Numismatics, or coin collecting, is a hobby for some, a business for others, and always a combination of art and science. Whether you are a budding numismatist, an experienced collector, or just looking for a starting point to better understand coins, the links below can help.
These sites offer a starting point for numismatic coin values (what the coin is worth to a collector). The value of the silver is typically included in these prices, though when price goes up rapidly, you may find the pure melt value is higher for low-quality silver coins. Most of these sites will allow you to look up multiple coins before asking to you sign up. Some are free for ongoing use and others charge a small fee.
PCGS Price Guide – Note that these prices are for US graded coins only. You can also find Chinese Coins on their site via this link. Tip: PCGS charges for frequent use of their site unless you sign up for a membership,so clear your browsing history periodically to “reset” the site’s counter on how many times you’ve used it.
Heritage Auctions – Values for high-grade coins
Whitman Red Book Online – US Coin Values
Beckett’s Free Coin Price Guide – US Coin Values
Great Collections – An archive of prices on previously sold coins
You might also like our Precious Metals Values Page