The best armor against dishonest buyers is basic knowledge about the item you’re selling. Say, for example, you’re going to sell a coin. At the least, know what makes a coin valuable. That said, a coin’s value is influenced by four factors: coin grade, its rarity, the year minted, and the mintmark.

Grade. The grade determines the condition of a coin. The higher the grade, the better the condition and the higher its value. Numismatists grade a coin by assigning it a number from 1 to 70 on the Sheldon Scale. The closer to 70, the better the condition. For comparison, the grade of mint state or uncirculated coins ranges between 60 and 70, making them the most valuable.

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A coin’s value is influenced by four factors: coin grade, its rarity, the year minted and the mintmark. Image courtesy of Nevada Coin Mart.

Rarity. Like any other commodity, the rule of supply and demand applies in coins. It means that coins with higher demand are more valuable. In general, rare coins are expensive because they are always sought after by coin collectors.

Year minted. There are coin collectors who prefer a certain year a coin was minted. It can be because of sentimental value or because it has a unique design.

Mintmark. The mintmark is the letter that denotes where a coin was made. It can be P, D, O, S, W for Philadelphia, Denver, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Westpoint, respectively. The mintmark affects value because it can denote its rarity. An epitome of this is the S-1894 Barber Dime. The San Francisco Mint only struck 24 Barber Dimes in 1894, making it one of the rarest and most expensive U.S. Coin.


Nevada Coin Mart was the Best of Las Vegas Gold Winner in Rare and Gold Coins for two years in a row. It garnered over 3 million votes in the Las Vegas Valley for the category in 2018 and over 9 million in 2019.

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Nevada Coin Mart is the Best of Las Vegas Gold Winner in Rare and Gold Coins for 2018 and 2019. Image courtesy of Nevada Coin Mart.

Nevada Coin Mart comprises a team of professional and dedicated industry experts including numismatists. They utilize the best technology to provide you with an accurate evaluation and offer.

Some of the coins we buy are:

  • American Coin Treasures
  • Gold Coins
  • Silver Dollar
  • Silver Coins
  • Proof and Mint Sets
  • 40 Percent Silver Coins
  • Double Eagle Coins
  • Morgan Dollar
  • Buffalo Nickel
  • Silver Libertad
  • Seated Liberty Dollar
  • Gold Quarter Eagle Coins
  • First Spouse Gold Coins
  • Mexican Coins
  • American Platinum Eagle Coins 

Nevada Coin Mart focuses on making money through the volume of transactions instead of charging a high commission on every sale. It also pays based on the resale market value of an item. Once we are done evaluating your item, we will tell you its resale market value and the small commission we want.

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Nevada Coin Mart is the #1 buyer of coins in the entire Las Vegas Valley! Image courtesy of Nevada Coin Mart.


Want to sell your coins or other stuff like diamonds and Rolex? Get a FREE quote today via the following options:


  • Come visit us at Jones and Flamingo (NO OBLIGATION TO SELL). We are open from 9 am to 6 pm, any day of the week.

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