What’s my coin worth? 4 Easy Steps to Find Out.

Have you ever gone on eBay, searched for a coin you own and found some crazy batshit prices?  Perhaps $4000.00 for a 1943 penny? Or $1800.00 for a National Park Quarter? Seems a little suspect, right? Well, in all likelihood, it is.  Just because someone asked for that absurd amount of money does not mean that is the real, honest-to-goodness price. Want to know the real price?  Do this instead:

Go to Ebay.
1943 Penny Search on eBay
Type in a few key words in the Search Box like “1943 penny or 1943 Lincoln cent“.
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Sold Items Listing
Scroll and Find on the left-hand side of the screen the filter, “Sold Items“. Click on that box. Press Enter.
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At the top of the screen, sort out your results by Price + Shipping (highest first). Click.
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Great. We are almost there. After the 4th step, you should have a list showing what your coin has sold for on ebay arranged from the highest to the lowest price within the past two months.  So now, what is your coin worth? As a rule of thumb, look for the “sweet-spot”; not the highest price and not the lowest price but the average price the coin sold for in auction. Now, you are armed with some realistic prices if you ever want to say, sell or insure your coins.

By the way, if you want to sell your coin(s) directly to us, we typically pay 50 – 75% of the median (average) price. Contact us.

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