martykk Registered User
#106

barrarua said:
Hi Lads
My mother is interested in getting a large number of old irish coins valued; my father collected them over his life time but never knew their true value.
Could you recommend a honest dealer to make a valuation, and maybe advise what she should do; bring a few coins, a whole box?; catalogue them, but there's a large number of coins and it would take ages?
I live in Australia and I am trying to get some information for her and I would appreciate your advice.


If they are 20th century coins they may not be as valuable as you think. Any silver coins between 1928 and 42 would have 50% silver content and would be valued on their silver content. Can you collate and list them? If you put them up on a list or PM me I could guide you. If they are a random lot of 20th century coins I would suggest selling them in lots of about 30 on e-bay.com as the US is the best market for random Irish. Remember key personal dates; eg 1961 = 50th birthday token in 2011 so some might have sentimental value. Also "Lucky Irish" penny with key dates is popular as is love token pair of sixpences exchanged by bride & groom on their wedding day.

Hope this helps

Marty

martykk Registered User
#107

Gold is selling at just below spot price on e-bay but be careful. i recently sold on e-bay buit coins were "lost in transit" in the us and track and trace is a nightmare with An Post. US customs are checking everything metallic entering the country.

Nobody will give over spot unless they are exceptional quality or dates.

Try David at www.coinsonline.co.uk and tell him martin from Kilkenny sent you.

akeady Registered User
#108

martykk said:
If they are 20th century coins they may not be as valuable as you think. Any silver coins between 1928 and 42 would have 50% silver content and would be valued on their silver content. Can you collate and list them? If you put them up on a list or PM me I could guide you. If they are a random lot of 20th century coins I would suggest selling them in lots of about 30 on e-bay.com as the US is the best market for random Irish. Remember key personal dates; eg 1961 = 50th birthday token in 2011 so some might have sentimental value. Also "Lucky Irish" penny with key dates is popular as is love token pair of sixpences exchanged by bride & groom on their wedding day.

Hope this helps

Marty


Just a nitpick that the silver Irish 1928-1943 coins (halfcrown, florin, shilling) were 75% silver, not 50%.

ATB,
A.

martykk Registered User
#109

sorry my mistake

Blade Moderator
#110

martykk said:
Also "Lucky Irish" penny with key dates is popular as is love token pair of sixpences exchanged by bride & groom on their wedding day.


Ah Martin, you and your lucky pennies, those pennies aren't as lucky as you think. My mate got one in his change in the pub last night and showed it to me, I told him to hang on to it in his pocket as a lucky penny, then on the way home he slipped on the ice and landed on his arse.

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helenaoneill Registered User
#111

Hi.

I have what I think are 1889 (crowned head) and 1893 (veiled head) Queen Victoria £5 coins, plus an 1892 (shield) half sovereign (Queen Victoria), and a George V half sovereign that I'm pretty sure is 1913 but could be 1918.Would anyone know an estimated value of these? Or could someone let me know where the guy in Blackrock (Co Dublin?) mentioned before is situated?

Thanks a mil

Cavehill Red Registered User
#112

I'm no expert. I collect coins for their metal value only. But the numismatic value of your coins will depend on their condition.
I can get the 1892 half sovereign for c. €170 right now in very good condition. It's gold content is c. 1/8th of an ounce, or c. €130 at current spot prices.
I can get a George V 1912 half sovereign for €160. It sounds like yours may not be in great condition if the year cannot be read, though. You might be looking at just a little over spot for that one.
I don't know about your £5 coins.
Incidentally, the above are buying prices, if I were to buy them. If selling, you can expect to receive significantly less as the dealer will seek to gain a profit margin.
In your position, I wouldn't look to accept less than 5% under the current gold spot price for the George V sovereign (check the current price on Kitco.com before selling) and I would look for more for the Victorian coin if it's in better condition.

#113

helenaoneill said:
Hi.

I have what I think are 1889 (crowned head) and 1893 (veiled head) Queen Victoria £5 coins, plus an 1892 (shield) half sovereign (Queen Victoria), and a George V half sovereign that I'm pretty sure is 1913 but could be 1918.Would anyone know an estimated value of these? Or could someone let me know where the guy in Blackrock (Co Dublin?) mentioned before is situated?

Thanks a mil


There is a coin dealer in the Blackrock Market details here: http://www.blackrockmarket.com/

and a direct link to his site here: http://www.blackrockmarket.com/thecollectorsshop.html

If you're selling coins check eBay to get an idea of price and depending on that decide your next move. Personally I find antiques dealers/coin dealers etc pay very little as they have to make a profit too. If the coins are valuable then an auction room may be your best bet.

waldo Registered User
#114

Any ideas where to buy coin albums in Dublin or Cork, or online? Thanks.

Blade Moderator
#115

waldo said:
Any ideas where to buy coin albums in Dublin or Cork, or online? Thanks.


I recommend the Optima range, Tony Schorman from the Grafton arcade, Dublin, has them.

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Szarik102 Registered User
#116

Hi all. Anyone know where I might get a Limerick Soviet 1 Shilling note? Yes, I know, rare and obscure.

jedf Registered User
#117

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Hi jedf,I'm afraid no buying or selling is allowed on the forum,all sales and want lists to be posted on www.adverts.ie where the link can then be copied and pasted here on this thread.Moderator

GerSweeney Registered User
#118

Hi Folks

Have some Irish and English coins looking to get valued somewhere in Dublin
prob not worth much but better than them sitting in my attic.here is a couple of the Irish & English ones

1928 Irish Penny x 1
1950 Irish Penny x 1
1956 Three Pence x 1
1956 Six Pence x 1
1942 Half Penny x 1

1899 English Penny x 1
1912 English Penny x 2
1916 English Penny x 2
1917 English Penny x 1
1946 English Penny x 1
1948 One Shilling x 1
1943 Three Pence x 1

Also have Coins from Russia & Germany dated from the 1940's

Any input would be greatly appreciated

Ger

Blade Moderator
#119

GerSweeney said:
here is a couple of the Irish & English ones

1928 Irish Penny x 1
1950 Irish Penny x 1
1956 Three Pence x 1
1956 Six Pence x 1
1942 Half Penny x 1

1899 English Penny x 1
1912 English Penny x 2
1916 English Penny x 2
1917 English Penny x 1
1946 English Penny x 1
1948 One Shilling x 1
1943 Three Pence x 1


If there's any wear at all on these, then there's nothing there of value.

GerSweeney Registered User
#120

Cheers for the reply Blade, couple of them are in good shape and not much wear on them just a bit dirty, was cleaning in the house and found a bag of coins which i used to collect as a kid, have coins from all over Europe before the euro kicked in also Asia, Australia, States etc...I'll prob bring them somewhere as some mans junk is another mans treasure

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