Barry Boswell World Banknotes


We get many requests to identify and value banknotes - ranging from single items to large collections or accumulations. We are happy to help where we can but it can be a time consuming business, and having correct and complete information is important.
If you do require identification or valuation on any notes, please read the following guide lines.

IDENTIFICATION - If you want a banknote identified the simplest way is usually to send us a scan. Scans should be at 72 dpi (as this is the highest resolution displayable on a computer monitor) and only about the same size as the original note, which makes for a reasonably small file size. Images should be sent in the form of jpeg (.jpg) files and should not need to exceed 300 kilobytes for a single image. Alternatively you can send us a photocopy of the note together with a stamped, addressed envelope.

Please avoid huge scans of several megabytes as these simply clog up our email system and are often too large to be downloadable

VALUATION - To give an accurate valuation on any banknote we need to correctly identify it and also know fairly precisely what condition it is in. For this reason it is often not possible to value notes unless we have sight of them; nevertheless, please try to give full information. It can often take several hours to value a good paper money collection and we would thus normally charge for this service.

VALUATIONS FOR PROBATE OR INSURANCE - We are happy to undertake valuations for probate or insurance purposes.

BUYING - We are active buyers of good quality banknotes. When you contact us regarding the identification or valuation of notes it is helpful if you can advise whether you wish to sell them, in which case we can offer you our best buying price, or whether you require a current value on the open market.

SENDING BANKNOTES IN THE MAIL - If you wish to send banknotes to us for offer, you should sandwich them flat between two pieces of rigid cardboard and send them by special delivery (registered) mail.

24 Townsend Lane, Upper Boddington,
DAVENTRY, Northants. NN11 6DR, England.
Telephone: +44 (0)1327 261877 - Fax: +44 (0)1327 261391

Dealing in paper money since 1986 - Member of the IBNS

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