Coin values are best determined by first getting an idea of your coin’s grade and condition. You would use a coin photograde guide for that, then you would use sold coin auction examples from ebay, Heritage or Stack Sold Auctions and Great Collections auction archives.
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US Coin values listed in these charts are based on *certified coin values, ebay sold auctions, Heritage Coin Auction results, Coinage Magazine and Red Book US Coin Values.
Furthermore, like all price lists, this is a just a guide to what a coin might sell for and no guarantee of actual value.
About Our Price Guides
Coin value price guides are an average value for graded coins and not as an authority for exact coin values. Coin Help used the average value that coins have sold for, in the last few months or the last two or three years, at eBay, Heritage Coin Auctions and other online coin sales.
Only a few raw coin auctions were consulted for the guide’s values, with the majority of the values being compiled from the final bid value of coins graded by PCGS, NGC, ANACS and ICG only.
It will be immediately realized, by the most serious collectors, that some coins might sale for more or less according to their eye appeal, toning, condition or the grading service holder they’re housed in. In example, a Red Lincoln Cent is more desirable then a Red/Brown or a Brown color, therefore a choice red specimen will have a higher premium.
The same can be said for coins graded and authenticated by PCGS. Coins in a PCGS holder have a higher premium then coins in NGC, ANACS and ICG holders respectively. This is the case even when an NCG coin is obviously the same grade and condition as a PCGS encapsulated coin.
We took this fact into consideration and created an average, using all values, from all four of the most respected grading services combined. Coin Help realizes that not everyone owns coins in PCGS holders.
Coin Help determined that it would be best to reflect the most current trend in coin values by using final auction bids, when available, from the last few months to the last couple years.
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