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Why Sell Your Coins To Me?

One word...ETHICS! The coin, silver, and gold buying industry is very unregulated. It is important to sell to someone you trust. I try to apply the same principles to buying your valuables as I do in other areas of my business.

I have had an interest in coins and numismatics since I was a child. I really got a crash course, however, when I was the executor of an estate with a large collection of silver coins a few years ago. I searched every business (pawn shops, antique stores, jewelry stores, mail order businesses, and coin shops) in Galesburg and over a 75 mile radius to find the best price for the coins. The prices offered were very inconsistent. I never felt confident that I was getting a fair deal.

Since that time I decided to fulfill that need right here in Galesburg. After many hours of studying (still ongoing) I have registered with wholesale bullion and numismatic dealers AND I only strive to made a reasonable profit. To give you an idea how fair this is, let me leave you with one example. Recently I went to a traveling gold buying show here in town that also bought silver. I brought in a $10 roll of silver half dollars that I knew I could get $240 for wholesale, and therefore would pay a client about $220. THE PERSON OFFERED ME $62. Although this may not be a typical scenario, this business is truly "Seller Beware." I will gladly give you a free estimate and offer for your items with no obligation or pressure to sell.

Attention: I am an honest buyer for honest sellers. I do not take part in illegal or questionable activities. Clients must be of sound and sober mind. No minors. ID required. I do not buy stolen property and will alert authorities to any suspected criminal activity. I may refuse service to anyone at anytime.

I do not store cash or any valuables on premises. This is why an appointment is mandatory. Home office is under 24 hour video surveillance in accordance with state and local codes.

The above picture shows a random assortment of items that I may be interested in purchasing.

Note: I do not resell to the public any of the above mentioned items, whether for collector or investment purposes. The only investments I sell are offered by prospectus (such as mutual funds) through by broker/dealer, American Portfolios, which is independent of both my tax and coin buying services.