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Coin Value

Coin Value: There are multiple types of coin collectors. Some will collect them because they look good others will collect them because there is some value that they can get from the coins. Different values are placed on different coins. The coin values are for the most part based on the different coin grading systems used.

Before any price is fixed for the coins, it is very important to look at the coin value.

Having as much information about coins and coin collecting is a good way to make sure you are getting a good deal. If you are new to coin collecting, some of the best ways to get that knowledge is by reading books that deals with coin grading and coin values. You will then know what traits and mark are looked at by coin dealers.

Once you know the basic foundation of coin grading you should take your collection to a coin shop and ask for a coin appraisal. This is one of the best ways to discover the coin values for the different coins in your coin collection. But always keep in mind that to have a good idea of the value of your coin collection, you will need to have multiple coin appraisals. This mainly due to the fact that different coin dealers will have different degree of knowledge about coin grading so by having different ones evaluating your coin collection, you will get more of a general idea of your coin values.

An important point to remember is that coin values are based on the physical condition of the coins. If you are new to coin collecting you may be tempted to clean you dirty coins (if you have some). Never ever attempt to clean them. The cleaning process can cause damage to the coins. You should always take them in their as-is state and let the coin dealer see what the coin values are like.

Here are some of the factors that determine the coin values:

•  Rarity (major factor)
•  The condition or Grade
•  Bullion Value (The value of the precious metal it contains)
•  The demand
•  Quality

Remember the higher the overall quality of the coin, the faster the coin is going to sell. The quality of your rare coins is therefore is quite important, not merely for your own aesthetic enjoyment but also for the value and liquidity of your investment.