Coin Values Moving with Precious Metals: Up-Dated 9/14/2020: Gold $1948 | Silver $26.86


Old Coin Value Picture Index

Old coin value listed for all series. All dates and mints, with value charts. It is safe to say your box of old coins is worth more now than the last time you checked. Huge collector demand is putting serious upward pressure on values.

Pictures of old coins help identify your coin. Images link to coin series and value charts.

Events are combining to increase the value of all old coins. Changing precious metal prices affects old silver coins, those minted 1964 and before. Second, the modern designs introduced to quarters and nickels has caught the interest of collectors, numbers of registry set collectors is increasing. Two powerful reasons to expect any old coin value to rise.

Follow the coin image links below. Each series has individual value charts and specialized "Grading" images to help determine the condition of your coins. Also, alerts to mintmark and special varieties and how to recognize.

Cents

Cents | Nickels | Dimes | Quarters | Halves | Dollars | US Gold


Picture of Half Cents Minted 1793 to 1857

Half Cent Values | All Half Cents are Scarce to Rare
High minimum value is just a hint of the scarcity of Half Cents. Collectors that specialize in these rare coins and continually seek additions to their collections realize their scarcity. With the many different dates and varieties in the series, study your coins carefully. Note also, nicer "condition" coins demand even higher prices.

Picture of American Large Cent Minted 1793 to 1857

American Large Cent Values
An American treasure, collectors enjoy. Large cent values for coins in worn "Good" grade condition are stable to rising. Rare dates, varieties, and condition show a range from a few dollars to thousands. Nice condition coins are highly prized, check yours with the grading images and then the values chart.

Picture of Flying Eagle Penny Minted 1856 to 1858

Flying Eagle Pennies | Discover Their Worth
Flying Eagle pennies are popular today with cent collectors. Although only a short three years of production they are notable as the first "small" cents struck by the US. Because of scarcity they are collected in any state of condition from heavily worn to uncirculated, with minimum values quite high.

Picture of Indian Penny Minted 1859 to 1909

The Value of an Indian Penny | Very Solid
A coin everyone enjoys. Later date issues are affordable to new and your collectors. Early years are valued higher. Today, collectors are building collections and searching for better condition examples. All of this adds up to strong demand and prices. Indian pennies are a solid old coin value leader.

Picture of Lincoln Penny Minted 1909 to 1958

Lincoln Penny Values | On the Rise
Surging interest in Lincoln pennies means rising demand. Collectors are discovering many dates are harder to find than once considered. The first thirty years, 1909-1940 contain an abundance of scarce dates. A quick look at the value chart shows a big change in how much your box of old pennies is worth.

Picture of 2 Cent Coin Minted 1864 to 1873

2 Cent Coin Value | Stable
The 2 cent coin value is steadily increasing over the long term. Admittedly not the most popular coin, however those collecting the series are very serious. When the right coin is available and is needed for their collection, none hesitate to pay.

Nickels

Cents | Nickels | Dimes | Quarters | Halves | Dollars | US Gold


Picture of Three Cent Nickel Minted 1865 to 1889

Three Cent Nickel Value | A Special Coin
An odd denomination, many affordable, especially in worn condition. High production of the coins in the early years satisfied demand for the denomination. Mintages tapered lower in later years creating scarce coins today. Next is the state of preservation affecting your old coin value. Compare your coin to the three cent grading images, judge the condition, then check the chart.

Picture of Three Cent Silver Minted 1851 to 1872

Three Cent Silver Value
10 rare dates of 24 total, have starting values in the hundreds. The potential is there for some exciting finds. Bring these little treasures to your desk. Match them to the grading images and old coin value charts.

Picture of Shield Nickel Minted 1866 to 1883

Your Shield Nickel Value is High for the Right Coin
It is surprising how valuable some of these old "Shield" nickels are. Also notice the chart shows a large jump in value as the condition of your coins improve. Date places it on the chart and condition - "Grade" of your coin narrows value.

Picture of Liberty Nickel Minted 1883 to 1913

The Value of V Nickels | Common to Very Rare
The first few years of production are the most valuable, value chart indicating these are scarce Liberty nickels. Notable to this series, the condition of your coin has a very important. For most dates, there is a large jump in value into the Extremely Fine grade. Grade condition your coin carefully.

Picture of Buffalo Nickel Minted 1913 to 1938

Buffalo Nickel Value | How to Find the Rare Ones
Buffalo nickels without dates are worth a few cents over face value. Early years with full dates showing are often valued into the hundreds. The wide range of old coin value and the large number of rare dates are compelling reasons to evaluate your coins carefully. The chart lists all dates, mintmarks, and rare varieties.

