Old & Antique Coin Buyer Near Boston, MA
Most have silver or gold coins sitting around their house, in a jewelry box, on a shelf, in a safety deposit box, or even in a 5-gallon container that turned into the family vacation fund. If you are looking for top coin buyers near you, we can assist you at The Jewelers & Loan Co. of Quincy, Massachusetts, with the coins you may have in your possession. Coins can be fun and exciting!
We’d like to offer some tips when it comes to collecting coins. Firstly, do NOT clean the coins. If you are unable to see the date on the coin, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s valuable. Just because a coin is old or pre-1900s, that does not necessarily mean it is rare and worth a lot of money. Some may think that if a coin is in excellent condition, it must be highly valuable! Well, coins have over seventy varying grading conditions. There are several counterfeits circling around out there, so be careful.
The most common Pre 1964- United States Coinage is silver. Nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and dollars from that time are 90% silver and worth more than their face values. Coins pre-dating 1964 that could potentially hold value are Silver Morgan and peace dollars, Kennedy and Benjamin Franklin half-dollars, silver Mercury dimes, Roosevelt and Barber dimes, silver George Washington Quarters, standing liberty silver quarter war nickels, and more.
Our pawn shop purchases Canadian, Mexican, French, English, Russian, South American, Chinese, Japanese, and more coins from foreign countries.
Coin pricing is determined by several factors. For the sake of simplicity, rarity, metal composition, condition, origin, and age are the primary factors. There are publications such as GreySheet and Blue Sheet, which are guides to coin pricing, as well as coin auctions, and the metal spot markets where coin values may be determined.
While many customers come to our Quincy, MA pawn shop because they want to sell their gold or diamond jewelry, we also buy gold coins and other valuable coins from our customers. We pride ourselves on being the Quincy, MA experts when it comes to valuable, rare, and vintage coins. We are the best place in the area to turn to when you want to sell gold coins for cold hard cash.
We also buy, sell and pawn online now, too! You can instantly get an appraisal and an offer on your gold coins — all from the comfort of your home.
Buying today’s most valuable coins
Here at our pawn shop in Massachusetts, we understand the value of many of today’s most rare coins. We buy, sell, and pawn valuable coins right here in the shop. We are happy to assist our customers in determining whether the old coins they have sitting around their home are valuable, as well as how much they can get from trading in these coins for cash.
If you are just searching for an appraisal for your coins, we can get the insight you need on your items with a no-obligation appraisal. Our team is able to provide information on the history of your coin, and also shed some light on the condition of your coin as well. We adhere to the standard grading conditions of coins, which are all elements of the American Numismatic Association of Grading Standards.
Proof— 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.
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. Coin collectors 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.
The terms “mint state” and “uncirculated” are interchangeable. These terms mean that a coin shows no trace of wear at all. These coins may vary due to relatively 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.
Gem Uncirculated (MS-65)— This type of coin is an uncirculated coin that is also quite rated. It may be brilliant or lightly toned and will have very few contact marks on the surface or rim.
Choice Uncirculated (MS-63)— A coin with some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. The luster on this coin may be impaired. It is still a high-quality coin.
Uncirculated (MS-60)— This coin has no trace of wear, but it may show a few contact marks from being handled. The surface of this coin may be spotted or lack certain luster. This is a 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 is 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 coin has light, even wear on its surface and the highest parts of the design. All lettering and major features on the coin are sharp. If you think that you may have this type of coin, bring it into our shop in Quincy, MA, for an appraisal on your piece.
Very Fine (VF-20)— All major details on this coin are still clear. However, there will be moderate wear on all of the design high points.
Fine (F-12)— Coins with a fine grading will showcase moderate to considerable even wear. The entire design of the coin is still bold with an overall appealing appearance to it.
Very Good (VG-8)— This type of coin is well worn with the main features still being clear and bold. However, these types of coins are 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)— AG-3, or “about good” rated coins are going to be very heavily worn. Portions of the lettering, the date, as well as the legend will be worn smooth. The date is usually barely readable in these coins.
An important note
Grading coin conditions are very different from grading gold or silver jewelry. When selling your gold coins for cash, it is essential to note that undamaged coins are worth far more than compromised coins, whether they be bent, corroded, scratched, holed, nickeled, stained or mutilated. Flawless or uncirculated coins are extremely valuable, but also very rare. In most cases, “flawless looking” coins are actually slightly worn coins. These are known as “sliders.” Our team sees far more “sliders” come through our store than true flawless coins. These are coins that someone has cleaned and buffed to appear like uncirculated coins and will ultimately have less value than perfect pieces.
If you have a gold coin or a collection of other valuable coins you would like to sell, you’ll be happy to know that we buy a number of different coins right here in our office! Below is an overview of some of today’s most valuable collectible coins, and the history behind what renders these coins so unique. If you are under the impression that you have one of these unique coins in your possession, bring it over to our Quincy, MA pawn shop for your free, no-obligation appraisal.
Additionally, you can always take a look at some of the current rates of today’s most valuable coins to get a better idea of what some of these items are worth.
