Phone: 304.300.0266  ~  Email:  ~  POB 555 Pinch, WV 25156-0555


Have You Ever Wondered?

What your old Buffalo Nickels, Indian Head Pennies, Silver Dollars or other coins from the past are worth? We are at your service.

 With over 80 years of combined experience in the coin collecting hobby, professional numismatists Cecil Starcher & Don Clifford stand ready to offer their expert opinion as to the grade and the real market value of your collectible coins.


What Are Collectible Coins?

    Collectible coins are those that have value exceeding their precious metal content. Example: A common 1964 Roosevelt dime is only valued for the silver it contains. A dealer would likely only pay fifty cents for it; whereas a 1916D Mercury dime in good condition would probably receive an offer of around $650.00.  Same is true for common wheat pennies from 1909 to 1959. Most dealers pay in the range of two to three cents each while he may pay around $200.00 for 1914D cent in very good condition. Common date silver dollars in average condition will be in the ten to twelve dollar range. Yet a 1893S Morgan that grades VG will sell to dealer in the neighborhood of $3,000.00.

Most foreign coins without precious metal are worthless to most U. S. collectors. Dateless Buffalo nickels will go for face value and dateless Standing Liberty quarter's only value is it's silver content. A badly worn or damaged coin will rarely find a buyer.

Remember, even if a coin is 150 years old and there is no real collector interest, the value may be very low, while a modern piece that has great collector appeal may carry a seemly ridiculous price tag. The bottom line: As with anything else, a thing is only worth what someone is willing to pay,  no matter what a book may suggest it's value to be. Another textbook example of the economics of supply and demand.


Will C&D Buy Our Coins?


    If we know of a buyer who is interested in the coins we will make an offer for that buyer, paying for the coins at the time of appraisal. The value that we assign to the coins will be the asking price when agreeable with the seller.


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ESTATES: Fees vary according to the number of coins involved, the overall value and travel time. In most cases an hourly rate of $25.00 plus travel will be the norm with a minimum of $50.00. Same holds for appraisals of personal collections.


Archival Services

If requested at the time of the appraisal, we can house your coins in protective holders for the cost of the holders being used. No additional fees apply.


Free Appraisals

From time to time we offer our appraisal and grading services free of charge in conjunction with an event sponsored by area not for profit organizations.

If your group would wish to sponsor a free appraisal we will gladly give it our careful consideration.


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