How to Value a Coin Collection

March 28, 2014 in Antique Coins, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Ebay, Education, Grading, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Rob Berger (

I recently started collecting coins. I only have a handful right now: mainly Morgan silver dollars. I tend to just pay $40 or $50 for a nice coin, and I don’t have a particularly valuable collection. I just enjoy collecting them.

One of my coins is a Morgan silver dollar from 1878. It’s an S mint – from San Francisco – and it’s fairly high grade. This coin is 140 years old. I can just imagine the stories this coin could tell if it could talk. That’s why I enjoy coin collecting. The history behind coins and currency is just amazing.

I don’t view my coins or currency or an investment because they don’t have any way to generate income. They’re just fun. It’s possible that I could hold a $50 coin long enough to sell it for $75 to make a bit of money, but it all hinges on what people are willing to pay for it. And that’s what we’re going to talk about today.

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