HOLIDAY MARKET PROJECTIONS: Our short and long-term recommendation is that you SELL your unwanted coins, jewelry, and collectibles N-O-W. Think about it logically: who do you know that actually has a hobby? When was the last time you passed a coin store? The sad truth is that kids don't collect, they play on their smart phones. And fashions never truly return, there is always some kind of twist that makes yesteryear's treasure obsolete. So don't try to "time the market." Don't fall into the mistaken belief that it "has to go up at some point." It doesn't. It won't. Capiche? There is a misconception that silver and gold are good historical investments. With the exception of a few lucky timers, this is NOT the case. You are better off paying down debt or helping out the grandkids than trying to time the market. Trust me on this. I love collecting. But when it comes to personal investing, I don't think anything beats a diversified stock portfolio and zero debt.

And when you do decide to sell, you should know there is exactly ONE A.N.A.-listed dealer in this county who is an Institute graduate and 25-year/life member, meets the requirements for an IRS 8283 Qualified Appraiser, and complies with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) code. Can you guess who?

HOLIDAY MARKET PROJECTIONS: Our short and long-term recommendation is that you SELL your unwanted coins, jewelry, and collectibles N-O-W. Think about it logically: who do you know that actually has a hobby? When was the last time you passed a coin store? The sad truth is that kids don't collect, they play on their smart phones. And fashions never truly return, there is always some kind of twist that makes yesteryear's treasure obsolete. So don't try to "time the market." Don't fall into the mistaken belief that it "has to go up at some point." It doesn't. It won't. Capiche? There is a misconception that silver and gold are good historical investments. With the exception of a few lucky timers, this is NOT the case. You are better off paying down debt or helping out the grandkids than trying to time the market. Trust me on this. I love collecting. But when it comes to personal investing, I don't think anything beats a diversified stock portfolio and zero debt.

And when you do decide to sell, you should know there is exactly ONE A.N.A.-listed dealer in this county who is an Institute graduate and 25-year/life member, meets the requirements for an IRS 8283 Qualified Appraiser, and complies with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) code. Can you guess who?

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Questions and Answers

Q. Included in a modest coin collection I inherited is an uncirculated silver dollar that has a bronze like patina, which I'm told is OK. However, there is also a bit of green. Should that be removed? How may I safely do so? thank you -- Mike B.

Asked by Michael B. on Mar 4, 2018

Dear Michael,

That's like asking a dentist the safe way to fill your own cavity. Odds are an untrained person will do irreversible damage. If the "green" corrosion is very light it may be salvageable. If it's a valuable piece. I offer conservation services that may be worth it. To illustrate: I was doing an appraisal for a lawyer in Bronxville who purchased a commercial coin product over the Internet to clean an uncirculated 1884-S Morgan Dollar, which had a value of $7,000. His efforts removed the toning and rendered it into a "details" coin worth $200.

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