Coin Library

This page is our Coin Library. It's the most complete and comprehensive listing of U.S. coin prices available for collectors. Our numismatic staff at Gainesville Coins put over 100 hours of research and care into constructing the Coin Library. The values listed are organized by denomination and design series.

Finding reliable prices for various collectible coins can be a difficult chore. Even the Red Book released each year by Whitman Publishing is only a general guide. The prices it cites are often out of date by the time it is printed. Most collectors notice that coin prices tend to fluctuate all the time.

Coin Collecting

Follow the links below for a detailed price chart of every U.S. coin. The coin values listed for each series are a composite from three regularly updated sources: CDN Greysheet, PCGS CoinFacts, NGC Coin Explorer, and USA CoinBook.


Due to their familiarity and relatively affordable prices, cents (often known as “pennies”) are widely collected in North America. Check out values for the "small cent" varieties struck by the United States Mint.

Flying Eagle Cent (1856–1858)

Indian Head Cent (1859–1909)

Lincoln Cent (1909–present)


Several five-cent nickel coins have earned iconic status. From the "V" nickel to the Buffalo nickel, this humble copper-nickel coin is a popular entry point for many American coin collectors.

Shield Nickel (1866–1883)

V Nickel (1883–1913)

Buffalo Nickel (1913–1938)

Jefferson Nickel (1938–present)


Many dimes rank high among the most collectible U.S. coins. In addition, many investors choose bank rolls of 90% silver dimes as a way to gain exposure to silver bullion in their portfolios.

Seated Liberty Dime (1837–1891)

Barber Dime (1892–1916)

Mercury Dime (1916–1945)

Roosevelt Dime (1946–present)


Quarter-dollar coins traditionally saw widespread use in commerce. As a result, they weren't widely collected. That has begun to change, especially for pre-1965 silver quarters.

Seated Liberty Quarter (1838–1891)

Barber Quarter (1892–1916)

Standing Liberty Quarter (1916–1930)

Washington Quarter (1932–present)

Half Dollars

Silver half dollars gained considerable popularity in numismatic circles during the 20th century. The Walking Liberty half dollar, first minted in 1916, is regarded as a renaissance in artistic expression on coinage.

Seated Liberty Half Dollar (1839–1891)

Barber Half Dollar (1892–1916)

Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916–1947)

Franklin Half Dollar (1948–1963)

Kennedy Half Dollar (1964–present)

Silver Dollars

90% silver dollars have always been the largest size U.S. coins in terms of diameter. Although this large size made them less attractive in commerce, dollar coins carry an obvious appeal to coin collectors.

Seated Liberty Dollar (1840–1873)

Morgan Dollar (1878–1921)

Peace Dollar (1921–1935)

Quarter Eagles

The quarter eagle was a U.S. gold coin with a distinctive denomination: $2.50. These 90% gold coins were somewhat of an oddity. Their lack of widespread use caused the U.S. Mint to experiment briefly with $1, $3, and $4 gold coins.

Liberty Head Quarter Eagle (1840–1907)

Indian Head Quarter Eagle (1908–1929)

Half Eagles

Half eagles were $5 gold coins issued in the United States. Five dollars was a considerable amount of money at the time this coin circulated. Traditionally, half eagles were often given as Christmas gifts in children's stockings.

Liberty Head Half Eagle (1839–1907)

Indian Head Half Eagle (1908–1929)


The $10 eagle was the largest U.S. gold coin until 1850. Its main use was as a store of value. It often saw use as bank reserves during the 19th century.

Liberty Head Eagle (1838–1907)

Indian Eagle (1907–1933)

Double Eagles

The double eagle is sometimes considered the "king" of American gold coins. Its large size and high gold content has made it highly attractive to modern gold coin collectors.

Liberty Double Eagle (1850–1907)

Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle (1907–1933)

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