On the subject of selling old coins 


By B. Doyle

Whenever 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.

Most of the old coins in the cans or jars are generally low grade coins and not worth very much but sometimes there are gems. 

There 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.

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