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Do You Have Any Coins Worth a Million Bucks?

collecting coins

Rare penny sells for $1.15 million at Schaumburg auction – see link below for full story

There are lots of old coins floating around out there and some of them may be in your house!  Oftentimes, people inherit coins from grampa and store them away in a drawer but some of them maybe worth hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

Coin Collecting Spans Generations

Coin collecting is more than a $10 Billion dollar a year industry in the United States alone, and about $100 Billion each year across the world.  It’s a great way for older generations to share something meaningful with younger generations.  Maybe you remember Grandma and Grampa digging out those old,faded books to show the grandkids those faded coins.  The trend continues today as coins often get passed from generation to generation – do you know the value of what you have?  The Jewelry & Coin Mart can tell you!

Coins Can Be A Great Investment

Do you remember those large blue books everyone had in the 1960’s and 1970’s to collect silver dimes, quarters and silver dollars?  Lots of people had these and many were adding them to part of a bigger coin collection. Instead of just an heirloom, you should look at those coins and see if they’re a great investment!  Coins only get more valuable each year they are stored away unused not getting scratched up with use, so the value is almost guaranteed to go up if they are in excellent condition. 

How Do You Make Money With Coins?

If you’re interested in collecting; Then you have to start now. Because it takes years for coins to rise in value, you should add some coins to your collection each year so the next generations can continue to own a rising investment thru coins.  Then, each person who inherits the collection will have some coins to save and some coins to sell. Remember that for a coin to have value it must either be made of precious metal, be an error coin or a low mintage coin.  Go thru your current coins – you may find hidden gems right in your change jar! 

Knowledge is Power

Stay away from flea market vendors or some guy working out of his basement in his home. Get credentials! Take your coins to a reputable dealer to determine their correct value. Visit an established business with a reputable history in their community. The Jewelry& Coin Mart is a world-class dealer in coins and currency so you can be assured your coins will be priced by a knowledgeable buyer. They are Life Members of the American Numismatic Association and offer the services of PCGS Professional Coin Grading Service and NGC Numismatic Guarantee Corporation.

They are located just minutes west of Chicago in Schaumburg , you can bring them in to their secure showroom environment and get them evaluated.

Bring your coins to The Jewelry & Coin Mart, 757 West Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL (One block west of Higgins at Salem Plaza).  Or, call us for an appointment,(847) 839-9500. 

Sourced from:  http://cointrackers.com/blog/11/most-valuable-coins/

Sourced from: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2012-04-20-chi-rare-penny-sells-for-115-million-at-schaumburg-auction-20120420-story.html

Sourced from: https://www.pcgs.com/Million-Dollar-Coin-Club/Collectible

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Think No One Is Wearing Watches Anymore? Millennials Think Otherwise

vintage watches

Start looking at the wrists of those twenty-somethings and you may be surprised to find a watch there.  Yes, an actual watch, not a FitBit or AppleWatch.  And, the trend is getting even more trendy!  It’s time to put down that phone and check the time on your elegant wristwatch.

Vintage Watches Are Most Popular

It’s not just a plain watch that they are wearing, either.  Many people wearing watches nowadays are opting for beautiful vintage watches as their timepiece choice. Vintage watches are not only beautiful, but they often come with a rich history, maybe of a relative that has passed their favorite watch to the next generation.  Need a uniquely special vintage watch?  The Jewelry & Coin Mart has a fantastic selection of vintage watches to choose from, both in-store and online at:  https://www.shopjewelrymart.com/watches/

What Is The Value Of Your Vintage Watch?

Your piece may have sentimental value, but the monetary value is probably more than you think.  The price of the most collectible second-hand wristwatches is rising by 5 percent a year thanks to their old-fashioned appeal. 

Timepieces from top makers such as Rolex and Patek Philippe lead the market. Other makers whose watches are going up in value include Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Breitling, Cartier, TAG Heuer, Jaeger-LeCoultre, A. Lange & Söhne, Seiko, Tissot and Omega.

To determine the value of your vintage watch, bring it to the experts at The Jewelry & Coin Mart.  Our knowledgeable appraisers can appraise it for you.  Visit us at the Jewelry & Coin Mart,757 West Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL (One block west of Higgins at Salem Plaza).  Or, call us for an appointment, (847)839 9500. 

