A common way to determine the value of a U5 coin is to have it graded by a professional organization, such as the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation or the Professional Coin Grading Service. Both of these service providers, among others, can grade and value almost any coin.
Founded in 1987, the NGC is an industry leader in third-party coin grading and pricing. Two professional numismatists grade every coin submitted to the company, assuring an accurate evaluation. To ensure objective judgment, the NGC's graders cannot be involved in the buying or selling of coins. The PCGS is also highly respected in the rare-coin industry. The company's universal grading system and network of authorized dealers make it ideal for collectors looking to evaluate and sell rare coins.