Need help valuing modern world coins... will identify and value Canadian coins in return.

Need help valuing modern world coins... will identify and value Canadian coins in return.

Post by Colin Gorr » Tue, 17 Sep 2002 08:57:36



I have recently acquired a world coins collection from the late 60s
which was untouched for about forty years. Hence, most of the coins
are in quite good condition. If anyone would be able to help me value
them, I would be most appreciative. I can value Canadian coins in
return.

There are too many to post every detail here. If anyone expresses
interest, I'll post them, along with their grade, by country.

I have:

Austria
Yugoslavia
Peru
Colombia
Guatemala
Japan
Aruba
Bahamas
Algeria
Libya
Turkey

Thanks for looking!

 
 
 

Need help valuing modern world coins... will identify and value Canadian coins in return.

Post by Bob Peterso » Tue, 17 Sep 2002 10:49:22


My suggestion for valuing the coins is to look up the coin/grade in the
standard catalog of world coins, and then divide by some arbitrary factor -
like maybe 3.  keep in mind that most collections of this type are bought by
the pound.  unless there is something special about the collection (such as
silver and gold which would usually be valued at something close to spot),
most dealers don't really want foreign coins, and common ones even less.


Quote:
> I have recently acquired a world coins collection from the late 60s
> which was untouched for about forty years. Hence, most of the coins
> are in quite good condition. If anyone would be able to help me value
> them, I would be most appreciative. I can value Canadian coins in
> return.

> There are too many to post every detail here. If anyone expresses
> interest, I'll post them, along with their grade, by country.

> I have:

> Austria
> Yugoslavia
> Peru
> Colombia
> Guatemala
> Japan
> Aruba
> Bahamas
> Algeria
> Libya
> Turkey

> Thanks for looking!


 
 
 

Need help valuing modern world coins... will identify and value Canadian coins in return.

Post by RayEn » Wed, 18 Sep 2002 01:59:52


Quote:

>I have recently acquired a world coins collection from the late 60s
>which was untouched for about forty years. Hence, most of the coins
>are in quite good condition. If anyone would be able to help me value
>them, I would be most appreciative. I can value Canadian coins in return.

>There are too many to post every detail here. If anyone expresses
>interest, I'll post them, along with their grade, by country.

>I have:

>Austria
>Yugoslavia
>Peru
>Colombia
>Guatemala
>Japan
>Aruba
>Bahamas
>Algeria
>Libya
>Turkey

>Thanks for looking!

Go to the public libraries.  They may have a copy of Krause's 2001, 2002 or
2003 Satndard Catalog of World Coins.  It lists estimated retail values of
world coins from 1901.  Coin dealers pay less.

It these coin are regular issued coins from circulation (coins dated 1960+),
they aren't worth much.  The silver coins would be worth their silver content
(dealers pay less).  The non-silver coins retail about 25 cents and up
depending on condition, denomination and country.

 
 
 

Need help valuing modern world coins... will identify and value Canadian coins in return.

Post by Colin Gorr » Wed, 18 Sep 2002 06:08:36


Thanks for your help. I'm not looking to sell, though. Just to find
values for the coins in my database.