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Old 02-19-2013, 14:37   #1
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Coin value & how to sell?

I know little of coins but through inheritance we have what amounts to about a milk crate full of uncirculated coins and proof sets from around the world. The pure gold ones have been secured but how do I determine value of what remains? Some proof sets are from countries that haven't existed for decades such as East Pakistan, Ceylon, Rhodesia, etc. Thanks. HH
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Old 02-19-2013, 14:45   #2
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I'll give you $1/pound.

Maybe you could do better taking them to a coin shop or looking around for a qualified appraiser.
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Old 02-19-2013, 14:50   #3
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I'd take them to pawn stars, they know everything about anything
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Old 02-19-2013, 14:56   #4
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I'll give you $1/pound.

Maybe you could do better taking them to a coin shop or looking around for a qualified appraiser.
The nearest coin shop is about three hours away and I want to find out if it's even worth the trip first. Is there an on-line guide? Thanks, HH
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Old 02-19-2013, 15:17   #5
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Is there an on-line guide?
I've heard of one called "Google".
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Old 02-19-2013, 15:49   #6
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I've heard of one called "Google".
No. Tell me about it.

All I need is someone who knows to direct me through the maze of coin sites, many of which appear to require a paid subscription. Is there a relatively good free one that will at least help me decide if it's worth visiting a dealer. That's all. We're talking hundreds of coins here. Thanks, HH
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Old 02-19-2013, 15:50   #7
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Make the drive. Do a little local check as to reputations. You will be glad you did. Use the excuse to do something else in town.
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No. Tell me about it.

All I need is someone who knows to direct me through the maze of coin sites, many of which appear to require a paid subscription. Is there a relatively good free one that will at least help me decide if it's worth visiting a dealer. That's all. We're talking hundreds of coins here. Thanks, HH
Ebay? At least it's a starting point.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40
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Old 02-19-2013, 17:05   #9
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Try the Collectors Universe forums at http://forums.collectors.com/ as those guys know a ton about coins. There are both US-specific forums and world coinage forums. The owner of the site also owns PCGS, one of the respectable coin grading companies.

I collect US coins, but the guys at the forums have forgotten more than I will ever know.
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Several years ago our County gave all the FD guys and gals a silver coin, 1 OZ, had no monetary value, just a few pics of county buildings, dropped by a coin shop and left with 60 bucks in my pocket. I'm guessing your sitting on some serious bucks if you sell these just right. Good luck, let us know what happens.
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Get yourself a copy of 2013 RS Yeoman Red Book. Do not sell your coins to coin shop. Same reason you don't sell your guns to gun store.
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Old 02-19-2013, 18:04   #12
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Get yourself a copy of 2013 RS Yeoman Red Book. Do not sell your coins to coin shop. Same reason you don't sell your guns to gun store.
I just ordered in on the Kindle, thanks. HH
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Old 02-20-2013, 00:27   #13
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One last question. Most of this stuff appears to be old Russian (CCCP) palladium sets and the listed values for the sets are much greater than what the coins weigh collectively. I thought everything was based on melt these days. Thanks. HH
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One last question. Most of this stuff appears to be old Russian (CCCP) palladium sets and the listed values for the sets are much greater than what the coins weigh collectively. I thought everything was based on melt these days. Thanks. HH
Lots of examples on eBay of people paying over that for Russian coins.

http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?_from...mplete=1&rt=nc
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:25   #15
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Try a online coin forum...this site may be able to help you.... http://www.cointalk.com/content/

or here ..http://www.coinflation.com/unitedstates/
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