- How do I know what my coins are worth?
- Do you have experience in both U.S. and foreign coins?
- Do I need to come to your shop to sell my collection of coins or unneeded jewelry?
- Are you experienced in grading coins?
- Is this a good time to consider selling my coins or jewelry?
- Should I clean my coins before bringing them in for you to look at?
- Can you provide prices without seeing the item?
- Should I let dealers pick and choose what they want to buy out of my collection?
- Why should I sell my coins or jewelry to you instead of putting them on eBay?
- When did the U.S. Mint stop putting silver in their coinage?
- Is there an ounce of silver in an old silver dollar?
- What is the difference between a troy ounce and an avoirdupois ounce (which I call a Western ounce)?
- Why do you not accept PayPal for bullion sales?
- A coin’s value depends on a number of factors. Its condition, age, type of coin, US or foreign, number that were minted, etc. We will gladly give you a verbal valuation of your coins free of charge. We only charge when a written appraisal is needed.
- Yes, we buy and sell both coins and currency. While most foreign coins and currency post WWII have no real value, there definitely is a market for it. We are always interested in Canadian and European coins and currency.
- No, we will be happy to meet you at a neutral location, i.e.
a bank, restaurant, or wherever you feel comfortable. You just
need to call us and make an appointment.
- Yes, I have 30 years experience of grading coins. . If I ever have questions about a coin I do not hesitate to ask another person in that particular field. This is similar to your doctor consulting or sending you to a specialist.
- This is a situation where only you can make a judgment on that, but the market for coins is currently very good.
- No! In years past it was common practice to clean coins to make them shiny but today’s collector much prefers to have the toning and crusty look of an original coin finish.
- Not really. Just as with buying any used item you need to see it to be able to accurately assess it’s value.
- Generally speaking that is not a good idea. Dealers will pull out the best marketable items, leaving you with hard to sell, lesser-valued material. Ask the dealer for a price on your entire collection, not piecemeal.
- Well, eBay can be a good place to buy things because of their excellent buyer protection programs, however, they offer very little in the way of seller protection. There are a number of buyer scams on eBay. Their fees also run about 15% of the total price. I personally use eBay as a last resort.
- The last year the Mint put 90% silver in their circulating halves, quarters and dimes was in 1964. They continued to put silver in at 40% in their half dollars from 1965 through 1970.
- No, there is just .77344 ounce of silver in a Morgan or Peace dollar.
- There are 12 troy ounces to a pound, and 16 avoirdupois ounces to a pound.
- PayPal charges 2-3% for the buyer. My markup is usually in the 2-5% range. If I used PayPal I would not be able to keep my markup as low as it is.
Coins We Buy and Sell
SILVER DOLLARS, MORGAN DOLLARS, BUST DOLLARS, SEATED DOLLARS, HALF DOLLAR, BUST HALF DOLLAR, SEATED HALF DOLLAR, BARBER HALF DOLLAR, WALKING LIBERTY HALF DOLLAR, FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR, BUST QUARTER, SEATED QUARTER, BARBER QUARTER, STANDING LIBERTY QUARTER, HALF DIME, BARBER DIME, MERCURY DIME, V NICKEL, LIBERTY NICKEL, BUFFALO NICKEL, WAR NICKEL, LARGE CENT , HALF CENT, EARLY COPPER, INDIAN HEAD CENT, WHEAT CENT, GOLD COIN, SILVER COIN
Metals We Buy and Sell
- 999 SILVER AND STERLING SILVER
- PURE GOLD; 18K GOLD; 14K GOLD; 10K GOLD
- NECKLACES, BRACELETS, RINGS, EARRINGS