Frequently Asked Questions
Table of Contents
- How do I sell my gold?
- What are Silver Dollars worth?
- What are my silver Half Dollars, Quarters, and Dimes worth?
- Is my 1943 Lincoln cent worth a lot of money?
- What is my silver certificate worth?
- My bill has Red Ink?
- Are the bicentennial coins (1776-1976) worth anything ?
- What are Wheat pennies worth?
- What are Buffalo and “V” Nickels worth?
- I have coins from other countries, what are they worth?
How do I sell my gold?
Selling gold to Northern Nevada Coin is easy. Whether in Reno, Carson City or Minden, our gold buyers are the best around. Our gold buyers are trained professionals. When you bring in your gold to sell we will first look for its purity. Karat is the factor that determines how pure your gold is. Then we will weigh your gold. Finally, our gold buyers will get up to the minute pricing. This ensures that you are getting full value for your gold at the time you are selling. Our Reno gold buyers can be found on our about us page, as well as our Carson City and Minden gold buyers. We are real people buying your gold, just as you are a real person selling gold. We are not a mail away gold company. Come see us face to face. Our gold buyers are trained to help you understand every step of the process so that after you have sold us your gold you will feel comfortable in knowing how the process works. We want you to know that you are receiving a fair price for your gold when you sell it. See our gold buyer in Reno, Carson City, and Minden today.
What are Silver Dollars worth?
Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea, and Eisenhower dollars are not worth extra to us. Most silver dollars we see are either Morgan or Peace dollars. Morgans were made from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921. With silver over $25 most of the 1878 to 1904 dollars are worth between $20-30 depending on condition. Morgans made in 1921 are worth $21-23 each in most cases. Peace dollars made from 1921 to 1935 are generally worth $21-23 each. Please note that the price of silver can directly effect the price of the dollars the figures above is based on silver being around $28. Included are pictures of the reverse of a Morgan and a Peace dollar to see the mint mark placement. If there is no mint mark then the coin was made in Philadelphia. Dollars with a CC mint mark are always worth more. Of course there are many factors in evaluating dollars. If you have a large quantity or a collection of them there is a good chance you have something more valuable.
It always pays to check with us if you have a set of dollars, or if you have dollars made before 1878.
IF THERE IS NO MINT MARK THE COIN WAS MADE IN PHILADELPHIA.
|Mint mark placed on reverse of coin, below the wreath, just above the word dollar.||Below the word One just above the tailfeathers on the reverse of the coin.|
What are my silver Half Dollars, Quarters, and Dimes worth?
Values of common date Half Dollars, Quarters and Dimes date 1964 and older are typically bought and sold as bullion, for the best rates please call us. The value of these coins will change according to market fluctuations and are typically bought and sold in bulk quantities. Listed below are key dates to look for in Mercury Dimes, Washington Quarters, and Half Dollars.
|Key Date Dimes||Key Date Quarters||Key Date Halves|
|1916-D||1932-D||1921 & older|
|1921||1932-S||1935 & older in EF or better|
|1921-D||1940 & older in AU condition or better||1938-D|
|1931 & older in EF condition or better||1949 & older in new condition||1947 & older in EF or better|
|1945 & older in new condition|
Is my 1943 Lincoln cent worth a lot of money?
Because of a need for copper and nickel to support the war effort the Lincoln Cents of 1943 were made out of a zinc coated steel alloy. Several copper coins were “accidentally” made and those coins will bring substantial money today. The steel pennies, however, are very common and not worth much even in very high grades. If your coin sticks to a magnet it is steel, if it does not then you must have the coin authenticated as many, many altered coins exist.
What is my silver certificate worth?
Typically your small size (the same physical size as regular money, as opposed to the old horse blankets) silver certificate is worth about 5% more than face. Some exceptions are the 1928 and 1934 $1.00 notes, which can be worth a little more, and the 1933 $10.00 silver certificate which is worth quite a bit.
My bill has Red Ink?
The Legal Tender notes, or red seal, notes were issued in from 1928 through 1963 in order to satisfy the legal requirements of the Act of May 3, 1878. Notes dated 1953 and 1963 only carry a small premium.
Are the bicentennial coins (1776-1976) worth anything?
The Bicentennial quarters, half dollars and dollars of 1975 and 1976 are very plentiful and available. Lately, some of the very high grade examples of these issues have been commanding respectable premiums, however we are not interested in these coins at more than face value, as we believe that current price levels probably represent a passing fad.
What are Wheat pennies worth?
Wheat back Lincoln cents date 1909 to 1958 are actually quite plentiful. The vast majority of these coins are worth about $1.20 per 50 coin roll. Complete sets from 1909 to 1940 are worth enough to have checked out, but sets from 1941-1958 are only worth about $1 if they are used and $20 if all the coins are brand new. Incomplete sets from 1909-1940 are usually worth very little.
The most valuable dates have been bolded for your convenience. The other dates listed must exhibit only moderate wear and no corrosion or damage.
|Key Date Lincolns|
|1911-D||1922 No D *|
|The Mint mark on a Lincoln cent is right under the date||1912-S||1955 Doubled Die|
* The 1922 No D is actually a 1922-D with the mint mark worn off. This coin will require close examination to verify that it is not an altered coin. There are specific diagnostics that the coin must meet in order to be considered the key coin.
+ The initials VDB can be found at the 6:00 position on the reverse
What are Buffalo and “V” Nickels worth?
Buffalo and Liberty, or “V” nickels can be extremely valuable. However, the nickel is a popular denomination for commerce, and so the vast majority of these types of nickels are well used, or circulated. Most nickels are worth very little unless they look brand new. Nickels without dates are worth almost no premium.
Dates of nickels that are worth more even if worn down are as follows:
|Rare Date V Nickels||Rare Date Buffalo Nickels|
|1884||1913-S Type 1 and Type 2|
|1885||1914 all mints|
|1886||1915 all mints|
|1887||1916 to 1926 D and S mints|
|1888||1937-D 3 legged variety|
|1912-S mint mark on reverse|
What are my foreign coins worth?
While some foreign coins are worth quite a bit of money, most of them have little or no value. Over time we have learned that Americans traveling abroad love to save some coins and bring them home, so foreign coins are pretty easy to come by.
Because we specialize in US coins we are typically only interested in large size silver coins (silver dollar size), gold coins and rare issues. The one major exception is the Mexican gold coins, for which we maintain a strong inventory. Click here to see our inventory of these beautiful coins.
For information on your particular coins you can check out the Standard Catalog of World Coins which can be found at most major book sellers. If you have gold coins you can email us using this form for a current quote.