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Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Questions Answered by Expert Dan Moore

SubjectDate Asked
Washington quarter3/21/2017
  Q: I found an unusual quarter in my change jar. I have tried unsuccessfully to search the Internet to ...
  A: While they were labeled "Front side" and "Back side", they were both the same picture of the back ...
Silver Eagles3/2/2017
  Q: I am getting ready to start collecting the Silver Eagles starting with 1986 release. My question is ...
  A: Over the years, the mints that produced the silver eagles changed, between Philadelphia, San ...
Silver Penny?2/24/2017
  Q: I found a 1983 silver colored penny at work the other day, and I was wondering if you could possibly ...
  A: All pennies dated 1981 or older are composed of almost all copper, with a tiny bit a zinc mixed in. ...
Old silver coin1/20/2017
  Q: while fossicking with my brother outside of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia I found a large round ...
  A: This is not any kind of coin from the U.S. Mint. It is something privately made -- some type of ...
1972 quarter1/19/2017
  Q: My question is this a quarter worth keeping. I just started collecting quarters.
  A: If it's a nice looking coin, and you like it, then keep it. However, there were over 215 million of ...
Modern Double or Triple Die1/18/2017
  Q: Can you please ascertain what has happened to my coin. I have more close up picks of doubling or ...
  A: This is what's known as strike doubling, or die erosion doubling. It happens when the dies get used ...
1982 Error Cent12/16/2016
  Q: I've come across this 1982 cent weighing 2.5 grams I'm I right to think it's an error coin ? Kind ...
  A: 1982 was the crossover year that the mint changed from the mostly copper cents that weighed 31.1 ...
1973 Bicentennial Commemorative metal12/11/2016
  Q: I have one that is Sterling Silver and one that is gold or bronze (not sure). What is there value ...
  A: I assume these have the flip-open cases and paperwork. The silver Samuel Adams & Patrick Henry ...
Doubt10/27/2016
  Q: I have 2 1992 pennies one "d" and "p" ,have you noticed this characteristic on these pennies?? ...
  A: I'm sure this is due to polishing of the dies used to stamp the coins. Polishing wears away the ...
Copper 1995 quarter10/23/2016
  Q: I had a coin person look at it and he said it was not a real copper coin but he offered to buy it I ...
  A: It appears to me that what you have is known as a "missing clad layer" mint error. When the mint ...
Is this an error coin and does it have value10/19/2016
  Q: I have a 1958d penny with a possible error in the date on the number 9.I was wondering if u could ...
  A: This would technically be more like a defect than an error. Over time, the dies used to make the ...
Doubt10/11/2016
  Q: There's any value for Lincoln penny's with different defects,I mean,with bubbles,lines,fat ...
  A: You are correct, generally speaking, minor defects like that sell for about a dollar or less -- the ...
1939 mercury Dime9/18/2016
  Q: ...I received this 1939 mercury dime in a roll of dimes my bank gave me that was a roll a customer ...
  A: Your dime has no mintmark, which means it came from the main mint in Philadelphia. Only the branch ...
George Washington coin8/27/2016
  Q: Hello I'm writing to ask a question about a Cohn I found I have done some research and it appears to ...
  A: I've had dozens of these medals over the years. In fact I have a couple right now. Whether they ...
Silver penny8/12/2016
  Q: I found this penny today and wondered if it was worth any extra money. It has a liberty bell and usa ...
  A: The Liberty Bell, USA, and silver plate were all done to a normal penny at some time after it left ...
1995 Silver Proof Set Error8/1/2016
  Q: I am a very small time collector and my entire collection probably values under $1000. I was born in ...
  A: Since the 1995 proof sets were made well before they started minting the 1996 coins, I find this ...
I have a dime that looks like it has no face.7/22/2016
  Q: 1960 dime...got it on my pocketchange. Any value or insight about how it be ame like this? The ...
  A: I have to believe that all three coins had something happen to them at some point after they left ...
1926 coin7/21/2016
  Q: I have come across and coin that is wheat penny on the back and a 1926 liberty dime on the front? ...
  A: It's impossible for a coin that is made of 2 different types of metal (front & back) to have come ...
$100 bill value7/8/2016
  Q: I have Canadian 1975 Canadian $100 Note in good condition JB1475266 whats the face value of this ...
  A: From what I'm seeing for actual sales on eBay, in circulated condition, they are not getting any ...
Want know value - 1975 Dime no s5/30/2016
  Q: 1975 Dime no s How much is The Value sir
  A: The current value is listed at $200.000 ... HOWEVER the likelihood of you actually having a no-S ...
ncm clad at the wtc ground zero5/29/2016
  Q: 00 from gov mint
  A: Sorry to say David, but they got you good. All that is, is 3 regular silver eagles with about 8 ...
Do I have a collector penny and is it of any value?5/26/2016
  Q: I have a penny that is stamped 1970, it also has the moon landing on it. But the difference that ...
  A: What you have would be more accurately described as a novelty item, made by somebody with a metal ...
US penny3/21/2016
  Q: We have a 2000 penny mint d it has a triangle above the date with the # 33 stamped in the middle of ...
  A: This is something that was done to the penny after it left the mint. It sounds like somebody from a ...
penny coin1/16/2016
  Q: I have a georgivs del gra: britt: omn:rex coin 1916 I have seen images of these on ebay... but none ...
  A: Your coin is from Great Britain. It could be either a 6 pence or shilling -- both have the same ...
1969 d Jefferson nickel1/12/2016
  Q: What grade and value would you estimate my nickel? I know it's rare to find them with steps even if ...
  A: In order for them to get the sought-after designation of full steps -- and thus the big value -- ...
1951-d lincoln wheat cent12/19/2015
  Q: I have a 1951-d cent that appears to have multiple errors. E pluribus unum is written on both sides ...
  A: Without seeing it, and by your description, I would have to say your coin sustained damage at some ...
Old coin12/5/2015
  Q: I found a coin in my house that looks quite valuable altough it seems a little damaged. One ...
  A: You have an 1824 Austrian Silver Thaler. That is the bust of Emperor Francis I on it. The A under ...
1976 Rare/Unusual Quarter11/21/2015
  Q: I have a 1976 Washington Bi-Centennial Quarter. It is very silvery looking and its weight is 5.75gm. ...
  A: Odds are extremely low. Since there were no silver quarters minted in Philadelphia, there would not ...
Valuation of Y2K Commemorative Set11/21/2015
  Q: Inquiring about the approximate value of this item. Purchased as we were entering the Y2K ...
  A: Unfortunately, this was just a gimmick by National Collectors Mint, or whatever company made yours, ...
value of coin collection11/1/2015
  Q: my dad gave me a coin collection. it is from world-wide coin saver club. it contains at least a ...
  A: Without seeing all the actual coins you have, I cannot give you a precise value for your collection. ...
1960d penny10/20/2015
  Q: Can you tell what happened to this penny, and is it worth anything.the front is damaged but it's the ...
  A: What happened is that somebody with too much time on their hands either stuck 2 pennies into a ...
Georgia Quarter10/8/2015
  Q: i have 1788 quarter issuedin Gorgia i think its a colonial issue from what i read online is it worth ...
  A: Assuming you have the quarter pictured here : ...
sacagewea coins10/7/2015
  Q: I have 2 Sacagewea coins that do not have dates or mint marks on them. On the back of one is the ...
  A: Just like the Presidential Dollars, these Native American coins have the date & mintmark on the edge ...
(16) 1964 Silver JFK Half Dollars9/12/2015
  Q: I have 16 of these coins that are all marked with a D mint marking on the back. FG marking is also ...
  A: While the coins look nice, they cannot be the accented hair variety -- that variety only occured on ...
2000 Massachusetts quarter9/4/2015
  Q: I found a 2000 Massachusetts quarter that looks like maybe a copper color is there anything special ...
  A: Not sure exactly why it has taht color, but it's probably just due to environmental exposure -- ...
1944 S walking liberty9/1/2015
  Q: My very good friend was cleaning up what her mother had left her (God rest her soul) and she found ...
  A: During World War 2, the U.S. Mint produced a LOT of coins -- more than any period in time before ...
Washington Quarter Double die 20038/30/2015
  Q: I recently found a 2003 Washington Quarter Maine Proof in my change, and it is a Cameo and it has ...
  A: There is no known doubled die for the Maine quarter, so I have to assume it's some kind of strike ...
1889 Morgan dollar misprint8/1/2015
  Q: Is this a common mistake. Can't see a mint mark
  A: This coin was altered, after it left the mint, for use in either some piece of jewelry or for some ...
1791 silver coin7/16/2015
  Q: Can you send me photos of all the coins you know of the that were minted that year? Also is it a ...
  A: Hey Seth, The best thing you could do is to go to www.ebay.com and do a search for 1791 in the coin ...
old coins or not?6/12/2015
  Q: I found some old coins or not so old. I don't know if they all silver but I do see some copper on ...
  A: Any dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollars that are dated 1964 or older are going to be 90% ...
2009A USA 100 Bill Error Note5/20/2015
  Q: I thought I show you my new find. Its looks like a USA mint error.The Ink matchs with the Bill. It ...
  A: I don't know what that is on Franklin's nose, but it does appear that you have found an offset ...
1983 silver penny5/7/2015
  Q: I have a 1983 silver penny. Don't stick to the magnet.solid no copper outlining need some help ...
  A: The metal in question is zinc. In 1982, the mint switched the composition of pennies from almost ...
1990 S Lincoln No S cent5/6/2015
  Q: I have attached what I believe is a 1990 No S cent Lincoln penny. I believe to be worth anywhere ...
  A: You can go ahead and spend this one -- it's just a regular issue penny from the Philadelphia Mint. ...
Morgan silver dollar5/3/2015
  Q: I have a 1921 morgan silver dollar that appears to be uncirculated. It has a perfect hole near the ...
  A: Unfortunately, it's not good news. Somebody just drilled a hole in it (after it left the mint). ...
1941 slanted 1 wheat penny4/29/2015
  Q: I was looking thru some old pennies and came across a 1941 wheat that has a slanted 1. I saw your ...
  A: The post you refer to was from a different expert answerer. Anything like this that I've ever had ...
coin value4/26/2015
  Q: I got a silver 1885s seated liberty dime in good con. and i would like too know the value of coin.
  A: Without seeing it, I can only go by your description. In grade GOOD, it has a dealer value of about ...
coins4/22/2015
  Q: I have an 1945s missing TRUST in God We Trust and a 1975 no "s" dime are either of the coins worth ...
  A: Without seeing them, there's little I can say, other than, the missing TRUST is likely caused by ...
No-Edge Dime 1981 P4/16/2015
  Q: I have this dime that the outside edge was never finish by the mint. the face and back are perfect ...
  A: Sorry, but this coin was altered after it left the mint. The reeded edge on a dime comes from the ...
Dime Error4/6/2015
  Q: There is a ridge (almost like the die was cracked). Here are a few pictures of the dime. If you ...
  A: It looks like a planchet lamination error - a defect in the making of the coin blank, causing the ...
DCAM vs SCAM3/29/2015
  Q: I understand the letters "DCAM" stand for "Deep Cameo" type of coin (1970-S Wash. quarters), but ...
  A: In my many years of experience, I've seen CAM (cameo), DCAM (deep cameo), and UCAM (ultra deep ...
1966 Lincoln cent struck on 10 cent planchet. "mint error"3/28/2015
  Q: I have a 1966 Lincoln cent struck on a 10 cents planchet. I have been trying to find the value of ...
  A: Being conservative about your coin grade-wise, assuming it to be in AU (Almost Uncirculated) ...
delaware quarter3/22/2015
  Q: i have a Delaware quarter. when you hold it with the president looking at you, i.e. president head ...
  A: Debbie, It all depends on how you flipped the coin. If you flipped the coin top-to-bottom, then ...
The difference between the two?3/18/2015
  Q: Can you please tell me why these two year 2000 quarters look different... In appearance. Please.
  A: The coin on the left is a regular business strike from the Denver Mint ("D" mint mark"). The coin ...
1980 distorted dime3/17/2015
  Q: I see you answered a similar question back in 2006. I have a 1980 dime with a distorted face. The ...
  A: Usually what happened to your coin is caused by it being exposed to heat -- like maybe it was in a ...
Value of my old silver dollars3/15/2015
  Q: I have just lucked across 2 silver dollars & have veeified they are truly silver from 2 pawnshops ...
  A: While your coins may be made of silver, that does not guarantee that they are genuine. You will ...
1873 Sitting lady Liberty Coin3/13/2015
  Q: Just got a question about this old coin I got some time ago it's an 1873 Sitting lady Liberty Coin ...
  A: After blowing them up and comparing the coin to pictures of a genuine coin, I have doubts about ...
penny misprint3/11/2015
  Q: I was looking through some pennies I had and I came across one that appeared to be a 1976 and I am ...
  A: You're right, it is a 1976 penny. What you're seeing in the date was just something caused by ...
two-faced quarter3/7/2015
  Q: how does a disabled vet find someone to validate/certify a quarter received from the bank that has ...
  A: Here's a good article on how these magician coins are made : ...
1990 -d penny2/27/2015
  Q: I was wondering if you can tell me if this is a dd? Yes... I know it's a1990 -d penny... And that's ...
  A: This is not die doubling, but rather strike doubling, caused by erosion of the die from overuse, ...
1893 Colombian Exposition Quarter Dollar2/19/2015
  Q: This coin was in a box of coins at my grandfather. It is from the 1893 Worlds Fair, Columbian ...
  A: You have what is known as an Isabella Quarter -- made by the U.S. Mint for the Columbian Exposition. ...
1970S ERROR CENT2/18/2015
  Q: Could I please interest you in looking at this error penny still in the cello that it came in from a ...
  A: From what I can tell, it looks like that coin came in contact with something that left those marks ...
double die?2/17/2015
  Q: This is a 1992-D US Lincoln Penny, could you please look at this for me and some how educate me if ...
  A: It looks to me like the coin "chattered" (vibrated) while being stamped, causing that doubled image. ...
Dime seen in "Strike it rich with pocket change"2/2/2015
  Q: Im wondering the value of a dime such as the one seen in "strike it rich with pocket change"(1974 ...
  A: Well, the good news is you definitely have a clashed die dime -- the bad news is you're not going to ...
2012 silver proof set2/1/2015
  Q: Why is the 2012 silver proof set worth more than all but one of the other sets? Sorry but i couldn't ...
  A: It's simply supply & demand. When the sets came out, they made a much lower number of them, and ...
1971 longmont centennial coin1/27/2015
  Q: I was just hoping to know anything about this coin. I have never seen one. If there is any way you ...
  A: This copper/nickel medal was made in 1971 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the city of ...
US trade dollar 18751/26/2015
  Q: I recently found a US trade Dollar dated 1875, and after some searching I found that there are 3 ...
  A: It looks like you have an 1875-S -- a more common variety minted at the San Francisco mint -- the S ...
1904 coin1/19/2015
  Q: I have a 1904 $20 piece that I am attempting to value. The problem I'm running into is that all of ...
  A: Sorry but what you have is a fantasy replica coin. You're right, it's not gold, but rather some ...
1966 Silver Penny1/8/2015
  Q: I saw a post here before where a writer asked about this same coin. The advice was to weigh the ...
  A: If your penny weighs 2.0 grams, then it likely was struck on a foreign planchet -- the U.S. Mint ...
Possible Double struck dime?1/5/2015
  Q: I have had this mercury head dime for several years and have always wondered whether this is a ...
  A: Nope, this did not happen at the mint. Somebody altered it to be used as a pin, cuff link, tie bar, ...
is my coin rare1/5/2015
  Q: I have a non minted seated 1872 Philadelphia silver dollar that has 14 stars. the coin is in ...
  A: Without seeing it, I cannot give you a precise value. However, in decent circulated condition, with ...
Old Foreign Coins1/2/2015
  Q: We found several old foreign coins in my aunt's attic. How would I go about selling them? I have ...
  A: You could try taking them to a coin show to see if any dealers are interested. You'll have better ...
1985-D/? Lincoln cent12/29/2014
  Q: Good day Ron, I've only been collecting US coins for about a year, but just recently started to ...
  A: It looks to me like that extra image was caused by a contact hit, pushing the surface medal outward, ...
1946 dime head with wheat penny back12/4/2014
  Q: Is this real and is it of any value? I have an image on my phone if you would like to see
  A: Sorry Sharon, that's just a manufactured novelty item known as a magician's coin, made by altering ...
Hamilton Mint 10 Commandments Charter Edition11/27/2014
  Q: I was rifling through my parents attic searching for some possible Ebay treasure from my childhood ...
  A: While it's a beautiful set, and a limited mintage, you'll be hard pressed to find anyone willing to ...
1983 D copper penny11/22/2014
  Q: iv found a 1983D penny the weight is 2.3grams so iv done the drop test a good few times and it has ...
  A: Anything is possible, but in order for it to be a copper planchet, at 2.3 grams, it would have to be ...
Twelve Great American Silver & Gold Medals11/12/2014
  Q: Dan: I recently purchased these medals in a box of coins and medals. I have 9 of the 12... I was ...
  A: I don't know who told you they were stamped-on gold medals, but they were pulling your leg. Each of ...
Coin id11/10/2014
  Q: I have acquired a coin the noboby not even Philly mint can id side a " LIBERTY on top " with 7 ...
  A: What you have is not a "coin", but rather a silver bullion art round. It's not a spendable coin for ...
1/2 stamped quarter10/31/2014
  Q: Sir, thank you for responding to my question. Attached are the pictures, one of each side, and the ...
  A: Sorry but that's not a mint error -- that coin did not come from the mint like that. Somebody took ...
1871 us dollar coin10/19/2014
  Q: My dad had this coin for a while and he wanted to see how much it's worth but could not find a ...
  A: You guessed it -- it's a counterfeit. It's a modern replica of an 1871 Trade Dollar Pattern, worth ...
regarding the no s 1968 dime...((I wish)):)10/9/2014
  Q: I was reading more about the no S 1968 dime. And I copied something that I'm confused about. I was ...
  A: What they are saying is that there have only been 15 total pieces of this no-S dime ever submitted ...
1968 no S dime10/9/2014
  Q: .. I have had this dime for sometime now. Knowing I need to ask someone about it... Before I spend ...
  A: If it were taken out and spent, by the time it got worn down as much as your coin is, it would be ...
question9/29/2014
  Q: i have 1971 sealed mint set, i would like to know if i should keep them in the original packing or ...
  A: It depends on what you want to do with the sets -- are you looking to sell them in the future, or ...
Monete Liberia9/27/2014
  Q: I collect silver coins on Railways. Where can I find pictures of the coins of Liberia in 2001, 2002, ...
  A: There are tons of these coins constantly listed on Ebay all the time. You could do searches there ...
penny9/13/2014
  Q: My daughter has a penny that looks like a saucer sled on the head side the color is different it ...
  A: It sounds like someone has done some grinding or sanding on your coin. Modern pennies are made ...
Working.man@usa.net9/7/2014
  Q: I found a penny that looks as though it is a misprint. It doesn't have the Lincoln head or a date on ...
  A: It looks like you may have an error known as a brockage -- caused when an already minted coin fails ...
Presidential coins never circulated9/1/2014
  Q: I have 12 packs of "gold" never circulated coins in sealed plastic tubes. Presidents - George ...
  A: Those coins did not come from the mint that way. Some company assembled those "sealed" tubes and ...
error nickel...Monticello building on BOTH SIDES8/23/2014
  Q: I found a nickel today that has monticell Building on both sides..no mint mark so must be after ...
  A: What you have is a manufactured novelty item known as a Magician's Coin. 2 normal nickels were ...
liberty twenty dollar mcmv118/8/2014
  Q: I have a liberty twenty dollar mcmv11 I would like to knoe if it is worth any thing
  A: Assuming what you have matches the coin pictured here : ...
Mis struck US dime8/6/2014
  Q: My mother in law left us a coin that appears to be a mis struck dime. I'll try to describe it as ...
  A: It sounds like a capped strike, where this coin got stuck in the press and another blank got ...
2004 D Texas Quarter8/6/2014
  Q: I found a 2004 D Texas Quarter but it appears to be solid copper. It does not have any silver ...
  A: Sorry, but to me it just looks like it's been exposed to something to make it change to that color. ...
I think I have no s penny7/26/2014
  Q: I found this penny in plain and i went on the internet because it looked different and I found out ...
  A: The 1990 no-S penny you refer to is a mirrored proof coin, available only in mint-issued proof sets. ...
Rolled Dollar Coins6/18/2014
  Q: I have 48 rolls of unopened Presidential Dollar coins from George Washington forward until they ...
  A: While there are several known errors -- like missing edge letters on Washington & Adams, and doubled ...
Sacajawea Gold Coin "No Date on obverse or side"6/13/2014
  Q: I have a Sacajawea/Haudenosaunee Confederation Gold Coin a "2010" release. The coin does not ...
  A: The 2010 Native American dollar -- with the bundle of arrows as pictured here : ...
2014 Quarter Error6/12/2014
  Q: I have a 2014 P Shenandoah Quarter that I just got from the bank in a regular roll of mixed ...
  A: The indentation on the Washington side of the coin was caused by a rolling/wrapping machine that was ...
W mint marks ?5/28/2014
  Q: I have a mercury dime and a walking liberty both uncirculated but with the "w" mint mark. Does this ...
  A: Assuming you are seeing this "w" on the front of the dime, and the back of the half, this is not the ...
silver coins5/27/2014
  Q: Dan, thank you for my answers on zinc pennies. I have a few more coins to ask about.... We(family) ...
  A: 1922, 23, and 24 are common dates for Peace dollars -- each are worth about $20 1921, if it's a ...
1974 D Penny Error5/25/2014
  Q: I recently stumbled upon a 1974 D penny where Lincoln head is shaped like he is wearing a Jewish cap ...
  A: There were several different types of alterations inflicted on Lincoln cents back in the '70s -- ...
1931 US quarter5/23/2014
  Q: My husband found a 1931 US quarter in our driveway. It's in poor condition, but the date is easy to ...
  A: You have either an altered coin (like maybe a 1934 that was altered to look like 1931), or a ...
1943d zinc penny5/20/2014
  Q: it stuck to a magnet? that was one of the tests suggested, is it worth finding someone to check it ...
  A: The 1943 penny is actually made of steel and coated with zinc -- that's why it sticks to a magnet -- ...
jefferson nickel error5/11/2014
  Q: I FOUND A 2006D JEFFERSON NICKEL THAT HAS THE PORTRAIT OF PRESIDENT JEFFERSON ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ...
  A: Sorry but that's just a manufactured novely magician's coin, made by altering two normal coins and ...
Oklahoma quarter4/29/2014
  Q: I found an oklahoma state quarter, 2008. There isn't any ribbing around the quarter, it is a smooth ...
  A: It could be 1 of 2 things : 1) somebody altered it by filing or bangin the edge smooth -- no value ...
1950 D penny and 1963 S penny4/23/2014
  Q: I have a 1950 D Lincoln penny and a 1963 D Lincoln penny. These Pennys are uncolored. They appear ...
  A: Unfortunately, these are nothing special -- somebody has just electroplated them -- something that ...
offset 1980 nickel4/12/2014
  Q: I am inquireing , about a nickel I have , based on the following , 1980 [p] ,offset 20 to 30 percent ...
  A: It's absolutely legal -- no worries there. Prettymuch the only coins that are illegal, are those ...
US State Quarters3/28/2014
  Q: I have the complete set of uncirculated state quarters, what is the value of this collection?
  A: Assuming you have the 100-coin P & D mint set, I sell these sets for $80 -- they don't sell very ...
dubble die reverse in blue.3/19/2014
  Q: I have a 1996 -D penny that is doubled,the odd part about it is that the parts that are doubled are ...
  A: What you have is not actually die doubling, but rather a form of strike doubling, caused by the coin ...
1940 wheat3/17/2014
  Q: looking thru my wheat pennys came upon a 1940 missing the u in Unum on back. any value? thanks
  A: Missing letters like this are usually caused by machine grease getting into the stamping die and ...
1976 one dime3/15/2014
  Q: I have a us one dime dated 1976, when the head is up when you turn it over the torch an the trees ...
  A: In a nutshell, it depends on how you flipped it. If you are looking at it with the head ...
Morgan Dollar3/11/2014
  Q: I'm in the Army station in Germany and at a local German flea market a gentleman had a box of coins ...
  A: While I have not seen this specific item before, I can assure you that it did not come from the U.S. ...
2010 Roosevelt dime 1-side gold3/9/2014
  Q: I found a 2010 Roosevelt dime. The back side of the dime is gold, not tarnished. The dime looks gold ...
  A: If your coin is gold plated on one side, then that is something that would have happened after the ...
1968 aluminum quater3/4/2014
  Q: Mike again about that 1968 quarter,had it weighed and it was 4.0grams any idea on this. went to ...
  A: I'm prettymuch stumped now too. The only thing I can offer is that the U.S. Mint has been striking ...
penny / dime2/27/2014
  Q: We found a coin that has one side as a back of a penny and the other side is the back of a dime. I ...
  A: If the coin is all one color on both sides, and shows remnants of both designs on both sides, it ...
1968 quarter2/15/2014
  Q: I've got a 1968 quarter that is lighter than a silver quarter and also sounds different than a ...
  A: The last year for silver quarters was 1964. So your 1968 quarter should be made from a copper core, ...
A Lincoln Cent with no prints on it.2/13/2014
  Q: how are ya? Now,in Washington DC.I am continuing my Treasure Hunt. Here its a bit dry spells,but I ...
  A: From what it sounds like, you found a combination of errors -- first an unstruck planchet, and ...
old paper bill from 18642/6/2014
  Q: Good evening,can you tell me the value of Richmond dolar from 1864 year ... I have three paper bill ...
  A: Sorry but with so many copies, replicas, and couterfeits in existance, there is no way to evaluate ...
One sided penny2/5/2014
  Q: I have a 1975 penny that only hAs a heads side. Opposite side is smooth. Is this rare or maybe worth ...
  A: Your penny has undergone the first step in creating a novelty 2-headed coin. Somebody ground the ...
Rare oval shaped silver coin1/14/2014
  Q: I have an inquiry. My grandfather gave me a coin when I was a baby and I want to know what it is ...
  A: This is a commemorative souvenir from the Statue of Liberty 100th anniversary celebration. It's a ...
Rainbow nickel1/8/2014
  Q: I have another question. I searched rainbow nickels and they have some pretty high prices. Can you ...
  A: If the toning is natural (not intentionally added) and it has lots of pretty colors, there are a ...
State quarter double stamp?1/7/2014
  Q: I work at a grocery store and I grab any unusual coin or paper money I can get my hands on. I ...
  A: It's almost impossible to tell when your quarter became the way it is -- whether it was done at the ...
Peace dollar1/3/2014
  Q: I have a 1922 peace dollar and I want to know if it is high releif. And I want to know the value of ...
  A: In my opinion it is not high relief, just a decent UNC. Value at $25 to $30 You can see a picture ...
1797 SILVER DOLLAR12/29/2013
  Q: Subject: 1797 Silver Dollar My apologizes, but I know little to nothing about coins and wish to ...
  A: In 1797, the number of stars was increased to sixteen -- either 9X7 or 10X6. The mintage was the ...
Miss struck dime12/28/2013
  Q: I found a 2012 Philadelphia minted dime that has a thick roll at the top and no roll at the bottom ...
  A: In the production of the coin, there is a metal collar that goes around the coin when it is being ...
1995 $10 bill missing 3rd strikes on front face12/22/2013
  Q: I also have a 1995 $10 bill missing almost everything on the left and right front of the bill. No ...
  A: Yes, your note does appear to be missing the third (green) print -- no serial numbers, no seal, etc. ...
Silver Dollar 189012/1/2013
  Q: I have a 1890 one dollar coin I'd like to know the value of. It is in mint perfect condition. I had ...
  A: A nice, mint condition 1890 Morgan dollar will be worth $60 to $70. If you pay the money to send it ...
coin11/29/2013
  Q: i have a 1776 contenital silver dollar in very good condition whatd it worth.thank you have a good ...
  A: There are thousands of replicas of this coin out there and almost none of the real coins. Without ...
1788 Quarter11/28/2013
  Q: Just found a quarter dollar. No date on front just on back 1788. It has G. Washington on the ...
  A: It sounds like the New York quarter from the 50 States Quarter program. It was issued in 2001 -- it ...
1863 coin11/21/2013
  Q: I have a coin from 1863. On one side it reads "The Flag Of Our Union".. On the other side of this ...
  A: You have what is known as a Patriotic Civil War Token. During the Civil War there was considerable ...
coins value11/18/2013
  Q: I have some old dimes. 1920,1929,1935,1936,1937,1941&1944. i was wondering if they are worth more ...
  A: All the coins in your list, date 1929 or newer, are considered common, when they are in circulated ...
Connecticut Copper11/13/2013
  Q: I discovered a Connecticut Copper (Auctori Connec) dated 1777. There is no American coinage under ...
  A: Edwin, The first Connecticut Coppers were minted in 1785. So unfortunately, if you have an Auctori ...
Determining value10/31/2013
  Q: Dan,when I broke open my piggy bank, I invested in the "red book" to check for rare coins. None of ...
  A: Best thing I can suggest is to attend a local coin show and see if any of the dealers there are ...
$20 from 192810/30/2013
  Q: I have a $20 from 1928. It is a #10 with a serial number J00870487A. I was wondering the value. ...
  A: Generally speaking, 1928 Federal Reserve Notes in worn condition are only worth a couple dollars ...
coin value10/14/2013
  Q: I have 2 coins ; the first one says E-PLURIBUS-UNUM on the front side and does not have a date on ...
  A: The first one is not technically a coin, but rather a silver round, used for buying and selling ...
error or fake?10/6/2013
  Q: I found this dime that has a raised edge on both sides with no ridges, its a little dull in the ...
  A: It's neither an error nor a fake -- it's been altered. Somebody took something like a large spoon ...
Two headed quarter10/4/2013
  Q: I noticed that a Shawn wrote to you about a two headed quarter. This was 2007 I believe. Well I ...
  A: The way they make these 2-headed coins now is different from the old way. Instead of slicing it in ...
1863 civil war token10/1/2013
  Q: I am curious to know what u can tell me about my token i found. I have been looking every where to ...
  A: The mark is the letter "L", for "Lovett", the designer Robert Lovett's initial. The Lovett family ...
the national bicentennial medal10/1/2013
  Q: I have a national bicentennial medal. This medal weighs 260 grams. It looks pewter, but then I was ...
  A: It is definitely Sterling silver -- .925 fine. Here's a picture of the original order form : ...
1974 Lincoln penny9/27/2013
  Q: I recently opened a roll of pennies and found one 1974 penny with only one side , the face side of ...
  A: Sorry Glenn, but all you have is half of a manually altered magician's coin. Along with this piece, ...
Is a 1973 s D D. penny rare?9/24/2013
  Q: Yes, I am very new at this. Not saving my coins but researching them. Someone just told me that my ...
  A: My best guess is that they were referring to "Doubled Die". That is where one of the dies used to ...
Dime missing last digit on date9/16/2013
  Q: Dan I was interested to know how collectible a dime is that is missing the last digit in the date? ...
  A: This missing digit is usually caused by either overpolishing of the dies or a foreign substance ...
RFK and JFK commemorative token/coin9/10/2013
  Q: 1 3/8" non-currrency[?] coin with both RFK and JFK heads overlapped and facing left encircled by ...
  A: I did find one that recently sold on eBay. It sold via a best offer, so I cannot see the exact ...
1883 Gold Kalakaua I King of Hawaii coin8/30/2013
  Q: I have an 1883 gold hawaiian 1 D Akahi Dala. On the front it has "Kalakaua I King of Hawaii 1883" ...
  A: Sorry but that is just a gold colored modern replica coin. There have been several of these sold on ...
1799 Dollar8/28/2013
  Q: I would like to know how much a 1799 dollar coin is worth the coin is in good condition
  A: The big question is if the coin is real -- there are more fakes out there than there are real ones. ...
1970's Silver Ducks Unlimited coins8/26/2013
  Q: I inherited a set of 1970's Ducks Unlimited silver coins. There are 20 coins in the set. What would ...
  A: That is a neat set, and being Ducks Unlimited, it has significant popularity. So you should be able ...
1884 S Morgan Silver Dollar8/22/2013
  Q: I recently bought an 1884 S Morgan and sent it in to ANACS to be graded. It came back graded as an ...
  A: Unfortunately, the impact is quite significant. The value of the 1884-S goes up geometrically for ...
mint error?8/15/2013
  Q: Recently broke my foot, and have many hours of down time. Ordered a few book, researched online, ...
  A: That certainly does look like extra metal on that coin. Assuming there is no corresponding dent on ...
Coin Collection in Frames8/13/2013
  Q: I inherited my dad's coin collection and there are several framed collections (The Presidents ...
  A: Unfortunately, the news is not good. I'm familiar with these sets, and what they are is just common ...
bicentennial quarter flaws8/12/2013
  Q: I found a bicentennial quarter that appears to have some kind of double strike. It has a ring around ...
  A: I have seen this before. It is something that happened after the coin left the mint. It's caused ...
Double Denomination Coin8/11/2013
  Q: I came into possession of the coin in 1977...it is a dime which appears to have then been struck ...
  A: If the coin has truly been struck twice -- once with the penny die and once with the dime die -- it ...
silver/copper dime8/7/2013
  Q: hello i got a dime in some change today and in it was a 2013-p dime and on the backside of the dime ...
  A: What you have is known as an unfinished planchet error -- AKA missing clad layer. Dimes are cut ...
1910 D G04 penny8/7/2013
  Q: I was very pleased with your quick and accurate answer last time and have another question. I have ...
  A: Sorry but without seeing it, I cannot offer any definite opinion. What I can say is that there were ...
1961 full steps nickel8/6/2013
  Q: I have a 1961 proof full step nickel and am curious of its value. Thanks for your time, I can't ...
  A: Full steps on a proof is not that unusual -- they use extra pressure and stamp the coin multiple ...
Value of Kennedy half dollars8/2/2013
  Q: I have a number of Kennedy half dollars and I would like to determine which ones are more valuable. ...
  A: Sorry Pete, but other than a few silver proofs, none of the Kennedy halves have any significant ...
15 morgan silver dollars- value7/31/2013
  Q: all b/u condition; 1878-s, 1879;s, 1883-0, 1884-0, 1885-p, 1885-0, 1887-p, 1888-p, 1896-p, 1899-0, ...
  A: In reviewing your list, all the dates you mention are considered common. So in uncirculated ...
Susan B. Anthony dime, circa. 19107/31/2013
  Q: Just curious, unearthed a mint coin. Please reply. Possibly mercury, I am sure it is silver.
  A: If it's a U.S. dime, and it's dated 1910, then it's known as a Barber dime -- named after Charles ...
value of 1923 german mark7/24/2013
  Q: i have a old german mark dated august 11 1923 serial number 134766 what is the value
  A: Sorry Richard, but that old currency (known as inflation money) is prettymuch wallpaper. They ...
one cent united states of america 18777/22/2013
  Q: Greetings for the Day, I seek your help in understanding my coin "one cent united states of america ...
  A: Unfortunately, your coin is not real. You can see pictures of a real one here : ...
Rosevelt Dimes7/15/2013
  Q: I have two questions 1) I noticed looking through my dimes that the earlier years that the word ...
  A: 1) I have not studied the LIBERTY location on dimes, so I really can't add anything to your ...
Stamped nickel7/15/2013
  Q: I have a 2006 nickel stamped with a Masonic symbol. Does it have any value?
  A: These modern Masonic stamped coins are used like membership cards. There are so many of them out ...
1886 silver dollar7/8/2013
  Q: It is a Liberty's head 1886 silver dollar with no mint code below the bow. Its condition is, to me, ...
  A: Yes, it is a Morgan Dollar -- that was the only type minted that year. Having no mintmark means it ...
1886 silver dollar7/7/2013
  Q: I have an 1886 Liberty head silver dollar. It does not have a mint letter. It looks to me to be in ...
  A: Morgan Dollars are called that because they were designed by George T. Morgan. Yours is a Morgan ...
2004 TEXAS QUARTER7/4/2013
  Q: I HAVE A 2004 TEXAS QUARTER WHICH HAS ALL STAR ALBERT PULJOIS ST LOUIS ON IT YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE ...
  A: What you have is a normal quarter that somebody melted a plastic sticker onto. You can find these ...
Coins7/2/2013
  Q: I have a few coins I inherited and I know nothing about them. I have a Estados Unidos Mexicandos ...
  A: That Elizabeth DDG Regina is worth $2, but only in Canada -- If you know any Canadian snowbirds down ...
U.S. quarters6/25/2013
  Q: What year quarters are most collectable,ie.,the top five?Thanks!
  A: Randy, Most collectible is a matter of opinion, so what I'll do is point you to three websites -- ...
1950 Hundred Dollar Bill D6/18/2013
  Q: I Have A 1950 Hundred Dollar Bill Its Perfect No Wear, Folds ,Or Tears Uncerclated Looks Brand ...
  A: While the Currency Dealer Newsletter lists your note at $125, it's very difficult to find a dealer ...
1975 dime6/15/2013
  Q: I have a 1975 dime that does not seem to have a mint mark on it. It's in good condition, my mother ...
  A: Sorry, but unless it is a mirrored proof, it's just a normal dime from the Philadelphia Mint. They ...
value of a coin6/10/2013
  Q: I recently acquired an Indian head silver dollar. On the back it has olive branches on each side and ...
  A: Sorry but this is not a real coin. The only real silver dollar from 1851 looks like the one ...
1975 Dime NO MINT6/9/2013
  Q: Can you please take a look at this. I know its worth a lot if authentic.
  A: Sorry but this is just a normal 1975 dime made at the Philadelphia Mint. P mintmarks were not added ...
Help with kennedy dbl head find with pics6/4/2013
  Q: So as much research as ive done , I kept being led to this site..I cannot see Any sign of out of ...
  A: You have what's known as a magician's coin -- made by altering two normal coins and gluing the ...
Penny Stamped on only one side6/1/2013
  Q: I ran across a 1985D penny with the wear commensurate with a penny of that age. However the back ...
  A: Sorry Jamie, but it did not come from the mint that way. You have half of a magician's coin. ...
Pennies5/23/2013
  Q: I recently became interested in collecting older pennies, more specifically pre-1964. First of all, ...
  A: Cleaning coins is bad. If you try to get the mint red color back on a circulated (worn) coin, ...
New Hampshire mis-strike5/19/2013
  Q: I came across a New Hampshire quarter that is struck off center. The "U" in United States is almost ...
  A: You have what's known as an off-center strike error. What actually happened to your coin is that it ...
1999 Error Cent and DDO File#0304A5/9/2013
  Q: Sir,I just found this coin this morning. I hope its a Real US Mint Error coin. Note:The Date the ...
  A: While it's interesting, this is something that was done to the coin after it left the mint. If it ...
misprint 1986 D penny4/29/2013
  Q: I have a 1986 D penny without the copper coating. I sent this coin out to a reputable grading ...
  A: There's nothing that the Mint will do for you -- your only option is to send it to a different ...
Susan B. Anthony Misprint?4/28/2013
  Q: I really don't no much about coins, but I spotted and picked up a 1980 Susan B Anthony Dollar. It ...
  A: It all depends on which way you're flipping the coin. The normal orientation for all U.S. coins is ...
2002 unplated penny4/23/2013
  Q: my son found a 2002 penny and it is silver coloring could it be valuable
  A: The Mint buys its penny blanks from an outside supplier. Occasionally the end of the strip that the ...
mexico paco4/20/2013
  Q: I have a Mexico paco 500 and dated 1987 is that worth anything.And also do you by any chance no ...
  A: Your Mexico 500 peso coin is worth about 25 cents. Iraqi dinars are currently trading at a rate of ...
1999 TDO (Triple Dye Obverse) File#02814/18/2013
  Q: Sir,I found this 1999 Cent showing a Tripling Dye Doubling Effect. Can it be mechanically possible ...
  A: While tripled dies are possible and doo exist, what you have is just caused by die wear. Here is a ...
Apollo 12coin4/15/2013
  Q: I have a Apollo 12silver coin dated November 1969 with three images of the crew with the the word ...
  A: This is an advertising token for the newspaper Il Tempo. I assume you are looking for a value. I ...
1851 large cent4/11/2013
  Q: i have a 1851 large one cent coin looks to be nickel.i do know for sure that it is not copper.it is ...
  A: Paul, A REAL early American copper coin expert you can contact is : Tom Teynolds EARLY AMERICAN ...
1990 proof penny4/7/2013
  Q: I found a 1990 penny with no s or d on it. I had the obvious question is it a proof penny. I ...
  A: Sorry but yours is just a regular 1990 business strike penny, made at the Philadelphia mint. It is ...
Mercury dime4/5/2013
  Q: I have two dimes from the 1940s that are so dark that I can't read the date. I think they may have ...
  A: To me, they actually look like they've been in a fire. However, it is possible they may have been ...
Identify Token4/3/2013
  Q: The token I found is the size of a quarter; on one side it has an eagle with 20 stars around the ...
  A: Sounds to me like a video game arcade token -- no way to tell where it came from, could be any time ...
Identifying an unsual strike or mark on on coin4/1/2013
  Q: ...am trying to identify an unusual strike or mark on a 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar. The mark is ...
  A: Unfortunately, that mark is nothing special -- just a nick caused by contact with something sharp, ...
1976D Error Cent File#0264A3/31/2013
  Q: Sir,I found a US cent showing Errors. I hope, its a Real US-Mint Error. Someone said on a site,when ...
  A: Sorry Beck, but there's no way that came out of the mint like that. My guess is that someone ...
mis-stamped penny3/30/2013
  Q: I have a wheat penny from 195? that has been mis-stamped. The wheat appears on both sides and ...
  A: Sorry but somebody with a machine press and too much time on their hands made this by putting ...
Miss minted quarter3/25/2013
  Q: Recently while opening a new roll of quarters , all state quarters of Colorado. Mint date of 2006. I ...
  A: You have an unfinished planchet error. These are very popular with collectors. If you get it ...
Kennedy half dollar3/16/2013
  Q: I was reading about a 1980 half dollar with a stamp of Lincoln on the left. You clam that someone ...
  A: Wellington Mint (a private company) is one of those companies that makes up and sells common coins ...
1957 "D" Lincoln Wheat Sheaf Penny3/15/2013
  Q: I have a 1957 "D" wheat sheaf penny that has an upside down reverse. Let me explain - if I turn the ...
  A: Unlike Canada coins, that (top-to-bottom flip) alignment you describe is normal for U.S. coins. ...
1982 Pipe Smoking Lincoln Cent File#0247A3/14/2013
  Q: Sir,I recently found this cent.And,ofcourse I knew by looking at the front of the coin that its just ...
  A: Beck, The pipe was definitely something done to the coin after it left the mint. A lot of times ...
1970 penny3/10/2013
  Q: my son is starting a collection and has a 70 penny that on the memorial side ,part of states(es) of ...
  A: Christina, Without actually seeing it I can only guess, but usually this is the result of having ...
2005 Nickel3/5/2013
  Q: I found a 2005 nickel. On one side Thomas Jefferson is on the left looking to the left with Liberty ...
  A: Taylor, I would have to believe that your coin came from one of the sets sold on TV, like the one ...
1888 s/s morgan3/5/2013
  Q: I sent a 1888 s morgan in for certification it came back graded MS63 S/S. So I guess my question is ...
  A: My VAM book shows 4 possible VAMs with a S/S -- numbers 2, 6, 8, and 9 : 2 : mint mark repunched ...
2012 struck through Cent3/3/2013
  Q: .. I found this 2012 Shield Cents with what looks like a struck through "something". I made several ...
  A: Looks to me that your coin was struck through a piece of wire -- I've seen this before. If it still ...
error penny2/26/2013
  Q: my ebay is sellsellsell631
  A: That 1751 has just been damaged, at some time after it left the mint -- no collector value. The ...
$200 1 pound .999 fine silver Titanic coin2/25/2013
  Q: I recently purchased at a moving sale a box of assorted US and foreign coins. At the bottom of the ...
  A: Your silver art round contains 14.6 Troy ounces of pure silver -- currently about $420 worth of ...
cradle of our american navy Ri medal2/24/2013
  Q: How much silver is in the Cradle of American navy medal? Where do I look for that information.
  A: I just found one listed on eBay. If yours is the same, it should be marked STERLING on the edge ...
1951-d penny2/23/2013
  Q: i found a 1951_d penny that i need help in identifiying. It is not copper colored as other pennies i ...
  A: Looks to me that it's been zinc plated, which is non-magnetic. I've seen alot of these over the ...
Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post Silver Rds2/23/2013
  Q: I have four complete sets of these 5oz Rounds. They are in the original boxes and each round is ...
  A: The current market dictates that the value of these privately minted rounds will only be for the ...
2000 Maryland state quarter2/20/2013
  Q: I found this in my change and wondered why it does not stick to a magnet?Same with a 2001 Rhode ...
  A: James, No US quarters are supposed to stick to a magnet -- silver or not. Since 1965 (other than ...
inherited collectable coins2/20/2013
  Q: My father passed away and left a variety of coins he had collected over the years. I have no idea ...
  A: Sorry but I really don't have the time available to evaluate a large collection for free. Also, ...
San Diego medallion2/17/2013
  Q: I have a medallion depicting the San Diego 200th Anniversary that appears to be silver. I've never ...
  A: John, This medal was issued in 1969 - struck by the United States Mint in Philadelphia. Only 1000 ...
2005 Kansas state quarter2/16/2013
  Q: I recently came across a 2005 Kansas state quarter that has the buffalo/bison and sunflower on both ...
  A: Christine, You have what's known as a magician's coin -- a manufactured novelty item made by ...
Dear sir/madam2/14/2013
  Q: .I WANT TO KNOW THAT IF YOU HAVE A MARIA THERESA THALER SILVER COIN 1780 WHAT CAN I DO? BECAUSE I ...
  A: There were many, many, many of these thalers minted for years and years with that date, as well as a ...
1980 yellow gold penny2/14/2013
  Q: I know that some say this coin only got that way through heat or chemical exposure but why would a ...
  A: Don, The only way a magnet would pick it up is if : 1) it's counterfeit 2) it's plated with some ...
Error for Kennedy Half dollar2/2/2013
  Q: I just found a Kennedy half dollar that has two (tails) and no heads side. There is no date and ...
  A: What you have is a manufactured novelty item known as a magician's coin. It was made by altering ...
statehood quarters missprint values.2/1/2013
  Q: I have a Connecticut quarter with the tree on the back with about a minty degree turn. the tree ...
  A: Roland, A similar item recently sold on eBay for $220 : http://www.ebay.com/itm/181072111068 ...
1945 (steel?) Penny with ring1/30/2013
  Q: I have a 1945 (steel?) Penny with a ring around it. Wrong blank? It is shiny like nickel. It has no ...
  A: Without first-hand examination, I have to believe it's just plated (silver/zinc/nickel?). It's ...
off stamped quarter1/29/2013
  Q: i have a quarter that is a 1983 and is stamped off center so much that you can hardly see the ...
  A: This level of off-center strike would actually still be considered minor. The optimal amount of ...
removing coins1/27/2013
  Q: I am a reborn collector having stopped when I was a paperboy and saved a lot of great coins only to ...
  A: Generally speaking, you've got to have an eye for picking coins to be submitted for grading. They ...
newfoundland 50 cent pieces1/27/2013
  Q: My friend's dad was in the American navy and traveled to Newfoundland, Canada. He got a bunch of ...
  A: Condition will really dictate the value of these coins. There are no really rare dates within the ...
1982 and 1988 D penny1/25/2013
  Q: The 1982 and 1988 D and 1984 D the size 21 cm weight is 25 g . i have a 1992 size 19 cm weight is 25 ...
  A: Victor, Thank you for the pictures. All genuine pennies are supposed to be 19mm, so I have to ...
1975 dime with no mint mark1/22/2013
  Q: I saw that 1975 s dime with no mint mark sold for over $300,000, than i found one and I am just ...
  A: Sorry Tyler, but what you have is just one of the 583 million regular circulation strike dimes -- ...
Double stamped coin1/22/2013
  Q: I found a wheat penny that is stamped on both sides with all the wheat symbols and not a face or a ...
  A: What you have is a magician's coin. Somebody took two normal wheat pennies, altered them, and glued ...
$5 bill 19851/22/2013
  Q: Here is a picture of that $5 bill- Thank you
  A: That's an interesting partial offset printing error. What happened is that a previous blank sheet ...
1953 Henning Nickel1/17/2013
  Q: I learned online that the 1953 Henning Nickel has yet to be Discoverd.The other dates 1939 1946 ...
  A: Beck, You don't show it, but does yours have a looped "R", like in the picture here? : ...
1 9 7 7 Double Dye Obverse #0189A1/16/2013
  Q: Sir,I feel I found a real DDO None,listed online. Its, History in the making...God Willing,Amen! ...
  A: The one really close-up picture of the date -- "ZAAA view 1977 DDO Date 0189A.JPG" -- gives the 97 ...
Gold Coin1/12/2013
  Q: I recently received as part of an estate a coin collection that included a U.S. Bicentennial ...
  A: The gold plated coin is the same size as the silver proof -- 38mm. The solid gold ones are smaller ...
$10 bill1/11/2013
  Q: I have a $10 Bill from the first bank of Batavia- do know if it worth any thing thank you
  A: Marie, You didn't specify enough information to answer your question. I would need to know the ...
grading coins1/11/2013
  Q: Have some gold coins and old silver dolars that I believe are in OUTSTANDING grade. How can I get ...
  A: You either need to submit them through an authorized PCGS dealer, join the PCGS collectors club, or ...
parsons & co. gold bar1/11/2013
  Q: have a gold bar, one side stamped PARSONS&C>ASSAYERS COL> !*^) TWENTY DOLS, the other side CARAT 18 ...
  A: John Parsons & Co. operated a mint in the town of Tarryall, Colorado (in Park County) in the summer ...
JFK coin set1/6/2013
  Q: I'm in the UK. I have a set of three commemorative coins in a blue case. The front of each shows ...
  A: What you have is a privately minted commemorative set. Kennedy was the 35th President. It looks ...
Composition of Bicentennial medals1/3/2013
  Q: I have a Brilliant / mirrror like 1975 Bicentennial medal Commemorating The Battles of Lexington and ...
  A: Both of these medals were made at the U.S. Mint and contain just under an ounce each of Sterling ...
JFK 1964 Silver Dollar1/1/2013
  Q: Dan; We own a 1964 JFK Silver Dollar. The complete side with the president's head in gold is ...
  A: Sorry but somebody has altered a normal half dollar, gold layered one side and planed off the other ...
1985 zinc penny12/27/2012
  Q: 1985 zinc penny with present instead of mint mark..can you tell me about this coin
  A: This is a novelty item -- something that was done after the coin left the mint. Somebody with a ...
Double Dye Coins (part2) Question?12/22/2012
  Q: Sir, is it possible to have a coin/Cent that showes.... 1.Strike Doubling. 2.Minor or Major Dye ...
  A: "Strike doubling" and "Die Wear (erosion) doubling" are two ways to say the same thing. The wearing ...
Miss stamped 1995D Roosevelt Dime12/19/2012
  Q: I think that I received a miss stamped Roosevelt Dime (1995D). The defect is to the back of the ...
  A: It sounds like your coin has been exposed to heat -- like maybe a house fire -- and the distortions ...
Just being curious!12/12/2012
  Q: I have a 1985 quarter with one side is gold looking is it valuable? What year on down on money that ...
  A: I would have to see pictures of the quarter to see what's going on with it -- also, how many grams ...
Becks 2003 DDO DDR (File#0152)12/11/2012
  Q: Sir,I feel this is NEW type of 2003 DDO DDR. The coin showes many features. I sent more closeup and ...
  A: Unfortunately it looks like you have strike doubling there, but that is an interesting bit of extra ...
Odd Nickel12/11/2012
  Q: I have a nickel that appears to be only struck on one side and has a smooth off copper color back. ...
  A: That coin did not come from the mint that way. What you have is one half of what's known as a a ...
A 1979 DDO Question?12/10/2012
  Q: Sir,I have Question about any 1979 DDO's listed online. Have there been any (REAL certified DDO's) ...
  A: Well, to put it bluntly, the two guys trying to pass off those 1979 DDO's are totally clueless. ...
1922 silver dollar12/6/2012
  Q: Instead of in god we trust. It's in god we trvst. Trust have a V instead of a U.
  A: TRVST is the normal spelling on all Peace dollars, as well as Standing Liberty quarters -- it's just ...
What do I have and any value?11/29/2012
  Q: I have what I believe is a political election token with the date 1897. It is approx. 5 14/" in ...
  A: Roger, You have a political medal known as Bryan Money. These were issued by William Jennings ...
1965 lincoln11/21/2012
  Q: Dan , i found a 1965 Lincoln memorial penny that is silver in color no copper, it is almost bu, no ...
  A: Without a first-hand examination, all I can say is that most likely it has been plated, either with ...
2011D DDR DDO (Part 2 DDR) File 0130A11/20/2012
  Q: I feel this Cent showing DDR Qulaties. Apprecaite your Expert View,Advise. God Bless Beck Lincoln ...
  A: Not sure why, but half of your close-up pictures are clear and half are very blurry. While the ...
2011D DDR DDO (2part Question)11/20/2012
  Q: I feel this might Qualify for US DDO and DDR.Here is part 1 with the DDO side. None listed on the ...
  A: Not sure why, but half of your close-up pictures are clear and half are very blurry. While the ...
Odd Penny11/19/2012
  Q: I came across this coin today is there anything you could tell me about it? Ive never seen anything ...
  A: What you have is known as an encased penny. It's hard to say where or why it was put into its ...
Mistamped 2011 Chickasaw Quarter11/15/2012
  Q: Dan, I came across a 2011 ATB Chickasaw quarter today that appears to mistamped with a circle ...
  A: Sorry, but this is something that happened after the coin left the mint. During the process of ...
misprinted coins11/14/2012
  Q: I worked at a bank in Minnesota for 20 years, 6 of the years as a teller with a duty of rolling ...
  A: These are known as off-center strike errors, caused by the coin blank not getting fully inserted ...
churchill crown11/3/2012
  Q: a pair of churchill crowns in a padded case belived to be satin finish a gold dagger emblem on case
  A: Unfortunately, the case is probably worth more than the coins. A very common crown, with the ...
quarter error?10/31/2012
  Q: I have a quarter dated 199? cannot see a final number. It is also missing the i and the b in ...
  A: I actually get asked about coins like this on a regular basis. What usually has happened is that ...
1978 d Roosevelt dime error10/29/2012
  Q: strong doubling on in God we trust, d is doubled liberty looks doubled guess double struck dime dirt ...
  A: but unfortunately they are not magnified enough to tell what kind of doubling you have. I suspect ...
Flawed penny10/23/2012
  Q: I have had this penny, probably since 77. It is a 1977 liberty penny. The penny has a blob of copper ...
  A: What you have is a mint error known as a cud. It happens when the stamping die wears out to the ...
1938 dime10/18/2012
  Q: 1938 Wilhelmina koningin der nederlanden dime worth? It's silver the back has 10 cents 1938 with ...
  A: Your Netherlands 10 cent piece contains .0288 of pure silver (when it was minted) -- currently a ...
misprint on year10/17/2012
  Q: I found a penny that reads 200 and the last number looks like a backwards seven
  A: I can only speculate as to exactly what happened to your coin without seeing it, but I am 100% sure ...
Half dime back n half penny back10/10/2012
  Q: We have half dime half penny both backs and we want to know if it has any value to it? Thank you ...
  A: Sorry Rolinda, but this is a manufactured novelty item -- something that was made by altering two ...
1997 Botanical Gardens Coin and Currency Set10/4/2012
  Q: The 1997 "Matte" finish nickel in my set has no tarnish on it yet and could grade MS-69 or MS-70. I ...
  A: Doug, In my opinion, if you're going to remove the nickel from the set, you may as well submit it ...
venezuelan coin10/2/2012
  Q: Many years ago my parents gave me a Venezuelan coin, Caciques de Venezuela...Sorocaima..it says 9 ...
  A: Julian, This is one of several different sets created to commemorate the 16th century Venezualian ...
misprinted coin or not ?10/1/2012
  Q: i have a a us dime dated the year 200 with no other mistakes there is nothing after the 200 to ...
  A: This sounds like a filled die error. What happened is that something -- most likely machine grease ...
2004 Louisiana Nickel9/22/2012
  Q: I have a 2004 Louisiana nickel with the back struck upside down with the hand shaking. The front is ...
  A: Gilliane, I suspect your coin is normal -- you're just flipping it the wrong way. When you hold a ...
medal? token? I dont know9/18/2012
  Q: Please help me to find out what I have. Has it even been discovered? I can't find any info about ...
  A: Sorry Soprina, no pot of gold here .... This is actually a relatively common, privately made, ...
1858 California gold coin9/17/2012
  Q: Yes, I was wondering if you might beable to tell me anything on this coin. I don't know to much on ...
  A: Unfortunately it also told me that what you have is just a fantasy token -- not a real California ...
Major Error 2006 D Lincoln penny9/17/2012
  Q: I've come across a 2006 D Lincoln penny which to me looks like a major error. Unfortunately i do not ...
  A: Without seeing it, I can only guess, but here goes ... Since all pennies (since mid-1982) are ...
2004A 20 Dollar Star Notes Value?9/14/2012
  Q: I have a sheet of 16 2004A 20- Dollar Federal Reserve Notes framed in perfect condition. The first ...
  A: Perry, Finding a buyer for this (at a price much above face value) is difficult. While there are ...
copper nickel 2005..its a dark copper9/13/2012
  Q: u been ask alot of ? so im goin with u about this..but is it worth anything that u mite think..its a ...
  A: Douglas, You need to get it weighed. If it weighs 5.0 grams -- which is the normal weight for a ...
1958 Nickel, looks to be made out of a penny.9/12/2012
  Q: Was wondering how rare this is, if it was a common thing and if it has any value or is it just ...
  A: Ken, You need to weigh it. If it's from a penny blank, it will weigh 3.1 grams -- a nickel would ...
Dollar bill Missing Print9/11/2012
  Q: I have a dollar bill and it has no serial #s nor a stamp at the right of the bill , Was told that it ...
  A: It does take three printings to make a dollar bill -- the back is printed first and taken to a ...
two headed quarter9/11/2012
  Q: From what I understand, the chances of a two headed coin is 99.999999 that it could never happen ...
  A: Jason, I've only heard a rumor of one coin ever verified as having two tails -- none have been ...
Just pennies9/5/2012
  Q: My kids were given two boxes of pennies saved from their grandparents. They need to roll them. Is ...
  A: First of all seperate the ones with the Lincoln Memorial (or the shield from 2010 or newer) into one ...
1946 Nickel9/3/2012
  Q: I just found a 1946 Nickel that looks like a Silver nickel.I think from 1942-1945 these nickels were ...
  A: The rounding you see around the outer edge is caused by somebody physically altering the coin after ...
error coin i.d.9/2/2012
  Q: i have several 1987P jefferson nickel's that look similar to the only example i found of the 1987P ...
  A: Evidently, a clad strip intended for quarters was rolled to the thickness for Jefferson nickels and ...
1999 Susan B Anthony9/1/2012
  Q: 1999-P Susan B. Anthony dollar coin I have this coin but is not nickel colored, it is the gold ...
  A: Extremely rare, but that error DOES exist. One was sold at a Heritage auction in Jan. 2005 for ...
196 s penny dbl date8/31/2012
  Q: Came across this while my children were playing with their piggy banks. It looks as though the date ...
  A: That's cute -- not quite sure how they did it, but it did not come from the mint that way. If that ...
Double Eagle gold coin8/28/2012
  Q: I have a double eagle gold goin and I am trying to determine its year and estimated value. It is ...
  A: I am familiar with the item you have. Unfortunately, it is just a privately minted, gold plated, ...
silver dollars (peace or morgan)8/26/2012
  Q: why is it that a silver dollar has more than twice as much silver in it than one fifty cent piece? ...
  A: A congressional mandate in 1792 defined the silver dollar to weigh 416 grains and be .8924 fine. ...
christmas coin8/23/2012
  Q: I have a Praying Child coin from the Franklin Mint for commemoration of Christmas 1969. She was ...
  A: Generally, Franklin Mint items like this sell for only whatever precious metal value they may have. ...
1910 Germany 1000 Bank Notes8/14/2012
  Q: Wondering, the value if any of the 141 1000 German Bank Notes I have from 1910 in perfect condition.
  A: These generally sell in the $1 to $5 each range, depending on the color of the seal (red/green) and ...
coin8/13/2012
  Q: 1988 5.00 space shuttle discovery, Marshall islands uncirculated, mint condition
  A: This is a privately minted commemorative, made for the government of the Marshall Islands. However, ...
200? dime and 2011 penny8/7/2012
  Q: have two coins one is a dime and on the face side it only has the date of 200. the i and w are ...
  A: It sounds like the dime was struck through a foreign substance. Usually this is caused by machine ...
1851 $1 INDIAN(silver) Liberty Head Coin...8/7/2012
  Q: i have bought 1 of these 1851 $1 INDIAN(silver)Liberty Head coins(LIBERTY is written across the ...
  A: It sounds like you have something that was not made at the mint. As such, it's hard to tell what ...
2012 non-plated Penny?8/5/2012
  Q: I found a 2012 Penny and it looks, as if non-plated? The Reverse of the Penny is plated normaly. Is ...
  A: Yes that looks like exactly what you have. The coin blanks are cut from lon, copper-coated zinc ...
1968/1908 Lincoln Cent7/30/2012
  Q: Dan, I found a 1968 penny many years ago in change that has a date of 1908. The upward tail on the 6 ...
  A: It's prettymuch impossible for this to have come off the mint press like that. To have a die create ...
1974 Experimental Penny?7/27/2012
  Q: I found a different,unusal looking 1974 Penny.It looks like Laminated but its not. I have held in my ...
  A: Beck, It looks like the plastic penny from a kid's toy cash register. Can't really tell anything ...
1853 3cents7/25/2012
  Q: I have a 1853 3cent piece and a 1865 3 cent piece. I would like to knoe their value and rarity. ...
  A: I assume the 1853 has a big star on the front and a big "C" on the back, and the 1865 has a woman on ...
1890 Morgan die trial?7/24/2012
  Q: I have come into possession of four lead like, US coins. I thought they were just replicas like ...
  A: It's not likely that these are die trials -- more likely poorly made fakes from the Middle East or ...
1982 GOLD TINTED PENNY....7/23/2012
  Q: From prior knowledge and some current reading, I see that there was a transition in alloys between ...
  A: It's hard to say without seeing it, but there are a few likely causes : 1982 was the year the ...
American Revolution Bicentennial Medals7/23/2012
  Q: I have 4 medals that read American Revolution Bicentennial. Two of the medals have a side portrait ...
  A: I am quite familiar with those medals. They were made by the U.S. Mint. Although they are not ...
possible price of nickel7/20/2012
  Q: I have a 1968 Jefferson nickle with no mint mark. I recieved it in change in 1971 while in the ...
  A: I have seen these before. What you have is a coin struck on a polished or filled die, that has ...
coin value7/17/2012
  Q: I recently found a 2008S quarter in my change. I know that coins with an S mint mark were struck in ...
  A: If it's a Hawaii quarter, or if it's a silver quarter, it's currently worth about $5.00 If it's any ...
coint7/16/2012
  Q: I have a coin from Franc d Grisa 1751 year,and I want to now what the price for him.
  A: Ermin, Best I can tell, it's an Austrian thaler. Depending on condition, it will range from $20 ...
Gold coin7/16/2012
  Q: I have a jfk half dollar double dated 1960&1980 24kt covered 20th anniversary coin. What is its ...
