Coin dealers/collectors

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ALIB
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Coin dealers/collectors

Post by ALIB »

I have a carrier bag full of old coins that are no longer in circulation.

I have no idea as to their condition or worth.

Can anyone suggest a reputable way for me to exchange this for modern cash ?
I don't want to get ripped-off if there is something of value/significance in there
bigbadwolf
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Post by bigbadwolf »

Don't the Bank of England oversee this kind of thing? Failing that, the only recommendation I can offer is the scrap metal merchants.
Last edited by bigbadwolf on 4 Feb 2011 19:17, edited 1 time in total.
ALIB
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Re: Coin dealers/collectors

Post by ALIB »

More words of wisdom from BBW.

By my reckoning with the current price of scrap metal, I would be better off feeding the coins into cigarette machines and getting much more valuable tobacco.

They is antique stuff, not just just out of circulation. E.g. not QE2s head on then, but other folk.
Hill Dweller
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Post by Hill Dweller »

Browse here :
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trks ... Categories

http://coins.shop.ebay.co.uk/British-/3394/i.html

You could get busy on eBay but it all seems a HoL of messing about to me for items less than much more than £20 each. Listing, paying listing fees, selling and paying more fees or not selling, getting paid and getting payment fees, posting and all the tracking and tracing. :?
Hill Dweller
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Post by Hill Dweller »

Grrrr just took a look at the second link as a listing was just ending,
Old coins total face value 40-ish new pence ...... brought £3.50 closing bid but it looks as if there's a lot of cushioning in the P&P :|


Titled :
old british one pence coins x 100 / 1 Bid £3.50 +£4.50 Time left:1m

It's one bl**dy PENNY coins not one bl**dy PENCE ones.
This bl**dy twittery happens ALL over the bl**dy media, even the financial pages and despite the new single or recently demised half penny having been moulded with the word.
I like the word penny almost as much as BBW's 'tuppence' :wink:
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