Coins & Bullion
U.S. Silver Coins
Did you know that all United States, pre-1964 dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollars are 90% silver, and half dollars minted 1965 to 1970 are 40% silver? Even if a silver coin is heavily worn there is still a value for the metal (coins of rare mint marks and dates can have substantially more value). When selling your coins or an inherited coin collection, it is very important to speak with someone you trust to give you the best advice. Nelson Estate Jewelers pays market price for all silver coins. If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona area, come see us!
Pre-1933 U.S. Gold and other Gold Coins
Gold coins come in two basic classifications: Collectible and Bullion. They are manufactured worldwide and can easily be sold in the right venue. These coins need to be examined very carefully as the values vary tremendously. Gold coins trade at very small margins so expect to make an impressive profit by selling them! You need to find a qualified numismatist to evaluate and price your gold appropriately, so come visit us for a free evaluation!
Coin grading services, such as PCGS, NGC, and ANACS, have become popular for coin collectors. These services often come with premiums, but they have a professional grading attached to them as well as a “serial number” for reference. There are variances (not every MS-62 is the same, and toning can effect value positively or negatively for example). When it comes to graded coins you can generally get a bit more for them, but make sure to find an honest dealer if you intend to sell. We are happy to offer a free evaluation on any of your certified coins.