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Coin Buyer Near Boston, MA

A Premier Coin Buyer Near Boston, MA


Plenty of people have silver or gold coins in their possession; the coin buyers at The Jewelers & Loan Co. of Quincy, Massachusetts, with the coins you are looking to sell.

Our coin buyers would like to offer a few tips when it comes to Loan Collecting. First, do NOT clean the coins. If you cannot see a date, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is valuable. Even though a coin is old, meaning pre-1900, it does not always indicate that it is rare or valuable. Also, a lot of people assume that if a coin is in great condition, it is worth a great deal of money. Well, according to our Loan Collection buyers, coins have over seventy different states of grading their condition at a minimum. There are many counterfeits out there as well!

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The most common Pre 1964- United States Coinage is made from silver. So, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and dollars from that time period are ninety percent silver and worth more than their face values. Other coins pre-dating 1964 that may hold value are Silver Morgan and Peace dollars, Kennedy half dollars, Benjamin Franklin half-dollars, silver Mercury dimes, Roosevelt dimes, Barber dimes, silver George Washington Quarters, standing liberty silver quarter war nickels, and more.

Our private coin buyers purchase Canadian, Mexican, French, English, Russian, South American, Chinese, UK, Japanese, and many more foreign country coins.

Coin pricing is determined by multiple factors according to our private coin buyers, but for the sake of simplicity, rarity, metal composition, condition, origin, and age are the main factors. There are also several publications such as GreySheet and Blue Sheet, which are specific guides to pricing coins, as well as coin auctions, and the metal spot markets where coin values may be determined.

While plenty of people come to the Quincy, MA pawn shop to sell their gold or diamond jewelry, here at The Jewelers and Loan Co., we also buy gold coins for cash, silver coins for cash, and other valuable coins from our clients. We pride ourselves on being experts regarding valuable, rare, and vintage coins, which is why we are the best pawn shop in the area to turn to when you want to sell gold coins for money.

We also buy, sell and pawn through our online platform now, too, so you can instantly get a valid appraisal and a monetary offer on your gold coins, all from the comfort of your home. If you are looking to trade in your rare gold and silver coins for cash, The Jewelers & Loan Co. Quincy, MA is the premier source of rare coin exchange.

The Jewelers & Loan Co. Quincy, MA, is your professional source for the highest possible cash offers for your used or unwanted gold or silver coins. We provide services to the following towns and counties:

  • Boston
  • South Shore
  • Quincy
  • Dorchester
  • Milton
  • Braintree
  • Hingham
  • Cohasset
  • Weymouth
  • Randolph
  • Holbrook
  • Rockland
  • Abington
  • Hanover
  • Marshfield
  • Pembroke
  • Hanson
  • Whitman
  • Mattapan
  • Lower Mills
  • Plymouth County

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Sell Your Gold, Silver, & Platinum Coins for Cash

Here, at our Massachusetts pawn shop, our coin buyers know the value of many of today’s rarest coins. We are also happy to help our clients determine whether or not the silver and gold coins they want to sell for cash are of any value and how much they can get from selling these coins for cash. Our coin buyers specialize in trade-in rare coins and appraising rare Loan Collections.

Even if you are just searching for an appraisal, our coin dealers can help you get the insight you need with a no-obligation appraisal on your property. When you visit our Quincy, MA pawn shop, we will provide information on the history of the coins you bring in and also some information on the condition of your coins as well. We adhere to the standardized grading conditions of all the coins we appraise. These are the foundational elements of the American Numismatic Association of Grading Standards.

Proof— A coin made for a special occasion that is distinguished by crisp graphics and typically is made with a brilliant surface area. The term proof is used to label the form of manufacture, not its condition. When the term “proof” is used, it sometimes means a superior condition unless otherwise noted and described.

Gem Proof (PF-65)— A specially made coin that is distinguished by sharp details and typically made with a brilliant, mirror-like surface. If you have a proof coin to sell, you will be able to tell by its appearance. The term proof is used to describe the method of manufacture, not its grade. When the term “proof” is used, it is meant to describe a superior condition unless otherwise noted. Loan Collector buyers often refer to coins as “gems,” even though these coins may or may not be different from a “proof” coin as described above.

Choice Proof (PF-60)— This is a type of proof coin where the surface is reflective, with only a few blemishes in secondary focal points. You will likely not even notice the blemishes on these coins because they are not in noticeable areas. There are also no major flaws on choice proof coins.

Proof (PF-60)— A coin that is “proof” may have several contact marks, hairlines, or light rubs on an otherwise mirrored surface. The luster may be dull compared to gem proof or choice proof coins.

