  A: To get an insurance appraisal requires that the coins be physically inspected, graded and appraised. ...
pcgs state quarters12/31/2006
  Q: I have started a collection of pcgs P+D state quarters. Do you think they will be a good investment ...
  A: Tough question. The reason I say this is that if you are paying too much for them now, you may ...
Dollar Coin12/30/2006
  Q: Joe, I have a dollar coin dated 1891 that I found in my deceased fathers gun safe. I was wondering ...
  A: Depending upon the condition and mint of the coin, it can have a value of between $11 and $300 or ...
st Gaudens12/30/2006
  Q: I have about 6 $20 St Gaudens purchased when gold was near $800. They have all been graded and ...
  A: Who graded the coins that you have? Grading opinions vary and the only 2 that really matter are ...
$20 coin12/30/2006
  Q: I would like to ask you how do I know the real value of a coin. My Dad collects coins and by reading ...
  A: Chances are that if your dad has a high relief 1907 St. Gaudens that it is NOT the pattern coin. ...
2001 Quarter12/29/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 quarter that seems to have misses the copper layer process. I received in change from ...
  A: I have seen the outer layer missing, but not the inner copper layer. The coin should weigh 5.67 ...
1983 US Penny12/29/2006
  Q: Joe, I have a 1983 Penny that is gold in color, but does not appear to have been tampered with. I ...
  A: Even a photo won't help me, I really would have to see the coin. Remember this, in 1982 the US Mint ...
certified12/27/2006
  Q: what does it mean when a coin is labeled "certified" or certified by PCGS
  A: Certified means that the coin was authenticated and graded for quality by a 3rd. party who is ...
miss print penny12/27/2006
  Q: I have a penny, blank on the "heads" side, and double printed on the "tails" side, and slightly out ...
  A: You coin would have to be physically inspected. It sounds to me like a penny we would put on the ...
protective coatings on copper wheat pennies12/27/2006
  Q: as a kid my uncle tried to get me involved in collecting and one of the things I remember him doing ...
  A: That was a very old practice. Even before my time! From what I remember reading, collectors often ...
Silver dollar misprint?12/27/2006
  Q: Have you ever heard of a coin, silver dollar in this case, in which only one side of the coin went ...
  A: You may have a uniface die trial piece. If the coin is the correct weight and has not beeen tampered ...
1882 New Orleans Mint Indian Head Penny12/26/2006
  Q: I found this penny in a bunch of Indian Heads I have and can'y find a single reference to it ...
  A: I have never heard of an Indian Cent struck at New Orleans. The only thing that I can imagine is ...
1978 d quarter12/25/2006
  Q: The mint mark is total filled,is this normal for that year of coin or could it be a error coin? ...
  A: Mint state coins, as opposed to proof coins, tend to have more errors. Although you have a filled ...
Filipina coins12/25/2006
  Q: I have a set of about 160 US made Filipina coins, 5 and 1 centavos ranging from 1903-1950 and was ...
  A: The US Half Doillars are worth about $6 each in used condition. The Phillipines coinage was struck ...
bills12/23/2006
  Q: i have several bills with stars in them why is this? what is the purpose of the star? for ...
  A: Star notes are replacement notes when a bill gets damaged and is replaced by the treasury. The ...
I found a 1975 silver penny12/21/2006
  Q: I found a silver penny. it looks just like a regular copper penny, but very shiny everything is just ...
  A: I am currently buying those pennies for $50. Email me and let me know to look for the package. My ...
2005 nickel misprinted12/20/2006
  Q: The face is off set and cuts the top and back of the head and has In God We Trust then Liberty D ...
  A: It's tough to say without seeing the coin. The fact that the back is normal is what is odd if the ...
nickel12/20/2006
  Q: I was wondering about a nickel that I received in some change it has Jefferson on both sides and it ...
  A: Most likely, what you have is a magician's coin. These are available at novelty stores for about $7 ...
question about coin12/18/2006
  Q: A couple years ago I came across a miss-stamped Connecticut Quarter, is this worth anything? I also ...
  A: As for the quarter, it depends upon what the error is. If it is just a minor error, there probably ...
1879 Dollar12/14/2006
  Q: Why is the size of this dollar so big? In most descriptions I have read, this type of dollar is ...
  A: When those coins were made, our monetary system based backed by silver and gold. The silver dollars ...
silver quarters12/14/2006
  Q: What is the value of silver quarters at this time and what is the best way to sell them right now?
  A: Silver quarters dated 1964 and prior are currently worth about $2.25 each. Most dealers would be ...
penny12/13/2006
  Q: I have a penney that is only about 1/3 print on it. It only has In and Liberty and the very back of ...
  A: From your description, I can't tell if part of the strike is missing or if the coin is struck ...
Miss printed penny12/5/2006
  Q: I was wondering if a stamped penny that only has about half the stamp on it is valuable. The date is ...
  A: What you have is called an "Offcenter Strike". They really aren't that rare, they are measured by ...
Old Gold Pieces12/2/2006
  Q: I would like to know the value of several old coins my mother has. Which ones will bring more for ...
  A: All of the US coins are worth more as coins than for their gold. The Krugerrands and 50 Peso coins ...
clarification on two-headed quarters11/29/2006
  Q: Are all 2-headed quarters "trick" quarters (spliced from two real coins for magicians)? I have one ...
  A: If it is undated, it is not a genuine US coin. But yes, all dated, 2 headed quarters are trick ...
