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Coin Grading


unacceptable (slick)
Unacceptable (Slick)
marginally acceptable
Marginally Acceptable (Heavily Circulated with readable dates)
preferred (reasonably circulated to almost uncirculated)1
Preferred (reasonably circulated to almost uncirculated)
unacceptable (illegible dates)
Unacceptable (illegible dates)
(heavily circulated with readable dates)
Marginally Acceptable (Heavily Circulated with readable dates)
preferred (reasonably circulated to almost uncirculated)2
Preferred (reasonably circulated to almost uncirculated)

Coin Grading

We do NOT buy “slick” coins which have Dates and Features that are non recognizable. Take them in the deal, but don’t pay for them.

First ensure the date & lettering are legible. Circulated wear on the body is acceptable but a dateless, letterless and/or faceless coin is worthless to us, even for precious metal content, as the wear on the coin substantially reduces the metal weight of the coin, and they certainly are unappealing to the collector market.

Look for readable details & images, or reject the coin all together.

Average Circulated coins would appear like the “marginally acceptable” coins to the left.  In our identification photos for each coin type below, we have endeavored to provide a “preferred” photo example.

Use your best judgement to define each coin as:

Slick – (Reject),
or
Average Circulated
or better

brilliant uncirculated
Brilliant Uncirculated
american silver eagle 2
PROOF

Understanding
Circulated vs Proof

Proof coins are struck to a mirror finish for collectors, not for circulation.
Generally higher in value.

Half Cents


Coin Identification Photo

Type – Half Cents

liberty cap half cent

Liberty Cap Half Cent
1793-1797
We Pay:
$10
(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

draped bust half cent

Draped Bust Half Cent
1800-1808
We Pay:
$10
(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

classic head large cent 2

Classic Head Half Cent
1809-1836
We Pay:
$10
(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

coronet (braided hair) half cent

Coronet (Braided Hair) Half Cent
1840-1857
We Pay:
$10
(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

Large Cents


Coin Identification Photo

Type – Large Cents

flowing hair cent

Flowing Hair Cent
(Chain or Wreath)
1840-1857
We Pay:
$100+ (Call)

liberty cap large cent

Liberty Cap Large Cent
1793-1796
We Pay:
$20
(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

draped bust large cent

Draped Bust Large Cent
1796-1807
We Pay:
$10
(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

classic head large cent

Classic Head Large Cent
1808-1814
We Pay:
$10
(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

coronet type (matron head) large cent

Coronet Type (Matron Head) Large Cent
1816-1857
We Pay:
$2
(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

Small Cents


Coin Identification Photo

Type – Small Cents

flying eagle small cent

Flying Eagle Small Cent
1856-1858
We Pay:
$2-5
(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

indian head cent

Indian Head Cent
1859-1909
We Pay:
$0.10-.50
(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

lincoln wheat ears cent

Lincoln Wheat Ears Cent
1909-1958
We Pay:
$$.012
Or $2.00/lb
(1943 Steel – $0.05)
(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

lincoln memorial cent

Lincoln Memorial Cent
1959-1982 (Copper)
We Pay:
(all) $0.011
Or $1.75/lb

1983-Date (zinc)(send to the bank)
2009 Lincoln Bicentennial
(Birth, Formative, Prof., Pres.)
$.10 for PROOF ONLY

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

2 & 3 Cent


Coin Identification Photo

Type – 2 & 3 cent

two cent piece

Two Cent Piece
1864-1873
We Pay:
$5

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

three cent silver piece

Three Cent Silver Piece
1851-1873
We Pay:
$10

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

three cent nickel piece

Three Cent Nickel Piece
1865-1889
We Pay:
$5

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

Nikel


Coin Identification Photo

Type – Nickel $.05

shield nickel

Shield Nickel
1866-1883
We Pay:
$5

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

liberty head v-nickel

Liberty Head V-Nickel
1883-1912
We Pay:
$0.25

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

indian head buffalo nickel

Indian Head Buffalo Nickel
1913-1938
We Pay:
$0.15

No Legible Date / $0.07
(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

jefferson nickel

Jefferson Nickel
1938-Present
We Pay:
1938-1941 / $0.10
1942-1945 (35% silver) / $.75
1946-1959 / $.051

1960-2012 (send to the bank)

