I am happy to find this forum through searching the internet. I am hoping for some genuine advice from the educated coin collectors.
A few months ago my father passed away and while helping mother sort through my Dad's collections we have now run into his coin collection. There are thousands of coins from the late 1800's through the 1980's mostly Canadian, some US, some European and a couple handfuls from other places around the world. Half pennies, pennies, nickels, quarters, half dollars, silver dollars and stuff from the Canadian Mint
. Some coins are in cases others in ziplock bags and then bags full of coins.
Where should I start to figure out what's in the collection, potential values, what's worth keeping and what's worth potentially getting appraised?
At this point in time there is no interest in selling any of the collection simply gaining an understanding of what's here.
It seems like a daunting time consuming task. First thought is to sort out denominations and years. Advice would be highly appreciated.