You come home after a long day of running errands with a big handful of change in your pockets and add it to your coin jar.
Inside the jar, there’s the usual mix: some quarters, some dimes, a whole lot of pennies. But then you notice something odd: one of the pennies seems to have a misprint.
Could it be a rare coin? To be clear: this is all hypothetical. Rare coins are, well, rare. We don’t want to suggest that you’ll find one in every handful of change.
But if you do happen to come across rare coins, there are steps you can take to preserve your find.
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According to Greg Glemser, a graduate gemologist and one of the three co-owners of Doylestown Gold Exchange & Jewelers, the customers who come into his shop with coin collections in tow almost always arrive with some variation of the same question: “What exactly do I have here?”
How Do You Know What Your Coin Collections Are Really Worth?
That’s a perfectly logical question to ask, and if you’ve ever been on the receiving end of an old and potentially valuable coin collection yourself, you’ll probably understand why.
Part of the answer, of course, is that most of us simply don’t know a whole lot about the value of coins. (Seriously: How many hardcore coin collectors do you know?)
The rest of the answer has to do with the way in which coin collections tend to appear in people’s lives.
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Doylestown Gold Exchange is more than a jewelry store or precious metal shop. It’s a family owned and operated business with over 20 years of experience in the gem and precious metal industry. Every day customers come into to sell items, gain knowledge, and purchase fine jewelry.
We aim to serve the local Doylestown community, and that’s why we have worked hard to offer a large array of services. We are a one-stop shop for buyers and sellers alike. Whether you’re selling gold, looking to repair a beloved watch or reset a precious stone, our staff is ready to utilize their expertise so customers can leave happy. Continue reading We Do It All at the Doylestown Gold Exchange
“Reality” television programs have been wildly successful for decades, with none more popular than The History Channel’s Pawn Stars. The series, which is the network’s highest rated show, is filmed on location at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show depicts the staff’s interactions with customers who bring in a variety of artifacts (including coins) to sell or pawn, and are shown discussing its historical background and negotiating the price.
When the buyer is unable to evaluate an object the staff summons a knowledgeable local expert (who just happens to be conveniently available) to evaluate the item to determine its authenticity and potential value.
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Bring in your item, even if you’re unsure if you want to sell
When it comes to selling gold for cash, there are as many reasons why people decide to sell your old and broken jewelry as there are people. It might be to help ends meet, to help fund an once-in-a-lifetime trip, or simply an effort to pair-down and live more simply.
Whatever the reason may be, the fact remains that gold is one of the costliest metals on Earth, and one of the oldest measures of wealth. It has been used for various purposes but most notably it has been used as a currency. Although most people think of gold only for making jewelry products, its value as an asset is strong, and now might be the perfect time for you to sell your gold for cash.
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Numismatics — the collection of currency, including coins, tokens or paper money — has grown dramatically in popularity due the increasing price of gold and silver. Coin collecting has become a popular and profitable hobby that has fascinated people around the world. In fact, coin collecting has existed since ancient times. In 1514, French scholar Guillaume Budé collected coins during the Early Renaissance from European royalty and nobility. He created the first ever book of coins.
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