Are pre 1947 coins worth anything?

In the past, British coins were made of precious metals like gold and silver. This means that old money can be worth much more than its face value. If you have 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.

Are pre-decimal coins legal tender?

The Holey Dollar and Dump are the only Australian coins which have had their ‘legal tender’ status removed, or been ‘demonetised’. Some coins which are no longer in circulation, such as Australia’s pre-decimal coins and the 1 and 2 cent coin are still ‘legal tender.

Which old English coins are valuable?

Rare and valuable British coins

  • 1933 George V Penny. Undoubtedly the most famous British coin is the 1933 penny.
  • 1917 King George V Gold Sovereign London.
  • 1937 Edward VIII Brass Threepence.
  • 1996 Football European Championship £2.

Do old coins have value?

Old Coin Value Coins always have some sort of value. They all have value equal to the face value stamped on them, but many have added collectible value, which can come from any number of factors. Some have value because they are old or scarce and are in remarkable condition.

Which banks take pre-decimal coins?

Lloyds TSB, for example, will exchange pre-decimal coins with a minimum total face value of £1 or in multiples of £1. NatWest also exchanges all pre-decimal coins rounding off to the nearest pence, while Barclays will exchange pre-decimal shilling and two shilling (florin) coins.

What can I do with old pre-decimal coins?

If you are willing to give the benefit of any value your old coins may have to a good cause, then most major charities will accept pre-decimal coins. Age UK, for example, which sells on old coins for scrap value, says people are best off bringing them into the charity’s high street shops.

Can you use New Zealand coins in Australia?

No, you can’t. While Australia and New Zealand are very close nations, they are still seperate countries with differing currencies. You must still use New Zealand currency (NZD) when you’re there.

What can I do with pre decimal coins?

The first bit of good news is that, though pre-decimal coins are no longer legal tender, some banks will still exchange them for their decimal equivalent face value. The coins are then returned to the Royal Mint for melting down.

What are the most valuable pre decimal coins?

The most valuable rare English coins from history – and how much they’re worth

  • 1917 George V sovereign London mint. (Photo: The Royal Mint)
  • 1933 George V penny. (Photo: The Royal Mint)
  • 1937 Edward VIII brass threepence.
  • 1983 New Pence 2p coin.
  • 1996 football European Championships gold proof two pound.

At what age are coins valuable?

Dimes: The first rule with United States dimes is that ANY dime dated 1964 or earlier is a good dime! Up through (and including) 1964, United States dimes were made from 90% silver and 10% copper, so they’re worth at least their silver value. If you have any dimes dated BEFORE 1892, please separate those coins.