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Sell Your Coins

Thinking about selling your coins but not sure where to start? Inherited a coin collection but don’t know what it’s worth? Request a free, no-obligation valuation from our coin specialists today and get paid fast for old money, foreign coins, modern collectables and metal detecting finds.
We buy hammered, silver, gold, modern, bullion, ancient and milled coins at The Britannia Coin Company.

We buy UK ‘Old Money’, Royal Mint collectables, historic hammered coins and much more for fair prices.

Whether your coins are medieval or modern, gold or silver, in perfect condition or worn down, we want to buy them from you.

The Britannia Coin Company offers a personal service that puts you in touch with our friendly team of experts, guaranteeing you the best price for your coins. Drop by our valuation centre in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire or fill in our online form to get a personalised quote. All our offers are no obligation, regardless of the size of your collection.

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How Much Are My Coins Worth?

We offer market-leading prices for all UK and world coins making it easy to sell your whole collection in one place. Here's what we'll pay for some common coins:

Gold Sovereigns We pay a minimum of £435.54 for these 22-carat gold British coins and much more for rare dates and examples in great condition 
Old Silver Coins UK coins issued before 1947 contain real silver and we buy these coins for top prices: use our Pre-Decimal Calculator to work out their value at home
Post-1947 Silver-Coloured Coins Sixpences, Florins, Halfcrowns and Shillings made between 1947 and 1971 are no longer legal tender. We pay £2 per kilo for these cupronickel coins
Bronze Pennies, Halfpennies and Farthings We pay £2 per kilo for bronze pre-decimal coins though some dates are worth more, including Edwardian examples
Brass Threepences 1946 and 1949 Threepences are rarer than others and we'll pay £1-2 for these, for other brass coins we pay £2 per kilo, regardless of condition
Commemorative Cupronickel Crowns These silver-coloured UK collectables were issued in their millions - we pay between 25p and £2 each for Churchill Crowns and 1951 Festival of Britain coins
Foreign Coins Got some leftover currency from a holiday? Right now we're paying £2 per kilo for old international coins, including defunct currencies like Francs and Lira 
Collectable 50ps and £2s Found a Beatrix Potter 50p in your change? Or maybe a Paddington Bear? Some modern UK coins are rare but, generally, we pay face-value
1971 Decimal Day Blue Wallet Sets These common Royal Mint sets contain new decimal coins from 10p to 1/2p. We pay 25p per complete set
1953 Coronation 9-Coin Sets In Plastic Sleeve These sets of nine coins were issued in the year of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation and are worth £5 if the packaging is still sealed

What Happens Next

When you've filled in your details click the 'Submit Claim' button. As soon as you do this we'll send you an email with a unique claim ID number and detailed instructions on how to send your coins to us. You don't need a printer but you do need to include a note in your package that includes your claim ID, contact details, a list of your items and a signature.

We encourage you to read your claim email thoroughly, including our tips and tricks for safe and economical shipping so you know what to expect at the Post Office. Make sure to keep hold of any tracking information. You'll get another email notification from us when your coins arrive.

Maximise your profit by choosing the right postage: we recommend sending gold and silver coins via Royal Mail Special Delivery®, for modern circulated coins like 50ps you may want to use Royal Mail Signed For®.

We aim to provide a valuation within 48 hours of receiving your items. Please allow a little more time for large collections. Once we've valued your coins you'll get another email with your valuation. You'll need to reply to that or give us a call to confirm before we can issue payment via your chosen method (we can send cash or a cheque or make a bank transfer: it’s up to you).

If you set one up, you'll be able to track this process in full by logging onto your Britannia Coin Company web account. We want to make selling your coins as simple as possible but if you've got any questions or concerns then please do get in touch: we're here to help.

The Britannia Coin Company: A Trusted Name

Our staff of coin and precious metal experts bring together decades of expertise to provide you with fair and accurate offers for your coins. We have the knowledge and industry know-how to identify and value any coin, from modern commemorative issues to ancient Roman money and much more.

The Britannia Coin Company is part of Gold-Traders (UK) Ltd which has been trading since 2008. Over the last decade we have built an outstanding reputation, thanks to our friendly, professional service and our fair prices.