  A: This is basically just a novelty item. Somebody took a normal half dollar, stamped the dates into ...
Year 2000 Minting Error Penny7/15/2012
  Q: Dan. Tonight, we found a Year 2000 penny with a significant minting error. I think it's called a ...
  A: It's difficult to tell without a picture, but from your description, it sounds like you have an ...
Penny Collection7/15/2012
  Q: I'm sure you're asked this daily. I have my mother's penny collection complete from 1909 to 1075. ...
  A: The current Coin Dealer Newsletter lists a circulated set at $1,125 There are a couple of rare date ...
1969s DDO?7/10/2012
  Q: I lost my last expert,LoL...Can't find his name but anyhoo,I was advised that I possibly do have the ...
  A: There are several different types of doubling that can happen on a coin. Die doubling, like on the ...
1964 Half Dollars7/4/2012
  Q: I have several 1964 half-dollars that were found while cleaning out my grandmothers basement. They ...
  A: 1964 was the last year half dollars were made from solid (90%) silver. It's also the only year ...
1983 dime7/2/2012
  Q: i have a 1983 dime that was only printed on one side is it worth more than 10cents
  A: Shawn, Usually these turn out to be the manually altered pieces used in magician's coins, where a ...
1974s Stuck Through Error.DDO?6/28/2012
  Q: I found this nice Penny 1974s.I was looking for DDO attributes but...I found a Wire Stuck in the ...
  A: While it looks like a RPM on the mintmark, the doubling looks like strike doubling. As for the wire ...
coin identification6/28/2012
  Q: Mr. Moore, First thanks for any help you can render to identify an old US commemorative coin/token. ...
  A: You have a Knight's Templar commemorative medallion, commemorating it's 1000th member for the ...
found coins6/26/2012
  Q: i have a coin on one side it has ano 2000 50 banco central del ecuador cincuenta centavos and on ...
  A: The first coin is from Ecuador (in South America) The second coin is from Austria The rest of the ...
2006 3 Gold Eagle Sets6/26/2012
  Q: Since there were only 10,000 of these minted, and most have been broken up to be graded and sold, my ...
  A: I believe a lot of these got into collectors' hands without being slabbed -- probably 1/3 to 1/2 of ...
1964 DDO Error Penny?6/25/2012
  Q: I found this incredible 1964 Penny.It shows DDO and Errors in the Blank that was hit to make the ...
  A: The reason I asked for the reverse side pictures was to confirm what I suspected about the coin -- ...
!884 nickel6/25/2012
  Q: More, I have a nickel from 1984 that was struck off center on both sides.I do not see a mint mark.I ...
  A: The mintmark is actually the little "P" you see right below the date, behind Jefferson's head. This ...
1925 one dollar coin6/23/2012
  Q: ... I came across your profile when I was googling information about a coin I recently came in ...
  A: There is about 3/4 of an ounce of silver in that Peace dollar you have. With the currently falling ...
extra wing or not?6/22/2012
  Q: On this pic i am sending you its of the Oklahoma state quarter, looks to me as if its an extra ...
  A: Benjamin, Thank you for the picture. You definitely have the extra wing variety. This error was ...
1981 DDO Question?6/21/2012
  Q: I found this 1981 Penny.And..it showes some chance of being a DDO.I know there none registered on ...
  A: I've examined your pictures closely. On the date, while there is a wide seperation on the second ...
the CORONADO coin6/20/2012
  Q: Dan i found a better photo of the coin i was talking about could you please tell me what you ...
  A: Your coin has what's called a cud. This is caused by the deterioration of the die, to the point of ...
1983 Copper Penny Question?6/19/2012
  Q: I found a 1983 Penny that when bounced on a Marble floor,does not sound like a normal 1983 Zinc ...
  A: I can only assume that there would be a difference in sound between a copper cent and a zinc cent, ...
1992 cent error Colorado quarter error6/17/2012
  Q: first timer here I found what i believe to be a major error on a 1992 cent The words " United ...
  A: Without seeing close-up pictures of the coins, it's impossible to determine a value. There are many ...
1958 DDO?6/17/2012
  Q: I found this 1958 in a roll yesterday and it doesn't look like the others I've found & it's almost ...
  A: From what it looks like, the doubling appears to have a step-like appearance, where the second image ...
miss struck penny6/16/2012
  Q: I was wondering about the value of this miss struck penny. I will attach a picture. Thanks for your ...
  A: That's a neat off-center strike error. The only thing that would have made it better is if you ...
Massachusetts State Quarter6/16/2012
  Q: I have a Ma. State Quarter that is gold in color and I have not seen one before, what is it and does ...
  A: If your quarter is gold in color, then it's either been exposed to something that caused the surface ...
Sacagawea6/13/2012
  Q: I have 7 2001 D Sacagawea coins with no edge lettering and would like to know what they are worth. ...
  A: It's normal for your 2001 coins to have no edge lettering. Edge lettering was not added to the ...
A Doubling Question?6/13/2012
  Q: this question is not about any Particular Penny. Just the Doubling in General. Could this, be a ...
  A: As long as both the original image and the doubled image are at the same height -- not at different ...
1958 DDO6/11/2012
  Q: I feel I found a 1958 DDO? What your advise on this... The Date shows Doubling The Nose shows ...
  A: While it looks like you have some kind of doubling there, it's definitely not the 1958 DDO-1 as ...
Error Coin6/10/2012
  Q: I Have A 1997 (Mint D) Rosevelt Dime It Is Missing The __ GOD __ Trust (IN) (WE) Words Are Missing. ...
  A: Usually these missing numbers and letters are caused by either worn out and over-polished dies or by ...
1973s Penny Mint Mark Variety?6/4/2012
  Q: I found a 1973s Penny,where the Mint Mark is turned North East. I searched everywhere on the net to ...
  A: Back then, the mintmarks were not put on the master dies, they were added later to the working dies. ...
Weird dime6/2/2012
  Q: I found a dime at work that appears to have part of George Washington's face and it has part of the ...
  A: Sorry Dylan, but this is just something that somebody with a machine press did to that dime after it ...
1804 silver dollar coin6/1/2012
  Q: I need your opinion in regards with the 1804 liberty silver dollar coin that I inherited from my ...
  A: Namaru, Thank you for the pictures. Sorry but I think your grandfather was pulling your leg. ...
1975 dime6/1/2012
  Q: When it sa that it missing the s is that the from the js under the head and how can I tell if it is ...
  A: The missing "s" refers to the "S" mintmark that is supposed to be on all 1975 proof dimes, located ...
1984 penny5/31/2012
  Q: I found on this website and answer from Troy with regard to a "steel" 1984D penny. Well, I too ...
  A: In 1982, the composition of pennies was changed from almost all copper, to almost all zinc, with a ...
Several US coins, fake or real?5/31/2012
  Q: I have two 1873 coins, but I am not sure of their authenticity (Joseph Bailly pattern?). I also have ...
  A: In my opinion, they are all counterfeits -- they just don't match pictures of the real coins. ...
double stamped 2000 penny?5/25/2012
  Q: I have a 2000 D penny that looks like it was stamped and flipped over and stamped again. On the ...
  A: Unfortunately, this is something that was done by somebody with a machine press after the coin left ...
1935 Error penny?5/25/2012
  Q: Just found this today. "Trust" is either rubbed off or not all the way stamped, also "1935" the "3" ...
  A: I would have to say that the coin suffered some kind of damage a long time ago, and wear from ...
doubled die?5/22/2012
  Q: It appears to be a doubled date
  A: It looks to me like your coin has strike doubling -- not a doubled die. This is usually caused by ...
penny5/21/2012
  Q: In my opinion there is doubling on both pictures. Can you explain me what kind of doubling are? For ...
  A: Kalin, In my opinion, it looks like a doubled die on the top picture and machine doubling on the ...
1883 morgan 1944 netherlands dime5/21/2012
  Q: Just wondering what I have. 1883 dollar coin, tarnished but not circulated. Mint mark O on back. ...
  A: The Morgan dollar is considered by collectors as a common date for these, but in the condition you ...
Barber Dimes5/21/2012
  Q: Are Barber Dime "Hot" at this time? I wanted to buy some dimes mostly Good-Fine and all mainly ...
  A: I don't know what dealers you're working with, but I'd keep looking for new dealers. Barber coins ...
penny5/17/2012
  Q: Is that double die? @@@@@IMAGE:100486:Coin-Collecting-2297/2012/05/penny_64.jpg##### ANSWER: Hi ...
  A: Your coin looks to have the identical surface appearance as the die 367 picture (the 4th picture ...
1969 DDO or Error?5/16/2012
  Q: I found this 1969 Penny.It looks like a DDO or just Error...? Whats your advise? I feel if there was ...
  A: While it looks like it from a distance, I don't think this is a mint error. The other image of the ...
1983 p dime5/15/2012
  Q: While going through my coins a found a dime from 1983 with a p mint mark on it. It appears ( and I ...
  A: This is not very unusual. In order to extend the die life, they turned down the striking pressure. ...
2008 hawaii coin error5/15/2012
  Q: I came across a coin that seems to have a pretty significant error. Attached is a 2008 Hawaii state ...
  A: Ryan, I'm not sure exactly how it was done, but I am 100% convinced this was something done after ...
Sacagawea dollar5/14/2012
  Q: I have a dollar without a date. The observe is normal except for the missing date. The reverse has ...
  A: Starting in 2009, the Sacagawea Dollar was changed to the Native American Dollar. The eagle on the ...
republic of liberia coins5/10/2012
  Q: someone gave me 3 republic of liberia coins seveal years ago as a gift . i decided that im no longer ...
  A: It's not so much that American mint is bad -- it's just that it's very hard to re-sell their stuff ...
1999 connecticut coin5/9/2012
  Q: The coin in question is a 1999 connecticut coin with the oak tree on one side. When i flip the coin ...
  A: Jason, If you are looking at the head side of the coin, and the head is right-side-up, then when ...
appraisal5/9/2012
  Q: I am in the process of appraising my collection. Can you give me an ethical and trustworthy person ...
  A: Being from Michigan, I don't know any North Carolina dealers personally. However, the ANA website ...
Lisa With Franklin Minit Bicentinnal 1776-1976 Coin set5/8/2012
  Q: I am interested in the coin set that lisa asked about. franklin Minit 1776-1976 Bicentennial Coin ...
  A: Jon, AllExperts does not share information like email addresses, so I have no direct contact ...
1982 pennies5/8/2012
  Q: What is the difference between the 1982 pennies?.
  A: There are 7 different varieties of 1982 pennies, in different combinations of large and small dates ...
Proof coin holders5/6/2012
  Q: How do I get the holders open so I can put them into folders? Also can you tell if a coin has been ...
  A: I assume you are talking about the plastic cases for the proof sets. I would suggest using a vice. ...
Value of a misprinted us dime5/3/2012
  Q: What is value of 1976 us dime that has nothing at all printed on the back side
  A: Without seeing it, and assuming the coin is not mis-shapen, then I have to say that the coin has ...
Unidentified 1982 WY penny5/2/2012
  Q: I found a bucket of pennies in my room the other day and decided to sift through it and see what all ...
  A: This is something that was done by an indivual -- not the mint. I have seen many of these. ...
1968 American penny5/1/2012
  Q: My 1968 penny looks like the die hit the coin in the wrong position. On the date the 8 is half ...
  A: Rod, It sounds like you have an off-center strike error. This happens when the coin blank does not ...
1986 quarter with hard lump4/30/2012
  Q: There is something hard inside this quarter. It bulges on both sides. Do you think it has any value ...
  A: Marie, That lump is actually a bubble caused by the coin having been through a fire. The ...
Bicentennial medals4/29/2012
  Q: 1974 John Adams - silver ? 1975 Paul Revere - silver ? National bicentennial medals Staue of Liberty ...
  A: One of my specialties is actually these bicentennial medals. I have a nice web page featuring them ...
parson & co Assayer Col 1860 Bar4/27/2012
  Q: we came across a bar with an eagle stamped on the front and 7oz stamped on bottom right. on the ...
  A: Unless the bar is silver, then the only other reason I can think of for making this bar, is that ...
none circulated us coins4/23/2012
  Q: i have a set of coins from 1981 S and they are sealed in a small plastic case and all appear to be ...
  A: It sounds like you are describing a U.S. Mint Proof Set. From 1981, this set currently has a value ...
picture of my error quarter4/22/2012
  Q: I'm sending a picture odd my quarter hopefully it will help
  A: However, I'm going to have to join the group of stumped dealers that you've showed it to. There ...
florida state quarter4/22/2012
  Q: i have a Florida state quarter with the shuttle scene on the back. there is also a partial print of ...
  A: Without seeing the actual coin, it's hard to be sure, but I believe what happened is that somebody ...
1907 V Nickel4/16/2012
  Q: I have a 1907 V Nickel with what appears to be an arch shaped groove starting at the point of ...
  A: Most likely that groove was caused by some kind of post-mint damage, like from a defective counting ...
1803 nickel4/13/2012
  Q: I have a nickel that says 2004 on the front and the back is upside down that says united states of ...
  A: You have the first of 4 different commemorative nickels made in 2004 and 2005 to commemorate the ...
unique quarter?4/12/2012
  Q: I recently acquired a unique looking quarter that I can not find any information on. The coin was ...
  A: It sounds like you have a proof coin -- does it have an "S" mintmark? You can see one listed on ...
Civil War Penny Token4/4/2012
  Q: My dad has a civil war penny token. It says "Army and Navy" on one side, and on the other it says ...
  A: This is classified as a Patriotic Civil War Token -- number 223/328. The person who cut the die ...
1913 liberty nickel3/25/2012
  Q: i would like to know what value this coin has thank you for your help
  A: Barbara, Unfortunately, what you have there is only a privately-made novelty piece, worth less than ...
ink smudge 1974 $20.00 bill3/24/2012
  Q: I have a 1974, 20.00 bill which has a green ink line, on the lower left hand corner of the backside ...
  A: An ink smudge such as you describe will make that note worth about $50 It's caused when the press ...
1776-1976 Half Dollar3/20/2012
  Q: Moore, I recently came across an odd 1776-1976 Half Dollar. The edge of this coin looks like a ...
  A: You didn't mention the mintmark (at the base of the neck). If it is an "S", then you do have a ...
odd penny3/18/2012
  Q: i have a penny with no date and tales on both sides. there is no shadow of ever being a head on ...
  A: Sorry Jayda, but it's just a novelty item made by altering two regular coins and gluing the pieces ...
Hawaii state quarter3/14/2012
  Q: On our local news there was reference to our state quarter having a misprint of the islands. I was ...
  A: I do see that there are a couple news articles out there on the net about this : ...
Misprinted penny3/11/2012
  Q: I have a 1984 penny that is double printed on each side. It appears to have been stamped then ...
  A: Jen, I would really need to see pictures of both sides to be sure, but if it is real, it is quite ...
Nickel / brockage error?3/10/2012
  Q: I got this strange nickel in my change yesterday. It's thicker on the edge than normal, and the ...
  A: I'm 99.99% sure this did not happen at the mint. I have seen other examples with rims rounded and ...
1950 steel, zinc one cent3/7/2012
  Q: I have a 1950 steel, zinc one cent. not sure if it's an error, but i seen that someone else had the ...
  A: The first thing you need to do is test it. If it's steel, it will stick to a magnet. If it doesn't ...
1994 Penny Error3/6/2012
  Q: I have found a 1994 Lincoln Penny with the 4 missing, just a shadow, the nine to the left is barely ...
  A: This is merely a relatively common striking problem. Somebody at the mint greased the coin press, ...
1983 P Penny Question?3/4/2012
  Q: Just Today I found a 1983 Penny,near Perfect MS-RED, But it has the on top of the DATE the Georaphic ...
  A: This is something done by an indivual -- not the mint. I have seen many of these. Somebody took a ...
Usa coins3/3/2012
  Q: USA Twenty centavos filipinas 1944 Ten centavos filipinas. 1944 USA One cent 1979 1983 1963 1968 ...
  A: Hein, The Philippines pieces are worth about 25 cents each, the 1941 cent is worth 3 cents, the ...
coin/locket2/29/2012
  Q: I have this coin which was my grandmothers that reads the below information. it looks like it was ...
  A: Holly, I've seen these made out of silver dollar coins, which are referred to as Box Dollars or ...
Printing error2/27/2012
  Q: I have (4)new 50 dollar bills. Bills are in serial order. The first bill printed correctly, the ...
  A: James, Bills are printed on sheets, with consecutive numbers in the same spot on consecutive ...
Silver Half Dollar2/21/2012
  Q: I have recently started collecting American Silver Eagles (1$) when I came across some silver half ...
  A: What you have are privately minted 1/2 ounce silver rounds. While they are not genuine Walking ...
John F. Kennedy 20th Anniversary2/18/2012
  Q: i was hoping to get information on something an old friend gave me back in 2004. I believe that its ...
  A: Marita, A privately made medal and first day cover commemorative set, it was put together to ...
cant identify this coin or find it anywhere2/16/2012
  Q: want to know if this coin is silver and what its value, weight ,purity if possible also it seems to ...
  A: Russell, Technically not a coin, this is a privately minted commemorative medal. Don't know who ...
Distorted Penny2/15/2012
  Q: Sir, First, thank you for taking your time to freely help others. I found a penny that is very ...
  A: This definitely happened after the coin left the mint. If I had to guess, I'd say the coin was ...
Massachusetts quarter2/12/2012
  Q: I have a 2000 p Massachusetts quarter and everything is doubled on both sides extremely and I was ...
  A: It's really hard for me to tell what you have without actually seeing the coin. I suggest you go to ...
What coin is this and how much is it worth?2/11/2012
  Q: I found a gold coin in an old jar at my house. It is gold and very old. on the heads side it looks ...
  A: Rahul, It's not really a coin, but rather a good luck token. Privately minted, most likely it is ...
1883 king of hawaii2/10/2012
  Q: I found this in a storage locker went on line and saw the coin was worth a lot, I was not able to I ...
  A: Jason, What you have is not an unfinished coin, but it does look like a coin die was used to strike ...
Dime2/6/2012
  Q: Dan, I have a dime where the entire face side has not been imprinted, it is just a blur. Is there ...
  A: Paula, Sorry but your coin did not come from the mint that way. Somebody altered it for use in a ...
phillis wheatley coin2/4/2012
  Q: dan i have a phillis wheatley coin and it looks like it could be so sort of commerative coin.The ...
  A: Shaunta, I found a couple pictures of the Franklin Mint made "The American Negro Commemorative ...
Looking for American Bicentennial 16.8 ounce Gold Medal1/31/2012
  Q: i am looking for a 16.8 ounce Gold Medal that was produced at the U.S. Mint circa 1975/1976. From ...
  A: Robert, The only place I know of, that is selling one is PandaAmerica : ...
1977 US Penny1/30/2012
  Q: I have a (dated) 1977 US Lincoln penny with no mint mark, got it in as change in circulation as a ...
  A: Prior to 1982, Lincoln pennies were almost completely copper -- unlike the copper-plated-zinc ...
1906 Indian Head Penny1/30/2012
  Q: I found a 1906 Indian Head Penny, I believe it has a clipped edge error. If it is an error coin is ...
  A: Jessica, Depending on the condition of the coin and the size of the clip, it will have a value of a ...
Penny half1/27/2012
  Q: so if you could tell me any thing about it. Oh should i clean old penny and dose it take the value ...
  A: Victor, Your coin has been altered to make a magician's coin. Somewhere there is another half that ...
OLD COINS1/26/2012
  Q: I have some old coins, which were given to me by my grandfather. Kindly let me knw ur email address ...
  A: Harun, I can only help you with the US coins -- that's all I'm familiar with. You can send ...
Napoleon III Emperor 1861 coin1/24/2012
  Q: This coin says Napoleon III Empereur 1861 it has a side profile of a man on front with a pointy ...
  A: Tammy, It's some kind of souvenir or medal, but I don't know where it's from. There is another one ...
1964 D Penny Reverse Error?1/17/2012
  Q: after a carefull search of over 1,000 cents.I found a 1964 D.I was so tired,but I said just turn em ...
  A: Sounds like a neat find -- would love to see a picture of it. If you got it into a PCGS or NGC ...
1940 penny1/16/2012
  Q: I have a 1940 penny which is stamped 940. There is no evidence the "1" was ever there. Is it of any ...
  A: Missing letters or numbers like this are generally caused by grease getting into the press and ...
1964 Brass Plated Nickel? and More.1/16/2012
  Q: in my search for that Treasure.This time I actually paid for a Roll of Nickels (.50 cents,due to ...
  A: Unfortunately, neither nickel would have become the way they are because of something that happened ...
1985 P Nickel DDO?1/15/2012
  Q: I found a 1985 Nickel in AU-50-53 condition.Some facts I can see noted. 1.Jefferson Eyes are (SHUT) ...
  A: Beck, More likely those are signs of a worn out die -- probably not valuable. A cell phone camera ...
1942 Nickel with no Mint Mark1/14/2012
  Q: I found a 1942 Nickel in G-4 condition.It has no mint mark on the Reverse above the DOME.According ...
  A: While they did make the silver nickels in 1942 with either a P or S above the dome, they did also ...
wwii japanese peso and centavos1/12/2012
  Q: i have a stack of this currency most look as never been circulated would love to know what it might ...
  A: Chad, Sorry but the prices you're seeing on eBay are the going retail prices for these notes. If ...
Coin Value1/10/2012
  Q: The value of a Booker T Washington, silver half dollar 1952, 1878 silver dollar liberty head and ...
  A: In average condition, your coins will have the following current values : 1952 Booker T Washington ...
1981 Mint Mark "D" DDO Quarter or DDR? Both?1/9/2012
  Q: I found a 1981 Quarter it was given to me as Change back at Murphy's Gas Station.While wearing Dark ...
  A: I don't know what BIG MOTTO is supposed to mean, but it's not any recognized term for DDO. The coin ...
1969 s DDO? Questions..1/8/2012
  Q: Sir.I read a whole lot about this Penny online before asking this Question.The reason for writing ...
  A: Beck, While you definately do not have the valuable DDO #1, it sounds like you may have a DDO #2 ...
Indian Head1/7/2012
  Q: Mr. Moore, I have 4 Indian Head coins which appear thicker than the usual copper. ...
  A: You're right, Indian Head cents from all years 1859 to 1863 (and some of the ones from 1864) are ...
1970 s Small Date Penny RPM,DDO?1/7/2012
  Q: I found this 1970s Small Date Penny (#4pic).It shows that the Mint Mark may be Hit twice.I saw on ...
  A: Beck, The $50 price tag for a proof is a totally different thing -- yours is not a proof. The ...
1988 No "FG"1/5/2012
  Q: I found this 1988 Penny with No "FG".I hope my Pic is clear enough to see.How could this Happen?I ...
  A: That's a nice specimen of an over-polished die. Most likely the dies clashed, and they tried to ...
1911 gold coin1/3/2012
  Q: I was given a gold 1911 coin. My grandfather worked for a bank back in the depression era when the ...
  A: I really need more information about your coin to get specific. You didn't tell me the denomination ...
just wondering1/3/2012
  Q: I was going through some pennies the other night and found a 1984 d penny that was missing the L in ...
  A: Chad, Without seeing it, I can only guess that either the die used to strike the coin was extremely ...
old coins1/2/2012
  Q: i really could use some help i have 2george washington gold dollars and 1thomas jefferson dollar ...
  A: Delores, I would need pictures of the Washington & Jefferson dollars to determine what you have. ...
Republic of Minerva gold/silver coin12/31/2011
  Q: Just came across one of these in its case and in mint condition and was wondering what it might be ...
  A: You have a 1973 one-year only minted, 10,500 piece mintage, 35 Minerva Dollars face value, PROOF ...
1970 s Small Date DDO?12/31/2011
  Q: I found 2 1970 s Small Dates.Very Lucky! I do search around 300-500 Penny's daily (Thank God).I know ...
  A: Beck, You're gonna need to get a camera set-up that you can photograph these tiny varieties, so you ...
2001 Penny DDO? No V or D in VDB!12/30/2011
  Q: I found a 2001 RED Penny,High Grade MS-61-64 Grade. With no V or D in VDB.The V or D are (extreemly) ...
  A: Sounds like Die Deterioration to me. As the dies wear out, letters get flattened out and details ...
1958 DDO? The Puzzle...12/28/2011
  Q: I have a 1958 Penny.And I realize that the DDO of that era is one the most sought after Pennys.There ...
  A: I'm not real familiar with this particular DDO, but I do know there are more than one variety of DDO ...
1971 D Kennedy Half Dollar DDR?12/27/2011
  Q: I have found a 1971 DDR Kennedy Half Dollar.As I check online I find nothing,to any other ...
  A: Here's a link to a real 1971-D DDR : http://www.goldengatecoins.com/KHC169a.htm Here's a link to ...
BRYANS MONEY12/26/2011
  Q: WHATS IS THIS I HAVE AND WHAT IS THE VALUE
  A: Anthony, You have a piece of what's known as Bryan Money. These were tokens and medals issued ...
Walker Anomaly12/25/2011
  Q: I recently obtained this 1944 D Walking Liberty at auction,it was in a bulk lot. After closer ...
  A: From your description, I would have said it had been in a fire. But from the pictures, I don't ...
1995P extra leaf dime12/23/2011
  Q: I have a 1995 P dime that looks like it has a extra leaf stamped on top of the left tree of the ...
  A: Monika, Thank you for the picture. Unfortunately I will have to join the list of dealers that have ...
1883 liberty nickel no cents error12/22/2011
  Q: I was going through my V nickels and found a unique nickel, and I was wondering if you could help me ...
  A: Bart, It was popular to stash away the No Cents nickels back in 1883, so even though there were ...
Mis-struck Penny12/11/2011
  Q: I found a 1967 penny that does not have anything stamped on the reverse side at all. It is ...
  A: Ryan, They don't tell me your email, so the best I can do is answer here. Your penny has been ...
1992 D Penny? Front Picture.12/10/2011
  Q: Friend... After Weighing the 1992 Penny with a Digital Scale = 1.9 Grams. Its not a Plastic or ...
  A: This is definitely something that was done to the penny after it left the mint. Not sure why, but ...
I have 1990 no mint penny not incased12/10/2011
  Q: I have 1990 no mint penny not in case. It was in my father coin collection. Sincerely, George
  A: George, A 1990 penny with no mintmark is normal -- it just means it was made at the Philadelphia ...
1976 Bicentennial Medals12/9/2011
  Q: The 1976 Statue of Liberty Medals were minted in silver, bronze, and gold-plate. I have purchased ...
  A: I see this situation on eBay all the time -- almost every dealer selling "gold plated" National ...
2 headed quarter12/9/2011
  Q: i found a 2 headed quarter and i'm wondering if it maybe real.it dosent have dates on either side ...
  A: Sorry Amanda, but it's a novelty item made by altering two regular coins and gluing the pieces back ...
what is my coin worth12/8/2011
  Q: we have a coin of james monroe and we would like the value of this rare coin dated 1817-1825 ...
  A: If your coin looks like the one in the pictures attached, then it is a modern coin, minted in 2008, ...
1990 D Penny Routine Obverse, Reverse Blank Zink12/8/2011
  Q: Dan, 2d photo, Reverse
  A: David, Thank you for the pictures -- they were really helpful. It's essentially impossible for a ...
1990 Proof Penny with No S Mint Mark12/4/2011
  Q: I found a 1990 Penny.I feel I have found a No S mint Mark Penny.To my Knowledge,Proof sets, were, of ...
  A: Beck, It would be extremely lucky for you to find a 1990 No-S Proof penny, they are worth over ...
1855 California Gold Coin 1/212/2/2011
  Q: Have a 1855 California Gold Coin 1/2. Unfortunately someone added a very small necklace ring to the ...
  A: John, There are literally 100+ fakes out there for every real Californial Fractional Gold Piece -- ...
1964 Pennys Question?12/1/2011
  Q: My Question is very Simple. In 1964,When in Production,did the US MINT Engrave (Hit) the Coin with a ...
  A: Beck, That's an interesting theory, but unfortunately did not happen. If you have a coin with a ...
U.S. Quarter misprint11/29/2011
  Q: I have a Washington U.S. quarter that is misprinted on front side with no date,looks like ...
  A: Greg, I can't be absolutely sure without seeing it, but it sounds like you have an off-center ...
Connecticut coin11/27/2011
  Q: I found a 1788 Copper Connecticut at coin should i clean it also how do i find out how much it is ...
  A: Jack, Definitely do not clean it. Not knowing how, you will only make it worth less if you try to ...
1928 $2.5 gold coin11/21/2011
  Q: I have a gold indian head $2.5 coin from 1928. It was purchased from a bank around that time and was ...
  A: Tom, 1928 is actually one of the more common dates for $2.5 gold indians. Assuming it is an ...
1982 two headed coin11/19/2011
  Q: My name is van williams and my father passed away this year. I inherited many antiques including a ...
  A: Van, The seam would not be on the outside edge, but rather just inside the raised rim on one side ...
medals11/15/2011
  Q: i have 2 medals in a black and gold box with the longines symphonette great american triumphs on it ...
  A: David, While I haven't seen any of the gold plated ones, there are plenty of silver and pewter ones ...
194/1 wheat penny that looks like this.11/14/2011
  Q: 11/2/2011 I believe you said this is a damaged coin if you are sure please tell me how it could or ...
  A: This question has come up several times. There have been examples submitted to grading services ...
1909 s with missing In God We Trust! pic11/11/2011
  Q: Here is pic... After a little research online I found out the David Brenner ORIGINAL design of ...
  A: Sorry, but it just looks excessively worn. While the TRUST looks to be gone, it appears to me that ...
1990 D Dime Error picture11/11/2011
  Q: Here is picture of the DIME.. I cant upload all three pic so..Please tell me I took a front,back and ...
  A: Unfortunately this is nothing special either. I've seen this before. What has happened is that ...
susan b anthony dollar11/7/2011
  Q: i have a 1979 susan b anthony dollar and below the neck doesnt have a p or d or s it actually has FG ...
  A: Lyndel, Normally the mintmark is to the left of the head, as in the picture here : ...
1976 Eisenhower dollar11/5/2011
  Q: I by no means am a coin collector. My father was a casual collecter. After he passed I we through ...
  A: Sean, Thank you for the pictures. It appears to me that the coin is just really worn, like it had ...
1909 s with missing In God We Trust!11/2/2011
  Q: I just found a 1909 s with missing "In God We Trust" I know...most of the time I hear that oh its ...
  A: Mirza, It sounds like you may possibly have an off-center double-strike error -- I'd love to see a ...
Value of unusual 1941 penny11/2/2011
  Q: I have been searching through a number wheat pennies, mostly looking for rarer dates. In the process ...
  A: Gary, I have been asked about pennies with slanted 1's like this before, and every time it turned ...
1919 RED PENNY (High Grade)!10/25/2011
  Q: What is RED Penny? I saw a article that there are three type Black,Brown,RED.and did not save the ...
  A: All pennies start out as red -- that's the natural color for newly made copper. Over time this will ...
The 1919 RED PENNY! High Grade!10/25/2011
  Q: I found a nice,Clean.Crip.1919 penny and its RED! I read a lot on the NET and found out only a few ...
  A: All pennies are red when they are first struck. Like any 2011 penny you see today, it will be red. ...
Unusual Liberty Silver 1 oz coin...10/13/2011
  Q: Greetings! I came across a silver coin that has lady Liberty on one side and the reverse is the ...
  A: Kai, That balance scale design is very common among silver art rounds. The APM moniker on it ...
vam 15 morgan 1888 o (hot 50)9/28/2011
  Q: I want see if you can tell me value for coin I have morgan 1888 o vam 15 I find highest grade on ...
  A: Mazi, There is no price guide for something like that. The value of something as unique as what ...
2 sided quarter9/27/2011
  Q: I have a 2 sided quarter with the same print on each side. It's a 1990 D with both sides exactly ...
  A: Sorry Barbara, but that coin did not come from the mint like that. Somebody took two normal ...
1974 Quartertter one" so he could use the s9/26/2011
  Q: I had a quarter that before it was stolen, had an apparent blister in the die leaving a bubble over ...
  A: Robert, This bubble was not something from the die, but rather was caused by exposure to heat. The ...
2007 gold quarter Idaho9/25/2011
  Q: I got a gold quarter as change. At first I thought it was a gold dollar, then I realized it was a ...
  A: The state quarters issued for circulation came from two mints: P for Philadelphia, and D for Denver. ...
misprinted vermount quarter9/23/2011
  Q: I have found a quarter that has the Lincoln memorial stamped across the face of George Washing. At ...
  A: Otis, Since you cannot fit a quarter into the machine when pennies are being stamped, and since the ...
1971 Eisenhower $9/17/2011
  Q: How do I know what MS grade is? Coins are 1971 & don't where minted. What would their value be ...
  A: Sonia, Determining MS grade is a practice that takes time to learn. It's subjective, so one ...
American susan b dollar 19799/13/2011
  Q: I have a susan b anothony american dollar if you hold the coin with the head in the correct position ...
  A: Richard, If you hold the coin at the sides and flip it top-to-bottom, the eagle should be right ...
Franklin Mint Medallions9/12/2011
  Q: This question relates to a similar question from April of this year. I have a collection of United ...
  A: Ouch! That's going to be next to impossible. You can find complete sets for sale, but finding ...
1966 penny9/12/2011
  Q: Dan, you never answered my question, you said you needed pics and i sent them. but you havent ...
  A: Ron, Thank you for the picture. It's really hard to tell without being able to examine the coin ...
1972 Lincoln rolls of pennys uncirculated9/12/2011
  Q: My father collected coins and passed them on to me. For some reason he has 20 rolls of 1971 Lincoln ...
  A: Stan, The 1972 Double Die was caused by the misalignment of dies, causing doubling to appear on the ...
dimes9/12/2011
  Q: None of them is anywhere near mint. Since the price of silver is up,where could I sell these? I ...
  A: Jenna, I have heard the same information about the pandas. You can check the ANA website for ...
1993 dime9/11/2011
  Q: I have a 1993 dime that looks like a regular dime but the edge looks like a penny. Is this worth ...
  A: Glenn, It sounds like your coin has been altered by applying pressure to the edge or by tapping ...
1975 proof9/10/2011
  Q: I have two 1975 proof coin sets, or so I think i found them in an old trunk belonging to my ...
  A: Ted, It sounds like you may have an uncirculated coin set, rather than two proof sets. A 1975 ...
John F. Kennedy Commemorative Medal Series,Limited Edition- solid sterling silver9/8/2011
  Q: I am in possession of the above 36 coin set. My certified registration number is 185 and the set ...
  A: Reno, Unfortunately there is virtually no resale market for this kind of privately minted medals -- ...
penny9/8/2011
  Q: I have a 1976 penny that has a very small dime in it on front and back I've looked it up and found ...
  A: Danielle, Back in the 70's it was popular to alter pennies and use them in different forms of ...
Indian head nickel9/5/2011
  Q: I have a Indian head nickel with indian heads on both sides. On one side it is date 1937 and on the ...
  A: Susan, This is a manufactured novelty item known as a Magician's coin -- made by altering two ...
Coins that were handed down9/2/2011
  Q: .i want someone to take a look at them and tell me what they think.. there are no coin dealers ...
  A: J.J. From what I can see from your picture ... The two dolar coins have no significant value. The ...
Lincoln-Kennedy Penny9/1/2011
  Q: What I want to know is whether or not I have a rare coin in my possession? I have a 1975 ...
  A: Jesslyn, This is a manufactured novelty item, made by stamping the Kennedy image onto a normal ...
penny9/1/2011
  Q: i came across a penny no date ,has tails you know i think lincoln memorial it has an out side rim ...
  A: Rick, What you have is a broken half of a Magician's Coin -- a manufactured novelty item, made by ...
U.S. Nickel8/30/2011
  Q: I was going thru some change and came across a 2006 series D nickel.The back of the coin looks fine ...
  A: David, 2006 was when the design changed on the nickel -- all nickels dated 2006 or newer will have ...
Wheat Penny Values8/30/2011
  Q: I have recently been interested in collecting coins, including wheat pennies. I have tried to figure ...
  A: Anthony, I can save you alot of looking at charts, and eliminate the majority of your wheat pennies ...
Few coin's ranging from 1886 - 19358/28/2011
  Q: I came across a few items while going through a passed relatives belongings that were left to me and ...
  A: Chris, Assuming you want estimated values, then based on your descriptions .... 1886-S $5 gold ...
1965 dime8/27/2011
  Q: I have a 1965 dime that has from what I can see an extra leaf on the left side. I would like to know ...
  A: Gloria, Thank you for the pictures. That blob of metal was caused by either a chip in the die used ...
coin not in redbook8/26/2011
  Q: Around 1972 I picked up 2 1972 pennies at the local gas station, funny thing they don't look copper, ...
  A: Barry, Back then, the U.S. made coins for other countries. Occasionally the foreign coin blanks ...
value of coins8/24/2011
  Q: I have a George Washington 250th anniversary of birth 1982 999% silver coin and I was just wondering ...
  A: Annie, With the current high price of silver, this commemorative half dollar has prettymuch become ...
2 1/2 D liberty gold coin 18538/24/2011
  Q: I do not know much about coins. What would be the value of this coin.....in mint condition? Thank ...
  A: George, In almost uncirculated condition, its current value is about $275 You could take it to any ...
Liberian "gold" coins8/23/2011
  Q: I have two Liberian US Presidents in Gold coins. $50 and $25 face value. The Certificate of ...
  A: Kae, Now that gold is so high, these will actually have some value. Assuming a gold spot price of ...
misprinted wheat penny8/22/2011
  Q: My grandson found a wheat penny that has a misprint. It has the wheat on both sides and no Lincoln ...
  A: Robin, It's a manufactured novelty item known as a magician's coin, made by altering two normal ...
misprinted coin?8/19/2011
  Q: Three of the coins have the date 2000 printed on them and one has no date at all, is this a ...
  A: Tiffany, I suspect what you have are actually Sacagawea dollar coins -- minted from 2000 to ...
1804 LIBERTY siver dollar8/16/2011
  Q: yes i have one i need to no if its a fake or not.the stars on the liberty side are different shapes ...
  A: David, The most comprehensive page I know of about these dollars is here : ...
rare walking liberty quarter8/16/2011
  Q: I have a walking liberty quarter/silver I assumed/ eagle with 3stars on bottom and logo e pluribus ...
  A: John, With no visible date, your standing liberty quarter's value will only be for the silver it ...
pleas help8/15/2011
  Q: I have a beautiful penny i found in a jar of mixed coins. It is 2008 lincoln cent. Now on the ...
  A: Patrick, If the second strikes on each side are in alignment with each other, you may have a ...
Proofs vs Bullion8/14/2011
  Q: When purchasing american eagle silver/gold, is there any value down the road to buying proofs ...
  A: Bill, Premiums for proof eagles fluctuate like the wind -- if you feel lucky, go for it. UNC ...
1855 U.S. $5 gold piece8/14/2011
  Q: I have a 1855 $5 gold piece with a liberty head on the face and an eagle on the back. There are also ...
  A: Bridget, Whether you take it to a local jeweler or coin dealer, or if you take it to a coin show, ...
Sterling Silver Proof Coins8/5/2011
  Q: I would like to know the value of: The Legendary Aircraft of World War II $50.00 Silver Proof Coin ...
  A: Sara, It will be very difficult to find anyone willing to pay more than the silver melt value for ...
1941 wheat penny with slanted 18/4/2011
  Q: I have a very good condition 1941 penny with a slanted one. using a B.C. mag. I compared with others ...
  A: Doris, This kind of thing happens on cents of all dates. It is actually damage that was done by a ...
Ridgeless Roosevelt Dime8/4/2011
  Q: I just came across a 1970 D dime with no ridges along the side. There doesn't appear to be any ...
  A: Tony, It may have been struck outside of its retaining collar, so it got no reeding. But usually ...
Misprinted Quarter8/1/2011
  Q: I found a quarter a while back in some change that has the markings of the of the back of a penny on ...
  A: Amanda, This is something that was done to the coin after it left the Mint. Somebody put a penny ...
wheat cent double struck front and back7/24/2011
  Q: I've had this wheat cent for 40 years, and I just wonder if its for real. I'm not if the picture is ...
  A: Philip, Sorry but all you have is something somebody put into a machine press and made from two ...
4 oz coin7/22/2011
  Q: I was given a 1998 coin that is 3 1/2 " in diameter and is stamped 4 OZ from the washington mint. It ...
  A: Bob, The value of the platinum would be minimal, but if it states on the medal that it is that it ...
presidential five dollar coin series7/21/2011
  Q: I have the whole set of 2000 Presidential five dollars coin authorize by Goverment of Liberia but ...
  A: Lisa, Sorry but you prettymuch wasted your money -- you cannot even redeem these in Liberia. These ...
Uncirculated Silver Eagles in box with COA7/19/2011
  Q: I was puting a set of Silver Eagle Proofs together and I thought I had them all and then I notices ...
  A: All the uncirculated eagles were made with no mintmarks -- only proofs had mintmarks -- except for ...
mis struck US quarter7/16/2011
  Q: I have a 1940 US quarter and any information you could provide as to history and value would be ...
  A: James, Not sure what you have, but it does not match the description of a quarter from the U.S. ...
Strange 1972 Quarter7/16/2011
  Q: I have no idea what this is but was in with a collection I inherited so makes me wonder. Anyway the ...
  A: Greg, Thank you for the pictures. This is what can happen when a coin gets caught in a fire. The ...
1997 Impressions of Liberty American Eagle set7/14/2011
  Q: I read an answer you gave to an inquiry about this set wherein you stated that it was not a US Mint ...
  A: I was unable to find that reference on silvereagleguide.com, but I did find a couple sets listed on ...
Silver dollars7/13/2011
  Q: I inherited 45 1879 thru 1921 silver dollars, various mints plus Eisenhour dollars and JFK half ...
  A: Joni, Generally speaking, circulate silver dollars are worth about $28 apiece -- some that are ...
coins with cracks7/12/2011
  Q: I have a lot of pennies with cracks in them. I also have about 30 2010 nickels wiyh 1 or both tips ...
  A: Al, There are major coin shows coming up in Philadelphia in September and in Pittsburgh in October ...
A few coins I have7/5/2011
  Q: I have a few pennies, nickels, dimes, and a quarter I'd like to ask you about. I have a 1993, 1983, ...
  A: Michele, All your coins are normal. The 1993, 1983, and 1980 Lincoln pennies, the 1964 nickel, and ...
gold plated lincoln one dollar7/4/2011
  Q: Face of coin: Abraham Lincoln/His Face/In God We Trust President 1861-1865 Reverse side: UNITED ...
  A: Julie, This is one of the series of Presidential dollars that have been issued 4-per-year since ...
coins7/2/2011
  Q: We have just inherited a ton of coins from pennies with a wreath, mercury dimes,some dimes older ...
  A: Anna, The coins you've described all sound like the more common stuff -- basically just silver ...
1911 2 1/2 Dollar Gold Piece6/27/2011
  Q: I have a question, I have a 1911 gold piece and have noticed that a D mark is more valuable then ...
  A: James, The D mintmark -- if it has one -- would be located on the reverse, just to the left of the ...
1889 dollar O mint6/25/2011
  Q: I have several coins. I have a handful of morgan dollars in the late 1800s and some with the O mint ...
  A: Melessa, Common-date circulated Morgan dollars are worth $25-$28 each. 1977 quarters and dimes ...
1971 Quarter, cut small?6/25/2011
  Q: My husband found a 1971 quarter that seems to be cut wrong. The very top of the letters of LIBERTY ...
  A: Rissa, It's possible your coin was struck on a nickel or dime blank (instead of a quarter blank), ...
Error Penny6/24/2011
  Q: I believed it was but I wanted to be sure. They confirmed it was real and not supposed to happen. ...
  A: Chas, What you have is known as a brockage error. Here is a website that explains how this ...
1893 Chicago coin6/24/2011
  Q: This coin is silver and on the front its dated 1893 Chicago and The Irish Village. And has a picture ...
  A: Summer, You have a souvenir from the 1892-1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. You can find more ...
1792 One Cent Coin6/21/2011
  Q: I have a coin that presents a mystery. It's about 23mm diameter, silver in color, and has (as best ...
  A: William, Along with Royal Oak Mint -- http://www.royaloakmint.com -- there are a couple other mints ...
sacagawea coin6/20/2011
  Q: I have Sacagawea coin that has absolutely no date anywhere on the coin. there is something that ...
  A: Iris, Did you check the edge? The date and mintmark were moved to the edge in 2009. The reverse ...
silver dime6/18/2011
  Q: I have a 1952 silver dime. About how much is it worth. Also I have a lot of wheat pennies. Do they ...
  A: Your 1952 dime is currently worth $2.40 -- based on the current price of silver. Common wheat ...
off metal6/17/2011
  Q: I have a 1956-D wheat cent. perfectly minted condition. only it seems to be minted in zinc, like the ...
  A: First you're going to have to find out if it really is zinc, or just zinc plated. Get it weighed. ...
1925 liberty silver dollar6/16/2011
  Q: I see so many different values on this coin, from $30. all the way up to thousands! Obviously they ...
  A: Joyce, A picture would have really helped, however I will do my best ... 1925 is considered a ...
Bicentennial Gold Coin6/15/2011
  Q: I would greatly appreciate any information you could share about the following coin: 1776-1976 ...
  A: Joseph, All I can really tell you is that this did not come from the U.S. Mint, but rather some ...
1982 penny markings6/15/2011
  Q: We are putting coins in a Whitman Coin folder. What is the meaning of the Cop Lg Dt and Zinc Lg Dt ...
  A: Monte, Dt is the abbreviation for the word "Date". So Sm Dt is small date and Lg Dt is large date. ...
US 20th c coin questions6/11/2011
  Q: I would appreciate knowing the value for the following coins. Coins are in good to excellent ...
  A: Values as follows : susan b anthony dollar coins (1979) -- $1.00 each eisenhower silver dollars ...
missing mint stamp6/8/2011
  Q: i often come across coins, mostly quarters and nickles, from the 60s and 70s with missing mint ...
  A: Stephen. The main mint in Philadelphia did not start adding "P" mintmarks to their coins until ...
2 headed 50 cent piece6/8/2011
  Q: My grandfather past recently, and he has been saving coins for over 60years. I came across this ...
  A: You have a 1926 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. These were minted to celebrate the 150th anniversary ...
Misprinted quarter6/7/2011
  Q: My dad got a misprinted quarter in some change many years ago it is a clad quarter that has nothing ...
  A: Jennifer, This is known as a blank planchet error. Usually this happens when a coin blank gets ...
Liberia presidential coin collection6/6/2011
  Q: I to have the collection that Kathy was talking about. My question is where do you go to cash them ...
  A: Eileen, I suggest you find a coin show, where there will be a number of dealers, and get a couple ...
panda coins6/4/2011
  Q: I was given a panda coin from a family member and it has got me interested in buying gold bars in ...
  A: Jenna, There is no specific gold sellers organiation. The ANA (American Numismatic Association) ...
I found a bicentenial dollar and can't tell if they are errors?6/2/2011
  Q: I found this coin in my old baby book today. My father said it was part of a 3 coin set but anyways. ...
  A: Kirk, While there were 3-coin sets for the bicentennial coins, they all were "S" mintmarked coins ...
New york quater in copper.5/31/2011
  Q: I seem to have a 2001 D quarter that is copper like the whole dollar coins. What do I have here? Is ...
  A: Daniel, The blanks for these coins are cut from long sheets of copper that are supposed to be ...
A Standing Liberty $5 Gold coin inset in a ring5/29/2011
  Q: Moore, I have a $5.00 Standing (could be walking, I don't know the difference!) Liberty gold coin ...
  A: Dan, What you describe sounds something like the U.S. Gold Eagle coin, but there are some ...
1 dollar bill , blank back...worth?5/28/2011
  Q: I have a 1995 series one dollar bill with a blank back. sad to say it has a fold down the middle and ...
  A: William, In the condition you describe, I would estimate value at $100 to $150. You probably don't ...
Norman Rockwell Saturday Post Tribute5/26/2011
  Q: My late grandmother owned a set of 12 sterling silver "coins" adorned with Norman Rockwell's ...
  A: Michael, Unfortunately, yes, it will be hard to find anyone that will pay any more than the silver ...
one centavo coin5/26/2011
  Q: I have a 1925 one centavo coin with United States of America on one side but it has One Centavo on ...
  A: Thomas, The Philippines was a Soveriegn Entity or a Commonwealth of the United States from 1899 to ...
bicentenial quarter5/25/2011
  Q: I have a friend that has a bicentennial quarter that has the front side on both sides. Since the ...
  A: Tom, You have one of the 50 state, territorial, or national parks quarters -- not a bicentennial ...
1977 HAND SIGNED 1 DOLLAR BILL5/25/2011
  Q: I was wondering how much my uncirculated 1977 series hand signed by the Treasure of the United ...
  A: Brian, The hard part will be finding an interested buyer. There is currently one on eBay, listed ...
1964 nickel5/24/2011
  Q: I CAME ACROSS A 1964 NICKLE WITH A "T" ON TOP OF THE MONTICELLO AND A SLASH ACROSS THE WORD "GOD" IN ...
  A: Imteresting backwards picture you sent me. I haven't seen this particular alteration before, but I ...
1988D penny5/24/2011
  Q: Is a 1988D with doubleing of the 8s worth anything?
  A: Daniel, I don't know of any die doubling found for that date, so I have to think it is some other ...
penny5/23/2011
  Q: I found the attached penny in a jar of old coins. It is a definite misprint. I wondered if you ...
  A: Deb, Thank you for the picture. You have what's known as an off-center strike error. The most ...
1980 S Susan B5/22/2011
  Q: I found a 1980s Susan B on the back the words ONE DOLLAR are doubled. All letters have doubling the ...
  A: Robert, If it has doubling both inside and outside of the letters, this is likely due to die ...
Coin protection5/20/2011
  Q: My idea: use polyolefin shrink wrap tubing to protect coins. Use 2 X 2, remove the mylar. Put coin ...
  A: Serges, The P in PVC is for Poly, so my guess is that it's not going to be safe. It also sounds ...
1997P quarter5/19/2011
  Q: I have a mint quarter where the obverse is also on the reverse. I have looked it over and cannot see ...
  A: Lee, You need to use a magnifier and examine just inside the raised rim on both sides of the coin. ...
US Silver Dollar 1803 large 35/18/2011
  Q: Brad I understand there are some fake ones on the market, how can i tell if the one i have is real ...
  A: Yeah, there are a LOT of fakes out there. You need to check the designs on both sides AND the edge, ...
quarter with no head5/17/2011
  Q: my coin looks so real,its hard to believe its fack. im sending you pictures. there's a picture of ...
  A: Sharon, Thank you for the picture. Unfortunately, unless you use about 30X magnification, you just ...
Colonial copper large cents5/16/2011
  Q: Mr. Moore I have recently been given around 40 pieces of colonial copper. I am already a collector ...
  A: Kenneth, Rather than paying for an appraisal, you should either take them to a local coin show and ...
Quarter dollar5/13/2011
  Q: I just ran across a coin which is a dollar quarter. It has a buffalo on the back with what looks ...
  A: This is one of the 50 States Quarters commemorative program, that ran from 1999 to 2008. There were ...
1999 Georgia Quarter (P)5/11/2011
  Q: I found an unusual quarter, only color is copper, no silver coating, even when turned on its side. ...
  A: Susan, The blanks for quarters are cut from long strips of copper that are coated with the ...
Quarter Question5/10/2011
  Q: I've been unable to locate any online information about errors associated with the attached ...
  A: Jim, Thank you for the excellent picture. What you have appears to be a form of strike doubling -- ...
1943 s white penny5/9/2011
  Q: Its a white 1943 s penny although it does look some what rusted but at the same time it has little ...
  A: Sonia, In 1943 the U.S. was fully engaged in the WWII war efforts, and as part of this effort they ...
walking liberty siver half dollar5/6/2011
  Q: What is the value and rarity of a 1944 walking liberty silver half dollar.It is a pensilvania mint ...
  A: Adam, Coin production went way up during the WWII years. There were over 28 million of these coins ...
1987 Silver colored Lincoln penny5/6/2011
  Q: I found this penny in a coin roll from the bank today, it's silver in color and lighty sticks to a ...
  A: Jay, Without being able to examine it first hand, since you said it lightly sticks to a magnet, my ...
bicentennial quarter with "S" mint mark5/4/2011
  Q: I received a bicentennial quarter in change a couple of days ago. When I went to put it up (I am an ...
  A: Ronda, Along with the plain (Philadelphia) and "D" (Denver) mintmarked coins, there were three ...
double headed nickle5/2/2011
  Q: I was told that a double headed nickle is more than likely fake. I have one with the year 2000 on ...
  A: Johnnie, It's absolutely fake -- you don't even have to have anybody look at it. The fact that it ...
silver coin value4/29/2011
  Q: I have a 5 pound .999 silver AMERICAN EAGLE PRODUCED BY THE Washington mint IN 1999. at THE CURRENT ...
  A: Lloyd, While it may be unique, or nearly unique, it still has no intrinsic value -- its value will ...
Old Coins4/27/2011
  Q: I was hoping you could tell me as much as you can about one of the coins that I have.Its a 1799 ...
  A: Deanna, Those are three highly counterfeited coins, and I'm afraid that's probably what you have. ...
old coins in grandpas closet4/26/2011
  Q: We found a coin purse full of old coins dating as early as 1881. We are curious to find out the ...
  A: Sherrie, In average condition, your coins are worth : 1925 Stone Mountain commemorative half ...
Franklin Mint Silver Set4/21/2011
  Q: Back in early 2009 someone wrote in and asked you about the Franklin Mint "National Governors' ...
  A: Douglas, These privately minted medals are a difficult item to resell for anything more than the ...
On an old Coin4/20/2011
  Q: Yes i have an old nickel that was made in 1803 with Louisiana Purchase on it and under neath that ...
  A: Kendora, You have a 2004 commemorative "handshake" nickel. There should be the 2004 date on the ...
2.5 dollar gold coin4/20/2011
  Q: I have a 1911 2.5 dll gold coin that belonged to my grandma, and someone told me it was worth ...
  A: Martha, Yes they have been counterfeiting that rare date for a long time. I recommend you submit ...
$5 Presidential Coins4/18/2011
  Q: I have a complete set of 40 coins that I'm looking to sell. Do you know of any place or person that ...
  A: Mike, There are many different presidential sets out there. Who made it? Is it gold, silver, ...
Silver Medals Valuation4/18/2011
  Q: I have a complete set (#1013) of The Lincoln Mint John F. Kennedy Commemorative Medals. The ...
  A: Bob, Unfortunately these privately minted medals have almost no resale value, other than for the ...
Kennedy Half Dollar4/15/2011
  Q: I have two Kennedy half dollars, one is Kennedy's face on both sides and the other is the eagle on ...
  A: Crystal, These are manufactured novelty magician's coins. Somebody took 2 normal coins, altered ...
Flawed 1981 Penny4/15/2011
  Q: The penny in question has an image that is off center (both sides)about 2 millimeters-more than ...
  A: Susan, Yes it will have a collector value -- perhaps a dollar or two -- but you have to find an ...
Mint sets4/14/2011
  Q: It is difficult for me to understand why US mint sets are valued at less than their originalcost. In ...
  A: Jim, It's simply the law of supply and demand. If there are a million sets available, but only ...
Koinsolv...a good thing?4/13/2011
  Q: I'm just getting into collecting and have noticed some minor surface soils on a few silver coins. I ...
  A: Roberta, Koinsolv is just for removing glue, tape residue, and oily marks. While it may not change ...
commemrative state quarter4/12/2011
  Q: i recently decided to collect the 50 state quarters. tonight i was looking through my change, i came ...
  A: Regena, You're right -- it is a fantasy coin -- not a U.S. Mint product. It may have been ...
missprint 1964 half dollar4/8/2011
  Q: I have a 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar in a pgcs case. It says 1964 Kennedy sample 6706.00. It is in ...
  A: Cheryl, Upside-down is relative to which way you flip the coin -- top-to-bottom or side-to-side. ...
coin4/7/2011
  Q: hey i have an Apollo 14 coin with three last names of the astronauts that were on the ship the date ...
  A: Marshal, This was a privately minted commemorative medal. If it contains any silver, the value of ...
1911 Liberty 2 1/2 dollar4/7/2011
  Q: It is not a D series. How do I determine if is un-circulated. It has been in the family for 3 gens ...
  A: Mike, The best way to do this is with a side-by-side comparison. Find a local coin show, check out ...
1983d penny4/6/2011
  Q: hey i found a 1983 d penny with the words in god w rust the coin looks pretty clean and there are no ...
  A: Adrian, This is actually a relatively common striking error that occurs when the press gets ...
Connecticut State coin error4/4/2011
  Q: We have found a Connecticut State Quarter that appears to be an error - the front is ok, but it ...
  A: Margit, Thank you for the picture -- interesting piece. I'm not sure why -- other than for ...
Coin color4/4/2011
  Q: Mr Moore, I have two Morgan silver dollars and both have a very dark gray to almost black color ...
  A: Bill, The dark toning will negatively affect the coins' eye appeal -- and thus their value -- but ...
Store card or Patriotic Token4/3/2011
  Q: I have an 1863 Indian head obverse coin. There are 13 stars on the obverse broken up by the ...
  A: Paul, Thank you for the pictures -- that really helps. The Indian head side is from die number 90 ...
1983 d dime4/3/2011
  Q: I have a 1983D dime and I heard its worth something.Like about 2$-3$.And it said it had to be ...
  A: Johnathan, 1983-D is considered a better date in uncirculated condition because there were no U.S. ...
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Coin-Collecting-2297/2009/9/1941-penny-1.htm3/31/2011
  Q: I have something similar, take a look. http://lockportstorage.com/photos/DSCN3653.jpg ...
  A: Mark, Thank you for the pictures. It clearly shows the horizontal scrape marks to the right of the ...
1942 s Walking Liberty Half Dollar3/29/2011
  Q: I have a question about a 1942 S Liberty Half Dollar that appears to have a major die break between ...
  A: Bob, While it is an interesting break, I don't think I'd consider it "major" -- it's pretty small. ...
general coin prices3/28/2011
  Q: With the prices of silver having gone through the roof lately, is it better to hold on to silver ...
  A: Rick, When Kitco refers to coins as junk silver, these are for coins where the highest value for ...
1934 10,000 Gold Certificate3/25/2011
  Q: I have a 10,000.00 bill seris. It is Gold certificate. It says "this note is legal tender for all ...
  A: Lorraine, The 1934 notes were used only for inter-bank transfers -- none were issued for public ...
it it real and how much its worth3/24/2011
  Q: can you tell me if tis real and how much it's worth
  A: Linda, You have what is known as a hobo nickel. It got its name because these were hand carved by ...
quarters3/24/2011
  Q: I have two Massachusetts quarters and on is printed copper on one side and silver on the other said ...
  A: Karen, The gold one is likely gold plated -- it did not come from the mint like that. As such it ...
1888 Indian Head One Cent3/23/2011
  Q: I have a question regarding an 1888 Indian Head One Cent that I have been holding onto for years. I ...
  A: Nicole, Thank you for the picture. It looks like it was gold plated at one time and then put back ...
1997 EAGLE SILVER DOLLAR3/23/2011
  Q: Mr. Moore, Attached is the photo of one silver dollar. Please tell me the value and how can i sell ...
  A: D.B. In that condition, it will not get the premium that silver eagles get -- it will only be worth ...
Quarters3/16/2011
  Q: Ok, this may sound strange but I was told that the Alaska and Hawaii state quarters had a batch that ...
  A: Kathleen, Sounds like one of those urban legends to me. I deal alot with state quarters and I've ...
1920 and 1943 Mercury Dimes.3/14/2011
  Q: i have a 1920 and a 1943 mercury dime. both are in circulated condition; the 1943 not as bad as the ...
  A: Amanda, The mintmark would be located on the reverse, just to the right of the word ONE, as shown ...
1847 Liberty Seated silver dollar3/13/2011
  Q: I'm hoping someone can tell me if this coin is geniune. I bought this on ebay back in 2002 for ...
  A: James, 1847 is one of the more common dates for Seated Liberty Dollars, and the coin in your ...
misprinted half dollar3/13/2011
  Q: I have a 1977 gold plated or gold half dollar coin that i was wondering about. On the front side it ...
  A: What you have is a novelty item -- it definitely did not come from the mint that way. I can't ...
1963 Kennedy dollar bill3/7/2011
  Q: If you don`t have the answer to this could you dirwct me to someone that could answer this, ok "I ...
  A: Kennedy Dollar Bills? Since it's supposed to be George Washington on the bills, you obviously have ...
1858 seated liberty half dollar3/6/2011
  Q: but it has parisian varieties 16th st and broadway ny stamped on front what is it worth thanks
  A: Mitch, Parisian Varieties was an erotic show of nubile young ladies presented in the former ...
fra mauro3/4/2011
  Q: yes i have a 1971 penny and on the head side it has a stamp that says fra mauro 2-5-71 and you can ...
  A: Raymond, Some space enthusiast stamped that onto the coin -- Fra Mauro is the name of the lunar ...
2003 die-clash penny3/2/2011
  Q: I recently came across a 2003 Lincoln cent. After some research I've determined that the penny is a ...
  A: More likely you have a flip-over double strike error. If it was a die clash error, many more ...
1996 Silver $100 bill replica (5.3 oz)3/1/2011
  Q: I have 1996 1/2 troy pound silver $1 cameo Silver Eagle and 1 troy ounce $1 cameo silver eagle, plus ...
  A: Debbie, These are only going to be worth the silver they contain. The half Troy pound should weigh ...
Gold Coin Collection2/26/2011
  Q: In 1988 I purchased some 2-1/2 dollar Indian Head Gold Coins. Believe these are referred to as ...
  A: Les, The XF grade wouldn't have changed -- it means the coins have been lightly circulated and will ...
1889-2006 South Dakota quarter2/22/2011
  Q: I found a quarter that only has that nickle coating on the backside and the front seems to be copper ...
  A: Tony, The blanks for these quarters are cut from long strips of metal. These strips are composed ...
State quarter letter error2/22/2011
  Q: I have a 1999 Georgia state quarter that has missing letters in the "In God We Trust". It says " In ...
  A: Charles, This is actually one of the more common errors on today's coins. What happens is a ...
Proof sets2/20/2011
  Q: I have a 1959 proof set in the original mint envelop and it looks like it was never sealed by the ...
  A: I would agree with you, that they were unsealed when they left the mint, then likely sealed after ...
coin questions2/20/2011
  Q: first i have a 1973 Kennedy half dollar that is about the size of a dime what is this item it ...
  A: Pete, The first item is a fantasy piece, sometimes referred to as mini-money or inflationary money ...
PCS Collection2/20/2011
  Q: I received a "Proof Replicas of the Most Sought After US Silver Dollars" wood box collection from ...
  A: Mary, Being privately minted replicas, their value will essentially only be for the silver they ...
Dime with copper edge2/17/2011
  Q: I have a retail business and recieved a dime from a customer that has a copper edge. The edge is ...
  A: Cory, The coin has been altered by either repeated taps with a hammer-like object along the edge or ...
2005 P Kansas (Silver ?)2/16/2011
  Q: Hey dan i recently came accross the same coin that someone asked you about in 2009. I was wondering ...
  A: Ryan, The only silver ones will have an "S" mintmark and be mirrored proof coins. If it is not an ...
transitional error one cent piece 19802/15/2011
  Q: My girlfriend was given a penny by her father that appears to be a transitional error and I'd like ...
  A: Tommy, Most likely what you have is a cent struck on a dime planchet -- especially since you said ...
Longines Symphonette .999 Peary Finds North Pole 1909 Medal2/14/2011
  Q: Have attempted to find info on this medal and have gotten close, but not exactly. This is a .999 ...
