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Links are in chronological order from the early United States Half Cents to Silver Dollars, followed by Gold coins, Commemoratives issues and ending with Proof & Mint sets.


U.S. Half Cents

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Liberty Cap - Head Facing Left
Minted in 1793

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Liberty Cap - Head Facing Right
Minted From 1794 to 1797

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Draped Bust
Minted From 1800 to 1808

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Classic Head
Minted From 1809 to 1836

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Braided Hair
Minted From 1840 to 1857

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U.S. Large Cents

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Flowing Hair Chain Reverse
Minted In 1793

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Liberty Cap
Minted In 1793 to 1796

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Old Coin Appraisals .net is dedicated in providing you with easy to understand information about old coin values and simplifies the identification of your old coins by means of the Photographic Links on the left side of this page.

Simply match your coin to the photographic link that is exactly like your coin in overall detail. If you would like to see a larger view of the coin just click on it. Use the link below each photograph that says "Jake's Buy Prices" to go to the page that has the prices.

If you need additional information for a coin series look for the rectangular box with a red border (like the sample below) which will be located at the very top right corner of the pricing table.

General Information About This Coin Series.

The information on this page will help you with the following:

  • Location of the Mint mark if there are any.

  • How to identify any major types or overdates if any.

  • How to determine the grade (condition) of your coin.

All of the Coin Value information at Old Coin Appraisals .net is strictly for United States coins.

We hope that you have found this website and the information we have provided usefully. If you have any questions or comments we would like to hear from you.

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The following information is provided by Old Coin Appraisals .net so you may have a better understanding about Old Coin Values and with that knowledge enable you to get the most money for your old coins when you are ready to sell them.

All old coins are not necessarily valuable.

How to get the most money for your old coins when you are ready to sell.

The Hand Book of United States Coins -
Best book available featuring basic information that will assist you in learning about U.S. coins and help you determining their value.

All Old Coins are not necessarily valuable.

There is an assumption by many individuals that do not have any understanding of the coin market to think that because a coin is 50 or 100 years old it should be worth a small fortune. If that were the case, Ancient coins, minted more than 2,000 years ago, would all be worth millions of dollars each. Yes, there are some extremely rare and very valuable Ancient coins, but there are far more that can be purchased in the $20.00 to $40.00 range for a nice specimen.

The value of any coin is based on the supply and demand factor as well as the condition. If there is a large supply and very little demand, the coin will have a very low premium above its face value, if any at all. On the other hand, if a coin is in short supply, and the demand for it is great, now you're talking about a scarce or even a very rare coin, and the better the condition it is in the higher the price will be.

Here is a perfect example of the supply and demand factor on some coins that are 100 or more years old today. Indian Head cents were minted from 1859 to 1909. From 1900 to 1909 there were nearly 630 million minted at the Philadelphia Mint. Consequently, most Indian Head cents in this date range are quite common, and in average condition (Good to Very Good) generally have a retail value from $1.25 to $2.00.

There are exceptions however, perhaps your 1909 Indian head cent was minted at the San Frisco Mint and has a tiny "S" Mint Mark on the reverse side of the coin near the bottom rim in the 6:00 position. Now you have what's considered a Rare Coin as there were only 309,000 minted. For this rare date a coin dealer, providing he is honest and fair with his dealings, should pay you somewhere in the $450.00 to $550.00 range.

The above example on the Indian Head cents holds true for just about all of the U.S. coin series from cents to dollars. Here is something to think about, all circulated coins were at one time just pocket change and, if rare coins were that easy to find, how rare would they really be?

Another great example of the supply and demand factor are the U.S. Morgan Silver Dollars minted from 1878 to 1921. At the writing of these comments in 2009, that gives you an age span of from 88 years old for the most recent issue (1921) and 131 years old for the first ones issued back in 1878.

With coins that are anywhere from 88 to 131 years old, and being nearly one full ounce of silver, you would think they would have a far greater value than they actually do. Surprisingly, there are many different dates and mints within the Morgan Dollar coin series that can easily be purchased in the $40.00 to $50.00 range in absolutely Mint Condition, and $18.00 to $25.00 in a nice average circulated grade.

One of the reasons that silver dollars are so plentiful is because the old $1.00 paper notes, from the earliest ones issued and all the way up to the small modern size notes series of 1928, stated that this note was redeemable for "One Silver Dollar Payable To The Bearer On Demand." Consequently, Silver Dollars were minted in sufficient quantities to back up the paper dollar, until the wording was changed to read "One Dollar In Silver Payable To The Bearer On Demand."

Today there are literely millions of these old Morgan Dollars still tucked away somewhere. Perhaps there may be a few of them in grandmas cookie jar or grandpas dresser drawer. Maybe there are 25 to 50 of them in an old aunts safety deposit box that she saved from a Las Vegas trip many years ago when they were circulating freely. Perhaps some of these coins that were once just pocket change are today the more scarcer dates with big premiums?

How to Get The Most Money for Your Old Coins When You are Ready To Sell.

One of the most important questions that must be answered before you sell your coins is; does the dealer that I am going to sell my coins to have a well established strong retail base operation or do they rely heavily on a wholesale market and sell to other dealers at weekend coin shows to liquidate the majority of their purchases?

There is a very big difference between the two types of dealers and a substantial difference in the price you'll receive for your coins when you sell. So, if you have coins to sell now, or perhaps at a later date, be sure that you make the right choice when selecting the dealer you sell to so you'll get the most for what you have.

We at Jake's Marketplace, Inc. take great pride in the fact that ever since 1963 when Grandpa Jake opened his first coin shop we have always been very aggressive buyers of all types of numismatic material to meet our constantly growing retail and mail order needs.

The Hand Book of United States Coins.

One of the best books available that is very easy to understand and gives extremely informative information on all U.S. coins is the Handbook Of United States Coins. This book is most often referred to in the coin industry as "The Blue Book."

The information in this book will answer all of the questions that are required to determine a coins value such as:

  • The coin series?

  • The date of the coin?

  • At which U.S. Mint was the coin minted?

  • What is the total mintage for that year and Mint to determine if the coin is possibly a scarcer date within the series?

  • Are there any varieties for that year of the coin?

  • What condition is the coin in?

  • Is it a coin that is in high demand?

All that may sound somewhat complicated at first but trust me when I say that with the aid of the Handbook Of United States Coins you'll be an expert in no time at all.

Without a doubt the Blue Book is one of the best books available for basic coin knowledge and their values and covers all U.S. coins from Colonial and early American coins, federal coins, commemoratives, Proof sets, die varieties, private and territorial gold, tokens, Presidential dollars, and much more!

This book also includes the average price a dealer will generally pay you for your coins. Keep in mind that the day the book was published it was somewhat outdated because most of the pricing information in it was compiled as much as six months in advance of the publication date. So, we only recommend the Blue Book for the informative information you will get out of it and not the Buy Prices. Our Buy Prices for collector coins generally exceeds the values stated in the book

This book is on sale at Jake's Marketplace, Inc., who is one of the Internet's leading coin supply dealers and distributors. In addition to the Blue Book there are several other excellent books that we recommend that are very informative, easy to understand, and will provide you with the information on coin and currency values. You will find them all listed on Jake's Coin Valuation Books page.

Do You Have Coins To Sell?

When it comes time to sell your coin collection please keep in mind that we are specialist and know old coins as well as the up-to-the-minute current market values.

We do coin appraisals nation wide for estates, banks, heirs, as well as coin collectors currently looking to sell some of their duplicate numismatic holdings.

Yes! We will travel to buy your collection!

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