We are proud members of the BNTAThe British Numismatic Trade Association. This is an independent body that works to uphold the reputation of specialist dealers in coins and medals. As members we are bound by the BNTA's Code of Ethics. This Code confirms our commitment to buying and selling authentic coins in a way that complies with legal codes and good practice standards. The BNTA also maintains databases of stolen goods and common forgeries, both of which we refer to when purchasing coins.

There's no better testimony for our services than the hundreds of happy reviews we've received from customers. Here's some recent comments on eKomi about our business:

'Very impressed with this service. The pricing is very good. Communication and delivery excellent. First place I look for coins and PMs.'

--- Donald S, 22nd April 2022

'Excellent service, very fast delivery, and goods were exactly as described on the website. I am delighted with this item. I highly recommend Britannia Coin to anyone buying from their website.'

--- Miles Dolphin, 21st April 2022

'Prompt service. Appreciate also your quick answer to my inquiry. The coin was just as advertised. I am very pleased with the whole buying experience. It was also helpful to be able to track the shipment from England across the Atlantic to the USA Thank you very much. I had been looking for a long time for a reasonably priced groat from this period. Sending my best wishes.'

--- Charles E, 30th March 2022

We ask online buyers to complete independent reviews through eKomi (where we’ve got an impressive 4.7 star rating) but you can also find independent reviews for our services on Google and Facebook.

How To Sell A Coin Collection Fast

We understand that you'd like to realise the value of your coins as soon as possible. For most coins and coin collections we can provide a speedy valuation while you wait. We have expert staff on hand during our opening hours, ready to inspect and assess your treasures.

If you're happy with our price we can pay you the same day, either by bank transfer or in cash. For larger collections it might take us a little longer to provide a comprehensive and accurate valuation. As far as possible we will work to provide you with a figure within 24 hours.

The valuations we provide are the prices that we are prepared to pay for your coins. You are under no obligation to sell to us and we encourage you to research the market and seek opinions from other experts. Even if you are not looking to sell right now, getting professional valuations can inform how you develop your collection.

All our coin valuations are free, except if you are seeking a probate valuation. See below for details or read our Probate Valuations guide.

Sell Gold Coins Today In The UK

We are happy to buy any coins you're looking to sell.

This includes gold coins from the UK and across the world. We regularly buy gold Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns in any condition. Looking to liquidate some of your bullion holdings? We'll get you cash fast for British gold like Britannias as well as South African Krugerrands and US Eagles and more.

The same is true for silver coins. We're always happy to buy silver Britannias from any year, as well as international silver bullion coins like Austrian Philharmonics and Canadian Maple Leaf 1oz coins.

We also buy circulated silver coins. UK coins minted before 1947 contain some silver. We buy these old British coins like Crowns, Halfcrowns, Florins, Shillings, Sixpences and Threepences in bulk. Don't worry if you've got lots of them, our coin sorting machines help us quickly determine a price. For pre-decimal silver coins you can now sell online with our Pre-Decimal Calculator - more on that below.

Have you got collectible coins you're looking to sell? We buy all Royal Mint proof coins and sets as well as coins from other UK and international mints. We're especially interested in buying proof Sovereigns, gold and silver proof coins like £5 Crowns, £2s and 50ps, plus recent releases like the Music Legends collection or coins in The Great Engravers series.

We're also pleased to buy UK circulated coins. Found a Kew Gardens 50p in your change? In April 2022 we could offer you a whopping £150 for it. We can't always guarantee you that sort of pay out, and prices do change with the market, but we'll buy many special circulated coins like £2s and £1s for well above face value.

Old coins are what gets our lead numismatist, Mark, most excited. He's spent decades valuing everything from Ancient Greek Tetradrachms to copper Pennies of Queen Victoria. Mark's speciality is British hammered coinage but he and his team offer competitive prices for UK and world coins from any time period. Not sure what you've got? We’re happy to identify your coins for you for free.

We buy hammered, silver, gold, modern, bullion, ancient and milled coins at The Britannia Coin Company.

