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Things to Know About Selling Coins

Posted on June 29th, 2018 by JoeG

If you’ve never sold coins before, you may not know where to begin. Selling coins is a great way to quickly make money if you’ve been collecting coins for quite some time or if you have inherited a coin collection, as long as you bring them to an established professional coin buyer in Chicago like Chicago Gold Gallery.

Here are some things to keep in mind when you want to sell your coins in Chicago.


Dates Matter

Average circulated condition coins will vary depending on the date, mint mark and overall condition. Rare coins, rare dates, special mint marks and uncirculated coins will always be worth more money. Understand that the price of coins can fluctuate depending on market demand.


Complete Sets are Ideal


Selling complete sets of coins at times can have a premium, but there can be an individual coin in the set that is worth more than the entire set. If you have a full set of coins, some may only be worth the silver value and a few can be better dates. If you have some full sets like Pre-1916 coins you can expect to get a premium.

Be Realistic


Most silver coins from 1932 to 1964 will usually only be worth the silver value although there are a few special rare dates within that era that can be more valuable. The coin buyers in Chicago at Chicago Gold Gallery will go through all of your coins and determine their additional numismatic value.

The best way to find out is by visiting the Chicago Gold Gallery. Our professionals will gladly inspect your coin collection and determine how much money it is worth. If you want to sell coins in Chicago for the highest prices, Chicago Gold Gallery with four decades of numismatic experience is your best choice! Visit us or call us today to learn more information.

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"I drove all the way from the south side just to sell my silver to Chicago Gold Gallery because of the knowledge and professionalism I received on the phone. They gave me top dollar for my silver and were so fast and friendly. I definitely recommend this business!"

Date: 10/27/2017 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

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This is the most welcoming, non-pretentious place to do business! I was researching where to sell sterling silver I had and ended up choosing here based on the other great reviews. They walked me through the whole process and answered my questions. I got a great price for my items & will go there again.

Date: 09/17/2018 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

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Chrissy & Joe are all super friendly and easy to work with. I trust them and they will do whatever they can to help you including giving you advice on what you have or what you should look for. I won't ever go anywhere else and I've recommended it to several friends.

Date: 08/02/2015 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

I would do business with them again

I had a large collection of silver coins sitting in my safe deposit box for 15+ years. Chrissy was so friendly and helpful she even gave me advice about coins I didn't know. She was more than happy to help me for over an hour in between taking care of other customers. They really did give me top dollar for my coins. Whether you are new or a pro with coins, I can highly recommend you take them here!

Date: 02/22/2020 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

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I find that Joe at Chicago Gold Gallery consistently offers and pays more for my coins than coin dealers in Chicagoland. He's very nice and easy to deal with. Don't hesitate to call him and preferably visit him.

Date: 12/04/2015 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

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