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Old Coin Values

Discovering old coin values in the modern market place can be a tricky road to navigate. One must first determine if there is any precious metal content in the coin itself. After making this determination, it’s then up to the collector to discover the mintage, condition, collectible demand and market place viability of the old coin. Finding coins with precious metal content in circulation has become more and more difficult these days since, within the U.S. alone, there hasn’t been any silver or gold placed in circulated coins since 1970 and 1933 respectively for each. If there is precious metal in the coin then the old coin value could be much higher than the face value of the coin. Traditionally, in the United States, foreign old coin values will be less than U.S. old coin values simply because the demand of the collectors here is focused on coinage from America, much like the demand for foreign collectible coins is much greater in the countries they were made.

A majority of old foreign coins will be bought and sold on the open market by the pound, unless there is still exchange value to them, which would suggest that the coins aren’t very old at all. This is a common practice that most numismatists engage in, as the foreign old coin values will likely never exceed this mode of exchange in the states. Most old coins made in the United States, that are highly circulated and without precious metal content, will trade, on the open collectible market, at or slightly above their face value. There are exceptions to this when regarding the condition, rarity and popular appeal of the old coin itself. Some old coins can be worth considerably more than just the face value of the coin. This is, of course, based on several factors. In one example, the double die Lincoln pennies of 1972, 1968 and 1955 can be very valuable where the normal pennies of these years would be worth just their face value. The reason for this is because the population of the double die versions, which were errors that escaped the quality control of the mints and released by accident, is much less than their non-error counterparts.

Bring in your coin collection, along with any questions you might have, to any of the Nevada Coin & Jewelry locations in the Las Vegas valley, and take advantage of the wealth of knowledge our coin professionals possess. By doing this, you would be giving yourself an edge in becoming more knowledgeable when determining old coin values. Although there is no obligation to sell any or all of your coin collection, our coin experts would be able to assess the value of your old coins with ease and effectiveness and make you a market competitive cash offer.



East Flamingo

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed



A.J. and Robert are so friendly and make it so you have the best deal with the items you bring them. They have so much knowledge about all the items they have in their shop and they like to teach others about what they know…


I am a brazilian and had the chance to deal with Nevada Coin. I was there to sell some gold coins and they paid me the best price I could fetch in Las Vegas. They are professional, courteous and trustworthy. Before visiting their premises I got a tentative appraisal by phone which I found reasonable. In the shop the attendant offered to approach the manager to get me a (gasp) BETTER price. Do yourself a favor and don’t bother talking to their rude and unprofessional competitors. They will treat you like a moron and quote prices accordingly. For Nevada Coin, five Stars all the way.


My Aunt recently passed and she lived in the outskirts of Las Vegas. While my sister and I went through her estate we found a number of items that neither of us considered keeping, but our aunt was clear in her will that she wanted us to use her things to make a profit and in turn use that money to help our futures. We shopped around, especially not being from the area, and got a lot of negative experiences just on the phone. People were rude, uninformative, and really just gave us a feeling they wanted to rip us off. It made us think of those dirty pawn shops you “hear about”. Finally I called Nevada Coin and Jewelry and the whole day shifted! We described a few pieces of jewelry and they helped us figure out initially a general value based on the metal. Of course, they did explain the importance of actually coming in and examining the pieces individually. That level of service over the phone got us through the door. When we went to the spot we were greeted with the same level courtesy, but the professionalism when going over each item and it’s value was through the roof! They took the time to explain why each item was worth what amount and even gave us a little bit of history on the styles. At the end of the day, my sister and I walked away with a sizable amount of money to put towards my son’s college fund and my sister’s vet school. Thanks, Nevada Coin and Jewelry!

Ashleigh L.

The staff are quick at work but not too quick to make you feel pressured into buying items or selling your items. They teach you about the items and tell you if they have use for your items or not. If they don’t have use for your items they call other places to see if they have a use for the items. Great staff!


Wonderful experience, Nick and Laura made it seamless and stress free. Thank you! They also sell super cool items!!

Really cool cats over at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. You would’ve thought that I was “Madonna” the way those guys treated me. I was so mesmerized by all of the antiques, they have in there, I believe I was there for two hours, just looking, unbelieveable! When I went in I was so hot, they offered me a cold bottle of water, how cool is that? It felt like home to me. I wanted to get a price for some old jewelry that was passed down by grandma, I was well satisfied. When I left the shop, I was singing “Money, Money, Money.


Nevada Coin and Jewelry – has excellent customer service – providing las Vegas with top notch service and expertise – this is my primary coin dealers — others just can’t keep up – they are helpful and friendly – in my opinion they are the best in the south west area — so that’s my review a++++ rating – because I am a good customer – this is the best place to buy and sell gold and silver bullion.

Freddie I.

What friendly staff. They help you sell your items even if they don’t have a use for it by calling other shops around the area to see if they could use it… They want you to have the best out come from selling your items. I was so happy I decided to go to them!


Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. Building had great security to helped me feel safe in handling my items.

This dealer was beyond excellent in all respects! No low-ball games, no fooling around. These people are honest, and the transaction was handled smoothly with complete transparency. I will definitely recommend Nevada Coin & Jewelry to everybody I know!

Richard C.

As a first timer in selling, I was a bit apprehensive. I did not know what to expect and was a little worried about a previous reviewers comments. Yes the office was stark and clinical. The staff however, more than made up for any downfall in the decor. Very helpful, polite and understanding to any ‘silly’ questions that were asked. All in all a pleasant experience, and one that should the opportunity arise I would go through again!

Marie G.

Grateful for the Nevada Coin and Jewelry shop, I just adore it. I took some collectable figurines in and they bought them. I came out smelling like a rose. You should’ve been there to see the big smile on my face. I ran all the way home to look for some more. Can’t wait to get back! I can sure use the money!