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Union Coins South Africa 1923-1960 (selling advice)

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GreLur5194

Hello all numismatist

i have a collection of South Africa Union Coins i am going to be selling. (1923-1960)

i have a few questions if you could please assist. hopefully this will help others as well.

  1. silver price for .500 vs .800 composition, most retailers don't seem to distinguish between the two when offering a price. they just group them all under one category, should there be a price difference?
  2. collectors value vs silver value, are the prices of these coins strictly linked to the composition value or is there a premium attached to each coin(I'm not referring to any of the commonly known rare years/condition/graded) just for common years in a good to fine condition.
  3. is it beneficial to sell these coins individually or will including them all in a lot, bring the same relative value?
  4. as of 26/01/2021 would you be able to provide your thoughts on what the following coins should be worth in good - fine condition
  • 5 Shilling King George VI (1947 - 1952):
  • 5 Shilling Queen Elizabeth II (1953 - 1959):
  • 2 1/2 Shilling King George V (1923 - 1936):
  • 2 1/2 Shilling King George VI (1937 - 1952):
  • 2 1/2 Shilling Queen Elizabeth II (1953 - 1960):
  • 3 Pence King George V (1923 - 1936):
  • 3 Pence King George VI (1937 - 1952):
  • 3 Pence Queen Elizabeth II (1953 - 1960):

here is a list of what i am looking to sell with the QTY for each, i can send photos and any other info you may require:

let me know if someone would like to make an offer on the lot.

QTY UNION Value Silver Composition weight TOTAL WEIGHT year
5 KING GEORGE VI 5 SHILLING 0.8 28.28 141.4 1948
2 KING GEORGE VI 5 SHILLING 0.8 28.28 56.56 1949
1 KING GEORGE VI 5 SHILLING 0.8 28.28 28.28 1950
4 KING GEORGE VI 5 SHILLING 0.5 28.28 113.12 1951
17 KING GEORGE VI CAPE TOWN ANNIVERSARY 5 SHILLING 0.5 28.28 480.76 1952
3 QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5 SHILLING 0.5 28.28 84.84 1953
1 QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5 SHILLING 0.5 28.28 28.28 1954
2 QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5 SHILLING 0.5 28.28 56.56 1957
5 QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5 SHILLING 0.5 28.28 141.4 1958
70 KING GEORGE V 3 PENCE 0.8 1.41 98.7 1923-1936
567 KING GEORGE VI 3 PENCE 0.8(.5 FROM 1951) 1.41 799.47 1937-1952
268 QUEEN ELIZABETH II 3 PENCE 0.5 1.41 377.88 1953-1960
1 KING GEORGE V 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 14.14 1924
1 KING GEORGE V 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 14.14 1927
2 KING GEORGE V 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 28.28 1928
1 KING GEORGE V 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 14.14 1930
3 KING GEORGE V 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 42.42 1932
1 KING GEORGE V 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 14.14 1936
5 KING GEORGE VI 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 70.7 1937
2 KING GEORGE VI 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 28.28 1939
20 KING GEORGE VI 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 282.8 1940
13 KING GEORGE VI 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 183.82 1941
38 KING GEORGE VI 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 537.32 1942
5 KING GEORGE VI 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 70.7 1943
9 KING GEORGE VI 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 127.26 1944
4 KING GEORGE VI 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.8 14.14 56.56 1945
1 KING GEORGE VI 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.5 14.14 14.14 1951
3 QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.5 14.14 42.42 1953
1 QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.5 14.14 14.14 1954
1 QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.5 14.14 14.14 1956
1 QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.5 14.14 14.14 1957
1 QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 1/2 SHILLINGS 0.5 14.14 14.14 1958

 

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jwither

I live in the United States not South Africa, so answers you may get from someone locally may differ.

Recently, there has been a higher than average premium for silver bullion, so I would guess you should be able to get a better price above the metal value.  How much above is somewhat up to you.  For some dates such as the 1926 2/6 if you have one, you should be able to get some premium in the grades you described.  I wouldn't call this coin common in low circulated grades but don't consider it particularly scarce either.

The rest, I recommend offering it as a bulk lot or maybe as a date run.  When I have sold coins on eBay, it's always a trade-off between obtaining somewhat better prices versus the time spent on tedious administrative tasks: taking pictures, listing and mailing.  I don't like spending my time this way so have opted to combine coins to achieve a minimum sale price which for me is at least $200 USD.

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