Where to sell coins and who can buy them
Many people after major repairs orthorough cleaning, made in the apartment of a deceased relative, they find "in the bins" different old coins that have already left the turnover. Sometimes you can find treasures, ancient or relatively recent, Soviet times, in which, along with jewelry, there is money. If you are not a numismatist and have never been addicted to it, then, as a rule, you will want to sell these treasures in order to replenish your family budget. After all, the cost of old coins on the market is quite high, and exceeds several times the nominal price.
It is generally accepted that money is valued,minted in the time of kings and emperors, and this is partly true. In support of the legitimacy of their authority, the royal mints coined a full exchange unit of metals such as silver, gold and even platinum. But in the world of numismatics can be valuable and a copper penny - not only is metal important, but also the prevalence of such money in the world. In this sense, the cost of Soviet coins can also be quite high. Although over the years of the Soviet Union, the state has tamped a huge number of kopecks, some of them have great value for numismatists. This is, first of all, money issued at the dawn of Soviet power: for example, 2 kopecks of the 1925 issue, as well as coins of 10, 15 and 20 kopecks, cast from silver in 1931 can cost several hundred dollars. The money of the Brezhnev period is of no special value, but in this time interval (1961-1991) it is possible to find so-called "collector's" coins that may interest collectors.
Let's say you decided that you have valuablefor numismatists of metal circles. It remains only to decide the question of where to sell the coins. In most large cities there are special clubs and circles, but before you go there, you should evaluate your find. In this, as always, the all-knowing Internet will help. Register on the forum of numismatists, review the evaluation catalogs. If you could not find your coin in them, make a digital camera with a macro function its picture, and post it on the forum: perhaps, along with the evaluation of the cost of the specimen, the potential buyer will also come.
Where is the easiest way to sell coins? Of course, in antique shops. Afraid to sell cheap? Then evaluate it with the help of special systems offered on the Internet, and go to the antiquarian, armed with this knowledge. You can sign up with a potential buyer through an online forum and sell your value in a virtual way. Are you afraid that you will send the goods, but you will not get any money for it? But all Internet buyers have their own trust rating, which grows with the conclusion of bona fide transactions. Check this figure, and if it is really high, feel free to send money - the agreed price you will definitely get for it.
Another place where to sell coins in principlemay be an auction. However, they have a significant drawback: the organizers of such actions charge you about 40% of the lot value, and, in addition, you will have to pay 13% tax. In your hands you will get less than half of the real value. Private numismatists, with whom you can communicate directly, is the best option for selling such things. But in order to meet such a person, you should have patience. There are collectors who collect the weather series (the money of one state in chronology) - perhaps for a complete collection they lack just your coin, and they will not stint to get it.
And one more tip. If you have already found where to sell the coins, you do not need to bring them yourself to a more attractive look. Often the old chasing turns black or green. Do not clean them, especially abrasive substances - this you not only will not increase their market value, but, conversely, devalue them. Cleaning should be done by a specialist. If you decide to store coins for better times, do it in a dry place and cut them with your hands.