Wheat Pennys11/28/2006
  Q: Which wheat pennys with no mint mark are the rarest and so ought after 1942-1943-1944
  A: The rarest no mint mark cents after 1944 would have to be the 1955 double die cent. For the most ...
1909 svdb penny11/22/2006
  Q: My father is a small time coin collector and is missing the 1909 svdb penny for his colletion. He ...
  A: First off, the S is the mintmark designating San Francisco as the origin the coin was struck at. ...
rare coin11/21/2006
  Q: Joe, I have a quarter that on one side has a picture of a cowboy roping a man with a towle raped ...
  A: Coins like this have become known as "parody" coins. They are made by a non-government company ...
1975 liberty penny11/21/2006
  Q: i got one to how much is it wroth is it silver
  A: Certainly, I can not determine if the coin is silver without seeing it. It may be aluminum or it ...
VALUE OF A COUPLE COINS11/20/2006
  Q: I WAS WONDERING IF YOU CAN GIVE ME AN ESTIMATE OF A COUPLE OF COINS, THE FIRST IS A 1891 CC SILVER ...
  A: The 1901-S $5 gold piece is a common date coin. Depending upon the condition of the coin, it can ...
missing letter11/16/2006
  Q: NOT a wear out ck'd with a magnifier no raise coin E at allI have a 1942 S US Wartime Silver ...
  A: OK. The only other thing that I can think of is that there was grease in the die when the coin was ...
Susan B. Anthony11/15/2006
  Q: I've been collecting SBA dollars for no apparent reason and was wondering if they're going to be ...
  A: They may but you have to realize that with inflation, will it be worth the time and effort enough to ...
misprinted quarter11/14/2006
  Q: it looks like a half moon shape. someone told me it was worth a lot of money, I thought I would ask ...
  A: so the coin is not round? If that is the case, it was a bad planchet, better known as a "clipped ...
1997 Jackie Robbinson com. proof set11/9/2006
  Q: Hayes, I have a 1997 Commemorative PROOF coin set with the $5.00 Gold Coin, Card, Pin and patch in ...
  A: I am all for keeping coins in their original holders. Any coin can be certified at any time. ...
Possible discovery of a hidden treasure ?11/9/2006
  Q: I am a Canadian living in Japan since 10 years. My husband (Japanese) discovered this week a hidden ...
  A: This is a followup to your question and commentary on your feedback for me. You described the coins ...
1788 Mass Colonial & 1907 Ind hd. penny11/9/2006
  Q: I just found these two coins while going through my father's old collection this AM. Both are a bit ...
  A: The 1907 penny is only worth about 75 cents in worn condition. The Massachusetts can be anywhere ...
coin values11/8/2006
  Q: I have had some coins all my life and I'm curious to know their value: Silver dollars - Lady Liberty ...
  A: The silver dollars are all common date coins, although old. Without seeing them, all I can tell you ...
1919 one penny11/4/2006
  Q: i have a 1919 one penny with a roman man on front with sword(i think) with shield on it and on back ...
  A: The penny is a British large cent. They are worth very little as many were made and still exist. ...
old coin?11/3/2006
  Q: I found a coin under the carpet in a very old houe. The coin appers to be copper. It is in excellent ...
  A: What you have is a Denver Mint Commemorative Medal depicting the mint seal and date of inception of ...
Gold Buffalo Question11/1/2006
  Q: Good afternoon, I recently purchased a couple of the new Gold Buffalo coins and they arrived in a ...
  A: There are 2 different rules of thought. Some people prefer the original mint packaging but they ...
Copper Quarter11/1/2006
  Q: I have a 1967 quarter that looks copper. It is very thin compared to others. Has the silver just ...
  A: Since the coins dated 1965 and later are actaully a sandwich of copper and nickel with copper being ...
Silver Eagles: Uncirculated vs proof vs normal10/30/2006
  Q: Mr. Hylas, Hello, My name is Ciro. I wanted to start investing in silver coins and I decided to buy ...
  A: If you are just looking to buy silver, buy 100 oz. bars, that is the cheapest way to go. If you ...
coin slabbing10/29/2006
  Q: i have some coins that i bought years ago and i want to sell them. recently i was examining them and ...
  A: Spotting on coins comes in different degrees. Black spots on cents and nickels, white spots on ...
1921 silver dollar10/24/2006
  Q: Any answers you might be able to help me with i would sure appreciate it thanks so much shanna ...
  A: The MINT produced 2 types of silver dollars in 1921, one is known as a Morgan Dollar, the other is a ...
coin information10/23/2006
  Q: I have a one dollar silver piece dated 1887 has Eipluribus Unum on the front face of liberty also. ...
  A: Your 1887 Morgan Dollar in used condition is worth about $17 while your Walking Liberty Half Dollar ...
5 cent coin10/19/2006
  Q: both sides of this nickel have the tail stamp and no date. Would like to know any info that you ...
  A: Usually when we see something like this it is because 2 coins were split and then glued back ...
What to do10/18/2006
  Q: Ssssup there Joe, Ifound a wheat penney today in my change. I would like to know if there's any ...
  A: First off, if you don't dee a D or S under the date, it was made in Philadelphia. If it's that beat ...
quarters10/12/2006
  Q: Where is a reputable place to sell the coins?Hi I have a number of quarters that are all silver: ...
