Selling Made Easy

Get the best value for your coins

Many of us spend years or even decades building up a truly impressive coin collection. Whether you are keeping British coins as an investment, or you have always had a passion for rare collectable coins, sooner or later you’ll consider selling one or more of them.

The thing is, it can be a tricky process. Nowadays, there are dozens of ways you could try to convert some or all of your rare British coins into cash. But, are you getting the best deal? There are hundreds of coin buyers UK Based claiming to be the one who helps you do it. Some will give you a much better deal than others but be sure to choose the right coin dealers for you!

Once you’ve decided to sell your rare collectable coins, your priority is getting a reasonable price for them. Of course, a 300-year-old British silver coins will sell for more than modern 50p coins, but even new collectable coins can be precious to the right buyer. Royal Mint Proof Coins, like the Kew Gardens 50p coins.

A rare 50p can be very sought after. Who knows, your coins may even have minting errors?. Decimal coins often sell for more based on how many coins were issued. Choose the right place to get a coin valuation online and directly to sell them.

Don’t go to a pawnbroker! Choose only British and foreign Coin Buyers

No matter what, avoid pawn shops. You are not selling scrap gold jewellery.

They will give you cash upfront, true, but you’ll be lucky to get even a fraction of your collection’s real value. Even worse are the many ‘cash for gold and silver’ operations that have popped up in the last ten years or so.

They will only pay out the ‘scrap’ value for your coins, then happily sell them on for tens or even hundreds of times what they paid you for them.

Often paying a fraction of the price of gold sovereigns to sell on for much more.

Another option is to sell your rare coins at a live, traditional local coin auction. Of course, this may be dependent on your local auction house has an interest in selling coins or collections and having the kind of customer base that would be likely to offer a decent price for them.

If you are lucky enough to have such an auction nearby, make sure you know the costs before you commit. Some Auctions will charge you a percentage of the sale price while others will charge a minimum flat fee, this could reduce the return you expect dramatically.

Many collectors choose to sell through eBay or similar online auction sites operating today. It is definitely a better choice than going through a pawnbroker, but getting a reasonable price for even rare 2 pound coin or even a collectable 50p coin requires a great deal of right timing and even a bit of luck. It takes a very long time to list each coin separately and go to the efforts that are required to get the right attention for each one.

Listing your entire collection at once is an option but most of the people bidding will only really want a few of the pieces, and may not understand (or at least appreciate) the value of the whole. Worse, the fees charged by these sites can be outrageous. Getting fair value for valuable coins is a challenge at the best of times.

Sell to a coin shop in our opinion, the best place to sell coins online.

Of course, we’re going to advise you that you’ll get the best deal for your precious metal by going through us. As the saying goes ‘highly recommended by owner’, right? But in this case, it is true. Using a trusted, established coin buyers to sell old coins and notes online give you certain undeniable benefits. We understand the market for collectable British coins very well, we have spent years building a reputation for fair, honest and transparent dealing — something you may not find with a pawnbroker.

We are a business, though. So we generally buy coins for slightly less than their expected sale price. We don’t just try to buy gold and offer scrap gold prices. But, because of the volume we do and our ability to predict a collectable coin’s sale value very accurately, we can afford to have smaller profit margins than many other coin buyers in the UK. In the end, we make more money if you know you are getting a reasonable price and come back to us.

We buy many coin collections of all kinds from customers who had considered to sell old British coins by auctioning them but were put off by the necessity of breaking the coins up into individualised lots, and the distinct possibility of getting a meagre price from unexpectedly disinterested bidders. Selling through an exchange also avoids the hefty insurance and auction fees, as well as giving the seller their money right away. Why not give us a try the next time you are thinking about selling coins!

How much can you expect to sell rare coins online for?

This is the real question. The exact answer depends on the coins, the condition, where the coin was minted, and the market for such coins at the time. We can only give you specific prices if you tell us what you have to sell.

In general, you can expect to get between 70% and 85% of your anticipated coins sale value when you sell to us. Yes, a 30% cut may sound like a lot, but that is an extreme example and would represent a coin of uncertain value, or one whose sale price has a chance of dropping sharply before we would be likely to sell it on to another collector. It might also represent a coin that is of a type we do not specialise in. Most coins we buy would be a lot closer to 15% and 20% end of the range.

For help with buying and selling coins, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Just don’t do it!

You may be asking yourself “should my old coins be cleaned before selling them?”

