How to Find the Value of Old Coins

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Find the value of your old coins.

Precious metal prices are up and many people need extra money, so now might be a good time to find the value of your old coins. There are several ways to ascertain the value of coins; checking several resources will help ensure you get a fair price for your collection.

Check with reputable antique shops and coin dealers where you live to find the value of old coins. Some jewelry dealers also deal in coins if they are in the precious-metals business. It's a good idea to get price quotes from several coin dealers to be sure of the actual value.

Go to websites that specialize in old coins, such as PCGS and NumisMedia. You may want to search for online communities, groups or forums related to coin collecting. These websites usually have members who deal and collect old coins and money. You are likely to find useful information and advice.

Look on online auction sites, such as eBay and Teletrade, to find the value of old coins. Search for the coins you are trying to find the value for. In your search, be sure to include any special markings on the coins, such as where it was minted and its year. Looking at completed auctions gives you a general idea of what prices your coins might sell for.

Consider looking through books or price guides, such as "The Official Red Book." Coin collectors often use these books to help them find the value of old coins. You can purchase these books or try to locate them at your local library. Be sure to use an up-to-date book, as values can change.

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