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:
||We pay a minimum of £360.63 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
||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
||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 BNTA – The 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'll buy all kinds of coins including UK gold and silver coins.