Pre-Federal Issue and Colonial Issues
These coins are some of the oldest we see in our Quincy, MA pawn shop. These coins appeared in the United States prior to 1793. Many of these foreign coins came from counties from all over the world, such as England, Spain, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands. These coins were considered legal tender in the U.S. until 1857. Pre-Federal Issue Coins include the following.
British New World Issues:
- Sommer Island (Bermuda) – Also known as Hogge Money, or simply Hoggies, these coins were first issued in 1616.
- Massachusetts – There are a few types of coins in this category. The “New England” coins were first issued in 1652, and were the earliest authorized medium of exchange in the New England settlement. They were known as wampum. There were also Willow Tree, Oak Tree, and Pine Tree Coinage in this category of Pre-Federal coins.
- Maryland (Lord Baltimore Coinage) – This very rare coin was first issued in 1659. By 1700, this coin had more or less disappeared from commerce altogether.
- 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 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.
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 – If you want to determine if you have valuable federal issue coins like the ones listed below, bring or ship them to our shop for more information and a free, no-pressure appraisal.
Continental Currency – These pieces were likely made to serve in lieu of a paper dollar. To this day, their exact monetary role is still unknown.
Half Cents – Issued between 1793 and 1857, these coins may not have had a high monetary value at the time they were originally created, but they can be quite valuable today.
Large Cents – These types of coins were issued between 1793 to 1857.
Small Cents – These types of coins first appeared in 1856 and could be valuable if you have an authentic item in your possession.
Two-Cent Pieces – If you have a two-cent coin in your posession, it means you have a piece that was manufactured between 1864 and 1873.
Three-Cent Pieces – Issued between 1851 and 1889, these vintage coins may be quite valuable.
Nickel Five-Cent Pieces – Nickels can date back as far as 1866.
Half Dimes – Issued between 1794 and 1873, these coins are different than Nickel Five-Cent Pieces and may be quite valuable
Dimes – Dimes can date back to 1796.
Twenty-Cent Pieces – They may be issued between 1875 to 1878, and they are rare since they were only manufactured for three years.
Quarter Dollars – These types of items can date back as far as 1796.
Half Dollars – While a true appraisal depends on the condition and the original date of the half dollar you have in your possession, it may be worth more than its technical monetary value. These can date back to 1794, as can Silver and related dollars.
Silver and Related Dollars – These coins can date back to 1794.
Gold Dollars – Real, genuine 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 correct condition.
Four-Dollar Gold Pieces – If you are looking to sell one of these gold coins for cash, four-dollar gold pieces may prove to be incredibly valuable. Genuine four-dollar gold pieces were manufactured between 1879 and 1880 and are extremely 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. The terms proof and mint are used to describe the condition or rating of these coins.
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, bring it into our Quincy, MA location for more information.
United States Pattern Pieces
There are certain U.S. pattern pieces that have significance. If you have questions or concerns about what these coins look like, or simply 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 US coins? Visit the coin experts at Jewelers & Loan Co. for more information today.
Other Special Issue Coins
If you want to sell gold coins for cold, hard cash at our Quincy, MA store, then you may want to know about some special issue coins. The term “private gold” is used to reference coins that were struck outside of the United States Mint. The words “territorial” or “state” may be used as well. These are some of the private and territorial gold pieces you may wish to sell at our Quincy, MA store.
Templeton Reid– There are two types of coins in this category. The Georgia Gold 1830 and California 1849. These coins date back to the 19th century and were struck by 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 are 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 are 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 into 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 Bars– Looking to get cash for gold bars? If you have them, bring them into 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.
How to Sell Gold Coins at Our Quincy, MA Store
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 Quincy, MA pawn shop for additional information. Our team can do an appraisal right here in our office. Alternatively, you can fill out an online appraisal application and send your coin via mail.
Our buyers will provide you with a no-obligation offer on what we can pawn your coins for or what the coins are worth. We’re proud to be able to guarantee that there is no better place to turn to when you want to sell gold coins for cash! We invite you to 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.
How are coin prices determined?
Coin prices are predicated on many factors. The year, the circulation, metal content, rarity, type of coin, and whether they are considered circulated, uncirculated, proof, mint set, proof mint set, or commemorative are just some of the many considerations. Prices are typically determined by the metal content, grey sheet pricing, blue sheet pricing, and the demand based on collector and consumer trends in the overall coin market place.
My coin is in great condition. How much cash can I get for it?
Coins have 70+ different possible grades. PCGS & NGC are reputable coin grading companies someone could turn to for accurate grades of condition and authenticity.
I cleaned my gold and silver coin(s), now the coin is in perfect condition!
We advise you do NOT clean your gold, platinum, or silver coins. Doing so can actually decrease the coins’ value. Bring it to a professional who is knowledgeable in the area of coins so you can receive an accurate appraisal.
