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Thread: What to do with foreign coins?

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    Moved Mom to a nursing home and in clearing out her "stuff" I found a baggie with coins from a lot of different countries she had travelled to in the '80s. Where do I turn to find out value or cash these in? Any ideas??

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    If you like them, keep them as momentos. Even if you could exchange them all, you would not get much would be my guess.

    A baggie sounds suspeciously like about $10 worth. Your kids might like to have them. I have a very impressive looking 10,000 wan bill from South Korea. It is worth about $3.

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    Check out numismatic sites on the web or visit a coin specialist. If any are in cases or frames don't take them out and handle them, they may be mint. Unless your Mom had a habit of buying or collecting coins, they are most likely just loose change from overseas shopping trips. If after checking dates/values you still don't want them contact a coin collector's group in your area, banks and exchanges usually only cash notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMY in QCA-IL
    Moved Mom to a nursing home and in clearing out her "stuff" I found a baggie with coins from a lot of different countries she had travelled to in the '80s. Where do I turn to find out value or cash these in? Any ideas??
    simple..go to each country and spend it!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahel
    Quote Originally Posted by PMY in QCA-IL
    Moved Mom to a nursing home and in clearing out her "stuff" I found a baggie with coins from a lot of different countries she had travelled to in the '80s. Where do I turn to find out value or cash these in? Any ideas??
    simple..go to each country and spend it!! :lol:
    OHH i LOVE your idea!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HELLuvvANGEL
    Quote Originally Posted by blahel
    Quote Originally Posted by PMY in QCA-IL
    Moved Mom to a nursing home and in clearing out her "stuff" I found a baggie with coins from a lot of different countries she had travelled to in the '80s. Where do I turn to find out value or cash these in? Any ideas??
    simple..go to each country and spend it!! :lol:
    OHH i LOVE your idea!!!!
    ooohhh sooo do I

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    We still have some Canadian monies (a 5 dollar bill and some change) laying around. Sadly, it is probably worth more than the money in my wallet all 4 bucks......LOL

    Oh well, I very rarely carry cash......haha

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    Find someone born in those years and give it to them?

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    Got any grandkids who might like them? Probably not worth much, sounds like pocket change and they are not that old.

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    Donate them to a social studies teacher to use in class. Very few children have the opportunity to see foreign currency and it's really interesting to compare it to our own.

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