Have you ever wondered how much a rare coin or old bank note might be worth? Perhaps it's a coin that you've stumbled across at home or something unusual that you spotted at a boot sale? Value My Stuff can give you an online valuation of your rare coins and old bank notes. You might be surprised to learn that your old penny is actually worth hundreds of pounds! Simply upload a photograph of your rare coin and within 48 hours, our specialist will email you with a valuation, along with a printable certificate and a unique online certificate that can be used on eBay listings or on other internet selling platforms. The online rare coin and old bank note appraisals may also be used for insurance purposes (subject to your insurance company accepting such certificates) or simply to satisfy your own curiosity!
Our coins expert has had an interest in this subject since childhood and from 1990 to 2005 worked as auctioneer and cataloguer for two of London's main numismatic auctioneers (Glendining's and Baldwin's). With his main speciality in commemorative coins, he has a deep knowledge of his subject and market, and will be able to advise you on the value of your coins.
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Since the days of antiquity, people have been using currency for the exchange of goods and in the beginning, items used as money would have included axe heads, jewels, pieces of fabric and even shells. Around 650 BC, metal coins began to appear in Western Europe; these were small ingots of a specific size that were stamped with the city's mark. Rare coins and old bank notes can turn up just about anywhere and finding out just what they are worth could hold a positive surprise! In 2002, Sotheby’s auctioned a 1933 gold double eagle (a US coin worth $20) for a record-breaking $7.59 million. Other auction houses such as Christie’s, Bonhams and Spink also regularly sell rare coins and old bank notes for hundreds or even thousands of pounds. Maybe your old banknote or rare coin could find its way to the auction block too!
Like any antique or collectible item, the value of your rare coin or old bank note will depend on factors including its age, condition, origin, weight and rarity. Our online specialist will consider all of these variables when determining the value of your rare coin or old bank note. We all love to hear stories of forgotten items being worth much more than their owners could have ever dreamed possible. On a recent episode of Antiques Roadshow filmed in Guernsey, a woman had a rare £1 bank note dated 1 January 1943 - during the German occupation of the island. After the occupation, her father had a carrier bag full of these bank notes and over the years, he either gave them away as little gifts or sold them one at a time to dealers for 'pocket money'. The appraiser explained that this was one of the rarest occupation bank notes in existence and this one - the last of the collection - was worth £3,000!
Getting a rare coin or old bank note appraised from Value My Stuff is quick, easy and confidential. Simply upload a photograph and tell us anything else you know about the rare coin or old bank note. Within 48 hours, our coin pecialist will evaluate the item and let you know its worth. To get started, simply upload photographs of the item.
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