Coin authentication is serious business. You need to know if the rare and valuable coin you have in your hand is actually the real McCoy! In addition to that you may want to know if your coin is an authentic and possibly valuable error or variety coin. These are all questions that are answered through the authentication and grading process.
Coin authentication and grading takes years to learn, and even more to become proficient at. You don’t want to go to just anyone when it comes time to get full value for your hard earned precious coin collection!
Lucky for you, American Rarities has been grading coins since 1990, so we know what we’re doing when it comes to coin authentication as well.
We are an authorized member dealer with the best coin grading services, including:
If you’re in need of coin authentication or grading, you’re in good hands with us!
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How Much Does it Cost to Get a Coin Graded by the Major Coin Grading Services?
That depends on the value of the coin. A common coin worth $150 may cost $20 to grade. Rarer coins can cost up to $125 or more. In addition to the coin authentication and grading fee, you will have to pay for shipping and insurance both ways.
Luckily, while many places charge for coin authentication, we’ll do it for free. There’s not even an obligation to sell you coins to us after we grade them, so feel free to use us as a resource!
How Do You Authenticate a Coin?
One of the main coin authentication methods is the visual test – simply look the coin over for anything that may appear out of place. For example, a two-headed coin is obviously not genuine. You can also tap the coin against another of its counterparts. A real coin will give off a metallic twang, while a fake will make a dull thudding sound.
You can learn more about various coin authentication tests here.
How do I Send My Coin in for Grading?
You can submit photos of your coins to us for free coin authentication and grading!
Here’s how it works:
- Take photographs of the coins you want graded. Make sure the coins are centered in the photo and hold the camera steady to avoid blurry pictures.
- Send the photos in to us via email, text, or by uploading them to the Contact Us form below.
- We’ll get back to you promptly with our determination!
As stated before, we do this totally free of charge and there is no obligation to sell, so there’s nothing to lose!
We look forward to hearing from you soon!