With the prices of everything going up, many of us are looking for ways to bring in an extra bit of income. For some people, this means getting a second job or selling clothes on a platform such as Vinted. But not everyone has the time to do something like that.
This is why selling old coins can be such a great way to get an extra bit of income - chances are that you already have coins like this lying around the house, and you might be surprised at how much they're worth.
The only issue is finding out the value of your old coins, but luckily there are now lots of apps out there which will help you with this. We thought it would be useful to round up the best coin valuation apps that you can download, let's get into it:
Similar to some of the antique valuation apps we've looked at previously, the CoinSnap app has a camera feature which allows you to take a photo of the coin that you want to find the value of. This is really useful as instead of having to search a database or something like that, you can simply point the camera at the coin and let the app do all of the work. Once you've taken a photo of the front and back of the coin, CoinSnap will give you information about the Grading of the coin (based on the Sheldon Grading Scale), the year it was minted, and most importantly, the value. We checked a number of coins within the app, from rarer coins to really common coins, and CoinSnap seemed to give very accurate valuations for everything we checked. The valuation given is determined by the average fair market price of the previous 30-day period, so it's a very up-to-date valuation. Once you've got your valuation, you can add the details of the coin to a 'Collection', which stores the information within the app. This is a very useful feature to have, especially if you're looking to check the value of a number of coins and you want somewhere to store all of that information. The app worked for us when we checked UK, US, and other coins from elsewhere in the world, and we're very impressed to see that the app has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 from more than 20k reviews on the Google Play Store.
The premium version of the app costs £24.99 per year, and allows you to identify an unlimited amount of coins via the app, as well as get additional information about the coins such as the year they were minted and what country they come from. You also get no ads, and there is a 3 day free trial that you can use. Learn more and download it from the Google Play Store here and the App Store here.
The CoinID app also features a very clever camera function which allows you to take photos of the coins that you want to identify. We found the camera to be very accurate at identifying the coins in our collection, and we really loved that we immediately got given an estimated value as well as information about what year it was minted and who designed it.
If the app hasn't successfully identified your coin first-time then there is a database within the app that you can search. The database features a number of different categories, including 'Precious Coins' and 'Peculiar Coins'. Within each category you'll find hundreds of different coins listed, but the search function is good so you can simply type in some keywords into the app and it should match you with your coin. Once you've found your coin, you'll immediately be met with information about how much it is worth as well as other useful information such as the year of minting.
Having both the camera feature and the database within the free version of this app is very useful. The premium version of the app costs £39.99 per year and gives you access to unlimited coin identifications, plus it removes all ads from the app. Learn more and download it from the Google Play Store here and the App Store here.
The Coin Identifier app is actually another app which has been designed and built by the team behind the CoinSnap app, so the 2 apps work very similarly. Coin Identifier has a camera feature which allows you to take a picture of the coin that you want to value, and it works
There is no free version of the Coin Identifier app, and the premium version of the app is quite a bit more expensive than the CoinSnap app, costing £4.99 per week. It is impressive though, as it gives you access to an AI assistant within the app, unlimited identifications, and a larger database to search through. There is a 3 day trial you can use if you want to trial the premium version of the app before committing. Learn more and download it from the App Store here.
Hopefully, this guide helps you to find an excellent app for finding the value of your coins. Let us know if you've downloaded any of these apps or if you have any other suggestions for us to try!