This past Saturday I had the opportunity to meet the owner and team at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. I didn’t know what to expect but they made me feel both comfortable and safe. I went through my collection of jewelry, both broken pieces and things I thought were of no value at all. They took the time to explain what each carat weight was worth and they helped me sort through my items. I was amazed at what they gave me for things I would never wear or use. I would recommend you stop in and speak to them, you might be as pleasantly surprised as I was.
Rare coin values can be a highly tricky and subjective arena to navigate within the numismatic universe. To determine a rare coin value means to place an extreme measure of scrutiny to the piece and is usually done through the eyes of many coin professionals collectively working together to come up with a final appraisal. Every coin professional can generally recite the key dates or better dates from any series of U.S. coins and many have a much broader knowledge when it comes to foreign coins. Once identifying a coin as being a rare coin within a series, it then becomes a painstaking process looking for minting flaws, wear patterns, surface scratches and marks, rim damage, evidence of cleaning, stage of circulation and, finally, pouring over the finer details of the coin. If many of these qualifiers are evident in a particular key date or better date coin, it could disqualify it as being a rare coin. Many times even the most minute detail can affect the rare coin value dramatically. If a rare coin is discovered to be in an uncirculated state, just the slightest scratch could be the difference of hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the final determination of that rare coin value.