Half Dime


Coin Identification Photo

Type – Half Dime

half dime

Draped Bust Half Dime
1796-1805
We Pay:
$20

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

capped bust half dime

Capped Bust Half Dime
1829-1837
We Pay:
$10

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

seated liberty half dime

Seated Liberty Half Dime
1837-1873
We Pay:
$5

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

Dime


Coin Identification Photo

Type – Dime

draped bust dime

Draped Bust Dime
1796-1807
We Pay:
$20

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

capped bust dime

Capped Bust Dime
1809-1837
We Pay:
$10

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

seated liberty dime

Seated Liberty Dime
1837-1874
We Pay:
$5

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

liberty head (barber) dime

Liberty Head (Barber) Dime
1892-1916
We Pay:
$2

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

mercury dime

Mercury Dime
1916-1945
We Pay:
$2

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

roosevelt dime

Roosevelt Dime
1946-1964 (silver)
We Pay:
$1.75

1965-Date (send to the bank)

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$.20 / $.25


Coin Identification Photo

Type - $.20 / $.25

twenty cent piece

Twenty Cent Piece
1875-1878
We Pay:
$50

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

draped bust quarter

Draped Bust Quarter
1796-1807
We Pay:
$50

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

capped liberty bust quarter

Capped Liberty Bust Quarter
1815-1838
We Pay:
$25

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

seated liberty quarter

Seated Liberty Quarter
1838-1874
We Pay:
$15

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

liberty head (barber) quarter

Liberty Head (Barber) Quarter
1892-1916
We Pay:
$5 in good condition, otherwise
silver melt

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

standing liberty quarter

Standing Liberty Quarter
1916-1930
We Pay:
$5 in good condition, otherwise
silver melt

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

washington quarter

Washington Quarter
1932-1964 (silver)
We Pay:
Junk Silver Price
1965-Date / (Send to the Bank)

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

Half Dollar $.50


Coin Identification Photo

Type – Half Dollar $.50

draped bust half dollar

Draped Bust Half Dollar
1796-1807
We Pay:
$50

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

capped liberty bust half dollar

Capped Liberty Bust Half Dollar
1807-1839
We Pay:
$25

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

seated liberty half dollar

Seated Liberty Half Dollar
1839-1874
We Pay:
$15

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

liberty head (barber) half dollar

Liberty Head (Barber) Half Dollar
1892-1915
We Pay:
$10 in good condition, otherwise
silver melt

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

walking liberty half dollar

Walking Liberty  Half Dollar
1916-1947
We Pay:
$10 in good condition, otherwise
silver melt

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

franklin half dollar

Franklin Half Dollar
1948-1963
We Pay:
$9 in good condition, otherwise
silver melt

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

kennedy half dollar

Kennedy Half Dollar
1964-1970
We Pay:
1964 (90%) – $9
1965-1970 (40%) – $2.00
1971-Date / (send to the bank)

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$1 Dollar


Coin Identification Photo

Type – $1.00 Dollar

flowing hair draped bust dollar

Flowing Hair/Draped Bust Dollar
1795-1804
We Pay:
$200+ (call)

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

seated liberty silver dollar

Seated Liberty Silver Dollar
1840-1873
We Pay:
$75+

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

silver trade dollar

Silver Trade Dollar
1873-1883
We Pay:
$60+

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

morgan silver dollars

Morgan Silver Dollars
1878-1904 & 1921
We Pay:
$16

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

gsa morgan dollars cc mint 2
gsa morgan dollars cc mint 1

GSA Morgan Dollars (CC Mint)
1878-1891
We Pay:
$75

peace silver dollars

Peace Silver Dollars
1921-1935
We Pay:
$14

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

US Gold Coins $1 Gold


Coin Identification Photo

Type – US Gold Coins $1 Gold

gold dollar $100

Gold Dollar $1.00 (.04837 agw)

Liberty Head (Type 1)1849-1854

We Pay:
115% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

gold dollar $100 2

Gold Dollar $1.00 (.04837 agw)

Princess (Type 2) 1854-1856

We Pay:
150% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

gold dollar $100 3

Gold Dollar $1.00 (.04837 agw)

Princess (Type 3) 1856-1889

We Pay:
110% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

US Gold Coins $2.50 Gold


Coin Identification Photo

Type – US Gold Coins $2.50 Gold

$250 gold

Quarter Eagle $2.50 (.1209 agw)

Turban Head (1796-1807)

We Pay:
200% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

quarter eagle $250

Quarter Eagle $2.50 (.1209 agw)
Capped Bust (1808-1834)
We Pay:
175% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

quarter eagle $250 2

Quarter Eagle $2.50 (.1209 agw)
Classic Head (1834-1839)
We Pay:
125% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

quarter eagle $250 3

Quarter Eagle $2.50 (.1209 agw)
Liberty Head (1840-1907)
We Pay:
103% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

quarter eagle $250 4

Quarter Eagle $2.50 (.1209 agw)
Indian Head (1908-1929)
We Pay:
101% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$3, $4 & $5 Gold


