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Unnecessary Coins Of The World

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 Posted 12/31/2021  06:22 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a question for my colleagues. What do you do with coins that you are no longer interested in. I'm talking about cheap coins whose market value does not exceed $ 1. Coins that you bought at the beginning of your journey or that you brought from traveling to other countries. Where do you keep them and what do you do with them.
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 Posted 12/31/2021  07:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sometimes, I just donate them back to the dealer's junk box from which they came.

Sometimes, I just give them to kids to hand on further to their friends at school - that can be a way of introducing a new generation to coin collecting..
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 Posted 12/31/2021  07:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PlumCrazy814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In a coffee table coin book in the living room
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 Posted 12/31/2021  09:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I mailed a box to one of the VA Hospitals in Arizona.
They have a coin club as one of the activities.
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 Posted 12/31/2021  12:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In a pinch the common ones can be used as washers when you drill a hole through the center. I know...seems terrible, but less expensive sometimes than the washer will cost you, and at least the common as dirt coin is then worth something practical!
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 Posted 12/31/2021  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I put two or three bronze coins in the bottom of a toilet cistern.
All of the brown algae will die, and the water will be crystal clear, and the float and flush valves will seal well, and not leak any more.

I much prefer to give low valued coins away in singles or lots, to anyone who may be interested, than to sell them.
Sometimes, they also get the advice as mentioned above!
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 Posted 12/31/2021  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add windweaver77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I use them as bases for my miniatures... work very well!!! And cheaper than the plastic ones a lot of the time.
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 Posted 01/01/2022  12:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd accumulated a large number of low value foreign coins over the years. A few years ago I separated them into various good-sized lots of coins, no duplicates within a lot, from as many countries as possible. I have been gradually given those lots away, mostly to kids that are just getting into collecting.
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 Posted 01/01/2022  05:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add X2an to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Since I deal with lots of world coins of varying condition and interest, I've taken to selling stuff I don't want anymore. While it is plenty of extra work and most of the stuff go for cheap, most of my interactions are positive and I gain special satisfaction knowing the coins are much more appreciated on the other end. Sometimes people bid like crazy too so it helps fund new buys
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 Posted 01/01/2022  06:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also started selling such coins, but people are not willing to pay a lot for shipping and the coin itself. I sell some of these coins at auction with free shipping and I lose money on shipping. But this way I don't collect a bunch of coins that I'm not interested in anymore.
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 Posted 01/01/2022  08:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a curious concept. Such coins do not exist. Once a coin goes into the collection, it never comes out, unless I happen to accidentally acquire an upgrade (I almost never deliberately buy an upgrade). The cheap coins, holiday coins and coins given by well-meaning friends and relatives proudly sit side by side in the albums, next to the coins I paid dearly for and long sought after. It is all one and the same collection.

I suppose I can understand the principle, that once you adopt a specialization, coins that are outside of the specialization are no longer needed/wanted. But I've never specialized, and never will.
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 Posted 01/01/2022  10:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I recently started parting away with coins that I no longer want or collect. Many I gave away, others had PM value and were sold. I recently sold enough to my local shop that I ended up getting 2 American Silver Eagles (which I do like). Other than cents I have almost no duplicates and when I get upgrades the duplicates are passed on.
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 Posted 01/03/2022  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Sap - once it's in the collection, it's in the collection, even if it's not my focus.
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 Posted 01/03/2022  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If they are of very low value, perhaps just give them away in any coin sales you do or just sell them as a lot. :)
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 Posted 01/04/2022  04:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with Sap and MrT.
Once a coin is in my collection, it's going nowhere.
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 Posted 01/04/2022  09:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately, I spend a lot of time on photos for sale and most often they come out of poor quality. I just don't want to collect coins that came to me by accident or I brought from traveling. For example, I have a lot of Korean won (100 and 500 won). Maybe I will go to South Korea again someday and they will be useful to me again, but for now they are in my little album. I really like brass coins and coins covered with bronze (I love their color) and I especially like such coins. Therefore, I am not ready to part with them, besides, they are very difficult to photograph.
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