On the subject of selling old coins
I’m approached by someone who broaches the subject of old coins, it mostly
takes the form of ‘I have this tin or bottle full of old coins and I’m
wondering if there are any in there worth selling?’ I’m always willing to offer
my opinion on what they have but I’ve never really been a coin collector in the
true sense of the word. If I come across a rare coin through my detecting or
otherwise, I will sell it wherever I can make the most profit. However, over
the years I have learned a bit or two concerning numismatics, mostly from
people with more knowledge than myself.
of the old coins in the cans or jars are generally low grade coins and not worth
very much but sometimes there are gems.
are many options for disposing of coins and bank notes, each with advantages
and disadvantages. The best one depends on how urgently you need to sell, your
location and your access to the internet, and, most importantly, what you have
for sale. Basically you have eight options.