Sourced from:  https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/investing/article-3578616/Want-real-smart-watch-invest-classic-old-fashioned-watches-gaining-timeless-appeal.html

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Do You Have Any Coins Worth a Million Bucks?

Rare penny sells for $1.15 million at Schaumburg auction – see link below for full story

There are lots of old coins floating around out there and some of them may be in your house!  Oftentimes, people inherit them from grampa and store them away in a drawer but some of them maybe worth hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

Coin Collecting Spans Generations

Coin collecting is more than a $10 Billion dollar a yearindustry in the United States alone, and about $100 Billion each year across the world.  It’s a great way for older generations to share something meaningful with younger generations.  Maybe you remember Grandma and Grampa digging out those old, faded books to show the grandkids those faded coins.  The trend continues today as coins often get passed from generation to generation – do you know the value of what you have? The Jewelry & Coin Mart can tell you!

Coins Can Be A Great Investment

Do you remember those large blue books everyone had in the 1960’s and 1970’s to collect silver dimes, quarters and silver dollars?  Lots of people had these and many were adding them to part of a bigger coin collection. Instead of just an heirloom, you should look at those coins and see if they’re a great investment!  They only get more valuable each year they are stored away unused not getting scratched up with use, so the value is almost guaranteed to go up if they are in excellent condition. 

How Do You Make Money With Coins?

If you’re interested in collecting, then you have to start now. Because it takes years for coins to rise in value, you should add some to your collection each year so the next generations can continue to own a rising investment.  Then, each person who inherits the collection will have some coins to save and some to sell. Remember that for a coin to have value it must either be made of precious metal, be an error coin or a low mintage coin.  Go thru your current coins – you may find hidden gems right in your change jar! 

Knowledge is Power

Stay away from flea market vendors or some guy working out of his basement in his home. Get credentials! Take your coins to a reputable dealer to determine their correct value. Visit an established business with a reputable history in their community. The Jewelry& Coin Mart is a world-class dealer in coins and currency so you can be assured your coins will be priced by a knowledgeable buyer. They are Life Members of the American Numismatic Association and offer the services of PCGS Professional Coin Grading Service and NGC Numismatic Guarantee Corporation.

We are located just minutes west of Chicago in Schaumburg , you can bring them in to our secure showroom environment and get them evaluated.

Stop in today to The Jewelry & Coin Mart, 757 West Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL (One block west of Higgins at Salem Plaza).  Or, call us for an appointment,(847) 839-9500. 

Sourced from:  http://cointrackers.com/blog/11/most-valuable-coins/

Sourced from: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2012-04-20-chi-rare-penny-sells-for-115-million-at-schaumburg-auction-20120420-story.html 

Sourced from: https://www.pcgs.com/Million-Dollar-Coin-Club/Collectible

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Tips For Properly Storing Sterling Silver Jewelry

Silver Sale at Jewelry Mart

You can find so many beautiful pieces of sterling silver jewelry at Jewelry & Coin Mart.  Whether you are interested in rings, necklaces, bracelets or earrings, you will surely find the perfect accessories in our ever-expanding silver vault.  But silver is a delicate metal, so once you have taken your treasure home, you should take care to store it properly in order to avoid tarnishing and to prolong its beauty.

Store Silver in an Anti-Tarnishing Box

Keeping your sterling silver in a special wooden box that is coated in a clear lacquer can keep it from tarnishing. However, uncoated wood can actually make your silver tarnish more quickly!  You do not have to spend a lot of money on the box, but you should pay attention to what the box is made of.  The addition of moth balls or a moisture repellant is helpful in avoiding tarnish on silver.

Absorb Moisture and Harmful Gases

Keep the storage area drier by placing a piece of plain blackboard chalk or silica gel (the little packets that come with shoes, purses or other products) in with the silver.  A small piece of activated charcoal can also help to absorb the gases that can cause tarnishing.

Keep Silver Protected

Tossing your silver pieces in with your other jewelry can cause scratches and other damage, such as tangling or bending.  You can avoid this by wrapping your silver in a soft cloth or zipper plastic storage baggie before placing it in your storage container.  The best type of cloth to use is an anti-tarnishing silver cloth, which is specially designed to prevent tarnishing of sterling silver.  We sell them at the Jewelry & Coin Mart, as well as silver polish and cleaner.

