Module 1: How To Identify U.S. Coins (Free)

Discovering the Marketplace Value of U.S. Coins

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Welcome! This first module is free to enable you to sample the first of seven modules in the course. The promo video will also give you an overview of what's included in the course. You can reach Module 1 for free two different ways, either by enrolling (above) in The Coin Course or using the link below to watch it on our YouTube channel. (Enrolling also gives you access to the PowerPoint slides for Module 1.)

Link to Module 1 on YouTube

After viewing promo video and Module 1, you will be able to decide if you would like to purchase the full Seven Module Course or separate module packages listed below. Package descriptions and links are below, followed by FAQs.

COMPLETE SEVEN MODULE COURSE: $39 (A $10 savings over buying the separate module packages below) Link to full course

FOUNDATIONS STARTER PACK: $8 Link to Foundations Starter Pack
- Module 1: How to Identify U.S. Coins
- Module 2: Understanding the Gold and Silver Content of U.S. Coins

COIN GRADING MODULE: $8 Link to Module 3: Grading Coins
- Module 3: Grading - How to Determine a Coin's Condition

- Module 4: Determining the Coin's Value
- Module 5: Understanding the Coin Marketplace to Maximize Value

THE COIN VALUE SPREADSHEET: $8 Link to Module 6: The Coin Value Spreadsheet Tool
- Module 6: How to Use the Coin Value Spreadsheet Tool

THE INTERACTIVE GUIDE: $15 Link to Module 7: The Interactive Guide
- Module 7: Combines Knowledge from the Earlier Modules and Provides a Menu-driven Interactive Approach to Value Any U.S. Coin in 15 Minutes

5 Steps 15 Minute SidebarIn many ways, determining the value of a coin or a coin collection can be an overwhelming task. Where do you begin? You may want to sell one coin or a collection of coins but how do you know the real value in today's marketplace? Perhaps, you are considering investing in coins and you want to buy them at fair prices and to be sure that they are not counterfeit.

This course will show you how to value US coins in 5 easy-to-follow steps. To be clear, this course does not offer investment advice but rather teaches you how to determine a coin's market value. With the course resources and step-by-step guidance, you will be able to determine the market value of most US coins in less than 15 minutes!

In the course, I share examples of what it costs to not know a coin's value. Not knowing the real value of a coin can be a mistake that costs hundreds of dollars on just one coin.

The 5-Step Process Worksheet is included to guide you for each coin valuation. There is also an Excel spreadsheet template that you can use to see how the price of your coin (or collection) changes with silver and gold prices - that change daily. (It will automatically update when you enter today's price of silver and gold [link is provided]).

The course also compares options for buying or selling coins to help you achieve best prices - whether you are selling or buying.

After you have sampled Module 1, the link below will take you to the page for the complete course, all seven easy-to-follow modules.

Your Instructor

Jerry Shaffer
Jerry Shaffer

Jerry started collecting coins as a young boy when his dad would take him to local banks and businesses to buy rolls of nickels. Over the years, he has also been closely following the silver and gold bullion markets. With his engineering background, he enjoys making complicated topics very understandable with step-by-step procedures.

Course Curriculum

  Module 1: How To Identify U.S. Coins
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How do I know if this course is right for me?
Please watch the Promo Video at the top of the page. It describes the course content and shares information to enable you to decide if this course is right for you.
What resources are included in the course?
In addition to the videos in each of the Seven Modules, an Excel template (with completed examples) is provided to help you track your coins of interest.
How does The Interactive Guide work?
The last module, Module 7, ties everything together and interactively walks you through the 5 Steps. The 5-Step Process Worksheet is included to enable you to "fill in the blanks" and write down what you discovered in each step for your coin of interest.
Will I also receive a hardcover coin reference book with this course?
No, this course is being repackaged into individual modules to enable you to purchase modules that are of highest interest. With the price reduction in December, the hardcover reference book will not be included in the full course nor in the individual module packages.
How long will it take me to complete the course?
You set your own pace - whatever best fits your schedule! There are 7 Modules with the average video lesson in each module running 16 minutes. You are able to pause and replay everything. I recommend that you first watch the videos in each module. Then, you may want to download the PowerPoint slides in each module that the videos explained. Running the Module 7 Interactive Guide PowerPoint Slides in Presentation mode will be your go-to tool after completing this course.

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