How long does a coin appraisal take?

Wyatt McDonald

Jan 24th, 2024 · 2 min read

The one thing that stops most people from getting their inherited coin collection appraised is time.

Time to get the collection down from the loft, time to research a dealer they can trust, time to haul the coins to wherever they need to be – the list goes on.

But getting a fair price for your coins doesn’t have to take an age.

It all depends on the work involved

At Coinfully, we know that the duration of a coin appraisal can vary depending on several factors:

Size of the coin collection:

Naturally, the more coins you have, the longer the appraisal will take. A single coin might only need a few minutes, while a large collection could require several hours or more.

Complexity and rarity of your coins:

Coins with a complex history, rare gold and silver pieces, or those requiring authentication and research can add time to the appraisal process. These items usually demand a deeper dive to accurately assess their value.

Condition and accessibility of your coins:

The physical condition of your coins and how easily they can be examined (both in person or via high-quality images for online appraisals) also play a role in the time taken.

Your convenient coin appraisal options

At Coinfully, we offer two appraisal options: online and in-person.

Online coin appraisals: These are great for quick turnarounds. You simply upload images and details of your coins to our platform. Our numismatic experts can often provide a preliminary evaluation very quickly, making this a swift option for those with fewer coins or looking for a rapid assessment.

In-person appraisals: These are ideal for larger collections or when individual coins need a more hands-on examination. Our coin experts come to you, providing a comprehensive service at your convenience. We pride ourselves on an efficient, authentic appraisal process. Almost all collections can be done in less than a day, with the largest ones completed in 2-3 days.

Read our blog – How to get a coin appraisal for my coin collection – here.

The end goal is delivering a fair value with minimum disruption

At Coinfully, we pride ourselves on the fact that we care as much about your coins as you do. Whether you choose an online or in-person appraisal, our goal is to provide you with a detailed, fair valuation of your collection in the most convenient manner possible.

Remember, an appraisal isn’t just about finding out what your collection is worth—it’s about understanding its history and potential. And at Coinfully, we’re here to guide you through every step of that journey.

Coinfully was set up specifically to help coin sellers like you get the very best coin prices for your collection. We highlight the pitfalls to you – and with long, storied careers in the world of numismatics behind us, we’ve seen them all.

As coin collectors ourselves, we believe all coin appraisals should be easy, genuine and transparent. No trekking miles with your gold and silver coins for an in-person appraisal. No taking and sending hundreds of photos or relying on costly auctions. And we never put the pressure on for a quick sale.

We have decades of experience in buying and selling coins behind us, so request an appraisal or call our team today on 704-621-4893 for a no-obligation chat.

Wyatt McDonald President & Co-Founder of Coinfully. A student of numismatics and trained in the ANA Seminar in Denver, Wyatt is the face of Coinfully and a true expert. After spending a decade buying coins over the counter at a coin shop, he knew there had to be a better way, for everyone involved.

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