How to appraise vintage coins

Wyatt McDonald

Apr 15th, 2023 · 2 min read

OK, you’ve got a whole bunch of vintage or antique coins. Maybe you’ve inherited a collection, or perhaps you’ve been picking gold or silver coins up at conventions or in sales as a hobby down the years. Now the time has come when you are starting to think about coin appraisals.

At this stage, chances are your mind will be full of no-fun questions. Who appraises vintage coins? How much does a vintage coin appraisal cost? Where can I find a vintage coin appraiser? What steps can I take to find a collector? What documentation do I need?

How can you trust the coin ‘experts’?

The next step will be to look for vintage coin appraisals online. Because there is one clear answer we all want to know – how much money is my precious vintage coin collection worth?

When we’re selling anything where expert knowledge is vital, it can be nerve-racking. We fear that our coin collection could be undervalued and we might be settling for a low price because we haven’t got all the information. How can a buyer prove for certain what metal my coins are made out of, what coin type we’re looking at or whether or not they’re rare?

Also, it’s a big world out there and we may feel restricted by our geographical area. What happens if you Google ‘coin dealers in my area?’ and there is only one within a 50-mile radius? Do you have any sort of satisfaction in that being the best vintage coin appraisal you will get? There’s no enjoyment in that sort of uncertainty.

Or do you feel slightly nervous that you are more likely to fall victim to unscrupulous or incompetent valuers in a region where there’s a lack of choice. Either way, it’s a big investment of your time.

An accurate valuation for your vintage coins is vital if you are to make an informed decision.

Coinfully removes all your coin appraisal worries, giving fair, accurate appraisals on vintage coin collections.

We are a family firm which grew from our own love of coin collecting and we completely understand the concerns that go through people’s minds. Our goal is to give you the exact same experience as we would want ourselves.

We have the coin collection answers you’re looking for

That’s why Coinfully offers a completely free coin appraisal service available to you WHEREVER YOU ARE in the US. Forget the worry of looking for coin appraisals. With Coinfully all collectors need to do is send us an email or text with some photos and basic details of the vintage coins you want to be appraised and we take it from there.

Our team keep the steps you have to take to a minimum. We don’t expect you to clean your coins – in fact we’d rather you didn’t as that can affect coin values – we just want to see the items as they are.

For larger vintage coin collections, we offer the same completely free vintage coin appraisal service in-person. As ever, we’re not in the business of applying pressure to sell, we just give good, honest advice. Our numismatists are based across America so can travel to you no problem.

Whatever way your vintage and rare coins are appraised, we will always offer a detailed explanation regards the valuation figure because we know the market. Coming to Coinfully doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to sell, it simply means you will be armed with the kind of expert analysis that will allow you to make an informed decision.

We act purely in your interest and, as coin experts, we’re there to help you understand the market for your vintage coin collection every step of the way.

So, whatever your reasons, GET A FREE APPRAISAL – you won’t be disappointed.

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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