Our private coin buyers purchase Canadian, Mexican, French, English, Russian, South American, Chinese, UK, Japanese, and many more foreign country coins.

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Mint States

The terms “mint state” and “uncirculated” have the same meaning. When a coin is considered mint, it shows no trace of wear. These coins vary slightly due to minor imperfections and are based on the following subcategories:

Perfect Uncirculated (MS-70)— This type of coin is in perfect new condition, showing no trace of wear. This coin is the finest quality possible, with no evidence of scratches, handling or contact with other coins. These coins are virtually perfect and the finest quality possible. There are very few circulation-issued coins ever found in this condition. If you feel as though you may have one of these gold coins, bring them into our Quincy, MA jewelry store so we can help you determine if this is the type of coin you have.

Perfect Uncirculated (MS-70) — New condition, showing no trace of wear. This coin is of the finest quality with no evidence of damage. These coins are virtually perfect and of the finest quality for coinage. If you have a coin believed to be in perfect condition, bring them to our Quincy, MA jewelry store so we can further examine it.
Gem Uncirculated (MS-65) — This is an uncirculated coin that is also rated highly. It will be brilliant and will have very few blemishes on the rim or surface of the coin.
Choice Uncirculated (MS-63) — A coin with some contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. The luster on this coin may not be as bright, yet it is still a coin of high-quality.
Uncirculated (MS-60) — This coin has no traces of noticeable wear but will display a few handling and contact marks. The surface of this coin may be lacking in luster. This is the most common type of mint state coin we see in our store.

Choice About Uncirculated (AU-55) — This type of coin has at least three-fourths of its original mint luster.
About Uncirculated (AU-50) — These coins may have traces of light wear on many of the highest points of the coin. At least half of the mint luster will still be present.
Choice Extremely Fine (EF-45) — This type of coin may have overall wear on the high points of the coin. All of the design details are still very sharp, and some of the mint lusters are still evident. We see many of these coins in our Quincy, MA shop.
Extremely Fine (EF-40) — There is light wear on the design of the coin throughout, but all features on the coin are still sharp and well defined. You may still see traces of luster.
Choice Very Fine (VF-30) — This type of coin has a light, even wear on the surface and the highest parts of the design. All the lettering and major features on the coin are sharp. If you have this type of coin, bring it in to our shop for an appraisal on your piece.
Very Fine (VF-20) — This type of coin has moderate wear on all of the design high points. All of the major details on this coin are still clear.
Fine (F-12) — Coins that have a fine grading have moderate to considerable even wear. The entire design of the coin is still bold with an overall pleasing appearance to it.
Very Good (VG-8) — This type of coin is well worn, with the main features still being clear and bold, although the coin is rather flat.
Good (G-4) — A G4 or “Good” grade coin still is heavily worn and has a design that is visible but faint in certain areas. Most of the details in these coins are still flat.
About Good (AG-3) — An AG-3, or “about good” rated coin, is going to be very heavily worn, with portions of the lettering, the date, and the legend has worn smooth. The date is typically barely readable in these coins.

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An Important Note About Selling Rare Coins for Cash

Grading Loan Conditions when buying coins is significantly different than grading gold or silver jewelry. When selling your gold coins, it is important to note that undamaged coins are worth more than damaged ones. Flawless or uncirculated coins are extremely valuable but also extremely rare. In many situations, “flawless looking” coins actually have slight wear and are known in the industry as “sliders.” We encounter far more “sliders” at our Quincy, MA location, than flawless coins in superior condition. Loan Collectors and buyers know that these coins have been cleaned and buffed to appear uncirculated yet have less value than perfect coins.

If you have a gold coin, other coins of value you would like to sell; you will discover our coin buyers purchase a variety of different coins right here at our location in Quincy, MA. Below you can review a brief overview of some of the most valuable coins in today’s market according to our coin dealers. If you think you have one of these rare pieces in your possession, contact our rare coin exchange for a free appraisal.

Pre-Federal Issue and Colonial Issues

Pre-Federal Issue Coins are some of the oldest coins we see in our Quincy, MA store. These coins appeared in the United States before 1793. Many of these foreign coins came from England, Spain, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands. These coins were considered legal tender in America until 1857. Pre-Federal Issue Coins include the following.

