What Are My Old Coins Worth?

Austin Rare Coins

Frequently we are contacted by individuals trying to identify and value coins they’ve acquired over the years. Usually, they’ve got a few old pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, or even some old paper money. We understand that most visitors reaching out don't have the knowledge to figure out the value of these items.  

Coin collecting has been a popular, but generally casual, hobby for many people for decades. It’s very common for old coins to be found, set aside to mark a memory, a lucky moment, or simply because they caught someone’s imagination at the time. Therefore, it’s widespread for so many of us to “come into some old coins”. The casual nature of collecting is also why the large majority of such coins have very little value. One is simply not going to “happen across” old pocket change worth a small fortune-in fact, we've never seen this happen in 35 years of business.



We understand this curiosity, but please know such casually acquired coins and collections of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars, etc. don’t have much value, even if they date back to the early 1900s and even if they’re in old coin albums. Your best option is to search for a local “coin dealer” and visit them in person. Better yet, we recommend you purchase a Red Book of Rare Coin Prices. It's a small price to pay for a vast amount of knowledge that you can continuously reference any time you come across a United States coin in any condition!

If you have a collection of coins valued over $5,000 or are in charge of an estate, feel free to contact us at 1-800-928-6468 and ask for our assistance.  Our team of experts are well-versed in appraising these types of collections.

We Do Buy Modern Bullion Gold, Silver, Platinum, and palladium as well as Rare U.S. and ancient Coins ($5,000 minimum)

Serious collectors, over time, build modest to large collections of rare US, World, and Ancient Coins primarily in gold and silver. We are buyers of higher-value US silver struck prior to 1935 and US gold struck prior to 1933 as well as Ancient gold and silver coins.

We also frequently deal with bullion investors liquidating modern coins and bars of various sizes in all four major precious metals made by major mints around the globe. Please understand that we generally don’t handle liquidations under $3,000

Please call 1-800-928-6468 to discuss what you’re considering liquidating. Or fill out the form below and please provide us as many details as possible. Once we understand your holdings, we can give you bids based on current market conditions. If you choose to proceed, we will instruct you on how to safely get the coins to us.

Once received, we can normally have a check or wire on the way to you in under a week. It’s so easy to work with Austin Rare Coins!


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