Coin Identification Tips

When you are investing in rare coins near Rockville, MD, it is important for you to be sure that you are getting genuine coins and not replicas. In order to help you identify genuine coins, here are some tips about spotting replicas.

On a genuine coin, you will notice features that will not be on replicas. For example, a real coin will read “In God We Trust” at the top of it, while a replica will simply read “.999 Fine Silver.” Another tip for spotting a replica coin is the placement of the mintage year. A genuine coin will display the mintage coin on the “Indian” side, and a replica will oftentimes place it elsewhere. Being aware of slight differences will allow you to make sure you are purchasing or selling your coin at an appropriate value.

To be sure you are always getting top-quality coins, call Coins of the Realm Inc. at (301) 340-1640. We have been in the rare coin business for more than 30 years, and we look forward to helping you make the right investment.

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