Category Archives: Selling Coins

U.S. Two Cent Coins

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The Act of April 22 1864 authorized the minting of bronze U.S. Two Cent Coins. Many people are unaware that the United States ever had a two cent piece. They were minted between 1864 and 1872 for general circulation. A relatively short run of mintage and therefore fairly easy to collect and complete a set. These U.S. Two Cent Coins can range from as little as $20 in poor grade up to Hundreds of dollars for finer conditions and rarer dates.

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Rare Coin Grading System

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In order to determine a coin’s specific value, we must first determine where it lands on the Rare Coin Grading System. The primary purpose of grading a coin is to determine what the coin’s market value is based on how well the coin was originally struck, how well the coin metal itself has been preserved, and how much wear and damage the coin has suffered since it was minted. For most practical purposes, especially for beginners, we’re going to be concerned with how to tell how much wear the coin has had, and where it fits on the 70-point scale.

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La Jolla & San Diego Coin News!

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La Jolla & San Diego Coin News! As in our prior post, we want to thank you all for your continued business over the years!! We value your support and hope that we have been of good service to you!  La Jolla Coin Shop and San Diego Coin & Bullion are excited about 2015 and look forward to seeing you soon!

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