Frequently Asked Questions

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What kind of items do you buy?

We buy all Gold, Silver and Copper United States and World coins

All other types of Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium, including Jewelry, Flatware and Holloware.

We buy Stamps. We buy Guitars and more!

WE DO NOT BUY diamonds and other stones but can refer you to a reputable jeweler if you need this information.

Are my coins silver?

All United States Dimes, Quarters and Halves 1964 and earlier are 90% silver.

Half Dollars from 1965 to 1970 are 40% silver and Nickels from 1942 to 1945 are also made from silver.

How do you buy silver coins?

After sorting and looking at them to make sure you don’t have any rare or valuable coins, we buy United States silver coins by the dollar amount.

We pay X amount per dollar for silver Nickels, Dimes, Quarters and Half Dollars, that amount is determined by the silver market.

Silver Dollars are gennerally worth more than silver value.

Common World silver coins are purchased by their weight.

You can call for a price quote anytime.

What types of silver, gold, platinum or palladium do you buy?

Literally, any kind.

We buy Silver, Gold, Platinum and Palladium Coins, Jewelry, Flatware and Hollowware.

We do not buy siverplated items.

How much will you pay for gold bullion?

The amount varies with the type of Gold bullion you have.

Every gold item has a different premium associated with it but for coins such as Maple Leafs, American Eagles, Kruggerands and gold bars.

It is generally very close to the spot price and sometimes actually over spot depending on the item.

Is there sales tax in Pennsylvania on gold and silver?

No!

Currently there is no sales tax on gold or silver in the state of Pennsylvania.

There is no sales tax on collector or bullion coins at this time either.

Stamps, supplies and Currency are the only taxable items we sell.

Do I need an appointment to come to the store?

Absolutely not.

You can schedule an appointment, but we encourage our customers to come in at their convenience not ours.

We are in the store to buy and sell 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays.

We will always work around your schedule.

Can you grade my coins?

Yes we can, grading is a fundamental part of the coin business.

We also pre-grade items you might want to send out to the grading services but we don’t put them in the grading service holders. You still need to send them to the grading service for that to be done.

Should I clean my coins?

Never clean your old coins.

Cleaning coins will always lower the value.

Are old coins worth more than newer coins?

Age does not make a coin valuable. Condition, the number minted and popularity are the key factors to value.

For example, some coins from the 1970s are worth more than coins from the 1830s.

Other coins that are thousands of years old can be worth less than ten dollars.

Do you accept credit cards?

We accept ALL credit and debit cards for everything in our store, except for Bullion items.