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Your Coin Collection Is Worth How Much?

Aug 17, 2007
Ever wondered? I bet you do every time you look at your collection.

Coin collecting can be a very lucrative hobby. If you are a serious investor in coin collecting or have been coin collecting for some time now, you definitely will want to know what your coins are approximately worth. This usually happens when you are ready to buy that unique coin or when the time is right to sell a coin.

There are numerous factors to consider when evaluating how much your coin collection is worth. Three main criterias are :
1. The condition of the coin
2. The demand for the coin
3. The series

There are many resources available to help you in this process, but it is important to know that they are just a guide. The range of coin collecting prices is valuable information to be privy to since price knowledge will aid in purchasing the coin at the correct price, selling a coin without losing money and a healthy respect for that coin in knowing its worth. There are some free resources for ascertaining coin collecting prices. This include websites that provide broad based information, coin research and ancient coins.

Broad Based Informational Websites
As the name suggests, these websites are all encompassing meaning they offer only an approximation of coin collecting prices. These are usually free to register and to access the information. Usually the reflected prices are those from transactions that were conducted both in the wholesale market, as well as through auctions. These coin collecting prices are not exclusively from this company's auctions but reflect other coin prices.

Research Websites
Coin collecting prices can also be researched at various websites which offer such online services. Again these websites require registration prior to gaining access to the website at no cost. Often, the coin collecting prices reflected are based solely on the auctions conducted by the company that sponsors the website.

If you go to one of these sites, coin collecting prices can be researched using the several factors which includes the coin's face value, the year of production, the minting location, grade, and slab.

Ancient Coins
Some other websites also provide users to value unique collections. These type of websites provide coin collecting prices but they mainly concentrate on ancient coins, such as Celtic, Byzantine, Roman, and Greek coinage.

Other similar websites that focus on providing coin collecting prices can be viewed for ancient coins, and these prices are reflected through auctions held in Europe. One caution in regards to the pricing reflected on this website is that the coins typically are higher priced coins as compared to other websites.

Do your research not only online but offline as well by going to trade shows, your local shops and stick around collectors like yourself to get a realistic price range.
About the Author
Lesley is the webmaster and writes articles like Determining Coin Collecting Pricesfor the Coin Collecting Resource website. Visit the website to discover interesting facts and tips in all aspects regarding this fascinating hobby of coin collecting.
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