Sell Your Coins & Bullion

How much are rare coins worth?

There are several ways you can learn the value of your coins. You can enter terms describing the coin into a search engine and find pictures of similar items; however, rare coins can be difficult to identify this way. Try taking a clear photo of both the front and back of the coin, and post the pictures in a coin collectors' forum on eBay. If you have a potentially valuable rare coin or collection of rare coins you may also contact a seller from eBay’s Consignment Center to help you understand the value of your coin(s).


What is the best way to clean coins?

The short answer here is: Don’t clean your coins! This is the fastest way for an amateur collector to devalue their coins, coins that are improperly cleaned fetch far less money than coins in their original state. You may also choose to send your coins into a respected grading/authentication/conservation company like NGC or PCGS for state of the art conservation.


How do I sell coins and bullion on eBay?


First, write a great title for your coins and bullion and a concise description that includes all of the important details. For example, list the year, mint mark, denomination (ex: 50c), series (ex: Walking Liberty Half Dollar), condition, or as much as you can figure out (eBay’s coin hunting buyers will find it).


Second, choose your selling format. For rare coins, a longer auction-style listing is optimal. Not all collectors visit eBay every day, so your coin is more likely to gain more attention if it is on the site longer than that. You will also have the option to let buyers "buy it now," which means they can make an instant purchase.


Finally, take several high-quality photos. This is the first thing potential buyers see, and the quality of the photo may prompt them to click on the listing to learn more. Take front and back photos as close to the coin as possible to include all details and make sure your lighting doesn’t create a glare. We recommend taking your photos on a clean, white background. Make sure the photos fit eBay's photo quality requirements.


What’s the best way to ship coins and bullion after selling on eBay?

Shipping prices vary from one service to another and this is especially true with flat rates. Unless you are selling a large amount of coins as a bulk lot, shipping should not be too expensive.


If the coin is valuable, consider purchasing insurance.

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**Based on sales of coins and paper money on eBay in August 2017.

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