We'll buy all kinds of coins including UK gold and silver coins.

We buy hammered, silver, gold, modern, bullion, ancient and milled coins at The Britannia Coin Company.

Browse our coin room at 143 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett, while you wait.

In Person Valuations For Coin Collections

We offer the best prices when we can view your coins in person. That's why we encourage anyone looking to sell coins to visit our premises in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Royal Wootton Bassett is located in Wiltshire, easy to get to from J16 of the M4. We're only six miles from Swindon which is served by trains on the London to Bristol line.

We're open from 9.30 to 17.00, Monday to Friday. Appropriately, our premises are in the former HSBC bank, on the High Street of this historic market town. Look for the Old Bank Antiques sign and come on in. Our expert team are happy to complete a valuation while you wait. In the meantime you can take a look at the coins on display in our show room or browse an excellent range of small antiques.

If you've got a large consignment it may be worth calling ahead. Contact us on 01793 205 007 (yes, we're James Bond fans!) or email

Expert Coin Valuations From Home

If you're not local to us we can still help you sell your coins.

We can provide a guide price for your coins when you fill in our form. Please provide as much information as you can, including:

  1. A list of all the coins you would like a price for,
  2. What those coins are made of, if you know, and
  3. If you can't identify them, copy down the writing on your coins - it may help us figure out what they are!

If you would prefer to provide photos of your coins then please email those to us: the address is on our contact page.

Sharing lots of details can help us provide an accurate valuation. However, the price that we and other dealers pay for coins is dependent on their condition or 'grade'. It can be hard to get a clear idea of this from images or descriptions so we cannot guarantee prices until we have seen the items in person.

If you're happy with our provisional valuation we'll help you arrange secure transport of your coins to our offices for assessment. We'll confirm our buy price with you before issuing payment by bank transfer, cheque or cash.

Selling Old Money British Silver Coins

Did you know that the coins in your change used to contain real silver?

For centuries, the Royal Mint made their silver coins from sterling silver: an alloy containing 92.5% pure silver. From 1920 the amount of silver in British coins was reduced to 50%. The silver content was entirely removed from 1947 and coins were instead made of silver-coloured cupronickel.

If you've got old Crowns, Half-Crowns, Florins, Shillings, Sixpences, or Three Penny Pieces with a pre-1947 date on them, they likely contain a significant amount of silver. Regardless of the condition of your coins, their silver content makes them valuable and we're eager to buy them from you.

It's easy to sell your British pre-decimal silver coins with our Pre-Decimal Calculator.

Using this online tool can provide you with instant prices by weight, face value or denomination. All you need to do is sort your old silver coins by date. Getting paid is as simple as posting your coins to us. If you pay for next day shipping we can pay you that evening. It couldn't be easier.

How Experts Value Old Coins

There's a few key steps to valuing coins and our team have it down to a fine art.

First, we'll conduct a careful inspection of any images or inventories you provide us. If you've brought your coins to us in person we'll pop them under a microscope, part of the top-of-the-line kit we have ready to use in our offices. We might also use our XRF machine. This piece of equipment can tell use the chemical composition of your items in seconds.

The second step is identification. Sometimes we can ID a coin instantly: that's the value of having decades of collective experience. Other times we have to hit the books. We're lucky to have an extensive reference library as well as subscriptions to a few specialist websites that help us pin point exactly what you've got.

After this we assess the condition of your coins. The 'grade' of a coin can impact what it's worth significantly. Coins that look like they're fresh from the production line are generally more valuable that those with some wear. We grade coins the British way with letter grades like 'EF' ('Extremely Fine') or 'VF' ('Very Fine'). We realise this can be confusing so we're always happy to talk through our grading practices.

Finally we calculate a price. Our prices for bullion coins vary on the precious metals market which can go up and down throughout the day. We’ll always use the up-to-the-minute price to get you the best possible deal. For reference, our bullion prices typically exceed 90% of the gold or silver value while other dealers might offer as little as 50%.

Providing a price for rare or collectible coins can be trickier. We use our industry knowledge to determine our buy price, based on the ebbs and flows of the market, taking into account the grade. We also utilise standard published pricing guides to give us a starting point, as well as online research.