  A: Victor, About all I can tell you is that it came from a set of privately minted medals sold through ...
penny/dime2/14/2011
  Q: Is that worth anything????? not sure of the year because its the tail of both coins........
  A: Dekota, If the dime side is silvery colored and the penny side is copper colored, then it's an ...
US coins2/13/2011
  Q: I have just recently found my dad's coin collection, he passed away over 20 years ago and I found it ...
  A: Wendy, Assuming you are looking to sell the collection, I suggest you find a local coin show, take ...
1955d wheat penny2/12/2011
  Q: I have a 1955 D wheat penny that is bigger that a reg penny it has a copper ring around the ...
  A: Mark, Thank you for the picture. It looks like somebody used some kind of machine to roll up the ...
double struck wheat pennys2/12/2011
  Q: is there a list of pennys that I should look for.I have about 60 pounds of pennys to look through
  A: Prettymuch anything dated 1934 or newer is just common -- worth about 2.5 cents. For the older ...
Edge Lettering - which way is "up"2/10/2011
  Q: Is the edge lettering on the $1 coins (both kinds) supposed to be read holding the coin only one ...
  A: Chip, It's a 50/50 chance on which way the edge lettering will be -- it all depends on which way ...
Dime2/9/2011
  Q: I have 4 dimes that have caught my attention. I am new to this hobby of coins with errors and/or ...
  A: Roger, Coins 1, 2, and 4 are just due to dies being used to the point of wearing out -- nothing ...
1874onedollargoldcoin2/8/2011
  Q: This coin is really shiney. I cannot find any mint mark. On one side it's alady with a crown and she ...
  A: Karen, It sounds like a U.S. $1 gold piece. These were minted through 1889. Having no mintmark is ...
where to sell coin2/8/2011
  Q: what is the app. value of a 1834 liberty half eagle $5 gold coin in excelent condition. ANSWER: ...
  A: Billy, The best thing to do is to take it to a local coin show, let a few dealers make offers, and ...
pennies2/7/2011
  Q: I have a roll of pennies, in a plastic penny container, uncirculated from 1987 D with a little state ...
  A: Tammy, These were used to make up sets with all the 50 different state stamps on them, which were ...
Silver Ingot2/6/2011
  Q: About ten years ago I found a metal ingot in my back yard. I was young then and thought nothing of ...
  A: Phillip, As we discussed on the phone, you will need to have this examined first-hand by an expert ...
Penny with no face2/6/2011
  Q: I just found a penny that is missing the front of the coin. By this I mean the entire layer of ...
  A: Troy, This is an altered coin. The face was removed so the coin could be used to make a magician's ...
1878 one pound silver Morgan Round2/4/2011
  Q: I have one of these coins #37722. First who made & distributed these? Second are they pure silver ...
  A: Eugene, These were made by several different companies, so I cannot answer specificas about yours. ...
US Mint Bicentennial 3" Silver Medal2/4/2011
  Q: Can you give me some information about my 3" Silver Bicentennial Medal with the matte finish like ...
  A: I deal with these on a regular basis. This is one of the medals from the Official National ...
liberties 100th anniversary1/31/2011
  Q: I have a privately minted silver coin (the size of a silver dollar) that is 24 k gold plated. It ...
  A: Dennis, Collector interest in this item will be minimal. Value will be based mostly on what the ...
Two headed quarter1/30/2011
  Q: I have a two headed 1964 on both sides quarter. How do I tell if it is real?
  A: 1) ring test -- drop it and aother silver quarter on a hard surface. The regular quarter will ring ...
Civil War Merchant Token Coins12/7/2010
  Q: I am not a coin collector, but came across a Civil War Merchant Token coin from my small town in IN ...
  A: Each part of that number has a meaning : The 230 is for the town -- Danville The B is for the ...
2000 penny12/7/2010
  Q: I recently acquired a 2000 Penny that is completely silver in color, there is no mint mark, and ...
  A: Matthew, The 2000 penny is what's called an unfinished planchet error. Since mid-1982 all pennies ...
miss print penny?12/6/2010
  Q: I have a question regarding a penny. It has the face and backing of a normal penny, however the ...
  A: Heather, If your penny is dated 1982 or newer, then it is simply worn down to the point that the ...
usd 20 philadelphia 1884 gold12/3/2010
  Q: I have a $20 dollars coin dated 1884, no mint mark, and I want to know it´s value and who to sell it ...
  A: Joyce, Current value is about US$1400.00 However, I don't know where you can sell it. Only thing ...
State of Maryland American Revolution Bicentennial Medal 1776-197612/3/2010
  Q: My late husband had above coin (#870). It is in the original blue box with display stand and ...
  A: Eleanor, It sounds like you have the same one as in this eBay listing (item #260321695138) : ...
silver Alexander Hamilton token12/1/2010
  Q: i found a silver token/coin with alexander hamilton's face on the front his name above 1757-1804 ...
  A: Brian, I believe the NCS you see on the medal is for the National Collector's Society -- a private ...
John F. Kennedy Jr. $10 Coin11/30/2010
  Q: I was wondering the value of this coin that has been uncirculated and the date on coin is 1960-1999 ...
  A: Sara, I'm really sorry, but this is a worthless piece of privately minted garbage. Some company ...
1943 steel wheat penny11/28/2010
  Q: I have a 1943 steel wheat penny a magnet does stick to it and it is in almost perfect condition.My ...
  A: Michele, Having no letter under the date is actually the most common version of this coin. It ...
Quar. Dol. coin11/28/2010
  Q: I have a quar. dol. coin that is blank on the front side. I can send a photo of both sides.
  A: Bob, Assuming this is a modern quarter (newer than 1964), then it is almost definitely the result ...
california gold coin11/28/2010
  Q: ..I have a 1857 California Gold coin. on 1 side is;1/2 with a what appears to be a bear beneath the ...
  A: Sorry Ann, but this is only a replica. The bear on the back is a dead giveaway -- no real ones have ...
Presidential Five Dollar Coin Series11/26/2010
  Q: Dan, I've read the answer to Ron regarding this series. I understand but since my husband wants to ...
  A: Sharon, It looks like PandaAmerica offers them -- it may be a different issue though. Look here : ...
1/2 cent california gold coins11/24/2010
  Q: I have several very small 1/2 cent gold coins, circa 1850's. Indian head with stars surrounding the ...
  A: Connie, These are California Fractional Gold REPLICAS. The bear on the back is a dead giveaway ...
Franklin half11/22/2010
  Q: I have a Franklin Half 1959 which has a cross mark from edge to edge (up to the edge, but not ...
  A: Pamela, No big deal -- somebody just scratched that cross into it a long time ago and then put the ...
non mint marked coins11/22/2010
  Q: a buddy of mine has a non mint marked 2000 New Hampshire quarter and was wondering how much it would ...
  A: Dan, Missing mintmarks like this (or other missing letters/numbers) are generally caused by ...
coins11/21/2010
  Q: We have a bunch of coins we would like to sell and I am trying to get some idea of values. 1901 ...
  A: Kris, Assuming average, problem-free condition and no unmentioned mintmarks, current values as ...
1972 mint set error ?11/20/2010
  Q: I have a 1972 mint set. It contains 2 pennies, 1 where the mint ID should be. The other penny has a ...
  A: Keys, What you have is HALF of a mint set. A complete set is composed of the blue-lined package ...
Dime11/18/2010
  Q: I found a P 1994 dime that has a front but no back and no ridges around the edge. Can you tell me ...
  A: Sorry Karen, but all you have is part of a magician's coin -- a manually altered coin that was ...
Jefferson Nickel Coin Error11/11/2010
  Q: My son found a Jefferson Nickel that has the Montecello strike on both sides. I am a collector but ...
  A: Richard, Congratulations! You are the 1,000th person to ask me this question. Sorry but it's just ...
Double-sided Washington quarter11/11/2010
  Q: I found a 1971D Washington quarter which appears to be real. It has Washington's image stamped on ...
  A: David, Congratulations! You are the 1,000th person to ask me this question. Sorry but it's just a ...
1799 Silver Liberty Coin11/2/2010
  Q: I have received a silver 1799 liberty coin and was wondering if you could tell me if the item is ...
  A: Michelle, You didn't specify the denomination or size of the coin, so I don't know which one you ...
1982 and 1989 penny10/30/2010
  Q: I am writing about a silver colored 1982 penny. I say silver due to my not being an expert but ...
  A: Carla, Since mid-1982 all pennies are made from zinc, with a thin copper coating. If the blank ...
1988 Kennedy Rotated Die10/30/2010
  Q: Good morning Dan. I stumbled upon your site. Very interesting. I have listed a 1988 Kennedy Half ...
  A: Patrick, You may be somewhat ambitious with that buy-it-now price. While modern rotated reverse ...
1883 Carson City Uncirculated Silver Dollar10/29/2010
  Q: I have a 1883 Carson City Uncirculated Silver Dollar Certificate number 83482369 still in its box ...
  A: Jayne, 1883 is one of the more common dates for these Uncirculated Carson City dollars in the GSA ...
international numimatic bureau10/29/2010
  Q: I have a 25c S George Washington and a 5c Jefferson, both cameo PR70, supposedly. Would it benefit ...
  A: Richard, You didn't specify dates. However, unless they are from the 1930's or 1940's, they really ...
Coin10/27/2010
  Q: I've got a coin from 1972. On the one side: I've got an picture from President Nixon with (I think ...
  A: Ronny, That's a privately minted medal -- silver plated at best. One recently sold on eBay for ...
1885 Altered Morgan Silver Dollar10/26/2010
  Q: My name is Katie and I've been on and off collecting coins for 10 years now. The coins value isn't ...
  A: Katie, What you have is known as a love token. Back in the late 1800's through early 1900's people ...
bicentennial medals 1972 thru 197610/23/2010
  Q: dan, what is the composition of these coins(1972-george washington, 1973 p. henry & s. adams, 1974- ...
  A: William, There is a book : National Commemorative Medals of the United States Mint but it is out ...
1987 penny10/23/2010
  Q: i have a 1987 d penny that does not appear to be made of copper. it looks more like the color of a ...
  A: Dave, All pennies since mid-1982 are made almost entirely of zinc (a nickel colored metal) with a ...
copper quarter10/22/2010
  Q: I have a arkansas quarter that is copper on both sides. Is this a misprint? How much could this be ...
  A: Jen, Sounds like an unfinished planchet error. Coin blanks (planchets) are cut out of long metal ...
learning about coins10/22/2010
  Q: Lately i have been visiting coin shops and looking for great deals but the prices vary so much at ...
  A: Arturo, The best beginner book about U.S. coins is known as the Red Book, available from Amazon ...
1990 Lincoln Cent w/Proof & No S!10/21/2010
  Q: I've only become aware of possessing this coin for about 4-hours now. I had a coin price guide from ...
  A: Yeti, Current value for that is now more like $4000. BUT, you need to get it certified first, ...
1945 penny10/17/2010
  Q: Hi I found a 1945 penny with no mint mark like the D or a S would like to know if its mis print?
  A: Justyn, Prior to 1980, all coins made at the main mint in Philadelphia had no mintmark -- this was ...
1873 Three Cent Nickel10/16/2010
  Q: I inherited this 1873 Three Cent Nickel from my great grandmother who was a coin collector. As you ...
  A: It definitely looks like your coin was struck on a defective planchet -- a flaw that occured at the ...
Paper Cents10/15/2010
  Q: Enjoyed learning the history. On your value answer you mentioned, does the same apply regardless of ...
  A: Jay, It's not so much the denomination of the note, but the rarity. It does so happen though that ...
1776 - 1976 Gold Bicentennial Medal...10/10/2010
  Q: I have in my possession the 12.8 gram/.900 gold bicentennial medal. What I am looking for is the ...
  A: Lee, Unfortunately it will be next to impossible to find the original box etc. for that medal. ...
1863 token10/9/2010
  Q: I have a token that I think is from the civil war. On the front it says,For Public Accomodation ...
  A: Vincent, Thank you for the picture. You have what's known as a Patriotic Civil War Token. These ...
Miss stamped Penny10/8/2010
  Q: I found this penny going through my moms coin collection looking for silver quarters. I found it ...
  A: Nick, Thank you for the pictures. The odd image on the heads side is definitely the Lincoln ...
Proof Presidential Dollar Edge10/7/2010
  Q: I have a Presidential Proof Coin and I would like to know about the edge lettering. Is there a ...
  A: Sharon, Yes, due to the different process used to make the proof coins (as compared to the ...
silver coin 189910/6/2010
  Q: I have a silver coin dated 1899 it has a woman head on front a v on the back it states on it united ...
  A: Cheryl, WHat you have is known as a "Liberty" or "V" nickel. That's Miss Liberty on the front and ...
eisenhower dime10/2/2010
  Q: i have a misprinted dime between 2000-2009. the last number never attempted to stamp leaving only ...
  A: Michael, This is a relatively common error caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) that ...
Official Wildlife of the United States Solid Copper Medals9/21/2010
  Q: You replied to someone that a partial set of these coins was not worth anything, but I have a whole ...
  A: Patti, As I explained to the previous questioner, unfortunately there is just no viable resale ...
us 1924 silver dollar `9/21/2010
  Q: i wanted to know the value of my 1924 silver dollar,and i also wanted to know about why onthe 1924 ...
  A: Latoya, The current value of your 1924 dollars is about $15 The TRVST spelling was just the thing ...
1986 D double date9/18/2010
  Q: I have read of one other who has found a 1986 D penny with what clearly looks like a double die ...
  A: Victor, If it truly was a doubled die error, there would be thousands of them known. I have to ...
LEGENDARY AIRCRAFT OF WW II9/15/2010
  Q: ISSUED BY MARSHAL ISLANDS/SET OF 24 COINS/SEALED INDIVIDUALLY IN VELVET DISPLAY CASE. CAN YOU GIVE ...
  A: Janice, I found a website with them listed, and according to that website they were issued in 1991 ...
1964 Quater9/15/2010
  Q: just found a 1964 quarter in excellent condition has no stamp in the back like d or any other letter ...
  A: Michael, 1964 was the last year they minted quarters out of silver -- also the year they made more ...
How to get coins graded?9/15/2010
  Q: My question is where can I take my coins to have them graded and certified (PCGS?) in the Pasadena, ...
  A: Thad, Being from Michigan, about all I can do is point you to the ANA list of Pasadena dealers : ...
coin question9/14/2010
  Q: I have a 1971s lincoln penny missing the "E" in E Pluribus unum. Can you tell me if this is an ...
  A: Barry, Sorry but this is a common error caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) that ...
State Quarter9/13/2010
  Q: I found a Mississippi quarter in circulation with no copper clad visible on the edge. It weighs ...
  A: Todd, It sounds like one of the many thousands of plated state quarters out there. Purchased from ...
2000 D nickle mis-strike9/10/2010
  Q: Is there any information about this particular mis-strike? Is there any value now or in the future?
  A: Mark, That is known as an off-center strike error. A relatively common striking error that occurs ...
unique 1902 indian head penny9/9/2010
  Q: i have a uncirculated 1902 indian head penny . it is not bronze but appears to be possibly nickel. ...
  A: Stan, It is possible that it could be struck on either a dime blank or a foreign blank -- we did ...
Morgan Silver Dollar9/8/2010
  Q: I have a Morgan Dollar dated 1898 with a "CC" on the back. I read a post where someone else stated ...
  A: John, You don't have any recourse, but the giver who purchased it may. A honorable dealer will ...
liberty dimes9/5/2010
  Q: I have a large amount of liberty dimes. My question is about the place it was minted. where am I ...
  A: David, The mintmark would be located on the reverse, to the right of the word ONE. Most dimes do ...
Misprinted half dollar9/4/2010
  Q: My husband recieved a half dollar that has the eagle on both sides. It is not pure silver. It has ...
  A: Pattie, That coin did not come from the mint that way. It is a manufactured novelty item known as ...
Odd Penny? coin9/2/2010
  Q: This coin has the color of a US penny & is the very same size. One side shows a flag (on a pole) ...
  A: Elliott, You have what's known as a Patriotic Civil War Token. These were privately made for ...
found an old penny collection9/1/2010
  Q: I found an old penny collection that my grandmother must have started, never finished it. Anyway I ...
  A: Shain, The only thing in those dates is if you possibly have a 1944 D over S mintmark. Use a ...
old colns9/1/2010
  Q: I have a Eisenhower Bicennteinal silver dollar dated 1776-1976 with the liberty bell in front of the ...
  A: Etta, The dollar is common -- they minted them for 2 years so there were a lot of them made -- no ...
finding a reliable coin collector8/31/2010
  Q: I have a sizable coin collection for sale that belonged to my elderly mother. It is all loose. ...
  A: Evonda, Putting them into sleeves may be an unneccesary expense. If all you want to do is sell ...
Mint mark8/31/2010
  Q: I have a 1922 silver dollar that is about 1/3 thicker than all my other silver dollars. This is ...
  A: Ronald, What you see on the front of the coin is not a mintmark -- it's the designer's (Anthony de ...
presidential ingots8/29/2010
  Q: I have one Benjamin Harrison Ingot it weighs 5000 grains sterling Silver!
  A: Daniel, Assuming you want to know the value ...... 5000 grains divide by 480 grains per ounce = ...
Silver Quarters8/28/2010
  Q: My father left me approx. 250 silver quarters dated from 1960-64. Due to economy we need to sell ...
  A: John, You could take them to any coin show or shop and get about 11 times face value for them ...
odd coin?8/27/2010
  Q: I have a coin with lady liberty on one side and a star over a wreath over a scale on the other and ...
  A: Cindy, You have a privately minted one ounce silver round. The discoloration is called toning -- ...
1976 penny center in picture8/24/2010
  Q: Doe's this 1976 penny have any value? I came across it several year's ago and have keep a hold of it ...
  A: Gary, That 1976 coin has what's known as a cud on it. The die used to stamp the coin was in the ...
RE) John Adams Coin8/24/2010
  Q: PROOF Obverse : John Adams… Reverse : First Continental Congress… In Original Dark Blue Presentation ...
  A: Jason, That would be a toning spot. For whatever reason, the silver turned brown right there in ...
wheat cent pennies8/23/2010
  Q: my relative recently passed away and while going through his belongings I found 2 mint condition ...
  A: Courtney, If it has the 1909-S VDB, 1909-S, 1911-S, 1914-D, and certain other dates, and if they ...
1988 Kennedy half dollar gold pated8/23/2010
  Q: I have a 1988 John Kennedy half dollar that is plated in 24 kt gold and has a die-struck profile of ...
  A: Matt, Sorry but it's prettymuch garbage. Some joker with some metal punches and a gold plater took ...
1976-d Dime with strange mint mark?8/22/2010
  Q: I found a '76 dime and the d mint mark appears to be a solid semi-circle. Could this be a "P over D" ...
  A: Kyle, Sounds like a filled D. This is caused by the center of the mintmark on the die getting ...
1988 D penny8/21/2010
  Q: I was counting my kids' "fun jar" of money and came across this coin. My uncle collects, but is not ...
  A: Jenessa, Sorry but you just have an excessively worn coin -- no collector value. All pennies since ...
dbl stamped Quarter8/20/2010
  Q: Hey there, I've come in possession of a Canadian, quarter That has the queens head on both sides. ...
  A: Corey, Almost without question this is going to be a manufactured magician's coin, made by altering ...
value of uncirculated pennies 1970-1981 various mint marks8/18/2010
  Q: My mom collected rolls of pennies. The were stored until recently. Some look to be in the original ...
  A: Kathleen, Only uncirculated rolls are currently worth anything. The following dates are the only ...
double sided quarter received from bank8/17/2010
  Q: I received a double sided quarter from a bank; it has 1995 on one side and 1996 on the other. How do ...
  A: Ron, With different dates on each side, it absolutely has to be a magician's coin. Use a strong ...
gold coins8/17/2010
  Q: i have found a gold quarter dollar coin. it is a 2001 Vermont quarter. it's in great shape. i also ...
  A: Nathan, Neither of these came from the mint this way -- somebody gold plated them afterwords. ...
error coins8/16/2010
  Q: my brother in law found a faceless and backless quarter, un peso from 1978 and a Canadian dime from ...
  A: Mike, The blank planchet quarter is worth a couple dollars. The un peso is worth a couple cents. ...
1916 Mercury Dimes8/13/2010
  Q: I inherited a small coin collection, including about 15 1916 Mercury dimes. Two look particularly ...
  A: Dan, Thank you for the pictures. The coins appear to be slightly circulated, in which case a full ...
1979 Susan B Anthony Dollar8/9/2010
  Q: Was wondering what this coin was worth. I've done some re-search and have found no results. It's a ...
  A: Katelyn, Sounds like an unfinished planchet error. This occurs when the long strip that the coin ...
brockage on 1943 penny8/8/2010
  Q: I have many 43 steel pennies without the 43 was this an error,or what is called brockage mostly ...
  A: Dennis, A brockage is when one coin does not eject from the press and the image is transferred in ...
Japanese 100 yen8/4/2010
  Q: There were no international experts listed, so I'm hoping you can point me in the right direction. ...
  A: Laura, These WWII era notes were printed in huge quantities, making them worth less back them and ...
dime error8/1/2010
  Q: I have a 1987 p dime made of only the pure copper sandwich without the alloy layers. I can't find ...
  A: Terri, Sounds like you have an unfinished planchet error. Coin blanks are cut out of long strips ...
Misprinted quarter7/30/2010
  Q: --PLEASE DO NOT ALTER THE QUESTION BELOW-- I do know ow double sided quarters are made, but mine ...
  A: Christian, If the quarter is dated 1979 or older, then it would not have a mintmark if it was made ...
$20 Silver Coin7/30/2010
  Q: Hey, I have a $20 Silver coin dated 2005. On the front is a liberty with 4 pointed crowns and Trust ...
  A: Ronald, I have never heard of this item before. All I can say is that it is some kind of privately ...
no mintmark on nickels7/29/2010
  Q: I have a few 1974 nickels with no mint mark.I was wondering if they have any value other then five ...
  A: Shane, It is normal for there to be no mintmark on a nickel this old -- it just means the coin was ...
my Bicentienal Quarters7/24/2010
  Q: Moore, I have this small collection of Bicentennial quarters and some have a mint stamp of a P or D ...
  A: Christie, On close examination (perhaps using a magnifier), you will find that the mintmarked ones ...
2009 Sacagawea dollar missing edge lettering7/23/2010
  Q: I found a 2009 Sacagawea dollar with no edge lettering. i have been trying to look up if it would be ...
  A: Vanessa, As of right now, there is only one other Native American dollar with no edge lettering ...
E Pluribus Unum coin7/21/2010
  Q: my coin is from 1921 and i know its the most common but can it be worth more than 14 bucks? it has ...
  A: Edgar, In that year (1921) the mintmark really does not make a significant difference in the value ...
unclad kennedy half dollar7/21/2010
  Q: I have a Kennedy half dollar that has not had the silver clad applied and the edges are really rough ...
  A: Linda, I would need to examine it first hand to be sure, but it may be an unfinished planchet ...
unusual half-dollar7/20/2010
  Q: i have here a 1984 Kennedy half-dollar, but its been like cut out and another Mexican coin that says ...
  A: Mat, These are known as magician's coins. They usually are made out of two of the same coin, ...
2000 D US Penny7/20/2010
  Q: I found a weird penny. It is stamped 2000 with a D underneath. All the regular markings are mostly ...
  A: John, Your penny is actually somewhat normal. Since mid-1982 the composition of U.S. pennies ...
1911 error v nickel7/17/2010
  Q: I have a 1911 v nickel that is the exact diameter of a penny instead of a nickel. It is missing the ...
  A: Rick, I have to believe the coin was altered after it left the mint -- it's not possible to strike ...
State Quarter7/16/2010
  Q: I found a New Hampshire State quarter year 2000 that has no P or D letter of where it minted. Is ...
  A: Danny, Due to greasing of the stamping presses, this happens more often than you might think. The ...
1937D Buffalo Nickel7/15/2010
  Q: There is a definite doubling on the entire profile of the Indian head and doubling on his braid and ...
  A: Ron, The doubling you see would have to be due to the strike or die erosion, which has almost no ...
dime7/13/2010
  Q: i found a 1981 dime with a lunp oh fore head and one on the back at the word states just would like ...
  A: David, Your coin has been exposed to heat, causing the seperation between the layers of metal in ...
1855 Gold Coin7/13/2010
  Q: I have a gold coin dated 1855. On the back at the top of the coin are the words "California Gold" ...
  A: Steve, What you have is a replica of a California fractional gold piece -- also referred to as a ...
1942 walking liberty7/12/2010
  Q: My 1942 walking Liberty is in F to XF grade. This coin has a silver letter K melted into the face ...
  A: David, There is no way this was done at the mint. Not sure how or why it was done (probably silver ...
1990 silver penny7/11/2010
  Q: I found what appears 2 be a silver penny dated 1990. But right on the date section of the penny ...
  A: Lauren, For whatever reason, somebody has taken a normal 1990 penny, stamped the gift box into it, ...
1923 Mercury- No mint mark7/9/2010
  Q: I have never seen a coin like this, could you please tell me what it is and its value if there is ...
  A: Jackson, The doubled 1 & D are caused by the use of worn out dies when the coin was minted -- known ...
value?7/7/2010
  Q: I would like to know the value of a large 2 cent piece in fair shape and a 1969 silver penny marked ...
  A: Jodie, I would need to see the 2-cent piece to determine year and condition. If you can reply with ...
Error dimes 19697/5/2010
  Q: Were there any 1969d dimes double stamped on the back and stamped with 2 vs surrounding the ...
  A: Mark, I would need to see pictures to be sure, but it sounds to me like somebody used some kind of ...
1994 penny with heart that say i love you7/3/2010
  Q: looks like any other penny but for the heart could you tell me anything about it.
  A: Joette, Somebody took a normal penny and stamped the heart into it -- likely to be used as an ...
german pfennig6/30/2010
  Q: I was given a german pfennig instead of a penny for change. 1970. Has a 2 on the back of it. It is ...
  A: Donna, It is a very common coin -- value is only a couple cents. On it is actually a sprig of oak ...
1975 Roosevelt Dime6/28/2010
  Q: Is this a mint error or post-mint damage? This coin is also about 0.1 lighter than the other 1975 ...
  A: Grace, This would be considered post-mint damage. Somebody manually ground it down -- probably for ...
silver pennies6/28/2010
  Q: I just found this penny that is dated back to 1943 but its silver and it does stick to magnet is ...
  A: Cindy, Your penny is not actually silver, but rather steel covered with zinc. This was done during ...
gold eagle coins6/27/2010
  Q: I have some coins.I have 1) 1923-D $20 Gold St Gauden MS 65+(#123400) 2) 1926-P $20 Gold St Gauden ...
  A: Ashley, You didn't ask a question, but I assume you are looking for current values .... I see you ...
Quarter with blank back6/26/2010
  Q: Dan---The quarter that I found has only two layers. It is missing the design on the back. The front ...
  A: Rick, This is common for a coin that has been altered to become 1 of two parts of a Magician's ...
1934a $10 bill from Hawaii6/26/2010
  Q: how would they know we would need money stamped Hawaii in 1934 when we got bomb in 1942.
  A: Rick, That Series number you see is not the same as dates on a coin. While the date on a coin ...
unusual 1909 barber half dollar6/25/2010
  Q: Can you give any info on this coin? Like if it is a commemorative, how it was made, any thing. It ...
  A: William, What you have is a neat piece of hand-made artwork. Someone -- perhaps the elderly man -- ...
Silver Dollars6/23/2010
  Q: My father-in-law just died, leaving behind 4 great-grandaughters that he did not know. This was his ...
  A: Susan, You prettymuch don't need to worry about imaging those coins -- they are all common dates ...
bicentennial quarter6/22/2010
  Q: I have a 1976 bicentennial quarter that is miss-struck, it is off set a little bit on one side (the ...
  A: Dylan, Sounds like your quarter was struck out of its collar. This would make it offset just a ...
Current Misprinted Quarter6/20/2010
  Q: How much is a shiny, good as new 2007 golden quarter worth? It has all of the same features as a ...
  A: Kat, Without seeing it I cannot be sure if its golden color comes from toning or gold plating. In ...
about lincoln-kennedy coin6/18/2010
  Q: i have this lincoln-kennedy coin. its a 1978 coin. and i was wondering if it is worth anything?
  A: Travis, The Kennedy image on those Lincoln cents was not done at the Mint -- somebody with a metal ...
us silver quarter6/17/2010
  Q: There is no discernible date on this coin. On the back there is a bird in flight, with wings that go ...
  A: Suzy, You have what's known as a Standing Liberty Quarter. These were minted from 1916 to 1930. ...
1916 dime6/17/2010
  Q: my boyfriend gives me all his change, and one day, a machine refused to take a coin... i looked at ...
  A: Ginger, You have what is known as a Barber Dime -- designed by Charles Barber. Both Barber dimes ...
Flawed penny6/17/2010
  Q: We found a penny with only one copper side, the other side shows the aluminum, I think that is the ...
  A: Cindee, You have what is known as an unfinished planchet error. The blank for this coin was cut ...
uncirculated Lincoln penny6/15/2010
  Q: I have a 1972 uncirculated Lincoln head penny with a profile reproduction of John Kennedy looking at ...
  A: Carolyn, The Kennedy image on those Lincoln cents was not done at the Mint -- somebody with a metal ...
Sacagawea Golden Dollar6/14/2010
  Q: I have a Sacagawea Golden Dollar with no date on the front and the back side has a different ...
  A: Jennifer, You have a 2009 Native American dollar -- the first year of the new designs for these ...
Flowing hair dollar6/13/2010
  Q:
  A: Sorry Reece, but all you have is one of many thousands of counterfeits of this coin. They have been ...
1902 one cent coin6/9/2010
  Q: I was given a 1902 one cent penny in change one day. I noticed it right off because it doesn't look ...
  A: Gail, In average condition (full rims on both sides, all basic outlines still visible, no damage ...
Edge missing letters6/8/2010
  Q: I have a sacagawea ,I think 2009. There is missing lettering on the edge. Is this a rare coin? Thank ...
  A: Karen, If you have a 2009 Native American dollar with no edge lettering, you may have only the ...
1776 pewter continental coin6/7/2010
  Q: I recieved a 1776 continetal dollar I believe it's made out of pewter... It's a little worn. Can't ...
  A: Travis, Considering the thousands of copies, replicas, and counterfeits that have been made for ...
1964 two head nickel6/6/2010
  Q: The head on side is upright and then on the other side its upside down. Do you know if this coin is ...
  A: Ivette, Sorry but this is not a misprint -- the coin was not made this way at the mint. Somebody ...
two faced6/5/2010
  Q: today i found a quarter that has two faces. instead of one side being heads and the other being ...
  A: Hayley, Sorry but this is not a misprint -- the coin was not made this way at the mint. Somebody ...
interesting find6/3/2010
  Q: Today i found a penny(im assuming?) that has a large D on the back with 'UNCIRCULATED' imprinted ...
  A: Jessica, This is not actually a coin, but rather a token that is included in the U.S. Mint packaged ...
missing clad layer5/30/2010
  Q: I have a 1968 D dime that is missing both sides of the clad layer. The thickness is about a third of ...
  A: Martin, The way you describe the coin, it appears to be missing more than just the clad layer. If ...
Two interesting coins5/29/2010
  Q: We found a vintage plastic key chain with a "silver" 1944 wheat penny encased in plastic celebrating ...
  A: Joanna, The 1944 cent has to be silver plated -- value the key chain at about a dollar. The ...
My coin collection5/29/2010
  Q: I have a small coin collection. How do I go about preparing my coin collection for appraised? Thank ...
  A: Robert, If it's small, you may be able to just take it to a coin show and have a couple dealers ...
2006 Stamped Nickel5/27/2010
  Q: I noticed today a 2006 nickel with "No More Lies" stamped in a small circle next to Jefferson's ...
  A: Anneli, This is a one off thing. Somebody disgruntled with the government got some kind of metal ...
3 leg buffalo5/27/2010
  Q: what is the best way to tell if i have a double die coin? thanks in advance, paul hudson ANSWER: ...
  A: Oh yes, absolutely. While some cleaning methods are more harsh than others, and there are methods ...
lost and found5/26/2010
  Q: I was cleaning out my car and found a piece of metal that resembles a coin. It's a bit worn, I ...
  A: Anne, What a strange thing to find in a car! What you've found is an 1852 silver 3-cent piece. It ...
misprinted wisconsin quarters5/23/2010
  Q: my mother-in-law has about 10 of the Wisconsin misprinted quarters with the leaf and the cheese is ...
  A: If your mother-in-law has the high leaf or low leaf error varieties, as illustrated in the following ...
indian head cent mis-strikes5/22/2010
  Q: I have an indian head cent(vf) that definitely looks like a 9/8. Have you heard of this variation? ...
  A: Matt, Repunched dates happened on many years of the Indian Head cents -- why the 1869/9 is the only ...
Value of a misprinted states quarter5/22/2010
  Q: I pulled a 1999 Connecticut quarter from a roll of brand new quarters. It had been miss-stamped ...
  A: Karl, You have what I'd call an about 10% off-center strike error. Errors on state quarter coins ...
I have a coin i can't find info about5/19/2010
  Q: I have a coin that is the size of a silver dollar. On one side it has on top a ribbon that says ...
  A: Lori, The reason you are having trouble finding info about this is because technically it is not a ...
rolls of Ben Franklin 1/2 dollars MS645/19/2010
  Q: I have two rolls each of years 1960,1961,1962,1963,1964 I would like to sell. What are they worth ...
  A: Fred, Those years are so common that they don't have any significant value over their silver melt ...
rare or misprint5/18/2010
  Q: I have a state quarter "California 2005, D" it does not have a smooth, shinning finish as other ...
  A: Julius, What you have is probably a satin finish coin that came out of an uncirculated coin set -- ...
1968 San Francisco minted pennies5/18/2010
  Q: Mr. Moore, I have a cousin who recently inherited 50 rolls (2500) San Francisco minted 1968 ...
  A: Dave, Sorry but 1968-S pennies don't have much value -- about a dollar per roll of 50. 1969-S ...
quarter5/18/2010
  Q: I have a 1990 D quarter that has a bulge at top of head under the R and on the back under the eagles ...
  A: Emily, Usually these bulges are caused by a reaction of the different metals in the coin, likely ...
2006 South Dakota Quarter5/15/2010
  Q: I have a quarter which is copper colored on both sides I was wondering what you could tell me about ...
  A: Nacho, This error is caused when the long metal sheet that the coin blanks get cut out of does not ...
Odd color 1975 penny5/13/2010
  Q: I have a 1975 penny that is kind of the color of gold not copper and there is no letter stamped ...
  A: Donna, Exposure to heat or chemicals can change the color of your penny. And having no mintmark ...
Ultra Cameo vs Deep Cameo5/13/2010
  Q: I purchased several NGC graded coins listed as Proof 69 Ultra Cameo. My reference books refer to ...
  A: Lee, Ultra is better than Deep -- it's a stronger contrast between the mirrored fields and the ...
orange colored JFK half dollar5/12/2010
  Q: I own a 1973 JFK 50 cent piece that is orange colored (light copper) on both sides. It has a D mint ...
  A: David, It's tough to tell without seeing the coin, but I have to guess that the coin got exposed to ...
1923 Peace Dollar5/11/2010
  Q: I have a 1923 Peace Dollar in Good condition that does not have a mint mark that I can find in the ...
  A: Ronald, If your coin had a mintmark, it would be located on the reverse, above the word ONE. It ...
a coin i found5/7/2010
  Q: I found a dime sized coin that one side is the back of a dime and the other is a penny the dime side ...
  A: Ms. Smith, You have what's known as a magician's coin. Made from two normal coins, altered and ...
off color quarter5/6/2010
  Q: I have a quarter I got as change from a vending machine and wanted to know if it is worth anything. ...
  A: Jim, The picture is too blurry to tell, but if it is a missing clad layer error, it could be worth ...
Mint mark on nickel5/5/2010
  Q: I have a 1976 nickel featuring a weird "mint mark". It doesn't look like a letter at all, altough ...
  A: Go ahead -- show it to 10 more people -- I bet you get the same response. Thanks for nothing for ...
odd penny5/5/2010
  Q: I have a 1996 penny that has an emblem of the state of texas stamped right in fromt of Abe's eyes. ...
  A: David, Over the past 30 years or so there have been several people or companies that have made up ...
marshall islands coin5/4/2010
  Q: we have a $5 coin that has to the heroes of pearl harbor five dollars 1941* 1991 m on one side & ...
  A: R & K It's a novelty coin privately minted with the authority of the Marshall Islands. It says it ...
two pennies5/3/2010
  Q: My first penny is only stamped on the tails side.The heads side is plain metal. The other one I ...
  A: Diane, Sorry but both of your coins have been altered after they left the mint. It's not possible ...
coins5/3/2010
  Q: I have 2 comemerative coins one side is university of chicago 100 the other side is Rockefeller ...
  A: Alan, Unfortunately, privately minted medals like these have almost no resale market -- other than ...
Copper coin5/2/2010
  Q: ! I have a penny size coint that has Army & Navy on one side and side facing bust and date of 1863 ...
  A: Walt, You have what's known as a Patriotic Civil War Token. These were privately minted and sold ...
grandpa's coins5/1/2010
  Q: I have a bag of coins passed down to me by my grandfather and I am trying to figure out what some of ...
  A: Felicia, All those marked .999 fine silver or one troy ounce are just privately minted silver ...
750 year of Berlin4/30/2010
  Q: I have a 2oz silver medallion one side has all the distric crests of each of Berlins districts. The ...
  A: Chris, I assume you are looking for a value. These commemorative type silver art bars and rounds, ...
Damage silver proof set quarters coin?4/29/2010
  Q: On my 1999 and 2000 silver proof set state quarters the Washington head and neck are more light ...
  A: John, This is the beginnings of toning -- as time goes by it will become darker. While it ...
Value and who to call4/26/2010
  Q: I recently purchased a sheet of 16 two dollar bills uncut and uncirculated in a glass picture frame ...
  A: Tim. The sheet sounds legit. I would estimate value at about $100 There are several dealers in ...
oddities & old coins4/19/2010
  Q: I have several coins some miss cut, miss stamped, off center, metal build up, cud, wire rim, plug ...
  A: Stephanie, Doubtful you've got retirement money here, but some may have some value. Only way to ...
penny misprint free mason4/18/2010
  Q: I have a 1970 Canadian penny misprinted on nickle with a hole at the top and a free mason stamp at ...
  A: Tom, This is what's known as a Masonic Penny. Somebody took a normal penny, stamped the mason's ...
Coin collection4/16/2010
  Q: My father passed last year and I inherited his extensive coin collection. I would like to sell it ...
  A: Bobbi, Unfortunately, those series sets are only common coins in fancy packaging -- not alot of ...
1803 Nickle with clasped hands4/15/2010
  Q: I just read your response to the nickle coin with the clasped or shaking hands. Am I understand ...
  A: Barbara, This is one of the four commemorative issues from 2004-2005 -- they replaced normal ...
die rotation sacagawea dollar4/9/2010
  Q: I have a 2000 P. Sacagawea dollar with a 180 degree die rotation.If the coin is laying flat with ...
  A: Tracy, I would estimate its value at $50 to $100, but you have to find an interested buyer -- ...
Coin value3/29/2010
  Q: wondering about value of some coins my grandmother left me. A Canadian Victorian 1901 50 cent piece. ...
  A: Melissa, The Walking Liberty half, being that worn, is only worth the silver it contains -- ...
1776 Continental Currency coin3/24/2010
  Q: Ok, I have been doing some research and I feel that I have an authentic 1776 continental currency ...
  A: Shannon, Check the info here : ...
miss print penny3/24/2010
  Q: i don't know if it is one but do u know that little letter under the year on the penny well this one ...
  A: Tylor, Sorry, not a misprint. All pennies from the main mint in Philadelphia do not have any ...
red pennies2/26/2010
  Q: I bought a roll of wheat pennies from 1950's. Both sides of the coins are red and the edges are ...
  A: Roland, Sounds to me that the coins spent many years inside a paper wrap roll. The sulpher in the ...
1990 penny2/25/2010
  Q: I found a 1990 penny in my daughter's "jar of pennies". It has an imprint of a smiling pumpkin ...
  A: Darlene, This is one of several different novelty stampings that can be found on pennies dating all ...
Three Coins2/25/2010
  Q: Among my father's coins I found three that I wondered about due to their purported age. One is a ...
  A: Tag, From your description, the first coin appears to be counterfeit. Trade dollars did not start ...
Silver Half Dollar Collection2/24/2010
  Q: I got a United States Silver Half Dollar Collection of the Walking Liberty, Benjamin Franklin, John ...
  A: Jesse, Knowing the type of stuff the "American Historic Society" -- which is just a fancy name for ...
1975 dime2/22/2010
  Q: I was reading that 1975 dimes from Phili are marked P or none. And that 1975 proof dimes without "s" ...
  A: Dan, P mintmarks on dimes did not start until 1980 -- prior to that all dimes frim the main mint in ...
2000 copper quarter2/20/2010
  Q: I found a 2000 Maryland quarter that is a copper color on both sides. It looks to me like it may be ...
  A: Molly, It looks like you may have an unfinished planchet error, but it's hard to tell from a ...
85 US Penny unknown metal2/18/2010
  Q: I have a 1985 US Penny made of an unknown metal, kind of looks like aluminum, No luster like nickel ...
  A: James, In mid-1982 the mint changed the composition of pennies from almost entirely copper to ...
Rare misprint2/15/2010
  Q: I have a 2006 South Dakota D-mint coin that does not have the Silver on the heads side. It's in fair ...
  A: Chris, These unfinished planchet errors on the state quarters have been selling well on eBay. You ...
Silver coins2/15/2010
  Q: When did the mint stop producing silver coins? In what Year?
  A: Frank, Technically, the mint still produces silver coins -- silver proofs, silver eagles, ...
1943 silver penny2/15/2010
  Q: how do i clean these,they are a litte rusty.how much are they worth.i collected them when i was ...
  A: Annette, There is nothing you can really do for them. Thjey are made from steel, so if they are ...
gramdpa's stash2/13/2010
  Q: Dan, I have a beer box of coins that grandpa saved. He worked on the railroad, lost a leg and then ...
  A: Maureen, It depends on what you want to do -- continue collecting? sell it all? save the best ...
this is not a coin but...2/8/2010
  Q: i have a 1988 A series 5 dollar bill and i was wanting to see if you know more.
  A: Tim, It's possible you have a web-fed-press note -- an experimental note the BEP tride to make for ...
1901 Silver Dollar2/8/2010
  Q: I was cleaning the attic and I came across my dads old coin collection. I found one in a box that my ...
  A: Ricardo, In just very lightly circulated condition, it's worth a couple hundred dollars. If it is ...
1788 us quarter coin2/4/2010
  Q: I recently found a 1788 us quarter coin I try to do a reserch on this coin but I could only find ...
  A: Rafael, The U.S. Mint did not start producing coins until 1792 -- the first quarters were minted in ...
misprinted or less than perfect quarter2/4/2010
  Q: What is considered to be a misprinted coin? I have a 2008 Oklahoma state quarter on which the ...
  A: Cassandra, From the sounds of it, there was a foreign substance (like machine grease) in the die ...
Washington Quarter, misstrike1/31/2010
  Q: I have a Washington quarter that at first appears to be a 'slug' however you'll quickly notice that ...
  A: Adam, Thank you for the picture -- that really helped. This is a mint error known as an off-center ...
190? Indian Head penny1/30/2010
  Q: I have a 190_ Indian Head penny with a missing final digit on the date. As far as I can see, it ...
  A: Tim, Yes it is not uncommon for coins to come from the mint missing letters or numbers or other ...
2003 Illinois quarter1/30/2010
  Q: I have a 2003 Illinois quarter that has no grooves on the edge. I noticed some older quarters would ...
  A: Rich, Without seeing it, there's no way for me to tell for sure, but two possibilities are : 1) ...
1803 Silver dollar1/29/2010
  Q: What is the true value of a 1803 true silver dollar in very good condition with all imprint very ...
  A: Tracey, Exact grading is essential in valuing this coin, as well as considering any possible ...
sites to help determine value1/29/2010
  Q: I am looking for the best internet site(s) to identify and value US coins and perhaps foreign as ...
  A: The only online grading site I know of is here : http://www.statequarters.20m.com/pgv8.html There ...
two sided silver quarter1/28/2010
  Q: Dan, I have a silver quarter that is misprinted with tails on both sides. It is in excellent ...
  A: Sorry Jackie, but you have an altered coin known as a magician's coin. Two normal coins were ...
1873 Seated liberty half1/28/2010
  Q: What can you tell me about the difference betwen the open and closed varieties of the 1873 seated ...
  A: Hunter, The Open 3 variety is very rare. Here are links to each : Open 3 : ...
old coins1/28/2010
  Q: I have quite a few old coins. I am asking about the following. 1832 liberty penny with face ...
  A: Bill, Approximate current values : 1832 liberty penny with face pointing to the left. about the ...
silver 2 rappen helvetia coin 19541/28/2010
  Q: i have come across a silver 2 rappen Helvetian coin from 1954 i cant seem to find this specific coin ...
  A: Brent, Your coin is from Switzerland, and it's not silver. There is currently one listed on eBay ...
1940's wheat cent1/27/2010
  Q: I have a wheat penny from the 40's that has an edge about an 1/8 of an inch thick so it makes the ...
  A: Shane, At some time after the coin left the mint, somebody took a hammer or similar tool and tapped ...
1857 flying eagle penney1/26/2010
  Q: I have a 1957 eagle with a PD stamped on the back and 10 on the front. What does that mean. Thank ...
  A: Dale, Somebody just stamped that into the coin at some time after it left the mint -- it happens ...
coin collecting1/24/2010
  Q: My 1950 wheat penny has BT5&8JJ imprinted on it on the back of it. What is this? Thank you!
  A: Sam, Somebody just stamped that into the coin at some time after it left the mint -- it happens all ...
what are the presidential gold dollars worth?1/23/2010
  Q: I have never circulated, never touched presidential dollars in packs of twelve purchased from World ...
  A: Daniel, At shows, I sell them for $1.50 each. On my website I sell them for $2.00 each : ...
old coins1/21/2010
  Q: recently my grandmother left me alot of old coins from 1/2 dollars to pennies dating from ...
  A: Lisa, To be honest with you, it's not likely you have anything really rare. Anything dated 1934 or ...
1894 German 20 mark1/21/2010
  Q: I have a 1894 german 20 mark, gold. My father got it from his father who came from ...
  A: Michelle, These are currently worth about $300 -- that assumes that the clasp it's in has not done ...
Presidental Historical Signature $1 Set1/20/2010
  Q: I recently have acquired all 8 of the Presidential Historical Signature series $1.00 proof coins. It ...
  A: Tim, Evidently collector interest was too low for the Mint to continue the program -- which should ...
.999 Troy Ounce Silver coin~value?1/20/2010
  Q: My friend has a coin with an eagle on the front of it and a bunch of writing on the back, but ...
  A: Shannon, You are correct, the value of that .999 coin is just that -- an ounce of silver. It's one ...
1927 Saint Gaudens $20 coin1/19/2010
  Q: I would like some information on a Saint Gaudens $20 coin from 1927. I am a complete novice when it ...
  A: Ian, The mintmark on this coin would actually be above the date on the front -- see : ...
WW2 Comm coins1/17/2010
  Q: I have a set of 24 $10 Brass coins in a collection box marked "Legendary Aircraft of World War II". ...
  A: Randy, Sorry but thay have no real value -- perhaps $10 for the whole set as a novelty thing. ...
Silver Dollars1/15/2010
  Q: I have a number of Silver Dollars in my possession, all pre 1934. The most interesting is an 1880 ...
  A: Martin, Most likely your coin does not have a mintmark -- this would mean it came from the main ...
Gold Coin, Louisiana Purchase Nickel1/14/2010
  Q: Are they worth anything? I have two 1933 $20.00 Gold Coins. On the front is Lady Liberty and on the ...
  A: Laura, Thanks for getting back to me. The 1941 was confusing me -- now that you say that it was ...
Old Money1/12/2010
  Q: I have alot of old coins. I have a 1950 20 dollar bill and I have a lot of silver coins. I have ...
  A: Yvette, The 1950 $20 has no significant collector value -- it's just too common. 1896 is not ...
1853 1 cent1/11/2010
  Q: I have a 1853 1 cent coin that appears to be double struck..Where it is double struck the edge is ...
  A: Don, Sorry but it looks like this coin was altered after it left the mint. It cannot be double ...
misprint quarter1/10/2010
  Q: I have a quarter that the facing silver is missing and they stuck the face normally. Is this worth ...
  A: Lisa, It sounds like an unfinished planchet error. Like the coin blank was cut out of a section of ...
fingerprint in my quarter1/8/2010
  Q: I read some of your answers about grease in the dies. I found a quarter today that has a fingerprint ...
  A: John, It's not likely to have been struck that way. More likely somebody with dirty hands handled ...
coin1/8/2010
  Q: I have three ten dollar coins purchased at a flea market.I have looked every where to find out ...
  A: Noe, Sorry but these coins are essentially worthless -- you can't even redeem them in Liberia. ...
error coin1/5/2010
  Q: I recently came across a 1950-p roosevelt dime with a latge number of die cracks and cud. I am not ...
  A: Steve, It sounds very neat, but I don't think you would be able to get enough money for it to ...
RE: 1934 one dollar peace coin1/5/2010
  Q: My husband has a 1934 Liberty one dollar peace coin with a misprint in the trust part is reads in ...
  A: Linda, All Peace Dollars (1921-1935) and all Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930) have this same ...
1827 US Quarter1/5/2010
  Q: I recently found an old quarter in a jar left to me by a relative. It is a United States quarter ...
  A: Brett, Since there are only 12 known genuine examples of 1827 quarters, I have to believe that ...
NATIONAL BICENTENNIAL MEDAL-AMERICAN REVOLUTION1/3/2010
  Q: How can you tell if the medal is bronze or gold plated?
  A: Bob, It's very difficult to tell without having both medals side-by-side. They weigh the same and ...
1953 Lincoln wheat penny1/3/2010
  Q: There is an s under the year. The stange thing is theres a weird depression on the back side of the ...
  A: Jim, That symbol was stamped onto the coin at some time after it left the mint. You ever see those ...
1923 Abe Lincoln penny12/31/2009
  Q: A friend has a penny that on both sides has the head of Abe Lincoln, but on one side it is 1923 and ...
  A: I get asked about these coins every week. They are manufactured novelty items known as magician's ...
What is this?12/31/2009
  Q: I tried to find this coin in history of all nations that use the penny and i couldn't find anything ...
  A: Troy, What you have is actually a Masonic token. These were privately minted given to members of ...
odd 1990 P dime back12/31/2009
  Q: I have a 1990 P dime whose face is totally normal, as are the sides (silver, copper, silver). The ...
  A: Carol, It sounds like somebody was preparing to use this coin in a "magician's coin". They grind ...
2-tailed wheat penny12/30/2009
  Q: I have a wheat penny that is "tails" on both sides. What is it worth?
  A: I get asked about these coins every week. They are manufactured novelty items known as magician's ...
Eisenhower Dollar Coin12/30/2009
  Q: I thought that the big Ike dollars had some silver content, but have been advised that they do not. ...
  A: Bill, Some of them do contain 40% silver. However they were only issued in special mint packaging. ...
Morgan One Dollar Coins12/29/2009
  Q: recently my dad passed these coins to my family for my boys and I just would like to know a little ...
  A: Jennifer, Most likely your Morgan dollar coins are going to be worth $15 to $20 apiece. If the ...
1800 draped bust half dollar12/28/2009
  Q: I am advertising on ebay a very worn 1800 draped bust half dollar. I was e-mailed from someone that ...
  A: Sorry Leonard, but whomever emailed you about your coin is correct -- there were no half dollars ...
2-tailed nickel12/28/2009
  Q: I have a nickel that has two backs. There is a D mint mark on both sides. I have no date because it ...
  A: Sorry Becky, but the way the coin dies are made, you cannot fit the same side die into both sides of ...
2008 hawaii quarter misprint12/27/2009
  Q: Moore, I recently found a 2008 Hawaii quarter that has the Washington side plated in nickel and the ...
  A: Leanne, This is a very popular and sought after unfinished planchet error. Collectors have been ...
question about large coins12/26/2009
  Q: If you would be so kind as to allow me a moment of your time to ask a question about large silver ...
  A: Steven, Generally these are going to be .999 pure silver. "One Troy Pound" means there is 12 Troy ...
2-headed nickel12/25/2009
  Q: I found a nickel that has the president likeness on both sides, one side has the date of 1971 D, and ...
  A: I get asked about two-headed coins every week. They are manufactured novelty items known as ...
1968 penny12/25/2009
  Q: Happy Holidays and thanks for taking my question.I have a 1968 penny w/ no mint mark w/ the VDB ...
  A: Bib, That's just a normal 1968 penny -- mintage 1.7 billion -- from the Philadelphia Mint. All ...
2-Headed State Quarter12/23/2009
  Q: We have what appears to be a 2 headed state quarter from the p mint. It appears to be real and in ...
  A: I get asked about two-headed coins every week. They are manufactured novelty items known as ...
Cut error on a dollar bill12/22/2009
  Q: Dan, I have an uncirculated 1985 series Dollar Bill which is cut halfway so that it shows the bottom ...
  A: Gary, Minor cutting errors are worth about $40 -- major cutting errors are worth about $4000 -- I ...
1983 Lincoln penny12/19/2009
  Q: I was going through my collection of wheat pennies, all gathered in loose change, when I came across ...
  A: Mike, Yes it sounds like you have an unfinished planchet error. In mid-1982, the composition of ...
Rare Eisenhower dollar, please help.12/17/2009
  Q: I have a type two (thin, smooth lettering on reverse side) Bicentennial Eisenhower dollar coin ...
  A: Taylor, You didn't specify if what you have is a genuine silver-clad proof. If it is, then you may ...
varifing coins12/16/2009
  Q: where does one send coins to be verified that they are doubledie and to be graded and what is the ...
  A: Carey, The price to certify will depend on the type of coin, the company you have do the ...
liberty dollar12/14/2009
  Q: what is the value of a two headed liberty coin 1922 has head on front and back of coin would it be a ...
  A: I think I have answered this question 1,000 times now ... hehe You have what's known as a ...
lincoln penny12/13/2009
  Q: I have a doubled sided 1926 lincoln head penny,that is lincoln head stamped perfectly on both sides ...
  A: I think I have answered this question 1,000 times now ... hehe You have what's known as a ...
canadian coins12/11/2009
  Q: I have a bank bag that contains 6000 Canadian pennies dated 1965. It was purchased in 1965. What is ...
  A: Dick, To be honest with you, those pennies have virtually no collector value. It's a matter of ...
1881 half eagle gold coin12/11/2009
  Q: How are you? I found a coin in the register at work. I've done a bit of research on it myself ...
  A: From your description it certainly does sound like you have a $5 gold half eagle. Having no ...
Foreign material under mint wrap12/10/2009
  Q: I've run across a few 2008-2009 $50 gold buffalo coins that seem to have maybe 1/16" dark spots ...
  A: Sam, Welcome to the world of poor quality control at the U.S. Mint. It's almost certainly crud ...
Morgan Dollars12/9/2009
  Q: I have Morgan dollars from 1878-1900 with the exception of 1894. All are in very good condition, in ...
  A: Alison, Most dates are going to be worth about $15 in circulated condition -- $25 to $35 in ...
1965 US Quarter defect?12/8/2009
  Q: I went to Coinstar today to cash in my coins and it spit out the same quarter multiple times. After ...
  A: Ryan, I have seen other coins that look like this. I don't know why people do this to their coins. ...
estate coin collection appraisal12/8/2009
  Q: I am the PR to my aunt's estate and she had a collection of coins that needs to be appraised and ...
  A: Jim, The Eisenhower dollars are not likely to be worth much, but the Morgan dollars can be if you ...
1943 copper Lincoln penny12/6/2009
  Q: I recently sold what appeared to be copper 1943 Lincoln pennies to a dealer. Later I found out their ...
  A: Jean, Unfortunately, if they were real, you've been screwed. They are under no legal obligation to ...
Blast white12/5/2009
  Q: I have a 1899 O (New Orleans) Blast White Morgan Silver Dollar Mint State - MS64 - can you tell me ...
  A: Tim, "Blast white" is some seller's colorful term for saying the coin has no toning (tarnish) on ...
Gold looking penny12/3/2009
  Q: Found a penny with the following characteristics: 1. Appearance of being plated with a gold-colored ...
  A: Without being able to see the coin, I can only speculate. No mintmark does mean it came from ...
rare coin12/2/2009
  Q: hey, I have a rare coin. it has no date, no amount of money, it have the statue of liberty on the ...
  A: Arturo, This did not come from the mint. It is a privately made silver round -- not technically a ...
US coin circulation12/1/2009
  Q: Why is it so hard to find 2009 dimes,nickles, pennies in my change. I enjoy collecting US by finding ...
  A: Bill, There are larger than normal quantities of these coins from prior years still sitting in ...
2.5 dollar indian head gold coin11/28/2009
  Q: How do you tell what matte proof finish looks like?
  A: Ron, Matte proof coins are special proofs that have a grainy "sandblasted" look on the surface -- ...
coin values11/27/2009
  Q: i have a small coin collection and i'd like to know the approximate values of a few of them. 1) ...
  A: Jason, Assuming average conditions, here are the approximate values : 1) 1887 dollar -- $15 2) ...
Mis struck 1986 Lincoln cent11/26/2009
  Q: I just found a disfigured 1986 cent that has been in circulation. The entire surface is very ...
  A: Ron, I still firmly believe the coin's appearance is completely due to its evironmental influences. ...
John and Robert Kennedy coin11/25/2009
  Q: I found a coin today, it is a john and Robert Kennedy coin. There faces are in profile facing the ...
  A: Chris, It's not a U.S. Mint item -- best I can deduce is that it's possibly from Italy (aureum is a ...
coin verification11/24/2009
  Q: I have a common wealth coin dated 1788. problem is .Books say they took a year before getting the ok ...
  A: Douglas, It looks to me like a modern replica. I suggest you find a local coin show, take the coin ...
Gold content of 1976 Bicentennial Medal11/23/2009
  Q: I have seen both the large and small gold Bicentennial Medals sold by the U.S. Mint in 1976. They ...
  A: Allen, I have personally had one of the smaller medals tested -- it is made of 90% gold. The ...
2001 Zinc Penny11/20/2009
  Q: I was recently going through my change and found this penny. It appears that the obverse side was ...
  A: Josh, This is known as an out-of-collar or off-center error. However, with the billions of pennies ...
Morgan Silver Dollar uncirculated11/19/2009
  Q: I just bought an un-circulated 1878 Morgan silver dollar in the original packaging created in the ...
  A: Graham, My first impulse is that you paid too much. The average uncirculated 1878 GSA dollar is ...
coins11/16/2009
  Q: I have coins with five centavos filipinas on one side and united states 1944 on the other. I was ...
  A: Bryan, The Philippines was a commonwealth of the USA during that time period, and we minted their ...
Wisconsin Quarters/misprint11/15/2009
  Q: What is the value they r paying for these quarters/misprinted? I heard they were worth 6,000 apiece? ...
  A: Mary, At one time you could get that much for high grade certified examples of this coin, however ...
Mis-struck Quarter11/14/2009
  Q: I came across a misstruck Hawaii state quarter and was wonder how much its worth. It is not a ...
  A: Michael, Sorry but it's not possible to stamp a quarter-sized blank with the penny-sized image -- ...
1854 20 dollar coin11/14/2009
  Q: I have a 20dollar coin I would like to know how much it is worth.IT is an 1854 calf.
  A: Kathy, 99.9% of these "California" pieces are modern replicas -- most are gold plated at best, with ...
1944 dime size coin11/14/2009
  Q: God evening Dan, Thank you for your time. I have come across a dime size (silver in look but not ...
  A: Todd, The U.S. Mint produced the coinage for the then Commonwealth of the Philippines, therefore ...
Coins11/14/2009
  Q: If a coin was made out of both copper and nickel, would it be more durable? How much would it be ...
  A: Ava, Since 1965, all circulating U.S. coins (nickel or larger) contain some level of copper and ...
Rare nickel11/13/2009
  Q: Dan, A few years ago I remember a spot on the national news about a rare nickel that was known to ...
  A: Beth, The nickel in the story was a 1913 Liberty Nickel -- one of only 6 known. All 6 have been ...
Value of my $20 bill11/13/2009
  Q: I have a $20 U.S. bill printed in 1990 that is in absolutely perfect condition. It looks as if it ...
  A: Dustin, With the massive numbers of notes being printed, it's going to take several decades -- ...
5 cent 1800 coin11/13/2009
  Q: I have a 5cent coin of KM#47. The back side is of the eagle but the front side is not of the bust ...
  A: Jim, I would have to say that this coin did not come from the U.S. Mint. It's not really possible ...
one pound silver coin11/12/2009
  Q: I've tried to search for this information online but have found nothing useful. I have a coin. ...
  A: Ross, Technically, what you have is not a coin, but rather a silver bullion round. The .999 ...
1984 us cent11/11/2009
  Q: I just opened a fed roll of 1984 pennies. in it I found a silver cent (zinc NO COPPER) I do collect ...
  A: Russ, All Lincoln cents since mid-1982 are made almost entirely of zinc, with just a thin outer ...
1983 penny11/10/2009
  Q: I have a 1983 Lincoln penny with an etching of Maine on the front. The state initials are also ...
  A: Jackson, The FG on the back is normal for all Lincoln Memorial cents -- it's the designer's ...
$20.00 gold coin11/9/2009
  Q: I have inherited an 1856 twenty dollar gold piece. The front of it fits the desctiption given on ...
  A: Lynn, The "IN GOD WE TRUST" was not added to the $20 gold pieces until 1866, so it's normal for ...
2005 dime error11/5/2009
  Q: I found a rosevelt dime that appears to be struck on a quarter planchet both sides show perfectly ...
  A: Tom, I don't know what you have, but it cannot be struck on a quarter planchet -- it would not fit ...
Silver eagle weight variables11/4/2009
  Q: I know what the government says a one ounce eagle should weigh (31.01 grams) But recently I weighed ...
  A: Barry, One Troy ounce is 31.1 grams, so all these silver eagles should weigh that -- no more than ...
1956 D lincoln cent10/29/2009
  Q: I have found a 1956D lincoln penny with an error on the reverse. It appears the wheat imprints are ...
  A: Sorry Marilyn, but this was not done at the Mint. Somebody with a press took a normal 1956D penny ...
Colorized Coins10/28/2009
  Q: I inherited coins that are from the Morgan Mint. I have not been able to find out much about some ...
  A: Unfortunately Carol, if anything, it's lost value by being colorized. You can't sell it as a ...
1996 steel penny10/27/2009
  Q: I found this silver looking penny about 5 years ago i was told they called these steel pennies. the ...
  A: Shelly, The only steel pennies ever made were from 1943. What you have is either a normal penny ...
one dollar bill - star note10/27/2009
  Q: i have 2003 one dollar bill with stars,i would like to know where or who i can sell it to? and how ...
  A: Johnny, Thank you for the picture. If your note were still in original crisp uncirculated ...
Rare Dime10/27/2009
  Q: I have what I believe is a 1968 Roosevelt dime that has a copper edging that is raised. The year is ...
  A: Sherlene, Sorry but all you have is an altered coin -- somebody has beat on the edge of the coin, ...
kennedy 1/2 dollar coin10/25/2009
  Q: I have a 1980 kennedy 1/2 dollar coin. It has an "s" stampd on the back on the bird's upper right ...
  A: Mindy, Any "S" that is stamped above the eagle's shoulder would have to have been added at some ...
