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buckyboy28's avatar

What's the proper way to get a coin graded?

Asked by buckyboy28 (4938points) September 20th, 2010

I have a coin that I think is worth a good chunk of change and I’m looking to try to get it graded and packaged.

How would I go about doing this?

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WestRiverrat's avatar

I would start with a coin shop. Tell them you want to know the value. This will give you a rough idea of the value. If it is worthwhile then you can get it graded at one of the services.

There are several on the internet to choose from.

zenvelo's avatar

take it to at least two reputable coin dealers, and then cross check the rating against standards on a numismatic web site.

buckyboy28's avatar

Is a quick “value check” (not an in depth evaluation) typically free?

WestRiverrat's avatar

That depends on the dealer. If it is someone you deal with regularly, I am sure they will give you a ballpark figure to keep you as a customer.

Ltryptophan's avatar

Send it in to the USCG

WestRiverrat's avatar

USCG is not a recognised third party grader. They grade and buy and sell their own coins.

Check this report.

coin graders

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Grading and packaging can be expensive, you need to get quick estimate from a couple of coin dealer.

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