Coin Identification Photo

Type – $3, $4 & $5 Gold

$3 - $4 gold

$3 Gold Piece (.1451 agw)
Indian Princess Head (1854-1889)
We Pay:
200% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$4 gold piece stella

$4 Gold Piece (Stella)
1879-1880

We Pay:
(Call)

half eagle $500

Half Eagle $5.00 (.24187 agw)
Turban Head (1795-1807)
We Pay:
200% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

half eagle $500 2

Half Eagle $5.00 (.24187 agw)
Capped Bust (1807-1834)
We Pay:
175% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

classic-liberty-head-gold-half-eagle-no-motto

Half Eagle $5.00 (.24187 agw)
Classic Head (1834-1838)
We Pay:
125% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

half eagle $500 22

Half Eagle $5.00 (.24187 agw)
Liberty Head NoMotto (1839-1866)
We Pay:
103% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

half eagle $500 3

Half Eagle $5.00 (.24187 agw)
Liberty Head w/Motto (1866-1908)
We Pay:
102% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

half eagle $500 5

Half Eagle $5.00 (.24187 agw)
Indian Head (1908-1929)
We Pay:
101% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$10.00 Gold


Coin Identification Photo

Type – $10.00 Gold

$1000 gold

$10 Gold Eagle (.48375)
Turban (Draped Bust) (1795-1804)
We Pay:
200% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$10 gold eagle 2

$10 Gold Eagle (.48375)
Liberty Head NoMotto (1838-1866)
We Pay:
110% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$10 gold eagle

$10 Gold Eagle (.48375)
Liberty Head w/Motto (1866-1907)
We Pay:
102% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$10 gold eagle 3

$10 Gold Eagle (.48375)
Liberty Head w/Motto (1866-1907)
We Pay:
102% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$20.00 Gold


Coin Identification Photo

Type – $20.00 Gold

$20 double eagle

$20 Double Eagle (.9675)
Liberty – NoMotto Type 1 (1849-1866)
We Pay:
103% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$20 double eagle 2

$20 Double Eagle (.9675)
Liberty Head W/Motto Type 2
Twenty D.
1866 -1876
We Pay:
102% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$20 double eagle 3

$20 Double Eagle (.9675)
Liberty Head w/Motto Type 3
Twenty Dollars
1877 -1907
We Pay:
101% agw

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$20 double eagle 4

$20 Double Eagle (.9675)
St Gaudens NoMotto (1907-1908)
We Pay:
1 oz spot

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$20 double eagle 5

$20 Double Eagle (.9675)
St Gaudens w/Motto (1908-1933)
We Pay:
1 oz spot

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

$20 double eagle 6

$20 Double Eagle (.9675)

1907 High Relief MCMVII
We Pay:
(Call)

Silver Commemoratives (1892-1954)

Identification Photo

Silver Commemoratives (1892-1954)

silver

1893-94 Columbian Expo $.50

We Pay:
(All) $10

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

1893 isabella quarter $25

1893 Isabella Quarter $.25

We Pay:
(All) $50

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

1900 lafayette $100

1900 Lafayette $1.00

We Pay:
(All) $50

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

1915 pan pac expo $50

1915 Pan Pac Expo $.50

We Pay:
(All) $65

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

1900-1938 silver

1900-1938 Silver Commemorative Half Dollars $.50

IL, ME, Pilgrim, MO, AL, Grant, Monroe, Huguenot, Lexington, Stone Mountain, CA, Vancouver, Sesquicentennial, OR Trail, VT, HI, MD, TX, Daniel Boone, CT, AR, Hudson, CA PIE, Spanish Trail, RI, Cleveland, WI, Cincinnati, Long Island, York, Bridgeport, VA, Elgin, Albany, SF, Columbia, DE, Gettysburg, Norfolk, Roanoke, Antietam, New Rochelle, IA

We Pay:
(All) $25

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

1946-1954 silver

1946-1954 Silver Half Dollars $.50
Booker T Washington,
Carver/Washington

We Pay:
(All) $10

(Add $5 for NGC or PCGS graded)

Gold Commemoratives 1903-1926


Identification Photo

Gold Commemoratives (1903-1926)

1903-1922 gold $1

1903-1922 Gold $1

We Pay:
(All) $150

1915 gold $250

1915 Gold $2.50

We Pay:
(All) $250

1926 gold $250

1926 Gold $2.50

We Pay:
(All) $200

1915 gold $50

1915 Gold $50

We Pay:
(Call)

Obsolete U.S. Currency Notes

Obsolete U.S. Currency Notes

We have no use for “rag” notes: POOR: A totally limp “rag” with severe damage because of wear, staining, pieces missing, graffiti, larger holes. May have tape holding pieces of the note together. Trimming may have taken place to remove rough edges.

