Minting qualities The quality of a coin can be determined by its metal content, by its finish or by both. Different processes are employed in the striking of coins to ensure that they have greater durability and collectability. Coins minted for circulation are usually minted in a lower quality than those struck for the purpose of collecting or...

Minting quantities The value of a coin may often depend less on the metal value but on its availability and particularly its rarity. Generally speaking, the smaller the number of coins that are available and the higher the demand, the more attractive the coin will be to a prospective buyer.