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Selling Your Coins
HIGHEST PRICES PAID
FOR QUALITY NUMISMATIC ITEMS
We are strong buyers of high quality US and foreign and ancient collections, scarce coins, tokens, medals and paper money. We pay strong fair prices for quality scarce and rare coins before 1940. We are especially interested in EARLY AMERICAN AND QUALITY ANCIENT COINS in gold, silver, and large bronze. We are also strong buyers of 19th Century and earlier foreign gold and silver coins in uncleaned Very Fine or better. We also buy scarce pre-1900 large bronze coins in nice uncleaned uncirculated condition. YES, WE BUY WHOLE COLLECTIONS WHEN THEY CONTAIN COINS WE ARE SEEKING.
We have been dealers since 1955 and we urge you to compare our offers with any dealer in the country. Ship your pre-1940 high quality, non problem, Extremely Fine or better collections/coins and other rare items via registered and/or insured mail for our fast offer and check. We also buy mixed whole collections when they contain rare or scarce items. We will send you back shortly after receipt of the coins our offer in the form of a check and letter with our offer on your collection. If you accept our offer, simply cash the check and the transaction is completed and your coins have been sold. If you do not wish to accept our offer simply return the check and we will send your coins back to you insured and/or registered mail. You may also send us a list of your coins with complete descriptions and your price. Please, if you have any doubt about the value of your coins to meet our criteria, e-mail, fax or call us with a complete description of the coins you wish to sell, before sending them to us unless we have specified that we want to buy them. Otherwise you will be responsible for return postage and insurance.
Please make sure that you enclose an invoice in your insured and registered package with a complete listing of the coins that you are enclosing. We will pay for return of any coins that have been sent to us that meet the requirements noted on this page -- do not send damaged or cleaned coins. If you send coins that have damage or have been cleaned, as noted, you will have to be responsible for the return postage and insurance/registration. If in doubt about the value of your coins note the paragraph below and "buying the book." Also you should E-Mail us, fax us or write with a detailed description of the coins you wish to sell and we will indicate to you if the are worth sending to us for our evaluation and purchase.
YES WE DO APPRAISALS!
NOTE: We also provide an expert appraisal service for a very reasonable fee for scarce and rare coins. This appraisal can be obtained for insurance and estate purposes. We have been professional dealers for over 40 years and provide to our customers the knowledge and experience few have. Please contact us about our fees and indicate the kind and numbers of items you wish appraised. We do not provide free value appraisals over the phone due to the impossibility of giving accurate advice without actually seeing the item. We will try to give you an idea if your coins might be valuable and worth sellling or shipping to us for our offfer.
We sometimes are also willing to trade your coins for other items we have for sale. For example, if you wish to sell your coins but want to buy stamps, we might able to provide a satisfactory solution to your interests in one simple transaction.
If you wish to find out the value of your coins, especially if the are more common types, but not to sell them see the section of our web page that offers the key guide books for this purpose. The "Blue Book" is the best guide to prices that dealers will pay for U.S. coins. See books and supplies page
Please do not send cleaned, hairlined or damaged coins which will be returned at your expense. Write/fax about other items with your price. We are interested in buying scarce and rare high quality 19th Century and earlier medals, tokens, stamps, and some collectibles and antiques. Please contact us on these items with a full description of what you have to sell. We will also travel for significant collections or items when required. Fair, honest dealing always! You are dealing with an expert professional at Coins International not a marketing organization.
SAFEGUARD AND PRESERVE YOUR SCARCE COINS! DO NOT CLEAN THEM!
Reminder: If you have old coins do NOT clean them, do not put your finger on the surface of the coin (it leaves a finger-print and oils that discolor the coin). Coins that have been cleaned, whizzed, brushed, kept in PVC envelopes, exposed to acid, cleaned by abrasives, or often even dipped in sliver cleaner have their value reduced considerably and in some cases become, for many collectors, valueless. Toned or "tarnished" coins should be left toned.
WARNING: DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COINS WITHOUT EXPERT ADVICE.