British New World Issues:


  • Sommer Island (Bermuda) – These coins were first issued in 1616 and are known as Hogge Money or Hoggies.
  • Massachusetts – There are a few types of coins in this category. The “New England” coins were first issued in 1652. They were the earliest authorized medium of exchange in the New England settlement and were known as wampum. There were also Willow Tree Coinage, Oak Tree Coinage, and Pine Tree Coinage in this category of Pre-Federal coins.
  • Maryland (Lord Baltimore Coinage) – This very rare coin was first issued in 1659 and by 1700 had largely disappeared from commerce.
  • New Jersey St. Patrick or Mark Newby Coinage – This coinage came from Dublin, Ireland in 1663 and was also known as St. Patrick Coppers.

Colonial and Post Colonial Issues

These coins are also quite rare and quite old, but if you think you may have coins from this era, please bring them into our Quincy, MA store. Post-Colonial coins are those from 1783-1792.

Federal Issues

These stamps are less common, as they are typically only used on European jewelry items such as Claddagh rings, Celtic Crosses, and even old pocket watches. Gold jewelry with a 375 stamp on it is likely 9K gold and tends to be very dark in color.

Federal Issues – Federal issued coins can include the following coins. If you want to see if you have valuable federal issue coins like the ones listed below, bring them into our shop for more information and a free appraisal.
Continental Currency – Pieces that were likely made to serve in lieu of a paper dollar. Their exact monetary role is still unknown today.
Half Cents – These coins may not have had a high monetary value at the time, but they can be quite valuable today. These coins were issued between 1793 and 1857.
Large Cents – Large cent coins were issued between 1793 to 1857.
Small Cents – These coins first appeared in 1856 and maybe valuable if you have an authentic one in your possession.
Two-Cent Pieces – If you have a two-cent coin on your hands, it was manufactured between 1864 and 1873 and may be of value.
Three-Cent Pieces – These vintage coins may be quite valuable and were issued between 1851 and 1889.
Nickel Five-Cent Pieces – Nickels can date back as far as 1866.

Half Dimes – These coins are different than Nickel Five-Cent Pieces and may be quite valuable. They were issued between 1794 to 1873.
Dimes – Certain dimes can date back to 1796.
Twenty-Cent Pieces – These vintage coins can be quite valuable. They may be issued between 1875 to 1878, and they are very rare since they were only manufactured for three short years.
Quarter Dollars – Quarters can date back as far as 1796.
Half Dollars – Depending on the condition and the date of the half dollar in your possession, they may be worth more than their technical monetary value. Half dollars can date back to 1794.
Silver and Related Dollars – These coins can date back to 1794.
Gold Dollars – Real, valuable gold dollars were manufactured between 1849 and 1889.
Quarter Eagles – Real Quarter Eagle coins can be quite valuable. They were circulated between 1796-1929.

Three-Dollar Gold Pieces – These gold coins were circulated between 1854 and 1889. They are rare and can be valuable in the right condition.
Four-Dollar Gold Pieces – If you want to sell one of these gold coins for cash, these four-dollar gold pieces may be valuable. Authentic four-dollar gold pieces were created between 1879 and 1880 and are very rare.
Half Eagles – A Half-Eagle coin was circulated between 1795 to 1933.
Eagles – Eagles were circulated between 1795 to 1933.
Double Eagles – Double Eagle coins were circulated between 1849 and 1933. Bring these gold coins into our store for more information on the value of your Double Eagle Coins.
Commemorative – These coins were first manufactured in 1892 to date.
Proof and Mint Sets – These coins were first manufactured in 1936, and the terms proof and mint are used to describe the condition or rating of this coin.


The following coins are classified as bullion coins.

  • Silver bullion coins (1986 to present)
  • Gold bullion coins (1986 to present)
  • Platinum (1997 to present)

If you want to know if your coin is a bullion coin in 1ozt, 10ozt, 100ozt, and 1,000ozt, bring it to our Quincy, MA location for more information.

United States Pattern Pieces

There are certain significant U.S. pattern pieces that have significance. If you have questions about what these coins look like or want to sell coins for cash, bring them into our Quincy, MA pawn shop for an appraisal. Significant U.S. pattern pieces include the following:

  • 1863 Two-Cent Pieces
  • 1836 Gold Dollar
  • 1854 Cent
  • 1856 Half Cent
  • 1866 Lincoln Five-Cent Piece
  • 1868 Cent
  • 1872 Amazonian Quarter
  • 1872 Amazonian Gold $3
  • 1874 Bickford Eagle
  • 1877 Half Union
  • 1879 Quarter Dollar
  • 1879 Dollar
  • 1907 Indian Head Double Eagle
  • 1916 Liberty Walking Half Dollar
  • 1942 Experimental Cent

Want to learn more about these special-pattern U.S. coins? Visit the coin dealers at Jewelers and Loan Co. for more information today.

