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My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.

Experience in the area

I've been a coin dealer since the 1980's and a coin collector since the 1960's. I specialize in U.S. Silver Coins and have an active online website -- The Working Man's Rare Coins -- -- offering information and inventory in U.S. coins.

Organizations I belong to :
American Numismatic Association Member #187770
Michigan State Numismatic Society Member #8255
Florida United Numismatics Member #19710
Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
WINS Member #14
CoinMasters Member #1814

Frequently Asked Questions :
I have created a Frequently Asked Questions page on my website, where you may be able to get an immediate answer to your question. You can find the page here :


BBA from Adrian College

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Two Headed Coins are not Real! They are privately manufactured novelty items, made by altering two normal coins and gluing the pieces back together. Use a magnifier and examine just inside the raised rim on both sides of the coin, looking for a seam where the pieces are joined, which can be on either side of the coin. These novelty coins sell regularly for a couple dollars.

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Recent Answers from Dan Moore

2017-01-20 Old silver coin:

Hi Monica,    Thank you for the pictures.    This is not any kind of coin from the U.S. Mint.  It is something privately made -- some type of medal.  Check the edge for some kind of marking that may indicate

2017-01-19 1972 quarter:

Hi Carmen,    Thank you for your question.    If it's a nice looking coin, and you like it, then keep it.  However, there were over 215 million of them minted, so it will never be considered rare or valuable

2017-01-18 Modern Double or Triple Die:

Hi Joaquin    Thank you for the pictures.    This is what's known as strike doubling, or die erosion doubling.  It happens when the dies get used for a long time and start to wear out.  The metal around

2016-12-16 1982 Error Cent:

Hi Nic,    1982 was the crossover year that the mint changed from the mostly copper cents that weighed 31.1 grams, to the mostly zinc coins that weighed 2.5 grams -- both varieties are available that year

2016-12-11 1973 Bicentennial Commemorative metal:

Hi Gary,    I assume these have the flip-open cases and paperwork.  The silver Samuel Adams & Patrick Henry medal contains slightly less than an ounce of silver, and is curently worth about $20 to a collector


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