All our valuations are no obligation. You're welcome to go away and think over our offer. If you choose to sell to us you could have money in your account the next day.

Sell Metal Detecting Coin Finds

Wiltshire is a great place to own a metal detector and we're always pleased to meet local detectorists and view their discoveries.

Sometimes, ancient Roman and later British hammered coins that have been in the ground for centuries can be hard to identify but they're rarely a match for our numismatists. We can ID your finds and provide a price though you're under no obligation to sell - we know that sometimes you just want an idea of value.

Coins found by detectorists occasionally need light-touch cleaning to remove dirt. To do this safely we work with top-notch, museum-standard conservators who can carefully restore coins without damaging surfaces. This sort of delicate work can make a £100 coin into a £1,000 coin so we'll always tell you if your find could benefit from conservation work.

If you have found two or more gold or silver coins that appear to be more than 300 years old you should contact your local Finds Liaison Officer within 14 days. Our being activities comply with the terms of the Treasure Act 1996 and we may ask for documentation to show your find has been reported properly.

You can bring your metal detecting finds to our shop in Royal Wootton Bassett: we'd love to see them.

Probate And Insurance Valuations For Coins

Are you looking for a probate valuation on a collection of coins? We can help.

Inaccurate valuations of assets can be challenged by HM Revenue and Customs, slowing down the process. For a flat rate of £150 we can provide you with a formal, written valuation, designed to be acceptable to probate authorities. If you subsequently choose to sell the items to us, we will refund the fee.

The Britannia Coin Company is part of Gold-Traders (UK) Ltd. If you have other items made from precious metals like jewellery or watches we have the expertise to complete probate valuations for these items too. We can also provide valuations for insurance purposes on request.

You can find more information on our probate valuations service on our Probate Valuations page.

Frequently Asked Questions

At The Britannia Coin Company we buy all coins from rare ancient coins to modern 50ps, gold bullion to metal detecting finds. Don’t know what you have? We’ll ID your coins and provide a no obligation valuation.

We pay top prices for all old coins. We can offer you no obligation valuations for any coins you want to sell. Their value will depend on their condition and rarity but we are happy to buy all coins offered to us.

Yes, we’re very happy to buy coins by post. Send us an email with details on what you want to sell and we’ll value your coins. If you’re happy with the price we can pay you the day your coins arrive with us.

We buy all genuine gold Sovereigns including Half Sovereigns, proof Sovereigns and Sovereigns sets for industry leading prices. You could have your payment the next day if you post your Sovereigns to us.

We can pay you in cash or by bank transfer for your coins. We can only pay you in cash if you sell your coins to us in person at our premises in Royal Wootton Bassett. BACs payments are issued the same day.

We’re always interested in buying metal detecting finds. Visit us at The Britannia Coin Company premises in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire or send us a photo to

British coins made before 1947 contain at least 50% silver. We buy all old coins made from silver like Halfcrowns, Sixpences and Shillings, regardless of their condition. Use our calculator for a valuation.

Come and visit us at Old Bank Antiques in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. The Britannia Coin Company is based inside. Our numismatists are happy to provide a valuation while you wait Monday to Friday, 9-5.

Our team use their decades of expertise to identify your coins and provide informed valuations, based on market rates. All our valuations are free and no obligation and we encourage you to do your own research.

We offer formal probate valuations that can be provided to HM Revenue and Customs for items like coins, fine jewellery and watches. The fee for this service is £150 which we will refund if you sell to us later.

Based on the current gold price, we will pay a minimum of £435.54 for a standard circulated bullion grade Sovereign. This is on the basis that it's in reasonably good condition and hasn't been mounted in jewellery. Proof coins and rare dates can be substantially more than this.

There are two types of threepence coins, those containing silver and those made of brass. When sorting and valuing your 3d coins, make sure you separate the two types as their value differs significantly.

The Britannia Coin Company is always keen to but old money, especially pre-decimal silver coins. If you have old banknotes, your local Post Office will often accept them. Alternatively, your bank (whom you hold an account with) will often accept them.


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