1881 Uncirculated S Morgan Silver Dollar10/25/2009
  Q: I just started buying some coins off Ebay I have been looking and reading as I go and trying to find ...
  A: Barbara, 1881-S is a rather common date for Morgan Dollars -- that means you can get a nice looking ...
coin quality10/25/2009
  Q: How do you know if your coins are of any value? I have five fifty cent pieces. Three are from ...
  A: Rachel, The mintages on all those dates was rather high, so they are all considered common. In ...
Inherited coins10/23/2009
  Q: I recently inherited my Grandfathers coin collection and I need to split 1/4 of it to another family ...
  A: Dean, Since the will stated that the coins had to be sold for the gold value and the proceeds ...
silver medallions10/21/2009
  Q: I have a set of 30 medallions, The Great American Series, in very high relief. I forget where I ...
  A: John, I'm not specifically familiar with that series, but being privately minted, the resale market ...
rare coin and dollar10/21/2009
  Q: my question is a two part question...i have a ten dollar piece dated 1853 and a dollar with Abe ...
  A: James, 1853 is considered one of the more common dates for $10 gold pieces. In average condition ...
missing letters?numbers and 1960 weird 010/20/2009
  Q: i have 2 1963 denver mint lincoln cent w no n in unum. i have a 1953 denver mint with out the 1. ...
  A: Nick, I get asked about the missing letter thing all the time. The explanation that covers 99% of ...
Error Penny10/16/2009
  Q: I am a coin collector and my great unlce is a big time coin collector. I have recently found a error ...
  A: Gary, I cannot explain exactly how your coin was manipulated like this, but having dates 3 years ...
mis struck dime10/14/2009
  Q: I have a dime from the Phila mint,I cannot read the year because it is very deeply mis struck. Can ...
  A: Beth, Your coin did not come from the mint this way. Somebody put it into some kind of grinding ...
1913 S over D U.S. penny10/13/2009
  Q: I googled to find an answer regarding 1913 S over D pennies because I also have a 1913 S with what ...
  A: Dean I cannot find any reference to that OMM anywhere in any of my books -- sorry. There are ...
coins10/13/2009
  Q: I have a 1790 coin how do i preserve it?
  A: Nick, Do not try to clean it -- you will destroy any collector value it may have. The best way to ...
is this bill worth anything10/12/2009
  Q: HOW MUCH IS A 1993 SERIES STAR NOTE WORTH
  A: John, You didn't specify the denomination of the note .... but in any case, as long as the note is ...
Mint set10/12/2009
  Q: In my new 2009 Philadelphia mint set, one of the cents, the formative years, is packaged with the ...
  A: Denis, Generally speaking, it will make the set slightly more valuable, but it will take some work ...
symbols of liberty medallions10/8/2009
  Q: I have searched high and low to find out what the set of 9 medallions may be worth and even what ...
  A: Angie, I don't know the source of the medals, but I can tell you they are made of brass, and were ...
1837 Large Cent with misprint9/30/2009
  Q: I purchased a 1837 Large Cent from an antique shop in Ridgeway, CO and noticed that on the back it ...
  A: Chrystal, For whatever reason this is a popular alteration of that coin -- it happened after the ...
Personalized Coins9/30/2009
  Q: I purchased a coin 17yrs ago for the birth of my daughter, it had a stork on one side and on the ...
  A: Naomi, I don't know where you can get a stork one, but you can buy other silver ingots or rounds at ...
Valuing a collection9/30/2009
  Q: Our parents have left us a lot of coins, some are in paper folders identifying them. They are in ...
  A: Melanie, You need to get yourself a basic guidebook, so you can tell which (if any) of the coins ...
bicentenniel quarter9/29/2009
  Q: how rare are the bicentennial quarter
  A: Nick, Bicentennial quarters are considered very common. There was a while when people thought they ...
1965 Kennedy Half error9/29/2009
  Q: This coin is very interesting, it has clear parallel defects on the obverse that cause bumps of ...
  A: Dan, Your coin did not come from the mint like that. Those lines are caused by heat -- like ...
1971 d kennedy half dollar9/29/2009
  Q: What can you tell me about a 1971 d kennedy half dollar with heads on bth sides. It does not seem to ...
  A: Justin, It definitely is a magician's coin. The seam would not be on the outside edge, but rather ...
dirty die?9/28/2009
  Q: I have a very common 1930 wheat penny except for the reverese appears to be a dirty die. Sorry for ...
  A: John, It does appear to be struck that way at the mint. But it's not a dirty die, nor struck ...
1915 Buffalo Nickel RPD9/27/2009
  Q: I came across a 1915 Buffalo nickel with a strong re-punched date, doubling showing uniformly to the ...
  A: John, I can find no reference to a 1915 RPD nickel either. To be honest with you, after examining ...
Silver dollars9/26/2009
  Q: I have quite a collection of silver coins. i was wandering if you could give me some prices on a few ...
  A: Tyler, None of these are rare dates. As described, the Morgan Dollars are worth about $15 each -- ...
us half dollars9/25/2009
  Q: I went to my bank to get rolled half dollars along with some penny, nickel, dime and quarter. They ...
  A: Marshall, I suggest you try another bank or credit union. You may end up having to buy a whole box ...
Silver Nickels9/25/2009
  Q: Can Nickels dated from 1964-1900 be silver?
  A: Christian, The only nickels that have any silver in them (35%) are those that were minted during ...
2001 penny9/23/2009
  Q: I have a 2001 penny that I thought was 1943 penny when i saw it in a penny tray at a small town gas ...
  A: Ronald, You have what is known as an unfinished planchet error, where the coin blank was cut from ...
Lincoln Head Penny mistrike9/22/2009
  Q: I have a mistrike Lincoln Head Memorial penny (unknown date) that looks like a partial eclipse, ...
  A: Doug, You have what is known as an off-center strike error, where the coin blank did not get fully ...
1886 Morgan Dollar Minted at Carson City9/21/2009
  Q: Dan, I have a slightly tarnished 1886 Morgan Silver Dollar with the Carson City mint mark. I have ...
  A: Sorry but the only other explanation is that maybe some other counterfeiter made it -- but it ...
coin values9/21/2009
  Q: I have a coin collection that I would like to find the value on and perhaps sell. Many Morgan ...
  A: Ellen, I don't know anyone in Ocala, but I can refer you to a dealer in Mulberry (about 5 mi. south ...
Wrong Date on Seated Dollar9/20/2009
  Q: Dan -- I've got to come to the *real* experts on this one. I operate a private coin appraisal site ...
  A: This is simply another one of the modern minted Chinese counterfeits, like the 1886-CC Morgan Dollar ...
2000 New Hampshire Statehood Quarter mis-strike.9/18/2009
  Q: Can you give me any information regarding any announcements from the US Mint regarding any 2000 New ...
  A: George, Regardless of what you may have heard, all you have is a relatively common struck-through ...
real two tailed dime9/17/2009
  Q: I have been researching two tailed coins all day today and every where I look it says they are ...
  A: Matthew, Unless you get that coin certified and encapsulated by either PCGS, NGC, or ANACS, you ...
1941 penny9/17/2009
  Q: I was counting and separating my wheat pennies when I noticed this 1941. Lined it up with the other ...
  A: Ray, There's no such thing as a slanted 1 die error. I didn't say that the damage came from the ...
double faced peace dollars9/16/2009
  Q: I have 8 double faced 1922 Peace dollars & 8 1924 on one side and 1934 on the other which are also ...
  A: Anna, The way the coin dies are made, it's not possible to fit two heads-side dies into a press. ...
1921 silver dollar9/14/2009
  Q: I have a 1921 silver dollar that is quite worn and has what looks like a w on the front. I would ...
  A: Lisa, 1921 is the most common date for Morgan Dollars, but a rare date for Peace Dollars. A Morgan ...
1943 S Wheat Penny-Possible error9/6/2009
  Q: I have a "blended" colored 1943 S penny. It is partially copper, and partially zinc. It looks as ...
  A: Kathleen, Sorry but your coin has been altered -- I suspect a terrible job of copper plating. ...
1992 D Yellow or Gold Penny9/4/2009
  Q: Mr. Moore, I have found 18 1992 D Yellow or Gold Penny in a box of penny from the bank. I found ...
  A: Vito, Your coins have been "baked". The coins are made from almost all zinc, with a thin outer ...
Monticello / 2006 Nickel9/3/2009
  Q: I have a 2006 D Nickel w/ Jefferson Liberty facing forward, but the question refers to the ...
  A: Sandra, What you are actually seeing are the initials FS for Frank Schlag, the coin's designer. ...
1967 dime with dwarf '7'9/3/2009
  Q: When I saw this oddly shaped 7 on a 1967 dime, it seemed worthy of a question. Is this the result ...
  A: Saleem, From the looks of it in the picture, it looks like there was a foreign substance (like ...
1904 Roosevelt coin9/3/2009
  Q: I appreciate you taking the time to answer our questions. It is great to have access to someone ...
  A: Debra, You need to have an expert look at that coin with a strong magnifier to determine its real ...
1977 jimmy carter inugural coin8/31/2009
  Q: it is the color silver dont actually know if its sliver. on the front there is a picture of jimmy ...
  A: Luke, The .999 fs marking implies that it is 99.9% pure silver. So to find its value, get it ...
Mercury Dimes8/31/2009
  Q: I have a small collection of Mercury Dimes, Its difficult to tell what is rated good, excellent. I ...
  A: Ken, You need to do 3 things : 1) Properly grade your coins. 2) Use a current price guide to ...
canadian couger quarter8/30/2009
  Q: i wanted to ask how much silver is in the 1867 to 1967 canadian couger quarter.thank you
  A: Chris, Due to the rising price of silver that year, the cougar quarters were made in both 80% and ...
2001-D Vermont SILVER State Qrtr8/29/2009
  Q: I found a State quarter this weekend that is silver. It is a Vermont and it had the "D" stamp. I ...
  A: Sorry Terri but it cannot be solid silver. The only silver quarters were made in San Francisco, ...
1863 Indian Head Coin - doesn't say penny8/28/2009
  Q: I have a coin that I can't find anything about. It is an Indian Head about the size of a penny but ...
  A: Barbara, You have what is known as a Patriotic Civil War Token. These were privately minted and ...
50 cent coin8/28/2009
  Q: almost forgot i have a 1905 nickel as well please let me know about there value please and thank you
  A: Chris, Assuming the coins are in average circulated condition ... The 1959 half is worth $4.50 ...
Mint Silver Eagle set8/27/2009
  Q: I would like to sell a Mint Silver Eagle Anniversary Set with the reverse proof. I recently sold my ...
  A: Charles, Assuming you are referring to the 2006 20th Anniversary 3-piece set (with unc, proof, and ...
1898-O Morgan Dollar8/27/2009
  Q: I have an 1898-O BU Morgan that has a slanted "O" mint mark. The top is tilted about 15 degrees to ...
  A: Frank, There are two known varieties of the 1898-O dollar, with the O mintmark tilted to the right. ...
US Copper Coin8/27/2009
  Q: I was asked this question. What country minted a copper coin in 1787 with these words writted on ...
  A: Mary, The saying is actually "MIND YOUR BUSINESS" and it can be found on the Fugio cent. You can ...
un-stamped penny8/27/2009
  Q: I have an un-stamped penny on both the front and the back. I'm wondering how much is it worth. I'm ...
  A: Scott, With the billions of pennies minted every year, this error is more common than you might ...
1999 New Jersey state quarter8/26/2009
  Q: I have what looks like gold or bronze color on the back of quarter and solid copper rim and copper ...
  A: Jeff, I can't tell without seeing it, but you might have an unfinished planchet error -- stamped on ...
golden eagle 10 dollar8/24/2009
  Q: goodevening can you please explain to me why the same 10 dollar golden eagle 1893 varies that much ...
  A: Fred, Condition and mintmark are the two main contributing factors in the value of an 1893 gold ...
1965 Quarter8/24/2009
  Q: I have a 1965 Liberty Quarter and I would like to know if all quarters have a P or a D on them, and ...
  A: Melony, Your coin is normal. P mintmarks (for Philadelphia) were not added to quarters until 1980. ...
odd dime8/21/2009
  Q: I have a 1975 dime that appears as though it was not imprinted correctly. The outside edges are ...
  A: Connie, I have been asked about coins like this many times. Unfortunately, it is just an altered ...
1804 Dollar -- I want to know real or fake8/21/2009
  Q: I have one 1804 us dollar coin. I get it from my grandmother and she get it from thamanya sayardaw ...
  A: Zaw, There are only 15 known examples of this coin -- each worth millions of dollars. If you come ...
1985 d penny with what looks like gold plating8/20/2009
  Q: I have a 1985 d penny, and the coating on it does not look like normal copper; it has more of a gold ...
  A: Mike, Most likely your coin has been "baked" All pennies since 1983 are made almost entirely of ...
Superb 1882 Gold $10 Liberty Head Eagle Coin ~ Ch BU8/20/2009
  Q: can you tell me by the look of the picture if its original and I also have a few more to show you if ...
  A: Chantal, It looks natural from what I can tell from the picture -- but you cannot be 100% sure of ...
value of coin8/19/2009
  Q: What is the value of my coin? 1944-d ms67 FSB uncirculated mint condition
  A: Although you didn't specify, I assume you are referring to a Mercury dime. The PCGS price guide ...
disappearing "S" mint mark8/19/2009
  Q: I recall an error on one of the coins from the US mint silver proof set prior to 2006. On one of the ...
  A: Susan, You are probably referring to the disappearing 3 in the 2003 silver proof set -- due to ...
Misstrike8/19/2009
  Q:
  A: Boomer, You're obviously such an expert -- why are you asking questions here? There is no way the ...
Error on one dollar bill8/18/2009
  Q: I have a 1988 one dollar bill, and I find out there is the small number 8 right next to the IN GOD ...
  A: It sounds like you have a "web note" -- an experimental note printed on a web fed press (like a ...
copper dimes8/5/2009
  Q: Are there any US dimes since 1964 that have so little silver that the coin appears solid copper? ...
  A: Patt, After 1964, the only silver dimes would be special silver proof coins, sold in hard plastic ...
Unknown Copper coin8/5/2009
  Q: I picked this coin up in a lot of others. It is about the same size as an Indian Head penny and is ...
  A: Alex, You have a civil war token. These were made by private companies and sold to merchants to ...
1924 Liberty coin8/4/2009
  Q: I am trying to get a rough estimate for a 1924 liberty coin. It is marked as a $20 gold piece. It ...
  A: Kate, The marking under the date would be a monogram for Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the coin's ...
Proof Hazing8/3/2009
  Q: I have been collecting silver proof sets since 1992 and noticed that however I store them a coin or ...
  A: Patrick, Prettymuch all I can do is confirm your findings -- both the plastic cases and the mint ...
The National Governors' Conference Official Statehood Medals8/2/2009
  Q: Dan, I have a set of theses medals in perfect condition. Each state has its own dated envelope with ...
  A: John, You are correct -- these privately minted (Franklin Mint) items rarely sell for more than ...
collecting8/1/2009
  Q: where do i find a book on pennies different mistakes double stamping to collect and sell pennie ...
  A: Ronnie, Here are several books available from Amazon.com that you may find helpful : The Official ...
1867 2 cent error coin?7/31/2009
  Q: but i have a 2 cent piece from 1867 with what looks like a die crack originating from the edge of ...
  A: Celestia, First the normal part of your coin : the missing "WE" ... being the highest point of the ...
1893 half dollar from Chicago Expo7/30/2009
  Q: is there any increase or decrease in the value of this coin when it's set as a medal, has a red ...
  A: The average coin by itself is worth about $8.00 -- with the ribbon, pin, etc. it's worth about $20 ...
1919 error?7/30/2009
  Q: notice the letter T and E in CENT. I have thousands of wheats and lots of 1919's and I have never ...
  A: Paula, Assuming you are referring to what looks like a lump of metal at the top of the T, that is ...
State of Georgia Quarter7/30/2009
  Q: How are you? Just have a quick question for you, not sure if you will be able to help but thought ...
  A: Sorry Justin but there is no 1988 Georgia quarter. The Georgia quarter from the state quarter ...
Two headed silver dollar7/29/2009
  Q: I have a silver dollar with a liberty head with E PLURIBUS UNUM over head dated 1891 same design on ...
  A: Ed, Your coin has been altered -- made from two coins machined down and glued back together -- it ...
Oregon State Coin7/29/2009
  Q: I have an Oregon state coin that is smooth around the sides and seems to be thinner than other state ...
  A: Gloria, It likely has been altered for use in a magician's coin, but you can try the following ...
Silver Penny 19947/27/2009
  Q: I have a silver penny, that is dated 1994. It also has a small D stamped on it. I was wondering if ...
  A: Kacey, Without seeing the coin, I can only offer two possible explanations : 1) It's an unfinished ...
2000 Maryland D Quarter - Off Center Pressed - Smooth edge7/26/2009
  Q: What is this worth? It appears to have been Flawed in the press, is it one of a kind?
  A: Richard, With the hundreds of millions of state quarters minted, this off-center or out-of-collar ...
San Diego 200th Anniversary Medal7/26/2009
  Q: San Diego 1969 200th Anniversary Silver medal. This is a really nice Medal that was struck by the ...
  A: Danny, San Diego 1969 200th Anniversary Silver medal 1968 so-called dollar 0.7 oz. .999 SILVER ...
1877 Trade Dollar that opens7/25/2009
  Q: I inherited this unusual coin years ago. When you press on the letter "T" in the word "STATES", the ...
  A: Allan, You have what's known as an "opium dollar" or a "coin box". In the 19th Century, United ...
Alaska quarter7/25/2009
  Q: Dan I found a 2008 Alaska Quarter that the Side with Washington head is all copper it does not have ...
  A: Gloria, Once in a great while, the long copper strip used to cut out coin blanks does not get its ...
2007 washington quarter7/24/2009
  Q: I have a 2007 washington state quarter has an s under the date,it has some scratches on it. I ...
  A: Crystal, It's not aluminum, but it could be silver. The "S" mintmark designates that it is a ...
peace & friendship7/23/2009
  Q: I recently was looking through some coins I've had since I was a child. One being a james madison ...
  A: Jessica, You would have to get it examined by an exonumia expert -- it could be an original worth ...
nebraska state quarter7/23/2009
  Q: I have just seen a Nebraska state quarter that came right from the center of a new roll from the ...
  A: Steve, The reverse you are seeing is likely actually copper -- from the exposed core of an ...
1941 slanted 1 penny7/23/2009
  Q: I have had two of these. In 1967 it was in an 1956 mint error book for over $300. However I lost it. ...
  A: Don, Sorry but I seriously doubt it got twisted when it was stamped -- much more likely it happened ...
wheat pennies7/22/2009
  Q: can you give a rough estimate for about 100-150 us wheat pennies go for. ranging 1909-1967 in ...
  A: Lisa, Common date wheat cents in average condition are worth about 3 cents each. However, if you ...
liberty nickel7/21/2009
  Q: I read this nickel sold for over 4 million in a goverment book, I think it was a 1913 maybe,I have ...
  A: Rhonda, There were only 6 of the 1913 nickels minted, which is why they are so valuable. There ...
True Coin Value7/19/2009
  Q: Good Morning, this is a follow up e-mail on one that I sent you earlier about a 1877 $50 gold half ...
  A: Gary, Due to its extreme rarity, there is no price guide for it. The only way to find its value is ...
nickles with no mint mark on them????7/17/2009
  Q: I have 2 nickles with no mint mark on them so what are they worth and why do they have no mark the ...
  A: Kay Lynn, "P" mintmarks were not added to nickels until 1980, so any nickle older than that which ...
1945 Penney7/16/2009
  Q: I found a 1945 Lincoln Penny. The obverse is common and in average circulated condition. The ...
  A: Randy, Someone has machined off the back side of the coin for use in a magician's coin. This must ...
Dime misprint?7/16/2009
  Q: I have a 2000 dime, P mint, with really strange marks. Only the middle of the back side printed, I'm ...
  A: Katie, Thank you for the picture. Someone has machined off the back side of the coin for use in a ...
michigan quarter7/15/2009
  Q: I have a 2004P Michigan quarter that is gold in color. The coin looked like one of the gold dollars ...
  A: Diane, It's either been plated (thousands of them have been plated for sale to unknowing ...
2008-D hawaii state quarter7/15/2009
  Q: i have a coin that i can't find in any listing...it is a 2008-D hawaii state quarter that seems to ...
  A: Will, Without seeing it, I can only assume you come to this conclusion because the coin is ...
1981 Kennedy Proofs7/13/2009
  Q: Recently, I have noticed pricing for 1981-S Kennedy Proofs for "Type 1" and "Type 2". I am trying ...
  A: Eric, The difference is in the design of the "S" mintmark. There are also two types of mintmarks ...
misprint nickel7/13/2009
  Q: I have a friend that has a nickel with heads on both sides. He doesn't believe it is a magician's ...
  A: David, There has never been a two-headed nickel ever authenticated -- ever. The mint presses and ...
Kennedy half dollar7/10/2009
  Q: I have a coin with one side being a 1971 Kennedy half dollar and the other side being copper with ...
  A: Bob, This is a novelty item known as a magician's coin. Somebody took the two (normal) coins you ...
1975 No S Dime7/10/2009
  Q: How can you tell the difference between a 1975 Dime no S? Philadelphia did a lot of No S dimes that ...
  A: Len, The coin has to be a proof strike -- mirrored fields and sharper details than a regular ...
mint error penny7/9/2009
  Q: I found a 1960 D penny that has a mint error.A coin dealer verified this for me,but I couldn't ...
  A: Daniel, Without seeing it, I can only guess that you have a broken die error -- where a piece of ...
1906 indian penny7/8/2009
  Q: I just read "Papajack's" answer to the value of this unique penny. He is on vacation so I hope you ...
  A: It's a matter of supply and demand. There were almost 100 million of these pennies minted in 1906. ...
kennedy half dollar7/8/2009
  Q: I have a 1988 Kennedy Half Dollar with an "imprint" of Robert Kennedy bust located to the left of ...
  A: Julie, This was done by a private individual, not at the mint, as some kind of commemorative piece. ...
Rare U. S. Coins7/7/2009
  Q: Why are some of the values of coins marked with "D" or "S" worth more than the regular ones (i.e., ...
  A: Alline, "D" and "S" mintmarks signify that the coin was made at one of the (smaller) branch mints ...
1979-p kennedy half dollar7/6/2009
  Q: how much is it worth ms-70 1979-p
  A: Chris, If it truly is an MS-70 coin, it would likely be worth thousands of dollars in one of the ...
QUARTER DOLLAR USA7/4/2009
  Q: I HAVE RECENTLY ACQUIRED AN AMERICAN QUARTER DOLLAR FROM THE LATE EIGHTEEN HUNDREDS THE THING IS THE ...
  A: Josh, U.S. coins flip from top to bottom -- not side to side. So if you hold the coin at the left ...
Rare Coin7/4/2009
  Q: Good Morning, I have a 1877 $50 gold coin and would like to first know it's value and or sell it at ...
  A: Gary, Your first step would be to get it certified and encapsulated -- this will verify that it is ...
confederate half dollar7/4/2009
  Q: I have a coin that on one side there is a shield with seven stripes and seven stars on it and above ...
  A: Dale, It is a modern struck fantasy coin, made to somewhat resemble the original version of the ...
RI Quarter s7/1/2009
  Q: I have a 2001 RI Quarter with an s stamp instead of the usual P or D, Can you give me any ...
  A: John, The "S" mintmark signifies that it was minted in San Francisco, and that it is a PROOF coin ...
Coin Collecting6/30/2009
  Q: I have 2 coins (both exactly the same) - on one side are the words: "ONE TROY OUNCE .999 FINE ...
  A: Jenifer, You didn't specify, but I assume you are looking for a value for these silver rounds. ...
American Eagle silver dollar6/30/2009
  Q: I have four "2000 Silver Bullion American Eagle Coins." All of them in blue cases, with the ...
  A: Kim, Assuming you have the PROOF condition coins in the U.S. Mint packaging, they are worth about ...
1879 goloid6/30/2009
  Q: I have a 1879 Goloid 100cents that i am told may be of some value.Condition I would describe as very ...
  A: Tony, No pictures were attached. However recent Heritage auction sales indicate a value between ...
hollow dollar coin6/29/2009
  Q: I recently "found" a 1878 silver dollar that is hollow. When closed it appears real and doesn't ...
  A: Linda, You have what's known as an "opium dollar" or a "coin box". In the 19th Century, United ...
$2 currency6/29/2009
  Q: this is just a general question about my $2 notes. I have an uncirculated example of every small ...
  A: Les, I'm not really a currency expert -- I'm more into the coins -- but it sounds like you have a ...
1946 penny6/26/2009
  Q: It is dated 1946 and the letter (E) in liberty seems to have an error. it looks like it has been ...
  A: Bill, It's possible that something got on or in the die (like machine grease or a metal flake) ...
2009 US One-cent coin6/25/2009
  Q: I was looking at my "2009 Lincoln Penny" On the head side of the penny, is a picture of Lincoln, and ...
  A: Sinh, It all depends on which way yuou flipped the coin. If you flipped from top to bottom, the ...
Silver Eagles6/24/2009
  Q: Dan, Which set of 24 NGC certified coins (1986-2008) is the better value: an uncirculated MS69 set ...
  A: David, I would consider both sets to be of average grade for the series, so neither is an ...
gold coin6/24/2009
  Q: My friend foolishly purchased a coin for $300 from her brother's friend both have a criminal past. ...
  A: Anjee, I would say your feelings are correct. There are no U.S. coins that big or with the design ...
100 Silver Ingot Collection - America's Greatest Events6/22/2009
  Q: I have a set of 100 1oz. ingots from the Hamilton Mint. The set called "America's Greatest Events" ...
  A: Sorry Dave, but even with all the fancy packaging and paperwork, these privately minted silver ...
Silver and Gold Coin Set Information and potential value6/22/2009
  Q: I have a Silver and Gold coin set called "Twelve Great Americans" from the Letcher Mint in a key ...
  A: Dave, The Letcher Mint -- a private company -- was only in business for 2 years back in the 1970's. ...
1980 unc.mint set6/22/2009
  Q: i have the 1980 unc.mint set of coins all are d mint but one extra s.b.a. coin it is an s mint ...
  A: Neil, WIthout seeing the coin, all I can surmise is that due to the Mint's usual lack of quality ...
1879 cc Morgan Silver Dollar6/19/2009
  Q: I have an 1879 cc Morgan Silver Dollar that in my opinion after comparing it to some I've seen on ...
  A: William, Unfortunately, those initials really destroy the value of that coin -- too bad it was done ...
copper tail dime6/19/2009
  Q: i have a 2001 dime that is silver colored head and copper colored tail. any ideas.
  A: Nestor, The Mint takes long strips of copper metal and applies an outer layer of silvery-looking ...
selling my coins6/18/2009
  Q: Can you recommend anyone in New Orleans that buys coins. American and foreign. Most are only ...
  A: Arden, You could try contacting Lynn Ourso at New Orleans Rare Coins see : ...
coin value6/18/2009
  Q: I have several coins with what i believe are misprints. I have four pennies with no mints strikes. ...
  A: Trevor, Sorry but these coins are all normal. Having no mintmark just means they were made at the ...
1804 Dollar6/18/2009
  Q: this coin has been dugged out by a peasant in Romania, it was discovered at a contruction site. are ...
  A: Luliu, Sorry but that is a modern fantasy coin, a cast copy of somebody's idea of what an 1804 ...
Sacagawea coin without date6/17/2009
  Q: I recently purchased a 2009 mint set and found that all of the coins in the set were dated with the ...
  A: Celeste, They moved the date to the edge of the coin this year, so you need to check there. More ...
Sacagawea Coin with Year on the Side6/17/2009
  Q: I can't find any reference to this coin. There is no date stamped on the face of the coin. Instead, ...
  A: Michael, The only Sacagawea coins with the date on the edge would be this year's Native American ...
1993 Half Dollar6/16/2009
  Q: I have a 1993 Kennedy Half Dollar with a 90 degree rotated die and was wondering how much it was ...
  A: Jose, Highly rotated reverse errors on modern coins is quite rare (it's not as rare on old coins). ...
1942 lincoln cent - plated?6/16/2009
  Q: I have a 1942 Lincoln cent that appears to have some silver colored plating that is wearing off. ...
  A: Matt, The only reason I can offer is somebody's misguided effort to create a 1942 "steel" cent -- ...
coin6/15/2009
  Q: I have a susan B. Anthony Dollar collection with 3 uncirculated 1979 susan B. Anthony Dollars in a ...
  A: Dylan, The only variety for those coins would be on the P-mint coin. There is a near date variety ...
1916 mercury dime D..???6/15/2009
  Q: I have a very very worn 1916 mercury that the reverse edges are worn so it is impossible to see a ...
  A: Tracy, There really are no specific die diagnostics that I know of for a coin worn to that point. ...
1925 double die silver dollar6/12/2009
  Q: I believe I have a 1925 silver dollar that has two "IN" on the In God We left lower corner side of ...
  A: Oye, Since there is no similar variety listed in the VAM variety book, and since doubled dies are ...
Misprint quarter6/11/2009
  Q: I have a 1996 quarter that is missing the 19 portion of the 1996.I have been told by a few local ...
  A: Chris, If it's been altered, it won't have any added value. But if it was cased by a foreign ...
u.s. quarter dimensions6/8/2009
  Q: I have some rolls of uncirculate quarters and I have noticed that the rolls from the early 50's do ...
  A: Dennis, The older quarters are more worn than the newer ones, making them ever-so-slightly thinner. ...
1941 dime6/5/2009
  Q: I found a 1941 dime which I believe is pure silver. On the front it has the date, a shield with ...
  A: Linda, This is a coin of the Philippines, which at that time was a commonwealth of the U.S. so some ...
1882s silver dollar--error?6/5/2009
  Q: I have this 1882 S Morgan with an unusually long tail on the two--would this be considered an error, ...
  A: Jack, Sounds like a doubled die variety, like VAM-8, that makes that tail look that way due to ...
1960 small date penny6/3/2009
  Q: I saw an answer where you explained and illustrated the difference between 1970-S small date and ...
  A: Ben, The inner loop of the 9 is much smaller on the small date. The upper part of the 6 digit is ...
US Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets6/1/2009
  Q: My father-in-law has been buying these sets for our children since 1993. I'm looking at one from ...
  A: Victoria, The value of these sets depends on demand for them (which generally declines over the ...
Gold Bicentnnial Medal5/31/2009
  Q: I have a large gold bicentennial medallion, weighing approximately 13 oz of .900 fine gold. It is a ...
  A: Greg, That is a very rare item! It should be numbered on the edge -- I believe there were only 424 ...
double stamped penny5/28/2009
  Q: I have a penny that has been double stamped. It is in excellent condition. It is a penny with what ...
  A: Carol, This is not actually double stamped, but rather struck off-center. The coin blank did not ...
2 Sided Quarter5/26/2009
  Q: I have a Quarter with Tales on both sides. I have researched this the best I could and can not seem ...
  A: Brynn, This is a common privately made novelty item known as a magician's coin, made by altering ...
1988 Quarter5/25/2009
  Q: I have a mis print or mis stamped 1988 quarter. It has a rounded copper edge on the rim with no ...
  A: Michael, Without seeing it, I would have to think you have an altered coin. For it to be a genuine ...
US Mint value5/25/2009
  Q: I received as a gift George W. Bush 2005 Inauguration Commemorative Cover Limited Edition #4169 out ...
  A: Michelle, Sorry but this is just some set of privately minted medals added to some common U.S. ...
1995 Penny5/25/2009
  Q: Dan: I just read "Joe's question" regarding his 1995 steel penny. I too have a 1995 penny, but I ...
  A: Tony, I'm sure it is pure zinc -- just missing its outer copper coating -- all pennies made since ...
1928 Peace Dollar5/24/2009
  Q: I have recently acquired a 1928 Peace Dollar from my uncle's estate. I do not see any type of ...
  A: Tami, On 1928 dollars, there will either be an "S" mintmark on the back (below the word ONE), or ...
1997 american eagle 3 coin set in wood box5/22/2009
  Q: I have a 1997 American Eagle Impressions of liberty 3 coin set in a wood box wither letter of ...
  A: Jim, That set was put together by a private company -- not sure which one exactly -- but their goal ...
1852 US dollar5/22/2009
  Q: I have an 1852 gold US Dollar Type 1, closed wreath, no mint mark that I can find. It is in a coin ...
  A: Al, In very lightly circulated condition, it's worth about $200. A nice uncirculated one can be ...
Rare 2004 Wisconsin Quarter5/21/2009
  Q: As I understand it there is two different versions of this quarter. One with an "Extra Leaf Up" and ...
  A: Morpheus, Not sure what website you were looking at -- I don't remember putting any pictures of the ...
1969-s double die cent5/21/2009
  Q: Is it worth submitting to Pcgs or Ngc? Thanks.
  A: Jimbo, Thank you for the nice picture. Looks to me like strike doubling, caused by die ...
I am wondering about the different State quarter types5/21/2009
  Q: Okay I am collecting the state quarters currently I have the P&D Mints, the Gold Mint, The P&D Gold ...
  A: Curt, Each state quarter comes in only 4 varieties from the Mint : 1) regular metal P-mint 2) ...
cameo coins5/20/2009
  Q: How can I determine if my 2009 Lincoln silver dollar proof is a cameo, a dep cameo, or neither. I ...
  A: Bill, Most likely it is a deep cameo -- almost all proof coins made by the Mint these days are. ...
2005 P West Virginia Quarter5/20/2009
  Q: this isn't the 4:00 quarter i've read about. however, i've noticed a circle/ring inside the back of ...
  A: Jen, Generally, concentric circle indentations like this are caused by a mal-adjusted coin wrapping ...
Quarter mint mark error5/20/2009
  Q: I have just started looking into coins so I don't know if I have any coins that are worth anything. ...
  A: Tatyana, That filled letter error is caused by overuse and extensive wear of the die -- the little ...
found dime5/19/2009
  Q: While at work a few years ago, I found a dime (recent year - I think 2002 or 03) that was stamped ...
  A: Alyce, Unless the coin is mis-shapen from being struck out-of-collar, with 2 blanks in the press at ...
1956 Nickel - mint stamp on back5/18/2009
  Q: Literally just started browsing my change - curious about collecting and found this nickel, 1956, ...
  A: Susie, The location for mintmarks on all Jefferson Nickels from 1938 to 1964 is on the back. It ...
coin grading5/18/2009
  Q: A reputable coin dealer is offering a 2009 $1 silver eagle,ms70,ICG, for $75. They also offer ...
  A: Bill, There are 3 basic tiers for pricing these MS-70 and PR-70 coins : PCGS = the highest value ...
Coin Collection Value5/16/2009
  Q: I have a coin collection my grandmother started me on. It consists of minted US coins uncirculated ...
  A: Melissa, Assuming you have U.S. Mint Uncirculated Sets and Proof Sets, values for them are listed ...
Alaska State Quarter5/16/2009
  Q: In sorting coins this evening, I came across an Alaska State Quarter, Denver mint, that does not ...
  A: Mindy, Missing letters like this are usually caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) ...
Pillar Dollar Value5/9/2009
  Q: I inherited this 1732 Silver Pillar dollar ( piece of eight) in very good condition. I'm thinking ...
  A: Sorry Louise, but you have a modern token/medal/fantasy piece. Real pillar dollars do not have that ...
Silver Quarters5/8/2009
  Q: I have about 1000 silver quarters. A dealer offered me $2 each. Is that an ok price? Should I ...
  A: Lori, Assuming these are Washington quarters, the only ones you should even consider pulling out ...
1969 silver colored D Penny5/8/2009
  Q: I have noticed a few questions regarding a 1969 silver colored D Penny. I came across one of these ...
  A: Allen, From your description, you clearly have a plated coin. I hear about these from all ...
misprinted nickel and dime5/7/2009
  Q: Is there any value in a misprinted nickel...it is odd shaped, like the stamp was put on ...
  A: Lois, The nickel sounds like an off-center strike error -- worth $5 to $10 However the other coin ...
Coin prices5/7/2009
  Q: I have proof sets for 1968-1996, Silver proof sets 1992-1996, 1979 & 1980 Susan B. Anthony 3 coin ...
  A: Brenda, Assuming the sets are all still in their original mint packaging and the rest of the items ...
How much are cleaned coins worth?5/7/2009
  Q: I sent several coins to ANACS to grade and slab and about half of them came back with cleaned near ...
  A: Michael, 940 There is no set answer to this question. The amount of discount for cleaning depends ...
2.5-oz. 2008 Humbert Pure Gold Commemoratives5/7/2009
  Q: Would you please, give your input regarding investing in such a coin ? I am interested in purchasing ...
  A: Cee, I'm not familiar with that exact item, but I can tell you that you should not pay any ...
minted mistake on wheat penny5/5/2009
  Q: How much do think a 1937 wheat penny is worth with an extra "hair coming off of Lincoln's chin? ...
  A: Stephanie, This is known as a "Spiked Chin" variety, caused by a worn die that eventually cracked. ...
1851 US Coin5/5/2009
  Q: Woman with braided hair on front, year 1851, on back is eagle with shield. Inscription "United ...
  A: David, Sounds like a U.S. $2.50 gold piece (AKA Quarter Eagle). Compare to coin pictured here : ...
current minting process for pennies5/4/2009
  Q: How is the 2.5% by weight copper clad attached to the zinc penny? Is it attached before or after ...
  A: Andre, All coins are originally cut from long strips of metal. For all coins except pennies, this ...
Copper back 1980 Quarter5/3/2009
  Q: I found a 1980 quarter that is silver on the front, but copper on the back. Is it worth anything, ...
  A: Laura, While missing-clad-layer errors like yours are very popular on state quarters, they are not ...
Florida coin 20045/1/2009
  Q: I found a Florida quarter that appears to have the impression of a dime sized circle, on both front ...
  A: Deborah, This is not something that happened at the mint. At some time, when this coin was being ...
Gold ?? ingot4/30/2009
  Q: Many years ago my father was given a gift from a very wealthy friend. I am not certain of its value ...
  A: Ron, You would need to take the bar to a major show and have it examined first-hand by some ...
Weird penny4/30/2009
  Q: I have found a 1990 D penny that is very odd. It appears to be of a silver metal and weighs less ...
  A: Sally, Sorry, but your coin has just been altered by somebody, after it left the Mint -- it was not ...
silver ingot4/30/2009
  Q: I have a framed picture of the smoky mountains with a silver ingot attached to the inside boarder, ...
  A: Victor, Sorry, but this and basically all other privately minted silver art bars and rounds have ...
SILVER DOLLAR COINS4/29/2009
  Q: I HAVE SEVERAL SILVER DOLLARS . I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT COLLECTING. ALL HAVE BEEN CIRCULATED. 1889 HAS ...
  A: Barbara, All the dates for the dollar coins you list are considered common in average circulated ...
Storing Coins4/25/2009
  Q: Are pill bottles (brown prescription bottles with white tops) just as effective as coin tubes? ...
  A: Mary, The pill bottles should work fine. BUT, the surfaces of the presidential dollars are very ...
double printed dime4/24/2009
  Q: SIR. I HAVE A 1990 DIME THAT I GOT FROM A NEW ROLL OF DIMES WHERE I WORKED. ON ONE SIDE YOU CAN ...
  A: Michael, This double-strike error has been quite popular in the past. Also known as an 11-cent ...
Coin collection4/23/2009
  Q: I inherited a fairly large coin collection. I know next to nothing about thier value etc. Most are ...
  A: Ron, Not being from the Phoenix area, I don't have a specific person I can refer you to. All I can ...
unusual stamped pennies4/22/2009
  Q: I have a 1975 lincoln penny with the liberty bell stamped on the left obverse and a picture of the ...
  A: Jerry, This is a novelty item, made by stamping those images on a normal penny after it left the ...
uncirculated coin rolls4/20/2009
  Q: I have uncirculated rolls of pennies for 1970D, 1973D, 1976D, 1977D, 1980D, 1984D, 1985D, 1987, ...
  A: Brenda, Current Coin Dealer Newsletter prices are as follows : Pennies : 1970D -- $1.35 1973D -- ...
1988 P Dime4/20/2009
  Q: Dan, I have a 1988P dime which appears to have been "unclad". Thought at first it was a penny but ...
  A: Ray, Missing clad layer error dimes are not extremely rare. In uncirculated condition they are ...
1886 Morgan Silver Dollar with no mint mark4/20/2009
  Q: I have read through your past responses and only found one that addressed a Morgan Silver Dollar ...
  A: Michael, All Morgan dollars minted at the main mint in Philadelphia will not have a mint mark -- ...
1882 silver coin4/19/2009
  Q: I found a silver coin dated 1882 in my grandmother's coin collection. The front appears to be a ...
  A: Beth, You have what's known as a love token. Somebody took a Morgan dollar, ground off the back, ...
penny4/18/2009
  Q: My dad wants to know if there is a 2008 "D" & "P" penny, and same for 2009 new four coming out. He ...
  A: Teresa, While all the other denomination coins have both "P" and "D" mintmarks, the "P" mintmarks ...
189? Morgan silver dollar4/18/2009
  Q: My 189? O Morgan silver dollar is almost completely missing the last numeral in the date. The ...
  A: Yes Diane, it is possible you have a filled die error, caused by a foreign substance like machine ...
1924 Silver Dollar4/18/2009
  Q: My father has a 1924 Liberty Silver Dollar with the imprint In God we Trvst instead of the trust ...
  A: Marci, TRVST is the normal spelling on all Peace dollars, as well as Standing Liberty quarters -- ...
2004 Nickle4/17/2009
  Q: I have a 2004 nickle, the front of which is probably standard. The back is what is so unusual, as I ...
  A: Evelyn, You have a normal nickel for 2004 -- one of two designs that year commemorating the Lewis & ...
double headed nickel4/15/2009
  Q: I collect jefferson nickels and have been through thousands of dollars of them. Last week I found a ...
  A: Bob, There has never been a 2-headed nickel found, ever. The way the dies are made, you cannot fit ...
Coin value & authenticity4/14/2009
  Q: My brother has a U.S. 5 cent piece dated 2000 with the head (Jefferson etc.) stamped on both sides. ...
  A: Eric, It's a manufactured novelty item known as a magician's coin, made by altering two normal ...
new to collecting4/14/2009
  Q: in a plastic case that reads 1oz pure silver clad by ncm 150mg.999silver recoveredat wtc ground zero ...
  A: Ray, To put it short, it's worth an ounce of silver, which right now is about $12.50 This is just ...
Worth of sterling silver medals4/13/2009
  Q: My father died recently and left the following: "1 Set of Franklin Mint Treasury of Presidential ...
  A: Linda, While your father most likely paid alot more for them, unfortunately there is almost no ...
Reproduction Saint Gaudens4/13/2009
  Q: I have what is obviously a reproduction Saint Gaudens $20 gold coin, but what I don't know is where ...
  A: Tarry, There are several private companies out there making these gold plated replicas, like ...
DOUBLE SIDED QUARTERS4/12/2009
  Q: Is there really a way to determine if a double sided quarter is fake or real? I have one and it has ...
  A: Lindsey, Magician's coins are made by altering two normal coins, so anything that appears on a ...
Washington State Quarter Designer4/9/2009
  Q: Who was the artist/designer of the Washington State Quarter?
  A: Jackie, In digging through the Coin World website, I found a page that lists all the state quarter ...
2004 dime4/8/2009
  Q: i have a 2004 dime with the letter s above the date,it is all silver in color,no cooper edge, the ...
  A: Randy, You have a silver proof. These were specially made for collectors and issued only in silver ...
Lincoln cent4/8/2009
  Q: I recently had PCGS grade my 1914 d Lincoln penny as an AU58. I went to ebay and elsewhere on the ...
  A: Ed, The current online PCGS Price Guide lists a 1914-D cent in AU-58 at $2,100.00 -- this would ...
American Express Edition4/8/2009
  Q: My husband came across a coin collection of his grandfathers. We were wondering if they were worth ...
  A: Ashley, This is a set of privately minted medals, made by the Franklin Mint Company (a private ...
Dime4/7/2009
  Q: I have a 1888 dime with a III in the back...I cannot find any information on the internet
  A: Michelle, What you have is actually a 3-cent piece -- one of the nickel type, as opposed to the ...
MS 70 Plat [P$100 value4/5/2009
  Q: I have the opp'y to buy 3 coins. $1,800 each, they are. [2] 2007 EAGLE P$100 EARLY RELEASES MS ...
  A: Brian, You would definitely be paying top dollar for them -- with platinum in the $1100 or so ...
State Pennies4/4/2009
  Q: While moving into my new house, I came across a box with my name on it. Upon opening it up, I saw a ...
  A: David, That is a relatively common novelty item, made after the coins left the mint by stamping ...
Nickel4/2/2009
  Q: I have a 1954 Nickel - on the back above the Monticello (center) is the letter S what does this mean ...
  A: Melinda, If it was dated 1942 to 1945, then I would say the "S" is there to designate that the coin ...
one hundred dollar series 1990-20093/30/2009
  Q: how do I find out about the different serise of $100 dollar bills from 1990-2009. actually what ...
  A: Crystal, Probably the best online reference for this would be the Bureau of Engraving and ...
1943 P Nickle3/29/2009
  Q: then to day I happend to notice on line this guy asking a question if they made steel nickle coins ...
  A: Ron, If your coin was struck on a steel cent blank, it would be both under-sized and under-weight ...
I cant find info on this coin3/26/2009
  Q: I have a silver coin that on the front has the wording"Finest purity honest weight tri-state ...
  A: Mandie, You have a privately minted silver round -- used only for the trading in silver. This is ...
General value of coins3/26/2009
  Q: Dan: I have the following coins and live in the Danver, MA area and am looking to sell them. Any ...
  A: Assuming average condition, they have the following values : Silver Dollars: 1. 1 – 1889 -- $14 2. ...
rare silver coins3/24/2009
  Q: I bought these from a broker in the 1990's: They are uncirculated silver dollars sealed in plastic: ...
  A: Esta, Current dealer greysheet prices for properly graded coins are : 1921 MS65 $130 1888 MS65 ...
5 Troy oz. Silver Coin3/24/2009
  Q: I have a 5 troy oz. silver coin from a 4 coin set, #427/2500 - 150 years of baseball, Norman ...
  A: Michael, This is a privately minted silver art round. Technically not a coin, this is why you ...
Type 1 & 2 SBA Dollars3/23/2009
  Q: Please explain the difference between Type I & II of 1979 & 1981 PR coins. Which ones are in Mint & ...
  A: Pete, These coins can only be found in proof sets -- and are still (rarely) being found. There is ...
1987 and 1989 coins3/21/2009
  Q: I am looking for silver dollars,half dollars,and quarters from 1987 and 1989. I want to save these ...
  A: Patricia, The only dollars available are silver eagles -- about $21 each for uncirculated coins -- ...
1967 dime error or damage3/21/2009
  Q: I found this dime in some pocket change yesterday. It is very strange looking. On the front it looks ...
  A: Randy, The front of the coin looks like damage -- which is too bad. The reverse looks like either ...
Proof Sets3/21/2009
  Q: Dan, I'm new to collecting and have recently been thinking about collecting early proof sets ...
  A: Neil, The original packaging for these early proof sets was poor -- virtually none of them have ...
Coin set value?3/19/2009
  Q: My mother in law asked me to check to see if I could possibly find the value of a coin set that she ...
  A: Tracie, If what you have is the U.S. Mint issued Stateue of Liberty Commemorative dollar, it's ...
1991 p quarter with strange edging3/18/2009
  Q: I found a 1991 p quarter that I think may have some very strange planchet error. The coin appears ...
  A: Chad, I've been asked about coins like this several times before. I don't know the mechanical or ...
Franklin Mint Bicentennial Mini Coin Collection3/16/2009
  Q: A relative has asked me to find out about his collection of 200 mini coins, and info and value. The ...
  A: Stan, Sorry but stuff like this has almost no resale market. The only money you can get for it is ...
1/2 cent3/15/2009
  Q: I have a few 1/2 cent coins with a woman's head on the front, surrounded by stars and the words ...
  A: Ty, What you have are California Gold replicas. These fractional gold pieces came in denominations ...
Misprinted rhode island quarter3/14/2009
  Q: I just came across an interesting quarter. It is plated with copper on one side and the nickel or ...
  A: Joe, Nice find! Your coin was stamped on a blank that was cut out of an area of the long metal ...
quarter dollar coin mistakenly embossed3/14/2009
  Q: i have a quarter dollar coin. when we hold it between thumb and pointing finger with head of ...
  A: When holding the coin at the sides and flipping top-to-bottom, the pictures should remain ...
Peace Dollar3/12/2009
  Q: I have a peace dollar with no date on the front. On the back it has United States of America, .999 ...
  A: Ginny, That's actually not a real Peace dollar, but rather a privately minted silver round that ...
1990 Quarter3/11/2009
  Q: I have come across a very strange coin, or at least half of one. It's a 1990 quarter, (D) mint. ...
  A: Walt, You have one of the two pieces used to make a magician's coin. The other piece would be ...
1982 quarter3/10/2009
  Q: I found a 1982 quarter that looks different from other 1982 quarters I compared it to. The quarter ...
  A: Mary, You may have a proof coin. Does it have an "S" mintmark behind Washington's head? This ...
coin collecting3/10/2009
  Q: I have looked around,is the 1922 peace dollar the only year they printed trust with the V,in it????
  A: Sara, The V in TRUST design was used on all years of the Peace Dollar (1921-1935), as well as the ...
confusing coin3/9/2009
  Q: I have an 1851 silver dollar, and I have been told both that it is a fantacy piece, and that it is a ...
  A: Heather, Sorry but you onily have some kind of fantasy novelty coin. I've been asked about these ...
Confederate coin3/9/2009
  Q: I have what I believe is a confederate restrike coin. It is exactly like the 1861 one cent coin, ...
  A: William, Sorry but you have some kind of modern fantasy coin -- worth maybe a couple dollars for ...
$10 real or fake3/8/2009
  Q: My son has a 1934 ten dollar bill that seems "different". It has dark ink, paper not quite the same, ...
  A: Jo, I have to believe it to be real. The ink used back then was slightly different color than more ...
i have 2 coins3/7/2009
  Q: well 2 quarters on is a barber 1895 0 its in warn condition like the ridges on the sides are gone to ...
  A: Randi, 1895-O is not considered a rare date by collectors. In the condition you describe, it's ...
2006 south dakota quarter3/6/2009
  Q: My mom recently came across a 2006 south dakota quarter with no mint. Where the d or p would go is ...
  A: Tabitha, You have a PROOF coin. These S-mint coins were specially made at the San Francisco Mint ...
nickels3/6/2009
  Q: I have several nickels from the 1930's, 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, and 1990's. I need ...
  A: Brenda, Assuming your coins are in circulated condition ..... The WWII era coins (1942-1945) with ...
Mis-minted Nickel3/6/2009
  Q: I have a 99 US nickel that is gold in color but I don't think its gold due to its weight. Many have ...
  A: Patrick, There is no "coating" in nickels -- they are a solid mix of 25% nickel and 75% copper. ...
values of two Morgan Dollars3/6/2009
  Q: I'm just starting buying coins, and I'm starting small. Until I get ahold of a Red Book or Grey ...
  A: Tiffany, Fair prices for accurately graded PCGS coins would be : 1879-S -- $58.00 1883-O -- ...
silver eagles3/5/2009
  Q: I have some silver eagles, one with a "w" mint mark that are uncirculated and encapsulated. none of ...
  A: George, High grade uncirculated coins are highly subjective as to their spwcific grade. To some ...
pennies3/3/2009
  Q: I have several pennies from the 1960's, 1970's, 1980's,and 1990's, and need to know if they are ...
  A: Brenda, Assuming they are in circulated condition .... Their only value would be for the copper ...
Special 1970 dime???3/3/2009
  Q: I found a 1970 dime from the Philadelphia mint that doesn't have the copper edge. The edge is ...
  A: Patrick, There have been found some very rare no-S mintmark proof 1970 dimes -- they're worth about ...
1888 Morgan Silver Dollar & 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar3/3/2009
  Q: I have 4 1888 Morgan Silver Dollars that are not uncirculated but are just shy of being perfect. All ...
  A: Don, The current value of an almost uncirculated 1888 Morgan dollar is about $17.00 However, you ...
JFK 1964 Liberty Half Dollar3/2/2009
  Q: I have the above in a small sterling dish (3 1/2" dia.) marked "B & M Sterling 761".Any info, value?
  A: Mary Ellen, 1964 is the most common date 90% silver half there is -- its value will be only for the ...
PRESIDENTIAL TERM COIN2/27/2009
  Q: I HAVE COINS WITH EACH PRESIDENT ON THEM WITH THEIR NAMES AND PHOTOS ON THE FRONT EXP: JAMES ...
  A: Jackie, Sounds like one of many privately minted medal sets -- basically impossible to complete -- ...
a silver penny?2/27/2009
  Q: I found a penny that exactly like all other pennys. Was made in 2000 but the penny is silver, I ...
  A: Josh, It could be plated, but it could also be that you have an unfinished planchet error. Since ...
coins2/25/2009
  Q: i have a 2001 north carolina quarter that has no visible copper in it, just silver when viewed from ...
  A: Jerry, most likely it is silver plated -- the TV coin sellers have sold thousands of these ...
1964 two-headed nickle2/24/2009
  Q: I recently came across a double headed 1964 nickle, I compared it to a regular 1964 nickle and it is ...
  A: Tonya, You have a privately manufactured novelty item known as a magician's coin. Somebody took ...
1854 twenty dollar coin2/24/2009
  Q: I have found a 1854 twenty dollar coin at my house in some old stuff, it matched the one shown for ...
  A: Donna, Sorry but the word COPY means just that -- it's not real -- probably gold plated at best. A ...
1855 coin2/24/2009
  Q: I have a coin with Blake & co on one side and Assayers and 20 stamped in the center, on the other ...
  A: Shelia, Most likely you have one of the thousands of modern replicas of this coin. The first thing ...
50 cent piece2/22/2009
  Q: On the back It says fifty centavos then filipinas.It is dated 1944 and is silver.The front has some ...
  A: Jerry, This coin was struck by the U.S. at the San Francisco Mint. At that time the Philippines ...
Linciln Mint JFK Medals2/21/2009
  Q: I have a complete set (#3301) of The Lincoln Mint JFK Commemorative Medal - 36 total medals. They ...
  A: Doug, Sorry but there is almost no re-sale market for these items -- other than for the silver they ...
mechanical double reverse Proof 1970s Nickel2/20/2009
  Q: I just read your response to another person about mechanical doubling and I was wondering if a Proof ...
  A: Stephen, While it would definitely be less common in proof coins, it's only because there are far ...
1856 1/2 California Gold coin2/19/2009
  Q: I am 62 years old. I found this coin in the property of my deceased grandmother. This coin shows ...
  A: Rick, There are many, many counterfeits of these California gold pieces -- even from 100 years ago. ...
1969 D Kennedy Half Dollar2/18/2009
  Q: I have a 1966 D Kennedy Half Dollar that is missing the "A" in States and would like to know if it ...
  A: Michael, This error is usually caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) that got into ...
Value of Coins2/18/2009
  Q: Value of Quarters every year from 1941 thru 1967 except 1943---I have several of each quarter also ...
  A: Lyndell, Assuming your coins are in circulated condition ... The quarters from 1941 to 1964 are ...
Quarter with partially missing date2/17/2009
  Q: Dan. I have just found a quarter (well circulated) that appears to be dated "198 " as the fourth ...
  A: Vickie, Missing details like this are usually caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) ...
susan b anthony dollar coins2/16/2009
  Q: I have 6 unopened bags of Susan B Anthony coins. their are 100 coins in each bag and they are from ...
  A: Joe, Recent sales on eBay would indicate a range of $130 to $150 per bag (after fees & shipping). ...
presidential dollar coins2/16/2009
  Q: i have seen both the P&D dollar coin set on a web site called the Merrick Mint. ...
  A: Michael, I've never dealt with them, but they probably are legitimate. However, if you don't need ...
rare coin2/15/2009
  Q: i have a delaware state quarter..what makes it rare is its silver, no cooper, in great shape ., what ...
  A: Dennis, My money says you have a silver plated coin -- there were thousands of these novelty silver ...
1909s v.d.b.2/15/2009
  Q: This coin has been in my collection since 1957 and has never been graded. My queston is where should ...
  A: Jesse, You should go to www.anacs.com to find out how to submit your coin to their grading and ...
misprinted pennies2/14/2009
  Q: I have pennies that do not have the 'D' on it, identifying where it was minted. Are they worth ...
  A: Jan-Marie, Sorry but this just means they were made at the main mint in Philadelphia. While the ...
copper quarter2/12/2009
  Q: my friend has a 1923 quarter she thinks is made on a copper blank. how can she tell for sure ?
  A: Walt, The only copper blanks in use at that time were for Lincoln cents. If struck on one of them, ...
Rare steel penny? Not 1943.2/12/2009
  Q: I have, just as any other coin collector, a couple of 1943 steel pennies. I was, however, quite ...
  A: James, While it may be a pure nickel coating, more likely it is a steel electroplate. Some people ...
1999 to 2008 Silver Proof sets2/10/2009
  Q: I was just wondering if you would know what the complete set of 10 years in Silver proof are worth? ...
  A: Joe, Based on the current Coin Dealer Newsletter (1/30/09) listed prices, and the rates dealers are ...
quater2/7/2009
  Q: I have a double tailed quater with no date, how much is it worth?
  A: John, This is a manufactured novelty item known as a magician's coin, made by altering two normal ...
Selling Collection2/5/2009
  Q: Dumb Question.. If I was to sell a small collection.. maybe 2000 Coins.. Is there a way or place ...
  A: Joe, Where to sell your collection depends on how much work you want to do. You may get a bit more ...
After becoming a dealer where do you buy gold wholesale2/3/2009
  Q: How or what do I do to become a licensed dealer?? I would like to be able to buy gold and silver ...
  A: Chris, Even as a dealer, in today's market, it's difficult to get away from those over-spot-price ...
1803 silver dollar2/3/2009
  Q: Have an 1803 silver dollar and would like to know if it is real or not. Did the 1803 have a reeded ...
  A: Robert, The edge on a genuine 1803 dollar will be lettered with the words "HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR ...
kennedy halve mint mark2/1/2009
  Q: where r mint marks 4 these
  A: Brooks, The mintmark on a 1964 Kennedy half would be located on the reverse, below the eagle's claw ...
Eisenhower dollar2/1/2009
  Q: I have a 1977 Eisenhower dollar and it doesnt have a letter D or P. Why is this? What is the value ...
  A: Marta, In that time period, coins minted at the main mint in Philadelphia did not put any mintmark ...
1880s Morgan Dollar uncirculated1/31/2009
  Q: I have a 1880s Morgan Dollar in a paper holder w/window marked uncirculate. The coin appears to be ...
  A: Lee, Uncirculated grades range from MS-60 to MS-70 in the Sheldon Scale, depending on contact ...
1986 s Liberty Dollar1/30/2009
  Q: Cleaning out a file cabinet this morning and found this coin that was a gift many years ago. It is ...
  A: Frank, The Statue of Liberty Commemorative dollar contains 0.7734 ounce of pure silver. Current ...
U.S. dime on penny blank?1/30/2009
  Q: I have a 1970 Roosevelt dime (no mint mark, Philadelphia mint?) that I believe was struck on a penny ...
  A: Richard, Thank you for the picture. Sorry but it looks to me that you just have a toned ...
1788 us quarter1/24/2009
  Q: I have a 1788 quarter on the back it says old man on the mountain. what would it be worth it is ...
  A: Eric, You have one of the modern 50 State Quarters -- New Hampshire to be exact. This coin was ...
Double Struck Penny1/23/2009
  Q: Moore, I have a 1971 D Penny that has been double struck. The Lincoln side has the reverse side ...
  A: Kahn, If the coin is genuinely double struck, it could be worth a couple hundred dollars -- a ...
New quarter with two chunks cut out1/21/2009
  Q: I got a roll of quarters at the bank and upon opening the roll found a Alaska 2008 quarter that has ...
  A: Jim, DO NOT take it back to the bank! You have a very rare double clip error. If you get it ...
1995 Silver Eagle With Unknown Symbols1/21/2009
  Q: I have a 1995 Silver Eagle but without the traditional mint mark at the bottom-left. There is also ...
  A: Sorry JP, but what you have is not a U.S. Mint Silver Eagle -- It's a privately minted silver round ...
uncirulated coins1/18/2009
  Q: Are the uncirculated coins you by on the cable shopping Network real U.S. currency? or are they just ...
  A: Danny, While the coins on the TV shows most likely are real, they are EXTREMELY overpriced. Visit ...
"s" mint kansas quarter1/17/2009
  Q: i recently found a 2005 "s" mint kansas quarter. the quarter is light weight and shinner then ...
  A: Julie, You have a PROOF quarter -- a specially made coin for collectors, made at the San Francisco ...
1975 US Proof Set1/16/2009
  Q: Would you please explain why in the 1975 proof set, the quarter, half dollar and dollar are marked ...
  A: Danielle, The bicentennial coinage (those dated 1776-1976) were minted for two years -- 1975 and ...
2005 Quarter with no sandwiching1/16/2009
  Q: I recently came across a 2005 West Virginia quarter that seems to not have a copper layer in it. I ...
  A: Victor, There is a 99.99% probability that your coin is either : 1) silver plated (no added value) ...
double sided liberty bell/franklin 50cent coin1/14/2009
  Q: I have an odd coin. There is no date since both sides have the Liberty Bell that was used on the ...
  A: Megan, You definitely have a magician's coin. Any good machinist makes these with no readily ...
Elizabeth II Penny1/14/2009
  Q: I have an Elizabeth II Peny (1984) that on one side it has a maple leaf on the other side it has her ...
  A: Elizabeth, The top-to-bottom "coin flip" is the correct method or U.S. coins. However, Canadian ...
small one dollar coin1/13/2009
  Q: I have a small one dollar coin dated 1852. On the reverse side is a female profile encircled with 13 ...
  A: Peter, Assuming you have an 1852 Liberty Head Gold Dollar -- similar to the one pictured here : ...
miscut 101/13/2009
  Q: i found what i believe is a miscut series 2004 $10 there is a 16th inch margin on the top of the ...
  A: Floyd, Generally, unless the miscut goes into the actual printing, there is no significant premium ...
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: Mike, I guess that depends on whether you consider mintages for each state in the hundreds of ...
1942 nickel1/12/2009
  Q: is there any value to this coin other than 5 cents? I have alot of bufflo nickels I know what their ...
  A: Steve, Assuming your coin is in average circulated condition ...... If there is no mintmark, it's ...
Circulation v Mint Set Clad Quarters1/11/2009
  Q: If a mint set clad Washington quarter, e.g., a 1970-P Washington quarter, is removed from its cello ...
  A: Ana, The coins for the mint sets were made the same way as the coins for general circulation. So ...
Thickness of Indian head penny1/10/2009
  Q: I picked up this 1864 Indian Head penny in change one day. What caught my attention was the ...
  A: Brent, 1864 was the year that the mint changed the composition of the Indian Head Cent from ...
Why does the Mint make commemorative coins?1/10/2009
  Q: I understand why the Post Office issues commemorative stamps; stamps kept in collections bring in ...
  A: Steve, The mint produces commemoratives to celebrate historical events or people. They do however ...
2008 red book misprints1/10/2009
  Q: my 2008 spiral red book has two different misprints.one is the pricing of the 1943p nickel it is ...
  A: Edward, While interesting, this error is not rare. At minimum, an entire print run had to be done ...
1934 paper money1/10/2009
  Q: I have a 50.00 bill series 1934. It is not a silver certificate. It says "this note is legal tender ...