Picture of Jefferson Nickel Minted 1938 to 1964

Jefferson Nickel Values | The Top 13
Jefferson nickels first minted in 1938 and still minted today are growing in popularity. About thirteen different ones have started to rise in value. These top 13 cluster in the early years, include the "silver" issues and some more contemporary "dual mintmark" error coins. Search not only your box of old coins but your pocket change.

Picture of a Modern Jefferson Nickel Minted Current

Today's Modern Jefferson Nickel Values
New era nickels are collected in top condition. It is a coin in Mint State preservation attracting premium value. Important to compare your coins to the condition images to separate the worn from those with no wear.

Half Dimes

Cents | Nickels | Dimes | Quarters | Halves | Dollars | US Gold


Picture of Bust Half Dimes Minted 1794 to 1837

Bust Half Dime Value
A historic and important US coin, Bust half dime values have steadily risen over the years. Scarce and in demand by collectors and dealers, the individual dates and state of preservation is important to collectors. Judge your coins carefully using the grading images and discover how much they are worth.

Picture of a Seated Half Dime Minted 1837 to 1873

Seated Half Dime Value
Many rare and valuable date and mintmark combinations are found in this classic Seated Liberty half dime series. A slow and deliberate evaluation of dates, mintmarks and condition is necessary to determine an accurate value. Often with surprising and positive results. Check the grading images combined with value charts of this scarce US coin.

Dimes

Cents | Nickels | Dimes | Quarters | Halves | Dollars | US Gold


Picture of Bust Dimes Minted 1796 to 1837

The Valuable and Collectible Bust Dime
Here is a small coin with a large minimum value. The earlier Draped Bust Variety 1796-1807 has a starting value in the hundreds in "Good" condition. All are rare and very desirable to collectors. A coin worth checking, see if you have a rare date or one in rare condition.

Picture of Seated Liberty Dime Minted 1837 to 1891

Seated Dimes Value Increasing
A dime series spanning five decades. Lots of rare date, mintmarks, and varieties with subtle design changes. Your old coin value has the potential from a low range for a coin in "Good" condition to hundreds of dollars for many of the rare dates and varieties. As always, better condition coins are worth large premiums.

Picture of a Barber Dime Minted 1892 to 1916

Your Old Barber Dime Value is on the Rise
Many rare valuable dates and mintmarks are found in the Barber Dime series. As of 9/14/2020 minimum value is $3.41 each. The difference on the chart of a better condition coin is shocking.

Picture of a Mercury Dime Minted 1916 to 1945

Many Mercury Dime Values to Find
One of the most popular and widely collected coins today. Rare and valuable dates are scattered from the beginning to the end of the series. Because all are silver, minimum value is $5.57 each as of 9/14/2020 . A key element is the condition of your coin. Collectors are seeking high condition examples.

Picture of a Silver Roosevelt Dime Minted 1946 to 1964

Silver Roosevelt Dime Values
The price of silver pushes the 1948-1964 silver Roosevelt Dime either up or down in value. Currently, 9/14/2020 value is $2.21 each. There are a few exceptions that are worth more than their silver content, mostly in "Mint State" condition. One strategy is to hold them for their silver content and save them for the future.

Quarters

Cents | Nickels | Dimes | Quarters | Halves | Dollars | US Gold


Picture of Bust Quarters Minted 1796 to 1838

Early Bust Quarter | Classic and Rare
With a high initial value and quickly rising into the thousands. All are rare and collectible. Avidly sought by dealers to meet the demand of collectors. Condition of the coin is critical; grading must be precise to determine an accurate value. Check the old coin value chart and grading images.

Picture of Seated Liberty Quarter Minted 1838 to 1891

Seated Liberty Quarter Values
The Seated Liberty quarter is a long running series with many rarities. Study closely for rare dates, mintmarks, and varieties. Because of the large differences in value, grading is important. The specialized grading images highlight the difference between grades.

Picture of Barber Quarter Minted 1892 to 1916

High Barber Quarter Values
Collectors are building collections and increasing the demand for these coins. The minimum value $6.48 is for heavily worn coin. Check the value listings, there are many higher premium coins in the series especially in the early years. As always, the condition of any coin is important.

