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Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers offers among the highest rates in the industry for old, rare, and collectible coins, also known as numismatic coins. We see our customers by appointment, allowing us to give you our undivided attention in a secure and private setting.

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We want to build long-term relationships with our customers. That’s why we offer some of the highest rates in the Atlanta metro area for not only rare coins, but also for gold coinssilver coinsforeign coins, and more. Here are some examples of the old and rare US coins we buy and sell.

US Half Cent

Half cents first appeared in 1794 and were a necessary coin to facilitate business in the past. They became obsolete in 1857 due to an increase in both prices and wages.

TYPES:

Liberty Cap
Draped Bust
Classic Head
Braided Hair

US Large Cents

Large cents are composed of copper, and the copper content was worth approximately one cent back in the day. They were first minted and circulated in 1793 and then subsequently minted every year until 1857, with the exception of 1815. Types of large cents include: 

TYPES:

Flowing Hair
Liberty Cap
Draped Bust
Classic Head
Liberty Head
Matron Head
Braided Hair

US Small Cents

After large cents were discontinued in 1857, they were replaced by a smaller coin that was initially composed of copper and nickel. We usually see small cents with the “Flying Eagle” and “Indian Head” designs.

US Two Cent Pieces

This is an odd denomination that was first minted in 1864, but it was discontinued only 10 years later. The two cent coin is also the first coin to have the phrase, “In God We Trust” inscribed in its design.

US Three Cent Pieces

In 1851, the silver three cent piece was introduced. But since three cents worth of silver is a nominal amount, they were replaced by a larger coin composed of copper and nickel in 1865. Both the silver and nickel three cent pieces are collectible.

TYPES:

Silver Three Cent Piece
Nickel Three Cent Piece

US Half Dimes

The predecessor of nickel five cent pieces was the half dime. The first five cent pieces were introduced in 1866 and were composed of nickel.

TYPES:

Shield Nickels (1866-1883)
Liberty Head V Nickels (1883-1913)

US Five Cent Pieces/Nickels

These coins were minted from the years 1792 to 1873: 

TYPES:

1792 Half dime
Flowing Hair
Draped Bust

Capped Bust
Seated Liberty

US Dimes

Dimes first appeared in 1796. There are six major types of US dimes:

TYPES:

Draped Bust
Capped Bust
Liberty Seated

Barber Head
Mercury
Roosevelt

US 20 Cent Pieces

20 cent pieces were only produced from 1875 to 1878. The reason? It was easy to confuse a quarter with a 20 cent piece, as the 20 cent piece is only slightly smaller than the quarter, and they both feature the same “Seated Liberty” design.

 

US Quarters

The first quarter dollars appeared in 1796 and are still in circulation today. Quarter dollars were traditionally made of silver until 1964. Major types/designs include:

TYPES:

Draped Bust
Capped Bust
Liberty Seated

Barber Head
Standing Liberty
Washington

US Half Dollars

In 1794, the first half dollars were minted in the US. It was a popular denomination in the past and was often used in large transactions. Today, it has been surpassed by the quarter in terms of mintage and usage. Nevertheless, half dollars remain as a favorite in the world of numismatics. There are eight major types of half dollars:

TYPES:

Flowing Hair
Draped Bust
Capped Bust
Seated Liberty
Barber Head
Walking Liberty
Franklin
Kennedy

US Silver Dollars

The first silver dollars were minted in 1794. It was a key currency denomination as the coins minted prior to the dollar were smaller coins valued at only a fraction of its value. Silver was discontinued in the mintage of dollars in 1935, with the exception of commemorative and American silver eagle coins. Shown here are the Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars. Major types of silver dollars include:

TYPES:

Flowing Hair
Draped Bust
Seated Liberty
Trade Dollars
Morgan Silver Dollar
Peace Silver Dollar