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Exchanging Pre-decimal Coins

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Don't know but I do know that old copper coins are worth way more than their face value as scrap. We closed a business down back in 2000 and we'd had bags and bags of pre-decimal pennies stored. All brand new and shiny from the last year of minting, 1967. The pre-decimal stuff is all copper, rather than the copper-plated steel that modern coins are and weigh-in for a lot of money. I forget what we actually got off the scrap yard for them but it was a lot and will be many times that today.

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My dad has about £30 worth of sixpences in a jar is there any where to exchange the coins for legal tender cheaply. The above site does it but with the weight of the coins it wouldn't be worth it.

Any ideas on how to do this or is it pointless?

Pre 1921 they were 100% silver. Pre 1947 they were 50% silver. After that they were cupro-nickel, so might be worth sorting through them. Not sure whether the cupro-nickel coins are worth more or less than their face value due to mineral content.

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