Coins Guide

Learn About U.S. Coins:

The following is a simple coin guide to help you identify and sort your coins. Please note that in coin collecting coin grading is the process of determining the grade or condition of a coin, one of the key factors in determining the value of a particular coin as a collector’s item. The grading of a coin includes the analysis of several criteria such as: Condition, Rarity, Content, & Demand.


Refers to the amount of wear on the detail of a coin. The less wear the higher the value on specific series.


The value of coins depends on their rarity. in some years of U.S. coinage the mintage quantity were very low and this can affect the rarity so as the value of a particular coin.


Refers to the kind of metal a coin is made of.


The popularity a particular series is to be collected.


1. Never clean coins.
2. The ‘Better Dates’ are usually the higher valued coins, specific dates can be worth a substantial amount of money based on its condition.