Should I sell my inherited coin collection?

Should I sell my inherited coin collection?

May 17th, 2023 · 2 min read

It’s tempting when you have anything of potential value to try to sell it yourself. In your head, it is one big advantage – cut out the middleman. And, after all, there is no shortage of online sales platforms. We can all look on eBay, for example, and see thousands of coins for sale.

But is it really the best way? After all, coin collecting is a place where expert knowledge is paramount. And while it may seem like you are reaching a global market, the best buyers, those who can be trusted to offer the best prices, may well remain out of reach.

Do you have the time and expertise to sell your coin collection on your own?

Then there is the time factor. First up, you will have to photograph and list each and every one of your coins, with your fingers crossed, you got the detail on the nose. Yes, there are countless publications out there to help identify potentially valuable coins, but this is an industry where the minutest production detail can mean a huge difference in value. Getting even the smallest detail wrong can result in a return from your buyer.

Even after extensive research, it’s all too easy to mistake a valuable rare coin in your inherited coin collection for something more ordinary and vice-versa. Buyers need to trust the information about your coin or coin collection in a listing – and that only comes through numismatic expertise.

Remember as well that in any online marketplace, you will be just one of thousands upon thousands of coin sellers and that you will:

  • be charged either a fee or commission
  • have to ship the coins yourself
  • take out specialist insurance

…suddenly, the whole ‘do-it-yourself’ scene doesn’t appear quite so advantageous.

So what’s the best way to sell an inherited coin collection?

Compare that time suck with the coin appraisal service you might expect to receive from Coinfully. Forget online marketplaces where you have to filter out some crazies from genuine buyers along the way, Coinfully has access to a network of collectors. We understand what they’re looking out for and know where they’ll be prepared to pay a premium, wherever they are around the globe.  So you’ll always get the best price.

For larger coin collections, we’ll come out to your home or place of choosing and will appraise your coins face to face, giving you full intel on the collection. If we’re interested in buying them, we’ll make you an offer there and then. Once your collection is validated, payment is issued right away. No wondering whether the offer you have is genuine. Everything is dealt with in a flash so you have complete peace of mind.

If you choose not to sell your coins, that’s completely cool too. We have a zero-pressure policy at Coinfully, where we are genuinely happy to value your coin collection without any obligation for you to sell them on to us.

In essence, a quick, ultra-transparent, no-pressure, stress-free way to appraise and sell coins from the comfort of your home.

The simple reality is there’s no better way to receive the best price for an inherited coin collection than with Coinfully. With our network of expert dealers, and the ability of our numismatics experts to talk you through your collection, this really is the best use of your time and the best offer you’ll receive.

Do it yourself? Don’t bother. Call our team for a free appraisal. It’s the easiest thing you’ll do all day!


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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