  A: if you want, you can ship them to me in NY. Joe Hylas Omega PM 18 Village Square Glen Cove, NY ...
value of Liberty Gold Coin 189910/12/2006
  Q: RE: $20 Liberty Gold Coin 1899. The last time that I sent it to be appraised about 5 years ago (not ...
  A: You never told me the grade of the coin. If the coin grades MS-65 (GEM) it is worth now about ...
20th Anniversary gold Eagle set 3 pcs.10/10/2006
  Q: I recently purchased this set for $ 9000 in 70 grade by ICG claiming first day of issue # 25 of 149. ...
  A: First off, buying from TV is not the most cost effective way to collect coins. NGC coins are worth ...
coins10/6/2006
  Q: I have a collection, several hundred coins, and some paper currency. Mainly Canadian, American, some ...
  A: Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was away at a "Parent's Weekend" and my daughter's ...
misprinted quarter10/6/2006
  Q: I have a quarter that was misprinted. It has Washington's head on both sides. On one side the date ...
  A: Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was away at a "Parent's Weekend" and my daughter's ...
indianhead nickel10/4/2006
  Q: my nickel has no date,can they be dated.when you turn the nickel around is the buffalo upside down
  A: Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was away at a "Parent's Weekend" and my daughter's ...
Coin Value10/4/2006
  Q: My family has a 1960 John F Kennedy $1 dollar coin with the face of jfk on both sides. I would like ...
  A: Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was away at a "Parent's Weekend" and my daughter's ...
1975 Silver Penny10/1/2006
  Q: I have a 1975 Silver Penny. It has a "D" just below the 1975. Is it worth anything? Other than a ...
  A: I could be! We need to know if it is plated with some silver metal or if it is actually made from ...
mis- stamped 2001 New York quarter9/29/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 New York quarter and it looks to be mis-stamped and some of the silver clad is ...
  A: It sounds to be to be damage caused by a coin counting machine. I have seen the extra rim on other ...
1975 Silver-colored penny9/29/2006
  Q: I cam across your site while in search of information on my 1975 silver-colored penny. It seems like ...
  A: There are a few option here. Unfortunately, they all require me seeing the coin, or at least more ...
1912 nickle9/20/2006
  Q: I was getting change back from the vending machine and I received a dull silver coin that looks ...
  A: Liberty Nickels were officially minted from 1883 to 1912. You never see those in circulation ...
my quarter is to thick9/20/2006
  Q: I have a old washington quarter I've had it for years I got it out of a change machine and tried to ...
  A: Can't say I have ever heard of something like that. The us mint is pretty precise when they mint ...
Value of penny collection9/18/2006
  Q: I recently found a penny collection that I started when I was a child (am 56 now). I want to know if ...
  A: We come from the same era. I think every baby boomer had a penny collection, and still does for ...
1943D US penny9/16/2006
  Q: I saw on a site from 2005 someone named Lisa asked you about a 1943D penny with what she saw as a ...
  A: It sound like what you have is a coin that was counterstamped after it left the US Mint. The ...
S Morgan Silver Dallors!9/15/2006
  Q: I have a few questions! While i was at work i came across 2 "s morgan silver dallors" one dated 1900 ...
  A: First off, do not clean the coins. Cleaning the coins will reduce the value. Similar to an antique ...
value of two coins9/14/2006
  Q: what is the value of a 1900 quarter & a 1914 quarter?
  A: What you have are known as "Barber" Quarters. So named after the designer, Charles Barber. This ...
value of penny struck on one side only9/7/2006
  Q: I have a 1977 Lincoln cent that was only struck on the front. How much is it worth. Condition is ...
  A: The coin was altered. When a coin is struck at the mint, the obverse and reverse dies clash ...
METAL ONE CENT COIN9/7/2006
  Q: I WOUL LIKE TO NOW A BUT 1943 METAL ONE CENT COIN
  A: In 1943, US cents were made from zinc coated steel because copper was being used in the war effort. ...
1908 Lincoln Head Penny9/6/2006
  Q: My son has a Lincoln Head Penny that all of us would swear is dated 1908. The 8 appears to be a ...
  A: The did start in 1909. Maybe the coin was altered from a 1938. Get a good magnifier and take a ...
stars on paper money9/5/2006
  Q: i have a friend who is collecting paper money with stars on them, are they worth any more than what ...
  A: Star notes are a favorite with collectors but unless they are old or in mint condition, they really ...
1371 brass???? star of david one side 20 franc other9/3/2006
  Q: I have a coin matching this discription. I have no idea where to begin. I have many other coins in ...
  A: I would guess that the 1371 coin is FRENCH Morocan. They are not rare and the date is different due ...
old dime, penny and silver penny9/1/2006
  Q: I have a 1945 dime. It has a lady on the front with a bird or wing on the side of her head. It says ...
  A: the dime is worth about 70 cents. The 1945 penny is probably a 1943 steel cent. Steel was used ...
1879-S Morgan Dollar8/24/2006
  Q: I have a 1879-S Morgan Silver Dollar. Evidently there are two different designs. There is the 1879-S ...
  A: The reverses are known as "reverse of 1878" and "reverse of 1879" The reverse on 1878 shows 7 ...
Coins8/23/2006
  Q: I am not a collector, but have come across a 1897 U.S. penny. It is in recognizible condition, but ...
  A: The 1897 cent is not rare, it is worth only about $1 in circulated condition. The 1972 US Proof set ...