Materials to Avoid When Storing Silver

While it is a good idea to wrap your silver for storing, never wrap it in newspaper or use rubber bands, as both of these items contain sulfur compounds which lead to tarnishing.  Plastic food wrap contains chemicals that can damage silver.  And finally, plain cardboard boxes should not be used for storage, as they contain acids that can be harmful to silver.

Now that you are prepared to properly store your silver, be sure to stop in to Jewelry & Coin Mart at 757 W. Golf Rd in Schaumburg to browse our incredible selection of new and luxurious pre-owned sterling silver items. 

Referenced article here

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Get Extra Money by Selling Your Old Gold and Jewelry

gold

The holiday season is upon us and you may be thinking about how to get extra cash to cover the added expenses that come with it.  You could be sitting on a literal gold mine without even realizing it!  Your old jewelry sitting in a drawer could be your answer to get extra cash today.

Tips Before Selling Your Gold

Take an inventory of what you like and what you have sitting in a drawer that never sees the light of day. If you have found multiple pieces that you either don’t use or want to sell, bring them in to The Jewelry & Coin Mart in Schaumburg for a free estimate. There’s no pressure, no obligation to sell and it’s quick and convenient.

It is also wise to think of the emotional value of any pieces that are considering selling.  An item may or may not be worth much monetarily, but consider where it came from and how much it means to you personally, and whether it is really worth parting with.  Ideal items to sell include broken pieces, outdated items, old watches, high school rings and items with no emotional attachment.

Be Realistic

Unless you have a gemstone akin to the Hope Diamond, selling your old gold is a great way to make some extra money, but it is not a way to get rich quick.  Buyers can only pay out for the actual amount of gold in the jewelry, minus any costs for melting and refining.  Items of value that can be refinished, restored and resold will bring a higher premium for resale.   Antique and Estate jewelry always bring a premium.  Diamonds over a carat and unusual one-of-a-kind pieces are what resale jewelry buyers are looking for.  If you have many large items with high gold content, you could see a nice payout, while less-valuable pieces may simply provide a modest boost to your cash flow.

Make Sure Your Buyer is Reputable

Taking your gold to a dishonest buyer can result in a far lower payout than you deserve.  They may employ tactics such as tampering with the scale or knowingly offering less than it is worth if they feel they can get away with it.  Many online buyers have a reputation for making very low offers, then not returning items if the offer is rejected, and consignment sites may charge high commission fees to sell your items for you.

Jewelry & Coin Mart in Schaumburg has been in business since 1986 – that’s 32 years of market experience, and we have a reputation of being fair and easy to work with.  Our jewelry appraisers will provide an estimate of value at no cost to you, and we will offer you a fair price for your items with immediate payment while you wait.  All items are inspected right in front of you while you watch.  Call us at 847-839-9500 for more information or visit our location at 757 W. Golf Road.

Referenced article HERE

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Fr. 2212-G $1,000 1934A Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Very Fine 35.

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Macro back plate numbers of 5 through 8 are non-Mules for series 1934A $1,000 notes. This example possesses macro back plate number 6. A top edge tear of approximately three-eighths of an inch and stains are cited on the back of the third party label.

Auction Dates: September 6, 2017 – September 12, 2017

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Fr. 2202-G $500 1934A Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45.

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Auction Dates: September 6, 2017 – September 12, 2017

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Fr. 2202-E $500 1934A Mule Federal Reserve Note. PMG Very Fine 25.

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The upper right corner tip from only the margin area is missing on this Richmond $500.

Auction Dates: September 6, 2017 – September 12, 2017

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Fr. 2200-E $500 1928 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Very Fine 25.

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A 1928 $500 with tears and an annotation.

Auction Dates: September 6, 2017 – September 12, 2017

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Estate 18k Gold Multi-Stone Opal Sapphire Emerald Ruby Butterfly Brooch Pin, 4.50ctw

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This butterfly brooch centers an oval opal triplet, enhanced with circular-cut sapphires weighing a total of approximately 1.25 carats, circular-cut rubies weighing a total of approximately 1.50 carats and circular-cut emeralds weighing a total of approximately 1.75 carats, set in 18k gold. Gross weight 43.23 grams. Marked Greece, 750.

Dimensions: 2-7/8 inches x 2-1/4 inches

Estimate: $3,000.

Condition Report:

Colored Gems:
Type(s): Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald
Shape(s): Round
Count: 26 – 50
Avg Quality: Good

Metals:
Gold

Overall Condition: Good

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