Client's husband passed away leaving her 4 coffee cans filled
Although these were not Numismatic (Collectible) Coins, they were
Junk Silver (90% Silver) Coins. Our client's family had no idea
of value and we were able to liquidate these coffee cans of coins
for nearly $26,000.00.
had no idea these coins were worth that much money. Thank you
from the bottom of our hearts..." Souderton, PA
Our clients who were downsizing their home brought a RubberMaid
tub to our offices, stating that it contained wedding gifts they
had received nearly 40 years ago. The tub had been sitting un-used
in their basement for decades and they had no idea whether there
was anything of value.
We sorted through the tub, separating the Sterling Silver from
the Silverplate and Pewter items. We returned the Silverplate
and Pewter items to the clients, suggesting that they sell them
at a garage sale. We then liquidated the Sterling Silver for approximately
were shocked at how much money these items brought. Thanks for
helping us to deal with these things..." Malvern PA
Our client was selling some items from his mother's estate.
We filled our van with some furniture, decorative accessories,
and other various items and took them to a local auction where
the entire van load sold for approximately $1,200.00. From the
same estate we also found a smaller quantity of gold jewelry,
enough to fill the bottom portion of a small plastic cereal bowl.
That gold brought nearly $5,500.00 for our client.
was stunned that so little gold jewelry could bring so much money..."
Our clients had a Coin Collection and weren't sure how to best
dispose of it.
We sorted the coins into three categories. We returned the "Face
Value Only" coins back to the client which they deposited
into the bank without commission or expense. We sent the more
valuable "Numismatic (Collectible) Coins" to a coin
auction where they were sold in a competitive bidding situation
to knowledgeable coin buyers. And we scrapped the Junk Silver
Coins for fair market value, thereby avoiding the auction commission
on coins that were not "collectible", but still had
way you handle our coins made perfect sense, and we obtained a
much higher return selling them through you than we could have
received if we tried to sell them by ourselves..." Buckingham
A client in a Home Downsizing situation informed us that he had
removed all that he wanted from his home, and that we should dispose
of all that was left.
Imagine our client's surprise when we informed him that we had
found a box containing a Tiffany Sterling Silver Tea Set, and
two Tiffany Repousse Bowls that he had overlooked in the basement.
He instructed us to sell them at Auction for him, and they subsequently
brought more than $5,000.00.
was floundering and didn't know what to do
until I met you.
Thanks for all of your help."
Our clients had us review a box of coins and jewelry to see if
there was any value.
Outcome: In that box, mixed in with assorted low value
Foreign Coins and Costume Jewelry were eight Gold U.S. Coins and
some assorted 10k, 14k, and 18k Gold Jewelry, which we subsequently
sold for more than $12,000.
"$12,000.00 for a few coins and a few pieces of jewelry!
We had no idea and would have sold the entire box for a few dollars.
Thanks for all of you help." ... Bucks County PA
Gold & Silver Articles by Michael
Gold & Silver Articles by Michael Ivankovich: For more
information on selling your precious metals, we invite you to
read Mike's articles found on this Web Site:
Michael Ivankovich Guide to Selling Gold: How the Scrap Gold
Game is Really Played
Michael Ivankovich Guide to Selling Silver: How the Scrap Silver
Game is Really Played
Michael Ivankovich Guide to Selling Household & Estate Coins
Michael Ivankovich Guide to Selling Jewelry
Michael Ivankovich Guide to Selling Precious Metals: Scrap It?
Sell It? Or Auction It?
Michael Ivankovich Guide to Selling Silverplate
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Ivankovich, GPPA, MPPA
Personal Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 1536 * Doylestown, PA 18901
Office: (215)-345-6094 * Cell: (215)-264-4304