Value of coin7/5/2006
  Q: I have a dollar coin dated 1888. It has what looks like the Mercury womans's face on the front ...
  A: Morgan Dollars were minted from 1878 through 1904 and then again in 1921. 1888 is a common year ...
Masonic penny7/4/2006
  Q: "I have a Masonic one cent piece. It is copper and has a cupped edge. It is the size of a normal ...
  A: I'm sorry but I have never seen an item like this, so giving you any infor is impossible. You do ...
Error or Missprint Penny7/4/2006
  Q: I have a 2006 penny that does not have the place of print stamped on it (The P or D). Would like to ...
  A: The P or D is supposed to be right under the date. If it is not visible, the error may be cause by ...
Coin identification7/3/2006
  Q: I have a coin that has a ladiy with a bun and above it says trans mississippi exposition Omaha. The ...
  A: What you have is not a coin, it is a medal. Coins must have a denomination such as 50 cents, $1 ...
1964 & older 90% silver coins7/2/2006
  Q: joe, are you aware of any formula to determine the scrap value of 90% us silver coins based on the ...
  A: There really is no set formula, every dealer is different. But as a guideline, there are about 712 ...
Gold (?) Bar6/26/2006
  Q: After my father passed away, I found what may be a gold bar in his lockbox. It's about 5"w x 3" h x ...
  A: If you can fax a picture or scan and email it, I may be able to help. I have been dealing in ...
Miss stamper coin6/26/2006
  Q: My wife has a penny blank that has been stamped as a nickle on both sides. The stamping is off ...
  A: Off metal errors are not terrible rare but they are scarce. Depending upon the condition, it can be ...
shop at home t.v. coins6/16/2006
  Q: I find myself watching coins shows on T.V. and I can't determine if they generally sell their ...
  A: Let's just say that they aren't the cheapest way to buy coins. TV Airtime cost money, big money and ...
1942 penny6/12/2006
  Q: I had a 1943 steel penny in my collector's book. When I went to add the 1943 D steel penny to my ...
  A: First off, never clean coins, it diminishes their value. 1943 pennies are steel, coated with zinc. ...
Great-uncles coin collection.6/12/2006
  Q: I have taken on the challenge of doing something with my great-uncles coin collection. He was ...
  A: Wow, you have a big job ahead of you! To the inexperienced, this could take you many months and ...
coin worth6/12/2006
  Q: what is the worth of Indian head nickles and I have a 1903 dime
  A: For indian head nickels to have any value, you must be able to read all 4 digits of the date. If ...
1943 copper penny6/11/2006
  Q: Is the 1943 copper penny worth alot,something about it being made right after the silver penny ...
  A: The bulk of the production of 1943 pennies were made of zinc coated steel. Only about 50 coins are ...
1848 penny6/10/2006
  Q: My mother gave my siter and I old US pennies. I have one dated 1848 and my sister's is older just ...
  A: I am assuming that this is a US coin. Large cents are quite popular with collectors. Although not ...
pennies6/9/2006
  Q: I found a post 2000 D Lincoln penny that was silver in color. I was wondering if anyone else had ...
  A: Today's pennies are not copper. They are copper plated zinc. One of 2 things may have happened. ...
penney6/5/2006
  Q: What is the difference in value of a 1941(D,S, and P) and a 1943(D,S, and P) penny?
  A: in mint condition, the 1941-P,D,S is listed at .80 1.65 and 1.75 respectively the 1943-P,D,S is ...
Old pennies...6/4/2006
  Q: I have saved my old coins since childhood, about 30 years worth. Most are wheat pennies and I think ...
  A: Pick up a copy of the Guidebook for US Coins by RS Yeoman It lists every US coin ever minted and ...
About 1943 Silver D penny6/1/2006
  Q: I fountd this site during a google search. My step-dad has a coin collection and just got it back ...
  A: The penny is probably zinc plated steel. Copper was being used in the war effort and the cents from ...
Mis-stamped coins5/31/2006
  Q: I have a friend who has a coin that is a 1920 dime on the front and a wheat penny on the back. Could ...
  A: The dime/penny could be real but I would need more information. Is the penny side copper and the ...
Coin appraisal5/29/2006
  Q: My Mother passed away recently and we found a small amount of coins but have no idea of there ...
  A: First off, are there a lot of coins and of what type? Country of origin, denomination, date, etc. ...
US silver proof sets5/28/2006
  Q: Why are the 2001 silver proof sets so much more expensive than the 2000 silver proof sets. I know ...
  A: Certainly mintage plays a part in the rarity of coins, but also popularity. Whenever you get a ...
penny5/26/2006
  Q: i have a 2 1904 Indian Head Cent 1 is smaller then the other and has copy printed on the back why ...
  A: The one with copy is probably a merchant token. This was a common practice for merchants to use a ...
one cent 18975/24/2006
  Q: I have run across an 1897 one cent coin that appears to be made from a metal other than copper. My ...
  A: Unfortunately, without seeing the coin, I can't tell you much. Normally, these are made of copper ...
coin Values5/23/2006
  Q: Joe, I have inherited som coins from my father and wanted to know th value of them, they are the ...
  A: The Peace dollars in used condition are worth $12 ea The Morgan Dollars are $13-14 ea The Ike ...
Bicentennial quarter 1776-19765/20/2006
  Q: I have a bicenntial quarter that looks rather odd. Ole George had a protursion on the end of his ...
  A: No design flaws were noted but that doesn't mean they don't exist. It is possible that the marks ...
