Long time no see! I am in need of a coin collector!

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    blatvaposted 8 years ago

    Hey you guys  smile  Sorry I haven't been around much.

    BUT I have a little task at hand. I am trying to find someone who knows a lot about coins. I'm hoping to identify/appraise a few before I take them to a shop and try and sell them.

    The coins belong to a friend of mine, and while I do know a little bit about old coins, I was hoping to get other opinions.

    I'm afraid I don't have the money to get them appraised professionally. BUT I know that Hubpages has a lot of knowledgeable people.

    I'm asking you, Please. If you can help me, please post or e-mail me. My friend could really use the money.

    Thanks everyone  big_smile 

    PS:  It's good to be back  (again)

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If it is US coinage I can help.  I collected coins for years and worked for a large dealer for 2 years.

      DO NOT clean or rub anything.  That can destroy value.  I had that happen once, a women cleaned up what would have been worth many thousands and ended up with very little.

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        blatvaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The majority is actually old english coins  sad 

        The only US coin in the lot is a lead penny, But it's marred pretty badly. Doubt it would be worth anything.

        Ohh~   and I know not to clean them or anything  smile  My mom made that mistake once.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image95
          Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          http://www.coins-of-the-uk.co.uk/values/index.html

          It would be worth buying the Coin Yearbook for the most current values.

          http://www.tokenpublishing.com/

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            blatvaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            thank you Marisa  smile  I just found out some great news about one of the coins.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Where are you based and how old are the coins?  There are coin books issued annually which cover the coinage of a country and approximate value based on condition and age.

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      blatvaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm in Indiana, USA. 

      And I think the oldest coin I've found is from 1882.  They range from around late 1800's-1960's. 

      I know that the ones after about... 1940 won't be worth much at all, but there are a few that are in really good condition and are pretty old.

      Oh!   and all the coins are different. There are francs, Half pennys, Denars, etc.

  3. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Blatva, WOW! Great to see you. smile

    Sorry, I've dabbled in them myself, only for a little bit. Do not know enough to lend advice. hmm

    But, it was a pleasure to see you again. wink big_smile

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      blatvaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cag!  It's awesome to see you again too!  ^____^  I haven't seen you around in quite a while.

      I'm sort of the same way. I grew up with my mom collecting, But I'm no expert.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well, I guess that would stand to reason, since I have been here and YOU have not. lol lol lol tongue

  4. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Hi Blatva! Welcome back smile

    Sorry, no help on this from me sad

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      blatvaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Misha   big_smile

      It's alright  ^_^  This is quite a long shot, I guess.

  5. coinguide profile image60
    coinguideposted 8 years ago

    hi blatva,

    you can fins some information on this site, http://www.2-clicks-coins.com, you can even place your coin ads there. good luck in selling your coins..

 
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