How to Use our Gold Price Data
Gold coin values are changing just about every day, as market volatility and fluctuations in the overall economy continually effect what people are paying for gold. While similar factors affect silver coin prices, the daily differences in value are much more subtle as the price of silver is much lower dollar for dollar than with gold. So, a 3 percent change in gold prices may mean a fluctuation of $30 to $50 in value for a coin like the St. Gaudens double eagle, while a similar percentage adjustment in price for silver may not even register during an over-the-counter transaction of a low-grade numismatic silver coin such as a common-date Barber half dollar grading in Good condition.
Our gold coin values are generally for numismatic pieces – mainly pre-1934 gold coins grading anywhere from Fine to Extremely Fine condition. However, we also offer gold prices for bullion coins and have gold bullion prices that are constantly updated. Always bear in mind that any of the prices that we list here for numismatic gold coins are based on specimens that are uncleaned and undamaged. Naturally, cleaned or altered gold coins are worth less than typical market value.
If you are looking to sell your gold coinage, remember that the gold coin values you see on our site are generally based on retail values, and do not necessarily reflect what a gold coin dealer may offer you. Again, the price you get for your gold coins will be based primarily on the gold coin values at the time you sell your coin, the dealer’s inventory needs, the condition of your specific coin, and other factors.