Old Coins

Old coins colelcting can be very rewarding if you do it right. Coin collecting is becoming more than just a hobby, as more and more people realize the potential of coins as an investment.

Old coins, especially the once made from precious metal, such as Gold Coins, Silver Coins and Platinum Coins increase in value as the price of the commodity and demand increase. You can buy online Old Gold American Coins, Old Silver Canadian and Old Russian Coins at My Coin Dealer.

The ROI (Return On Investment) of more than 100% in just one year is possible if you buy your coins wisely. Please refer to Coin Investment for more information about investing in coins.

Old Coins

The value of old coins depends mostly on condition (grade) of the coin, scarcity or rarity and demand (how many collectors want it). Old coins are different from modern coins, because they also have a historical value, with some of the collectors collecting coins of specific period of time and willing to pay high premiums for rare old coins.

Silver Old Coins and Gold Old Coins - There is an increasing demand in old coins made from precious metals, such as silver coins and gold coins. The value of these old coins grown dramatically in last years affected by increase in commodity prices and high demand.

Refer to Silver Old Coins page and Gold Old Coins page for more information about silver old coins and gold old coins.

Please refer to the Old Coin Values page for more information about old coins value.

Numismatists and all of the third-party grading services use a 70 point numerical scale that was adapted from an old method of grading Large Cents. It's called the Sheldon Scale after its originator, William Sheldon. This scale uses the first 59 numbers to deal with circulated coins and the last 11 numbers with uncirculated coins.

Please refer to the Coin Grading page for more information about Old Coins Grading.


Old coins are becoming more rare with the increasing demand and decreasing supply. Rare old coins bringing the highest return compare to more common or modern coins.

Please refer to our Coin Investment page to read more on investment in old coins.

Old Coins News
How a Few Nickels Grew Into a Multi-Million Dollar Coin Collection
He opened the drawer of an old desk, and “there was a bunch of loose coins,” says Morton-Smith’s son, Tim. Most people, when confronted with a pile of change, would simply put the coins in their pocket and forget about it. But “luckily,” Morton ... more info

New Old Wives’ Tales for New New Yorkers
These are the new old wives’ tales widely believed by many New Yorkers today ... If you shove a tourist who has stopped at the top of the subway steps, he will burst into ten silver coins. But beware—if you stop to retrieve the coins, you’ll be ... more info

Swiss World Coins – Helvetia – Some Things (and Coins) Never Change
Seeing the “same old same old” in pocket change for 65 to 100 years resulted in numerous complaints about staleness and lack of creativity in coin designs. Not so with the swiss Helvetia design Even with their longevity, U.S. circulation issues are ... more info

Albanian Police Seize Stolen Religious Icons, Coins
TIRANA, Albania — Albanian police have seized 25 religious icons and 37 old coins they suspect were stolen in neighboring Greece to be sold on the black market. A national police statement issued Friday said police arrested two people and found the icons ... more info