Until 1964, quarters had silver in them. Fifty years ago, a quarter would have been worth, well, a quarter of a paper dollar.
But because of the silver in the coins, quarters from that era have grown in value. A dollar will buy you half a gallon of gas these days. The money from a silver quarter will fetch you nearly twice that amount.
When it comes to jewelry, you may have heard terms such as vintage, antique or estate used to describe a piece.
Often these terms are used incorrectly, which makes things confusing when trying to classify jewelry. The most significant way to differentiate these three terms is by knowing the age of the piece and identifying if its had a previous owner.
Let’s review the differences between vintage, antique and estate jewelry.
Our name is Doylestown Gold Exchange, but we do more than just buy and sell gold.
We’re also your source for new and estate jewelry, which is especially important around this time of year. That’s because Valentine’s Day is approaching, one of the biggest jewelry buying holidays on the calendar
Americans spend $18 billion dollars on Valentine’s Day, and nearly $5 billion of that spending is on jewelry, according to the International Business Times.
A few million people will get engaged this Feb. 14, if statistics from past years (4 million in 2012, 6 million in 2013) are any indication.
So today on the blog, as we remind readers of Valentine’s approach, we’re going to take a look at the history of the holiday, jewelry, engagements, and the way they all intersect.
Pieces of jewelry like these are your family’s treasurers. In a way, they’re invaluable, because they connect you to your lost loved ones.
But there may come a time when you need to put an actual price on your jewelry. In some cases, it’s for insurance purposes. When you need to set the value of an estate, an appraisal can help you determine the fair market value.
Here are a few things to consider when searching for a Bucks County estate jewelry appraiser.
Apple may have its Apple Watch, and a lot of you may use your cell phones to check the time, but there will always be a place for the wristwatch.
And let’s be honest: a watch that lets you talk to people, listen to music, monitor your heart rate and check the stock market is pretty amazing.
But a traditional, intricately-designed wristwatch is amazing in its own way. A watch like that needs the right repairman when it breaks. At Doylestown Gold Exchange, we provide fast watch repairs to Bucks County residents who find their timepieces need fixing.
If you’ve been thinking about investing some of your hard-earned money into gold, as so many people seem to be doing these days, you may be wondering what form of gold bullion you should purchase. That is, should you buy bars or coins?
Ultimately, the decision is up to you, although there are a number of facts and details that may inform your decision, and that will likely make it an informed decision.
But first things first: It’s crucial to understand that while most people think only of gold bars when they hear the word ‘bullion,’ gold bullion coins certainly exist as well. Bullion, just to be clear, is simply a refined and stamped weight of precious metal.
So if you’re planning on purchasing gold primarily as an investment—and assuming you prefer coins to bars—you’ll want to steer clear of ‘collectible’ gold coins, and instead make sure that the coins you’re buying are indeed actual bullion.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself and mull over if you’re not sure whether the bullion bar or bullion coin route is the best for your situation: