U.S. Coin Values

Three examples of popular U.S. coins.

Please note that the prices listed below represent the most common dates of U.S. coins in average circulated or typical uncirculated condition. Coin values shown here may or may not be currently accurate but are intended to show relative value — they are “ballpark” numbers.

The value of any given coin depends on its metal content, condition and scarcity. Rare dates can be worth far more than the prices listed and many of our examples are exceptional items from our inventory. Coins that are damaged, those that have been cleaned and polished or those that are very worn are likely worth less than the listed prices.

Coin TypeAverage CirculatedTypical Uncirculated
Half Cent – Liberty Cap – 1793-1797$500 – $10,000Rare
Half Cent – Draped Bust – 1800-1808$20 – $500Rare
Half Cent – Classic Head – 1809-1836$20 – $100$300 – $600
Half Cent – Coronet Type – 1840-1857$30 – $100$150 – $300
Large Cent – Flowing Hair (Chain) – 1793$5,000 – $30,000Rare
Large Cent – Flowing Hair (Wreath) – 1793$1000 – $5000Rare
Large Cent – Liberty Cap – 1793-1796$200 – $1000Rare
Large Cent – Draped Bust – 1796-1807$100 – 500Rare
Large Cent – Classic Head – 1808-1814$100 – $500Rare
Large Cent – Matron Head – 1816-1839$5 – $100$200 – $2,000
Large Cent – Braided Hair – 1839-1857$5 – $100$100 – $300
Small Cent – Flying Eagle – 1856$3,000 – $5,000$6,000 – $8,000
Small Cent – Flying Eagle – 1857-1858$10 – $50$100 – $200
Indian Head Cent – 1859-1909$0.25 – $10$15 – $30
Lincoln Cent – 1909-1958Face value – $10Face value – $50
Lincoln Cent – Steel w/ zinc plating – 1943Face value – $0.05$1 – $3
Lincoln Cent – Copper – 1943$20,000 – $50,000$80,000 – $110,000
Two-Cent Pieces – 1864-1873$8 – $20$80 – $100
Three Cent Silver – 1851-1873$10 – $20$100 – $450
Three Cent Nickel – 1865-1889$5 – $20$75 – $100
Five Cent Nickel – Shield Type – 1866-1883$10 – $30$75 – $150
Five Cent Nickel – Liberty Head – 1883 -1912$0.15 – $15$40 – $100
Five Cent Nickel – Liberty Head – 1913N/A$3,000,000
Five Cent Nickel – Buffalo Type – 1913-1938$0.15 – $15$20 – $100
Five Cent Nickel – Jefferson Type – 1938-DateFace valueFace value
Five Cent Nickel – War Time Alloy – 1942-1945$0.50 – $1$5 – $10
Half Dime – Flowing Hair Type – 1794-1795$500 – $2,500$5,000 – $8,000
Half Dime – Draped Bust Sm. Eagle – 1796-97$750 – $3,000$7,000 – $20,000
Half Dime – Heraldic Eagle – 1800-1805$450 – $2,000$5,000 – $6,000
Half Dime – Capped Bust – 1829-1837$15 – $100$200 – $300
Half Dime – Liberty Seated – 1837-1873$10 – $50$150 – $300
Dime – Draped Bust Sm. Eagle – 1796-1797$1,000 – $2,500$6,000 – $9,000
Dime – Heraldic Eagle – 1798-1807$450 – $1000$3,500 – $6,000
Dime – Capped Bust – 1809-1837$25 – $350$500 – $3,500
Dime – Liberty Seated – 1837-1891$5 – $250$100 – $350
Dime – Liberty Head (Barber) – 1892-1916$1 – $50$80 – $400
Dime – Winged Liberty (Mercury) – 1916-1945$1 – $10$5 -$40
Dime – Roosevelt (Silver) – 1946-1964$1 – $1.75$2
Dime – Roosevelt (Clad) – 1965-DateFace valueFace value
Twenty-Cent Piece – 1875-1878$65 – $100$400 – $600
Quarter – Draped Bust Small Eagle – 1796$4,000 – $15,000$20,000 – $25,000
Quarter – Draped Bust Heraldic Eagle – 1804-07$250 – $1,000$3,500 – $4,500
Quarter – Capped Bust – 1815-1838$65 – $100$750 – $1,800
Quarter – Liberty Seated – 1838-1891$15 – $90$350 – $1,000
Quarter – Barber – 1892-1916$2.50 – $50$100 – $500
Quarter – Standing Liberty – 1916$2,000 – $3,000$4,500 – $5,000
Quarter – Standing Liberty – 1917-1930$2.50 – $50$100 – $150
Quarter – Washington (Silver) – 1932-1964$2.50 – $25$5 – $100
Quarter – Washington (Cupronickel) – 1965-DateFace valueFace value
Quarter – Bicentennial Dated 1776-1976Face valueFace value
Half Dollar – Flowing Hair – 1794-1795$2,000 – $4,000Rare
Half Dollar – Draped Bust Sm Eagle – 1796-1797$10,000 – $30,000Rare
Half Dollar – Draped Bust Heraldic – 1801-1807$200 – $600$5,000 – $10,000
Half Dollar – Capped Bust – 1807-1836$30 – $85$500 – $700
Half Dollar – Reeded Edge – 1836-1839$35 – $100$600 – $800
Half Dollar – Liberty Seated – 1839-1891$20 – $200$300 – $500
Half Dollar – Barber – 1892-1915$7.00 – $100$300 – $600
Half Dollar – Walking Liberty – 1916-1947$5.00 – $12$15 – $20
Half Dollar – Franklin – 1948-1963$5.00 – $8.50$5.50 – $20
Half Dollar – Kennedy 40% Silver – 1964$5.00$5.00
Half Dollar – Kennedy 40% Silver – 1965-1969$1.50$1.50
Half Dollar – Kennedy 40% Silver –>1970-D$1.50$3.00
Half Dollar – Bicentennial Dated 1776-1976Face valueFace value
Half Dollar – Kennedy – 1971-DateFace valueFace value
Dollar – Flowing Hair – 1794-1795$1,000 – $25,000Rare
Dollar – Draped Bust Small Eagle – 1795-1798$500 – $1,500$15,000 – $20,000
Dollar – Draped Bust Heraldic Eagle – 1798-1803$500 – $1000$6,000 – $8,000
Dollar – Heraldic Eagle – 1804N/A$3,000,000
Dollar – Gobrecht – 1836-1839$3,000 – $5,000$8,000 – $10,000
Dollar – Liberty Seated – 1840-1873$150 – $500$1,000 – $1,500
Dollar – Trade – 1873-1885$50 – $300$400 – $1,000
Dollar – Morgan – 1878-1904, 1921$15 – $20$24 – $70
Dollar – Peace – 1921-1935$15 – $19$20 – $50
Dollar – Eisenhower – 1971-1978Face value$1.25 – $2.00
Dollar – Susan B. Anthony – 1979-1981,1999Face valueFace value
Dollar – Sacagawea – 2000-DateFace valueFace value
Dollar – Presidential – 2007-DateFace valueFace value
Gold Dollar – Type 1 – 1849-1854$120 – $200$350 – $700
Gold Dollar – Type 2 – 1854-1856$300 – $475$500 – $1000
Gold Dollar – Type 3 – 1856-1889$140 – $210$380 – $725
$2.50 Gold – Capped Bust Right – 1796-1807$8,000 – $25,000$85,000 – $100,000
$2.50 Gold – Capped Bust Left – 1808$3,000 – $4,000$30,000 – $40,000
$2.50 Gold – Capped Head Left – 1821-1834$2,500 – $3,500$8,000 – $14,000
$2.50 Gold – Classic Head – 1834-1839$275 – $350$1,000 – $1,800
$2.50 Gold – Coronet – 1840-1907$235 – $260$330 – $350
$2.50 Gold – Indian – 1908-1929$220 – $250$275 – $300
$3 Gold Piece – 1854-1889$600 – $850$1,750 – $3,500
$4 Gold Piece – 1879-1880$30,000 – $50,000$100,000 – $200,000
$5 Gold – Capped Bust Right – 1795-1798$5,000 – $8,000$25,000 – $30,000
$5 Gold – Heraldic Eagle – 1795-1807$1,000 – $5,000$5,000 – $6,000
$5 Gold – Capped Bust Left – 1807-1812$1,000 – $2,000$4,000 – $4,500
$5 Gold – Capped Head Left – 1813-1834$1,000 – $1,500$1,800 – $2,500
$5 Gold – Classic Head – 1834-1838$475 – $550$1,500 – $2,300
$5 Gold – Coronet – 1839-1866$300 – $365$370 – $400
$5 Gold – Indian Head 1908 -1929$325 – $380$390 – $430
$10 Gold Capped Bust Sm. Eagle – 1795-1797$5,000 – $12,000$25,000 – $35,000
$10 Gold Capped Heraldic – 1797-1804$2,000 – $3,000$8,000 – $15,000
$10 Gold Coronet – 1838-1907$580 – $615$640 – $665
$10 Gold Indian Head – 1907-1933$625 – $650$680 – $710
$20 Gold Liberty – 1850-1907$1,215 – $1,240$1,300 – $1,375
$20 Gold Saint-Gaudens – 1907-1933$1,225 – $1,250$1,300 – $1,350

PROFESSIONALLY GRADED COIN VALUES
Graded coin values will differ from standard values because they are graded by an independent, third-party coin grading company. A graded coin’s value can increase as the grade goes up. Third-party graded coins are sought by collectors because of the guaranteed condition.

Even though U.S. coin values differ from standard to graded coins, there is a variety of graded coins from which to choose. CoinGrade+ is an innovative program that leverages APMEX’s partnerships with the top coin grading agencies. You can learn more about professional coin grading and how it started.

VALUE AND POPULATION
You will likely note the “Population” information available for many of our most special numismatic pieces. While experienced collectors will perfectly understand coin populations and their meaning, new coin enthusiasts often need some clarification. The term “population” refers to the total number of a given coin graded at a given level by any one of the grading services and may possibly have a significant impact on a coin’s value.

The lower the population of a coin, the more valuable it may be. As with all things, the fewer there are to go around, the more prized they tend to become. If you seek to own a coin with the lowest possible population, make sure that you check all the best and most reputable coin grading services for population information on that specific numismatic coin.

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