How to Find the Value of Old Coins

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Find the Value of Old Coins
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Precious metal prices are up and many people need extra money, so now might be a good time to find the value of old coins. Here are some ways you can find this information.

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 web sites that specialize in old coins. You can look these up using the search engine of your choice. You may want to search for online communities, groups or forums related to coin collecting. These web sites usually have members who deal and collect old coins and money. You are likely to find useful information and advice about your old coin' s value.

Look on online auction sites 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, year, etc. Looking at completed auctions will give you a general idea of what prices items sell for.

Consider looking through books, or price guides. Coin collectors often use guide 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 up to date book and guides as values can change.