  A: Dan, Collector demand for this note is low. In circulated condition it might be worth about $52 if ...
Misprinted US quarter1/9/2009
  Q: I found a quarter that has no "face" side. I'm not sure how old it is, but I do know that the face ...
  A: Sorry Kayley, but it's impossible to mint a coin with the design only on one side without the coin ...
Gold Dollars1/9/2009
  Q: I have in my possession about 25 sacagawea gold dollars and was wondering: With the current increase ...
  A: Evan, I don't know who told you there was gold in those coins, but they were mistaken. The coin's ...
lincoln state pennies1/8/2009
  Q: I have a set of pennies that my girlfriend's father gave to me and I was curious if they are ...
  A: Neal, Someone simply took a roll of normal 1993 pennies, stamped them with the state images, and ...
1922 Peace Dollar1/8/2009
  Q: Why is the word Trust spelled TrVst on the is coin? Thank You!
  A: Diane, It was a popular thing in that time period to use the Latin alphabet on coins, buildings, ...
copper looking nickel1/7/2009
  Q: i have a copper looking nickel , the year is 2000-p liberty i can send you a picture if you like , ...
  A: Olivia, Most likely your coin has been exposed to some kind of corrosive material that caused the ...
1934 nickle1/7/2009
  Q: I have a 1934 Nickle, it has no mint on it or anything, on the front side it has an Indian facing to ...
  A: Aaron, You have a real nickel. It's known as an "Indian Head" or "Buffalo" nickel. These were ...
Connecticut Coppers1/5/2009
  Q: I have a 1787 Connecticut Copper coin in average to fair condition. I checked the following ...
  A: Joanne, The "INDN" variety is actually quite rare, so I'm not surprised you don't have it. The ...
would like to know if they are worth anything1/4/2009
  Q: A friend of mine who is deceased left me a coin set. I am wondering if it has any value or not. On ...
  A: Tracie, These were privately minted medals, made in Spain. Like privately minted medals and such ...
2005 Kansas Statehood Quarter1/4/2009
  Q: I have a 2005 Kansas statehood quarter mint mark P. My question comes from the fact that it appears ...
  A: John, I highly doubt it is silver throughout -- more likely silver plated. There are several ...
coins1/4/2009
  Q: I have a 1941 nickle that has two deep pits in it. One is on Jeffersons cheek and the other at the ...
  A: Marty, I would have to believe that the "pits" were done to the coin after it left the mint. For ...
Kenny Half Dollar error1/4/2009
  Q: The attached photo shows this coin I found in my collection. It has numerous errors such as the ...
  A: K.C. It would be prettymuch impossible for this coin to have come from the mint like this -- if the ...
1800 Large Cent1/3/2009
  Q: I have an 1800 Large Cent that I'm trying to find a value for. Can you help?
  A: Alan, What's up with that rating? You provide a picture of a likely cleaned coin in grade Good and ...
Storage questions1/3/2009
  Q: When I receive uncirculated coins, they sometime come in sealed plastic pockets and other times they ...
  A: Jeff, Coins can come to you in many different storage methods -- there is no standard way -- it's ...
clad layer missing quarter1/1/2009
  Q: I have a 2004 Texas state quarter with clad layer missing on the Liberty side or the George ...
  A: Ronald, Nice, certified, missing clad layer error state quarters, like what you describe, have been ...
double head half dollar identification12/31/2008
  Q: I have a fairly worn half dollar with two persons on the front, George Washington and possibly ...
  A: Barbara, You have a Sesquicentennial Exposition Commemorative Half Dollar, made to commemorate the ...
U.S. quarter12/30/2008
  Q: I have come across a 2000 New Hampshire quarter that is a little roughed up but appears to lack a ...
  A: Chad, Missing letters like this is a relatively common striking error. A foreign substance, like ...
Penn state quarter12/29/2008
  Q: So you know that when you take a new state quarter and turn it end over end it will always face the ...
  A: Jenifer, Your rotated die error coin could be worth $200 or more (depending on condition of the ...
Gold colored quarter12/27/2008
  Q: Tonight I received a gold colored Quarter dollar. The date is 2001. The reverse shows the ...
  A: Mac, Unfortunately, some private individual or company has ruined that coin by gold plating it and ...
Parsons Marked Ingot12/26/2008
  Q: I have a "gold" ingot stamped "PARSONS&C Assayers COL 1860 TWENTY DOLLARS. I SAW YOUR COMMENTS ...
  A: Jack, I don't have the specific expertise to explain how to tell if your ingot is authentic or a ...
1889 Morgan Dollar12/26/2008
  Q: How do I tell what mint it came from.
  A: David, Mint marks are located on the reverse side, above the "DO" in DOLLAR. "O" means New Orleans ...
Buffalo Nickle12/25/2008
  Q: My nickle is quite worn. However, buffalo, Indian, U.S.A., Liberty, plurbus unum (spelling may be ...
  A: Amanda, If the 26 is clear, then it would be 1926. These nickels were minted from 1913 to 1938. ...
U.S. coins from the 1800s and early 1900s12/24/2008
  Q: An elderly relative of mine recently showed me some old coins that her husband had collected. They ...
  A: Betsy, Values for the coins will depend on their condition AND where they were minted -- you need ...
1861 Confederate restrike half dollar12/23/2008
  Q: Do you have more information about this coin?
  A: Pictures and information about the Confederate half can be found on the following web pages : ...
Uncirculated Coins12/23/2008
  Q: I have 5 uncirculated nickels, 2 (2004 and 2005)..1 from 2006. I have an American Eagle Silver ...
  A: Lisa, Touching your uncirculated coins with your bare fingers could possibly damage them over time. ...
I have this coin in my safe....12/20/2008
  Q: My grandfather used to collect coins before he died, and started me on collecting low-value more ...
  A: Mia, You have found a 3-Cent piece (made of nickel). 1867 is considered a common date for these. ...
nickel, real or not?12/5/2008
  Q: i have recently acquired a nickel that has no heads side. it has the building on both sides of it, ...
  A: Tonya, 1) weigh it -- should be exactly 5 grams 2) ring it -- when dropped on a hard surface it ...
value of a mis-minted penny12/5/2008
  Q: Moore, I have a penny that was mis minted and distorted. The design is kind of smooshed and raised ...
  A: Leah, Your coin would require first-hand examination to see if it was minted that way or if it was ...
double sided quarter12/4/2008
  Q: I have a double sided quarter in my possession. Ive had it for some time and got it in my change. ...
  A: Lorne, You have a manually altered "Magician's Coin", made by mechanically grinding down two coins ...
1864 L12/3/2008
  Q: I've read some of your answers and others on the location of the L on the 1864 Indian Head Penny. Do ...
  A: Gary, The L is sideways, on the vertical ribbon, between the hair at the back of the neck and the ...
nickel12/2/2008
  Q: I have a nickel that hat the the Tomas Jefferson head on one side and the other side is completly ...
  A: Patrick, Seems like I am getting asked about these blank side coins almost daily now. They are ...
Penny with blank side very old12/2/2008
  Q: I want to know how much my coin is worth. It is a penny missing the back, completly blank. the year ...
  A: Sorry but this coin could not be original. For there to be a blank side from striking, there would ...
is this coin real or fake?11/30/2008
  Q: i have a coin that looks alot like the USA draped bust dollar coin that i believe was issued in 1799 ...
  A: Adam, Try checking the pictures and info here : ...
1851 silver dollar11/29/2008
  Q: I have an 1851 silver dollar with an indian head on the front with liberty engraved in his headband ...
  A: Tom, This is not a genuine U.S. coin -- there was nothing like this ever made at the U.S. Mint. I ...
coin values11/27/2008
  Q: I have a few coins that I would like to know a ballpark estimate for. The first is a 1856 large ...
  A: Daniel, The 1856 Large Cent is worth about $20.00 The 1857 Flying Eagle Cent is worth about $30.00 ...
1999 Deleware quarter misprint11/25/2008
  Q: I have a 1999 deleware quarter with a misprint. Both sides are facing upright, so that when you spin ...
  A: John, If genuine, this could be worth a couple hundred dollars. However, if it is an altered ...
odd pennies11/24/2008
  Q: I found a penny in 1989 that was very thin, so I flipped it over and on that side was a dime. Both ...
  A: The first coin is a manufactured novlety item known as a magician's coin, made by altering two ...
Quarter Error11/23/2008
  Q: I have a bicentennial quarter (1776-1976) that has one whole layer missing. The back of the quarter ...
  A: Barbara, The quarter is known as an unfinished planchet error. While errors like this on state ...
1969 lincoln penny11/23/2008
  Q: A friend of mine says going through his deceased parents belongings that he found a 1969 penny with ...
  A: Carl, Not possible -- you cannot fit 2 heads side dies into a coin press -- the notches on the dies ...
1969 silver D penny11/23/2008
  Q: I recently found a silver penny and after looking it over closely i noticed to 'D' marking ...
  A: Danny, Even without seeing it, I am 99% sure that somebody just silver plated your coin at some ...
1942 over 19441 D Silver Dime11/22/2008
  Q: How do you tell if the 41 is over the 42 or vice versa? I found this dime in my change and knew it ...
  A: Jean, The known variety is the 42 over 41 -- caused by re-engraving of the 42 date over the 41 date ...
1941/42 or 42/41? D Silver Dime11/22/2008
  Q: How do you tell if the dime is a 41 over 42 or vice versa? I found this dime in my change and knew ...
  A: Jean, The known variety is the 42 over 41 -- caused by re-engraving of the 42 date over the 41 date ...
$1 Bill Misprint11/20/2008
  Q: How do I market/sell this thing?
  A: Bill, You need to talk directly to a currency dealer, preferrably one who handles error notes. I ...
USA STATE QUARTER MISS MINTED11/17/2008
  Q: MY FATHER IN LAW HAS FOUND AN UNCIRCULATED STATE QUARTER THAT IS SILVER ON ONE SIDE AND GOLD ON THE ...
  A: Linda, It could not have come from the mint this way. If it was silver on one side and COPPER on ...
copper blotches11/15/2008
  Q: I have a US Quarter New York and there are copper blotches on front and back of the coin as if it ...
  A: Clifford, Sounds like the blank for your coin was cut from a part of the metal strip that did not ...
2005 Penny11/11/2008
  Q: I got a roll of nickels from the back. when I opened the roll I found A Penny. But this 2005 penny ...
  A: Steven, You either have a steel plated coin or a coin that did not get its outer copper layer (a ...
nickel11/11/2008
  Q: please i need some advice. i found a very old nickel date 1803 i have no idea what it is worth, ...
  A: RAMAWTIE, Without seeing it, I can only assume you found an 1803 half-dime. There is a picture to ...
continguous coin?11/10/2008
  Q: I'd like to know more about this "contingous coin''.recently,i've heard from my friend that a 1956-D ...
  A: Jason, All that a "contiguous mintmark" means is that the mintmark contacts the date. At the time ...
1776 Continental Dollar11/9/2008
  Q: The coin appears to be pewter (dark grey) with minor wear. Spelling is "CURENCY." How can I tell ...
  A: Stephen, A picture of a genuine one can be found here : ...
copper pennies11/7/2008
  Q: i have recently purchased several cardboard holders of lincoln pennies.Thes coins are layered with ...
  A: Lee, Dirt can be removed, but corrosion is permanent. Other than just soaking in warm soapy water, ...
Louisiana Purchase Gold Coin11/6/2008
  Q: I have a Louisiana Purchase Gold One Dollar coin (McKinley) it is encased to have made a necklace. ...
  A: Joe, Unfortunately, when a coin is mounted into jewelry, it usually gets damaged in the process, or ...
1878 morgan silver dollar11/5/2008
  Q: I have 1878 Morgan silver dollar 2nd rev almost uncirulated. no mint marks and 7 t. what is the ...
  A: Marge, The 1878 dollar in AU condition is worth about $30 If somebody offered you that much for ...
old hickory coin11/5/2008
  Q: I was in an old house that was about to fall which used to be part of an old plantation and found a ...
  A: Jason, While you may have found it in a place that leads you to believe it to be very old, the ...
penny11/5/2008
  Q: I FOUND A UNCIRCULATED "P" PHILADELPHIA PENNY...NO DATE ON COIN..A LARGE P ON ONE SIDE AND A SHIELD ...
  A: John, This is not actually a penny, but rather a token that is included in the uncirculated coin ...
Verifying gold content in coin11/3/2008
  Q: Dan- How does a dealer/ expert validate that certain apparent gold coin, like the modern bullion ...
  A: TJ, Usually counterfeits will be slightly off weight. Most dealers don't go beyond a visual ...
troy rounds11/3/2008
  Q: Seeking value on troy rounds if you please. side one: Parliament Shield dated 1983 Eagle crest/11 ...
  A: Daphne, All value will be only for the silver they contain, regardless of packaging or any ...
apollo 13 penny11/3/2008
  Q: My mother has a 1971 US penny, which has been stamped with a picture and date of the Apollo 13 ...
  A: Crystal, This stamping was added to the coin after it left the mint by a private individual. So it ...
2006 Penny w/NE state mark11/1/2008
  Q: My wife found a 2006 Lincoln D penny with a imprint of Nebraska & NE stamped inside the state. It is ...
  A: Bob, Somebody outside of the mint stamped this onto the coin -- probably as part of a 50 state set ...
I have 2 questions10/31/2008
  Q: I have a 1984 silver penny that seem to be lighter then a regular penny everything looks the same as ...
  A: Amanda, Since 1983, all pennies are now made almost entirely of zinc, with a thin outer copper ...
Georgia Quarter10/29/2008
  Q: I have two Georgia State Quarters that look all silver. The edges are a pure silver color. There ...
  A: Cliff, If they have an "S" mintmark below the IN GOD WE TRUST, then there is a good chance you have ...
1942 Half Dollar10/29/2008
  Q: Where do I find the mint mark?
  A: Mark, If there is a mintmark, it will be located on the back, next to the rim, to the left of the ...
Rimmed Edge On Georgia State Quarter10/26/2008
  Q: I have a Georgia State Quarter that has no ridges on the edge but has a smooth lip on the front and ...
  A: Leo, Sorry but somebody has altered your coin after it left the mint, either by repeatedly tapping ...
Silver Thomas Jefferson dollar10/25/2008
  Q: I recently received at work from a machine five dollar coins. One of which immediately stood out to ...
  A: Mike, The only explanation I can offer is that somebody silver plated it. There is no ...
Press error10/24/2008
  Q: I have a 1999 dime with the mint location "P" next to the head. The tail side is normal but the ...
  A: Matt, You have either an off-center strike error or an out-of-collar strike error. These are both ...
copper coins/medals10/23/2008
  Q: I have a set of 5 copper coins/medals. Still in original packaging. Struck by the Mount Everest Mint ...
  A: Evan, Unfortunately, privately minted items like this have no information about them available -- ...
BLAKE & CO $20 GOLD COIN? 18559/29/2008
  Q: FOUND THIS COIN IN A BOX OF WW II FOREGN CURRENCY OF MY DADS. HAVE DONE ENOUGH RESEARCH TO REALIZE ...
  A: Cully, They have been making replicas of this gold piece for many years. Being not a U.S. coin, it ...
coin9/28/2008
  Q: I have a 1922 heavy silver one dollar coin with the statue of liberty on the front she has waivy ...
  A: Alexandria, The U being a V is normal for this coin -- it's just the way they did it back then. ...
misc. coins9/28/2008
  Q: i've got a couple of pennies . the first is dated 1863 with the initials "cdh" and a picture of a ...
  A: Jared, The first item is actually a Patriotic Civil War Token -- a privately minted token used in ...
The Life of Lincoln9/27/2008
  Q: I was recently cleaning out my attic and found a box of coins that depict the life of Lincoln. Each ...
  A: Larry, This is a privately minted medal set -- probably from Franklin Mint. Unfortunately, the ...
2002 tenn state quarter9/26/2008
  Q: i got a 2002 tenn state quarter that has the tales on both sides i was woundering what something ...
  A: Shannon, You have a privately manufactured novelty item, known as a magician's coin, made by ...
double eagle first lady collection silver9/25/2008
  Q: i have a coin in uncirculated condition and on the front it says eleanor roosevelt at top and on ...
  A: Christopher, This is a privately minted medal, part of a set the company produced. I don't know ...
buffalo nickles/wheat pennies9/25/2008
  Q: I know these nickles and pennies don't hold a any real value, but I have quite a few, is there ...
  A: Sue, At minimum, your wheat cents will be worth 3 cents apiece, and your buffalo nickels with ...
1953 Washington Quarter9/25/2008
  Q: I have a question about a BU 1953 Washington Quarter. The mint mark is not readable. It looks like ...
  A: John, I wouldn't say it is a common occurance, but it could happen on any coin. As the dies wear ...
nickel9/24/2008
  Q: I have a 1906 nickel I'm not sure what kind it is but on the back it says united states of America ...
  A: Tabatha, This is what's known as a Liberty Head Nickel. These were made from 1883 to 1913. see : ...
silver coins (1 troy ounce)9/23/2008
  Q: Dan, I worked at a bank 25 years ago... My branch manager and I purchased several different silver ...
  A: Pam, You can see current spot silver prices at any time here : www.kitco.com The price quoted is ...
Coins Value9/22/2008
  Q: I have few Coins that will love for you to appraise and tell me the value if you can. 5cents: 1911 ...
  A: Values as follows : 5cents: 1911 Liberty head and Roman V in the back (good Condition) -- $1.00 ...
silver quarters9/22/2008
  Q: I have a bag of silver quarters I would like to sell. About 20 lbs I guesstimate. How should I go ...
  A: Jerry, At the current price of silver -- see www.kitco.com -- each silver quarter is worth about ...
coin value9/19/2008
  Q: I have a 1901 D dime in fair condition. I also have a 1943 S steel war penny, a 1944 silver war ...
  A: Angelia, Since there are no D-mint dimes in 1901, I can only assume you have an O-mint. Well-worn, ...
quarter9/17/2008
  Q: I recently received a quarter that was obviously printed for the state series but has "Heads" the ...
  A: Eileen, You have a privately manufactured novelty item -- known as a magician's coin -- made by ...
ri76 bicentennial coin Franklin Mint9/14/2008
  Q: I have a Franklin Mint coin that reads ri76 on the front and on back is a clipper ship with ...
  A: Patty, Assuming you want to know the value of your item, I can only say that unfortunately the ...
johnson matthey silver coin 19859/13/2008
  Q: I hope you can help me. I have a 1985 .999 silver coin by Johnson Matthey on one side it has a ...
  A: Myrna, This is one of thousands of different privately minted silver art rounds that have been made ...
value of coins9/11/2008
  Q: Would you please tell me if any of these coins have a value above their face value? Thanks so much ...
  A: Bonnie, Assuming average condition : Quarters 1942-1964 == $1.75 each 1969-1981 == no added value ...
Gold coins9/11/2008
  Q: I have the following gold coins: (a lady on the front and eagle on back of following three) 1886 $5 ...
  A: Sue, Current approximate values as follows : 1886 $5 -- $200.00 1909 $2.5 -- $180.00 1843-D $2.5 ...
silver dollar money clip9/10/2008
  Q: I have a sterling silver dollar with a date of 1883 on the front with the face of a woman with a ...
  A: Mark, If it truly is sterling, then the value will only be for the silver it contains. Weigh it in ...
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: Henry, You have a privately manufactured novelty item -- known as a magician's coin -- made by ...
Found coin9/9/2008
  Q: just today my wife found a coin in her change it is dated 1788 new hamshire silver old man of the ...
  A: Robbie, This is a modern coin, minted in 2000, one of the coins in the 50 State Quarter ...
coin value9/7/2008
  Q: i have a 1886 gold $10 an 1885 five dollar an 1843 2 1/2 dollar,a 1911 recessed print indian head ...
  A: Cathi, Assuming they are very lightly circulated, valeus are as follows : 1886 $10 -- $400 1885 $5 ...
coin collection9/6/2008
  Q: What is the best way to sell coin collections, have lots, including about 200k pennies, 1 set ...
  A: Larry, If you know the value of them, you can sell them at a coin show -- rent a table and set up ...
world war II 50th anniversary silver coin set9/5/2008
  Q: have proof coin set in box and two coin holders: silver dollar 1991-1995 and clad half dollar same ...
  A: Midge, That set is worth about $40 and you can sell to almost any coin dealer. Check the following ...
Unsure worth9/3/2008
  Q: Over the summer I inquired a few new US President Dollar Coins. While I was admiring the workmanship ...
  A: Emily, The orientation of the lettering (whether right-side-up or up-side-down) occurs with the ...
mis-stamped quarter9/3/2008
  Q: I have a Wyoming quarter that is clearly legible on the left half of the front, but part of "OF ...
  A: Jody, Errors like this are usually caused by excess grease that gets into the striking die, ...
liberty quarter9/2/2008
  Q: Are there any images of a 1916 liberty quarter available to be viewed online?
  A: Ezzy, You can find pictures of an uncirculated one here : ...
Mint Errors on Lincoln Memorial Pennies8/30/2008
  Q: Dan, I found these two pennies in pocket change. Are they worth keeping? Should I get them ...
  A: I may not know the exact process used, but it has to be something that was done after the coin left ...
mis stamped coin8/29/2008
  Q: I have a quarter that is missing the layer of silver or what ever it is now a days. It is ok on the ...
  A: Timothy, This is a very popular error among collectors, known as a missing clad layer error. It ...
Misprinted Nickel8/28/2008
  Q: I found a Nickel that is printed on both sides the "tails" side. No face
  A: Nichole, You have a manually manufactured novelty item known as a magician's coin. Somebody took ...
hello, i have an american coin here..8/26/2008
  Q: i found this coin in the picture, one dlllars, 1845. don't know much about it. can you tell me about ...
  A: Alex, Sorry but you have a counterfeit, probably made in China -- unfortunately worth nothing. A ...
Silver bar 19738/25/2008
  Q: I am not sure if this is your area of expertise or not, but thought I would take a chance. I have ...
  A: Samantha, This is a privately minted art bar. It could have come from a number of companies -- ...
1898 Liberty Head Nickel (V Nickel)8/25/2008
  Q: I have found a Liberty head nickel that on the back has a v on it. It's in a plastic wrapping and it ...
  A: Delores, 1898 is considered by collectors to be a common date for these coins. In the condition ...
Confederatio Helvetica8/24/2008
  Q: I have a few coins that I would like to know what they are worth, but I am having trouble finding a ...
  A: Rachel, The coins you list are worth between 10 cents and a dollar apiece in average condition. ...
silver dollar8/24/2008
  Q: where is the best place i can sell my 1889 silver dollar in very fine condition and my peace ...
  A: Marissa, You should probably take them to a coin show, show them to a couple dealers, and take the ...
Sacagawea Quarter-Pound coin8/23/2008
  Q: I have three Year 2000 giant quarter pound golden proofs featuring a picture of Sacagawea on the ...
  A: Mike, Unfortunately, the resale market for privately minted items like these is almost ...
1965 Quarter with deep groove along ridge8/22/2008
  Q: Here is a photo of the coin, as well as I could get: http://i35.tinypic.com/30w56k1.jpg My guess ...
  A: I have seen this before on several coins. I don't know exactly how or why it's done, but somebody ...
1966 silver penny8/21/2008
  Q: My daughter has recently come across a 1966 silver penny in our coin jar. I would have mistaken it ...
  A: Karen, In 1966 the pennies were made almost entirely of copper -- zinc pennies did not start until ...
mint sets 1960-19648/21/2008
  Q: My father recently gave me several Philadelphia mint sets from 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964. (The 1960 ...
  A: Don, The only thing you really need to look at is the Franklin Halves. If you find an ultra deep ...
U.S. Money8/20/2008
  Q: I have 2 questions. First i have a 2005 F? nickel made of cooper. I have never seen one in this ...
  A: Curt, First, the twenties are considered common by collectors and do not currantly have any added ...
1971 Penny8/20/2008
  Q: I have found a 1971 (D) Lincoln penny that has another head stamped or engraved to the right of ...
  A: Kara, Your penny is a manually made novelty item used for advertising. Somebody would take a ...
a copper coated silver penny?8/20/2008
  Q: sir i have found a penny that looks to be copper laminated, or coated, on both sides, it looks as ...
  A: Sorry Barry, but all you have is an abused penny. Modern pennies (since 1982) are made almost ...
half plated quarter8/19/2008
  Q: i have a quarter 2001 D rhode island quarter, that is plated only on one side, the ridge and state ...
  A: Mike, A rare and popular State Quarter Unplated Planchet Error, if certified, these regularly sell ...
US Mint Medal8/19/2008
  Q: Greetings Dan, The obverse is the Denver Mint Building and the normal reverse is the treasury symbol ...
  A: Michael, Not sure where they come from -- perhaps mint souvenir sets sold only at the mint souvenir ...
Adams $1 die rotation8/18/2008
  Q: I've found a 2007P Adams dollar with a 160-170 degree die rotation...and have had the coin slabbed. ...
  A: Larry, As you probably know, die rotations on modern coins is extremely rare, so it will have a ...
Kennedy half dollar8/18/2008
  Q: i have a kennedy half dollar with 2 date on it...one is 1776 and the other is 1976. Inbetween the ...
  A: Phillip, This is one of 287.5 million bicentennial commemorative half dollars made at the Denver ...
2009 Quarters8/16/2008
  Q: I have been looking everywhere to see if there is going to be a return to the old style quarter of ...
  A: In 2009, the mint will be starting a new quarter program, featuring 6 U.S. territories : ...
1880-1896 Morgan Silver Dollars8/16/2008
  Q: ) I have the following used Morgan Silver Dollars that were given to me by a relative, and I'm ...
  A: Susan, All the dates you listed are considered by collectors to be common dates. In circulated ...
2004 Dime Mis-Hit8/15/2008
  Q: I have a 2004 Dime that is approximately twice the thickness of a normal dime, just a bit smaller ...
  A: Trent, Sorry but your coin has been altered after it left the mint. Someone used some kind of ...
penny8/14/2008
  Q: when was the lincoln head put on the penny and what is the best way to get all the pennys from ...
  A: Joey, The Lincoln cent started in 1909 -- next year will be the 100th anniversary. There are a ...
1956 penny8/14/2008
  Q: I WAS WONDERING IF MY 1956 PENNY WITH ONE CENT ON THE BACK AND I HAVE A WOODEN NICKEL THAT SAYS ONE ...
  A: Lavelle, The 1956 penny is common -- worth about 3 cents. The wooden nickel could be worth a ...
Morgan Dollar Dilemma8/13/2008
  Q: a friend game me a 1895 Morgan silver dollar to evaluate, only because I know slightly more about ...
  A: Paul, You have one of many Chinese counterfeits -- they've been doing this for years, making fake ...
2000 Silver Proof State Quarter Coins Tarnishing8/13/2008
  Q: I've been collecting US Mint proof coins since I was a kid. I started the silver proof state ...
  A: David, These sets are not air tight, and silver is much more susceptible to toning (tarnish) than ...
2002 Lousiana Quarter Dollar8/11/2008
  Q: I recently received an oddity. It is a 2002 Louisiana State Quarter that has no ridges on the edge ...
  A: Ayle, It is possible your coin was struck outside of its collar, causing it to spread slightly and ...
Trees of Mystery Shrine Of The Redwoods coin8/11/2008
  Q: I have recently came upon a coin my grandma used to have. It has the same front as the Morgan coin ...
  A: Samantha, Although I am not specifically familiar with it, I would have to believe it is something ...
"Ocean in View" nickels8/10/2008
  Q: I purchased a roll of 2005P ocean in view nickels from the Mint. The entire roll has a distinctive ...
  A: Robert, More likely your coins were improperly rinsed at the mint, leaving a film on them that ...
Coin -Value8/5/2008
  Q: I have a few no: of world coins. A few of them r- AMERICA- Quarter Dollar (1965, 1988, 2000, ...
  A: Vijay, If you look through the following website, you can see retail values for all the U.S. coins, ...
1877 Trade dollar8/5/2008
  Q: Dan, I am currently in Afghanistan and there are numerous 1877 trade dollars for sale. ...
  A: Bill, For $2.00 apiece, you can bet they are nothing more than silver plated at best -- most likely ...
1988 Gold Challenger8/3/2008
  Q: I've Recently bought; what my Family and I believe to be a 1988 P Gold Challenger Coin. When flipped ...
  A: Alex, You have a privately minted medal -- not a U.S. Mint coin -- so when flipped like a coin, the ...
U.S. coins8/2/2008
  Q: I have a 1943 grey colored wheat penny,and a 1945 nickel that is the same color,but has a "D" above ...
  A: Jesse, No fortunes there, but here are the values : 1943 steel cent -- 5 cents (they made a ...
U.S. nickel8/1/2008
  Q: I have a U.S.nickel that has a head on each side of the coin, instead of the nornal head and tail. ...
  A: Susan, I'm sure that it is not authentic -- coin dies are destroyed after use, so it's impossible ...
half dollar with same profile on both sides8/1/2008
  Q: I have JFkennedy half dollar that has JFK's same profile on both sides including the same year and ...
  A: Tony, I'm sure you have a manually manufactured novelty item known as a magician's coin. Modern ...
Washington Presidential Dollar8/1/2008
  Q: I have what appear to be a pair of the George Washington presidential dollars that were struck on ...
  A: Chuck, I don't see how this could be possible, it's been 9 years since SBA dollars were struck. ...
Re: A Gold Penny7/30/2008
  Q: We have come acrossed a gold colored penny..a close look alike to the gold dollar bills that were ...
  A: Dina, Due to the mostly zinc composition of modern pennies, I suspect you have a "baked" penny. ...
Fake Quarter?7/30/2008
  Q: I have a 1964 quarter i tryed to put through the coinstar but it wouldnt accept it after furter ...
  A: Dustin, The answer is that you have a silver quarter -- it's weight is different than a modern ...
1921 Morgan Silver Dollar7/29/2008
  Q: I have a 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar. I don't know how to tell what mint it is. Can you tell me what ...
  A: Rachel, I can't quite make it out from your pictures, but if you look at the back side of the coin, ...
1863 one cent coin7/29/2008
  Q: Dan, I recently recieved a collection of coins from my grandmother and among them was a 1863 one ...
  A: Sean, You have a privately minted Patriotic Civil War Token -- you would need a Patriotic CWT book ...
one sided nickel7/28/2008
  Q: I have a nickel that was only printed on the head side the tail side has nothing but tool marks you ...
  A: Kristy, There must be alot of these out there -- you're the third person to ask me about these in 4 ...
copper coins7/26/2008
  Q: can you please tell me if copper coins change tone and get ruined easily. I need to know this ...
  A: Emil, The short answer is yes. Exposure to the air, handling with your fingers, even an uneven mix ...
1970-D Kennedy Half7/25/2008
  Q: I recently purchased a 1970 small date mint set. The half Dollar was described as clean. Upon ...
  A: Kelly, Looks like worn die to me too. The wear on a coin die is also dependent on the design on ...
possible roosevelt dime error7/24/2008
  Q: I work at a gas station and recently was given this amongst a lot of change. obverse: ...
  A: Chris, If it's larger in diameter than the 2004, then it has to have been altered after leaving the ...
1907 gold coin7/24/2008
  Q: I'm trying to verify if this gold coin I have is genuine. I can guarantee this coin is at least 20 ...
  A: Quinn, Sorry but that is not a real coin. It's something modern, made by a private company. Most ...
2 1/2 dollar7/23/2008
  Q: i have a e pluribus unum 2 1/2 dollor. one side has united states of America with a eagle, and the ...
  A: Charlotte, While 1911 is a common date, a 1911 with a "D" mintmark on the back is the KEY DATE -- ...
identify an 1883 dollar coin7/23/2008
  Q: I have a very old coin that is in an unusual case. It is printed in a gold-ish tone, 1883, one ...
  A: Susan, Assuming the goldish tone is the natural tarnishing of the silver surface of the coin (which ...
ballistic rolls of US Presidential dollar coins7/21/2008
  Q: are these offereings very unlikely to eventually be worth investing in. my wife bought 4 rolls from ...
  A: Philip, There are hundreds of millions of each Presidential coin minted -- like the state quarters ...
old nickels7/21/2008
  Q: I have several rolls of nickels from the 40's thru 50's. They were in my grandfather's things, and ...
  A: Julie, If the coins are circulated, then the outlook is dim. If there are silver nickels (from ...
1973 penny double impression image7/20/2008
  Q: I have a question about a coin my daughter has. It is a 1973D copper penny with the regulaer Lincoln ...
  A: Deb, The 1973-D penny is a manually made novelty item used for advertising. Some businesses would ...
gold colored quarter7/20/2008
  Q: I've come up with a gold colored quarter. Have never seen anything like it before. Could you tell ...
  A: Larry, Without a first-hand examination, I cannot be 100% sure, BUT ... Most likely you have ...
Coin Question7/18/2008
  Q: I have a coin that is dated 1783 (might be 1763). On one side it has the date at the bottom with the ...
  A: Richard, The closest thing I can find to match your description is a colonial Massachusetts copper ...
1926 coin7/17/2008
  Q: I have a question about a 1926 Liberty 2 1/2 dollar coin I was given. I notice that when you turn ...
  A: Juli, Sounds like your coin is normal. When you flip a U.S. coin side-to-side the images will be ...
texas state error coin7/16/2008
  Q: I believe I have a clipped planchet error on a Texas state coin. Have you heard of any others. Thank ...
  A: Shirley, I've seen these sell for $50 to $150, depending on amount of clip, condition of coin, and ...
Re: Chiped coin7/16/2008
  Q: I have a 2005 Kansas quarter. It has a perfect indentation on the edge that goes into the face about ...
  A: Ryan, After thinking about your description more, it sounds like you have a clipped planchet error. ...
Dollar Coins7/15/2008
  Q: I have a 1799 Draped Bust one dollar coin. I would like to know the estimated value and possibly a ...
  A: Patricia, I hate to say it, but your coin does not look genuine. It's hard to see from the ...
Value?7/14/2008
  Q: Greetings, I have a Year 2000 Giant Quarter-Pound Golden Proof "coin" minted by the Washington Mint ...
  A: Bali, The amount of gold in the plating on this silver round is negligable -- a few cents worth at ...
NH 2000 state quarter without mint mark7/13/2008
  Q: I have a NH state quarter, year 2000, without a mint mark. (Denver and Philadelphia are the mints ...
  A: Cynthia, I have heard of this missing letter many times. It is caused by a foreign substance (like ...
double faced quarter and more...7/13/2008
  Q: Just a few questions on the vaule of a few coins i came across this week, first a real not fake two ...
  A: Amanda, If your two-headed quarter is real, I'll eat my hat. There have only been 2 coins EVER ...
Washington Quarters7/12/2008
  Q: I recently acquired a candy vending machine, which I intend to set up in lobby of my business. I've ...
  A: Scott, That rule is true. Any quarter dated 1964 or older is made from silver, and will be worth ...
kennedy half dollars7/10/2008
  Q: I have three kennedy half dollars, 2 from 1971 and one from 2000, the mint marks are FG, what does ...
  A: Bob, The FG is not actually a mintmark, but rather the coin designer's initials -- Frank Gasparro ...
SILVER COINS7/10/2008
  Q: Could you tell me what an 1884 Silver Dollar (in excellent condition) might be worth? Also, I have ...
  A: Jackie, The coins you listed are all considered common dates by collectors -- valued only for the ...
2008 penny error or die variety?7/9/2008
  Q: i recently pulled 3 coins out of a bu roll of 2008p lincoln pennies that have a very visible crease ...
  A: Kenneth, Looks to me like extra metal filling a chip in the coin die from excessive use -- in other ...
Cheap coins7/8/2008
  Q: Where can a beginning coin collector find cheap coins or possible places to literally find the ...
  A: Nick, One thing you can do is scour the eBay coin listings. Sometimes you can find bargains in ...
1883 Hawaiian Dollar7/6/2008
  Q: I am wondering how much it is worth and how to Identify if it is a counterfeit.
  A: Daniel, Pictures and specs can be found here : ...
roosevelt dime7/6/2008
  Q: I recently inherited lots of coins. Most are US and dated from the mid 1800's to the mid 1900's. ...
  A: Susan, It sounds like the die used to strike the front of your dime was extremely worn out (while ...
1982 pennies7/6/2008
  Q: How can I tell the difference between the 1982 pennies. As I understand it there are at least 4 ...
  A: Ted, Partway through production of 1982 Lincoln cents, the U.S. Mint changed the coins' composition ...
star note series7/6/2008
  Q: I wondered if you could tell me what a series of 100 notes are worth. They are 50s year 2004 with ...
  A: Rachelle, Unfortunately the number of collectors for this type of item is extremely low, as is the ...
Possible Dime Error7/3/2008
  Q: Moore...I recently came across an unusual dime. It comes from the Philadelphia Mint. I am wondering ...
  A: Evelyn, First thing to do is weigh it. It should be close to 2.27 grams -- the normal weight for a ...
Canadian Nickels7/3/2008
  Q: i found this nickel that has a rabbit on it and it is dated 1867-1967. i wanted to know what it is ...
  A: Natalie, You have one of the many millions of centennial commemorative coins minted in Canada in ...
Silver penny7/2/2008
  Q: I found a penny that was minted in 1989 but has no markings from where it was minted and it is also ...
  A: Jennifer, You have either : 1) a normal penny that was plated with either silver, nickel, zinc, or ...
value of coin7/2/2008
  Q: what is a 1921 walking liberty silver dollar worth? It is in fair condition
  A: William, If you have a 1921 walking liberty silver dollar, then u have a counterfeit or fantasy ...
Album collection all Desert Storm Coins7/1/2008
  Q: I have inherited a collection of coins. One of which is a set of 90 $5 Desert Storm Coins. All are ...
  A: Cathy, I'm not familiar with that specific set, but I have to believe it is one of those priovately ...
Ellis Island Commemorative7/1/2008
  Q: I saw that you answered a question regarding the 1986 coin. I have seen at least two varieties of ...
  A: Joe, I am not familiar with your specific commemorative, but I am sure it did not come from the ...
Unknown Coin7/1/2008
  Q: I have a coin that resembles a Morgan Silver dollar, except the back is gold, and in the front the ...
  A: Drew, A private company has heat-applied plastic stickers to your coin, selling them to the ...
rare? nickle6/29/2008
  Q: i have nickle that doesn't have a face side. both sides are "tail" sides (same on both sides) it ...
  A: Mandi, You have a manufactured novelty item, known as a magician's coin, made by altering two ...
penny collection6/29/2008
  Q: I was wondering if my penny collection is worth anything. I have every year from 1880-present and ...
  A: Steve, While there's no way I can give you an accurate appraisal of your collection without ...
value of coins6/28/2008
  Q: What is the value of: 1. 3 - 1994 silver dollar coins with santa claus on them? 2. 4 - 1994 gold ...
  A: Becky, Based on current silver & gold prices (see www.kitco.com), your coins have the following ...
1946 dime/penny6/28/2008
  Q: I have a 1946 face and wheat penny back. It a little thinner than a dime but the same size as a ...
  A: Vivki, If it is silver colored on the dime side and copper colored on the penny side, then it is ...
1972 Penny6/26/2008
  Q: I have a 1972 penny Denver mint that has Lincoln on it but it has Kennedy's face on it also facing ...
  A: Flo, The second image is indeed President Kennedy, stamped on the coin by a private company after ...
Old Coin's6/25/2008
  Q: What does F VF and XF Mean I'll send you a picture of this coin. Please let me know if it has any ...
  A: Roy, F, VF and XF are designations for different grades assigned to coins based on the amount of ...
GRADE6/24/2008
  Q: What does BU mean
  A: John, BU means Brilliant Uncirculated -- another way of saying the coin is in uncirculated (or mint ...
1766? Quarter6/23/2008
  Q: My mother has a 1766 or 1788 Quarter dollar. There is a man on the front which I told her might be ...
  A: Mandy, You have a year 2000 Virginia commemorative state quarter -- from the sounds of it, in ...
1998 P quarter--copper on back6/23/2008
  Q: Dan---The quarter that I found has only two layers. It is missing the silver layer on the back. The ...
  A: Mary, This error is caused when the coin blank is cut from an area of the long metal strip that did ...
Indian head pennies6/22/2008
  Q: I have a us indian head pennies 1890-1909 postal commemorative society set and would like to know ...
  A: Gregg, Usually the coins in these sets are circulated coins that have often times been cleaned to ...
dime6/21/2008
  Q: I have a 1942 dime, no mint mark.It is vf-20 or 30. I have seen prices from $2 to $850. My coin ...
  A: Rick, 1942 is one of the most common dates there is for Mercury dimes. In circulated condition, ...
merc error6/21/2008
  Q: I have found a error coin in a pile of mercs with only 3 digits present on face (194). It is in very ...
  A: Edward, Assuming your coin has not been altered, the missing digit is caused by a foreign ...
Worth Anything?6/18/2008
  Q: Are these coins worth anything - From 1944 and on the front it looks like a foreign coin; i.e., says ...
  A: Georgia, These coins were minted by the U.S. for its sovereign entity, the Philippines, at the San ...
old coins & NYC subway tokens6/15/2008
  Q: I have some old dimes, nickels (buffalo head), quarters 1930's 1940's in good condition -- raised ...
  A: Sue, You can find listings of coin shows in your area on the Coin World website here : ...
1983 Penny6/12/2008
  Q: i found a penny with a picture of a gift on the front to the right of Lincoln's head. i was ...
  A: Joe, I have seen these before. I'm not sure what the reason for it was, but the gift box was ...
1880 silver dollar5/28/2008
  Q: Lilian
  A: Lilian, Everything depends on which way you are flipping the coin. If you hold the coin at the ...
Timothy Eaton5/26/2008
  Q: I have a complete set of an Eatons company $50 astrology coin set there were only 200 sets made and ...
  A: Timothy, Unfortunately, privately minted items like this have almost no resale market -- there are ...
raised distorted face on 1973 dime5/26/2008
  Q: Greetings and thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Recently I came across a 1973 ...
  A: Deanna, I have seen something like this on a half dollar, but what it was is that somebody had used ...
rare coin5/21/2008
  Q: I have an 1879 Indian Head Penny. The coin is is in great condition, but it has a couple of small ...
  A: With the exception of the 1894 and the 1909, all the rest of the dates are the most common dates, ...
2001 vermont quarter5/20/2008
  Q: 2001 Vermont state quarter is very bright and has no copper showing around the edge is this an error ...
  A: Steve, If your coin has an "S" mintmark (under the IN GOD WE TRUST motto), then it probably is a ...
New York State Quarter no mint mark5/20/2008
  Q: I am a novice. I have been collecting quarters to make Sets for my grandchildren. The other day I ...
  A: Karol, Likely the mintmark is missing because of a foreign subtance (like machine grease) that got ...
1885 Morgan Silver Dollar5/17/2008
  Q: I have a 1885 Morgan without the imprint over the DO. I saw you offered to give someone else a value ...
  A: Margaret, 1885 is not considered a rare date for Morgan Dollars. In lightly circulated condition, ...
1907 INDIAN HEAD PENNY5/15/2008
  Q: I have a 1907 Indian Head penny. It appears to be in good condition. It is tarnished (not bright). ...
  A: Jean, History of the Indian Head Cent can be found here : ...
gold-coloured dime 2004 D-mint5/14/2008
  Q: I found a 2004 D-mint US dime the other day which is distinctly gold-coloured. It is in every way ...
  A: Lindsey, The gold color is called toning (AKA tarnish). Caused by improper storage and/or exposure ...
Lincoln Penny5/12/2008
  Q: I have a 1975 Lincoln penny--with the head of what appears to be John F. Kennedy facing Lincoln. ...
  A: Shirley, The second image is indeed President Kennedy, stamped on the coin by a private company ...
1999 susan b anthony struck on sacajawea planchet5/11/2008
  Q: Hey Dan, I recently found your website and I have a question about a coin I have had for a few years ...
  A: Jeremy, First go to the pcgs website and find the authorized dealers in your area : ...
two-headed quarter5/11/2008
  Q: We found an unusual quarter in my son's piggy bank. It has a head on both sides. One side says ...
  A: Chris, You have a manufactured novelty item, known as a magician's coin, made by altering two ...
Double printed U.S. Currency5/10/2008
  Q: I have a 1988 $10 bill where the reverse side has a partial inverted print of the front side that is ...
  A: Roxanne, If a sheet fails to properly enter the printing press, the inked plates will transfer ...
1878 rev of 79 VAM - 2025/9/2008
  Q: I have a slabbed and graded 1878 rev of 79 VAM 202 graded by PCI as MS62. The questions are: What ...
  A: Allen, VAM 202 Definition (from VAM book) : Lines in all wheat leaves, with more detail in cotton ...
2 headed5/8/2008
  Q: I have a 1975 Lincoln penny. There is another head that is to the right of Lincoln, looking at him. ...
  A: Annette, The second image is President Kennedy, stamped on the coin by a private company after the ...
Olympic-issue Coin Sets5/8/2008
  Q: We have inherited many sets of official-issue Olympic silver coins, encompassing 5 or 6 different ...
  A: Nancy, Assuming these are the U.S. Mint issued commemoratives, you can find current values listed ...
Rare 1950 100 dollar bill5/8/2008
  Q: I have a 1950 100 dollar bill which appears to be slightly off centered with the bottom border being ...
  A: Jeff, Sorry but no retirement money here. Slightly off center is neat, but has little value -- ...
New Hampshire quarter5/7/2008
  Q: I received a N.H. state quarter that appears to be a weak strike. The coin appears thinner than a ...
  A: Pierre, I have heard of things like this before. It sounds like your coin was struck on the wrong ...
1860 Indian Head Cent5/3/2008
  Q: Should a 1860 Indian Head Cent with a 100º CCW ROTATED REVERSE (graded G-6) command a 100% premium ...
  A: Ron, There is no standard amount of premium that a rotated reverse coin will get -- you just have ...
strange dime5/1/2008
  Q: I had found a 1992 dime that appears to be a misprint the strangest part is the fact that the dime ...
  A: Patrick, There is no price guide for something like this. If it had an "S" mintmark, it could be ...
1943 Silver Wheat Penny4/30/2008
  Q: I was givin a 1943 penny it has no S nor D under the year can you tell me if this is worth anything?
  A: Lisa, 1943 was a special year for Lincoln cents -- they made them all out of zinc-coated steel to ...
Lincoln cent4/29/2008
  Q: I have a 1959 Lincoln penny that my father has had for the last forty or so years. The penny has a ...
  A: Jeremy, Your coin was altered after it left the mint. It looks like somebody took your coin and a ...
American Silver Eagle coins4/25/2008
  Q: I have some 2004 American Silver Eagle coins that are listed as 12668 2004 $1 Silver Eagle UNC for ...
  A: Frank, $32.00 is the amount they want to charge you to buy the eagles from them -- which (in my ...
coin value4/24/2008
  Q: I have several coins which I feel could have value....what is the best way to get an estimate ...
  A: Chris, The best way is to get more than one estimate. Take them to a coin show and show them to ...
Indian cent 18604/23/2008
  Q: What are the differences between a round bust vs a pointed bust 1860 Indian cent? I have a couple of ...
  A: Bruce, The different busts appear on the 1864 cent (not the 1860). See the pictures on the web ...
BICENTENNIAL COIN SET FROM FRANKLIN MINT4/18/2008
  Q: I HAVE A SET OF 200 SILVER MEDALLIONS IN A VELVET LINED WOODEN CASE THAT MY DAD PURCHASED FOR ME TO ...
  A: Lisa, I'm not familiar with that specific set, but generally speaking sets like this from private ...
mint mistake4/15/2008
  Q: I recieved a coin that appears to be a 1996 penny print both front and back on a dime blank. The ...
  A: Tim, Wrong planchet errors like this are known to exist. In circulated condition, their value is ...
silver coin not listed in any book.4/15/2008
  Q: >) we have a coin that has no date on it but appears old. Its discolored. On one side is an eagle in ...
  A: Vanessa, Technically, this is not a coin, but rather a privately minted silver round -- used for ...
2005 D West Virginia Quarter4/12/2008
  Q: Tail side of quarter is not clad and copper color. Is this unique?
  A: David, It's not unique, but it is a rare and popular error. Known as an unfinished planchet error, ...
souvenir money4/11/2008
  Q: I have some coins that look like brass that say "Good for 50 cents in trade at any cooperative ...
  A: Nancy, I'm not familiar with this particular trade token, but I would bet it is made of brass (or ...
Misprinted Penny4/10/2008
  Q: I was wondering how much the misprinted penny I have might be worth. Front & back of the penny is ...
  A: You have what's known as an off-center strike error -- the coin blank did not get fully inserted ...
Bicentennial Coin Set4/9/2008
  Q: Dan, Thanks for taking my question. I have several 1976 coin sets which contain a quarter, fifty ...
  A: William, These sets were assembled by a private company. Somebody bought some holders (I believe ...
1939 jefferson nickle &1939 mercury dime4/9/2008
  Q: Going through my change i found a 1939 mercury dime in good condition . what is value? Also found a ...
  A: Kristopher, The dime is worth about a dollar, for the silver it contains. The nickel could be one ...
I have an 'unknown' coin/piece4/9/2008
  Q: I have a gold piece that is slightly bigger than a dime, slightly smaller than a penny. Unsure ...
  A: Crystal, I am familiar with this. It is a privately minted bicentennial medal -- made in about ...
Error Quarter4/8/2008
  Q: I ran across a strange quarter. It's a 1977 washington quarter and is definitely made of copper. it ...
  A: Jeremy, It is either something that has had its outer copper/nickel layer removed, exposing the ...
strange nickel4/7/2008
  Q: i have a misprint nickel i think. it has nothing on the sides,no words or pictures,so i dont know ...
  A: Amber, Sounds like an off-center strike error, where the coin blank was improperly inserted into ...
old pennies4/7/2008
  Q: I am in possession of several old pennies. I would like to know if they are worth anything. ...
  A: Magda, 1918, 1919, 1929 and 1930 are not rare dates -- worth about 5 cents each. There were over a ...
Golden Quarter4/7/2008
  Q: I came across a U.S. quarter that looks like it was minted in the same metal that the Sacagawea ...
  A: Cassie, It's not possible to fit the blank for a dollar coin into the press that is making ...
E PLURLBUS UNUM 1880 & 1890 one Dollar4/7/2008
  Q: My son was left some coins from his grandfather and these two seem so different than the others. ...
  A: Michelle, It sounds like you have a couple of Morgan dollars -- like the one pictured here : ...
CopperPenny with lead or zinc4/6/2008
  Q: I happen to find a 2007 copper penny, but it has zinc or lead all around the rim of it. Do you know ...
  A: Mavis, All pennies since 1983 are made almost entirely of zinc, with a thin outer layer of copper. ...
coins4/5/2008
  Q: I have this leather bound collection entitled "Kennedy Mint Portfolio of United States Coins" and ...
  A: Raymond, Not knowing exactly what is in this portfolio, it's very difficult to advise you on how ...
"bumpy" silver dime4/4/2008
  Q: I have a 1963 silver dime with 2 "bumps" on 2 edges - 2 in front of his face & 2 behind. is it worth ...
  A: Kaylyn, Not sure what you mean by bumps, but if they are nicks or dings or anything else done to ...
paper 10 cent & 50 cent US money4/4/2008
  Q: Our Father passed away recently and in his coin collection of both foreign and US money, we found a ...
  A: Cece, During the Civil War period, uncertainty of the government's future caused the hoarding of ...
2-Headed Quarter4/4/2008
  Q: Dad found a U.S. quarter that has two heads with two separate years 71 and 73. Is it fake. Josh
  A: You definitely have a fake coin. It is impossible for a coin to have dates 2 years apart -- the ...
absence of 1937-1970 dollars3/31/2008
  Q: ive only started collecting mostly proof sets some morgans-i noticed no dollars from 36-70 where ...
  A: Craig, Those big silver dollars became unpopular to the public and ceased to be demanded for ...
DOUBLE HEADED QUARTER3/30/2008
  Q: Mr.Moore, I was sifting through my change jar and I found what I believe is a rare coin indeed! It ...
  A: Paul, I'm 99.999% sure you have a fake -- a manufactured novelty item known as a magician's coin. ...
1854 Quarter3/30/2008
  Q: I was going through an old trunk that my uncle gave me about 10 years ago and I found an old change ...
  A: David, Based on the wear, the quarter is worth $10-$15. The 1865 coin is actually a 3-cent piece ...
silver penny3/29/2008
  Q: I have a 1997 penny that looks like it was stamped from the same metal that a dime is made of. At ...
  A: Larry, What you have is either : 1) an unfinished planchet error coin -- pennies are made of zinc ...
an odd penny3/28/2008
  Q: i found a 2004 d penny in myc change and it appears to be made of nickle or something like it.the ...
  A: Tommy, Most likely it is an unfinished planchet error. All pennies since 1983 are made almost ...
rare stamped penny3/28/2008
  Q: I have a 1976 Lincoln penny with a liberty bell stamp and USA stamp on the front of it I have never ...
  A: Bobbi, Somebody took a normal penny and stamped those images into it. This was done as a novelty ...
Double Headed Quarter3/27/2008
  Q: I have found a double headed quarter. One side has Washington 1998p, while the other has Washington ...
  A: You have one of the fake coins. It is impossible for a coin to have dates 17 years apart and ...
Value of coin3/26/2008
  Q: I have a coin that says ONE TROY OUNCE .999 SILVER with an eagle and LIBERTY SILVER on one side ...
  A: You have a relatively common silver round. The tarnish doesn't matter -- its value will be based on ...
1776-1976 Kennedy half dollar3/25/2008
  Q: A half dollar on the back side the word Independence appears like this Indepe ence it has a space ...
  A: Bob, Without seeing the coin, I can only assume the missing letter is due to the normal cause -- a ...
Mint error on 2004 penny3/24/2008
  Q: I came across a 2004 D penny in excellent condition that was not covered in copper. It is silver in ...
  A: I hope you had a nice holiday. All pennies since 1983 are made almost entirely of zinc with a thin ...
silver penny from 20013/24/2008
  Q: Your question was I collect mostly older coins, but I came across something recently that ...
  A: Angela, All pennies since 1983 are made almost entirely of zinc with a thin copper coating. So you ...
flying eagle3/22/2008
  Q: I would like to know the estimate prize of the following coins: flying eagle of 1856, bust half ...
  A: Spyros, I hope you had a nice holiday. Without knowing the condition of your coins, it's ...
penny3/22/2008
  Q: I have 1994 penny D mint,it is gray and the edge is different.it is not smooth it looks like a train ...
  A: Joe, I hope you had a nice holiday. Thanks for the picture! It looks like your coin has been ...
US Mint Rolls vs. Bank Rolls3/21/2008
  Q: Dan, I'm interested in searching SACAGAWEA coin rolls for submission for grading at PCGS/NGC and ...
  A: Allyn, I hope you had a nice holiday. Unfortunately, there will be little or no difference between ...
bicentennial medal3/21/2008
  Q: Would you be a man to ask about a bicentennial medal? If not do you know who to ask? Thank you in ...
  A: Christopher, I hope you had a nice holiday. I do know some about Bicentennial medals -- especially ...
How to sell???3/20/2008
  Q: I'm not sure who to ask about selling a Birks sterling silver tray. I know alot of people are buying ...
  A: Valerie, I hope you had a nice holiday. To find the value of your tray, you first need to weigh ...
1923 's' silver dollar3/19/2008
  Q: my neighbor has a 1923 silver dollar. he asked me to look it up online for 'value'. his has an 's' ...
  A: I hope you had a nice holiday. Collectors consider 1923-S to be a common date for Peace dollars -- ...
pennies3/18/2008
  Q: I have heard of a RED PENNY. What exactly is a RED PENNY?
  A: Charles, The only thing I can come up with numismatically is that the "RED" refers to the color of ...
wheat penny3/16/2008
  Q: I found a 1934 wheat penny. I have heard that some of those are very valuable. I am thinking it is ...
  A: Cheryl, Unfortunately, I think you have mistaken the year involved. It was 1943 that had the ...
One Centavo Coin 19263/15/2008
  Q: You answered a question similar to this recently, so we are asking you about another Phillipine ...
  A: Molly, In 1920, mintage of the Philippine coins was moved to facilities in Manila. So from then on ...
V cents on both sides of coin3/14/2008
  Q: Dan, Could you please help me figure out what this is? I do know that it is a Liberty head nickel ...
  A: Casey, I'm sure you have an altered coin -- a magician's coin novelty item. Pictures probably ...
Wrong Planchet Coin3/12/2008
  Q: I have a 1985D Penny that looks like it was struck on a dime. However, it looks thinner than a ...
  A: Tony, Since pennies are made almost entirely of zinc, with a thin outer layer of copper, it is ...
1972 penny3/12/2008
  Q: My daughter found a penny in her bank of a 1972 penny. There is another face looking towards Lincoln ...
  A: Lori, These Lincoln - Kennedy pennies were privately made by stamping Kennedy's image on a regular ...
Delaware Quarter3/11/2008
  Q: My husband has a 1999 Delaware quarter that was miss stamped. The rider on the horse is about 90 ...
  A: Kimberly, If it truly is a rotated reverse error as you describe, it can be quite valuable -- ...
1991 penny3/10/2008
  Q: Hi My mother-in-law just passed away and while going through some coins I found a 1991 Lincoln that ...
  A: The VDB is the designer's initials -- Victor David Brenner -- and appears there on all Lincoln cents ...
1909 Phillippine Centavo value3/9/2008
  Q: My husband just found a 1909 one centavo coin in an old strong box. It is in used condition. It ...
  A: While under the sovereignty of the U.S., coins for the Philippines were minted in the U.S. -- your ...
MIsprint Dime3/9/2008
  Q: I have a dime that is Silver on the face of the coin and copper on the back. It was made in 1996 and ...
  A: Chris, I dont know what that dealer was smoking, but 5 figures is seriously unrealistic. Assuming ...
mint and proof sets 1960's to 80's3/8/2008
  Q: Dan, I have quite a few proof and mint sets ranging from the 60's to the 80's as well as a ton of ...
  A: Carl, There may be some gems you could send in to be graded, but I seriously doubt you would want ...
Proof Washington Dollar --godless with "rays around washington's face3/8/2008
  Q: I received one proof set in which George washington's face has many freckles on it--not scratches ...
  A: If you get it certified by PCGS or NGC and if it gets at least a grade of MS-65 or MS-66, then it ...
Entire contiguous series of filled-die errors3/4/2008
  Q: I found some uncirculated rolls of 1974 lincoln cents containing an entire series of coins that had ...
  A: I assume from your description that you have a bunch of "cud" error cents -- looks like a blob of ...
Error penny3/3/2008
  Q: I think I'm doing something wrong but will try again. I have an 1989d penny that has its '"D" alot ...
  A: I guess you didn't recieve my previous response. I'm not experienced with this variety, so I can't ...
Trading $1 Presidential Coins3/3/2008
  Q: I live in the West Coast and when the State Quarters and Presidential Coins come out, the West Coast ...
  A: Though I have never traded with anyone, I know there are several groups on Yahoo (as well as MSN and ...
walking liberty coin3/3/2008
  Q: I had a guy approach me with a walking liberty half dollar that is struck on both sides with just ...
  A: Usually the seam is found just inside the raised rim, on one side of the coin or the other. This ...
Indian Head Penny3/3/2008
  Q: We have an Indian Head penny in good condition with no date imprinted on it. How unusual is this ...
  A: Bob, Most likely what you have is actually a Civil War Token -- which vary in value from a couple ...
Gibraltar Dog coins2/28/2008
  Q: I am not sure you can help since your specialties are US coin issues but perhaps. I am wondering if ...
  A: Bill, Not being familiar with the dog coins, I probably won't be much help, but the "Ag" on the ...
Confederate half dollar2/27/2008
  Q: I have a 1861 Confederate half dollar. It has 17 buds on the reverse side, and the breasts, legs, ...
  A: Heath, From your description it's doubtful you have an original or a restrike -- more likely a ...
double headed nickel2/27/2008
  Q: Do you know of any double headed Jefferson nickels with dates of 1983 on one side and 1989 on the ...
  A: Susan, Sorry but you have a manufactured novelty item, known as a magician's coin, made by altering ...
1971 moon penny2/25/2008
  Q: I have a penny from 1971 that has a small picture of the moon landing on it along with the date of ...
  A: Cassandra, I haven't heard of this particular one before, but there are many different ...
1997 Denver mint zink penny2/25/2008
  Q: have you ever seen or heard of a zink or aluminum 1997 Denver mint penny? Thanks, Warren
  A: Warren, Since all pennies made after 1982 are 95% zinc, with a thin outer copper coating, I would ...
my coins2/23/2008
  Q: I have alot of coins that I'm trying to sell.I would like to know if maybe you could put some ...
  A: Hugh, The 1957D penny is probably a strike double -- worth less than a dollar. The 1997 quarter ...
Bicentennial Silver Medal Set2/23/2008
  Q: Dan, I was given a "The 50 State Bicentennial Medal Collection Hallmarked First Edition Proof Set ...
  A: Luigi, To calculate the value of each coin, remove one from any capsule it may be in, weigh it in ...
Linciln Penny Possible Error2/22/2008
  Q: I have found a 2003(D) penny in my search for oddities that has an extended tail on the 3 that is ...
  A: Ronnie, I cannot be sure without a magnified picture, but most likely this is caused by the ...
wondering what I have here?2/21/2008
  Q: I found this VERY worn out coin in an antique desk I just got. I'm curious as to what it is. The ...
  A: Lisa, You have found a 3-Cent silver piece -- minted 1851-1873 Pictures of what it used to look ...
US coins2/20/2008
  Q: I have a 1957D penny that has a double date but not like the 55 because the second set on this one ...
  A: Hugh, The 1957D penny is probably a strike double. See : ...
wheat penny2/19/2008
  Q: I have a penny that is in vg to fair condition. The penny has a date of 192. I know that this penny ...
  A: Chris, I hear about coins like this on a regular basis. Usually this is caused by a foreign ...
Found a morgan coin collection2/18/2008
  Q: I found a collection of Morgan Dollars. It is complete minus the 1895 Philidelphia coin. It is 13 ...
  A: Will, Sounds like you struck it rich there! I suggest you find a coin show in your area and take ...
2-1940 Nickels & 1-1989 Dime2/14/2008
  Q: I came accross 2 1940 nickels with no mint mark anywhere on the coins. They appear to be of the ...
  A: Felice, 1940 nickels are made of the same material as today's nickels -- copper and nickel -- they ...
1776-1976 Franklin Mint 50 State Bicentennial2/13/2008
  Q: I have a 1776-1976 Fifty State Bicentennial medal collection of solid sterling coins. I am think I ...
  A: Michael, Unfortunately, there is virtually no secondary market for these items -- other than for ...
what is this worth???2/13/2008
  Q: I recently inherited a coin collection the coins are in perfect condition and are worth alot of ...
  A: Carl, That gold bar could be worth thousands of dollars IF it is genuine. However, there are a lot ...
George Washington Gold Dollar2/12/2008
  Q: I have eight 2007 George Washington Dollar coins that are missing the "In God We Trust" on the ...
  A: I am quite familiar with these. When they were first found, they were selling for $200 to $300 ...
double struck penny?2/12/2008
  Q: I have a Lincoln penny that appears to be double stamped. However, one side bears the date of 1964, ...
  A: Brenda, Your husband's close -- except it's very unlikely it happened at the mint. More likely, ...
1776-1976 Bicentennial2/11/2008
  Q: I came across a Bicentennial quarter that has no mint mark. I've read that there is usually a P or a ...
  A: Kyle, Modern quarters have P mintmarks (for Philadelphia), but they did not atart putting the P ...
1989 No mint mark quarter2/10/2008
  Q: I have a 1989 Washington Quarter with no mint mark. I cannot find anything anywhere on this coin. ...
