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I have a collection of 6 commemorative coins, but I don't know how much they are worth.
4 say 5 pounds on the back, but I have no idea if you can use them in shops.
All the coins are silver and an inch and a half in diameter.
1st: 1999 Queen Elizabeth (hereby QE) on front, on back is map of GB with clock arrows on it at 12:00, with ANNO DOMINI , FIVE POUNDS. (I think this was a millenium special coin)
2nd: Another £5 coin, with QE and Prince Philips on the front and their names on the front, on back is: 1947 - 1997 20th November, it has the crown on it, and also two royal crests.
3rd: Front is big picture of Queen with FIVE POUNDS on the bottom, on the back is a woman riding a horse, it says 2002 with a small crest in between the two zeros of that date, and at the top of the coin it says: ELIZABETH.II.DEI.GRA.REGINA.FID.DEF.AMOR.POPULI.PRAESIDIUM.REG
4th: QE on front and her name on the right, on back it says the coin is 1981, it has the Prince of Wales and Diana's pictures, and says:H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES AND LADY DIANA SPENCER
5th: Looks fairly new, is 2003 Corination Jubilee Coin. God save the Queen is on the back, with her face on the front.
6th: 1977, woman riding horse on front, it says QE II DG.REG.FD around the side. On the back there is no writing, there is the crown at the top, a bird in the middle standing on something with its wings apart, and there is floral design around it.
Anyway, sorry to bore you, but there was a point to writing this up. I was given these, and so they don't really mean much to me, so I was wondering if anyone could value them, or post a link to where I should be asking the question. Or (and I know this isn't a marketplace) if anyone was interested, just use the yellow envelope.
This site won't give you a current value but will help identify them click here
Being only a teenager I'm pretty sure I don't have any grandkids, but I will take your advice and take the £5 ones to the bank. Cheers
Spartacus and Watchful thanks for the sites they were helpful. Managed to identify four of them :)
Get them valued - the price of silver is quite high at the moment. click here
About a tenner each tops.....click here
ps...they can still be used. Personally i would have a night in the pub with them.
pps...there were a few solid silver coins minted but they are quite rare and sell for around £30.
A lot will depend upon whether they are proof coins or standard uncirculated. Are they enclosed in plastic cases? If not then they are just likeky to be standard issue uncirculated. Proof coins hold the higher value and are likely to be 100% sterling silver and of a much lower issue figure. Proof coins are highly polished (mirror finish)and should never be handled except in their protective cases.
Best thing to do is take them along to a coin specialist for appraisal.
I am collecting the Alderney £5 proof coins at the moment direct from the Royal Mint. These are 100% sterling silver plated with 24 ct gold with a world wide issue rate of only 50,000 for each coin.
They arent made of silver, at the most they are just silver plated. I got £20 from the Post Office for four coins, and the rest will go on Ebay.
I've got a set of Canadian Silver Olympic Coins Still in their original boxes and encapsulated, somewhere in the attic. I think I may as well get them valued. Would you believe I had forgotten all about them? I know there are some other coins up there with them too. Blimey I might be rich.
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