Picture of a Standing Liberty Quarter Minted 1916 to 1930

Standing Liberty Quarter Values | Strong Demand
Everyone agrees it is a beautiful coin. Easily one of the most popular coins collected today. Both traits combine to making the Standing Liberty quarter a valuable coin. As of 9/14/2020 starting value is $5.08 each. The old coin value list points to the rare dates and varieties.

Picture of Silver Washington Quarter Minted 1932 to 1964

Silver Washington Quarters Value | Rising
Their value is tied closely to the price of silver. Worth $4.51 each as of 9/14/2020 . However, a few rare dates and mintmarks stand out if found in high condition. Compare you coins to the grading images and separate then by condition. Follow value on the silver charts and check for rare dates and mintmarks.

Halves

Cents | Nickels | Dimes | Quarters | Halves | Dollars | US Gold


Picture of Bust Half Dollars Minted 1794 to 1839

Bust Half Dollar Value | Discover Their High Values
Early halves, those minted from 1817-1836 are highly collectible. Each is highly valued, including those in worn "Good" condition. Half dollars minted earlier are very rare and worth substantially more. The chart lists and clearly separates the rare dates and varieties indicating the coins worth investigating further.

Picture of Seated Liberty Half Dollar Minted 1839 to 1891

Seated Liberty Half Dollar Value
The long running Liberty Seated Half Dollar series features many rare dates and mints. Many of these old coins are scarce in any condition with high starting value. Examine your coins for date, mintmark, and condition. Grading images help identify the key factors.

Picture of Barber Half Dollar Minted 1892 to 1915

Your Barber Half Dollar Value is on the Rise
A new age of collectors is discovering the Barber Half. Their demand is driving prices higher. Each is worth $15.21 as of 9/14/2020 . In "Fine" grade, a well preserved coin, is worth far above minimum silver value. The value of old coins is truly surprising. Evaluate your coins using the grading images.

Picture of a Walking Liberty Half Dollar Minted 1916 to 1947

Beauty and Walking Liberty Half Dollar Value
No surprise here, the Walking Liberty half dollar is one of the favorites with collectors. Currently 9/14/2020 staring value, because of silver price is $9.70 each. The right coin at auction can reach hundreds of dollars. The series is covered in detail, identifying dates, mintmarks, and grading condition.

Picture of a Franklin Half Dollar Minted 1948 to 1963

Franklin Half Dollar Value Rising With Silver
When the value of silver is moving so does the Franklin half dollar value. Currently 9/14/2020 minimum value is $9.05 each. Most of the demand is for Mint State coins, with just a few circulated dates worth a collector premium. However, it is still worth checking your coins on the charts.

Dollars

Cents | Nickels | Dimes | Quarters | Halves | Dollars | US Gold


Picture of a Bust Dollar Minted 1794 to 1804

Bust Dollar Values | Rare Early Years
The originals, early dollars are colonial works of art. Worth in the hundreds or more depending on the date. Find one of these in your box and you have a treasure from history. A sophisticated collectible, take a peek at the value chart.

Picture of a Seated Liberty Dollar Minted 1840 to 1873

Seated Liberty Dollar | Classic and Valuable
A classic silver dollar but rarely encountered. With extremely low mintages and survival rates, all are rare. If yours is in nice condition it is easily worth in the hundreds of dollars. Compare to the grading images and value charts.

Picture of a Morgan Silver Dollar Minted 1878 to 1921

Morgan Silver Dollar Values | Popular and Valuable
Every collector likes them, every collector wants one. Their popularity is immense. Currently 9/14/2020 worth over $24.51 each because of silver content. Check the grading images and old coin value charts. Find a rare date, mintmark or a better condition coin and premiums start climbing.

Picture of a Peace Dollar Minted 1921 to 1935

Silver Dollar Coin Value | Waiting for Discovery
Peace dollars are in the shadow of their earlier cousins. Please, don't let that stop you from looking at your coins. Each is worth $20.67 as of 9/14/2020 because of high silver prices. Also, the series does have a few rare dates and varieties to add to the excitement.

US Gold

Cents | Nickels | Dimes | Quarters | Halves | Dollars | US Gold


Picture of a Liberty $2.5 Dollar Gold Coin Minted 1849 to 1907

Liberty $2.5 Dollar Gold Coin Values
All US gold coins are scarce, and this series is no exception. Small mintages, and widely circulated, resulting in few surviving until today. Almost one-eighth of ounce of gold also underlines the high minimum value. Currently 9/14/2020 worth $284 each.