  A: John, Most likely this error is caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) that got into ...
cion worth2/10/2008
  Q: i have a quite a few coins i would like to find out there value: 1835 large one cent 1907 indian ...
  A: Estimated values as follows : 1835 large one cent -- $15-$20 1907 indian one cent -- $1.00 1909 ...
Kennedy half dollars2/9/2008
  Q: I have a fairly large collection of coins that I inherited. I have some questions with regards to a ...
  A: Barbara, Before you handle any of the proof coins, you need to get a pair of white cotton gloves. ...
newly minted quarters2/8/2008
  Q: I have a newly minted quarter (forgot which state)that I had a coin shop look at a couple years ago. ...
  A: Carlan, The missing clad layer quarter sells for about $300, if you get it certified by PCGS or ...
1996 quarter2/8/2008
  Q: hi i have a 1996 guarter that has both sides heads its like new can u tell me about what it is worth ...
  A: Tim, Sorry but you have a manufactured novelty item, known as a magician's coin, made by altering ...
1995 quarter2/6/2008
  Q: I found a 1995 quarter that is normal on the face and smooth on the back. You can make out some ...
  A: Dean, Unless you're in the Detroit / Toledo area, there's not much I can do for you. If you are, ...
possible misprint2/5/2008
  Q: i came upon a 1978 penny that seems to have the oklahoma state stamped on it. its located right ...
  A: David, This is one of a set of 50 manually manufactured state pennies. This is NOT something done ...
1878 Morgan Silver Dollar CC2/4/2008
  Q: My father-in-law "John"(who is 94), asked me to liquidate all his collector coins after 64 years ...
  A: William, The smaller CC's on the 1878 is not unusual -- I have seen that before. The polishing ...
double headed quarter2/3/2008
  Q: father found double headed quarter with 1982 on one side and 1993 on the other one side was warn ...
  A: Sorry but you have a manufactured novelty item, known as a magician's coin, made by altering two ...
Kennedy Half Dollar2/3/2008
  Q: I have a Kennedy half dollar that has a nice mirror polish on the front but the back is dull and ...
  A: I cannot be sure without a first-hand inspection. but it sounds like your coins were altered at some ...
1776 coin2/3/2008
  Q: Can you send me a picture of the edge a real 1776 continental coin?please!!!
  A: John, I can't find a clear picture of the edge, but it's supposed to have a twin-leaf ...
2001 Silver Eagle Dollar2/1/2008
  Q: I have a proof 2001 Silver Eagle dollar that I bought from a local coin dealer a few years ago. As ...
  A: Sorry, but from your description, what you have is not a PROOF silver eagle. All 2001 proofs will ...
Silver dollar2/1/2008
  Q: I have a 1884 Morgan S mint is it very rare?
  A: Steve, There were 3.2 million of them minted -- overall an average mintage. They are common in ...
unknown silver dime1/31/2008
  Q: a co-worker found a dime that we've never seen before. On the front it has Roosevelt, but his hair ...
  A: Corey, I've never seen one like that before, but it definitely did NOT come from the U.S. Mint that ...
Coin value1/28/2008
  Q: I have a silver 1945 penny in from my brother's old coin collection. It's in very good shape. If ...
  A: 1943 was the year that pennies were made from steel. So I suspect your 1945 may have had the date ...
1879-CC MORGAN DOLLAR CAP DIE VAM-3 TOP 100, CLEANED/DAMAGED ANACS XF 40, KEY DATE1/24/2008
  Q: I just purchased this coin. I paid $450 for this coin on E-Bay. Is this a reasonable price? Can ...
  A: The price you paid is reasonable for the coin you bought. A problem-free coin would probably cost ...
One sided penny1/23/2008
  Q: I have a 196 that was only stamped with the head side the other side is blank...no file marks...is ...
  A: I get asked about these one-sided coins about every 2 weeks. Somebody has altered a normal penny, ...
Gold 1973/4 D Penny1/22/2008
  Q: Today I found a 197? penny. I thought it looked funny. It wasn't the correct color for a penny. I ...
  A: Rob, There's no way for me to offer an absolute opinion without physically examining the coin, but ...
golden dime1/22/2008
  Q: I recently came across a golden dime with the year 2000 on it and plant code D. I know this is the ...
  A: If not gold plated, most likely the golden color is caused by exposure to circulation or chemicals ...
Liberty Winged dimes?1/20/2008
  Q: I have several mercury head dimes and even a 1914 barber dime I was wondering what they might be ...
  A: Sonya, Assuming they are in circulated condition, anything dated 1934 or newer will only be worth ...
1976 Proof and Unc Sets1/19/2008
  Q: How do I distinguish if a 1976 Proof or Unc set is silver or not? Thank you.
  A: The silver sets are 3-coin sets only -- they have only the dollar, half, and quarter in them. If ...
1997 penny question1/19/2008
  Q: Why does the 1997 Dever mint penny have a D stamp on it, but the Phili penny shows no P stamp at ...
  A: Jeff, Pennies (and almost all coins from before 1979) that are minted in Philadelphia do not have a ...
bicentennial quarters12/27/2007
  Q: My grandpa and I started collecting Bicentennial quarters just after they first came out. Whenever ...
  A: Shane, Sorry for the delay in my answer due to an extended out-of-town trip. Bicentennial quarters ...
the value of a nickle i found12/26/2007
  Q: i have a 1890 nickle with thirteen star's around the ladies profile and the back of the nickle has a ...
  A: Joanne, If well-worn, but still showing full rims on both sides and no worn-off letters, it is ...
1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar12/18/2007
  Q: I have a 1799 draped bust silver dollar (image attached). I'm curious you know your thoughts on its ...
  A: Joe, It looks genuine enough from the picture, but first-hand examination would be required to ...
paper currency12/16/2007
  Q: I have a 1950 $l00.00 bill, $50.00 bill, $20.00 bill and a $5.00 bill. Together as a group would ...
  A: Debbie, The 1950 notes are not considered rare. Choice crisp uncirculated notes with no problems ...
One Silver Trade Unit (Coin?)12/16/2007
  Q: my mother recently passed away and we found this in her belongings. We don't know if it is a coin ...
  A: Patti, Your pictures were unviewable, but I am familiar with the item you described. It is in fact ...
1871 Silver Dollar12/13/2007
  Q: My husband recently purchased some 1871 Silver Dollar coins, but on the back there is no In God We ...
  A: Karen, Yes, if they do not have the IN GOD WE TRUST motto on the back, they are definitely ...
1882 silver dollar12/13/2007
  Q: I have a 1882 silver dollar mint condition, how much is it worth. I also have a 1937 and a 1945 ...
  A: Estimated values as follows : 1882 silver dollar -- $25.00 1937 mercury dime -- $0.80 1945 mercury ...
1936 washington quarter12/11/2007
  Q: i have a 1936 washington quarter with a largs S on the reverse, right next to the eagles head. I at ...
  A: I'm sorry Ken, but if the "S" is up by the eagle's head, this has to have been caused by something ...
odd 1976 penny12/10/2007
  Q: I have a question about a penny that I came across. It's a 1976 penny in great condition. The odd ...
  A: This is one of 50 coins manufactured for a set -- with the coins in the set each having one of the ...
rare indianhead pennies12/10/2007
  Q: the pennies were not viewed by the bidders at the auction as if they had no interest in the pennies. ...
  A: Howard, Most likely you have run into an altered (damaged) coin -- likely somebody has ground the ...
AMERICAN NEGRO COMMEMORATIVE SOCIETY12/7/2007
  Q: I have the first 42 commemorative coins put out by THE AMERICAN NEGRO COMMEMORATIVE SOCIETY, These ...
  A: These are actually silver medals issued by Franklin Mint -- a private company -- so I seriously ...
1977 US Penny with the state of AZ12/6/2007
  Q: I just received an odd penny in change at a retailer. The penny looks like a typical US penny with ...
  A: This is one of 50 coins manufactured for a set -- with the coins in the set each having one of the ...
where can i find the new presidential coins without having to pay $2.90 plus s/h for them?12/6/2007
  Q: my name is mike and i was wondering if you could direct me to someplace where i could buy/find the ...
  A: Yes, these coins should be available at your local bank. However not all banks carry them, and you ...
1980 Lincoln Cent12/5/2007
  Q: Please see the attached photo of a 1980 Lincoln penny. It has four approximately straight sides. The ...
  A: Bob, Sorry but flat clips can only occur on planchets cut from the edges of the copper strip. And ...
1864 Indian Head Penny12/5/2007
  Q: Why do they refer to the 1864 L Indian as having a "pointed bust" and this is not mentioned with the ...
  A: Bob, The very tip of the bust (directly under the chin) is the part they refer to as being pointed. ...
2 headedickle12/3/2007
  Q: I have in my possession a 2 headed nickle with the year of 1970 D on both sides. Is this a possible ...
  A: Sorry but you have a manufactured novelty item, known as a magician's coin, made by altering two ...
copper quarter12/1/2007
  Q: I have a 1993 quarter that is also copper. It is rough how can I tell if it came from the mint, or ...
  A: Carol, If it was altered to remove the outer silver-colored layer, the remaining design would be ...
Coin Values?11/29/2007
  Q: I have a 1874 trade dollar with no mint mark(fantastic condition can see all the wrinkles in the ...
  A: Estimated values are as follows : 1874 trade dollar -- $150 1845 Large Cent -- $15 1880 Morgan ...
1976 penny11/28/2007
  Q: I got this penny in some change from the store. The penny is a 1976 d. what is strange is on the ...
  A: Those two images were manually added to a normal coin, after it left the Mint -- somebody took a ...
100 year old pennies11/26/2007
  Q: i have a penny from 1907 and one from 1906. are they worth anything? they have an indian chief on ...
  A: From the late 1880's on, the production of indian head cents went way up, so anything from then on ...
1978-S Proof Set, Lincoln Cent11/26/2007
  Q: I have a 1978-S penny in a proof set holder. I bought this set new from the mint. There seems to be ...
  A: Yes this definitely looks like strike doubling, caused by deterioration of the die. A true doubled ...
2007 George Washington Dollar Coins - in Gold Bar Packaging11/25/2007
  Q: We were given an uncirculated roll of 25 $1 George Washington dollar coins (2007) that are packaged ...
  A: I have seen these before. Sorry to say, but this is just fancy packaging for coins with very little ...
Old Quarter11/23/2007
  Q: I have a quarter and it does not have a dated on it, the front is a lady standing with liberty ...
  A: Yvette, You have a Standing Liberty Quarter. The design of the coin left the date as one of the ...
1 US dollar coin 1977 edition11/21/2007
  Q: What does MS means and how can I see it in the 1 dollar coin?
  A: Mari, MS stands for Mint State -- in other words, uncirculated, or never having been used in making ...
Silver Coin11/19/2007
  Q: I have an 1853 silver, seated coin with 12 stars around the edges. The back side has what appears to ...
  A: You have what is called a Love Token. Someone took a normal 1853 coin and manually carved the ...
help me identify an old token please11/19/2007
  Q: My wife found an old copper coin. I can't find a date, one side of the coin is pretty beat up. It is ...
  A: You have a relatively common variety of Patriotic Civil War Token. These were privately made by ...
Mercury dime 1942 double date11/18/2007
  Q: I have a 1942 mercury dime that has a double date. It is not a 42 over 1. The date is clearly ...
  A: I have seen several of these doubled date coins. It is caused by machine doubling -- not die ...
Gold Colored 1766-1976 Washington Quarter11/15/2007
  Q: I have a Gold Colored 1766-1976 Washington Quarter. Does it have value beyond .25? VR Jim Allen
  A: Assuming this is one of the Bicentennial quarters issued in 1976, then the gold coloring has to be ...
2006 Penny11/14/2007
  Q: I have a 2006 Penny with no mint letter. How much would one be worth? Is it a common fluke?
  A: What detail do you need? Billions of pennies are minted every year at Philadelphia and have no ...
1943 Dime11/12/2007
  Q: I have a 1943 dime with a "w" on it, but this coin is in color! on the front and I wonder if this ...
  A: The "W" on the front is actually a monogram of A & W -- the coin designer's (Adolph Weinman) ...
1909-s VDB11/12/2007
  Q: I read your reply on someone inquiring about their 09-s VDB penny that was graded by Numitrust in a ...
  A: Assuming you have an ANACS photo-graded coin, and the coin matches the picture, then you should NOT ...
1941 nickel11/2/2007
  Q: I have a 1941 nickel that is dark brown in color, not unlike the color of a dirty penny. There is no ...
  A: Jim, The silver war nickels did not start until 1942, and all of them would have a large P, D, or S ...
quarters11/1/2007
  Q: I have 2 quarters that are missing layers on the tails side before they were struck. One is a 2003-P ...
  A: Christy, The 2003P Arkansas is worth $100-$200 in circulated condition. The 1970-D is much less ...
2006 w American Silver Eagles11/1/2007
  Q: I'm confused about the 2006w Silver Eagles. I'm seeing these special "Z6F" burnished coins selling ...
  A: Fred, I don't know where the number 12 came from -- I can only come up with 7 : 1. regular issue ...
1943 mis-struck steal penny10/31/2007
  Q: I am trying to place a value on a very rare mis-struck steal penny dated 1943.The mis-strike is the ...
  A: Without a picture or exact details of how it's mis-struck, I can only assume that the mis-strike is ...
nickel coin and steel penny coin board10/24/2007
  Q: i have a nickel coin board with the dates of 1928 in order to like 1945, and an explanation about ...
  A: Karen, From 1928 on, the mintages of Buffalo nickels were pretty high, so they are considered ...
estimate price on my coins10/24/2007
  Q: Ihave the indian head one cent 1902 very good condition also seated liberty dime 1851,barber dime ...
  A: I would have responded sooner, but I've been out of town. Values as follows : indian head one cent ...
1871 Trade Dollar10/20/2007
  Q: I've come across a United States 1871 Trade Dollar. I have not been able to find this version in my ...
  A: Denise, Being under-weight (should be 27.2 grams) and with an impossible 1871 date (none were ...
ingot and coins value10/19/2007
  Q: My questions are regarding a gold ingot and two coins. The ingot is about stamp size and stamped ...
  A: Cindy, I can only assume that the Parsons and Continental pieces are modern replicas -- since ...
2007 George Washington Gold Dollars10/18/2007
  Q: I have 3 George Washington Gold Dollar coins that have the words printed upside down. They are all 3 ...
  A: Brenda, Sorry, but you don't have anything special there. The odds are the same that the lettering ...
$1.00 US Paper Currency Misprint10/15/2007
  Q: Do you have an idea of what a 2001 $1.00 Federal Reserve Note with a misprint on the back would be ...
  A: You have an offset reverse printing error. If a blank sheet fails to completely enter the printing ...
silver dollar10/13/2007
  Q: I have a few silver coins, but my question is about my 1921 silver dollar that to me is in fair to ...
  A: The answer will depend alot on which type of 1921 dollar you have -- Morgan or Peace. If you have ...
Gold-colored quarters10/10/2007
  Q: I have 3 quarters, gold-colored, in perfect condition, 2 are 2007 and 1 is 2005. Could you tell me ...
  A: Without seeing them first-hand, I cannot be 100% sure of what you have, but in 99.9% of all cases ...
1941 nickel with no mint mark10/10/2007
  Q: I have a 1941 nickel with no mint mark on it. I looked at some guides and there were only 1941 coins ...
  A: It is normal for there to be no mintmark on your nickel -- it means that the coin was made at the ...
coin desciptions.10/7/2007
  Q: Dan, I have a 1997 Lincoln which is not copper. Nickel, aluminum?- very light. It is slightly ...
  A: Steve, The first coin is most likely a missing clad layer error. All pennies since 1983 are made ...
1964 franklin half10/7/2007
  Q: I have 2 1964 D Franklin half dollars. One of them is a lighter dull silver color. The color looks ...
  A: Most likely your coin has been exposed to some chemical or environmental condition that has caused ...
Silver Dollar Coin 187810/2/2007
  Q: A relative of mine has asked me to make general enquiries about a coin he has. He has in his ...
  A: Sorry but that $10,000 estimate is a pipe dream. The coin would have to be an absolutely perfect ...
silver coins10/1/2007
  Q: To start with I have 2-silver half dollar coins dated 1945 and 1936 and 2- dated 1951 and 1950. Next ...
  A: Assuming your items are in circulated condition, then the coins will only be worth the silver they ...
2002 d indiana coin10/1/2007
  Q: I too have a 2002 D Indiana coin with no silver on the edges. does this mean it is all silver? ...
  A: Most likely your coin has been plated by somebody after it left the mint, and has no collector ...
A 1917 Mercury Dime9/24/2007
  Q: Saw a post you made about an earlier question about the 1917 dime. I was interested on how to tell ...
  A: Sorry for the delay -- I was out of town. The W you see on the front of the coin is actually a "A ...
value of coin9/23/2007
  Q: I have a 1920 standing liberty quarter with M written on the bottom but when you flip the coin the ...
  A: The M is the designer's initial -- Hermon MacNeil -- and is on every Standing Liberty Quarter. If ...
Pricing9/20/2007
  Q: I have a 1941 Lincoln head Penny with no letters under the date and I'm not sure what its worth is
  A: When there is no letters below the date on a Lincoln cent, that means it was made at the main mint ...
coins9/18/2007
  Q: We recently found a two headed washington quarter but stamped with different dates 1990 and 1965. ...
  A: Sorry but this is a novelty / trick coin. Coin dies are destroyed immediately after use, so it's ...
1939 W Dime9/14/2007
  Q: I have a 1939 dime I found while I was cleaning up the house I moved into yesterday.The thing about ...
  A: I'm assuming that the "W" you are seeing is on the front of the coin. This is actually a monogram ...
Vermont quarter9/13/2007
  Q: The raised head of Washington and the scene on the back are matte instead of shiny. Also, instead ...
  A: The "S" is the mintmark, specifying that the coin was made at the San Francisco branch mint, and ...
1950 series d 100 us dollar bill9/13/2007
  Q: someone had asked you a question about about this dollar bill. my bill is a little different because ...
  A: Star notes are replacement notes printed to replace notes that never made it out of the BEP, because ...
Values of Money9/13/2007
  Q: I was wondering the value of these three items. 1. 1957A Silver Certificate $1 Used 2. $100 Bill ...
  A: Values as follows : 1. 1957A Silver Certificate $1 Used -- $1.50 2. $100 Bill 1996 Star Note, the ...
1976 Kennedy Half dollar with head printed on both sides9/11/2007
  Q: I have a 1976 Kennedy half dollar that has the head printed on both sides of the coin and I am ...
  A: You have a privately manufactured trick coin, known as a Magician's Coin, made by altering two ...
unusual Roosevelt dime9/10/2007
  Q: i have a Roosevelt dime, year 197? (i cant see last number) it is VERY worn down, hardly LEGIBLE. ...
  A: Coins like this have been brought to my attention before. How this happens is that someone, over ...
2002 Indiana State Quarter9/7/2007
  Q: I have a 2002 Indiana State Quarter, where one side is the usual shiny silver, the Indiana side is ...
  A: If it is a one-sided unfinished planchet error, it is very popular and sought after, and will be ...
2000 New Hampshire Coin9/4/2007
  Q: i have a 2000 New Hampshire coin that has no mint marking. what does that mean, and will it be worth ...
  A: Without seeing the coin I cannot be absolutely sure, but most likely it is missing the letter ...
1852 gold dollar coin8/31/2007
  Q: I have a coin that appears to be an 1852 gold dollar. However, there is a hole punched in it where ...
  A: Probably not -- there are no rare mints from 1852 for this coin, so it will only be worth the gold ...
nc quarter,2001 phil mark8/30/2007
  Q: this quarter i found in our change drawer.almost opposite of the ga quarter this shows no sign of ...
  A: Somebody showed me one of these just last weekend at the coin show. It is plated, either with ...
1975 misprint penny8/30/2007
  Q: i have 1975 us penny that has the front and back stamped on one side and just the back on the ...
  A: Most likely this was done after the coin left the mint. It would need to be examined first-hand by ...
1971 D Quarter Flawed8/28/2007
  Q: I have 1971 d quarter that is thinner than a regular quarter. What makes it odd is that there is a ...
  A: My bet is that your coin has been altered -- kinda like the old way they used to make two-headed ...
susan b anthony dollar8/28/2007
  Q: hi i have a Susan B Anthony Dollar and the front or top half is silver and the back half is copper i ...
  A: You have what's known as an unfinished planchet error. These coins are made of a sandwich metal -- ...
1906 SILVER DOLLAR8/27/2007
  Q: I JUST BOUGHT A SILVER DOLLAR-1906 P.ELLIS ISLAND ON FRONT. CAN YOU TELL ME THE WORTH OF THIS
  A: Tony, I can only assume you meant to say 1986 for the date -- that is when these commemorative ...
coin value8/25/2007
  Q: I have a 1969 penny with lincoln and a little kenny head stamped on it, looking at each other. Any ...
  A: This Lincoln / Kennedy penny is a novelty item, made by stamping Kennedy's head onto a normal penny. ...
Missing letter on wheat penny?8/23/2007
  Q: I found a 1957 Denver mint wheat penny today that seems to be missing the first letter S in "states" ...
  A: Usually missing letters like this are caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) that got ...
Sacagawea coin8/22/2007
  Q: My husbands co-worker bought a role of sacagawea dollars and one of them wasn't stamped, just a ...
  A: Audrey, There is no way to tell for sure that the blank came from a Sacagawea dollar -- as opposed ...
1974 Penney8/18/2007
  Q: I have a 1974 penney in good condition with the state of flrdia embossed to the right of Lincolns ...
  A: This is one of 50 coins manufactured for a set -- one with each of the 50 states manually stamped ...
gold bar8/16/2007
  Q: I have a Parsons & C Assayers Col 1860 twenty dollar gold piece with back saying carat 18 1/2 and ...
  A: There is only one genuine specimin known and there were many base-metal forgeries of this ingot made ...
Is this a genuine coin? How much does this cost8/16/2007
  Q: I have a Morgan Dollar Coin of 1888 with a mint mark of CC. Is this genuine? How much does this ...
  A: If it has a date of 1888 and a CC mintmark, then it's definitely a fake. It has either been ...
1912 liberty head8/16/2007
  Q: I have a 1912 Liberty head Nickel. How do I determine which mint it is from? Thank you in advance.
  A: The mintmark, if it has one, will be located on the back, near the rim, between the U in UNITED and ...
2006 nickel8/13/2007
  Q: My daughters recently found a 2006 nickel with 2 letters missing in the word trust it says in god we ...
  A: Missing letters like this is actually a relatively common error, cause by a foreign substance (like ...
2007 Presidential $1 gold coin8/13/2007
  Q: I received the George Washington $1 coin from an ad in the newspaper through the World Reserve ...
  A: Save your money -- visit your local bank -- you can get the same coins there for face value. They ...
no luck with research so far8/12/2007
  Q: ..i was looking through my coin collection with my boyfriend and he was rather curious about a coin ...
  A: Here's a couple web pages with info about Philippines coinage : ...
1906 Ellis Island Silver Dollars8/11/2007
  Q: I have a couple of these silver dollars. My research has not yielded anything or even that were ...
  A: Willie, If you have Ellis Island Commemorative Dollars that are dated 1906, then you either have ...
1943 dime8/10/2007
  Q: got a 1943 dime and it has a letter on looks little like a W where made have any clue what its ...
  A: The W is actually a combination of A & W -- this is a monogram of the coin designor's initials -- ...
selling coins8/8/2007
  Q: I have just finished catologing some coins my brother had. I have Proof Sets, Uncirculated Sets, ...
  A: Chioice 1) Find a local coin show and take them there -- you will find multiple dealers that will ...
Unusual 'Penny'8/7/2007
  Q: I found the 'penny' while working at my job as a cashier. On one side it reads uncirculated over the ...
  A: Technically what you have is not a coin -- it is a token. These were put into uncirculated coin ...
Kennedy Half Dollar8/7/2007
  Q: I am trying to find out information on a Kennedy Half Dollar coin I found. It's pretty much new ...
  A: Somebody took a normal half dollar, stamped the two dates on it, and gold plated it. It was done as ...
are my coins worth anything?8/5/2007
  Q: i have 8 coins, 1st-mercury dime1936 with no mint mark. 2nd-buffalonickel 1927with ...
  A: Assuming your coins are in circulated condition, their values are : 1936 Mercury dime -- $0.75 1927 ...
Philipino coins from us occupation8/5/2007
  Q: I have a 1944 fifty centavo, while the others are older this is the only one with a different motif ...
  A: There were alot of these coins minted. In circulated condition their values range from a few cents ...
Wrong planchet penny8/5/2007
  Q: I have a 1996 penny in almost mint condition that is struck on the wrong planchet. It appears to be ...
  A: There is a good chance that your coin has been "baked". Modern pennies are almost entirely zinc, ...
1922 p wheatback penny8/4/2007
  Q: i recently purchased 5000 wheaties on ebay. by the looks of them they were truly unsearched some ...
  A: Keith, There are 3 different die types and thousands of fakes out there, so you really need an ...
2007 Washington State Quarter Gold Colored8/1/2007
  Q: I just received 50 in rolled quarters from my local bank. They are 2007 Washington State quarters. ...
  A: There were none made by the mint in gold. It's possible they were gold plated (by a private ...
1888 Morgan dollar7/31/2007
  Q: I have one of these coins and I would like to know it's worth if possible. Mine is in pretty good ...
  A: That little O is indeed its mintmark. It signifies that the coin was produced at the New Orleans ...
Compressed SBA coin7/31/2007
  Q: My mother has a Susan B. Anthony coin that is compressed in inwards. The circumference of the coin ...
  A: It's possible that your coin was struck on a quarter blank. Weigh it. A SBA blank should weigh 8.1 ...
Mint error penny7/31/2007
  Q: I have a mint error penny I found in circulation a few years ago. I've looked in reference books, ...
  A: From what I can see, your coin has a "cud" error, and a quite large one at that. What has happened ...
Im a noob, I need help..7/31/2007
  Q: Okay, so I read some of ur responses and I went to one of the websites u gave for values...but I ...
  A: You left out an important detail -- you have Canadian coins. Most of my responses are related to ...
Does is minimize the value of a roll.....7/26/2007
  Q: I'm a relatively new collector, in the last 4 years. Does it minimize the value of a roll of the ...
  A: Jean, The surfaces on these Presidential dollars -- like the Sacagawea dollars -- are quite ...
Lincoln Steel Pennies7/26/2007
  Q: My dad has found a couple of 1943 steel Lincoln pennies. All of these are in poor condition, ...
  A: They made over a billion of these steel cents in 1943, so they're not really rare. The "D" means ...
50 cent pieces7/25/2007
  Q: I have around 10 50 cent pieces ranging from years 1964-1968. I was wondering what these are worth ...
  A: The 1964 halves are solid silver and are worth about $3.50 each. The 1965-1968 halves are partial ...
THE NEW GOLD DOLLAR COIN7/24/2007
  Q: I'VE HEARD THAT SOME OF THESE WERE STRUCK WITHOUT "IN GOD WE TRUST" ON THE EDGE AND ARE ALREADY ...
  A: This is true. They are known as plain edge errors. There were many thousands of them found on the ...
8 oz. silver liberty medallion 20017/22/2007
  Q: Dan : I have just purchased a 8 oz. Liberty medallion. It is in a clear plastic case and has a ...
  A: The value for this privately minted item will always be based on the value of the silver it contains ...
unknown coin7/22/2007
  Q: We have a huge unorganized collection of coins from my late father-in-law. Some seem to have ...
  A: You have a Seated Liberty Dime that was made into a "Love Token". This was often done to coins in ...
D T proof mark on silver boullion7/21/2007
  Q: In a collection of Morgan Head dollars, I've found a VG condition Liberty/Eagle silver 1oz coin with ...
  A: Allan, The only U.S. Mint issue silver 1oz. coin is the silver eagle, pictured here : ...
Better Date7/21/2007
  Q: I have recently got my greedy hands on 2 collections ( 2 loved uncles passed away and left to me ). ...
  A: Generally speaking, there are three categories for coins : common date, key date (rarest dates for a ...
1916D mercury dime7/20/2007
  Q: I have the 1916D mercury dime have seen varing price mine is in good shape but does have some green ...
  A: Rather than risk damaging your valuable coin, I would suggest you submit the 1916-D to NCS to be ...
Missing letters 1998 quarter7/19/2007
  Q: I have a 1998 P quarter missing the TE in quarter under 10X magnification can find no sign of ...
  A: Missing letters like this are usually caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) that gets ...
JFK coins7/17/2007
  Q: I have a lot of 35 JFK half dollars most are from 1970- present some are before. Where can I find ...
  A: You can tell where a coin was minted by its mintmark. If it has a "P" mintmark -- or if it has no ...
1882 Liberty Seated Dime7/16/2007
  Q: Our dime appears to be over-stamped on the reverse side with part of the word "STATES" in mirror ...
  A: At some point in time your coin got squished together with another Seated Liberty Dime. If this ...
Presidential Library Collection7/16/2007
  Q: I have been searching for more information about a coin collection that I bought into a few years ...
  A: Sorry but I don't have any good news for you. These coins are privately minted with the authority ...
1789 gold dollar7/16/2007
  Q: I found a gold dollar coin. The date on it is 1789-1797. It has George Washington's face on one ...
  A: This is not a coin issued by the U.S. Mint. It sounds like some kind of privately minted ...
US Coins7/15/2007
  Q: I have 3 coins that I can't identify. I've looked all over the Internet and have come up with ...
  A: The reason you can't find these is because they are not actual U.S. coins -- they are privately ...
Lincoln Penny7/14/2007
  Q: I came across a Lincoln penny that sort of stuck out in a bunch of them because it was of an odd ...
  A: It was probably me that answered Josh's question -- I seem to remember it. In the middle of 1982, ...
Identifying new silver coins7/13/2007
  Q: I am not a collector-just a hobbyist, so my coin knowledge is very limited. I do have a lot of old ...
  A: The "S" mintmark on the state quarters and bicentennial quarters signifies that the coin was minted ...
Washington Quarter7/12/2007
  Q: I found you on the AllExperts coins online and have a question for you. I am currently stationed ...
  A: Sorry Shawn but there has not been an authentic double-sided U.S. coin found in 40 years, and there ...
Susan B Anthony7/11/2007
  Q: I recently seen a set of 1979 SBA, one from each mint (yellow envelope with coins in cellophane). I ...
  A: Yours is the first I've heard of a wide rim in one of those sets, but not many people look for that. ...
1861 US Half Dollar7/11/2007
  Q: The reverse of my coin has been replaced by what looks like initials. Looks like "jHh". Someone took ...
  A: You have what's known as a Love Token. Somebody altered the coin by engraving initials into it, ...
Kennedy half dollar print error?7/10/2007
  Q: Dan My name is Jesper and I live in Sweden. My father in law is in posession of a 1964 Kennedy ...
  A: It sounds like you have a normal coin. All U.S. coins are minted such that when you hold the coin ...
silver coins with no mint marks on them7/10/2007
  Q: I have three silver coins that bear no mint mark:1964 silver Washington quarter, a 1946 dime, and a ...
  A: 1964 is the last year for silver coins, and they minted a LOT of them that year, so the 1964 coins' ...
copper quarter7/9/2007
  Q: I found a 1996 d quarter that seems to be all copper with no silver. Is this a mistake?
  A: Assuming your coin came from the mint this way -- and was not chemically treated to remove the outer ...
1901 silver dollar7/9/2007
  Q: We have inherited a number of old coins including a 1901 silver dollar in good condition. Could you ...
  A: While in the lower circulated grades, a 1901 dollar is worth about $20, but in the higher circulated ...
1915 Pan-Pacific half dollar7/8/2007
  Q: I have one in very nice shape with good toning. As you know, condition is everything with this ...
  A: As far as I'm concerned, telling a 68 grade from a 67 or a 69 is prettymuch a crapshoot -- they all ...
US Commemerative Half Dollar Collection7/8/2007
  Q: I have a commemorative colelction: 1982 Washington Silver Half Dollar, 1892-93 Columbian Exposition ...
  A: Those are three of the most common commemorative half dollars made by the Mint. They were not ...
peace silver dollar 1924 error7/8/2007
  Q: I inherited from my father a small insignificant silver dollar collection about 15 years ago. I got ...
  A: Sounds like a "cud". This happens when the dies are used for too long and start to shatter. A ...
1983 silver colored penny7/7/2007
  Q: I found a 1983 silver colored penny at work the other day, and I was wondering if you could possibly ...
  A: 1982 was the year the Mint changed the composition of pennies from mostly copper to mostly zinc with ...
double sided blank quarter (con).7/6/2007
  Q: Back in 2004 you answered a question about blank quarters. Well I have found one and I was wondering ...
  A: If your coin came out of a new mint roll, then you could tell by which state all the other coins ...
Five dollar presidential coin set7/6/2007
  Q: I ordered the presidential five dollar coin set several years ago and I believe I have an up to date ...
  A: Sorry Ron, but they're just another fly-by-night company that's gone now. Unfortunately, the ...
Need US Coin ID7/4/2007
  Q: I have 2 American Silver Dollars, they have the Morgan Dollar "head" with "liberty" printed on ...
  A: The first two "Morgan" coins are not actually dollars. They are privately minted silver rounds, ...
golden dime7/4/2007
  Q: moore, i googled the phrase "golden dime" and came upon this webpage. a couple of weeks ago, i was ...
  A: Most likely it's been gold plated. First hand inspection would be required. Check your phone book ...
1883 Morgan Silver Dollar7/3/2007
  Q: in going through my family's estate I took in an 1883 Morgan Silver Dollar. Its been somewhat ...
  A: You should leave the coin uncleaned. You will likely destroy any collector value it has if you ...
painted double stamped eagle7/3/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 painted eagle (silver). On the bach side,in the word silver it looks to have a doudle ...
  A: Being that your coin has been painted, it has now become a novelty item. Most like likely the ...
1896 silver dollars7/2/2007
  Q: I had wrote Jim Bowker a question pertaining to the value of a 1896 silver dollar if sold in the ...
  A: Determining the value of a silver dollar involves taking several factors into considereation : 1) ...
penny with lincoln & kennedy7/2/2007
  Q: I have a 1973 penny that has a regular sized Lincoln on it and to the right of Lincolns face is a ...
  A: You have what's known as a Lincoln Facing Kennedy novelty penny. These were manually made by ...
Mercury Dime with "W"6/27/2007
  Q: I saw your response to the 1941 mercury dime with the "w" on the front. I didn't see the ...
  A: The W you see on the front of your Mercury Dime is actually a combination of an A and a W -- the ...
2006 nickels6/26/2007
  Q: Two (or three) questions: 1. Why is the 2006 nickel so hard to find? Was it intentional in order to ...
  A: Scott, 2006 nickel production was not low by any means. The only explanation I can offer is that ...
1876 seated liberty dollar fake?6/26/2007
  Q: Living in Australia we don't get a lot of exposure to US coins so I am a bit lost. Recently at ...
  A: If it's dated 1876, it has to be a fake. There have been thousands of Chinese counterfeits showing ...
1964 half dollar6/24/2007
  Q: I have a two headed 1964 half dollar in mint condition. Can you tell me if any are listed in your ...
  A: Sorry, but two-headed coins are not real. What you have is a privately manufactured novelty item, ...
Eisenhower dollars6/23/2007
  Q: I have some Franklin dollars dated "1972", "1978", and "1776-1976". Can you tell me the silver ...
  A: Sorry, but there is no silver in your coins. If you look at the edge of each coin, you will see the ...
identify and old coin6/22/2007
  Q: I have a coin dated 1863. It is about the size of a penny and similar in color. On the same side ...
  A: This is one of the more common, privately made, Patriotic Civil War Tokens. These were made to be ...
1955 double cie obu lcddo-0026/20/2007
  Q: this is one of the errors i have found in an old estate collection of lincoln cents. i keep hoping ...
  A: THe only thing that makes sense to me would be the marking : 1955 DOUBLE DIE OBV. DDO-002 In 1955, ...
1887 silver dollar & the other coins I have listed.6/19/2007
  Q: How much is a 1887 silver dollar worth? Not in the best condition but could be clened up.I also ...
  A: In circulated condition, your 1887 Morgan Dollar is worth about $12.00 -- DON'T clean it or you will ...
Value of a coin6/18/2007
  Q: I am trying to find out the value of a nickle that was printed with a head on both sides of the ...
  A: It's impossible for a real coin to have dates that far seperated. The dies are destroyed as they ...
double sided 1988 quarter6/18/2007
  Q: My father found a 1988 quarter with both sides as heads in Las Vegas and we were wondering if it's ...
  A: You have a privately made novelty item, known as a magician's coin, made by altering two normal ...
1974 aluminum half dollar6/15/2007
  Q: Is there a known error for the 1974 kennedy half dollar using an aluminum planchet. It's weight is 8 ...
  A: There has been found a 1973-S proof half on an aluminum token planchet, as well as a 1974 penny on ...
Bicentennial Quarter Flaw6/12/2007
  Q: I recently ran across a Bicentennial quarter. The 1975,76 issue. On the reverse side above the ...
  A: Missing letters are generally caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) that gets into the ...
Mis-struck Penny6/11/2007
  Q: I have a penny that was mis-struck, in that there is a blank space in a quarter-moon cresant shape ...
  A: You have what's known as an off-center strike error. With the many millions of pennies minted each ...
1969 Solid Bronze collection6/10/2007
  Q: I bought this collection when I was in the 6th grade from friend. It is a state coin collection from ...
  A: I don't know which private company made your set of bronze medals, but it's not from the U.S. Mint. ...
condition of coins6/10/2007
  Q: how can i find out about the condition and grade of some coins i have. they are 1898 liberty silver ...
  A: Values are as follows : 1898-O Morgan Dollar = $17.00 1907 Liberty Nickel = $2.50 1883 Nickel ...
old coins6/7/2007
  Q: I was wondering the value of some old coins I have. Hopefully you can help me?? The first is a 1907 ...
  A: None of your coins would be considered rare dates. Assuming they are in circulated condition, they ...
Could I have a rare nickle6/7/2007
  Q: I found a nickle that I thin is rare it has a date of 1942 and on the flip side of the coin there ...
  A: From 1942 to 1945 the Mint made the nickels partially out of silver, to save the other metals for ...
2000 quarter6/6/2007
  Q: I came across a 2000 MD. quarter minted in Phila.The face of the quarter only is silver and the back ...
  A: I haven't heard of any private company altering coins like this. It's possible you have an ...
Roosevelt Dime Missing Date 199?6/6/2007
  Q: I have a Roosevelt Dime that is in excellent shape. Solid unworn rim. It is missing the last number ...
  A: Missing letters or numbers, like your coin, are generally caused by a foreign substance (like ...
Bicentennial quarter flaw?6/4/2007
  Q: I have this Bicentennial Quarter with a spot or blob right behind Geroge Washignton's pony tail. I ...
  A: If it's just to the right of the ribbon on the end of the ponytail, then it's probably the D ...
Wheat penny with number printed on back6/3/2007
  Q: I have a 1953 lincoln penny with the number "1" or possibly "4" stamped on the back. The specific ...
  A: Sorry but you just have an altered coin. Somebody with too much time on their hands stamped that ...
How to tell silver proof sets from other6/3/2007
  Q: I have seen on eBay the advertising of unopened silver proof sets. How can I tell if these coins are ...
  A: 1957 P.C. on the envelopes is the designation that the Mint put on the Proof Set envelopes from 1955 ...
Old Pennies6/2/2007
  Q: My question is about old pennies. Which ones are worth holding on to? Is a 1972 penny considered ...
  A: None of the pennies (other than varieties) really have any value until you get beck to the teens & ...
2006 Nickel minting flaw6/1/2007
  Q: Is there any value in a 2006 nickel ($.05) that, through the printing process, has printing on only ...
  A: If you truly have a coin that has only been stamped on one side (due to another coin blank being in ...
New coins?5/30/2007
  Q: I called in to NY Daily News ad for a new golg colored dollar coin. They were being sold in 50 coin ...
  A: I assume you are referring to the new Presidential Dollars. Sorry to say it, but it sounds like you ...
Collecting Quarters from all 50 states5/27/2007
  Q: I started collecting quarters for all of the 50 states, is it necessary that they all be from the ...
  A: It makes no difference how you collect the coins -- I know people collecting all one mint, a mix of ...
Presidential dollar coins5/23/2007
  Q: I purchased a $25 roll of John Adams $1 coins and 10 of them have messed up stamping on the edges ...
  A: I've been hearing about alot of messed up edge lettering on these Adams dollars, so I have to ...
2001 silver penny5/22/2007
  Q: I have a 2001 US silver penny. It still has all of the details. I was wondering if it is worth ...
  A: Today's pennies are made almost entirely of zinc, with a thin outer layer of copper. Sometimes they ...
1946 penny5/22/2007
  Q: While searching through some old wheat cents I found a 1946 with only the upper part of the 4 ...
  A: Generally these missing or partial letters or numbers are caused by something like grease in the ...
Dollar Bill Misprint5/21/2007
  Q: I have a misprinted dollar bill that has the following information on the front - serial number, ...
  A: I believe your note is missing the second (of 3) print. Without seeing it, I would estimate value ...
misstrike5/21/2007
  Q: I recently found a 2005 D nickle on which the head was half off of the coin and the word "liberty" ...
  A: As part of the Lewis & Clark Westward Journey Commemorative Series, all the 2004-2006 nickels ...
Silver dollars5/20/2007
  Q: I have an 1883, 1884, 1921, liberty head silver dollar with no mint marks underneath the wreath on ...
  A: As with almost all coins minted before the 1980's, if your coin does not have a mintmark, that means ...
US COIN5/19/2007
  Q: I have a us coin that is a penny on one and a dime on the other. Is this worth any money? I ...
  A: To be a mule error, the whole coin must be all one metal -- all copper-nickel or silver like a dime ...
1926/1946 penny5/18/2007
  Q: I have a penny that looks like it has been stamped with the date 1946 and 1926. It looks like ther ...
  A: There is no known mint die error related to this date or overdate, so it has to be caused by ...
1863 Indian Head Penny5/18/2007
  Q: I have an 1863 Indian Head One Cent piece that has 13 stars around the bust and no United States of ...
  A: You have what's known as a Civil War Token -- a privately made coin used in place of regular coins ...
1953 Franklin Half Dollar5/17/2007
  Q: I have a 1953 Franklin Half Dollar with no mint letter that has been encased in a plastic coin ...
  A: The lettering you see is actually JRS. These are the initials for the coin's designer, John R. ...
1917 dime - fair condition - w mint5/17/2007
  Q: I found a dime the other day that is in fair condition, and is a 1917, but I have never seen a W on ...
  A: The W you are seeing is actually a combination of an "A" and a "W" -- the monogram of the coin's ...
1938 filipinas five centavos coin5/16/2007
  Q: A co-worker of mine found this coin in our parking lot. It is pretty worn, but we finally made out ...
  A: This is one of millions of coins minted by the U.S. for the Philippines, when they were under the ...
are magician coins worth anything5/15/2007
  Q: yeah i came into the possesion of a 1936 lincoln penny, but the reverse is the tails of a mercury ...
  A: AllExperts does not give me your email address when you ask a question, so I cannot email you ...
1776 coin5/14/2007
  Q: I have a coin that my grandfather gave me about 20 years ago and I think it is a 1776 continental ...
  A: You have a modern replica coin. The edge seam is evidence that the coin was made via a casting ...
1956 penny5/11/2007
  Q: We were going through my fathers coins and founs a 1956 penny that has the front printed on it and ...
  A: Usually these "no-back" pennies are altered coins used in Magician coin tricks. It's supposed to ...
2005-d Buffalo Nickel5/10/2007
  Q: I received a 2005-d Buffalo Nickel with some other change at the store. The finish on the nickel ...
  A: The metal in a nickel is all alloy -- not a mix of alloy over a copper core (like a quarter), so I ...
1945 steel one cent, wheat back coin5/9/2007
  Q: I found a 1945 one cent coin in my change and it appears to be silver in color and it's magnetic. I ...
  A: You might need to check that date with a magnifier. Steel cents were only minted in 1943 -- none ...
world war coin & stamp collection5/8/2007
  Q: I would like to know how and where I can get more information on a world war coin and stamp ...
  A: Sounds to me like some kind of collection put together and sold by a private company -- in which ...
Double die5/6/2007
  Q: My father-in-law just passed way and he has many coins that he marked double die on them... is it ...
  A: Yes, it can be very worth while to check out these double dies -- they can be some very valuable ...
US Presidential Dollar Coins5/6/2007
  Q: Dan - I purchased a mint roll of 25 coins from a local bank. Upon opening the roll I found all coins ...
  A: Sorry, but the edge lettering as you describe is common. Over the course of the millions of coins ...
copper edged coin5/3/2007
  Q: When putting some change into a vending machine, I was surprised that the machine kept rejecting one ...
  A: There seems to be more and more of these popping up lately. What it is, is a damaged coin. ...
1952 nickel4/30/2007
  Q: I have a 1952 nickel that has an die that is off center. It doesn't have a mint on it. The die is ...
  A: It sounds like you do indeed have an off-center strike error coin. The size of it looks a little ...
Kennedy coin4/28/2007
  Q: I have a coin that has JFK & RFK pictured together on the the front. Each name in long form is ...
  A: Technically, this is not actually a coin (it has no specific denomination and is not legal tender ...
1989 silver penny4/27/2007
  Q: The letter under the date is a D. It is the same size and thickness of a penny it is just silver in ...
  A: The composition of pennies was changed in 1982. It used to be almost pure copper mixed with a small ...
coin value4/25/2007
  Q: i have a 1792 d lincoln penny witch has a picture of someone else above the date. Can you let me ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in my response -- I've been out of town. I assume you meant to type 1972 for ...
coin values4/25/2007
  Q: I have inherited alot of coins and would appreciate if you would recommend a coin dealer appraiser ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in my response, but I've been out of town. For grading coins, in the Red Book, ...
IA penny4/22/2007
  Q: I have a penny with IA stamped in the top right corner of the front side(by Lincoln's nose). Is it ...
  A: This is a novelty item that somebody made by stamping that IA (and possibly an Iowa state image?) ...
new Presidential gold dollars4/21/2007
  Q: I purchased a couple rolls of the new dollars - one in particular seems to be really defective. For ...
  A: The pics were too small to really see anything, but I would bet that the missing parts of the ...
mis printed coin?4/21/2007
  Q: I recently came across a Maryland quarter...but it is gold...just like the silver ones, all the ...
  A: This is very likely one of many state quarters that were gold plated by private companies. ...
Unusual 1997-D Quarter4/20/2007
  Q: I came across an unusual 1997-D Quarter. It appears to be plated with a gold finish that is peeling ...
  A: The gold plating will do nothing for the value, except maybe make it worth less, because it is now ...
unstamped quarter4/20/2007
  Q: I found an unstamped coin in a roll of quarters several years ago. If I were to get it ...
  A: These unstruck planchet error coins are generally only worth a few dollars -- certainly not enough ...
1990 Penny4/20/2007
  Q: I have a 1990 penny with the letters SD on it directly above the year. The SD is inside of a box ...
  A: This is a novelty item that somebody made by stamping that state image into a normal penny. This is ...
Gold Kennedy Half Dollar With Small Lincoln Head4/18/2007
  Q: I have received this as change from a local grocery store. This coin is gold with a small view of ...
  A: You have a normal half dollar that somebody stamped with Lincoln's image and then gold plated. This ...
Susan B. Anthony Collection4/17/2007
  Q: My wife recently inherited an incomplete set of Susan B. Anthony dollars. She had purchased them for ...
  A: Sorry to say, but the collection has very little value -- not enough to worry about insuring it. ...
2002 Indiana Quarter Misprint4/16/2007
  Q: I have a 2002 Indiana Quarter that appears to be on aluminum. It does not show copper on the edges, ...
  A: I've never hear of an aluminum quarter, but if it has an "S" mintmark it might be a silver coin. ...
Penny . Head on Front & Back4/15/2007
  Q: Dan, My husband has found a 1976 Penny with two heads. one is on the front of the coin and ...
  A: You have a manually altered novelty item, known as a Magician's Coin, made by altering two normal ...
1855 San Francisco Wass 50 dollar4/15/2007
  Q: I own a fifty dollar wass San Francisco gold coin. Year is 1855 and there are no scratches visible ...
  A: Assuming it's genuine, it will be worth at least $20,000 -- perhaps much more if uncirculated. ...
1983 Penny Lacking Copper Coat4/11/2007
  Q: I am a student who is currently a cashier at Wal-Mart and I found a Steel Penny from 1983 and was ...
  A: The composition of pennies was changed in 1982. It used to be almost pure copper mixed with a small ...
Misprinted 1982 Quarter4/11/2007
  Q: I have a 1982 doubleheader quarter. And on one side of the quarter is a P on the other is a D. I ...
  A: You have a manually altered novelty item, known as a Magician's Coin, made by altering two normal ...
i have a 1807 penny4/10/2007
  Q: hi i have a 1807 penny van you tell me if i have somehting or not
  A: Without seeing it, I cannot tell exactly how valuable your coin is, but I can give you an idea : If ...
Possible coin error4/10/2007
  Q: Can a magician coin be seamed in the middle of the rim? I found a mercury dime and wheat cent with ...
  A: Yes, this is the old way they used to make the magician's coins, before they were able to precisely ...
Various coins4/9/2007
  Q: I have the following coins. Can you tell me what these coins are worth. Thank you. "a brilliant ...
  A: The dime is worth about $5.00 The nickel is worth about $20.00 if it does not have the word CENTS ...
silver half with eagle on both sides.4/8/2007
  Q: Have a silver half dollar with an eagle stamped on both sides. Its the eagle that is on one side of ...
  A: You have a manually altered novelty item, known as a Magician's Coin, made by altering two normal ...
1934 Lincoln Penny4/7/2007
  Q: I have a 1934 penny - but it appears to be made of zinc. Is this an error? What is this?
  A: Without seeing it first-hand, there's no way for me to be sure, but my guess is that it has been ...
half dollar4/6/2007
  Q: I have a 1950 Booker T. Washington half dollar. It appears to be in good condition, just needs ...
  A: First of all, don't clean your coin -- any collector value it has will be lost if you clean it -- ...
Unminted Liberty Head, 1 troy ounce4/5/2007
  Q: I have a liberty head one troy ounce that has no mint and with no year. It is the left profile of ...
  A: What you have there is not actually a U.S. Mint coin, but rather a privately minted silver round, ...
state quarter & jefferson nickel4/5/2007
  Q: i have a 2000p jefferson nickel thats missing the word five and the letters en in cent and on the ...
  A: Most likely the missing details in your coins are caused by a foreign substance (like grease) that ...
new george washington gold coins4/4/2007
  Q: i had a question for you about the new george washington/liberty gold coins. i have 4 unopened 25.00 ...
  A: The odds of having double tail stamped coins is less than the odds of getting struck by lightning or ...
1988 d dime on silver4/4/2007
  Q: I found a bag of coins in a house i was renovateing , in the bag was one coin in a holder it is a ...
  A: Either your coin has been chemically altered to remove the outer nickel layer (worthless), or it was ...
Two Headed Quarter.4/2/2007
  Q: I found today a two headed quarter. i don't know if its real or not is there any way to tell other ...
  A: That "dull" sound is one of the indicators that your coin has been altered. An unaltered coin will ...
Question about nickle3/31/2007
  Q: I have 3 1943 nickles, they have a large P above moticello they are very odd colored. I have ...
  A: Your nickels are a different color because they contain silver -- the large letter on the reverse ...
20 dollar gold Piece3/30/2007
  Q: I have an 1854 20 dollar gold piece with a women in the front that has Kellpog & Company written ...
  A: Roger, You can find pictures & specs for the real thing here : ...
graded coin3/27/2007
  Q: hi i am very new at this hobby i would appreciate your help can you tell me what D CAM means after ...
  A: DCAM means DEEP CAMEO. It refers to the contrast between the frosted image and the mirrored field. ...
Two headed penny3/27/2007
  Q: I manage a convenience store were one of the clerks found a two headed Denver mint 1959 penny. We ...
  A: Michael, You have a privately manufactured novelty item known as a magician's coin, made by ...
1943 steel penny3/26/2007
  Q: IS THE 1943 STELL PENNY WORTH ANY THING TODAY (YEAR OF 2007)
  A: 1943 steel cents are still legal tender -- you could still spend them as a penny. Collectible value ...
Double Struck coin3/26/2007
  Q: I have a 1911 Liberty Nickel wherein the "V" on the reverse appears to have been double-struck. The ...
  A: The doubling you see is almost definitely caused by deteriation of the die used to strike the coin. ...
US penny 1988 D with errors, I need some help please.3/26/2007
  Q: I recently found a penny that i had for probably a few years now (i have no idea how i acquired it) ...
  A: Interesting coin you have there. There are no known doubled die errors for that date, so the ...
I have a 1981 dollar bill3/26/2007
  Q: I got a dollar bill from a customer a few months ago that is pretty neat. It is dated 1981 and on ...
  A: Your description was pretty good :) What happened is, your dollar bill got creased at some time ...
Double Obverse Half Dollar--Headless3/22/2007
  Q: I just purchased a bag of half dollars. One of the half dollars is stamped with the obverse on both ...
  A: There is a 99.99999% chance that you have a privately manufactured novelty item known as a ...
2004 Westward Journey Nickel Coin and Medal Set (4 Coin)3/21/2007
  Q: Was wondering if you can help me. I bought a 2004 Westward Journey Nickel Coin and Medal Set, ...
  A: Unfortunately, without the box, your set is not worth much -- it would be VERY difficult to get any ...
1899 indian cent3/21/2007
  Q: i have a u.s. indian cent from 1899 and was wondering the approximate value. it looks pretty crisp ...
  A: The Brown, Red/Brown, and Red designations only apply to uncirculated coins. If your coin shows any ...
Beginning3/20/2007
  Q: I just recently began gaining interest in collecting US coins. I was wondering if you have any ...
  A: 3 three things : 1) get an overall book about U.S. coins (like the Red Book), look through it, and ...
old money3/19/2007
  Q: I have a 100.00 dollar bill that is dated 1950. On the back It doesn't have the words In God We ...
  A: The In God We Trust was not added to the bills until later -- and it had nothing to do with any ...
Apollo Penny3/18/2007
  Q: my name is Kevin, I have a 1973 U.S. Penny with an interesting mark on the head side, to the right ...
  A: Somebody altered a normal penny ... the Apollo stuff was stamped onto your coin by somebody, after ...
error coin3/17/2007
  Q: Could you give me an idea if a 1876 trade dollar with a 45 degree rotation grade 25 to 30 is ...
  A: A normal 1876 Trade Dollar in VF condition is worth about $125.00 The 45 degree rotation adds some ...
Half Dollar3/17/2007
  Q: I have a 1971 half dollar but instead of a letter such as D, or P under the point of his neck - it ...
  A: The only explanation I can offer is that somebody altered your coin after it left the mint, by ...
1867 nickle3/13/2007
  Q: What can you tell me about my nickle? It is like all other 1867 nickles (without rays)with one ...
  A: Unfortunately, your coin has been manually altered at some time after it left the mint. That's why ...
1973-s Kennedy 50 cent aluminum token3/13/2007
  Q: My Co-worker doesn't have a computer and asked if I could do some research of this token. She is ...
  A: First of all, have your friend get the coin weighed. If it is not significantly less the 11.34 ...
Coin values3/12/2007
  Q: however should I just use them as $$s or are they worth at least something more and if so, how best ...
  A: To be honest, you would be hard-pressed to find any dealer or collector that would give you any kind ...
Embossed 1975 penny3/11/2007
  Q: I received a 1975 penny that has a liberty bell embossed to the left of Lincoln and an outline of ...
  A: Sorry, but this is not a rare coin. Somebody took a normal penny and stamped the images on it. ...
1984 D penny-steel?3/9/2007
  Q: I found a coin that looks as if it's steel, but the date threw me. It's 1984 D. I tried looking it ...
  A: In 1982, the composition of pennies was changed from almost all copper, to almost all zinc, with a ...
misprint nickel3/7/2007
  Q: I have a nickel that is a misprint. There is no head on it, both sides are backs. It's a little worn ...
  A: You have a privately manufactured novelty item known as a Magician's Coin. Somebody altered two ...
error? pennsylvania p3/5/2007
  Q: i have a 99 pennsylvania p coin that has a silver edge. it dosent feel or sound silver. i have been ...
  A: Most likely it is silver plated. There are several companies that have been plating these coins, ...
Silver Dollar3/4/2007
  Q: I have a 1900 silver dollar inquiring on value . I do not know where mint marks are for value can ...
  A: The mintmark on your coin would be located on the reverse, just above the "DO" in DOLLAR. There may ...
new $1coins3/2/2007
  Q: I have a few of the new $1 George Washington coins, all but one of them has the edge wording right ...
  A: Keith, I would have to believe that since the edge lettering is a seperate process from the ...
2 headed quarter3/2/2007
  Q: I know there are a lot of 2 headed quarters produced for magic tricks. My husband has a double ...
  A: The only two ever certified as authentic were both two-tailed specimens, estimated to have been ...
1889 silver dollar3/2/2007
  Q: I was trying to find an approximate value for an 1889 Silver Dollar CC?
  A: Michele, 1889-CC is one of the rarest dates there is for a Morgan Dollar. Its value will widely ...
new gold dollars3/1/2007
  Q: Probley a stupid question but! the new dollar coin without edge lettering. How rare do you think it ...
  A: Looks like the eBay sellers are getting STUPID money for this mint production (stamping) error. I ...
1969 copper washington quarter2/26/2007
  Q: I found a 1969 copper Washington quarter and was wondering if it might be worth anything?
  A: If it's copper colored, it most likely has been chemically altered to remove the outer ...
old silver coin2/25/2007
  Q: 1.VICTORIA SILVER COIN IN FRONT WOMAN BACKWARD A KNIGHT ON THE HORSE WITH SWORD(1898) 2.REPUBLICA ...
  A: Brian, Sorry but it looks like the only things I can help you with is the 1897 Morgan Dollar (worth ...
2003 Roosevelt dime, weak "3", "I", "W"2/24/2007
  Q: I have a 2003 Roosevelt dime with a weak 3, I, W that seem to fade away when turned at different ...
  A: Brenda, This mint error is caused by a foreign substance in the die -- like machine grease -- that ...
penny2/23/2007
  Q: Husband found a silver penny with date of 1907. Has Miss Liberty on back surrounded by 13 stars. ...
  A: You have in fact found a Liberty Head Nickel. The "V" is the Roman numeral "5" -- hence 5 Cents. ...
U.S. Cent Collecting2/23/2007
  Q: I have been collecting coins for many many years. I am looking for a complete set of U.S. Lincoln ...
  A: If you had asked me 2 months ago, I had a complete set. However, I have since sold most of the ...
Wierd '62 Nickel2/23/2007
  Q: I have a 1962 nickel and I think that it is different. It does not have a mintmark. The letters and ...
  A: It sounds to me that you have found a proof nickel. These were specially made for collectors, with ...
1850 US Large Cent2/20/2007
  Q: I need to know if this coin is real(My dad got it from someone). What is the approximate grade and ...
  A: clear images. You have a U.S. Braided Hair Large Cent. It will grade FINE and is worth about ...
Coin Grading Serivces2/14/2007
  Q: I have a couple questions regarding grading. I realize there are the big 3 NGC, PCGS and ANACS. Do ...
  A: I would feel totally safe about sending your coins to the big three services -- they would not risk ...
coin question2/14/2007
  Q: I have a 1949 wheat penny that appears to have some errors. In the 1949 one is only a dot at the ...
  A: This error generally is caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) in the coin die, ...
Coin collecting2/13/2007
  Q: I have collected coins through the years and I want to start collecting more coins. I have been ...
  A: Buying on eBay is alright -- you can find stuff there that you can't get any other way. You just ...
1984 silver penny2/13/2007
  Q: What if it weighs more than 2.5 grams? And where would i need to go to weigh this coin?
  A: If it weighs more than 2.5 grams then most likely it has been plated with silver, nickel, or zinc. ...
gold dime2/8/2007
  Q: My father has a 1974 U.S. dime that appears to be made of gold. Was this dime ever minted? It has a ...
  A: Sorry but there were no gold dimes ever minted. Most likely the coin has been gold plated -- ...
MIsprint Quarter2/7/2007
  Q: We have an Americn Quarter that is dated 198 and no ending date, would you know any thing about this ...
  A: This kind of error is usually caused by excess grease in the die that prevents the metal from ...
Indian head coin2/5/2007
  Q: I have an Indian head penny that looks like it has the date 1875 on it. It is very worn but the date ...
  A: Shannon, The best place to get your coins appraised is at a coin show, where you can have two or ...
toning copper coins2/4/2007
  Q: I have a few copper coins that have been harshly (not by me) cleaned. How can I tone them back to a ...
  A: There is a substance called Deller's Darkener that is supposed to restore the aged look to copper ...
2005 nickel2/3/2007
  Q: This nickel face is dark, but readable. The backside looks like it was not pressed hard enough. It ...
  A: Because of the dark face, I would suspect your coin has been chemically altered, causing the erosion ...
Flying eagle penny2/3/2007
  Q: I have been collecting coins since I was 8 years old. I recently bought a microscope to better ...
  A: There is a doubled date variety listed in my Breen's Encyclopedia as very rare. The picture shows a ...
1951 penny2/1/2007
  Q: i have a 1951 wheat "one cent" penny and it doesn't have a D or S underneath the year 1951. is it ...
  A: No letter under the date means the coin was made at the main mint in Philadelphia -- usually the ...
Morgan Dollar2/1/2007
  Q: I have a coin that looks like a Morgan Silver Dollar it does not have a date, it has stars ...
  A: You have a privately minted silver round -- not made by the U.S. Mint. It was made for the buying ...
Silver and copper penny1/30/2007
  Q: I just found a penny that appears to be silver and copper. Is this possible? It a is very clean ...
  A: It sounds like somebody plated your penny, then it got back into circulation and wore the silver off ...
1888 & 1922 Silver Dollar1/27/2007
  Q: What are the values of these? The 1888 coin has no mint mark and appears to be in good condition. ...
  A: The 1888 Morgan dollar is considered a common date. In the condition you describe, it's worth about ...
Rare Coin?1/25/2007
  Q: I have a 1974 Lincoln penny that has a second President's image, which is about 1/3 the size of ...
  A: You have what's known as a "Lincoln / Kennedy Penny". This is a novelty item, made by taking a ...
Miss-stamped 1971 lincoln cent1/21/2007
  Q: My mother-in law recently found a miss-stamped 1971 penny in her change. You will notice the missing ...
  A: Errors like this are generally caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) getting into the ...
state quarter1/17/2007
  Q: I HAVE A MISSTAMPED MA. STATE QUARTER.ONLY THE CENTER OF THE COIN SHOWS PART OF THE STAMPING,ABOUT A ...
  A: It sounds like you might possibly have a test strike coin -- one that was struck to test the ...
1941 nickel1/13/2007
  Q: I have some old nickles from 1940 to 1946. I have this one nickel 1941 and I can not find what mint ...
  A: Only the silver War nickels -- from 1942 to 1945 -- will have the letter above Monticello. Anything ...
coin value1/12/2007
  Q: My dad recently gave a set of coins that are bought over the years and have sentimental value to ...
  A: PCGS is the name of a highly respected grading service. SGS is the name of an off-brand coin grading ...
1931 Quarter1/11/2007
  Q: I am starting a to add Standing liberty's to my coin collection and noticed that they are made ...
  A: At least partially due to the depression at that time, there were no quarters minted in 1931. 1931 ...
Kennedy Half-Dollar error1/8/2007
  Q: I have a Kennedy Half-Dollar that has an error. On the top of the coin where it is suppose to say ...
