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Mon Feb 13, 2017, 03:34 PM

Coins from years of travel

I have inherited coins from travel. My late family member worked for the airlines and traveled the world. I have world coins from may different places. I have no idea how to sell them or convert them. I am in the process of downsizing.

Any advice?

I also inherited coins in slabs. I suppose a coin dealer would help with that or sell on an auction site?

Thank you for reading!

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Reply Coins from years of travel (Original post)
blueseas Feb 2017 OP
tenorly Feb 2017 #1
blueseas Feb 2017 #4
safeinOhio Feb 2017 #2
ret5hd Feb 2017 #3
blueseas Feb 2017 #6
blueseas Feb 2017 #5
pansypoo53219 Feb 2017 #7
blueseas Feb 2017 #8
Vinca Feb 2017 #9
blueseas Feb 2017 #10
duncang Apr 2017 #11
blueseas Apr 2017 #12

Response to blueseas (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 03:38 PM

1. Try Ebay.

What I would do, is put the more common ones in batches - say, 100 for $20 - and set aside the 19th/early 20th century ones for individual bidding sale. You'll be surprised how many bids you'll get.

Above all, my condolences for your recent loss, Blue Seas. All the Best.

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Response to tenorly (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 04:33 PM

4. I appreciate your kind words

I will try Ebay.

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 03:47 PM

2. Coin dealer I work with showed me a trick.

You can find out if a coin is made of silver by dropping it on a cement or tile floor. Silver coins have a ring to them. Other metals just go clunk.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 04:01 PM

3. Don't do that!!! A valuable undamaged coin could rapidly turn into...

a coin that's worth little more than its weight in silver.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 04:37 PM

6. Thank you

I did not feel comfortable doing this.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 04:37 PM

5. I don't think I want to try that and ruin a good thing - lol

Is there some date that has more silver. I could start there instead. - Thanks!

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 05:22 PM

7. i am not sure, i see auctions on a web site estatesales.net. ebay is wold wide. more known.

gotta ebay what i have from estate sales & finds.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:02 PM

8. Tell me where

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I don't know where to put them for sale at a reputable auction site.

I know Ebay, but are there vetted coin sites?

I am so new to this.

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:24 AM

9. Contact the Littleton Coin Company.

The modern coins may not be worth anymore than face value, but you never know.


http://www.littletoncoin.com/shop/

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Response to Vinca (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 02:05 PM

10. Thank you- I am still going through the collection.

I have made some headway and will take all the advice.

Thank you.

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Sun Apr 16, 2017, 12:42 AM

11. I am really late in this thread

For the ones in slabs a quick check on ebay for completed sales using the description on the slab will give you a realistic price indicator.

If they are pocket change stuff from 1970 on you could do what I did. I bought some small wood chests from a hobby shop. Stained and varnished them filled them with the coins and gave them to my grand kids. If you have some young kids in your family you might give that a thought. Even just tossing them in a baggie and giving them out can get a smile from a young one.

If you have any questions on any of them if you post a pic I can help ID them.

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Response to duncang (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:03 PM

12. Thanks - all good ideas

I have quite an assortment and I would love to catalog them all soon!

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