What to do with a tin of Foreign coins ?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Brian Calvert, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Brian Calvert

    Brian Calvert Active Member

    I have a few hundred from Guys that went overseas in Army, Marines, Air Force, etc...
    You pick them up at yard sales and elsewhere dirt cheap, but, what do you do with them now...? Anyone.... Buehler
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  3. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    You can sell them for like $10-20 a kilo on eBay
  4. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Depends on what you want from them. If they are modern circulated world coins they probably aren't worth much. Many coin shops will buy bulk coins for a tiny amount of money. Or maybe give them to a classroom or a coin club. When my kids were in elementary sometimes I would give a little talk on the history of coinage and let the kids each pick out a souvenir from a pile of world coins.
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  5. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    I gave a lot of mine out to Boy Scouts who were working on the coin collecting merit badge.
  6. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    A tin of foreign coins and currency brought home from WW2 by my dad (Pacific theater) and my uncle (Europe) is what first got me interested in coins when I was just a wee lad.

    If not for that tin, I probably wouldn't be here today . . . I mean I wouldn't be here on CT, not that I wouldn't be here at all. :D
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  7. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    You start a collection. World coins by type either for a given country or the whole world is a collection you can work on for YEARS. And you can build a good sized collection for not a lot of money.
  8. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    I have a couple ziplock bags of random new/old Canadian and Mexican type coins.
    If I can remember to put them in the car next time I'm around the ocean...they will get randomly deposited on the beach near the waterline.
  9. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I keep a couple hundred pesos just in case I end up going to Mexico before they redenominate again
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