Last updated: 18/08/2015 13:38:25
Pre-1947 British silver coins contain 50% silver. Pre-1920 coins are 92.5% silver.
Update 11 Sept 2015: Since writing this post, we have launched our pre-decimal silver coin valuation calculator. If you don’t know the weight of your coins, but know their face value, we can estimate the value for you.
Do you have any predecimal British coins to sell? If you do, take a look at the rates we pay and compare them to the prices offered by specialist coin dealers.
You’ll notice that many coin dealers will offer you a price based on the face value of the coins. Let’s use a couple of examples:
A well known coin dealer will pay you £12 per £1 face value for pre-1947 silver coins and £22 per £1 face value for pre-1920 silver coins (prices confirmed by telephone on 09/09/2010).
We base our prices on the weight of your coins, not face value.
20 individual Shilling coins (£1 face value) will weigh roughly 110g. At our current silver prices of £0.17/g for 50% silver and £0.32/g for 92.5% silver we will pay you £18.70 for 110g of pre-1947 predecimal silver coins and a massive £35.20 for you pre-1920 silver coins.
That’s over 55% more than one of the leading specialist coin dealers who you’ll find advertising on the Internet.
Selling your predecimal coins to us is simple.
All packages are dealt with on the day of receipt (Monday to Friday). The quickest option for payment is a direct BACS transfer. If you bank with any of the main high-street banks, they’re all part of the ‘Faster Payments System’ which simply means you receive your money within an hour of us sending the payment.
See our up-to-date scrap silver prices. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Interesting site. I have a substantial amount of pre-1947 silver!! Weighing 6.3 Kilos!!! Would be impossible to post them. Do you view coins!!! I have many more!! Thank you
Special Delivery can be used for packages weighing up to 10kgs and valued up to £2,500.
It would cost you £24.20 to post your coins with full insurance cover.
I hope this information is of help.
please make me an offer for pre 47 coins £ 35.15 FACE value and pre 1920 £1.20
We pay according to the weight of your coins, rather than their face value.
Pre-1947 coins : £
Pre-1920 coins : £
To sell silver coins, please complete our claim form.
What is your cuurent rate for pre1947 & pre 1920 silver per gram, Also can you tell me what grade of silver is in these coins, I know the % silver but want to know the grade 500 800 etc.
Pre 1947 are .500 silver are pre 1920 are .925 silver.
Please see our silver prices page for up-to-date rates.
I have some silver coins, the pre 1920 do I include 1920 and the same goes for 1947
Coins dated 1920 fall into the 50% silver category. Any coins you have that are dated 1947 contain no silver.
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