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.
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 -- http://www.workingmancoins.com -- 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
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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Hi Maria, Thank you for the pictures. While they were labeled "Front side" and "Back side", they were both the same picture of the back side. So, from what I can see, it looks like the coin is just
Hi Bill, Over the years, the mints that produced the silver eagles changed, between Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point. However -- disregarding specially minted pieces that occured in different
Hi Theresa, All pennies dated 1981 or older are composed of almost all copper, with a tiny bit a zinc mixed in. All pennies dated 1983 or newer are composed of almost all zinc, with a thin layer
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
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
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