Identifying old coins can be difficult to do, but it is a necessary step for finding values and prices of the currency. Here are tips for identification of your antique coins, so you can then finding their values.
Getting to Know Antique Coins
Are the Antique Coins from the U.S.?
Old coins from the U.S. will have “United States of America” printed on them. In very old coins, the abbreviation “U.S.” is used.
If the coin originates from another country, it will usually say that particular country on it. If you can’t read the text, it is likely in the language of the originating country.
You can then type the country name into your online search engine to see several coin-related sites.
If you cannot identify the old coin, it might not be a coin. Instead, it could be a token, pattern, or round, which all look like coins. In this case, look for the inscription on it and then types those words directly into Google or another search engine. These items are probably worth less than an old coin.
After Identification of Antique Coins
Once identified, you can find values for your old coins by reading descriptions of them on auction sites such as eBay. See what your coin would typically go for online.
Also, in your search results, go past the front page to find more information about pricing on your coin. You might have to look several pages into the search results. Look at forums too, where many coin dealers may have posted information about your coin over the last week, year, or decade. If not, you can always meet with a coin dealer in person to find out more about your item.
On a final note, never sell your old coins until you are sure what they are worth. You might be sitting on an expensive coin!
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