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understanding my late father's coins for IHT

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Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

 

I have just inherited a lot of proof silver coins from the 1970s on from my father. They are nicely presented in plastic cases....but...I suspect that they are not worth more than the melt-down value? is that true? for instance, he had a lot of world wildlife conservation coins from the mid 70s.

 

He also has a few gold sovereigns, including one George v or vi.... I assume these may be worth a bit more?

 

I am not necessarily looking to sell - I'd just like a realistic valuation for the PITA forms.

 

thank you

 

I appreciate that most of the conversations appear to be about older, used coins, and I have some of those to start looking at too :-)

 

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Hello and welcome,

 

I am afraid you are right about the proof silver coins. A coin dealer will probably pay a little less than the melt-down value. If you like them keep them.

 

Gold sovereigns is a totally different matter. You can look at sale prices here: http://www.goldsovereigns.co.uk

 

A coin dealer will of course pay less, and much depends on the conservation grade.

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thank you.

edit: I have called goldsovereigns.co.uk, and they were immensely helpful - they have given me a good idea of buy-prices that I shall use. I don't think I'll sell, however... I like the coins more than they are worth

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