PENNY'S WORTH5/19/2006
  Q: I ALSO HAVE A 1975 PENNY WITH THE OUTLINE OF THE UNITED STATES ON IT WITH THE LIBERTY BELL ALSO. ...
  A: Pennies like this are quite common and are not minted this way. Rather, they are counterstamped ...
Mint silver proof sets5/19/2006
  Q: I can buy 2006 Mint silver proof sets for $37.95 plus s/h from the U S Mint. However, I purchased ...
  A: The 2005 sets are probably just leftover stock that a dealer had or a collector is selling off ...
Coin Values5/18/2006
  Q: I am trying to find some information for my Grandma. She has some coins that I am trying to find out ...
  A: I will do the best I can. The 1923 silver dollar is worth about $15. The 2005 and 2003, if they are ...
Silver5/14/2006
  Q: I have a few questions about old coins my grandfather has given to me: 1943 Libery Half-dollar Susan ...
  A: The 3 half dollars are worth $3.50 each The 1889 Dollar is worth between $12 and $30 depending upon ...
coin values5/7/2006
  Q: My brother worked in retail for years and collected coins thru his job. I don;t have a clue as to ...
  A: The 1901 Silver Dollar in used condition is worth about $15 The dimes are common and worth their ...
medallic first day covers5/4/2006
  Q: if I remove the siver medals from the first day covers, are the covers themselves still worth ...
  A: Although stamps are not my area of expertise, from what I have learned, I know this. If the FDC's ...
Steel Penny Mis-stamped5/3/2006
  Q: I have a steel penny that is only stamped on one side. I cannot tell the year since that side is ...
  A: Chances are that the front of the coin has worn away. I say this because the front and back dies ...
VALUE OF MISPRINTED COINS5/2/2006
  Q: How much is a 1924 Silver eagle dollar worth with the back mispelled. In God we Trvst, instead of ...
  A: The designer of the coin took artistic liberty with the word TRUST. They all are spelled with a "V" ...
pennies4/29/2006
  Q: I have a penny that has part of the back of a penny imprinted on Lincolns head-is this unusual?
  A: Yes it is unusual. Without seeing the coin, it sounds like the coin was struck with "clashed dies" ...
another 1975 penny4/24/2006
  Q: I too have run into a 1975 silver penny...it has a liberty bell above the liberty beside Lincoln's ...
  A: Merchants will sometimes "counterstamp" coins with designs for marketing reasons. Maybe your is ...
coins4/19/2006
  Q: Would a quater with a date of 2000 and a P under the date,and an inital on the back that is WC be ...
  A: The 1927 Buffalo Nickel is worth about $1 The 2 dimes are worth about 70 cents each The 1889 Indian ...
Wheat Pennies and Silver Certificates4/8/2006
  Q: Mr Hylas: I recently inherited a large number of wrapped wheat pennies. They have been in my ...
  A: Cline, Wheat pennies seem to be the one thing in life that everyone has but that doesn't mean that ...
1968 Kennedy Halves Mint Bag4/8/2006
  Q: I have a sealed bag of 1968 Kennedy halves that I'm curious as to the value of. The bag is sealed ...
  A: That's a very cool item! Don't open it, and try not to move it too much as moving it makes the ...
value3/28/2006
  Q: what is a 1845 half cent worth ?
  A: Depending upon the condition of the coin, an 1845 US Half Cent has a retail value starting at $500 ...
can you give me an idea as...3/25/2006
  Q: can you give me an idea as to value: uncirculated ms60 (sleeve) 20 silver dollars 1885 o ...
  A: My company is currently buying rolls of Morgans (uncirculated) for between $320 and $400. There is ...
COLLECTION COINS3/4/2006
  Q: Joe Hi, I have a collection of mercury dimes and silver quarters. Im thinking about selling them ...
  A: We'll start with the counting of pennies. There are plastic tubes that hold exactly 50 pennies to ...
Hi Joe, I have what appears...2/26/2006
  Q: I have what appears to be a Barber pattern or test pattern dime. It is dated 1891 (as you know, the ...
  A: Without seeing the coin, it's tough to say what it is. There was a pattern piece dated 1891 but it ...
US/Filipinas Coin2/25/2006
  Q: While going through some old boxes I came across a coin I can not identify. It appears to be copper ...
  A: The Philipines were acquired by the US in 1899 as part of a treaty with Spain ending the ...
One sided penny2/21/2006
  Q: Mr. Hylas, I am a cashier in a grocery store and the other day I opened a roll of pennies from the ...
  A: When a coin is minted, the coin blank (planchet) is struck simultaneously by the front and back ...
Cleaning a collection2/16/2006
  Q: My father had an extenstive coin collection stored in cardboard folders, plastic "pocket" folders, ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about that. What I would do first is gently place the coins in bowl or shallow ...
Error Coin2/15/2006
  Q: I have an 1859 indian head penny with some sort of deformity. It almost looks like the planchet ...
  A: You can send the scan to me at JoeHylas@aol.com Use the subject line ERROR INDIAN As for the ...
Nickel Collecting2/8/2006
  Q: I recently started collecting coins and decided to start with nickels. I'd like to get 1 coin from ...
  A: There are 4 series of nickels: Shield Nickels made from 1866-1883; Liberty Nickels made from ...
Silver colored penny2/4/2006
  Q: I have a 1975 Lincoln Penny that is "silver" colored. I am curious as to whether or not it could be ...
