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I’ve had these coins for about 11yrs since I found them it’s has the year $2000p and on the back E pluribus unum can you tell me anything about them?

Asked by Anthony on Aug 08, 2020

Hi, thank you for your submission. These are Sacagawea dollar coins. Even though there are not too many of them in circulation, they are still common. You can still easily find them in banks. They don't have any numismatic value and each of them is worth exactly its face value ($1). People often call us about them thinking they are gold. Those coins have no precious metals in them though.

Hello! So I inherited my grandfather’s uncirculated coin collection. I’ve been doing a lot of research for the last few years and I have read numerous times that the 1969S Lincoln Penny is one of the more valuable modern US pennies. I attached a few photos below (I had to remove it from the protective casing because the glare was making it impossible to get a clear photo) can you please give me an estimated value thank you so much for your time! Sincerely, Rey (631)9601400

Asked by Alecia Rey on Aug 08, 2020

Hi, we are sorry to disappoint you but the value of your 1969 S penny is about $1 on a good day. There have been hundreds of millions of one cent coins minted in that year by the San Francisco mint. The condition of your coin is common for such a huge mintage. There have been plenty of 1969 S pennies saved in an uncirculated condition. After examining the photos we can tell that your coin doesn`t happen to be of some special variety (double die etc).

Had this coin was curious who is the man and if its worth anything?

Asked by Nakia P. Powers on Aug 08, 2020

Hi, Nakia! This is Konstantinos Vasileus Greek coin. There are no precious metals used in its production and it's pretty common because of the big mintage. It's worth a couple of dollars.

I wanted to know how much would one of these pennies be?

Asked by Lucky Cosme on Aug 08, 2020

Hi, Lucky! The penny you have is of a high grade. However you need to see whats on the reverse (back) of the coin. If your penny has the initials VDB on the very bottom close to edge your coin is in the $10-15 range. If your coin has no such lettters it's worth very little as there were millions of them minted. Also if your penny had an S mint mark and VDB on the reverse your coin would be at least $1000 worth. The 1909 S VDB cent is the most rare one in the the Lincoln vent series.

I have a silver dollar, it was printed in 1878. On the back of it it says the United States Of America, and 120 grains 900 Fine, Trade Dollar. Can you please help me understand if this is worth anything. Thanks

Asked by Evone smith-kelliehan on Aug 08, 2020

Hi, Evone! Let me start out by saying that trade dollars are one of the most commonly counterfeited US coins. Is there a mint mark on the back of the coin underneath the eagle? There should be an S or CC indicating that the coin was minted in San Francisco or Carson City. Carson city coins are highly sought by collectors. If your trade dollar has a CC mint mark on it with rim damage i see in the picture it should be a coin in a $700 range. If your coin has an S mint mark in it the value is in $90-130 range. You should check the authenticity of your coin. The easisest way is to try picking it up with a magnet. Real silver never gets picked up with a magnet. Another easy way to check your coin is to weigh it. A trade dollar weighs 27.22 grams. Counterfeits are normally underweight. Please let me know if you have any questions. Andrei

I have some China pandas ms70 PCGS, They look like they have milk on them inside the slab. I was wondering if this was a common thing or not? Does that happen to silver over time?

Asked by Chris Paradise on Aug 08, 2020

Hi, Chris! Unfortunately milk spots on silver are not that uncommon. The reason for them to appear traces back to the minting process. At some point of the process blank planchets get treated with chemicals and washed afterwards. Sometimes detergent residue stays on planchets without being visible to a naked eye. Depending on what conditions a coin gets stored in the spots take different time to appear. I can totally see how frustrated someone can be after seeing spots developing on what used to be a perfect slabbed MS70 coin. Obviously milk spots make eye appeal worse which normally brings the value of a coin down.

I have a 1935 Indian nickel with a mint, the “five cents” is shown close to the edge of the nickel between the “F” and “S” I wanted to know how much would this be worth. I’ve seen where one of these cost over $8,000. I wanted to have an expert look at this

Asked by Keona Garrett on Aug 08, 2020

Hi, Keona! The 1935 Buffalo nickel you have is very common. There were about 58 million of those coins minted. The retail value of your coin is around $1. I fair dealer offer for it would be $0.15-0.50 based on the condition it is in. You've mentioned seeing some Buffalo nickels selling for $8000. It's possible but only if the coin is of a rare date and in really pristine condition as well as certified by a reputable grading service.

I have a lion daalder from 1617, it comes from the province Utrecht in the Netherlands. What are these coins worth?

Asked by David Cordero on Aug 08, 2020

Hi, David! Your coin has about $10 worth of silver in it (as of 9/3/18). It also has some numismatic value. By reserching recently closed auctions for the same kind of coins I would say yours is worth $30-50. Plese keep in mind that your coin has been cleaned and has no original luster or patina. Cleaning always drops the value of a coin.

I have a 1935 buffalo nickel. I believe is a double die error / double die reverse

Asked by Manuela N. on Aug 08, 2020

Hi, Manuela! Your buffalo nickel is a regular one and worth about $0.15. If it was a double die reverse one you would be able to clearly see doubling in 'FIVE CENTS'.

I have a 1907phillippines coin with America on the other side. How much can I sell it for and who too

Asked by Tonya Gorrell on Aug 08, 2020

Hi, Tonya. This coin is .750 pure silver and its melt value at the current silver rate is about $4. The coin is pretty common and looks to be in an average circulated condition. It has very little numismatic value. You can expect an offer of $2-6 for it. You can always call us at 833-THE-COIN if you have more questions about it.

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