  A: Without seeing the coin first hand, I cannot say absolutely for sure, but generally speaking, ...
silver dollars1/7/2007
  Q: I have 3 uncirculated New Orleans silver dollars years 1883, 1884,1885 (one each) what are they ...
  A: The Morgan dollars you list are not considered rare dates. In uncirculated condition, they are ...
2006 South Dakota Quarter1/7/2007
  Q: I asked this question on two other sites and haven't had a response. So I decided to try you. I ...
  A: You could have either an altered coin with no value, or you could have a rare and valuable ...
Old Money found in a bank handed down1/7/2007
  Q: I have some money I found while going through an old bank that was handed down to me. I have a 1934 ...
  A: The $10 bill is worth $11 at most. The $1 bill is worth $2 There were no dollar coins minted in ...
rare coin1/6/2007
  Q: I also have a 1828 or 1928 nickel it a little hard to read the numbers are a little faded it has an ...
  A: The nickel would be from 1928 -- known as a buffalo nickel -- value in the conditiion you describe = ...
1941 Lincoln Penny size of a dime1/6/2007
  Q: DAN: I have a 1941 Lincoln Penny that is the size of a dime, circumference and thickness. A ...
  A: It sounds like it was struck on a foreign planchet (the mint struck coins for other countries for a ...
1865 indian penny1/6/2007
  Q: I am not sure if this penny is worth anything! I have a 1865 Indian penny with an "S" stamped in ...
  A: Unfortunately, the "S" had to have been added at some time after the coin left the mint. As such, ...
1923 1/2 DIME 1/2 PENNY1/5/2007
  Q: I have a 1923 Liberty dime that has a wheat penny back. Is this worth anything? Thanks.
  A: You have a manufactured novelty item known as a Magician's Coin, made by altering two normal coins ...
double struck quarter1/5/2007
  Q: My husband recently came across a quarter that has the eagle imprint on both sides. The eagle's head ...
  A: You have one type of novelty item known as a magician's coin, made by altering two normal coins and ...
Mercury Dime, Wheatback penny hybrid1/5/2007
  Q: I was hoping you could shed some light on a weird coin I came across. What it is, is a mercury dime ...
  A: Shaine, You have one type of novelty item known as a magician's coin, made by altering two normal ...
1898 penny1/4/2007
  Q: I have 1 1898 penny in a plastic small cardboard matting around it. I looks like it has not been ...
  A: 1898 is not considered a rare date for Indian Head cents. In average condition, it's worth about a ...
Misstamped Quarter1/4/2007
  Q: A friend of mine has found a quarter which both sides are stamped with Washington's head. One side ...
  A: Since the mint destroys the coin dies almost immediately after use, it's impossible for a coin to ...
indian head penny1/4/2007
  Q: i have a Indian head penny dated 1905. on the back it has the leafs one cent and a shield. you can ...
  A: If you follow the ribbon that LIBERTY is on, down and around to the neck, that is where the 4 ...
Misprint 1994 quarter1/4/2007
  Q: In Regards to my previous question do you believe if i held on to it for a while its worth would ...
  A: Being that there are a limited number of error coin collectors, and it's doubtful that the number of ...
2006 possible misprint1/3/2007
  Q: I have a 2006 penny which looks like it has been misstriked. The whole mounting of Abraham Lincoln ...
  A: Off-center strike errors happen on a regular basis, and to different degrees of being off-center. ...
1910 Filipinas Peso1/2/2007
  Q: Front says "United States of America" with eagle on top of shield. Back has standing young lady ...
  A: You have one of the coins minted by the U.S. Mint, for the Philippines, back when it was under the ...
Roosevelt Dime1/2/2007
  Q: Dan, I have a 1984 denver mint roosevelt dime that is smooth edged and copper. Is this a rare coin?
  A: However, I would need to see the coin first hand to determine exactly what you have. It could be a ...
penny stamped on both sides1/1/2007
  Q: I have a 1983 penny that on the heads side there is a clear shadow of the tails side, and on the ...
  A: You would need to get it certified, but if you truly have a flip-over double strike error, it will ...
Bicentenial Quarters1/1/2007
  Q: I have been on my husbands back for a long time about his collection of about 1,000 bicentennial ...
  A: If the coins came from circulation -- like he collected them from his change -- then they will not ...
1943 Steel Penny Missing 4 in date1/1/2007
  Q: I have a 1943 steel penny which I know is not worth much by itself, but this penny is missing the 4 ...
  A: Your coin's missing digit is usually caused by a foreign substance in the die (like machine grease) ...
two headed quarter12/31/2006
  Q: I found a two headed quarter with two different dates. One side is 1997 and the other 1995 both ...
  A: It's definitely a Magician's Coin. The Mint destroys the coin dies immediately after use, so it's ...
$20 Ultra high Relief pattern, MCMVII12/30/2006
  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: I don't know where you're located, but you should be able to find a local ANA listed dealer here : ...
1896 Morgan Dollar12/30/2006
  Q: I recently received an 1896 Morgan Dollar - Philadelphia Mint from my grandfather's belongings. I ...
  A: Due to the commonness of the date, I wouldn't recommend spending any money on pursuing whether you ...
Two head nickle12/30/2006
  Q: I found a two headed 2004 Denver nickle as I was sorting the new nickles today. Both sides have the ...
  A: You have a manufactured novelty item known as a Magician's Coin, made by altering two normal coins ...
Is this 1925 real?12/30/2006
  Q: I recently purchased a roll of "unsearched" wheat pennies off of Ebay. Within the roll I found a ...
  A: The coin does appear to be real. However, it also appears to have been harshly cleaned -- to the ...
value of silver proof sets12/29/2006
  Q: I have four United States Mint silver proof sets from years 2003-2006 with a set of five silver ...
  A: The current values you could expect to get from a dealer are : 2003 -- $20 2004 -- $25 2005 -- $28 ...
the liberty collection12/29/2006
  Q: i came across a framed set of stamps and pennys, i believe titled the liberty collection, there was ...
  A: I have seen sets like this before. The state designs on the pennies were added to the coins after ...
misstamped penny12/28/2006
  Q: i have a penny that is stamped on one side the side without the head so it doesn't give a date. ...
  A: If your coin is the normal shape, then it has been altered after it left the mint and has no ...
1978 dime12/27/2006
  Q: My daughter found a 1978 dime with only one side printed. It appears to have a layer missing. She ...
  A: Your dime has gone through a machining process to remove the back side, for use in a magician's ...
Eisenhower dollars12/27/2006
  Q: I have several hundred Eisenhower dollars. My research showed me that approx 250 million Eisenhower ...
  A: All of the Eisenhower dollars have been released to the public. However, there may be some that ...
Old US coins12/26/2006
  Q: Dan: I have the following coins and live in the Danver, MA area and am looking to sell them. Any ...
  A: Assuming average condition, you can expect to get the following values for your coins : Silver ...
misprinted penny12/25/2006
  Q: What is the value of a penny misprinted in a manner that the bottom half of the coin shows what ...
  A: Off-Center Strike Errors for Lincoln Cents are actually more common than you might think. With the ...
confederate restrike half dollar12/21/2006
  Q: German Silver pattern of 1861 with proof surface. The front has The Confederate States of America ...
  A: Sounds like a modern restrike. The front side you descibe was never on a confederate half dollar, ...
1934 $100 Bills12/20/2006
  Q: I have 4 1934 $100 dollar bills New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and St. Louis. Three of them are ...
  A: 1934 $100 bills have very little added value, even if only very lightly circulated. There are ...
1937 D buffalo nickel12/20/2006
  Q: How can a novice (like me) spot a fake 3 legged nickel?
  A: John, The best thing I can recommend for you is to get a copy of "The Official Guide to Coin ...
double headed quarter12/16/2006
  Q: Im hoping you can help me out here. Im sure you have been asked alot about the double headed ...
  A: 3 things you can check : 1) weight -- it should weigh 5.67 grams -- if more than 1 - 2 hundredths ...
1973 Misprinted Dime (D)12/14/2006
  Q: I was sorting through my change putting them into a change machine,and discovered a dime with the ...
  A: and for the pictures. Your coin has definitely been altered at some time after it left the mint. ...
Half Dollars12/11/2006
  Q: I found 8 half dollar coin while working at a bank. They (3)three from 1967 (3) three from 1968 and ...
  A: These half dollars are made of 40% silver -- currently worth about $1.50 each. All half dollars ...
Mint Sets for 1982 & 198312/10/2006
  Q: I understand that the mint did not issue regular mint sets(10 coin, 5 for each mint branch)for ...
  A: The branch mint souvenir sets have been sold for many years other than 1982 & 1983 -- these are ...
coins12/9/2006
  Q: I have a lot of 1941 penny's and 1 1942 penny and 2 1943 penny's, could you please tell me what ...
  A: J. During WWII the Mint really ramped up coin production -- making these common dates. In ...
1898 libert y head (Barber) quarter12/6/2006
  Q: I would like to know the estimated value of this coin
  A: In well worn condition, it's worth $2.00 for the silver it contains. If all the letters & numbers ...
1995 steel? penny12/4/2006
  Q: I found a 1995 steel penny - at least it appears to be steel. It is lighter than a regular penny. ...
  A: I don't have a definite answer for you, only that since 1983 all pennies are made of zinc with a ...
Penny12/4/2006
  Q: I have a penny dated 1897. It has an Indian head on the front, one cent and leaf design on back. A ...
  A: 1897 is not considered a rare date for Indian Head Cents. In average condition, it's worth about ...
Misprinted Coin12/1/2006
  Q: My boyfriend has a misprinted quarter. He believes it is from 1996, but the only numbers are 199. ...
  A: The missing number in the date could be caused by many things -- first-hand examination would be ...
silverish 1986 statue of liberty penny!12/1/2006
  Q: One day I was going through some pennies, looking for old and error pennies and I came across a ...
  A: You have a privately made novelty item, which is why you cannot find any info about it. Somebody ...
3 cent nickel11/30/2006
  Q: I have an 1869 3 cent nickel, liberty head one side/roman numeral III on the other side. It has ...
  A: If the 8 is stamped or engraved INTO the surface of the coin, it has definitely been altered after ...
2004 Texas Quarter Question11/28/2006
  Q: I have located a 2004 Texas State quarter which is coopper colored on the state side. I am ...
  A: You have what is known as an unfinished planchet error -- a very popular error among state quarter ...
wheat penny11/27/2006
  Q: I have (two 1944),(one 1945), (one 1946) wheat penny what would the value be of these coins?
  A: The WWII period marked a major increase in the number of coins that the U.S. Mint produced. Just ...
1881 Morgan Dollar11/26/2006
  Q: I'm not a collector, but I have some coins given to me from my mother. Most of the coins are ...
  A: Both your coins are made of silver. 1881 is a relatively common date for Morgan dollars and in ...
coin11/25/2006
  Q: yes,dan i also have a coin that says one centavo at the top and filipinas at the bottom also has a ...
  A: In 1930, the Philippines was under the sovereignty of the U.S. Up until 1945 all Philippine coinage ...
Filipinas coins11/20/2006
  Q: Grandson and I discovered a 1908 one peso and a 1944 fifty centavos Filipinas coins, used condition. ...
  A: The 1908 One Peso is worth about $5.00 The 1944 50 Centavos is worth about $1.00 Cleaning is not ...
2 Headed Silver fifty cent piece11/18/2006
  Q: Have recently acquired a 2 headed silver 50 cent piece dated 1964. How do I determine if this is an ...
  A: First, if you have a normal 1964 half, drop both the normal one and the 2-headed one on a hard ...
1870 Liberty Head 3 cent nickle11/18/2006
  Q: Hi i am new to collecting and am trying to figue out the value of this coin my grandfather gave me ...
  A: 1870 is not a rare date for 3-cent nickels. In well-worn condition, it's worth about $10-$12 If ...
quarter with out silver11/17/2006
  Q: I found a 1997 Daleware quarter that has no silver on it. It looks like a large penny. Is this a ...
  A: Your coin could either have been made that way (worth $100+) or it could have been altered -- like ...
different kind of penny11/15/2006
  Q: i have a 1975-D lincoln penny and on the obverse of the coin right above the date there is an ...
  A: You have one of a set of 50 privately made (altered) pennies. Some company took a roll of pennies, ...
Steel Cents11/12/2006
  Q: I have three steel cents 1943 p d s All in MS Cond. All three Have some type of doubling. With the p ...
  A: First you have to determine what kind of doubling your coins have. Check out the following web page ...
1944 nickel11/11/2006
  Q: I recently found this coin (1944 nickel) in some change I received. I was just curious about it and ...
  A: The U.S. minted the coins for the Phillipines at that time -- they were considered a commonwealth of ...
Confederate coins.11/10/2006
  Q: Where can I find information on the history of and value of confederate coins?
  A: Pictures and information about the Confederate half & cent (the only coins struck) can be found on ...
1999 silver proof11/9/2006
  Q: Why is the 1999 silver U.S. proof set valued at over $400?
  A: I don't have a specific reason for why the 1999 silver set is valued so high. The only thing I can ...
Value of coin11/5/2006
  Q: what is the value of a 1906 penny?
  A: 1906 is not a rare date for Indian Head Cents. In usual circulated condition it's worth about a ...
1839 Large Cent11/2/2006
  Q: This is an 1839 Coronet Large Cent. This coin has a nice light brown color. When I bought this coin ...
  A: The noted attributes of a Silly Head are the protruding forehead curl combined with a line under the ...
Misprint Penny10/30/2006
  Q: I found a 1982 penny in excellent condition. On the back side of the penny though, it is extremely ...
  A: I've been hearing about a lot of these no-back coins lately. If it were an odd shape, I would say ...
pocket change10/28/2006
  Q: ever since i was a young boy and found a wheat penny I've always collected coins some are probably ...
  A: Look for the following silver coins : Nickels 1942-1945 Dimes 1964 & older Quarters 1964 & older ...
value of authentic coin10/28/2006
  Q: I have a moffat-humbert 1851 50 coin- on it is 800 thous written on - augustus humbert united ...
  A: Most likely this is one of the many thousands of copies that exist out there -- especially if it ...
Value of my penny10/25/2006
  Q: I have a penny here from 1979. I've read elsewhere that there is no mint mark for Philidelphia ...
  A: That state outline and PA were added to the coin after it left the Mint -- somebody stamped it onto ...
Wheat Penney10/25/2006
  Q: I was handed back some change recently and noticed one of the pennies had a wheat design on the ...
  A: That wheat penny is worth about 3 cents. As for cleaning coins, it is not recommended. If you are ...
Penny Blank?10/24/2006
  Q: Recently i stumbled across a coin which sparked my interest. In a normal roll of pennies i found ...
  A: Unstruck penny blanks are actually a pretty common error. The blanks get caught in the corners of ...
Misprinted wheat penny10/22/2006
  Q: Greetings Dan, I'm not sure what I have, I'm hoping you can help. Local coin dealers here in my ...
  A: Sounds like you could have a rare & valuable die adjustment strike coin. These occur when the die ...
My Silver Olympic Coins10/20/2006
  Q: I am not satisfied with my two-coin set's current value of about $80. Last time I brought it with ...
  A: I don't know about Malaysian conversion rates, but the current Coin Dealer Newsletter lists the ...
estate coins found10/16/2006
  Q: While going through estate items, we found some collected coins. Most of them are after 1965, like ...
  A: Any U.S. dimes, quarters, or half dollars that are dated 1964 or older are made of silver and have a ...
rare "moon" coin worth?10/16/2006
  Q: I have a small coin, made of silver, in a small soft-plastic case. It has a date of august 28,1971. ...
  A: This is a novelty item, minted and sold by The Franklin Mint (a private company) as a collectible ...
Bicentennial Mint Set10/15/2006
  Q: Greetings Dan, I recently bought a US Bicentennial Mint Set. When it arrived i noticed that the "D" ...
  A: There is something not right about your mint set. If the outer envelope says 1976, then all the ...
1909 lincoln penny10/14/2006
  Q: I recently found a 1909 lincoln penny. I am aware of mint marks, but this one has none. However, ...
  A: Assuming the "1" is stamped "into" the coin's surface, as opposed to being raised "out of" the ...
error coins10/13/2006
  Q: i have a question about some error coins and what kind of errors they are and what they would be ...
  A: The quarter with the doubling in the 2 looks like a strike double -- no added value. This kind of ...
Faceless or Headless Penny10/12/2006
  Q: We found a penny that is obviously a misstrike, has a lip around the edge and is missing a face ...
  A: You have either a die cap error (possibly worth thousands of dollars), or one of the altered pieces ...
silver coin10/12/2006
  Q: I have a silver coin with the head like a mercury dime. above the head it says LIBERTY. By the neck ...
  A: You have a privately minted silver round, an artistic bullion piece made to facilitate the sale of ...
Two Tailed Bi-Centennial Quarter10/11/2006
  Q: I have a quarter that has tails on both sides it is the Drummer of the Bi centennial Quarter. How ...
  A: The odds are a million to one that this is a novelty coin. There are a couple things you can check ...
2 dollar bill10/10/2006
  Q: its in very good condition, its crisp, the serial number is j01854388a it has a stamp on it theres a ...
  A: I assume you are looking for a value. If your note just had the stamp and cancellation mark, I can ...
UNCIRCULATED 14 COIN EISENHOWER DOLLAR SET10/9/2006
  Q: I AM TRYING TO GET AN IDEA OF THE VALUE OF THIS SET GIVEN TO ME BY AN AUNT SEVERAL YEARS AGO. ...
  A: Assuming you have 2 coins from each year 1971-1978 (except 1975), one each from Philadelphia (no ...
my coin values10/8/2006
  Q: I have a one dollar silver coin 1921 (front: A lady facing left with the words E.Plurbui.unum on the ...
  A: 1921 is the most common date there is for Morgan Dollars. In circulated condition, you could sell ...
US coins10/7/2006
  Q: I just found some US coins and was wondering if they are worth more than they read. I found 1 $1 ...
  A: Unfortunately, all the coins you listed have no added value in circulated condition. There were ...
error quarter10/7/2006
  Q: I have a 1996 two headed quarter with a P on one side and a D on the other, do you know its worth? ...
  A: You have a privately manufactured novelty item known as a Magician's Coin, made by altering two ...
1999 silver proof sets10/7/2006
  Q: Dan... any idea how many complete 1999 silver proof sets there are out there, and how they will ...
  A: There were originally 800,000 of the silver sets made. I would estimate there are at least 500,000 ...
Bicentennial coin10/6/2006
  Q: I have not been able to identify or value this coin: On one side it has Washington and Nixon with ...
  A: Technically this is not a coin -- it is a privately minted silver round -- an artistic bullion ...
misprinted nickel10/5/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 misprinted nickel. what do i do with something like this , and is it worth anything?
  A: There are lots of ways a coin can be "misprinted", so to be able to estimate a value, I would need ...
Proof Sets10/4/2006
  Q: My Father passed away 5 years ago and I inherited his coin collection. This is the first time I am ...
  A: The WWII set was put together by a private company. All the coins in it are pretty common. ...
proof sets10/3/2006
  Q: I have some proof sets from 1970, 1974, 1975,1976 and some proof dollars that have eisenhower on ...
  A: You can see estimated retail values for your proof sets and uncirculated sets here : ...
1921 proof10/3/2006
  Q: how can i tell if my 1921p morgan is a proof
  A: First of all, it must have a mirrored finish to the fields. Then there are die characteristics that ...
cooper pennies10/2/2006
  Q: I would like to know the value of a 1943 cooper pennie, I also have 1943 half cooper half steel. I ...
  A: Genuine 1943 copper cents sell for about $50,000 -- however, certification by PCGS, NGC or ANACS is ...
a 1991 quarter10/1/2006
  Q: i have a quater 1991 with 2 heads
  A: You have a privately manufactured novelty item, known as a Magician's Coin, made by altering two ...
Eisenhower silver dollars; wheat pennies; bicentennial quarters9/27/2006
  Q: I have not been a coin collector. My Uncle recently passed away and I found some coins mainly: ...
  A: Sounds like your typical novelty hoard. Assuming the coins are in circulated condition ... The ...
error quarter9/26/2006
  Q: Dan, Thanks for taking time to try and help me. I have sent photos of this coin for you to see. It ...
  A: This is known as a missing partial clad layer error. The strip that the coin blanks got cut out of ...
roosevelt dime9/26/2006
  Q: I found a dime that only shows 200 as the date. it is missing the last number. it is a Denver mint ...
  A: This is not an extremely rare error. What has happened is that a foreign substance (like machine ...
ARe these coins valuable?9/25/2006
  Q: I have some coins that my grandfather gave me. Can you tell me if any of these coins valuable? ...
  A: The value of your coins wil depend on their condition. Without knowing this, I can only give you ...
One-sided nickle9/24/2006
  Q: I have a 2003-D nickle that has only been stamped on one side?
  A: If your coin is lighter, thinner, and/or slightly smaller in diameter than another nickel, then you ...
state quarters9/24/2006
  Q: I have a collection of us state quarters. Could you give me an idea of their current values? They ...
  A: Unfortunately, if all your coins are in circulated condition, they have no added value. There are ...
$20 gold coin and a few others...9/24/2006
  Q: i have a 1908 $20 dollar gold coin that is in excellent condition that my dad gave me a short while ...
  A: Your 1908 $20 gold piece contains almost an ounce of gold, making it worth almost $600 just for the ...
1877 morgan half9/24/2006
  Q: i was at a antique shop the other day and i asked the owner if he had any coins and he took out a ...
  A: There are several different designs of 1877 half dollar pattern coins with the same obverse design ...
1984 penny it appears to be silver9/24/2006
  Q: I've tried looking up this penny for a while and can not find anything on it. ever seen one ?
  A: All pennies from 1983 on are made almost entirely of zinc, with a thin outer copper layer. ...
double sided quarter9/23/2006
  Q: I have a double sided quarter, everything we look at seems to point to it being real, we have ...
  A: I would bet the farm that it is NOT real. These Magician's coins are made by hollowing out the back ...
nickle9/22/2006
  Q: Is there any rare value to a nickle that was misprinted? Half the face is on half of the nickle. ...
  A: If it's a 2005 nickel, that's the normal design. See the info & pictures here : ...
peace silver dollar 19239/21/2006
  Q: I read a little about 1923 peace dollar, but cannot find out what letter D below O means. I know ...
  A: The "D" refers to the Denver Mint. Other possibilities for a 1923 Peace Dollar are an "S" (for San ...
wheat pennies9/20/2006
  Q: we have several wheat pennies was wondering if they are worth more than one cent
  A: Generally speaking, you can sell common date circulated wheat pennies to just about any coin dealer ...
Kennedy Half dollars9/18/2006
  Q: I have a number of Kennedy half dollars. Eight are dated 1964 which I understand is the last year ...
  A: The 1964 halves are 90% silver and are currently worth $3.25 to $3.50 apiece. The 1965 - 1969 ...
Is there any silver in nickles?9/18/2006
  Q: Aunt gave me her huge nickle collection which she claimed has some silver content before a date. ...
  A: The only nickels that have any silver in them are from the WWII period from 1942 to 1945. These ...
A LINCLON SHOT APRIL 14 1865 COIN9/16/2006
  Q: I have an old worn coin size of a half dollar that has a seated lady on the front and an eagle on ...
  A: Sounds to me like somebody took a normal Seated Liberty half dollar coin and tried to make their own ...
Lincoln cent edge9/15/2006
  Q: found this 1961D cent today. The edge is very pronounced, much wider than the rest of the coin and ...
  A: Somebody has altered this coin after it left the mint. They used some kind of machine to first ...
Silver clad dollars9/15/2006
  Q: I e-mailed you on Sept.7 and appreciate your prompt response. I wrote that I was paid only $4 each ...
  A: All silver dollars dated 1935 and older are made of 90% silver. Eisenhower dollars dated 1971-S, ...
1864 vs 1864L Indian Head Penny9/14/2006
  Q: When one describes the "L" is visible on an 1864L penny, what/where are they refering too? Is it ...
  A: The "L" they refer to is located on the ribbon behind the indian's head. It's also turned sideways, ...
About gold US coin ten dollars9/12/2006
  Q: how much is a 1882 u.s. gold ten dollar worth? (Liberty with 13 stars around) the weight is exactly ...
  A: 1882 is considered one of the more common dates for $10 Gold Eagles. If circulated, its value will ...
lincoln pennys9/11/2006
  Q: i have a penny in my collection that is a 1909 vdb in excellent condition and im not sure if it has ...
  A: Bi Bettie, If it is an "S", you will find the "S" right below the date. Without the S, in lightly ...
Misprint penny9/10/2006
  Q: I have a penny that is between 2003-2006 i'm guessing. There is no date on it what so ever and it ...
  A: It sounds like your coin was struck with too little pressure -- like a test strike. I've heard ...
quarter9/10/2006
  Q: I have found a 2001 Rhode Island quarter where the head is silver and the other side is copper. The ...
  A: Nice find! This is a rather rare error -- quite popular and valuable. In uncirculated condition, ...
Coin Worth?9/9/2006
  Q: I have the following coins in my possession and would like to get a general idea of their worth: 1. ...
  A: I will assume your coins are in average circulated condition : 1. Susan B Anthony 1979 -- no added ...
silver dollars and 2$ bills9/9/2006
  Q: i want to find out what coins are worth money,2$bills and silver dollars
  A: If you provide specific information -- denomination, date, mintmark, condition -- for your coins & ...
coin values9/8/2006
  Q: I have US silver dollars from 1879 and 1880, a 50 cednt coin from1837, and pennies from 1862 to ...
  A: 1879 & 1880 Morgan Silver Dollar are not considered rare dates ... values in circulated condition ...
1874 indian head cent9/6/2006
  Q: have an 1874 indian head cent uncirculated that has bold doubling on united states of america and ...
  A: I do not show a listing for a doubled die 1874 cent anywhere, so I have to question the doubling -- ...
1984 Denver mint set9/5/2006
  Q: Have acquired a 1984 7 coin set in a Prestige case. A center mounted 7th coin is a bronze Denver ...
  A: This is something put together by a private company. There are companies that work with banks and ...
Values online?9/5/2006
  Q: I was looking at PCGS for gold coin values, but I am finding they are very high in their values. Is ...
  A: There is no place online that you can get realistic dealer values for your coins -- they are all ...
2001 Penny9/5/2006
  Q: Moore, hopeing you can help me, i had been saving all my coins and decided to roll them up and cash ...
  A: Sounds like your coins were either somehow smashed after they left the mint, or were struck out of ...
1899 Indian Head Penney Reversed9/3/2006
  Q: I have an 1899 Indian head penny that is stamped in reverse perfectly on both sides. The indian ...
  A: I've never seen anything like what you describe, but I seriously doubt it came from the Mint like ...
2 silver coins9/3/2006
  Q: I have 2 1986 silver dollars with a lady (probably lady liberty) on the front with a sun toward the ...
  A: You have a pair of coins known as American Silver Eagles. These were minted as one ounce silver ...
old money9/2/2006
  Q: I have a 1945 five dime with lady liberty on the front with wings as ears, ( I think). On the back ...
  A: The 1945 Mercury dime is the last year for that series. They made alot of them during the WWII ...
coin worth8/31/2006
  Q: I have a 1989 silver dollar coin with Queen Elizabeth II on the front and a sailship that says East ...
  A: I'm limited in what I can do for you because this is not a U.S. coin -- more likely a coin from a ...
2000 Lincoln penny error?8/31/2006
  Q: I came across this odd looking penny its a 2000 Lincoln penny yet its the size of a dime. Its the ...
  A: Sounds to me like you have a penny struck on a dime blank, worth about $50 Dime blanks are mostly ...
proof sets & mint sets8/30/2006
  Q: What is the difference between U.S. proof sets & U.S. mint sets. Thanks!
  A: Put simply, the difference is in the way the coins are made. The coins in mint sets are made the ...
Columbian half dollar8/30/2006
  Q: This coin says Columbian half dollar 1893 United States of America on one side, and Columbian ...
  A: You have one of the first commemorative coins ever issued by the U.S. Mint. It was issued to ...
1985 silver penny8/27/2006
  Q: I came across a silverish penny. It was minted in 1985 D (Denver?) It looks like it is an error coin ...
  A: You have either : A) a regular penny that has been plated with something like silver, zinc, or ...
US DIME8/22/2006
  Q: I found a dime that has a mans face and over his head it says LIBERTY (all capital letters) and on ...
  A: You have what's known as a Liberty Head or Mercury Dime. These were minted from 1916 to 1945. ...
Penny stamp8/22/2006
  Q: I found this penny that is a 1971 and right about the date it is stamped "OH" Around the letters it ...
  A: You have one of several designs of novelty pennies. Somebody took a normal penny and stamped that ...
Silver half dollar8/16/2006
  Q: I have 75 silver half dllar coins and the dates range from 1971-1995. You could read everything on ...
  A: 1970 was the last year there was any silver in half dollars. From 1971 on, they are just a mixture ...
Coin Grading8/13/2006
  Q: I have a huge estate collection left to me by my father when he passed away. Most of the coins are ...
  A: Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for you. Being able to pick out those valuable MS-69 and ...
Is www.usmint.gov a government agency?8/10/2006
  Q: I read in an earlier email question and answer that the government doesn't sell gold directly. But ...
  A: The coin you would get from bulliondirect is different than the coin you would be getting from the ...
MIS STAMPED PENNY8/10/2006
  Q: I HAVE A PENNY PRINTED IN 1971, IT IS NOT ROUND, IT KIND OF LOOKS LIKE TO BALOONS OVERLAPING. IT ...
  A: Off-Center Strike Error Pennies, like what you describe, generally sell in the $10 to $20 range. It ...
Two Headed Nickel8/4/2006
  Q: I have a two headed 1995 D nickel. This nickel is just a bit thicker than a normal nickel. It is ...
  A: You have a magician's coin, privately made novelty item. It's thicker than a normal coin because it ...
1877 trade dollar8/2/2006
  Q: i have a coin which has been deemed as fake by some and legit by others. it is an 1877 trade dollar ...
  A: I've never heard of a completely missing star before -- that's a pretty big feature to be ...
Value of my Walking Eagle?8/2/2006
  Q: What is the value of my 1917-P Walking Eagle Silver HAlf Dollar? It has no deep sratches. If I were ...
  A: Just guesstimating, from your description, I would say your coin is probably about an XF grade. ...
Silver Dollar8/1/2006
  Q: I have three silver dollars that have no mint mark on them and one with an S. All I need to know is ...
  A: Not having a mint mark means that the coin was minted at the main mint in Philadelphia. In fact, ...
Two Headed Nickel8/1/2006
  Q: I have a two headed nickel that was stamped in 1995 D, Both side. It is stamped with top of head to ...
  A: I get asked about this alot. You have what's known as a magician's coin. It's a privately made ...
silver dollar7/31/2006
  Q: I have a 1906 liberty 1 ounce silver dollar. can you tell me more about it?
  A: You have either a privately minted silver round, or an altered 1986 U.S. Silver Eagle -- there are ...
us coin7/30/2006
  Q: where to go to sell some morgan dollars
  A: To get the best prices, I would suggest you take them to a coin show, where there are many different ...
Wheat pennies7/30/2006
  Q: I'm becoming a coin collector. I find the history of coins very exciting. My question is that i ...
  A: Generally speaking, in circulated condition, those wheat pennies are only going to be worth a few ...
a 1999p Georgia state quarter error7/29/2006
  Q: it is copper can you check and tell me if it really an error or i am wrong. if so can you tell me ...
  A: However, it looks to me like you have a normal quarter that has been exposed to some kind of ...
nickles7/29/2006
  Q: the other day i got a nickle that is dated 1938 and looked unusual to me and I am wondering if it is ...
  A: You have a Buffalo nickel. 1938 was the last year for them, and is not considered a rare date. ...
half dollars7/27/2006
  Q: I just found a bag with 50 rolls of jfk and liberty silver half dollars in a storage place in my ...
  A: Silver values : The 1964 JFKs are worth about $3.50 each The 1965-1969 JFKs are worth about $1.25 ...
Silver dollar7/25/2006
  Q: I've been having a hard time looking up a coin on its worth and history. It's in good condition, on ...
  A: The president on the obverse is Dwight D. Eisenhower. You have an Eisenhower dollar. 1976 is one ...
Coin values7/21/2006
  Q: I have recently recieved several hundred coins. My aunt decided to give them to me. Now, i'm pretty ...
  A: First, here is a website that you can look up retail values for your coins : ...
quarter7/21/2006
  Q: I have a two headed quarter both sides are 1978 and tested by striking with another quarter and they ...
  A: Sorry, but there has never been a genuine two-headed quarter ever found. The way the coin dies are ...
1800 penny coin7/21/2006
  Q: i have a 1800 penny and i was woundering what was some of its history on it backround and how much ...
  A: History about your coin can be found here : ...
kennedy half dollars7/20/2006
  Q: I was recently given 74 Kennedy half dollars dating in the 70's. Are the coins worth more than ...
  A: Unfortunately there are many times more Kennedy halves from the 1970's available than there are ...
1976 Quarter7/16/2006
  Q: I have a 1975 proof set with the 1776-1976 quarter. What is highly unusual about it is that the ...
  A: I have seen 1976 quarters that were missing their clad layer(s) before. However, they were ...
1982 D penny7/16/2006
  Q: I have a 1982 D penny that looks about the same as a steal cent however it is fairly shiny and has ...
  A: 1982 was the first year that the composition of the penny changed from 95% copper, to almost ...
greek coin7/15/2006
  Q: it is a copper colored coin the size of a nickel, thin as a penny. It is 1984, i think. It has the ...
  A: My expertise is U.S. coins, so I don't know exactly what you have, but in my experience, any foreign ...
1950 $100.00 dollar bill in mint & Indian Head Penny7/14/2006
  Q: I have a mint 1950 $100.00 dollar bill in mint and a 1890 Indian Head coin in extremly good ...
  A: Unfortunately there are not a lot of collectors out there for that $100 bill, so it's not worth ...
large cent7/13/2006
  Q: I have a 1843 large cent 1908 dime 1927 quarter also a dime and quarter thats yellow any idea what ...
  A: The value of your coins will depend on their conditions -- I will assume they are in the normal ...
1955 Franklin half dollar7/13/2006
  Q: I purchased an uncirculated 1955 Franklin half dollar some years back. The dealer said it has what ...
  A: Yes, I am well familiar with the "Bugs Bunny Variety" of the Franklin Half. This variety is caused ...
collecting foreign coins7/12/2006
  Q: My son is a Boy Scout. He is working on his Coin Collecting Merit Badge. One requirement is to ...
  A: You should be able to do this for just a few dollars. 3 possible solutions : 1) find a local coin ...
Old U. S. Silver Dollars7/12/2006
  Q: i have six (6) U.S. Silver Dollars from the following years, 1874 (2), 1876, 1896 (2) and 1900. I ...
  A: The 1874 & 1876 dollars are worth $60-$90 each in well-worn condition, and $140-$175 in lightly-worn ...
Coin Value7/10/2006
  Q: I have a 1899-o barber dime i want to sell it for no less then a hundred dollars so u think that is ...
  A: The value of your coin will depend greatly on the condition it's in, so without seeing the coin, ...
old coins7/9/2006
  Q: i hav been left a large quantity of old coins i have a gold looking coin with the words 1751 one ...
  A: I'm unfamiliar with the doubloon you described, but if genuine, it could be worth thousands of ...
value of my penny7/8/2006
  Q: I have a 1974 LINCOLN-KENNEDY PENNNY were they are looking at each other.this uncirculated lincoln ...
  A: These Lincoln-Kennedy pennies are novelty items that were mostly used as an advertising gimmick back ...
difference between 182 pennies7/7/2006
  Q: if have a Lincoln cents collecting book and i don't know ho to tell the difference between the 1982 ...
  A: The Large Date 1982 Lincoln cent has a taller, thicker date then that of the Small Date. Its ...
nickel7/6/2006
  Q: I have a nickel that is 70 years old the year is 1936. On the back it has the buffalo and in front ...
  A: You have what is known as an Indian Head or Buffalo nickel. These were made from a copper/nickel ...
gold coin7/5/2006
  Q: I have a gold US ten dollar coin dated 1899 with the profile head of the statue of liberty lady on ...
  A: Your coin's monetary value (face value) is $10 Its gold melt value is about $300 It's not a rare ...
Error or Missprint Penny7/5/2006
  Q: I have a 2006 penny that does not have the P or D mint stamped on it. Just wanting to know if it is ...
  A: The only reason I can see that anyone would pay you $100 for your pennies has nothing to do with it ...
1883 Hawaiian Coins7/5/2006
  Q: Moore, I have recently inherited a coin collection. In this coin collection I have 4 1883 Hawaiian ...
  A: There are a few different things you can do : 1) Do some looking on eBay and compare your coins ...
1946 Booker T. Washington half-dollar value7/5/2006
  Q: I am an attorney handling an estate in which the decedent left a 1946 Booker T. Washington ...
  A: The 1946 Booker T. Washington is one of the most common of the early commemorative halves -- they ...
Coin Value7/4/2006
  Q: Just curious about the value of an 1865 dime I came across while cleaning my jewelry box out. It is ...
  A: You have actually found an old 3-cent piece. The III on the back is the Roman numeral 3. The coin ...
Statehood7/4/2006
  Q: Moore, Are Statehood quarters currently worth more than .25 cents? And do you think their value ...
  A: Individually, the only state quarters that currently have added value are those that have been ...
misprinted penny7/3/2006
  Q: i have a 1966 penny only stamped on the front the back is blank i would like to know a little more ...
  A: Most likely you have a coin that was altered after it left the mint -- like those that are used in ...
1987 penny not in copper7/3/2006
  Q: My wife was looking in our coin change jar and showed me a 1987 penny that is a gold color?Not like ...
  A: You have a normal penny that has been baked. The composition of pennies was changed in 1982 to be ...
Error7/2/2006
  Q: I have found a new quarter, and I think it might be worth some money. It has Washington's head (the ...
  A: You have a privately made novelty item known as a Magician's Coin. Somebody took two normal coins, ...
missed stamp nickel7/2/2006
  Q: I have a nickel that is dime stamped over a nickel stamp on the front of a nickel and the back side ...
  A: It sounds like somebody created this oddity outside of the Mint -- not likely to have come from the ...
Bank Note7/1/2006
  Q: Greetings Dan, I have a piece of paper which purports to be a $2 banknote from the city trust and ...
  A: You have a piece of obsolete currency known as a broken bank note. These were notes issued by ...
2Gr fine silver 1776 withan eagel on the front of it6/30/2006
  Q: the coin i have my uncle gave it to my dad in a money clip that is gold
  A: This is a bicentennial item that was actually made around 1976. 2 Gr fine silver is a very small ...
penny6/30/2006
  Q: What is the value of 1974 Lincon Kennedy double stamp penny? Or have you ever saw one? I have one in ...
  A: This is a privately made novelty item used mainly for advertising. Someone took a normal penny and ...
coins6/29/2006
  Q: Have so coins that I want know the value of them i have 5 morgan coins 1) 1879,1889,1891,1921 and ...
  A: Assuming your coins are in circulated (worn) condition ... 1879,1889,1891 Morgan dollars = $10.00 ...
lincoln penny6/29/2006
  Q: I have a Lincoln penny dated 1974 with the head of Kennedy faceing Lincoln stamped into it.Is this a ...
  A: These Kennedy-stamped Lincoln pennies were done as a novelty for advertising purposes. They were ...
3 Coin questions6/29/2006
  Q: I have three coin questions. They are pretty general and only hope that you have the answers... 1. ...
  A: Peace dollars from 1922 to 1926, and Morgan dollars from 1921 are considered the most common date ...
misstaped dime6/28/2006
  Q: I have a 2002 misstaped dime i just want to know what the value of the coin would be and can u give ...
  A: I would need to know exactly how your coin was misstamped -- there are so many different ways this ...
German issue Gold coins6/28/2006
  Q: I have a set (9) coins that were my fathers. He got them in Germany in 1966 as a gift from a ...
  A: I'm not familiar with those coins, but they sound like they are privately minted gold bullion ...
first strike coins6/27/2006
  Q: is first strike on ngc graded coins worth more than first day issue coins both are ms70 bought a ...
  A: First strike generally means that the coin was struck at the beginning of the striking run for that ...
1982 Copper Quarter6/27/2006
  Q: I recently obtained a quarter from a gas station. THe date on the quarter is 1982 and it has no ...
  A: Quarters since 1965 are made from a sandwich of metals -- a copper center, covered with a ...
Mercury Dime6/26/2006
  Q: I jave a 1945 Mercury Dime and it's very pretty. Every detail is perfect and the edge of the coin ...
  A: When there is no mintmark, that means the coin was made at the main mint in Philadelphia. For most ...
I HAVE A 1928 DOLLARBILL WHAT THE VALUE6/26/2006
  Q: VALUE OF 1928 DOLLARBILL
  A: The value will depend on the condition of the note, and which type of 1928 note you have. If you ...
1943 U.S. Quarter6/25/2006
  Q: I was wondering how much this is worth. I've held onto it for quite awhile and looked around for ...
  A: 1943 is actually a pretty common date for Washington silver quarters. They minted a lot of them ...
1922 liberty dollor misprint6/23/2006
  Q: what would be the value of my coin? 1922 liberty dollar, is it a misprint? the word trust is ...
  A: TRVST is the normal spelling on all Peace dollars (as well as standing liberty quarters of the same ...
Worth of Penny6/21/2006
  Q: I have a 1975D penny with the Liberty Bell and an outline of the United States on the front of it. ...
  A: You are correct... Somebody stamped the bell & USA images on the coin after it left the mint. This ...
Nicholas L. Deak Coin6/16/2006
  Q: In my fathers estate, several 1/20 ounce gold coins were found. The info. I have found, is the coin ...
  A: I would believe that those coins do actually contain 1/20th ounce of gold each. I have heard of the ...
Indian Head coin6/13/2006
  Q: I found a 1897 Indian Head coin, red in color, I believe it to be in mint condition, with plastic ...
  A: 1897 is not one of the rare dates for Indian Head cents. Its value will depend on exactly which ...
1978 Quarter6/13/2006
  Q: I have a 1978 quarter that is hollow there is nothing inside of it and it is very light, do you ...
  A: It sounds like you have an altered coin -- perhaps the remnants of a Magician's Coin. Without a ...
$20 Gold 1907 Liberty Double Eagle6/13/2006
  Q: I have the above mentioned coin. I cannot find any mint mark on the coin. Where whould I find the ...
  A: The mintmark -- if it has one -- would be located on the back of the coin, below the eagle's tail. ...
dimes6/11/2006
  Q: My father found a large jar of dimes,can you tell me what year and kind I should be looking for that ...
  A: Any dime dated 1964 or older is silver and is currently worth about 60 cents (for the silver). As ...
wheat pennies6/9/2006
  Q: I have a lot of wheat pennies and i would like to know how much my pennies are worth. How much is a ...
  A: Generally speaking, the vast majority of wheat cents are worth about 2 to 3 cents apiece. However ...
1974, 76, 86 lincoln penny6/6/2006
  Q: I have a few pennies that are a little out of the ordinary and I was wondering if you could tell me ...
  A: I couldn't be sure without a first-hand inspection, but it sounds like your 1976 penny has been gold ...
misprinted us dime6/4/2006
  Q: It is a US dime. Everything on it is normal except for the date which appears as "200". What would ...
  A: I've been asked about this kind of error a lot. The missing digit is usually caused by a foreign ...
Susan B. Anthony Dollars6/3/2006
  Q: I have 2 rolls of 1979 Susan B Anthony coins uncirculated-still in original wrappers. What is the ...
  A: While the coin dealer wholesale price sheet lists a 20-coin roll at $25, the problem is finding ...
mis- stamp coins5/31/2006
  Q: I received roosevelt dime in changin July of 1994, that has the last number of the year missing and ...
  A: The amount that your coin was struck off-center would be considered minor (less than 20%) to error ...
value of penny collection5/23/2006
  Q: My Mother has a collection of old pennies that are priced and in coin folders but don't know when ...
  A: It sounds like it's been a very long time since those coins have had current prices assigned to ...
1964D Roosevelt Dime5/22/2006
  Q: I found this 1964D dime that has doubling on the reverse side lettering(photos sent to ...
  A: clear pictures -- they removed any doubt. Your coin clearly exhibits what's known as strike ...
1926 Penny5/20/2006
  Q: I am curious about a 1926 wheat penny that I have. It looks perfectly normal, but sounds very ...
  A: Older pennies -- those from before 1982 -- are composed almost entirely of copper. Whereas modern ...
US Mint Coin5/20/2006
  Q: I found a strange coin in a roll of pennies. The coin is the same size as a penny. The front of the ...
  A: What you've found is not actually a coin -- it's a token. These tokens were put into some years of ...
Silver Half Dollar 1892-18935/19/2006
  Q: I have 2 coins, 1 dated 1892 and the other 1893. They sound like silver, and on the front is a ...
  A: These are Columbian Exposition Commemorative Half Dollars -- made by the U.S. Mint, and they are 90% ...
Hi Dan: I am in the process...5/18/2006
  Q: I am in the process of moving and have come upon a large number of US Mint Uncirculated coins that ...
  A: Those uncirculated sets could add up to a good chunk of change! You could sell them at any coin ...
misprinted nickle5/17/2006
  Q: I have a misprinted nickle that is way off center on both sides.Is there any value and if so what ...
  A: The value of an off-center coin is generally based on how far off-center it has been struck, with ...
Morgan Silver Dollars5/17/2006
  Q: I received quite a few coins, from pennies to dollars dating from the 1800's, I have no idea what ...
  A: The dollars you list are relatively common dates for Morgan Dollars, and the 1921's are the most ...
Vermont State Quarter Flaw5/17/2006
  Q: I have a Vermont state quarter in good condition in which the "y" in the word unity was clearly ...
  A: This is a relatively common error caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) getting into ...
1889 P Morgan Dollar MS665/14/2006
  Q: I would like to know the value of an 1889 P Morgan silver dollar certified by PCGS.
  A: 1889 is a tougher date in the high grade of MS-66. A fair price you could expect from a dealer is ...
Morgan dollar5/13/2006
  Q: I would like to know the value of a certified MS66 Morgan dollar? PCGS,NGC,or ICG.
  A: PCGS is generally considered the preferred company to certify your uncirculated Morgan Dollar. NGC ...
1972 ike dollar5/13/2006
  Q: I have a 1972 ike dollar, my question is when I turn it over the image is upside down. Is that how ...
  A: The answer will depend on which way you are flipping the coin. If you are holding the coin at the ...
mint error on washington quarter5/11/2006
  Q: have a wash quarter with no date its blank, and on the reverse united states is not there, also the ...
  A: Sorry, but your coin would have to be examined first-hand by an expert to determine if the missing ...
2 Misprint half dollar coins5/11/2006
  Q: I got 2 Misprint US half dollar coins. One is 1995 half dollar coin with head on both side. The ...
  A: These are privately manufactured novelty items known as "Magician's Coins". To make one of these ...
Indiana quarter5/10/2006
  Q: I found a 2002 Indiana quarter a couple years ago that is only "silver" or silver colored on the ...
  A: This is what's known as a missing clad layer error. The copper sheets used to cut coin blanks out ...
Two Headed George Washington Quarter5/9/2006
  Q: The coin is 2 headed George Washington Quarter dated 1789 gold. I was wanting to know the value of ...
  A: Aaron, The 1789 is a modern, privately minted medal made of brass -- worth a couple dollars. As ...
Coin grading Services5/5/2006
  Q: I see a lot of different grading services, I know PCGS,NGC,&ICG but wondered if you have any ...
  A: I have not had any personal experience with this grading company. But from what I see on ebay, the ...
1964 Double Die Quarter5/5/2006
  Q: Sir,I purchased a set of 64 coins still in the mint packing.I was looking at the coins last night ...
  A: While there are known cases of doubled die 1964-D quarters, I cannot find any reference to one with ...
What is this coin?5/2/2006
  Q: Found 7 inches down in the ground. One side looks silver and like a U.S. Half dollar coin in size ...
  A: I don't know exactly what you have, however... It sounds like a combination of two coins -- a U.S. ...
pennies5/1/2006
  Q: I heard that they are currently collecting pennies dated between 1959 and 1982. Could you tell me ...
  A: There are some speculators out there that are hoarding these pennies because they are almost ...
Silver Dollars4/26/2006
  Q: I have 25 siver dollars. They have Ike Eisenhower on the front with the dated 1776-1976. On the back ...
  A: This is one of the highest mintage of the Eisenhower Dollars -- they minted them for 2 years (and ...
Unusual new penny4/24/2006
  Q: Could you kindly help me with the identification or origin of what appears to be a new(copper over ...
  A: This is not actually a penny. It's a token that is included in the sets of Mint Uncirculated Coins ...
lincoln penny4/23/2006
  Q: I have a 1976S very fine condition lincoln penny. I cannot find where they minted an S version. I ...
  A: The "S" mintmark indicates that your coin was minted at the San Francisco Mint. During this year, ...
found 1911nickle?4/23/2006
  Q: I have come accross a 1911 nickle with a V on the back side and the shield on the front. It appears ...
  A: 1911 is not a rare date for Liberty Head ("V") nickels. If all the letters in LIBERTY on the ...
the value of coin cleaning4/23/2006
  Q: Why would cleaning your coins decrease their value? It would seem to demonstrate their brilliance ...
  A: Cleaning dirt/grime off coins with a mild dish soap, as long as you don't do any harsh scrubbing, is ...
Whats it worth?4/22/2006
  Q: Was wondering if you happen to know the value of a 1776 - 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar, ...
  A: This is one of the most common dates there is for Kennedy Halves, because they minted them for 2 ...
coins for identify4/19/2006
  Q: I have 50 items of rare U.S & World coins. I could not identify 4 items of them. They do not have ...
  A: If they do not have a date or denomination, they are likely some kind of token or medal. Try ...
wheat penny4/17/2006
  Q: I have a 1920 S wheat penny. It's in real good shape. The only thing odd about it is that it ...
  A: 1920-S is not a really rare date -- in lightly worn condition it's worth about $6.00 However, if ...
1972 penny with outline of West Virginia4/8/2006
  Q: Could you tell me the worth of a 1972 Lincoln Penny with an outline of West Virginia and a "W.Va." ...
  A: This is one of a set of 50 novelty coins -- one for each state. Somebody took a new roll of 1972 ...
Silver Dollars and Half Dollars4/3/2006
  Q: My sister's and I have recently inherited a coin collection belonging to our father. There are ...
  A: The Eisenhower dollars from 1971 to 1977 are worth $1.10 apiece -- they're not actually silver. I ...
Possible misprinted penny3/29/2006
  Q: I have a 2003 D penny that looks like they made a misprint on the date. It looks like it says 2063 ...
  A: I haven't heard of anything (like what you describe) with the 2003 cents. I suggest you have the ...
identify coins3/27/2006
  Q: Can I send you the pictures of coins by postal service?
  A: You can mail pictures to me, but (not knowing what coins you have) you may end up spending more ...
delaware coin3/24/2006
  Q: i have a coin almost the size of a fifty cent piece. It was dug up on some property in sussex county ...
  A: You have what is classified as a "Maverick" Merchant Token, from the 1840's. I don't know what the ...
1874 cc half dollar with odd character3/23/2006
  Q: I have a 1874 half dollar,with arrows at the date, which has an odd set of charaters on it. The coin ...
  A: Since that area of the coin is supposed to be blank, I can only surmise that somebody altered the ...
Clad commerative penny3/21/2006
  Q: I found a 1976 "clad" penny that has the imprint of both the liberty bell and a U.S. outline on the ...
  A: While this could be considered "commemorative", it more accurately should be classified as a novelty ...
unstruck reverse 1961 D lincoln penny3/17/2006
  Q: I have a 1961D Lincoln penny with the reverse completely unstruck. Value, rare? thankyou steve ...
  A: This could happen if two blank planchets got into the press together, causing one to get stamped ...
Private (?)1983 Uncirculated mint set3/11/2006
  Q: I have inherited my grandmothers coin collection. In it I found a letter from Coin World regarding ...
  A: For some reason, the U.S. Mint did not produce any Mint Sets in 1982 & 1983 -- I don't know why. ...
rare quarters2/27/2006
  Q: I'M INTERESTED IN HOW 2 IDENTIFY A MISS PRINTED WISCONSON QUARTER WITH THE CORNSTALK,COW HEAD AND ...
  A: This error has to do with the appearance of an extra leaf on the left side of the corn stalk. There ...
Eisenhower dollars2/20/2006
  Q: For a number of reasons Ike dollars never were embraced by the general public for circulation. ...
  A: I don't think those Ike dollars are in the reserve vaults anymore, and if they are, I'm not sure ...
Confederate Restrike Coins2/18/2006
  Q: I have two Confederate Restrike coins, one is a half dollar and one is a cent. I can't find the ...
  A: Unfortunately, you have modern copies of those rare restrike coins. They are still minting these ...
Morgan DMPL's2/15/2006
  Q: If a bid were to be offered at auction for 1(ONE) each, 1890-P, and 1898-O, DMPL,Morgans,...deep ...
  A: 1898-O DMPL is not a rare date and 1890 DMPL is only a little better. The first thing you have to ...
1925s Buffalo Nickel with extra text on rim??2/13/2006
  Q: Moore, You recently answered a question quite honestly and professionally without ignoring details ...
  A: I examined your pictures and feel that the backwards UNITED was caused by contact with another coin ...
1922 Peace Dollar missing an L in Liberty2/11/2006
  Q: I have a coin that when purchased (circulated) was missing the L in Liberty. It's a 1922 Peace ...
  A: I'm not seeing any evidence in your picture of the "L" being scraped away, but if under strong ...
value of a screwed up coin2/5/2006
  Q: i found a 1955 penny. as far as i know its just an ordinary coin. except for 1 thing. where the date ...
  A: It sounds like something happened during the stamping of the coin. Stamping errors are much more ...
verious coins1/28/2006
  Q: 1907 Half dollar back worn more than front - O on back under eagle. 1897 Indian head cent - brown, ...
  A: Here are the values : 1907-O Barber Half -- $7.00 1897 Indian head cent -- $1.00 1922 Peace dollar ...
strange quarter1/24/2006
  Q: I recently found a quarter sized coin that isn't stamped on either side. It's the same size as a ...
  A: It sounds like an unstamped quarter (or blank planchet) error. This happens more often than you ...
misprinted Louisana State Quarter1/14/2006
  Q: I came across a Louisiana Sate Quarter 2002. On the front the words "United States Of America" ...
  A: This is a rather exagerated example of a relatively common minting error, caused by a foreign ...
American Silver Eagle Dollar1/14/2006
  Q: How many American Eagles were produced each year? Are all Eagles produced the same way?
  A: Silver Eagles are produced in both uncirculated and proof strikes. The proofs are stuck repeatedly ...
silver content of US coins1/12/2006
  Q: I know that U S silver coins were mostly silver until 1965. Exactly how much pure silver is in older ...
  A: Wartime nickels contain .05626 oz. Pre-1965 dimes contain .07234 oz. Per-1965 quarters contain ...
Shippin a collection1/11/2006
  Q: Sir, I am trying to help my dad ship a coin collection across country. He is relocating to ...
  A: The safest way to ship them is via USPS Registered Mail. Take a trip to your local Post Office and ...
Shippin a collection1/11/2006
  Q: Sir, I am trying to help my dad ship a coin collection across country. He is relocating to ...
  A: The safest way to ship them is via USPS Registered Mail. Take a trip to your local Post Office and ...
Commemorative 1 cent1/10/2006
  Q: MY dad worked for CTA Bus lines in Chicago. He brought us kids home Commemorative 1 cent coins, ...
  A: This is a novelty item -- not made at the U.S. Mint. Somebody took a normal penny, manually stamped ...
proof sets1/8/2006
  Q: i have a 1986-s proof set that i got a few years back with the penny through the half dollar, all ...
  A: Generally they will be worth more individually because a collector that just wants one or two coins ...
Pennies with a small "s" below the date1/1/2006
  Q: What is the significance of an "s" below the date on some pennies? Does this make them worth ...
  A: The "S" below the date is called a mintmark. It signifies that the coin was made at the San ...
coin collection12/31/2005
  Q: My father was a coin collector. We have several Whitman blue books with mercury dimes1916-1945 ...
  A: If your only interest is to sell the coins, and as long as the books are in a dry place now, I ...
1993 $5 American Eagle gold coins12/29/2005
  Q: I have a set of 4 Amer. Eagle $5 gold coins. Two of the coins are dated 1993 but the other two have: ...
  A: The Roman numerals on the 1991 coins is normal -- that's how they were all made that year. The Mint ...
dime with tails on both sides12/20/2005
  Q: While looking through some mercury and other dimes I came across one with tails on both sides ...
  A: Details about these double tailed coins can be found here : ...
Numistrust-NTC12/17/2005
  Q: Recently purchased 1923-S peace dollar in MS-65 from NTC. I am not familiar with NTC. How does NTC ...
  A: I am familiar with NTC. Unfortunately, they very regularly either overgrade their coins or certify ...
1976 Gold plated half dollar12/16/2005
  Q: I have an uncirculated, 1976 Gold-plated Kennedy half dollar issued because of the Bi-centennial. It ...
  A: 1976 is one of the most common dates for Kennedy Halves. And since somebody gold-plated it (not ...
Golden penny 199112/7/2005
  Q: Ok, question isnt gonna be till around the end of this. I have been unable to find any information ...
  A: It's prettymuch impossible for this to be a real gold penny. In that time period, the only gold ...
Penny question!12/3/2005
  Q: The coin in question is a 1994 D Zinc penny I am sure it is not a steel penny and I believe it to be ...
  A: In 1982 the mint changed the composition of all pennies to be all Zinc with a thin outer copper ...
1907 "V" nickel w/ mark on face12/2/2005
  Q: Are there 1907 "V" nickels with a deep mark on Liberty's face that extends in an arc from beneath ...
  A: This is not a normal mark to be on the coin. I would have to think it happened at some time after ...
DOUBLE SIDED QUARTER VALUE12/1/2005
  Q: I FOUND AN OLD SILVER QUARTER WITH NO HEAD OR DATE ON IT JUST AN EAGLE ON BOTH SIDES AND I WAS ...
  A: Almost certainly you have a novelty item known as a Magician's Coin. Somebody altered 2 normal ...
war nickels12/1/2005
  Q: how many 5 cent peices does it take to make an oz. of silver. I have 1000+ and some are only worth ...
  A: The only nickels that contain any silver are those dated 1942-1945 and have a large letter (P, D, or ...
Fact or Fiction ?11/29/2005
  Q: I heard that a rare dime was used in a purchase so that it would go into circulation. This was done ...
  A: This is occasionally done in coordination with the American Numismatic Association, usually in ...
foriegn coins (oriental?) and tarnished Gorgia quarter?11/27/2005
  Q: Question 1. My father in-law was a coin collector. after his death in 1974 we found a box of coins. ...
  A: 1) You have an 1871 One Cent piece from Ceylon (and that is Queen Victoria), worth 50 cents to a ...
1880 IHC - ROTATED REVERSE11/27/2005
  Q: I've an 1880 Indian Head Cent with a rotated reverse. The rotation is approximately 170 degrees ...
  A: To get the maximum value for your coin you would need to sell it to a collector, rather than a ...
Jefferson nickle11/22/2005
  Q: I recieved as change a jefferson nickle. It is a 1982 D or P. It is not in great shape. It looks ...
  A: I don't have a definitive answer for you. Without a first-hand inspection, it's really difficult ...
value current mkt.11/21/2005
  Q: value- 1943 silver wheatback penny. has usa silver on one side. in excellent condition.
  A: You have either an altered coin or a silver round. 1943 U.S. cents were made of steel, coated with ...
Star notes11/19/2005
  Q: I received a $100.00 star note bill at my bank and wondered if it is worth more than face value?It ...
  A: In almost uncirculated condition, your note is currently only worth a couple dollars more than face ...
1880 Morgan Silver Dollar11/16/2005
  Q: I found this in my old jewelry box. It's a 1880 Morgan silver dollar (the "m" is at base of neck and ...
  A: Your 1880 Morgan Dollar was indeed minted in Philadelphia. It's not a rare date. In circulated ...
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: You have a manufactured novelty item, known as a Magician's Coin, that was made by altering two ...
two buffalo nickles11/7/2005
  Q: I have two buffalo nickles encased in cardboard holders. 1.1925-D graded EF (was told by another ...
  A: Without seeing the coins, and assuming they ARE graded correctly : 1925-D XF = $60.00 1925 VF = ...
Proof or graded coins value11/4/2005
  Q: As a new investor/collector I find a lot of variables that seem almost impossible to judge. My ...
  A: That's a tough question with no easy answer. There's no way to tell what future trends will be -- ...
1995 mint uncirculated US set10/30/2005
  Q: I have a 1995 mint set that came folded (one side p, the other d) and then inserted into a small ...
  A: It sounds like some person has taken a mint set out of its packaging and put it into some other kind ...
Rare nickel10/25/2005
  Q: very good condition, 2 headed nickel- 1 side says 1995 -other side says 2000- 1st side straight -2nd ...
  A: You would need to have it examined by an expert. Check out the ANACS website for a list of the ...
strange penny10/24/2005
  Q: i have a penny that is a lincoln head penny but on the side with the lincoln head there is a small ...
  A: This is a novelty item, made from a normal penny that somebody stamped with Kennedy's head. These ...
1995 uncirculated set10/23/2005
  Q: I have a 1995 uncirculated set in a small square box. I haven't been able to find anything ...
  A: I would guess that somebody has taken the coins -- either from an uncirculated set, or from ...
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: You have been paying VERY FAIR prices for those $20 gold pieces. As long as you stick to the PCGS ...
silver coins10/15/2005
  Q: What year was the last year silver was minted in dimes,quarters,half dollars and dollars. thank you
  A: For normal circulation coins, the last year for solid silver dimes, quarters and halves was 1964. ...
1946 Wheat Penny10/15/2005
  Q: I have a 1946 wheat penny, which would be no big deal, but there is something weird about it, it has ...
  A: I don't know what exactly it is, but it is not part of the normal design. Most likely it was either ...
Silver dollars10/13/2005
  Q: What is the worth of a NGC MS69 2005 silver eagle? What is the worth of a Quality Grading ...
  A: The 2005 Silver Eagle NGC MS-69 coins have been selling in the $15 to $20 range on eBay. Quality ...
Colorized coins10/13/2005
  Q: What is your opinion about the colorized coins that are out there? In particular, what about the ...
  A: My personal opinion is that they are a pretty novelty item, you can buy them if you like them, but ...
1922 Peace dollar10/12/2005
  Q: How do I tell if a 1922 Peace Dollar is a general circulation coin as opposed to a Matte or Satin ...
  A: The 1922 matte or satin finish coins are proof coins, which means they were repeatedly struck with ...
Wheat Penny10/12/2005
  Q: A family member found a wheat penny a few years back. The odd thing about it is there is no front ...
  A: It is possible it could be either manually altered or was struck with 2 blanks in the press (causing ...
Bicentennial Coin - Background and Value10/11/2005
  Q: I'm trying to track down some background information and approximate value of a coin my grandmother ...
  A: The reason it's so hard to find info about what you have is because it's technically not a coin. ...
two headed nickel10/10/2005
  Q: I found a Jefferson nickel with 1986 on one side and 1977 on the other. Both sides are heads. I work ...
  A: It is physically impossible for the Mint to make a two-headed coin with dates 9 years apart. 1) the ...
1.00 silver coin10/9/2005
  Q: my buddy has a 1923 silver dollar with a mistake . the "trust" is spelled "trvst" . He wanted to no ...
  A: TRVST is the normal spelling for all Peace dollars -- thet's just the way they did it back then ...