  A: It is possible that the penny was a) Plated with silver or mercury, b) Struck on a planchet (coin ...
1914 war token??? not sure??1/25/2006
  Q: I have this coin that looks like a penny but there aint no licoln on it. there is the number 1 on it ...
  A: Sorry I can't tell you what it's worth but I can tell you that it isn't a war token, it was a trade ...
Eisenhower dollars1/13/2006
  Q: Why was Ike silver dollars not included in 1971 and 1972 mint and proof sets and what exactly is a ...
  A: I really can't tell you why the Ikes were not in the 1971 and 72 mint sets, but This I can tell you. ...
older proof and mint sets1/12/2006
  Q: When did the US mints begin making proof and mint sets and does it hurt the value of an older set if ...
  A: The mint has always produced proof coins, however official proof sets were not introduced until 1936 ...
Selling silver coins1/10/2006
  Q: Hylas I have a small coin collection since i was a kid. I am 50 now and havn't even looked at ...
  A: provided that none of the silver coins are the key date pieces, 520% is a fair offer for a small ...
transporting coins1/7/2006
  Q: Hopefully you can help me with this question. I'm about to inherit a large number of coins (at ...
  A: It may cost more to transport the coins than they are worth. You need to know what type of coins and ...
collecting coins aginst other collectables12/26/2005
  Q: I have a sweet little granddaughter whom i would like to leave something that will grow for her to ...
  A: You have the right idea just the wrong source. The prices on the cable networks, HSN etc are triple ...
Off-center strikes12/15/2005
  Q: I have a collection of about 4000 pennies dating from 1959 till present. In this collection, there ...
  A: I am not an expert on errors but I do know this. The value is based upon what degree of offset the ...
2005-D Error Dime12/9/2005
  Q: I found a 2005-D Dime that is missing almost half of the "silver" plating on the reverse is missing. ...
  A: What you have is a delamination. Since the coins are "sandwiched", one piece of copper between 2 ...
1892 O Barber Dime11/23/2005
  Q: I have a unique coin that I have no idea what it is worth. It is an 1892 O Barber Dime with a cud on ...
  A: Unfortunately, the coin was used to make a "Love Token". It was very popular in the 1800's to ...
why and how much11/20/2005
  Q: I have had a West Virginia Centennial Dollar (yellow plastic) for a lot of years now. I found it ...
  A: It is some sort of a marketing, promotional item. I am not saying it is worthless, simply that I ...
Colorized Coins11/20/2005
  Q: Actually my note is more a Comment than a Question. I think you could have answered his question a ...
  A: You are absolutely correct. Collect what makes you happy, no matter what the upside is. When you ...
unusual V cent11/15/2005
  Q: I have 3 coins, dated 1906, 1907, 1912. The face of coin has a woman's head facing left and there ...
  A: You are right on the money! The V is the Roman numeral for 5 These are known as Liberty Nickels ...
Rare Coin...11/9/2005
  Q: I have a 1944 Mercury Dime that was stamped on a Wheat Penny. Have you ever seen a coin like this? ...
  A: Yes, I ahve seen the, bought and sold them as well. I would have to see the coin to give you and ...
coins10/20/2005
  Q: i am new to coin collecting and i have been buying some $20 gold st. gaudens MS65 . i have been ...
  A: This is the best advice I can give you. Only buy PCGS and NGC. Stay away from the real common ...
coins10/18/2005
  Q: What's the best way for me to sell my coin collection? Thanks.
  A: Tough question. What does the collection consist of? Are the coins certified or not? Are they ...
Colorized coins10/13/2005
  Q: What is your opinion about the colorized coins that are out there? In particular, what about the ...
  A: The colorized coins you refer to are NOT US Mint products, they are everyday coins that have been ...
Where can I go to find the...9/20/2005
  Q: Where can I go to find the value of a 1944 steel, zinc coated penny? I have read that there are only ...
  A: Many non-genuine pieces are known to exist. First off, authenticity would have to be determined, ...
gold coins7/15/2005
  Q: Can you tell me a good online source for buying gold and silver coins. I was using Tulving ...
  A: Krugerrands are the way to go if all you want is bullion at the lowest price. Granted, you will get ...
state tax commission coin7/13/2005
  Q: I have a Arizona State Tax Commision coin. On the back side it has to make change for 1 correct ...
  A: I have seen these tax tokens, however since I only deal in coins and this is considered a token, I ...
Rare Coin?6/27/2005
  Q: I came across a 2000-D Dime that is all copper. Is it a screw up? And is it worth anything?
  A: It sounds like the outer layer of nickel is missing. Yes, it is an error and could be worth a ...
?Gold One Cent?6/11/2005
  Q: Was rolling some penny's today and came across an oddity. 1996D One Cent coin that is golden ...
  A: Sounds like the coin was plated but to be sure, compare the weight of that and a regular penny. You ...
Value of coins6/6/2005
  Q: I have some more coins I am interested in finding out the value (if any). 1st I have an 1836 ...
  A: The 1836 Half Dollar can range from $30 and upto $500 in Mint Condition. A decent example is worth ...
Value/market question5/5/2005
  Q: I have a 1938-D Buffalo Nickel, slabbed, graded by PCGS as MS66. There is a 15 to 20 degree die ...
  A: I am probably the wrong person to ask about die rotations, it is an area that I really don't agree ...