The Answer is No! Never clean your rare or collectable coins ever! cleaning them will immediately reduce their value substantially.

They are worth more in their current state!

If you have it, we will buy it

What are we interested in buying?

Of course, we most want to buy what we can expect to sell for the best prices. We do have our specialties as well. While this list changes frequently, most of our stock is of a similar numismatic type.

Maybe you want to sell gold sovereigns? The price of gold sovereigns to sell to us usually are 95% of the metal price for standard bullion coins, gold sovereigns with minting errors often fetch more. Remember, often you are not just selling scrap gold and silver.

Modern Gold & Silver Coins

We like collectable British coins of all kinds, but especially modern Royal Mint coins.

We pay reasonable prices for Modern Silver Proof Coins, especially the Kew Gardens 50p Coins, Beatrix Potter coins, Gold one Pounds also Silver one Pound coins. Rare 2 pound coins issued in gold and silver are wanted. 

Collectable British Milled Coins

We pay top prices on all rare collectable British coins. Gold or Silver. Any coins and sets issued both in brilliant uncirculated or with a superior proof finish. 

Sovereigns, Guineas, Crowns, Maundy Sets, Proof Sets, Specimen Sets. You name it. If you have it, we want it. 

Bullion Coins & Bullion Bars

Gold Bullion or any Bullion Coins and Bars are of interest.

We will pay 94% of the live spot value. Please remember that this price can change at any moment. Prices are only secured after we have received goods. 

We can't buy everything

Modern Circulated Coins

Unfortunately, as much as we love coins, we can not buy everything. We do not purchase modern coins that have passed through your change in general circulation. 

We understand that there is a collectors market out there, and we recommend that you sell these types of coins on sites like eBay or similar. Sadly, there is not enough value in these types of currencies for us to offer you a reasonable price and sell it on.

Cupro Nickel 50p Coins

You may also be surprised to know that the coins found your change are not made from silver, they are made from cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)

Not all 50p coins are made or designed the same. The Royal Mint produces almost all their 50p coins for both currency and collecting purposes. Typically, these Royal Mint 50ps that have been released for collecting will have a higher strike than the standard 50p you find rolling about in your loose change.

Each one will come with a Brilliant Uncirculated finish (BU) and are often sealed in protective packaging or a secure presentation case, to prevent the currency from being handled, which can impact its value.

If your coin does not have Royal Mint Packaging and it has been found or passed through change then you likely have a currency coin. We do not purchase these types. eBay will be a better route for sale. 

One Pound Coins (£1) & Two Pound Coins (£2)

Plenty of us have accumulated a number of £1 and £2 coins over the course of our collecting lives, and sure, there are some coins out there that are worth far more than just face value.

Coins found in your change are only Gold or Silver in colour. They are made from cupro-nickel and brass (70% copper, 5.5% nickel and 24.5% zinc)

The best place to sell these types of coins is eBay. There is a huge following and better yet, you keep all your profits made.

How to Sell Your Coins

Request a Home Visit

We receive many requests for home visits, and naturally, we are happy to oblige; however, due to traveling costs and running our business, we can only offer this service for more significant collections of high value. 

In some cases, we may charge a small fee, but this will always be discussed and arranged before we arrive. There are no hidden fees.

Free Online Valuation

Nowadays, the easiest and most convenient way to sell coins online is to conduct an online appraisal. it comes as no surprise that 80% of our customers choose this option.

Simply put. You can sell your coins without even leaving the comfort of your own home. 

We will require you to send us detailed high-resolution images of the coins you wish to know the value.

Insured Postage Options

Insurance can be purchased for up to £2,500 for each packet at the cost of approximately £7.25.

If your collection is worth substantially more, we advise you to send it in 2 or more individually insured parcels.

We will receive your packet by 1 pm the next day & sign the receipt directly. We will also phone you immediately to confirm our receipt and your arranged payment.

Please include your telephone number in each parcel and the banking information you wish us to make the payment.

Where to send your coins

With all coin purchases, we will require one form of Photo Identification.
A valid up to date UK Passport or Driving Licence is typically preferred.

This can be emailed to [email protected]

We do not recommend displaying the word coin or coins on any parcels to ensure maximum security.

To-date we have never had a parcel go missing or not arrive.

Postage Address:

Regal 

PO Box 6439, Basildon, Essex, SS14 0RE

Please download, print and add our valuation form with your parcel. Download