Most Commonly Asked Questions & Answers

What is my steel penny worth?

The 1943 steel cent is worth about a cents in average condition. During wartime1943, there was a shortage of copper so the U.S. one cent coins were struck in steal. 

How do I clean my coin? 

Don't! Cleaning your coins will actually greatly reduce their value.  Coin collectors and coin investors prefer coins in their original, natural toning and color. 

What is my silver dime, quarter or half dollar worth? 

U.S. Silver coins dated from 1936 to present are generally valued by their silver content. They are traded as bullion. The true value is determined by their melt value. 

Coins dated 1964 and earlier are 90% silver. JFK halves from 1965 through 1970 are only 40% silver.

Prices mentioned on this page may or may not be currently accurate but are intended to show relative value. 

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