Estate value4/10/2005
  Q: My Uncle's estate has 5 coins - 1877 Indian Head penny & $2.50 gold coins - 1912,13,27,29. Where ...
  A: I don't know where you are located but you need to get them appraised by a coin dealer. You must ...
Lincoln Error3/26/2005
  Q: I found a lincoln cent that Has the memorial building stamped on the face of lincoln do you think ...
  A: The first step is to have the coin certified by ANACS, that's the American Numismatic Authentication ...
Value of silver coins3/16/2005
  Q: What is the value of silver coins doing? Is the present market making an average silver coin (from ...
  A: First off, thanks for the recognition! You question is multipart. To begin with, some coins are ...
Lincoln memoriol penny3/15/2005
  Q: I have a 1994 d lincoln memoriol penny.It is the size of a nickel.It has no sign of being ...
  A: What about the thickness? Is it as thick as a nickel? Is it thinner than a normal cent? Let's not ...
1943D steel wheat3/9/2005
  Q: This 1943D penny has a large D on the front next to the nose and a large one on the back bottom ...
  A: The 2 extra "D"s must have been added by someone after the coin left the mint. My guess is that ...
selling my coins3/7/2005
  Q: how can i sell my rare coins
  A: First off, what type of coins are they? Are they US or foreign? What denomination, grade etc. Do ...
selling a collection3/3/2005
  Q: My dad started my collection when I was very young. I'm now in my sixties, retired, failing sight, ...
  A: I will do it personally for you. I have heard too many stories of retirees being taken advantage ...
Gold coin2/24/2005
  Q: I have a 1866 $20 Gold Liberty with motto. Here are detail pictures: ...
  A: I looked at the picture. Grading a coin by a picture of one side is tough but providing that the ...
Commemorative coins2/22/2005
  Q: I have a 1993 Madison 1 dollar, 1993 Madison 1/2 dollar, 1992 White House 1 dollar, and 1987 ...
  A: This is what your coins list for in Coin Values: Madison Dollar Proof $23 to $40 Half ...
Coin collecting2/21/2005
  Q: I have been purchasing U.S. Uncirculated coin mint sets from the postal commemerative society The ...
  A: In one word, "YES". The stamps are worthless. Go you USMINT.com and order PROOF Sets for half the ...
How do I start collecting the smart way2/9/2005
  Q: I am interested in starting a coin collection. I need some tips on how to start, where to find coins ...
  A: What I suggest to those who want to start a collection, and FINISH it, is this. You have to be ...
STRANGE QUARTER2/5/2005
  Q: My friend got a strange quarter recently in change. The quarter had heads on both sides. One side ...
  A: When a coin is struck, the obverse die and the reverse die strike the coin blank simultaneously, ...
Gen. Joseph Eggleston Johnson Coin2/1/2005
  Q: Whilst my Father was constructing a pool in his back yard to his home, many years ago, we found a ...
  A: Technically, it is not a coin but a medal. Coins must have a denomination stated on them such as 1 ...
Lincoln Wheat Cent Collection1/23/2005
  Q: Are there any rare pennies in the wheat collection? I seem to recall reading about one or two, and ...
  A: In the date range of 1941-1958, look for 1943 pennies made of copper (not steel) and 1955 double die ...
Gold Coins1/8/2005
  Q: A cashier at a Chinese restaurant asked me tonight if I had any gold coins that I wanted to sell. I ...
  A: There are a few things. First, she may just want gold coins for their gold content, with no ...
Unfinished Planchet12/15/2004
  Q: I have 1999 quarter connecticut (p) and the back is copper. I was thinking about putting it on eBay ...
  A: The first thing I would do is have the coin graded and certified by PCGS, then put it on eBay I had ...
non-proof coins11/18/2004
  Q: Hylas, I know very little about coins. I just recently became interested when my husband lost his ...
  A: Dimes, Quarters and Half Dollars dated 1964 or before are 90% silver and as such are worth about 4.5 ...
new collection11/13/2004
  Q: I just started collecting coins about 2 years ago and find that im addicted to it very much my ...
  A: It's tough to say without seeing the coins that you feel are high grade. However, since ANACS has ...
1859 35cent Gold 8 sided Indian coin11/9/2004
  Q: This coin is very smalland is in very good condition. I would be intrested in a ball park estimate ...
  A: Is this a US coin? It doesn't sound familiar. It sounds similar to a California Fractional gold ...
double die coins11/5/2004
  Q: Sir I have numerous Double Die coins and sets. For instance I have a 1960 Proof set in which the ...
  A: The first thing I would do is submit the coins to ANACS for certification and grading. Many times, ...
Silver quarters11/4/2004
  Q: First, thanks for volunteering. I have about 20 lbs of silver quarters (US). I'm sure they have ...
  A: Selling silver quarters is easy. Right now, they are worth about $1 per coin. Since there is ...
what is it?10/27/2004
  Q: I have a us two cent coin with a different obverse design.It has a circle in the middle with a ...
  A: It sounds to me that you have a "love token". Back in the 1800's, suitors would often engrave a ...
Annual Proof sets10/25/2004
  Q: I see where the 2004 silver proof set with the 11 coins in it is worth less than just the 2004 ...
  A: The November issue of CoinValues lists both sets at $45 The only reason that I can think of is that ...
how should i invest 60k in coins10/24/2004
  Q: i'm about to become a new coin collector. i'm 25 years of age and the reason i will be investing in ...