Antique Coin Buyers in Massachusetts
We buy old and antique coins from residents in the following communities throughout Massachusetts:
|● Boston||● South Shore||● Quincy|
|● Dorchester||● Milton||● Braintree|
|● Hingham||● Cohasset||● Weymouth|
|● Randolph||● Holbrook||● Rockland|
|● Abington||● Hanover||● Marshfield|
|● Pembroke||● Hanson||● Whitman|
|● Mattapan||● Lower Mills||● Plymouth County|
You would be surprised how many people have gold or silver coins somewhere in their home. Whether you’re holding on to a childhood coin collection or you have discovered more coins than you knew you had, it’s always prudent to check the value of your old, rare, and antique coins. More people than you’d expect have reserves of rare, old, and antique coins hidden in safety deposit boxes, jewelry boxes, and even under the mattress. If you are seeking qualified old coin buyers with a long-standing reputation for quality service, look no further than The Jewelers & Loan Co. of Quincy.
Antique and Old Coin Buyers and the Appraisal Process
At The Jewelers & Loan Co. of Quincy, we’ve been building our expert knowledge of the antique and rare coin world for years. We are happy to offer simple tips to help you understand the value of your rare, old, and antique coins and help you get the most for them with our Cash for Gold, Cash for Silver and other cash incentives.
We Are Rare Coin Buyers
One of the most important tips we can offer to our clients is to temper your expectations. Though it is common for regular people to discover old and valuable coins within their collection, not all old or antique coins are inherently valuable. Some people erroneously assume that just because the date is hard to read or pre-dates 1900, that the coin must be worth a fortune. At The Jewelers & Loan Co. of Quincy, we do not clean coins, and we advise you do not either. The value of rare and antique coins is determined based on a variety of grading conditions. Counterfeit coins are especially common, so there is an essential process to verify the authenticity as well.
With the help of our talented team at The Jewelers & Loan Co. of Quincy, you can feel confident about the ins and outs of the rare and antique coin buying business and that you have chosen a Gold Coin Buyer you can trust.
Sell Your Old Coins to the Buyers At Our Local Pawn Shop
Silver from before 1964 is the most common coinage in the United States. Prior to 1964, all nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and dollars were 90 percent silver and they are currently worth far more than the face value of their coinage. Other common United States coins include the Silver Morgan, peace dollars, Kennedy half dollars, Benjamin Franklin half dollars, silver mercury dimes, Roosevelt dollars, Barber dimes, silver George Washington quarters, standing liberty silver quarter war nickels, among others.
At The Jewelers & Loan Co. of Quincy, we don’t limit ourselves to United States coinage. We also purchase Canadian, Mexican, French, English, Russian, South American, Chinese, Japanese, and many more foreign country coins.
Determining Coin Pricing
Coin pricing is based on various determining factors, and there are over seventy possible grades. In simplest terms, we look at the rarity, metal composition, condition, origin, and age as the main factors for determining coin value. We don’t do this arbitrarily though. Publications such as GreySheet and Blue Sheet are the official industry guidelines to coin pricing and they inform coin auctions and the metal spot market prices.
Sell Rare and Old Coins to Our Buyers
We are proud to report that our Massachusetts pawn shop keeps a pulse on the value of many rare coins. We are happy to buy, sell, and pawn rare coins with confidence. If you suspect you may possess old, rare, or antique coins, come on into our shop, and we will help you determine their value and decide on if you would like to sell them.
Even if your sole interest is appraising the value of your coins, we can help. Our appraisal process is no-obligation. Once you come into our shop, we will be able to provide additional information on the history of your coin, and establish a baseline of value from the condition of the coin. We base all our appraisals on the standing grading conditions of coins as outlined in the American Numismatic Association of Grading Standards.
Sell or Trade Numismatic Coins
What is the Numismatic value?
Numismatic value is the technical term for the reasonable valuation of a coin based on the rarity, or scarcity, of said coin. This value is based on the Numismatic fair market value, which considers scarcity, condition, supply, and demand. Even coins that wouldn’t technically be considered rare can have a high scarcity rate under some conditions. As a coin becomes more difficult to find, it can be assumed that its numismatic value will reflect that.
Coins are graded on a scale of 1 to 70. There are stringent guidelines set by The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Independent Coin Graders (ICG) as to how coins should be rated with only flawless coins earning a score of 70. Condition is one of only many factors taken into account to determine a coin’s numismatic value.
Supply also plays a part in the appraised value of a coin. If a coin has been out of circulation for a while or has otherwise decreased in supply, this may also be reflected in the coin’s numismatic value.
Trust The Buyers at Jewelers & Loan Co. of Quincy With Your Rare, Antique, and Old Coins
For all your rare, old, and antique coin needs, trust the buyers at The Jewelers & Loan Co. of Quincy. We are proud to subscribe to and stay up-to-date on insider information about the coin industry, and we will help you get the fairest and most accurate valuation for all your coins. Contact us today or schedule an appointment! Keep in mind that we are also happy to offer Cash for Jewelry services, we are proud diamond buyers, and we are always in the market for people looking to sell sterling silverware.
We service communities throughout MA, including 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.
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