ANTIQUE COINS, COLLECTIBLE COINS
Collecting old coins? If you are not already an expert understand
a few things about old coins and enjoy the hobby.
old coins dealers do not provide free valuations, it's usually an offer to buy.
That is what they are willing to pay you for an old coins.
You want as much as you can get,
dealers want to buy for as little as possible. It's how they
make a living! So, Caveat emptor with your old coins!
with your local library. They have many books on old coins and paid staff to help
you -- staff that you pay for with your tax dollars. They
can't provide a valuation, but if they just help you find an
old coins catalog you're likely to find some prices.
expect to get quality information on the valuation of old and
antique coins over the telephone or via e-mail. What takes two seconds to do
in person, can take 20 minutes by telephone and dealers don't
have that much free time.
News -- Most are not valuable! They
were generally produced in millions and nobody ever throws
Condition, or state of preservation, is most important.
"Mint Condition" is tops, but don't think for a
second coins that look really good are in mint condition. Mint Condition
means not in any way distinguishable from new!
a great source on valuation we recommend Standard Catalogue of World Coins, by