Wondering what do to with granny's old coin collection? Take it to Morpeth this weekend because it could be worth a fortune.
The Morpeth Coin and Banknote Fair was held two weeks ago and was such a huge success that a second one is now scheduled for this weekend (April 10 and 11).
The fair is for the collector, the enthusiast, the buyer and for those whose elderly relatives may have squirreled away their cash in biscuit tins because they didn't trust the big banks. It's also for stamp enthusiasts.
At the fair visitors can view a mini exhibition of $2 coins including one of the first released - the Remembrance Day coloured poppy. Its loose change value is up to $100, according to experts.
Some collectors will pay up to $600 for an uncirculated one, just to complete a collection. The next commemorative was for the 60th Anniversary of Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. This coin from your loose change is worth $50. In uncirculated condition brings around $200.
Trading tables will be set up at the fair featuring ancient coins from Greece, Rome and Medieval times, Australian and world coins and notes.
Free valuations are available over the weekend and dealers will be on hand for both buying and selling. The fair will be held in St James Anglican Church Hall, corner of Tank and High street, Morpeth, before10am-3.30pm. Free Entry.
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