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Australian Silver Kookaburra Coin Decimal

Buying collectible coins can be difficult, especially if you aren’t very experienced. How do you know if you are getting a good deal, or if the coin dealer is ripping you off? Fortunately, there are a few things that you can look for, which should give you an idea of the coins real value.

Buying Silver Decimal Coins

Australian silver decimal coins often draw a lot of their value from the fact that they are silver. Decimal coins in Australia aren’t very old, and therefore generally aren’t rare enough to attract huge prices. The silver kookaburra coin is one that has been in regular circulation over the past few decades. Every mint is slightly different, and the fact each one only produces small numbers of each coin is what gives them their value.

Other Australian Decimal Coins

The Australian mint is very active, releasing a range of collectible coins every year. Silver decimal coins are very popular, but the mint has also produced a range of different Australian gold decimal coins. These are generally worth more than their silver counterparts (since the price of gold is much higher than the price of silver), but are usually good investment options.

What To Look Out For When Buying Coins

Again, buying coins can be difficult when you are a beginner. Other coin collectors and retailers will try and charge you ridiculously high prices for collectible coins, but it is up to you not to pay them. The first thing to do is to familiarise yourself with the general value of the coin in question. You can do this through an internet search or by using a coin collector's guide of some description. Once you have found a rough value, you need to realise that this price is probably for a coin that is in good condition. If the coin you are looking at buying is circulated, out of its original packaging, or has any sort of damage, it is probably worth less. As long as you are careful, you should be able to get collectible coins for what they are worth.

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