Coin Values Discovery

Dear Reader:

It is not how long you have been doing something that is important... it is what you have learned along the way.

1962 Guide Book of US Coins

Although I started collecting... accumulating... coins in the early 1960's it wasn't until selling a few of them I began to see how the coin market worked.

It was exciting finding "keepers" by searching through rolls of coins straight from the bank. Then selling those pennies to the downtown coin dealer for two cents each. I thought... not bad for a 10 year old.

Well, it works the other way also. Buying from the local coin dealer a 1921 Mercury Dime for the retail price of $15 to add to my collection. And later, discovering its wholesale value when ready to sell the coin. I'll bet I was looking down at the pavement as I walked out of the coin shop that day. A "priceless" experience.

Coin values are readily available on the web... although somewhat scattered about. I have combined these wholesale values with my experiences and involvement over the years of buying and selling coins as a hobby and building collections. contains the lessons I have learned along the way. Additionally... I hope you can benefit from my experiences.

Dan Harris

Coin Value Guide Update
P.S. Here is an inside look at how the Coin Value Guide within is updated... including details on the methods and how values listed in the guide are determined. For insight and getting the most value from the guide, here is a quick, behind the scene look.

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