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World coin Help Please

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Hi My father passed away about a year ago and he collected world coins, well I have his collection now and would like to get rid of it but do not know who to trust or get any info from. I have no idea if its worth anything or not. I started listing everything and its a slow process. I am attatching a list of the coins that i have gotten so far to see if its worth doing. Could someone look over the list and let me know if something of value jumps out. I have about 200 or so listed and have about 1000 or more to go. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance


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Most of it looks like typical coins bought by the pound for around five to ten cents a piece. To determine the value (catalog anyway, which really means little with these) you can see if your local library has a copy of the Standard Catalog of World Coins by Krause. You'll also have to have an idea of how to grade them to get in the ballpark. At least you'd be able to tell if you did have any valuable ones.


If the couple from Haiti are in like new condition, I may be interested. I can't recall exactly which ones I need but I know there are a couple from the mid seventies that I'm still missing. I'll check my list and get back to you.

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Rearranged from lowest to highest grade, the abbreviations mean:

  • vg = very good
  • f = fine
  • vf = very fine
  • vf/xf =very fine/extra fine borderline
  • ef =extra fine
  • unc = uncirculated
  • bu = brilliant uncirculated


In some instances the differences in value can be very significant, so I think it would be worthwhile to add the grade designators to your list.

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