Don’t buy them!

unacceptable
Unacceptable
acceptable
Acceptable
preferred
Preferred

Grading

Fine or Better (preferrably uncirculated) is our target:

A note which shows considerable circulation, with many folds, creases and wrinkling. Paper is not excessively dirty but may have some softness. Edges may show much handling, with minor tears in the border area. Tears may not extend into the design. There will be no center hole because of excessive folding. Colors are clear but not very bright. A staple hole or two would not be considered unusual wear in a Fine note. Overall appearance is still on the desirable side.

Extremely Fine:

A very attractive note, with light handling. May have a maximum of three light folds or one strong crease. Paper is clean and bright with original sheen. Corners may show only the slightest evidence of rounding. There may also be the slightest sign of wear where a fold meets the edge.

1886

$1
1886 – Martha Washington

We Pay:
$50

1891

$1
1891 Treasury “in coin” Note

We Pay:
$20

1896

$1
1896 Educational Note

We Pay:
$40

1896 2

$2
1896 Educational Note

We Pay:
$50

5

$5
1896 Educational Note

We Pay:
$60

1899

$1
1899 Black Eagle Note

We Pay:
$30

1899 2

$2
1899 Silver Certificate

We Pay:
$25

1899 3

$5
1899 Chief Note

We Pay:
$100

1901

$10
1901 Bison Note

We Pay:
$200

1907

$5
1907 Woodchopper

We Pay:
$25

1914

$20
1914 Federal Reserve Note (Blue Seal)

We Pay:
$25

1917

$1
1917 Legal Tender Note

We Pay:
$10

1917 2

$2
1917 Legal Tender Note

We Pay:
$15

1918

$2
1918 Battleship Note

We Pay:
$75

1923

$5
1923 Silver Certificate (Porthole Note)

We Pay:
$100

1923 2

$1
1923 Legal Tender Note

We Pay:
$10

1928

$10
1928 Gold Certificate

We Pay:
$20

1928 2

$20
1928 Gold Certificate

We Pay:
$40

50-1928-gold-certificate

$50
1928 Gold Certificate

We Pay:
$100

1 silver
2 silver

1928 Gold Certificate$1 Silver Certificates
1928, 1935, 1957
We Pay:
$1.50

$2 Red Seal Note
1928, 1953, 1963
We Pay:
$3.00

5 bill
5 bill seal

$5 Silver Certificates
1934, 1953
We Pay:
$7.50

$5 Red Seal Notes
1928, 1953, 1963
We Pay:
$8

National Bank Notes

First Charter Notes – Original Series (1863-1875) & 1875 Series (-1882)

These were the first notes issued by national banks that were chartered before 1882. The original series notes have a spiked red seal, while the 1875 have a rounded seal like shown below.

Denom. $1 – We Pay $4

1 bill
1875 $1 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $2 – We Pay $8

2 bill
1875 $2 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $5 – We Pay $20

5 five bill
1875 $5 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $10 – We Pay $40

10 bill
1875 $10 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $20 – We Pay $80

20 bill
1875 $20 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $50 – We Pay $150

50 bill
1875 $50 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $100 – We Pay $300

100 bill
1875 $100 National Bank Note (above)

National Bank Notes

Second Charter Notes – 1882 Brown Backs, Date Backs, & Value Backs

These notes can have slightly different art designs, and a brown or blue seal. The backs of the notes will be different depending on whether they are brown, dated, or state the value of the note.

Denom. $5 – We Pay $12

bill 5
1882 $5 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $10 – We Pay $24

bill 10
1882 $10 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $20 – We Pay $40

bill 20
1882 $20 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $50 – We Pay $100

bill 50
1882 $50 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $100 – We Pay $200

bill 100
1882 $100 National Bank Note (above)

National Bank Notes

Third Charter Notes – 1902 Red Seals & 1902 Blue Seals

These were printed between 1902 and 1929. The red seal notes are usually worth more than the blue seal notes.

Denom. $5 – We Pay $10

5 bill 1902
1902 $5 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $10 – We Pay $20

10 3 bill
1882 $10 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $20 – We Pay $35

20 3 bill
1902 $20 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $50 – We Pay $80

50 3 bill
1902 $50 National Bank Note (above)

Denom. $100 – We Pay $175

100 3 bill
1902 $100 National Bank Note (above)
confederate

$.50, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1000

Confederate Notes

 We Pay:
$.50-5.00 / $6
$10-$50 / $18
$100-$1000 / $36

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