Other Special Issue Coins

If you want to sell gold coins for cash at our Quincy, MA store, then you may want to know about some of these special issue coins. The term “private gold” is used to reference coins struck outside the United States Mint. The words “territorial” or “state” may also be used. These are some of the private and territorial gold pieces you may wish to sell at our Quincy, MA pawn shop.

Templeton Reid – There are two types of coins in this category. The Georgia Gold 1830 and California 1849. These coins dated back to the 19th century and were struck by a jeweler and gunsmith, Templeton Reid.
The Bechtlers – These coins were circulated between 1831 and 1852 from skilled German metallurgist Christopher Bechtler. There are Carolina and Georgia issued coins as well as August Bechtler coins.
Norris, Gregg, and Norris – These gold coins were from San Francisco in 1849.
Moffat and Co.San Francisco – 1849-1853 gold coins.
Coins from the United States Assay Office – These coins date back to 1851.
Miners’ Bank Coins – These coins were from San Francisco in 1849.
Kellogg and Co. – San Francisco coins from 1854-1855. These are very rare, but if you have and want to sell these gold coins, please bring them to our Quincy, MA pawn shop.
Oregon Exchange Company – These gold coins from Oregon City date back to 1849 and have a unique history dating back to the discovery of gold in California.
Colorado Cold Pieces – These gold coins were made in Denver from 1860-1861.
California Small Denomination Gold – Starting in 1852, these small coins were part of the California gold rush. They include the octagonal quarter dollar, the round quarter dollar, the octagonal half dollar, the round half dollar, the octagonal dollar, and the round dollar.
Coins of the Golden West – These are small souvenir California pieces made in the early 20th century.
California Gold Ingot Kilo Bars – Looking to get cash for gold kilo bars? If you have them, bring them to our Quincy, MA pawn shop for an appraisal.
Hard Times Tokens – These tokens and coins were privately minted from 1832 to 1844.
Civil War Tokens – If you have vintage tokens from the 1860s, bring them into our Quincy, MA jewelry store for more information about the authenticity of your coin.

Rare Coin Trade & Exchange at Our Quincy, MA Store Location

If you have one or a few of these coins in your possession or feel as though you have valuable coins to sell, bring them into our rare coin exchange in Quincy, MA office for more information. We can do a rare coin appraisal right here in our office, or you can fill out an online appraisal application and send your coin in through the mail.

We will provide you with a no-obligation offer on what we can pawn your coins for or what the coins are worth in cash. We guarantee that there is no better place to turn to when you want to sell gold coins for cash. Come visit us at our Quincy, MA jewelry store today so we can help you get the cash you deserve for your unwanted gold coins.

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How are coin prices determined?

Coin prices are based on multiple aspects. The circulation status, year, content of metal, rarity, type of coin, and professional-grade are all factors in coin pricing. Prices are generally determined by the content of metal, grey sheet and blue sheet pricing, and the demand.

My coins are in excellent condition, how much money can I sell them for?

Coins have more than seventy different possible grades they are judged by. PCGS & NGC are reputable coin grading companies you could seek guidance from for grade authentication.

I thoroughly cleaned my coins, now they look great!

Our team of Loan Collection buyers advises you never to clean gold, silver, or platinum coins. By doing so, you can significantly decrease the overall value of the coins you clean. If you want to know the value of your uncleaned coins, bring them to The Jewelers & Loan Co. in Quincy, MA.

If you are looking for a rare coin exchange with private coin experts in the rare coin market, The Jeweler & Loan Co. Quincy, MA, should be your only resource. We also offer the following services to our clients that include buying Rolex watches, buying diamonds, buying old coins, buying jewelry for cash, buying gold for cash, buying silverware for cash, and buying silver for cash.

We service the following locations; Boston, South Shore, Quincy, Dorchester, Milton, Braintree, Hingham, Cohasset, Weymouth, Randolph, Holbrook, Rockland, Abington, Hanover, Norwell, Marshfield, Pembroke, Hanson, Whitman, Mattapan, Lower Mills, and elsewhere in Plymouth County.

If you are in need of a reputable pawn shop to sell gold, silver, platinum, jewelry, coins and more, give The Jewelers & Loan Co. Quincy, MA. For more information, contact us today.

Half Cents

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Two Cents, Three Cents & Half Dimes

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Half Dollars

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$1-$3 Gold Coins

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$5-$10 Gold Coins

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$20 Gold and Bullion

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