Picture of an Indian $2.5 Dollar Gold Coin Minted 1908 to 1929

Indian $2.5 Dollar Gold Coin Values
The $2.5 Indian is the smaller version of the five dollar gold Indian. Featuring the Incuse design and minted for a short period, it is eagerly collected. Examine your coins closely, condition is the key to finding higher old coin value. Today they are worth $268 each as of 9/14/2020 .

Picture of a Liberty Five Dollar Gold Coin Minted 1839 to 1908

Liberty Five Dollar Gold Coin Value
Always in demand. Currently 9/14/2020 minimum value is $441 each. Liberty gold coins span decades with many scarce and rare dates.

Picture of an Indian Five Dollar Gold Coin Minted 1908 to 1929

Indian Five Dollar Gold Coin Value
With a unique Incuse design, collectors either appreciate them greatly or consider them unattractive. However, their values in Mint State condition indicate a huge demand. Currently worth $441 as of 9/14/2020 . A short series with a few rarities, a loyal following, and high minimum values. Check the values of your coins on the chart.

Picture of a Liberty Ten Dollar Gold Coin Minted 1838 to 1907

Liberty Ten Dollar Gold Coin Values
Many rare dates and mints to discover. A worn example is worth $894 as of 9/14/2020 . Liberty tens are a rare and historic coin. Few exist in well preserved condition. Study the details of your coins carefully to find their true value.

Picture of an Indian Ten Dollar Gold Coin Minted 1907 to 1033

Indian Ten Dollar Gold Coin Values
A very "modern" design attracts many collectors. They seek better condition coins. Almost a half-ounce of gold keeps the minimum value in the hundreds of dollars. Currently 9/14/2020 each is worth $912 . However, the high condition coins command the largest premiums.

Picture of a Liberty Twenty Dollar Gold Coin Minted 1850 to 1907

Liberty Twenty Dollar Gold Coin Values
Huge in size, classic in style and high minimum values. Starting at $1,807 each in worn condition as of 9/14/2020 . Every collector would like to own a US twenty dollar gold piece. The series abounds with rare dates and mints. Compare your coins to the grading images to narrow range on chart. A huge old coin value.

Picture of a Saint Gaudens Gold Coin Minted 1907 to 1932

Saint Gaudens Gold Coin Values
A true American coin. Large and majestic, very popular with collectors. Worth $1,807 each currently as of 9/14/2020 . Always in demand, nicer condition coins attract great minimum values. The gold coin value chart highlights the premiums paid for rare dates, different mintmark varieties, and condition.

Follow a Step by Step Method to Old Coin Value

Each series of old coins has its own special features determining value. An organized approach identifies the key elements to recognize and judge. All series are covered in detail following the method below.

Steps Leading to Old Coin Value:

  • Step 1: Recognize the Different Series - US coinage includes a large variety of series and styles with overlapping dates. Identify the different series to begin.
  • Step 2: Date and Mintmark Variety - Within each series, dates become important to value, identify all dates accurately. Mintmarks for each year are additional varieties, and each valued separately.
  • Step 3: Grading Condition - Judging condition is done with a close inspection and comparing to standards for the grade. Individual grading metrics highlighted with images, video, and descriptions are needed, and used, to judge the different coin series.
  • Step 4: Special Qualities - All coins, because of the metal alloys, different designs, and advanced age, are examined for qualities adding or subtracting from value.

Coin Values | CoinStudy Articles

Popular Coin Series

Coin values are influenced by a series popularity. Large numbers of collectors create demand showing in premiums paid for coins. Collecting interests are ranked on charts by denomination and series.

Grading Old Coins || Video Index

Video index of how to grade coins. Series of coins from Indian and Lincoln cents through the different nickel series, dimes, quarters, half, and silver dollars. Each series is studied using grading videos, images, and descriptions to judge the condition and assign a grade.

Safe Coin Storage | Recommendations

Recommendations on basic supplies that greatly improve coin storage. Providing for safe handling, preserving of value, and organizing your box of old coins.

Selling Coins | How to Get the Best Value

Selling coins for the highest price is achieved with planning. Research and organize well, value your coins accurately, and then finding and selling to the right buyer equals excellent results.

Print the Coin Values Worksheet to list your coins and record their values. Should you decide to sell... use the worksheet as an invoice and packing slip when sending coins through the mail to dealers. It indicates you have done your coin values homework.

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It is an excellent index with images and text links to all coin series, from Cents to Gold. Value charts, grading images and descriptions uncovers your box of old coin value. Prepare your coins for selling, find coin buyers and understand their true potential.