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I was given a large coin collection and I have no idea what to do with it. Please Help!

Here's the story. When my husband and I first got married we were given a trailer house with everything in it. The only condition was that we had to get it off the lot. The only downfall was that it was literally trashed. The guy who owned it before us had committed suicide in his other house next door so a lot of his belongings were in the trailer house. But since it was trashed and littered with animal waste the family it fell back on wanted nothing to do with it. There were a few cool things found in the trailer house but certainly the most interesting was this incredible coin collection. It has bills and coins from countries I've never even heard of and some coins that are so old only a seriously coin collector/expert person could probably figure out what they even are and how much everything is worth. I have no idea where to go about finding out how much it's all worth. To me, I would LOVE to get a good chunk of useful money off it, but I know to someone else it would be a dream come true so I'm looking to benefit both parties.

4 years ago

The people at the local coin shop would probably be able to figure out what they are and their value. It sounds like there are plenty of foreign coins, so they may or may not be able to identify them all. Coin shops should be able to identify them as well as give you a price for them.

4 years ago

But prepare to be disappointed. At the coin shop, I have seen many people disappointed at the price asked for the collection. Coins are usually less valuable than you think they are.

4 years ago

And always try at least 3 dealers as they can vary in offer greatly.

4 years ago

The excitement is in not knowing what you have!  If your not in a hurry do your own research for now!  You'll be surprised what a few books can teach you... but eventually a professional opinion is necessary!!! Some pics would rock maybe be able to help! 

4 years ago
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