As professional impartial coin price information providers, our mission is to provide dealers with real prices for accurately graded coins. The values listed within our Market Price Guides represent dealer trading levels of properly graded sight-seen coins within the dealer community. We gather this information from all over the numismatic market including, but not limited to, coin shows, auctions, dealer buy/sell lists, dealer trading networks, and private treaties. Most dealers will use a range over or under these prices depending on their specific needs at the time of buying or selling.
NumisMedia takes every precaution to determine the validity of prices listed, however, we make no assertions or guarantees (implied or otherwise) that the coins offered by the dealers are a good value.
What’s with the Dashes?
A dash has more than one meaning in the NumisMedia Price Guides. For low value coins, the dash can indicate that there is little or no value above the face value. This is especially the case for many modern coins that do not contain silver or gold.
In the case of extremely high-grade coins, a dash would indicate that there is no accurate information available, either there are no coins in the market in such a high grade or the availability is not likely. In these cases, look to the next lower grade with a price and know that the higher grade could be multiples of the lower one.
One other instance of dashes may occur between grades. In developing the Market Price Guides, only accurate information is used for coins that are known to be in the marketplace or have been available at one time in the recent past. In many cases, offered coins may be found graded AU50 and AU55 but not seen in AU53. Therefore, we may leave the space blank with a dash. Here, the price on both sides of the grade would give you an indication of its value.
Market values are ever-changing; the NumisMedia website, www.NumisMedia.com, always has the most current updated values.