Coin and Paper Money Collecting/value of coin collection


my dad gave me a coin collection. it is from world-wide coin saver club. it contains at least a hundred little sealed packages of coins from all over the world, some that are open are dated in the 1940 and 1950 era. it also has a world coin album to put coins in. just wondering of the value of all these coins.

Hi Greg,

Without seeing all the actual coins you have, I cannot give you a precise value for your collection.

However, I would have to say that it's very likely that the coins will have only a nominal value.  That coin saver club sounds like another one of those gimmicks to sell low value coins in fancy packages.

Generally speaking, most world coins from the 1940's or 1950's or newer are considered common and can be found in dealers' 5 for a dollar bin, or are sold in quantitues by the pound.  There are exceptions, of course, that can be valuable.

Best thing you could do would be to try to enjoy the variety of the different designs of the world coins, find some that you would like more of, and pursue those.

I hope this helps,


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