First of all, If you found it, it belongs to the state and not to you. Report your find to the National Museum and where you found it, they will advise the correct action to take.
It is rare coin alright have a look at
Now also there are copies of this coin, so don't go running to the bank just yet.
Values in 2003 Spinks 6494 F £450, VF £1500. This is the price you would expect to pay for such a coin if you wanted to buy it. Selling it to a dealers you would get half that. An Auction would be your best option to sell.
If you can send me a picture I would appreciate it.
He found it in the UK not here. There was contemporary brass imitations which are still interesting and not a bad price for around $80 on that site you linked. His however is the genuine silver one.
I have thousands of old coins collected by my grandmother, I doubt there are any extremely rare coins but it is a large collection none the less. I was wondering what to do with them? Im not really interested in going through them all and trying to find values, is there any place that will take them and give me some money for them?
kazza90210 are they Irish?
Most are, may be a couple of english ones.
been reading some posts with interest, maybe it would be worth my while to see if there are any rare ones, would take forever but could turn out to be worth it!!!
Forgot to ask are they decimal or pre decimal? Decimal is from 1969 onwards.
Mix of both, probably more after 1969 then before, would it be worth it to go through them properly or are they worth nothing?
If they are 1969 to 2000 the central bank will take them as long as they are bagged 1 penny * 100 £1, 2 pence * 50 etc, etc.
You will get face value £1 = €1.27 (if you have uk 1p and 2p you can throw them in as well
If you have uncirculated decimal hold on to them.
Everything else check for Irish 1943 florins and Halfcrowns, they are worth some thing, every thing else there is a couple of dealers or auction rooms around the country who will sell these for you. You would normally expect to get more at an auction than you would from a dealer.
If you have uncirculated hold on to them.
Now all your uncirculated coins, google dublin coin auctions and he will advise on what is worth selling. You should get more at a coin auctions that a regular auctions.
Hope this helps.
Well there are key dates in both decimal and pre decimal, some of the 1986's and the 1985 20p for example. I went through a few thousand pounds worth of decimals and pre's and bagged them by type and date and it took me a few days alright but I got some nice finds in there including some nice error coins. Also I then had lots of complete date runs of all the coins. You might be better off selling them to a dealer or put them up for auction as one lot if you aren't willing to go through them yourself and you don't know exactly what to be looking out for. I wouldn't cash them in at the central bank though. It depends really, it could be all junk, I'd know at a quick glance what your chances of success are if I saw them.
Thanks for the replys guys think ill just have to set aside a day and go through them all! I wouldnt even know a rare coin if it hit me in the face, so ill have to do my reseach!
Sort them first by type then by date and when you're ready you can ask what to look for. When you have them stacked in little piles, look out for edge errors, you'll see immeditately if theres an odd one out. Like for example the milled edge pound coins. But same goes for all types, you might find some of the milled type coins have an odd smooth edge one etc. Look for anything weird that could be an error, double strikes etc etc.
I would be very interested to get some info on silver shops in Ireland. Do many of them carry US 90% silver coinage, or is there even any desire to collect such?
I would like to possibly open a silver shop, and was just looking for some insights into the subject. Thanks
Would anyone be able to tell me how much I would get for the following coins? My mam had them in a box for a few years and has given them to me;
3 Irish Half Crowns ( silver) 1951, 1964 and 1967
1 Irish Halfpenny 1971
2 3 pence bit silver coins (rabbit on front) 1966
1 One Dollar silver coin 1971
2 20f coins 1980, 1982
2 10 pfenning coins 1988, 1990
2 5 pfenning coins 1986, 1992 Large Coins
2 5 pfenning coinrs 1994, 1977 Small Coins
1 Irish 5p coin 1996
1 Deutsche Mark 1989
1 50 pfenning coin (small) 1978
1 50 pfenning coin (large) 1990
1 1F 1991
And another coin im not too sure what it is, on the front theres a bull it says 10 new pence 1970, and on the back it says "s'Ballivie Insvle Degernere Ve"
Any help would be much appreciated
the s'Ballivie Insvle Degernere Ve coin is from guernsey
I can tell you those Irish ones are worth very little, hardly even worth putting a value on them. Those Half crowns aren't actually silver.