Verify the Authenticity and Grade of Your U.S. and Foreign Rare Coins
Rare Coin authentication can be difficult even for the seasoned coin collector. Submitting a coin to one of the major coin grading services is time consuming and expensive. At American Rarities we have hundreds of years of combined experience in the grading and authentication of rare coins. You can get immediate expert answers to the grade of the coin and most important if your coin is real or fake. And here is the important part, if it is fake – why it is a fake coin. Knowing what made a coin a fake is the important ingredient in obtaining the knowledge you need to understand what you should be looking for in determining whether you should purchase a coin or not.
For only $5.00 you can not only find out the grade of your coin, but if your coin is a fake and why. You will get the inside track on what makes your coin fake. There is no charge if we cannot make a determination of authenticity.
Submit pictures, obverse and reverse of any coins you wish appraised for authenticity.
How To Photograph Your Rare Coins
In order to give you an accurate value of your coins, we need to be able to see then in some detail. Here are some tips to getting good-quality pictures or your coins. Photograph your coins in a well-lit room – do NOT use a flash!
- Take photos of the coins with your camera lens flat to the coin(s), not at an angle.
- Try to get close, but not too close – the picture needs to be in focus.
- Keep the camera steady! A blurry photo can hide the details we need to see to provide you with accurate coin values.
How to Email Your Rare Coin Photos
There are two easy ways to get your photos to one of our coin dealers. If you are using a smartphone, just find the pictures in your Gallery or Photos library, then share them via email. If you are using a digital camera, transfer the pictures to your computer, then attach them to your email. You can send your pictures to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we receive your email, a rare coin dealer will evaluate your coins and contact you with the results. We can also make you an offer to buy your coins if you are interested in selling.