Tamworth coins and banknotes valuation dates February 2024
COINS and banknotes specialist Phil Bridge will be offering free valuations and advice at The Tamworth Auction Rooms on two dates next month.
Phil, who has a wealth of experience in the field of numismatics, will be with Richard Winterton Auctioneers in Church Street, 34-35 Church Street, B79 7BX, by appointment from 9.30am-12.30pm on Thursday, February 1, and Thursday, February 22.
The market for antique coins remains strong but all types can find a good price under the hammer, from collections of mixed 20th century British coins to international money, collectable banknotes, gold sovereigns and silver coinage.
As well as coins made from precious metals with high bullion value in addition to their artistic merit, many key coins in great demand with numismatists today started out with much humbler denominations.
Phil explained: “Any coin can be mis-struck and when that happens it can be worth much more to collectors than its face value suggests.
“A great example is the 1983 2p coin – some were accidentally minted with the words ‘New Pence’ instead of ‘Two Pence’ due to a mix-up with the reverse die meaning that the discovery of one of these could see you to a £1,000 richer.”
He added: “Any aspect which makes the coin in question stand out is important.
“Popular with coin collectors is the 50p celebrating Kew Gardens’ 250th anniversary in 2009, which has a mintage of 210,000.
“One of the rarest out there is the 50p commemorating the UK’s presidency of the council of ministers and the European Single Market.
“As well as being the only coin with two dates – 1992/93 – it also has the lowest mintage of any 50p of just 109,000.
“So get checking your money banks, coin pots, pockets and purses because you could be sitting on a fortune!”
To book an appointment for a valuation of coins or banknotes, telephone 01827 217746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free home visits for large collections, appointments for free valuations of all types of items and free house clearance quotations can be arranged by telephoning 01543 251081 or emailing email@example.com.