How can I catalog and assess the value of a coin collection?
October 1, 2012 10:58 AM   Subscribe

What is the best way to catalog and estimate the value of a coin collection?

I recently was gifted a coin collection. I'd like to catalog and hopefully ascertain some idea of the value of this collection. Are there any numismatists that can provide guidance?

The coins were acquired over the last 10 years, many from Littleton Coin Company. I have many invoices and certificates for these coins.

I'm hoping that there is a website or program that would help me with this- I'm not averse to spending ~$25-50 if necessary.
posted by EKStickland to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (2 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Grading of the coins is going to be the huge variable in the value of the collection. Grading is something that you'll need an experienced hand to do properly. Turning it over to an expert is probably your best bet. That will likely cost more than $50. I have a relative who is a big time coin collector. If you need a referral to a qualified dealer that won't take advantage of you hit me up in a MeMail with your location and I can check with him to see if he knows anybody in your area.
posted by COD at 11:07 AM on October 1, 2012

COD, does that offer stand for other folks, as well? I have a bunch of coins that are useless and of no sentimental value to me, yet might be worth something ...? I figure I need an appraiser, but don't know how to find one.
posted by Dr. Wu at 12:36 PM on October 1, 2012

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