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What to look for in your collection:

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Coins:

PenniesAny date before 1878

 

Indian Head Cents (1859 – 1909)

  • 1908-S, 1909, 1909-S (mintmark is located near the bottom on the reverse)

Lincoln Wheat Cents (1909 – 1958)

  • 1909VDB, 1909-S, 1909-S VDB, 1910 – 1915 with a mintmark, 1922-D, 1931-S
  • All other dates we pay 2 cents each (mintmark is located under the date)

Lincoln Memorial Cent (1959 – Present)

  • All are worth face value

Nickels Any date before 1888

 

Liberty Head “V” Nickel (1883-1912)

  • 1912-S (mintmark is located on the reverse to the left of the words)

Buffalo Nickels (1913 – 1938)

  • 1913 – 1919 with a mintmark, 1921-S, 1924-S, 1926-S, 1931-S (mintmark located under “Five Cents” on the reverse)
  • Buffalo Nickels with a partial date or no date are worth about 6 to 10 cents each. Common date coins, with all four digits clearly visible, are worth about 20 cents each

 Jefferson Nickels (1938 – Present)

  • 1950-D (mintmark located to the right of Monticello on reverse)
  • 1942 – 1945 “Silver War Nickels” (mintmark above Monticello on the reverse)
  • All other dates are worth face value

DimesAny date before 1892

 

Barber Dimes 1892 – 1916

  • 1892 – 1897 with mintmark, 1903-S, 1901-S, 1913-S (mintmark is located near the bottom on the reverse)

Mercury Dime 1916 – 1945

  • 1916-D, 1921, 1921-D (mintmark is to the right of “One” on the reverse)

Roosevelt Dime 1946 – Present

  • 1946 – 1964: These are 90% silver – we pay rates competitive with market value
  • 1965 and after worth face value

QuartersAny date before 1892

 

 Barber Quarters 1892 – 1916

  • 1892-S, 1896-O, 1896-S,1897-O, 1897-S, 1901-O, 1901-S, 1913-S, 1914-S, (mintmark is located near the bottom on the reverse)

 Standing Liberty Quarter 1916 – 1930

  • 1916 – 1924, 1927-S (partial or no date coins are worth bullion value)

 Washington Quarter 1932 – Present

  • 1932-D, 1932-S (mintmark is located near the bottom on the reverse)
  • 1932 thru 1964 are 90% silver – we pay rates competitive with market value
  • 1965-Date are worth face value (including 1976, 1999- date commemorative quarters, 2019-W)

Half DollarsAny date before 1892

 

Barber Half Dollars 1892 – 1916

  • 1892 -1899 with mintmark, 1904-S, 1913, 1914, 1915 (mintmark is located near the bottom on the reverse)

Walking Liberty Half Dollar 1916 – 1947

  • 1916 PDS, 1917-D (obv), 1917-S (obv), 1921 PDS, 1938-D (mintmark is located at 8 o’clock on the reverse)
  • These are 90% silver – we pay rates competitive with market value

Franklin Half Dollars 1948 – 1963

  • These are 90% silver – we pay rates competitive with market value

Kennedy Half Dollars 1964 – Present

  • 1964 These are 90% silver – we pay rates competitive with market value
  • 1965 – 1970 These are 40% silver – we pay rates competitive with market value
  • 1971 – Present These are worth face value (even the 1976 Bicentennial)

DollarsAny date from 1878 and before

 

Morgan Dollars

  • 1878-1921 (These are 90% silver) (mint mark is located at 6 ‘o clock on reverse below wreath)
  • Any CC mint mark, 1893-S, 1894 (P), 1895(P),D,S, 1899 (P), 1903-O

Peace Dollars

  • 1921-1935 (These are 90% silver) (mint mark is located at 8 ‘o clock on the reverse under “ONE”)
  • 1921 (P) high relief , 1928 (P)

Eisenhower Dollars

  • 1971-1978 (Worth face value except for coins in government packaging)

Susan B Anthony

  • 1979 – 1981 (Worth face value except for coins in government packaging)

Sacagawea

  • 2000 – Present (Worth face 2000 – Present (Worth face value except for coins in government packaging)

Presidential

  • 2007- Present (Worth face 2000 – Present (Worth face value except for coins in government packaging)

Foreign Coins –

We pay about 2 to 3 cents each for most or offer a per pound price on obsolete base metal coins. Most Gold and Silver coins are worth a percentage of their melt value.

Other items of interest:

Paper Money

  • Any size note from before 1928, all $500, $1000, $5000, $10,000
  • Blue, Red Seal Notes – (any denomination) are worth a very small premium. Damaged, torn or written on notes are worth face value.
  • Brown Seal or State Issued Notes – we need to see all of these.
  • Green Seal Notes – are worth face value. A few can have value if they are perfect, uncirculated notes from 1970 and before, or they have a STAR instead of a letter in the Serial number.

 Scrap Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium

  • Dental Gold – Such as crowns or bridges made up of gold alloys. Please remove all teeth fragments (eg. with hammer) before bringing into the store.
  • Clearly marked Silver, Gold or Platinum jewelry (We do not buy costume jewelry or gemstones)
  • We NO LONGER buy unmarked scrap items

 Sterling Silver – Flatware, Cups, Trays, Candlestick Bases…Etc

  • All items clearly marked “Sterling” or “925”
  • Please cautiously remove all resin/plaster/paraffin (eg. with hammer) in weighted items before bringing into the store. (Some items should be checked for collectable value before destroying)

 Other important things to remember……

  • All prices listed above are subject to change due to market conditions
  • Damaged, cleaned, corroded, bent, etc. coins are worth significantly less—even for rare date coins
  • Need help grading your coins? Check out these online resources:
  • We may pay more than face value on uncirculated rolls
  • We buy most coins that are obviously miss-struck and varieties listed in the U.S. Red Book
  • We are NOT interested in minor varieties found in pocket change
  • At our sole discretion we reserve the right to refuse purchase of any items that we cannot use
  • If you have any questions please call us! 719-634-3313 If we cannot get to your call please leave a message and someone will get back to you in a timely manner
  • Sellers must be at least 21 years old with a valid government issued photo ID

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