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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.



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What inspired me to go to NV Coin and Jewelry was I was an ad on the TV for the shop. I was not too sure about going to NV Coin and Jewelry to sell my jewelry because I have been to many other pawn shops but haven’t found a good deal for my jewelry. After I went to Nevada Coin and Jewelry it was a big relief for me selling my jewelry for a good price.


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.

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.


Great family run store. I’m well taken care of every time I show up at this location. Thank you Nick.

My wife cashed in some coins and we got top dollar. We have sold to others before but no more, we found a real professional store in Nevada Coin & Jewelry. “Thank You”


Professional, friendly staff. Knowledgeable and fair. An interesting experience and would definitely visit again.

Gail B.

Outstanding experience! This is the best place to change your gold with a great attention. I’m completely impressive because they have a smooth and fast service, definitely nice people!

Pablo V.

Always a good experience here! Definitely the place in town I enjoy buying coins from, and I’d recommend them to anybody. Helpful staff, reasonable prices, and wide selection.

Daniel B.

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.

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

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

Been living in Vegas for many years and never had to sell or hock any of my items unfortunately as luck would have it that day did eventually find me and let me tell you is it a tough racket to find a decent place out here to do business with. Pawn shops are a joke and could care less about their customers and treated me like another number. Tried and tried and place after place the numbers where all over the place. Finally decided to go to these guys and I’m glad I did. They tested each piece of my jewelry right in from of me with some kind of xray machine. They explained how they calculated the price and paid me cash on the spot. Avery was very helpful and didn’t mind answering my questions and explaining what they do. I left feeling I got the best price for my items. I would recommend them to anyone looking to sell their jewelry.

Christian M.