In Search for a Foreign Coin Dealer in Atlanta? Look no further!

In a recent article, we outlined the type of foreign coins that Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers buys and sells, and covered in some detail the most common world coins that we come across in our dealings; namely coins from Canada, Mexico and Great Britain.

While these may be the most common coins, this by no means implies that these are the only international coins that we’re interested in.  In fact, we’ll buy gold and silver foreign coins from any country, continent or region, as long as we’re able to identify them. 

The following are examples of foreign silver coins that we buy, sorted by the purity of silver in the coins, but by no means is intended to be an exhaustive list of the coins that we buy or sell:

92.5%

This is known as the British Sterling Silver Standard.  Coins containing this silver content include British coins minted until 1920, Australian coins minted from 1910 – 1945, and Canadian coins minted from 1858 – 1919

91.7%

Known as the Asian or Arabic Silver Standard, coins containing this silver content include Indian coins minted from 1860 – 1939, and Saudi Arabian coins.

90%

Most commonly known as the US or American Standard, coins containing 90% silver include U.S. dimes quarters, and half dollars minted until 1964, Panamanian coins from 1930 – 1962, Peruvian coins until 1917, Swiss 5 Francs from 1850 – 1930, and Venezuelan 5 bolivares.

83.5%

Also known as the European standard, foreign coins containing a silver content of 83.5% include coins from France minted from 1864 – 1969, Greece 20-30 drachmai minted from 1960 – 1965, coins from Switzerland minted before 1930, except 5 Francs, and coins minted in Venezuela including ½ – 2 bolivares minted until 1965.

83.3%

Egyptian coins minted until 1950 include a silver purity of 83.3%

83%

Most coins from the Ottoman Empire contain a silver content of 83%

80%

Coins containing a silver content of 80% include the Austria 25 schilling, Canadian coins minted from 1920 – 1967, South African coins minted from 1923 – 1950, including rands minted from 1965 – 1986, and Spanish 100 pesetas minted from 1966 – 1970.

75%

Coins minted in the Philippines from 1937 – 1945 contain 75% silver content.

72%

Several foreign coins contain 72% silver content, including coins from the Netherlands (1922 – 1967) in denominations of  guldens and higher from 1922 – 1967; coins minted in Equador from 1928 – 1944, Egyptian coins from 1952 – present, Guatemalan and Mexican 20 centavos – 1 peso coins from 1920 – 1945, 1950 – 1954, 5 pesos, and the 1968 Mexican Olympic 25 pesos coin.

62.5%

German 5 Mark coins minted from 1951 – 1974 contain 62.5% silver

60%

Japanese 100 yen minted from 1957 – 1962 and 1952 50 piastre coins from Lebanon contain 60% silver

50%

Also known as the British reduced standard, foreign coins containing 50% silver content include coins minted in Great Britain from 1920 – 1946, Australian coins minted from 1946 – 1963, Canadian 1968 quarters (some are nickel), Indian coins minted from 1940 – 1945, Peruvian coins minted from 1920 – 1935, and South African coins minted from 1951 – 1964

40%

Coins containing 40% silver include US Kennedy halves from 1965 – 1969, Panamanian silver coins from 1966 – 1972, and Swedish kronas from 1942 – 1967

30%

Mexican 25 – 50 centavos minted from 1950 – 1953 and 1950 1 peso coins contain 30% silver

10%

Mexican peso coins minted from 1957 – 1967 contain 10% silver

Hopefully the above list will help you to identify some of the foreign coins that we’re interested in.  If you happen to have a coin from a country not specifically listed above, feel free to contact us at 404-236-9744 or via e-mail at sales@atlantagoldand.com, and we’ll do our best to identify it for you.  As a reminder, we buy and sell foreign coins, so if you’re in the market to purchase foreign coins, we’d love to have the opportunity to be your foreign coin dealer and earn your business!

Tony Davis
Tony Davis