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Old 12-15-2011, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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I wasn't sure where to post this question, so I just guessed. Is there a website that I can look at that will tell me what my coins are worth, or do I need to go out and buy one of the coin guides? Thanks much.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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You might want to try posting in the "Hobbies" thread or the "Shopping" thread for the results you're looking for.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I wasn't sure where to post this question, so I just guessed. Is there a website that I can look at that will tell me what my coins are worth, or do I need to go out and buy one of the coin guides? Thanks much.
For the quickest real time value I would look on ebay.

As with any collectible it is only worth what people will pay for it.
I have a old VDB penny that is worth a lot but who has that kind of money?
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:16 PM
 
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For the quickest real time value I would look on ebay.

As with any collectible it is only worth what people will pay for it.
I have a old VDB penny that is worth a lot but who has that kind of money?
1909 "s"? I know someone that might buy it...
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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1909 "s"? I know someone that might buy it...
Yes, but it was from my grandfather before he passed. Also have a copper war time penny.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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Rosanne: The "condition" (grade) of the coins has a lot to do with how much they are worth. I think it would be worthwhile to get one of the guides as it will tell you how to grade them. At least the Yeoman "Red Book" will. Be sure to get a new one, as the values change from year to year.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:20 AM
 
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As mentioned above, the first thing you need to do is learn how to properly grade them.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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Thanks everyone!
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:43 PM
 
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Catman and Joe from Dayton are right. What coins are worth are really seperating regarding condition, specifically higher grade coins. The price spread on worth is getting further and further apart.

The "Redbook" Catman is referring to is a quality book that gives an overview on collecting in general. Where it really helps, particularly to the novice collector, is how they are calling the grading on the coins themselves, how much wear it takes for a coin to be in only VG (very good) shape as opposed to F (fine shape) and they use photographs on some of the coins to illustrate the difference. Another reference that would work is a monthly magazine you can get in any Barnes and Noble called Coin Prices. That magazine used to come out monthly (I think it still does-I've been out of the hobby for a few decades). Hope this helps!
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:02 AM
 
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Rosanne: The "condition" (grade) of the coins has a lot to do with how much they are worth.
I learned that as well from Rick on Pawn Stars.
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