Welcome to Pennywise Rare Coins. Our name reflects our desire to sell coins that represent an excellent value. We strongly believe in buying coins based on their appearance, not because of the assigned grade. Not all coins that are given the same grade are equal. Many VF35 coins look much better than more expensive coins graded XF. Many choice AU coins look nicer than low end Mint State coins that cost significantly more. Every coin is unique with its inherent flaws and beauty. The 1 to 70 scale grading system attempts to determine relative values for a given coin, but there is much more that needs to be considered. We aim to find eye appealing coins that exploit the fact that grading is an art, not a science.
Although we usually have a wide selection of coins, we specialize in 19th century type coins. We have one of the largest selections of three cent silver coins in the country. We hope you enjoy browsing our inventory which we are in the process of loading to the web site. Not all images are available yet. Please let us know if you are interested in something and we can email you a photo. Thank you for your patience as we work to populate our inventory completely.