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Old 02-04-2013, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Old Coins Collection! HELP!?!?

So I just pulled my old vintage coins collection that has been passed down a few generations and I know absolutely NOTHING about coins or their value!

I'm pretty sure some of these are rare, or maybe made of a particular metal that can be melted down which I see people buying/selling all the time. My questions is, what is the best way for me to find out the values of these coins, and/or what they are made of? I could be sitting on a couple of hundred dollars or more here and not even know it.

I have about 100 coins (about half of which are International) that I would need to do some research on. Can anybody point me in the right direction?!?
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Much like cards, eBay can be a good resource.

I have a couple nice softcover books on coins. For international, check out "Collecting World Coins", and for US, check out "United States Coins Red Book". Think of them as the "Beckett for coins".

Also much like cards, condition is everything, and the premium on the uber high grades can go astronomical.
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Much like cards, eBay can be a good resource.

I have a couple nice softcover books on coins. For international, check out "Collecting World Coins", and for US, check out "United States Coins Red Book". Think of them as the "Beckett for coins".

Also much like cards, condition is everything, and the premium on the uber high grades can go astronomical.
Thanks, this is going to take a while checking eBay for each individual coin but I suppose I have to start somewhere. I checked 2-3 already and they are about $18-$22 each thus far.

Any idea how I could find out about the metal types? I see people on the Misc/B/S/T section of the forum selling various coins for nice prices and they seem to sell pretty quickly. A lot of these definitely look somewhat worn/dated but some look pretty darn mint.

Anyone else have any help/insight for me, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
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I have some experience, but your description is pretty vague. Metal types vary by country/year/mint. The two books I mentioned provide a detail on the composition and rough values of every government minted coin made in the last 100+ years.

Any pics?
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Any idea how I could find out about the metal types? I see people on the Misc/B/S/T section of the forum selling various coins for nice prices and they seem to sell pretty quickly. A lot of these definitely look somewhat worn/dated but some look pretty darn mint.
For U.S. coins, any dimes/quarters/half dollars pre-1965 are going to be 90% silver. For half dollars between 1965 and 1970, they are 40% silver.

Probably a good way to start is to sort the coins by date, and then look up the oldest ones first.
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Any pics?
Yeah I'm going to start taking some here shortly.


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For U.S. coins, any dimes/quarters/half dollars pre-1965 are going to be 90% silver. For half dollars between 1965 and 1970, they are 40% silver.

Probably a good way to start is to sort the coins by date, and then look up the oldest ones first.
I'll start sorting now LOL, Thanks!
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There's a website called Numista tha has pics and breakdowns of metal for each coin.
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Wrong section of the board, OP. This section is for Non-Sports Trading Cards.
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For US coins, pretty much the only ones you'll get any decent value for are the 64 and before silver coins. Most of the time the scrap silver value is better than the numismatic value, especially now that silver hovers around $30/troy oz. check out this site to get a good estimate.
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