Where to find information on US coins, silver coins, gold coins,coin prices and coins for sale. Collecting coins minted in the United States enables coin collectors to actually own a piece of history. Popular coins currently in demand by United States coin collectors include Morgan silver dollars, Silver Peace dollars, Lincoln Head pennies, Jefferson nickels, Buffalo nickels, Washington silver quarters, Walking Liberty half dollars and U.S. proof sets. Popular coins with bullion investors are the US Buffalo Gold coins and the one ounce US Silver Eagle coins.
Coin prices vary with supply and demand and coins the prices of coins containing precious metals such as gold and silver coins are affected by spot prices on world markets. Retail prices of rare and common date U.S. coins are prices that dealers are asking and wholesale prices are what you can expect a dealer to pay you for your coins. When buying and selling coins the condition grade of the coin is everything, just because a coin may have been minted in low numbers does not make a coin valuable. There are coins that were minted in relatively high numbers where only a small portion of them exist in high condition grades. These coins may sell for thousands of dollars more than the same coin found in lower grades.
Books and price guides for US coins that will enable you to find out how much your coins are worth. Featuring the The Official Red Book "A Guide Book of United States Coins" setting the standard for coin prices and information for over sixty five years and the U.S. Coins Blue Book "A Handbook of United States Coins",
that provides wholesale coin prices, the prices that coin dealers will typically pay you for coins.
Red Book 2012 Guide Book of United States Coins
Millions of coin collectors rely the Official Red Book of United States coins for detailed information on U.S. coins with full color photographs.
2012 Blue Book Handbook of United States Coins
Also referred to as "The Blue Book of Coins" the easy to use Handbook of United States Coins features coin dealer buying prices for properly graded US coins
Certified or slabbed coins are coins that have been graded as to authenticity and condition grade by numismatic experts such as such as PCGS, NGC, ANACS, SEGS, GSA, PCI that provide professional coin grading services.
ANACS (American Numismatic Association Certification Service)
Established in 1972 by the American Numismatic Association, ANACS is oldest coin grading service in the United States.
NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation}
NGC independently grades, certifies as genuine, and seals coins in protective tamper resistance holders and is the official coin grading service of the American Numismatic Association.
PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) Established in 1986, PCGS provides impartial grading and authentication of rare coins by the world's leading experts.
Coins of the United States
United States coins produced by the U.S. mint are some of the most beautiful coins in the world and rich in U.S. history too. Whether you are just starting out in numismatics or are an advanced coin collector, you find that you can learn many things about the world of rare coins and precious metals just about every day.