3 Questions to Ask During Your Appraisal

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Having coins, gold, or stamps appraised is a first for many individuals. In order to help you receive all of the information that you want and need from your upcoming appraisal, we’ve listed a few questions that you should ask during the appointment. As always, if you would like information beforehand, do not hesitate to contact Coins of the Realm, your local authorized coin and gold dealer near Gaithersburg.

How Much Are My Valuables Worth?
A common question that many people ask during their appraisal is how much money their items are worth. Coins, stamps, and other similar items can vary significantly in value, depending on their condition, rarity, and market demand. After your items are assessed, the appraiser will be able to give you an estimate of what those items are worth. Then you can decide if you would rather keep your collectibles or sell the items to the coin dealer.

How Can I Take Care of My Items?
If you would like to hold on to your items after the appraisal, ask the coin dealer how to best take care of those items, especially if they are particularly valuable. For example, coins should generally not be cleaned in any circumstances and should always be handled by their edges. This will prevent the coins from becoming damaged and losing their value. Depending on what your specific valuables are, the appraiser will be able to give you clear advice on how to keep those precious items in excellent condition.

Will the Final Appraisal Amount Be Accurate?
While going through the appraisal, most people want to make sure that their valuables are given a fair estimate. You should always ask for clarification surrounding the logistics of the appraisal process and ask any follow up questions you may have. The appraiser can take you step-by-step through the valuation and explain the appraisal results to you.

Coins of the Realm has been in the coin business for almost 40 years. We are committed to providing the Gaithersburg area with great service and expert appraisal services. If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our appraisal specialists, call (301) 340-1640.

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Why Choose Coins of the Realm, Inc.?

  • Free storefront parking providing easy access.
  • Established in 1974 and still under original ownership and management providing decades of expertise in all aspects of buying and selling.
  • Financial Security – Since opening in April of 1974 every transaction of every size has been completed successfully without issue. Bank references available.
  • We provide accurate information in a professional no pressure environment allowing you to make sound decisions to sell, keep or buy collectibles and precious metals.