1843 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar10/5/2005
  Q: I have what looks to be an 1843 Seated Liberty Dollar. After doing some research on line I have not ...
  A: Nick, I cannot be absolutely sure without actually seeing the coin, but with all the counterfeits ...
US CURRENCY MISPRINT10/2/2005
  Q: I HAVE A 1981 10DOLLAR BILL WITH HALF OF THE BACK SIDE MISPRINTED WITH HALF OF THE FRONT SIDE. IT IS ...
  A: From your description, it sounds like a mis-fed sheet caused extra ink to be deposited on the bed of ...
Coin misprint?9/30/2005
  Q: I have come across a nickel that might be a misprint, i have gon in circles wit ha few other dealers ...
  A: The only known authentic U.S. coins ever found were three quarters and one dime -- all two-tailed. ...
The 1979 US $1 coin – is...9/28/2005
  Q: The 1979 US $1 coin – is it of any worth beyond face value? And if you also are “expertâ€? in ...
  A: Generally speaking, they made so many of the 1979 SBA dollars, that they will never be worth much, ...
jefferson full steps9/22/2005
  Q: I have a couple of 1962 jefferson nickles in a cellophane package. It looks like it was cut off from ...
  A: The only price guide I have for full step nickels only lists this one up to grade MS-65 FS, at $90 ...
1967 Dime Reverse9/18/2005
  Q: I found a 1967 dime that has a perfect circle aroung the trees and torch on the reverse side. I can ...
  A: Most likely this is damage caused by a coin rolling or counting machine. I've seen this on many ...
It's a 1788 massachusets quater....9/18/2005
  Q: It's a 1788 massachusets quater. I'ts painted with gray, red ,gold and navy blue paint. I don't ...
  A: Not sure what your question is, but I assume you want to know the value. This is a regular quarter ...
Errors in coins9/17/2005
  Q: I have received some rolls of Kansas state quarters P & D from the mint. My question is some of ...
  A: I've seen this on other state quarters -- identical rough spots in the same location on different ...
trade dollars9/16/2005
  Q: what is a trade dollar 1879 us trade dollar silver
  A: I'm not sure if you're asking what the coin is, or what it's worth, so.... You can see a picture ...
Cameo silver eagles9/15/2005
  Q: I recently acquired two 2005 Silver eagles one is a PCGS PR69DCAM First Strike. The second is a ...
  A: The 69 in the grade is unrelated to the amount of cameo -- it's the grader's opinion ot the coin in ...
american eagle one ounce silver bullion coin9/10/2005
  Q: Its a 1994 walking liberty silver dollar; back side has united states of america 13 stars in an up ...
  A: You have one of the rarest dates for these Proof Silver Eagles. With all the original Mint ...
type of coins8/30/2005
  Q: I have a coin that has george washingtons face on the front with the words george washington ...
  A: From the sounds of it, you have a Washington medal that was struck sometime in the 1970's. For ...
Dime8/25/2005
  Q: I have found a 1965 all silver rooseevelt dime, I found it while cleaning, it and a lot of other ...
  A: If your coin is genuine, it is an extremely rare Transitional Error piece, with an estimated value ...
coin real or novelty8/20/2005
  Q: A friend obtained one of the first circulated Delaware coins from a store cashier. One side of the ...
  A: Sounds like a missing clad layer error. This is caused when the long metal strip (that coin blanks ...
Commemrative Silver Eagle8/18/2005
  Q: I have what I think is a Silver Eagle,year 2000. On one side is a Silver Eagle, with United States ...
  A: You have a privately minted replica of a silver eagle. There have been several companies that have ...
Silver coin I have - need identified8/15/2005
  Q: I bought a large silver coin in proof condition; in a strong plastic holder. Bigger and heaver that ...
  A: This is a privately minted silver medal or token -- probably from Franklin Mint or a similar ...
1985d cent with blue white color like 1943 cent8/14/2005
  Q: i recently came across a 1985 d white blue penny is this common or some sort of error
  A: It sounds like you have an unfinished planchet error. All pennies since 1983 are made almost ...
COIN CANT FIND ANY INFO 19768/11/2005
  Q: I HAVE A COIN DATED 1776-1976 BROZEN I CANT FIND NO INFO ON IT ITS ABOUT 1 1/2 IN DIAMETER I HAVE ...
  A: I got your pictures. I don't have any specific information about your "First Coining Meeting" ...
Mint mark8/10/2005
  Q: While Metal Detecting at a old slave school in SC-- I found a 1925 mercury head dime in a old snuff ...
  A: What you are actually seeing is a monogram for the designor's initials -- Adolph Weinman -- that ...
value of a nickel8/9/2005
  Q: Do you know anything about this two headed nickel? I'm sending a scan of it to your email address. ...
  A: I didn't receive your email, but I probably don't need to. It's impossible for a genuine coin to ...
50 States quarters8/6/2005
  Q: I have two quarters, both 1999, one is gold plated the other plain business strike. they are both ...
  A: Die cracks have limited collector interest, and so limited added value -- maybe a couple dollars. ...
Penny "200_"8/5/2005
  Q: Dan, I found a penny yesterday that looks like it was stamped funny. The only raised numerals for ...
  A: This is a relatively common error caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) getting into ...
EAGLE FLAG7/24/2005
  Q: FRONT8 LITTLE STARS TOP EAGLE HOLDING UNITEDSTATES FLAG SMALL EAGLE ON FLAG POLE 2 LEAVES AT BOTTOM ...
  A: You have one of the relatively common one ounce silver rounds that have been privately minted over ...
1965 small dime7/21/2005
  Q: I own a US 1965 dime, but it is only 10 mm (3/8") in diameter. I acquired it some 20 years ago while ...
  A: You have a privately minted novelty item -- sometimes referred to as "mini money" or "inflation ...
Different colors of state quarters7/20/2005
  Q: While looking through uncirculated bank rolls of state quarters I have found grey,black, blue, red, ...
  A: and the pictures. From what I can see, it just looks like those colored quarters were exposed to ...
value of a blank coin7/18/2005
  Q: i have a 1944 wheat penny that is blank on the back.what is the value
  A: I would need to see your coin to determine if it was done that way at the mint, or altered after it ...
1965 SMS7/18/2005
  Q: I've had a 1965 SMS for many years now, and I just took a close look at it and found that the ...
  A: Your dime's value will depend on what kind of doubling it has -- strike or die. There is a good ...
Eisenhower Dollar7/16/2005
  Q: Looking for information or litature on specific identification markings to determine difference ...
  A: These different types only apply to 1971 and 1972 Eisenhower dollars -- everything from 1973 on is ...
US Coins7/15/2005
  Q: I am interested in the approximate value (both replacement and if sold to a dealer) for the ...
  A: Here are my estimates : Eisenhower Dollar set : $150 from a dealer -- $200 to replace Franklin ...
1988 Marshall Islands $5 coin7/5/2005
  Q: This is a 1988 Marshall Islands $5 space shuttle Discovery coin. On the front is the space shuttle ...
  A: Unfortunately, these privately minted Marshall Islands coins are essentially worthless. They are ...
1935 D $I SILVER CERTIFICATE7/2/2005
  Q: I HAVE A SERIES 1935 D $1 SILVER CERTIFICATE. IT HAS NO OBVIOUS FOLDS, SEEMS TO BE IN VERY GOOD ...
  A: 1935-D is a relatively common series for silver certificates -- they are readily available at most ...
value of silver dollars from 1879 to 18907/1/2005
  Q: have silver dollars 1879 to 1890 from my dad. need to know what kind of value they have. Not ...
  A: Generally, common date circulated Morgan Dollars sell in the $8 to $10 range. If you send me a list ...
1879 Morgan CC6/28/2005
  Q: Could you give me a value on this coin? I would say it is in good condition.
  A: 1879-CC is one of the rare dates for Morgan Dollars. It's value will vary widely, depending on its ...
IS THERE A NEWLY MINTEDLIBERTY 2005 NICKLE WITH A BUFFALO ON THE BACK AND FRANKLIN HEAD ON THE FRONT6/27/2005
  Q: Is there a newly minted 2005 Liberty nickle with a Franklin man's head on the front and a buffalo on ...
  A: There is a new commemorative nickel series currently being produced by the Mint. The current nickel ...
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: You have what is known as an unfinished planchet error. The metal strip that the coin blanks are ...
1900 Morgan6/23/2005
  Q: I recently acquired a 1900 Morgan (no mint under wreath) it has no toning, and a very bright finish ...
  A: Most likely your coin is genuine, and is either in prooflike condition or has been polished. If it ...
why coin edges differ6/21/2005
  Q: Why do U.S. quarters and dimes have ridges, while pennies and nickels have smooth edges? Thank you ...
  A: Dimes, quarters, half dollars, and the older dollar coins all had reeded edges because they used to ...
Washington coin or medal6/19/2005
  Q: I have a coin or medal that says 1st president George Washington 1789-1797 I was wondering if it was ...
  A: There are many different Washington medals like this, rangind in value from less than $1 to over ...
certification6/17/2005
  Q: My questions are very simple. 1- What is your opinion of certification of coins and currency? ...
  A: 1. Certification is necessary for the inexperienced, especially for authentication. Unfortunately ...
Value of a Jefferson Nicket Collection B Head6/17/2005
  Q: I have a Jefferson Nickel Collection in a portfolio 1938-1998 does it have any value I also have a ...
  A: If your set includes all the coins minted at all 3 mints -- Philadelphia Denver and San Francisco -- ...
A gold quarter in circulation?6/16/2005
  Q: I have run across a gold plated bicentennial quarter in my pocket change recently and was wondering ...
  A: You're right -- the only gold plated quarters are those that were plated by private individuals or ...
Silver Round Draped Bust Heraldic Eagle Dollar6/12/2005
  Q: I have what appears to be a reeded silver round draped bust liberty dollar with heraldic eagle ...
  A: Sorry but you just have a common silver round -- one of hundreds of different kinds privately minted ...
2000 dime mint error.6/11/2005
  Q: I have a 2000 dime that is copper on one side and Nickle on the other. It isn't double stamped or ...
  A: You have what is known as an unfinished planchet error. Part of the strip of metal that the coin ...
?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: You have a normal penny that has undergone either a chemical or heat treatment. Today's pennies are ...
COIN I.D.6/10/2005
  Q: I have a coin, Obv:37 mm dia. 310.3 gr. eagle w/wings spread,legs extended rt. American flag on ...
  A: Technically, what you have is not a coin, but rather a silver round. It was privately minted (not ...
1857 coin6/9/2005
  Q: Cleaning out an old jewelry box of mine I came across a 1857 gold coin. I remember getting it 30 ...
  A: You have a replica of a Fractional California Gold Piece (1/2 dollar denomination). Depending on ...
i want to know if a quater i found is valuable6/6/2005
  Q: i have a 1787 pennsylvania quarter that i found.its looks like a woman holding her arm up and one ...
  A: You have one of the new commemorative state quarters. Along with the 1787 date at the top, you will ...
vaule of U.S. mint proof sets6/4/2005
  Q: value of proof sets 1969,1968,1970,1971,1972,1973,1975 penny,nickleand dime in case with 1976 half ...
  A: Proof Set Values : 1968 -- $5.00 1969 -- $5.25 1970 -- $11.25 1971 -- $4.00 1972 -- $3.40 1973 -- ...
1890 penny6/3/2005
  Q: I found an 1890 penny in my back yard, how can I clean it up and is it worth anything.
  A: Cleaning your coin is not recommended. Any kind of abrasive cleaning will only make the value of ...
washington quarters6/1/2005
  Q: I have a washington quarter (New Jersey) that has no mint stamped on it. What is it worth if ...
  A: Most likely it was caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) getting into the die and ...
new state quarters5/31/2005
  Q: Examining my change a few months ago I noticed I had one of the new state quarters that has the ...
  A: You have what is known as a Magician's Coin. This coin was expertly manufactured from two normal ...
New Quarters5/22/2005
  Q: I was looking throgh some quarters recently and found one of the new quarters that was printed with ...
  A: You have a novelty item, known as a Magician's Coin, manufactured from two normal quarters, that ...
copper in coins5/19/2005
  Q: how come copper is added to a coin's metal what does the copper do?
  A: Copper is relatively cheap, maleable, and non-magnetic -- well suited for coin production. Copper & ...
1939 silver winged dime5/14/2005
  Q: how would i find out if this dime is worth anything? it is a 1932 all silver dime, the face has ...
  A: You have what's known as a "Winged Liberty Head" or "Mercury" dime. They were minted from 1916 to ...
Misprint quarter5/11/2005
  Q: ------------------------- Thank You for responding so quickly! Are there any other quarters of that ...
  A: There are several other similar novelty quarters like this : Texas -- Pres. Bush on a horse, with a ...
$10 indian head gold coin 1912 mint5/11/2005
  Q: sir since i can remember my family has been in possesion of the above coin, my grandfather brought ...
  A: In order to determine if your coin was minted in San Francisco, look at the back side, to the left ...
1985d nickel5/6/2005
  Q: have you ever heard of a variation with this coin as to where the mint mark is placed. i have three ...
  A: I haven't heard anything specifically about that nickel. I'm pretty sure that the mintmark is one ...
nickle misprint5/4/2005
  Q: you can see it's a nickle but it's printed as a penny 1962D how much is it worth?
  A: While a nickel struck on a cent planchet is a well-known error (worth $100-$200), a cent struck on a ...
Deep Cameo Proof Coins5/2/2005
  Q: I hear a lot about "deep cameo" coins. What makes a coin a deep cameo? Is it struck more times than ...
  A: Deep Cameo refers to the difference in contrast between the frosty surface of the portrait, and the ...
i have a 1920 mercury dime...4/30/2005
  Q: i have a 1920 mercury dime but on the back of it is awheathead penny on the cover of the rapping it ...
  A: You didn't specify, but I assume your coin is silver colored on the dime side and copper colored on ...
1944 Wheat Back4/28/2005
  Q: It is a 1944 Lincoln penny but there is no staping on the back, I think it was a reject.
  A: Most likely your coin has been altered at some time after it left the mint. Check the weight -- it ...
1934 US Dollar Bill4/27/2005
  Q: I learned that there have been a production of 1934 one (1) US Dollar silver coin but I would like ...
  A: The paper dollars issued as Series of 1934 are known as Silver Certificates. They are also called ...
morgan dollar that has no date4/27/2005
  Q: i got hold of morgan dollar that looks old, it is similar to morgan dollars in my collection but the ...
  A: I have seen 1oz silver rounds that are exactly as you describe -- except not worn. And they have ...
1952 Half Dollar4/26/2005
  Q: I have a 1952 half dollar that has a double image on the one side of Booker T. Washington and George ...
  A: The Washington-Carver Commemorative Half Dollar is one of the more common commemorative halves, and ...
proof sets4/23/2005
  Q: i have a 1979 & 1981 proof set. the 79 definetly has the filled s. the 1981 does not appear to have ...
  A: The clear mintmark for a 1981 will look different than a clear mintmark for a 1979. In fact the ...
difference4/18/2005
  Q: Dan, Thank you for answering my question about the difference between Philadelphia and Denver mint ...
  A: Glad to be of help! For the statehood quarters, the mintmark is located on the front, to the right ...
Dollars - Coins - US dated 18804/18/2005
  Q: After the death of my parents, I ran across a stash of coins my father had. In this I found various ...
  A: You have two types of silver dollars : 1) Morgan Dollars -- dated from 1878 to 1921 -- these may ...
coin collecting4/17/2005
  Q: What is the difference between a philadelphia mint coin and a denver mint coin? Thanks!
  A: A Philadelphia Mint coin is one that was made at the Philadelphia, PA Main Mint facility. ...
values4/16/2005
  Q: I have a 1890 indian head penny, it does not have the grooves on the edge no more but is in good ...
  A: Your coins are not from rare dates (for their series'). In the conditions you describe, your coins ...
1962 steel/silver colored US penny4/15/2005
  Q: Moore, Several years ago, I obtained an unusual-looking penny. It resembles a normal penny in every ...
  A: There are no known off-metal 1962-D pennies that I've ever heard about. Most likely your coin was ...
mule coin4/14/2005
  Q: I have a 1947 dime with a copper wheat penny back. The front is a silver or nickle and the back is ...
  A: Sorry, but you have only a novelty item known as a Magician's Coin. It was manufactured from 2 ...
HALF DOLLAR4/12/2005
  Q: I have a 1861 confederate half dollar how can i tell if its real?
  A: In 1861, after the Confederacy took over the New Orleans Mint, they continued to use the same dies ...
1999 Georgia quater4/10/2005
  Q: I have a 1999 Georgia quarter and on the front 'UNITED STATES OF' is really ligt and 'AME" is the ...
  A: At first I would have said this was caused by grease in the coin die, but it seems too excessive and ...
1968 penny, die error?????4/10/2005
  Q: I have a 1967 with medium wear. The die on this penny looks like it is smeared. Why would this be ...
  A: Most likely the smearing you refer to has been caused by some kind of damage after the coin left the ...
Unusual Wheat Penny4/9/2005
  Q: I'm not a collector but I recently found a very unusual penny. It is a paper thin 1927 penny. Both ...
  A: I found an indian head cent like this once. It turned out to be something a private individual had ...
buffalo 1918/74/7/2005
  Q: I sure need some expert help. I have a 1918/7 Buffalo Nickel. graded by ANACS as VG, but with a ...
  A: The current coin dealer price guide lists your 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel at $1,100.00 in grade VG. ...
Very Beginner Collector3/30/2005
  Q: 1. I assume there are grading companies that are better than others. What companies are the most ...
  A: Thak you for your question. 1) The grading companies are basicly broken into 3 tiers, based on ...
nickels and quarters3/28/2005
  Q: I have a 1941 and 1952 nickel. I am wondering what they might be worth.They are in fair to good ...
  A: Unfortunately, your nickels are both from common dates, and with so many minted, in circulated ...
1866 Shield Nickel w/ strange stamp3/25/2005
  Q: I have an 1866 Shield Nickel with rays that has the letters "C.S.D." stamped on the shield side. ...
  A: The C.S.D. on your coin is called a counterstamp. Similar to grafitti, this was most likely done by ...
1941 Mercury head dime3/24/2005
  Q: I recieved a 1941 mercury head dime in some change at a gas station. I was curious about it rarity ...
  A: 1941 is one of the most common dates for Mercury Dimes. In circulated condition, its value will be ...
copper 1990 washington quarter ?3/21/2005
  Q: among my change the other day is what appears to be a solid copper 1990 U.S. Quarter ! looks to have ...
  A: If your coin truly is solid copper, it would be considered to be an "unfinished planchet error" and ...
Quarte Dollar, Nickel,3/20/2005
  Q: What are the information on history & value of these coins: Booker T. Washington silver dollar that ...
  A: The Booker T. Washington Commemorative Half Dollar was minted from 1946 to 1951, at all three mints ...
1918 buffalo nickle3/20/2005
  Q: I have found an 1918 buffalo/indian nickle, This one is unique as it appears to have an imperfection ...
  A: Unfortunately, there is no price guide for errors like this. The only way to find its value is to ...
Uncirculated coin rolls3/17/2005
  Q: What is the deal with heads/tails rolls? Is there a difference in uncirculated value if the roll is ...
  A: Heads/Tails rolls are more desirable and people look for them specifically because they allow both ...
I have an unusual coin that I can't seem to find in any book.3/16/2005
  Q: .I am wondering if you could help me as I am at a loss. I do a lot of metal detecting and selling ...
  A: What you have is the "leftover" token that you find in Denver Mint Souvenir Sets. These sets were ...
1942 S Mercury dime--double struck?3/15/2005
  Q: I have discovered a strange coin. It is a 1942 S Mercury dime. The date is clearly double struck. ...
  A: Since it is possible for any coin to be double struck (as opposed to being a doubled die error), ...
Rare Wisconsin Quarter3/15/2005
  Q: How can we tell if we have one of the rare quarters that were miss printed?
  A: To have one of the rare Wisconsin "extra leaf" error coins, you must first check the mintmark (on ...
1973 SILVER PENNY3/15/2005
  Q: it looks like your typical lincoln penny but it is completely silver. its dated 1973. i've never ...
  A: There are 2 possible explanations for your coin. 1) It was stamped on a dime planchet. In this ...
buffalo nickel3/14/2005
  Q: my grandfather has been collecting coins and recently has given them to me. among the many coins is ...
  A: Buffalo Nickels were minted from 1913 to 1938, so your coin must be dated somewhere inbetween there ...
Value of Silver Liberty mint3/13/2005
  Q: I have Several coins all the same; On one side, Liberty mint 999 fine silver one troy ounce 1986 ...
  A: What you have are considered to be silver rounds. Their value is based only on the one ounce of ...
buffalo nickles3/9/2005
  Q: I have a 1935 nickle it is in fair shape.you can see the indians braid,his face, feathers,liberty is ...
  A: A 1935-D nickel with a full, strong horn is worth about $14.00 -- if the horn is just barely full, ...
Liberty Mint collectors medallion3/9/2005
  Q: I'm hoping you might be able to point me in the right direction on a collectors coin I have. I'd ...
  A: I've seen these in the past selling on eBay for about $6-$7 -- the value of the silver it contains. ...
coin value3/7/2005
  Q: little silver coin III on one side 1865 1918 penny 1917 penny 1928 penny 1914 dime 1907 v on one ...
  A: That little coin with III on the back is a 3-cent piece (made of nickel) -- it is a common date ...
1986 gold penny3/4/2005
  Q: I came across a 1986 gold penny and i was wondering how i could find out if it is real and the value
  A: Your penny must be gold plated -- there are no gold pennies. This novelty item has no added value ...
off centered state quarter3/3/2005
  Q: My husband and I have found a grossly off centered 2000 South Carolina quarter, from the ...
  A: Off-Center Errors are caused when a coin blank does not get properly seated within the collar before ...
Morgan Dollars2/28/2005
  Q: I have a 1889 Morgsn Dollar it is dull silver. The stamp is pretty good. like the details are good ...
  A: The mintmarks on the back of a Morgan Dollar are put there to show if a coin was made at one of the ...
VALUE OF A COIN2/26/2005
  Q: I have a penny that has a date on it of 1891. It is an Indian Head and was wondering the value of ...
  A: 1891 is considered a common date for Indian Head Cents ... In average circulated condition it's ...
2 headed quarter2/25/2005
  Q: I found a 2 headed quarter with 1990 on both sides. It looks real adn will work in a coke machine ...
  A: You have a novelty item known as a "Magician's Coin". These are not made this way at the Mint. ...
american quarter dollar coin, 19352/24/2005
  Q: I have a silver quarter dollar coin this is made in 1935 and i want to know about it more and i want ...
  A: Your 1935 quarter is classified as a Washington Quarter, because it has a portrait of George ...
Gold coin2/23/2005
  Q: I have an 1866 $20 gold liberty with motto. I took it to a local coin shop and they appraised it at ...
  A: and your excellent pictures. From them I can see that you coin has strong details and decent mint ...
replica silver dollars2/23/2005
  Q: Do you know of anyplace where I could aquire replica or novelty silver dollars to place under a ...
  A: What you want to do depends on how much money you want to spend. You can get high quality very ...
appraisal of a mis-struck U.S. state quarter2/18/2005
  Q: I came across a state quarter which was mis-struck with two "heads" sides. It is stamped with the ...
  A: You have a novelty item known as a "Magician's Coin". These are not made this way at the Mint. ...
Two Headed Nickel2/17/2005
  Q: Recently I was looking through my change drawer and came across a 1970's two headed nickel. It is ...
  A: You have a novelty item known as a "Magician's Coin". These are not made this way at the Mint. ...
John F. & Robert F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin2/16/2005
  Q: I am trying to find information about the above mentioned coin. The face side has both John & ...
  A: While I don't have any specific references to point you to, I can say this is NOT something made by ...
1928-S PEACE DOLLAR2/15/2005
  Q: I have a 1928-S Peace dollar and a 1921-S Morgan that were given to us. The Peace Dollar would be ...
  A: From your excellent description, it sounds like your 1928-S Peace Dollar would grade Almost ...
us coins2/13/2005
  Q: I have numorus coins, I would like to find a web site that would give me a general idea of what they ...
  A: To properly evaluate your coins, you need to be able to grade them. Some coins will be common in ...
INDIAN HEAD2/12/2005
  Q: I HAVE A INDIAN HEAD PENNY ,THE DATE ON IT IS 1896.THE SIX AT THE END IS FULL ,THERE IS NOT HOLE IN ...
  A: It sounds like you have a broken die variety coin. As the coin dies age from use, sometimes pieces ...
VAM2/12/2005
  Q: I have a 1890cc VAM 5 and I can't find it. What is it? How rare is it in MS65
  A: The variety on an 1890-CC VAM-5 is on the reverse of the coin. It's nicknamed "Doubled CC Top". ...
1895 Silver Dollar2/12/2005
  Q: 1895 silver dollar, is worn a bit, the imprints are smoothing. not expecting it to be worth much, ...
  A: While the rest of the coins you list are worth less than a quarter apiece, it's possible you may ...
1972 Universaro Silver Coins2/12/2005
  Q: Cannot find much info on these 1 troy ounce 1972 silver coin. these 2 that I have are just a little ...
  A: These are silver bullion coins -- AKA silver rounds -- created to commemorate world trade and peace. ...
Kennedy Half Dollar2/12/2005
  Q: My wife came across two kennedy half dollars that have a stamp on them which is something I've never ...
  A: I've seen this before. Your coins are real, somebody just stamped the two dates into the coin, to ...
Quarter2/10/2005
  Q: I have a Wisconsin coin and i seen on the news that their was something different about them...could ...
  A: It is true, a major error has been found on the Wisconsin D-mint quarters. It's called the extra ...
misprint quarter2/9/2005
  Q: I recently heard that there was a misprint on some of the circulating Wisconsin quarters - an extra ...
  A: It is true, a major error has been found on the Wisconsin D-mint quarters. It's called the extra ...
1973 d penny2/8/2005
  Q: I recently came across a very well used penny that has a very unusual edge to it and has a second ...
  A: It sounds like your penny was struck either slightly off-center or out-of-collar -- essentially this ...
STRANGE QUARTER2/5/2005
  Q: My friend got a strange U.S. quarter recently in change. The quarter had heads on both sides. One ...
  A: You have a novelty item known as a "Magician's Coin". These are not made this way at the Mint. ...
State Washington Quarters2/5/2005
  Q: I found a 2001 New York S minted Washington Quarter. I was only aware of philadelphia (P) and ...
  A: You have indeed found a proof quarter. While the regular business strike quarters that are put into ...
1925 silverdollar2/4/2005
  Q: this coin is in exellent condition and does not appear to have ever been in circulation ... my ...
  A: The TRVST spelling of the word trust is normal for coins of that time period. That's just the way ...
Unstamped Penny1/28/2005
  Q: I have a penny that is not stamped on either side. Is it worth anything?
  A: You have what is called a "blank planchet error". This is actually more common than you might ...
1974 VT penny1/26/2005
  Q: I received a 1974 penny with the state of VT stamped on it the other day. It is also a gold color. ...
  A: You have a novelty item worth 50 cents to a dollar, IF you can find a buyer. These were made by a ...
Gold dimes and pennies1/25/2005
  Q: I have recently purchased several very very small gold dimes and pennies. I read the question ...
  A: It sounds like you have some of the "Nixon Inflation Money" novelty coins. These were made by at ...
is it real?1/24/2005
  Q: looks like old silver penny almost size of a nickel,cannot read date, it is american coin; is ...
  A: From all my experience, I would have to say it's a fake. The only silver-colored pennies ever ...
u.s cions1/23/2005
  Q: How much is the coin with the 5th president on it worth?
  A: However, in order to help you, I need more information. There are many coins, token, and medals ...
What is the value ?1/21/2005
  Q: A 1979 first day of issue, uncirculated, mint condition Susan B. Anthony dollar which is plated in ...
  A: Being gold plated, your coin has now become more of a novelty item than a collectible coin. The ...
mis-strike coin value1/19/2005
  Q: I recently found a U.S. mint Quarter with a mis-strike on the rear. It is an aniversary quarter for ...
  A: You have a relatively common filled die error coin. This is caused by a foreign substance (like ...
COIN QUESTION1/16/2005
  Q: Dan Hi, I have a large amount of pennies and dimes. Most of them are not worth more then a dime or ...
  A: I've never personally used a commercial coin counting machine, so I can't really recommend one. The ...
One troy ounce silver .9991/15/2005
  Q: I have a coin that states that it is one troy ounce silver .999. On the side where this is,it has a ...
  A: You have what is known as a silver round -- millions of these have been privately minted over the ...
Morgan Dollars1/15/2005
  Q: Dan- I discovered a jar full of Morgan Dollars after my father passed- 11 Morgan Pearce 1922& 1923& ...
  A: With no mintmarks, it's true that your coins were minted in Philadelphia -- usually the mint with ...
centennial coin1/14/2005
  Q: I have found a coin with a buffalo on it that says american centennial celebration on the top and ...
  A: You have what is known as a silver round -- one of a multitude that were produced in the early to ...
pennies...1/12/2005
  Q: I have coins that I saved for a long time. Mostly wheat pennies. Most are around 1930 to 1960's, I ...
  A: Assuming your pennies are in circulated condition ... If you have any pennies from 1931, 1932, or ...
FDR coin1/9/2005
  Q: Can you give me any information on a 1982 silve coin that says on the back: one hundredth ...
  A: You have a privately minted silver round. Items like this are manufactured by many different ...
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: It sounds like the cashier knows what she wants, and just needs somewhere to buy them. I would ...
Jefferson Nickel1/3/2005
  Q: While checking my change today I ran across something odd. I found a Jefferson Nickel that is a two ...
  A: You have what is known as a Magician's Coin. This is a novelty item and not a mint error. Someone ...
1984 D double die1/3/2005
  Q: I have a 1984 d Double "D" it appears to be in VF-30 to EF-40. I was wondering the value and also a ...
  A: What you have is not a doubled die, but rather a repunched mint mark -- the "D" was poorly re-cut on ...
us coins1/2/2005
  Q: i just received a box of coins for christmas. from what i can tell some of the coins date back to ...
  A: I recommend you get a guide book. A good one to get you started and give you a good idea of the ...
1880 Morgan Silver Dollar12/27/2004
  Q: I just received a 1880 Morgan U.S Silver Dollar for Christmas. I no a lot about them, such as the CC ...
  A: If there are no mintmark letter(s) on the back of your coin, that means it came from the main Mint ...
1934 $50 dollar bill12/27/2004
  Q: I have a fifty dollar bill from 1934 in good condition with no wrinkles or anything..no fading, no ...
  A: The current Currency Dealer Newsletter lists your note at $64 in almost uncirculated condition. In ...
Trade dollar coins and 1800 Dollar coins12/27/2004
  Q: I am in Afghanistan and I've had contact with the merchants; and they are selling trade dollar- ...
  A: BEWARE is the first thing I thought of while reading your question. The amount of COUNTERFEIT U.S. ...
1951 nickels12/27/2004
  Q: I have a 1951 nickel minted marked with a "D" the words are clearly readable however the coin is ...
  A: Since it is very unlikely to have a coin with die doubling on both sides of the coin, and since ...
old coin12/22/2004
  Q: Is the 1904 silver dime with a ladys head on the front wroth anything it has two long reefs on the ...
  A: 1904 is not a rare date for your Barber Dime. In average circulated condition, it's worth about a ...
REMEMBER PREVIOUS QUESTION12/20/2004
  Q: MOORE, HAD I BEEN USING MY HEAD, I WOULD HAVE REPEATED THE QUESTION. QUESS I NEED A NAP OR ...
  A: I need a nap too ... hehe Dimes, quarters, and half dollars that are dated 1964 or older are made ...
double struck nichel12/18/2004
  Q: I have a Jefferson nichel 1977 D, it has jefferson head then 180 off it has another jefferson head ...
  A: From your description, it sounds like you have a double struck partial brockage error. I'm not ...
IDENTIFY COIN12/16/2004
  Q: MOORE, I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT IF THREE COINS I HAVE ARE REAL. #1.LOOKS LIKE SILVER AND IS ABOUT THE ...
  A: #1 is a privately minted commemorative. It was made in accordance with the Republic of the Marshall ...
identify coin12/16/2004
  Q: I have a copper coin about the size of a quarter, the date looks like 1837 or 1807. one side reads ...
  A: You have what's known as a Hard Times Token -- number 68 to be exact. It's a common one (rarity 1), ...
Double-sided Washington quarter12/15/2004
  Q: I have a quarter I got from my Grandma's estate after she died. It is identical on both sides. It's ...
  A: It sounds like you have one of the many Washington medals in existance. If you can send me big ...
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: Before you go to sell it, you should get it certified first. Check out http://www.pcgs.com for ...
SILVER PENNY12/15/2004
  Q: well a friend of mine has a silver penny printed 1994. when compared to a regular brown colored ...
  A: Your friend's coin is one of the following : 1) Somebody electroplated it with either silver, ...
fake or real half dollar12/14/2004
  Q: We have a half dollar that has the eagle on both sides of the coin. When you look at the ...
  A: There are two ways these "Magician's Coins" are made : The older method was to slice the coins down ...
silver coins12/12/2004
  Q: what chemical/physical properties make it the best
  A: but I'm not sure what you're asking -- the best for what? For a bullion silver collector, the best ...
I found a coin that one side...12/12/2004
  Q: I found a coin that one side of the coin is upside down and i was wondering if it would be worth ...
  A: If you have a rotated reverse error coin, it will definitely be worth money. Depending on what kind ...
wierd coin12/7/2004
  Q: hello I have this coin like thing it has the constitution on one side with a feather at the bottom ...
  A: You have a Constitution Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Dollar. This was made by the U.S. Mint in ...
1841 dime12/7/2004
  Q: My husband and I after seven years (my mothers death) have opened my grandmothers trunk from her ...
  A: Sounds like you've caught the numismatic bug! :) There are many ways to learn more about coins & ...
1890 Act prohibits design change for 25 years12/3/2004
  Q: I find a whole lot of references to the Coinage Act of September 26, 1890, that requires ...
  A: From what I understand, the purpose of the Coinage Act of 1890 was actually to get the coin designs ...
Weird coin... counterfeit?11/30/2004
  Q: I recently aquired a coin which has defied all forms of identification by myself from all sources. I ...
  A: I can tell you that your coin is not a regular issue U.S. Mint coin. There were no 1906 dated ...
US Proof and mint Sets11/29/2004
  Q: I am not a coin collector but every year since I was a child I have been getting a US mint and proof ...
  A: Prices on proof sets and mints sets fluctuate a bit every week -- some sets go up, some go down -- ...
US Proof and mint Sets11/29/2004
  Q: I am not a coin collector but every year since I was a child I have been getting a US mint and proof ...
  A: Prices on proof sets and mints sets fluctuate a bit every week -- some sets go up, some go down -- ...
1943 S Penny11/26/2004
  Q: The coin in question appears to be a misprint The coin appears to be silver not zinc? Don't know at ...
  A: Normal 1943 pennies are made of steel, with a thin zinc coating. Many of these pennies have since ...
Some kind of Silver Dollar11/25/2004
  Q: I have never seen an old coin before, could you please tell me what I have and what it may be worth. ...
  A: To send the pictures to me, go to your regular email program, and select the option to write an ...
about a dime11/22/2004
  Q: i have a coin thats a dime on one side and penny on the other side.both sides are the tails side.is ...
  A: You have a "Magician's Coin". This was made when somebody altered two normal coins and glued the ...
How to tell the difference between a large dated coin and a smalled dated one?11/22/2004
  Q: I have a set of 1970 s proof coins . I was told that the small dated ones are worth more than the ...
  A: The difference you are looking for appears only on the penny. The main characteristic of the rare ...
Quarter question11/15/2004
  Q: I have found a quarter which says quarter dollar on one side,on the flip side at top it says georgia ...
  A: You have one of the 1999 quarters from the U.S. 50 State Quarters program. This is an ongoing ...
Counterfeit old coins11/14/2004
  Q: I recently came accross 2-1847 seated liberty dollars,and 5- 1878s trade dollars.they are in ...
  A: Unfortunately, the counterfeiting of Seated & Trade Dollars runs rampant in several far east ...
how much are the silver wartime nickels worth still in a plastic case10/15/2004
  Q: i have some coins in a plastic case and the lettering on it is good no green stuff or nothing like ...
  A: Assuming you have the complete set of 11 coins, then in circulated condition, the set is worth about ...
louisiana purchase nickel10/14/2004
  Q: I have a one of the new lewis and clark nickels with the ship on the back. On the front of the ...
  A: The condition you describe (on your nickel) is called a die clash. To truly be a die clash, the ...
Gold Value 186510/12/2004
  Q: Greetings, I am working on a manuscript and need to know the value of 200 pounds of pure gold in ...
  A: My understanding is that gold was valued at $20 per troy ounce at that time. So, $20 X 12 (troy ...
Quarter, 1/2 silver 1/2 copper10/11/2004
  Q: Any value 1995 Quarter, 1/2 facia, copper (heads)1/2 silver (tails)? PERSONAL NOTE: After reading ...
  A: You have what is known as an "Unfinished Planchet" or "Missing Clad Layer" error. In the minting ...
coin value9/30/2004
  Q: 1910 liberty head or barber head nickel 1903 1912 also? 1914& 1903 liberty or barber head dime? ...
  A: You didn't mention the condition of your coins, so I will assume they are in average circulated ...
Kennedy Half9/28/2004
  Q: I've never seen a 1964 kennedy half with a mint mark. whats up. thank you again for your help...Ed. ...
  A: I bet I know why you've never seen a "D" (Denver) mintmark on a 1964 Kennedy half -- you are ...
misprinted coin9/28/2004
  Q: i found a 2000 gold dollar.. front is a quarter and the back is the dollar.are they rare
  A: If indeed you have found one of the rare Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Quarter "mule" coins, it is ...
Dollar Bills9/23/2004
  Q: My uncle brought back from the US Mint 4 dollars not cut individually. I have had these for 10 ...
  A: Uncut sheets of paper money, and partial sheets like yours, will have a premium value over their ...
One Dollar Bills9/22/2004
  Q: I recieved a box from my grandmother's estate. It contained several silver certificates and two ...
  A: There is nothing that I know of that is special about 1977 $1 bills. Perhaps your grandmother ...
Silver Certificates9/22/2004
  Q: I was given 36 $1 silver certificates dated 1935 and 1957 with different letter designations. Some ...
  A: These silver certificates are not really as rare as you might think. There are lots of people I run ...
gold 2.50 coins9/15/2004
  Q: I have 2 quarter eagles - one is 1836 and the other is 1847-D. They seem to be in pretty good ...
  A: Grading is subjective. You could take your coin to 5 different people and get 5 different grades -- ...
strange penny9/13/2004
  Q: I came accross a penny which a strange symbol on it. instaed of the leaf it was a something that ...
  A: You have a 1 penny coin from Great Britain. These are still in circulation and have no significant ...
u.s. dime 1990's9/12/2004
  Q: I found the dime in chicago several years ago, but when recently reviewing my coin collection it ...
  A: Sorry to say, but it sounds like someone has manually altered a normal dime to result in what you ...
Old and rare coin pricing9/11/2004
  Q: My dad went to an estate auction and came home with two containers of coins. I realize that the ...
  A: The dates you list for the Indian Head Nickels are not rare dates -- they are worth about 50 cents ...
is this penny worth anything?9/8/2004
  Q: i have a 1907 united states penny with an indian head on one side. how can i tell if this is worth ...
  A: 1907 is not a rare date for Indian Head Cents. In average circulated condition it's worth about ...
Your sale9/7/2004
  Q: You advertise for sale a roll of 2001 D Sacagaweas. Is that a bank role or direct from the mint ...
  A: That is a roll of 20 coins, taken from a mint bag, and stored in a plastic tube. I've found that ...
My grandmother had many small...9/6/2004
  Q: My grandmother had many small boxes of pennies in her home. I need to know if I should just take ...
  A: If you are willing to spend some time sorting, you may find something valuable within that pile of ...
1962 US dime9/2/2004
  Q: I was just wondering if a 1962 dime was solid silver. I don't see the copper line around the side. ...
  A: All dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollars with dates up through 1964 were made of solid silver. ...
what is this coin and worth?8/31/2004
  Q: I have a small coin about the size of a small cent coin dated 1863, head facing left very similar to ...
  A: You have what is known as a Patriotic Civil War Token. These were privately issued by merchants and ...
Silver Art Bars or Ingots8/31/2004
  Q: I just started collecting Art Bars/Ingots and I also have been looking for a book on .999 1 ouce ...
  A: J. Archie Kidd wrote a comprehensive book about these collectible silver art bars, called "A ...
coin8/30/2004
  Q: coin has us flag with 13 abrevated colenys around it and and has eagle at to with THE FIRST FLAG on ...
  A: It sounds like you have either a civil war token or some kind of patriotic medal. I'm not familiar ...
prices8/27/2004
  Q: I have around 47 different coins. Starting from 1910 mainly US wheat pennies. Are they worth ...
  A: but without knowing the specifics about each of your coins, there's no way I can tell you if they're ...
VAM etc.8/27/2004
  Q: WHAT DOE'S VAM MEAN ON A COIN SLAB. ALSO TOP 100 AND HOT 50, THE COINS ARE NOT THAT EXPENSIVE. ALSO ...
  A: When a Morgan or Peace Dollar is attributed with a VAM number, this means it is one of the ...
roosevelt dime oddity8/26/2004
  Q: When I was a child we received a dime in Panama City Florida while on vacation. My Mom has my coin ...
  A: You have what is known as an "Unfinished Planchet" or "Missing Clad Layer" error. In the minting ...
Coin Thickness8/26/2004
  Q: Where can I find a listing of US Gold/Silver coin Dimensions - Thickness, Diameter, Total Coin ...
  A: Most of the information you seek can be found here : http://www.coinfacts.com As for coin ...
no mint mark8/22/2004
  Q: on a 1978 washington quarter what would be the reason of no mint stamp? i checked both sides under ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in my response, but AllExperts did not notify me that you had sent me a question ...
1929 gold $2.50 quarter eagle coin,8/21/2004
  Q: 1929 gold quarter eagle $2,50 coin in very very good condition. Is it rare? What might it be worth? ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in my response, but for some reason I never got notified by AllExperts of your ...
Lincoln Penny (steel?)8/21/2004
  Q: I saw a penny which looks like the Lincoln Pennies that were minted during WWII. Except this one was ...
  A: There are no 1978 steel pennies. I cannot be absolutely sure without seeing it first-hand, but it ...
PENNIES8/20/2004
  Q: I HAVE A BICENTENNIAL PENNIES MY FATHER GAVE TO ME IN 1976 AND IT HAS THE DATE 1776-1976 W/TWO ...
  A: What you have is basically a neat novelty item. Someone has taken a normal 1976 penny and manually ...
coin values8/19/2004
  Q: I have several coins that are old and I'd like to know their value if you can help me. copper penny ...
  A: None of the dates listed are considered rare. In average condition : The 1910 is worth about 25 ...
double headed washington quarter8/18/2004
  Q: I have a double headed washington quarter. One side is date 1989D and the other side is 1974. The ...
  A: You have what is known as a Magician's Coin. This is a novelty item and not a mint error. Someone ...
value of a coin8/18/2004
  Q: i found a coin that has Pres.Fillmore on the front and his dates in office. On the back is a short ...
  A: You have one of the tokens given out in one of any number of advertising promotions over the past ...
do you give estimations of...8/17/2004
  Q: do you give estimations of coin values?
  A: I can give value estimates of U.S. coins, but without actually seeing them, you will need to provide ...
1804 liberty head8/17/2004
  Q: this coin has been struck and not molded. It is 1.540 round it is silver and copper it sounds like ...
  A: You didn't state specificly, but I will assume you are talking about a silver dollar. The diameter ...
coins worth8/15/2004
  Q: on the back of the coin on the bottom there is two sword in an X shape. there are what looks like ...
  A: You have what is known as a Patriotic Civil War Token. These were privately produced to help stem ...
ancient coin8/14/2004
  Q: I bought a coin at an auction. It was guaranteed to be at least 750 years old, is that even ...
  A: I can't verify your particular coin, but in general it is very possible to have a coin at least 750 ...
coins8/13/2004
  Q: I HAVE A 1995 WALKING LIBERTY {1 OUNCE FINE SILVER] DOLLAR [UNCIRCULATED] .HOW MUCH WOULD IT BE ...
  A: Any coin dealer will pay you the following prices : 1995 UNC Silver Eagle : $8.00 1984 Uncirculated ...
1928 Gold Indianhead 2 1/2 Dollars8/13/2004
  Q: I have a Gold 1928 2 1/2 Dollars Indianhead coin that was given to my husband from his father. On ...
  A: The current Coin Dealer Newsletter shows the following prices : If lightly circulated -- $145 If ...
value of coin8/11/2004
  Q: I have recently checked my change bank and discovered a 1937 Liberty dime the mint mark is that of a ...
  A: The W you see on the front of the coin is actually an A/W monogram for the designer's initials -- ...
terms8/8/2004
  Q: how many lines on the franklin half and where,top or bottom--full bell lines-----also how many steps ...
  A: All of these terms refer to a coin that is fully struck -- one that has all the possible design ...
Zinc Penny8/6/2004
  Q: My son found a 1987 D penny that is all zinc and looks like its in real good condition,is it worth ...
  A: In 1982 the mint changed the metal content of all pennies. They changed from mostly copper to ...
Indian Head Copper Pennies8/6/2004
  Q: I have an 1898 Indian Head Copper Penny and would like to know the value of it. It is in excellent ...
  A: Here is a website that gives you retail prices for circulated coins : ...
US error quarter?8/4/2004
  Q: I received a strange quarter from my bank. It is a 1989D quarter with a very high upsetting edge on ...
  A: There's no way to be 100% sure without actually seeing the coin, but since there is no process ...
Proof Sets and Toning8/1/2004
  Q: I live in Florida and I collect Proof Sets. I noticed that a few of my proof sets are starting to ...
  A: Most collectors like their coins to be untoned -- just like the day they were minted. However there ...
Two headed quarter7/31/2004
  Q: I found a U.S. quarter that has two heads on it. It looks like the face of a state quarter so it ...
  A: I thought I had already sent you an answer, but it is still listed here as unanswered, so I will ...
rare coin and value7/30/2004
  Q: I HAVE A 1946 BOOKER T WASHINGTON 1/2$ AND A 19431/2$ WALKING LIBERITY /HALF OPEN EAGLES WING.WHAT ...
  A: 1943 is about the most common year there is for the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. In circulated ...
Two headed quarter7/30/2004
  Q: I have a two headed quarter with two different dates. Is it worth anything?
  A: You have what is known as a Magician's Coin. It was manufactured from 2 normal coins that were ...
1909 S VDB Lincoln penny7/26/2004
  Q: I have a MS67 (Red) 1909 S VDB penny that is slabbed and graded by Numistrust Corp.. I can only find ...
  A: I have good news and bad news : First let me explain my reference price guide. You may be familiar ...
Old Money7/25/2004
  Q: I found a dime that was made in 1935 & I was just wondering how much it would be now.
  A: 1935 is about the time they started to greatly increase the production of coins. So the mintages ...
Roosevelt Dime Error7/24/2004
  Q: I recently found a Roosevelt Dime 2000-D which is smaller than a normal dime. The edges of the coin ...
  A: It's impossible to say for sure without seeing the coin first-hand, but it sounds like somebody ...
mint mark and value7/23/2004
  Q: I have a 1909 $5.00 Indian head with I believe is a "O" mint mark. That "O" is located at the left ...
  A: That is indeed the location where the mintmark should be. But you need to doublecheck with a good ...
missprinted pennies7/22/2004
  Q: I have found two pennies that i would like to know if the have any value.One is just blank and the ...
  A: The first one is a blank planchet error. The coin never got struck at the mint. The second one is ...
2001 Quarter7/20/2004
  Q: We have a 2001 New York quarter that has "No Mint" stamped on it. Is there any value ? Thanks Ed
  A: This happens when a foreign substance (like grease) gets into the coin die and prevents part of the ...
Grading/Valuing of Two 1803 Silver Dollars7/19/2004
  Q: I am in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; I purchased two 1803 Silver Dollars last Thursday. I can send a pic if ...
  A: I'm very dubious about your purchase. If those coins are genuine, based on your descriptions, they ...
two silver dollars7/16/2004
  Q: Many years ago, a man gave my father two silver dollars, an 1889, liberty on her crown, olive branch ...
  A: In any condition, your coins will be worth at least $6 to $10 each. However, if you have the right ...
1880 Ten dollar Bill7/16/2004
  Q: My father has a 1880 ten dollar bill in very very good condition,whats its approximate worth? ...
  A: If you have a LEGAL TENDER note, it will be worth $500-$800 If you have a SILVER CERTIFICATE, it ...
Copper colored dime7/14/2004
  Q: I have come across a 1994 P copper colored dime. Is this normal? Was this dime dipped in a ...
  A: You have what is known as an "Unfinished Planchet" or "Missing Clad Layer" error. In the minting ...
Coin Question7/14/2004
  Q: I am just starting to get interested in coins my grandpa has passed on some coins to me and it looks ...
  A: I'm not sure exactly what kind of information you're looking for, but here are some interesting ...
FAIR COIN COLLECTION APPRAISELS7/12/2004
  Q: I HAVE WHAT I FEEL IS A SUBSTANCIAL COLLECTION OF SILVER COINS AND SILVER CERTIFICATES, RED ...
  A: The best way to get your collection appraised, is to find a local coin show, take a good sampling of ...
silver eagle7/12/2004
  Q: do you know how much the 2004 silver american eagle ms70 graded by ngc is worth and where i can buy ...
  A: I don't have a local source for these certified eagles, so the only place I can recommend is the ...
i have an 1924 liberty dollar...7/10/2004
  Q: i have an 1924 liberty dollar the word trust is spelled TRVST. can u tell me how much it is ...
  A: The TRVST spelling of the word trust is normal for coins of that time period.. That's just the way ...
Cleaning7/10/2004
  Q: I like to collect Morgan silver dollars, but so many have become seriously tarnished, and I like the ...
  A: Unfortunately, there is no way to safely clean the tarnish (toning) off your coins. Any method that ...
2001 Vermont State Quarter W/ error7/9/2004
  Q: We have a 2001 Vermont Quarter that is convex. It looks like there is a bubble inside it. What is it ...
  A: I've never heard of an error like this. It sounds like some kind of flaw in the blank used to make ...
silver commemoratives7/8/2004
  Q: Dan, I was searching auctions and dealers selling silver commems and came across a 1937 Texas half ...
  A: Buying these high grade commemoratives is always a tricky proposition -- it's very speculative. The ...
Mistake?7/8/2004
  Q: I have a coin that has a dime "tail" and a penny "tail". The dime tail is a torch with olive and ...
  A: You are correct, it has been unofficially altered. You have a novelty item known as a "Magician's ...
mint package error7/6/2004
  Q: I just received the 2004 state quarter 11 coin proof set from the mint it had the Michigan, Iowa, ...
  A: While that's a neat mint packaging error, there's really no way to assign a value to it. There is ...
Value of a coin7/3/2004
  Q: Does a 1935 U.S. Quarter have any monetary value
  A: While 1935 is an early date for Washington quarters, it's not one of the rare dates. In circulated ...
2 sided blank quarter7/1/2004
  Q: hey, i got this quarter from a bank roll of quarters at work. Its a real unminted quarter it looks ...
  A: While it is a neat error, it's not something that gets caught by the mint's mechanical sorting ...
1849 gold $10 and 1880 $1 coin values6/29/2004
  Q: During the years I have unofficially "collected" coins and bills that I've come across and now I ...
  A: First you need to check your coins for mintmarks. Look on the back, at the bottom of the eagle. ...
Double-Stamped Penny6/28/2004
  Q: My friend gave me a 1996 D penny that has what appears to be a double mint stamp on the obverse. ...
  A: You coin would need a first-hand expert examination. The best way to do this is to find a coin show ...
what is this coin?6/25/2004
  Q: I would like to know about these coins. One side is "ONE CENTAVO/FILIPINAS", the other side is ...
  A: The Philippines went through a transition from being a sovereign entity of the United States from ...
Nickel made of Copper6/23/2004
  Q: I think I have a nickel that may have been made by mistake with copper like the penny. It is not an ...
  A: Since nickels are made from a copper/nickel alloy, if you really have an all copper coin, it could ...
kenndy half dollar6/22/2004
  Q: have you ever seen or heard of the half dollar with Kenndy's profile on both sides ?
  A: What you have is a novelty piece commonly known as a Magician's Coin. This is not something that was ...
1941 lincoln head penny6/21/2004
  Q: I have a 1941 Lincoln head penny. The fourth number [the numeral one] is offset and slanted away ...
  A: It sounds like you actually have a 1947 penny with an incomplete 7 This happens when a foreign ...
Liberty?6/21/2004
  Q: I have a 2004 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin w/ Blue Velvet Case w/ eagle emblem on the ...
  A: You have what is more commonly known as a "Proof Silver Eagle". The 2004 dated coins were just ...
1950 $100.00 dollar bill6/20/2004
  Q: We recently came across a 1950 $100.00 dollar bill. This bill looks different then any I have ever ...
  A: Sorry I haven't been able to get back to you sooner, but I've been sick in bed all week. I'm ...
coin value6/20/2004
  Q: Can you tell me the value of Silver Dollar - 1878 with a lady on the face. Mercury Dime - 1916 ...
  A: Sorry I haven't been able to get back to you sooner, but I've been sick in bed all week. I'm ...
Susan B. Anthony dollar, error coin6/19/2004
  Q: Moore, This concerns the Susan B. Anthony dollar coins that were issued in around 1979. Almost all ...
  A: Sorry I couldn't get back to you sooner, but I've been sick in bed all week and am just now starting ...
a 1937 buffalo nickel6/18/2004
  Q: what is it worth
  A: However, without more information, I can't give you an exact answer, but I'll give you the best info ...
Collection6/17/2004
  Q: My dad had some old coins, so we decided that I would scan them and post them on a website to see if ...
  A: Sorry I haven't been able to get back to you sooner, but I've been sick in bed all week. I'm ...
50 State Quarters6/14/2004
  Q: I am interested in the 50 State Quarters. I looked at your inventory page and there was nothing ...
  A: I'm currently away at a coin show, so I was unable to reply sooner. My 50 State Quarters page is ...
Rare penny (half dime head & half penny back 1946)6/11/2004
  Q: My question is aproximently how many half dime head & half penny backs were made in 1946. Also about ...
  A: The quick answer is none. The Mint did not ever make any coins like you describe. However, the ...
1800's coins6/9/2004
  Q: i have recently inherited a small coin collection.the first ones i'm trying to look up i can't find ...
  A: An excellent website for identifying U.S. coins -- with pictures -- can be found here : ...
Copper Colored back on New Jersey state quarter6/8/2004
  Q: I was given a 1999 New Jersey state quarter today in change that has the typical "Crossroads of the ...
  A: You have what is known as an "Unfinished Planchet" or "Missing Clad Layer" error. In the minting ...
Coin Value6/7/2004
  Q: I have a Golden 1927 2 and a half dollar coin. What is it worth and where can I sell it. It is in ...
  A: A 1927 $2.5 Indian Head Gold Piece in near-mint condition is currently worth about $130 Your best ...
1969 s lincoln penny6/6/2004
  Q: Have found three uncirculated 1969 S lincoln pennies with full obverse double die, Any value in ...
  A: A true 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse cent in uncirculated condition is worth THOUSANDS of dollars -- ...
value of coins6/1/2004
  Q: I have many coins I inherited from my great uncle. For instance, I have one 1950 Georgivs VI ...
  A: 1950 is not a rare date for Canadian quarters. There were almost 10 million of them minted. It is ...
Paper money error5/29/2004
  Q: I know this has nothing to do with coins, but it has to do with an error. I have a $1.00 bill ...
  A: You have what is known as a Faulty Alignment error. The value of this error depends on how ...
Silver Penny5/24/2004
  Q: I have a 2001 Silver Penny and I was wondering how much it is worth or is it even rare?
  A: All Lincoln cents made since 1983 are composed of a zinc (not silver) core, covered with a very thin ...
I have a silverdollar coin that dates back to 1926 ?5/24/2004
  Q: Can this coin be worth anything? its a USA coin.
  A: You have what is known as a Peace Dollar. 1926 is not one of the rare dates for this series. In ...
$50 dollar coin5/21/2004
  Q: I have a Canadian $50 coin . On one side it has a picture of a leaf with the words CANADA FINE ...
  A: You have what is known as a Canadian Maple Leaf once ounce gold coin. This is a gold bullion coin ...
half penny/half dime5/18/2004
  Q: Going through my spare change, I came across a coin that had the back of a dime and the back of a ...
  A: Your coin is either one or the other of the following : 1) A manufactured "Magician's Coin" -- If ...
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: Sorry for the delay -- I was experiencing some computer virus problems that I thought Norton had me ...
two headed nickle5/6/2004
  Q: I have a nickle that has two heads and on one side the date is 1979 and the other the date is 1980. ...
  A: What you have is a novelty piece commonly known as a Magician's Coin. This is not something that was ...
1788 Quarter Dollar5/1/2004
  Q: My Dad recently found a 1788 Quarter dollar and he wondered what the value might be. We have only ...
  A: The U.S. Mint was established in 1792, and that was the first year they struck any coins. ...
Dime4/30/2004
  Q: I have a dime that is stamped only 3/4. On the back, States of America is not there. On the front ...
  A: From your description, it sounds like you have an "off-center strike" error. This is a neat mint ...
1996 Washington Quarter4/30/2004
  Q: I have seen a two headed 1996 Washington quarter and was wondering if such a coin exists that you ...
  A: The coin has to be a trick coin -- something specially made from 2 normal quarters as a novelty ...
U.S.A. $1 COIN4/29/2004
  Q: as I am a novice and dont quite know where to go to ask, but I have an American $1 coin, that is ...
  A: 1890 is not a rare date for Morgan Dollars. If the coin looks worn at all, it will be worth about ...
1934 A series ten dollar bill num 5664/25/2004
  Q: I was wondering about how much a $10.00 1934 A series bill would be worth. It says federal reserve ...
  A: Your note is note very rare -- you see lots of them at any coin or currency show. Most collectors ...
U.S. Currency4/23/2004
  Q: I have a 1934 10 dollar bill, is that worth anything? It's not in great shape, it has a lot of folds ...
  A: Unfortunately, in the condition you describe, your 1934 $10 bill has almost no collector value -- it ...
Quarter Error4/22/2004
  Q: I have a quarter that was made in the 1990's with a Philedelphia mint, but you can't tell the exact ...
  A: The error you have is caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) being on the die when the ...
1958 quarter4/21/2004
  Q: what is the worth of 1958 quarter-mint stamped on back of coin-please give range
  A: The number of quarters minted in 1958 was pretty high -- especially if it has a "D" mint mark on the ...
2004 nickel with the louisiana purchase4/21/2004
  Q: i just found a 2004 nickle with the d mint. the back of the coin show the louisiana purchase like ...
  A: You've found one of the 2 types of commemorative nickels that the Mint will be producing for 2004. ...
coin value4/20/2004
  Q: value of an 1884 us silver dollar. Good condition.
  A: By "Good condition" I will assume your coin has a very slight amount of wear, and would grade XF. ...
1909 vdb penny4/16/2004
  Q: What does the vdb stand for? Can you give me a short history?
  A: I'm back now from my weekend-long coin show and ready to provide answers :) The VDB is the initials ...
washington quarter of wrong material4/15/2004
  Q: The quarter has a very bright sheen. Not clad, but sterling silver looking but it's dated 1996. ...
  A: It sounds like you have a silver proof quarter. These were made for collector sets only, and are ...
identifying4/14/2004
  Q: i have in my possion a 1938 buffalo nickel. that is one quater (1/4) the normal size.all markings ...
  A: You have a novelty item sometimes called "mini-money". This was made by a private company and is ...
how much is my 1986 liberty trade silver cost?4/13/2004
  Q: I HAVE A 1986 LIBERTY TRADE SILVER FINE SILVER ONE TROY OUNCE AND IVE SEARCHED ALL OVER THE NET FOR ...
  A: You have a privately minted silver round. It's only value comes from the one ounce of silver it ...
Special Penny4/12/2004
  Q: I came across a penny from 1971 D it has President Kennedy engraved in the penny looking at ...
  A: What you have is a novelty item known as a "Lincoln/Kennedy" penny. It is a product of a ...
$10 Error4/12/2004
  Q: I work at a horse racing track as a mutual teller and came across a very interesting $10 bill this ...
  A: You have a neat & valuable mint error. To determine exactly what happened, you need to examine the ...
flying eagle cent4/12/2004
  Q: I have an 1857 flying eagle cent with complete detail which is uneven in color. Is there anything I ...
  A: The only thing I can suggest is a vaseline-like substance called Dellers Darkener. It's purpose is ...
Liberty seated halves/special made back4/11/2004
  Q: I have a 1857 liberty seated half.Seems to be regular thickness. The back is machine/factory ...
  A: You have what is called a love token. Someone took a normal coin and engraved the letters and ...
NOVA CONSTELLATIO COIN 17834/6/2004
  Q: I have a NOVA CONSTELLATIO coin dated 1783. I took it to a coin dealer who looked at it for 2 ...
  A: The genuine Nova Constellatio 1000 unit pattern is a unique one-of-a-kind piece. There was only one ...
1964 silver quarter4/4/2004
  Q: is this 1964, possibly silver quarter worth any money
  A: All 1964 quarters are made of silver. So it will always have added value based on the silver it ...
1943-S Steel Penny,4/2/2004
  Q: I know, I Know, But, I have to ask, I have a 1943-S, in for the most part, MS-60 or Gem condition. ...
  A: I haven't heard of any 1943-S cents with the valuable doubled die error, so it's not real likely ...
missprinted dollar4/1/2004
  Q: I have a missprinted dollar bill from 1997. I was wondering if you can tell me what it is worth or ...
  A: There are values for several different types of paper money errors listed on this web page : ...
double headed us penny4/1/2004
  Q: I have a 1979 US copper double headed "a head on each side" penny. Can you tell me what it's worth? ...
  A: What you have is a novelty piece commonly known as a Magician's Coin. This is not something that ...
1863 penny3/30/2004
  Q: I have what looks to be a copper penny with a date of 1863 and a 'bust' encircled with 13 stars on ...
  A: It certainly sounds like you have a Patriotic type Civil War Token. There are literally thousands ...
1942, nickel3/29/2004
  Q: I have found a 1942 nickel in my great grandmother's house. This nickel has no mint classification ...
  A: You do indeed have a real coin. Jefferson nickels have been in production since 1938, with the ...
U S Dimes (Murcury Head)3/25/2004
  Q: I have a dime in fine to very fine condition, Can someone tell me what it's worth..?
  A: but I need more information to provide a good estimate. If you can tell me the date on the front, ...
1825 indian head penny3/22/2004
  Q: what is the value of this coin?
  A: It's VERY difficult to give a value for a coin, when I have no idea of what kind of condition it's ...
1900 U.S. Nickle3/20/2004
  Q: I have a 1900 U.S. Nickle, (face) 13 stars around the profile of Lady liberty. (back) V is middle ...
  A: 1900 is not a rare date for Liberty Head Nickels. In well worn condition, it's worth about $1.50 ...
nickel3/19/2004
  Q: I have a 1983 nickel that is 2 headed do you what it is worth ? not sure if its worth anything but ...
  A: What you have is a novelty piece commonly known as a Magician's Coin. This is not something that ...
PENNY VALUE3/18/2004
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My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.

Experience

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions :
I have created a Frequently Asked Questions page on my website, where you may be able to get an immediate answer to your question. You can find the page here :
http://www.workingmancoins.com/FAQ/index.htm



Education/Credentials
BBA from Adrian College

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