Complete this questionnaire, then click the button at the bottom.
Date on coin, 1948 or earlier.
Enter None if no date. Enter date between 1600 and 1948AD. Other dates receive low priority.
Almost all coins after 1948 are worth face value unless they are made of gold or silver.
Use kitco.com to find current values of gold and silver;
Use xe.com for exchange rates of money in different countries.
For coins with two dates, enter the largest, most recent date.
Mint mark, if any.
Mint marks are letters that stand alone on a coin. They indicate the location of the mint which produced the coin.
Mint marks can be important when determining the value of a coin.
Look closely and enter any mint marks you see in the space provided.
Enter country, if known.
Most of the time the name of the country appears on the coin explicitly.
If you know the county, enter it here.
But sometimes the country is not shown or is not obvious. In this case, leave blank.
IMPORTANT: You must copy all words and numbers from the coin into the box below, then describe the patterns on both sides.
Copy inscriptions (words) from front and back of the coin into the box. Describe the devices (pictures) as best you can.
Enter denomination, if known.
Coins usually have denominations, such as 1 cent, 20 pesos, or 5 pfennig.
Sometimes the denomination is not shown or is not obvious. If you know the denomination, write it here. If you are unsure, guess. If you can't guess, write unknown, or none.
Little or no wear
Use the pictures to estimate the amount of wear on your coin.
Eye Appeal  (required)
Eye appeal has a strong influence on the value of your coin. Even worn coins can have attractive eye appeal.
Worn coins are sometimes cleaned to make them look better. They rarely look better, but they always look different and unnatural. Coin collectors will not buy coins that have been cleaned.
NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.
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