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    Coin Collectors?

    Hey fanatics, I was just wondering if there are any coin collectors or anyone who knows info about old American coins. A friend of mine has some $50 gold coins from the 1880's after watching the pawn stars marathon this morning :). I'm starting to think they are worth quite a bit of money!



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    Re: Coin Collectors?

    If you're in or around Ames, check out Chester's Coins and Gifts on main street. Scott Nichols is a great guy to ask about stuff like this.



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    Re: Coin Collectors?

    Quote Originally Posted by rich4cy View Post
    Hey fanatics, I was just wondering if there are any coin collectors or anyone who knows info about old American coins. A friend of mine has some $50 gold coins from the 1880's after watching the pawn stars marathon this morning :). I'm starting to think they are worth quite a bit of money!
    Christophers Jewelry in Des Moines has a dept that can value them for you. I took some there recently and was happy with the results.



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    Re: Coin Collectors?

    Quote Originally Posted by rich4cy View Post
    Hey fanatics, I was just wondering if there are any coin collectors or anyone who knows info about old American coins. A friend of mine has some $50 gold coins from the 1880's after watching the pawn stars marathon this morning :). I'm starting to think they are worth quite a bit of money!
    I'd say each is worth $50.


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    Re: Coin Collectors?

    Check the values online first. Most stores won't give you anywhere near full value for them.



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    Re: Coin Collectors?

    Quote Originally Posted by rich4cy View Post
    Hey fanatics, I was just wondering if there are any coin collectors or anyone who knows info about old American coins. A friend of mine has some $50 gold coins from the 1880's after watching the pawn stars marathon this morning :). I'm starting to think they are worth quite a bit of money!
    My husband can help you. He is a coin collector himself, & an auctioneer. He does valuations for IRS & estate purposes; he also holds coin auctions every couple of months....the next is in about a month.

    Let me know if you would like his contact info.



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    Re: Coin Collectors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Check the values online first. Most stores won't give you anywhere near full value for them.
    It will depend significantly on the grade. I doubt the op can grade these coins himself. Take them to a reputable shop such as the two mentioned.
    Chester's is above the board and won't steer you wrong.



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    Re: Coin Collectors?

    If you need in Chizik coins look me up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    If you need in Chizik coins look me up.
    Those have lost value.


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    Those have lost value.
    That is a straight up lie..........



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