  A: You are correct in realizing the devestating effects inflation has on paper money, and the role hard ...
did the U.S. ever issue a...9/16/2004
  Q: did the U.S. ever issue a 2 cent coin?
  A: The US issued 2 cent pieces from 1864 to 1873. The last 2 years are quite valuable. In the 1800's ...
Value of an old coin9/10/2004
  Q: Can you explain what you mean as far as mint condition?--As to old coins.----------------------
  A: Mint condition means "brand new". The coin would lokk like it was made yesterday and there would be ...
selling coins9/4/2004
  Q: I have some old coins ranging from 1890 silver dollars to roosevelt dimes. The condition ranges ...
  A: There are a few ways to go about this. Certainly, you can take them to a dealer who is listed in ...
wheat back penny8/12/2004
  Q: I have aquiered a bunch of 'wheat back' pennies that are all U.S. 1 of which I belive has the ...
  A: Unfortunately, wheat pennies are quite common. Unless you have a rare date, they aren't worth too ...
silver /copper tarnish7/29/2004
  Q: After a 40 year hiatus, I recently resurrected my boyhood coin collection (circulated American coins ...
  A: Unfortunately, once you scratch or rub a coin, it leaves marks and the coin loses value. Coin ...
selling7/14/2004
  Q: I have proof sets going back to l955- some gold and silver american eagles, etc. I'm looking to sell ...
  A: Personally, I would say sell to a dealer and for these reasons; Selling on EBAY is uncertain, you ...
New collector7/11/2004
  Q: I would love to get started in collecting mint proof sets. What kind of value can I expect from the ...
  A: Honestly, TV coins shows are overpriced. The coins can be acquired cheaper or in a higher grade for ...
Rolled coins7/1/2004
  Q: I was told many years ago by a coin collector that if I bought several rolls of new pennies and put ...
  A: I wish I could tell you that the collector was correct. Unfortunately, those 1975 pennies are worth ...
Currency collecting6/13/2004
  Q: I have a one hundred dollar bill in good condition from the series of 1934. The serial number is in ...
  A: Unfortunately, the notes that you have are common in used condition. I would say, spend them. It ...
Old Coins5/21/2004
  Q: I have in my posession quite a few old coins buffalo head and Indian head nickels, old dimes in the ...
  A: Certainly, something is only worth what someone else will pay for it. But to get a good idea of the ...
Rolled coins5/11/2004
  Q: Have recently purchassed from the mint, 2 rolls of 03 golden dollars p&d, 2 rolls of kennedy halves ...
  A: If you are cherry picking to have the coins slabbed, that's one thing. But if you are breaking the ...
Liberty Head Nickels5/1/2004
  Q: I have recently come across a 1913 Liberty Head Nickel that my father had put away. I'm interested ...
  A: As far as everyone knows, all 5 of the original mintage have been identified. Chances are that it ...
Maybe a rare find4/26/2004
  Q: This weekend I pulled a bunch of change from my pocket and found a 1992 all copper nickel among the ...
  A: Interesting find! Without seeing the coin, I can only guess. Possibly a genuine nickel that has ...
Penny4/22/2004
  Q: I have a 1999 proof set, and the penny in the set has some sort of discolor on the obversize the ...
  A: The discoloration is most likely caused by a contaminent within the holder. It could be something ...
Gold bullion3/24/2004
  Q: I collect gold bullion. Coins and bars. I would like to find a source that would not eat me alive ...
  A: Traditionally, the smaller the bar or coin, the higher the premium over spot price. Simply put, it ...
coins3/4/2004
  Q: In 1993 my uncle passed away, and left my mom a coin collection. He worked at a bank, so we have ...
  A: In order to do this right, the first thing you have to do is make an inventory of the coins, at ...
rare coins??2/13/2004
  Q: My father went fishing and managed to hook a crown royal bag with his pole. Inside were many ...
  A: For all of the US coins, look them up in the Guidebook to US Coins. The dollar coins are worth a ...
i have an error 1968-D Roosevelt dime2/13/2004
  Q: The error is that it has a copper back. Is this rare? Can it even happen? If so how much would it ...
  A: The copper nickel coinage is actually a sandwich with copper in between 2 layers of nickel. What ...
Indianhead Nickels2/13/2004
  Q: Are Indanhead nickels from the 1920s worth anything?
  A: There are some better dates in the 1920's but condition is also important. The common one are worth ...
1855 Gold Coin2/11/2004
  Q: My father recently passed away and we found a box with hundreds of old coins and currency. One ...
  A: Blake and company were gold assayers in the 1800's. They struck these coins because the US ...
I've always been under the...2/1/2004
  Q: I've always been under the impression, that U.S. proof sets should be in excellent condition. I ...
  A: The rotation of the coins nor and nothing to worry about. However, the specks of red felt on the ...
Postmasters of America stamp/coin collection1/31/2004
  Q: I am wondering if you know anything about The Franklin Mint's "Postmasters of America" stamp/coin ...
  A: The set is only worth the metal content of the medals. They are not coins produced by the US Mint. ...

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Ex-Head Precious Metals trader for Deak-Perera International with 42 offices worldwide. Industry experience since 1978. Has worked co-operatively with US Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Austrian Mint, Chamber of Mines of South Africa, World Gold Council and Platinum Guild International. Professioanl numismatist specializing in US Coins. Always buying collections, will travel if size of collection warrants. Website: www.AllCoins.US

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