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Posted: 2/10/2006 11:44:18 AM EDT
I have a box full of US coins from the last century. Some of it is unimpressive, ie: 400 wheat pennies, or $50 in Kennedy half dollars.

But some of it looks like it might be worth something. Silver dollars and half dollars (real silver I think). A dime from 1890. Lots of silver quarters and stuff.

I don't know a thing about this stuff, and I want some GREEN $$ for it. Does anyone know of a place (Westchester, Putnam, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange or Rockland Counties) that I can trust to give me a fair appraisal and perhaps allow me to unload this stuff?
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 12:16:57 PM EDT
You could look it up on ebay to find out the going prices.

I never have trusted others to tell me the value of items like that, they always seem to give you a low price and offer to "take it off your hands"
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 12:28:59 PM EDT
I don't even mind a bit of a low ball offer because that's exactly what I want... take it off my hands.

It is too time and labor intensive to try to sell them piecemeal on eBay. Maybe I should try to auction them as a lot and see what happens. I just wish I had an idea what I should expect so that I could set a reasonable reserve price.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 2:21:58 PM EDT
You didn't understand ZW17's post.

He suggested you use eBay to Research the value of your coins, not to Sell your coins.

The internet plus some time, will tell you exactly how much your stuff is worth.

Also, no one will give you a decent value in a lump sum sale unless they can inspect exactly what you have.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 3:01:24 PM EDT
It sounds like you may have some decent coins there... You can get books that list values and selling prices for these coins.
For example:
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 3:01:49 PM EDT
Yeah find out the value, I hang on to wheat pennies just for the historical sense of it, so if you want to get rid of them drop me an IM and we'll work something out.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 8:56:48 PM EDT
I have been following the coin market for about 20 years. The market is flooded with old American coins. Go through the wheat pennys. Look for 1943 copper. That is worth big bucks. You also want to look for 1909 BDM with a letter designation, it is worth a few hundred. Do not just take one dealers estimate. Hold on to them, you may have a small fortune. Coins dealers that buy will always under cut their offer of the market value by about 40 to 75 percent.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 4:26:17 AM EDT
Thank you twogun!

Anything else I should look for with the silver coins?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:03:36 AM EDT
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